Shadowdale has ratings and 91 reviews. Mike (the Paladin) said: Okay, I picked this up because our D&D group is or has begun a game in (cue portent. Shadowdale (Forgotten Realms: Avatar Trilogy, Book One) [Richard Awlinson, Jeff Easley] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When the. Shadowdale (Forgotten Realms: Avatar Trilogy, Book 1) [Scott Ciencin] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. An all-new version of one of the.

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Next up is the 2nd book in this series Tantras.

Realms Helps – Shadowdale

Shadowdale was a bit of a disappointment. Beholder Drow dark elf Githyanki Illithid mind flayer Lich. They rely too much on the gaming aspect. Forgive the blanket sexism; I think it’s true.

Great start to the series. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Fortunately, the story takes shape later on.

And I loved all of the lore covered in this book. Dark Sun Dark Sun: As punishment, Ao forces them all into human bodies and casts them down to the Realms to, I guess, learn humility or something. Lists with This Book.


A lot of plot points seemed glossed over or just alluded to instead of the author actually taking the time to show us what’s happening. Cyric was alright, but he needed something a bit extra to drive him. Next up is th It’s hard going back and reading these first books in the Forgotten Realms setting.


As a result, the head of the gods, Ao, has stripped the gods of their godhood; and magic has become unstable, until those tablets are returned. This article needs additional citations for verification.

Hopefully I can make it through the next two books of the Avatar Trilogy. Want to Read saving…. One, I hope whichever editor decided to allow “Spanish moss” into the text got a good telling off.

I counted no less than three glaring instances of deus ex machina. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Going into this, I was concerned, but I decided that due to my appreciation of the Forgotten Realms’ Pantheon, that if I were to read an Forgotten realms book it should be from the Avatar series.

So, despite my mixed shadwdale, the book was okay and I’ll read the rest. Needless to say, I will flag at this point that I would not be recommending this trilogy to anybody: In any case, books like Shadowdale may well be gateways to the great sophistication of Tolkien or GRR Martin, or perhaps the life of a reader in general.

Unfortunately, if you know little of the Realms or if you’re not a gamer, you probably won’t enjoy this book. Feb 27, Daniel Millard rated it it was ok Shelves: May 11, Nathan rated it liked it.

Shadowdale (Forgotten Realms: Avatar #1) by Scott Ciencin

Feb 11, Shadlwdale Meehan rated it really liked it Shelves: To make this worse what seems like a few days as you read the book ends up being a journey that spans a month!

Not many people at all. Storia potenzialmente molto interessante, ma sviluppata in maniera non molto convincente. Until the action starts.


Some of them even died, though there was a catch — if a god dies, they die quite spectacularly, and usually in the form of a nuclear explosion.

I first read Shadowdale around 20 years ago, and certain scenes stuck with me from then right until the moment I re-read them days ago with a boyish grin on my face. As a result all of the gods were cast out of the heavens and into the Realms as punishment and were to wonder around until the culprit stepped forward which, being evil gods, they did not. dealms

In the Realms, if a solution to a problem is needed, then one travels to visit Elminster, which is what the adventurers do, and which is why this story is called Shadowdale namely because that is where Elminster lives. Shadowdale is the work of a fledgling author writing under one assumes less-than-ideal conditions. It’s all quite contrived. For the Forgotten Realms town, see Shadowdale town. All action scenes were substantially better written. It is the Time of Troubles, the gods and goddesses are walking Faerun, and this is kind of awesome, or realmss was, if you were a fan of the setting as it was in those days.