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Forgotten Realms: Condemnation (War of the Spider Queen #3)

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6 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

price savings?

Where is the price savings? eBook $5.19 paperback $6.29 There should be a larger savings for an eBook considering that it isn't printed, shipped, etc.

posted by 4166009 on July 21, 2010

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Condemnation, the War of the Spider Queen, Book 3

Richard Baker is my least favorite of the authors of the 'War of the Spider Queen' series, so far. His writing is not as imaginative as the previous two. It's kind of dry, and reads like someone chronicled the events rather than storytelling. But don't get me wrong. The...
Richard Baker is my least favorite of the authors of the 'War of the Spider Queen' series, so far. His writing is not as imaginative as the previous two. It's kind of dry, and reads like someone chronicled the events rather than storytelling. But don't get me wrong. The story itself and the events that are unfolding are very interesting and very good. If only the entire book was as fantastic and well written as the last few chapters! The Menzoberranyr adventurers narrowly make their escape from the destruction of Ched Nasad, to find their selves in the burning World Above great desert. They continue their search for the Vhaeraunite priest, Tzirik, for answers to Lolth's continued silence, traveling through dangerous perils in the lands of Faerun, to the Demon Web pits on the astral plane. On their quest, one of Pharaun's spells gives a prediction that each of the party members will betray one another, except for one. But who will it be? Throughout the book, Halisstra struggles with inner turmoil. Baker makes an introduction to Nimor, the Anointed Blade and Lord Dyrr of the Jaezred Chaulssin, whom constructed the destruction of Ched Nasad, and has targeted Menzoberranzan with an army of 5,000. Kaanyr Vhok sends Aliisza as his emissary to join the war against Menzoberranzan, meeting at the Pillars of Woe. Nimor must keep Kaanyr and Crown Prince Horgar, of the Gracklstugh duergar army, focused on destroying Menzoberranzan, rather than one another.

posted by brjunkie on December 29, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2004

    From a big fun of Menzoberranzan and Lolth

    The book is not what i expected, but it keep the story going. I liked it at the begging and the fight of the black spider army is awesome. Also each author changes characters a lot. Nimor sounds like a dwarf, and Ryld always drinks, whats up with that. Over all the book is worth to read, but be ready for some disappointments. I hope the story will get better...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2003

    Overall not that bad but...

    After reading some of the reviews I still don¿t understand why someone hasn¿t pointed out the huge mistake in the story!!! I don¿t want to give a spoiler out so I won¿t go into details but at one point Quenthel tells Jeggred to do something and he isn¿t even with them!! That should tell you that this book, even though it advanced the storyline, was not though out very well in my opinion. I¿m not the type to complain about mistakes in grammar in a book but story is flat out wrong there¿s a problem. Even with all that it was a good book and it does give a good cliff hanger at the end. I would have given three stars but for the mistake in the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2003

    well

    This book definitly mutilated some characters I had come to know and like. When would Pharaun EVER say, 'Damn it, I'm good?' And Quenthel. All the characters seemed cheapened and less complex. The book was decent. Read it only so you can know what happens, and then you can move on to the fourth, and hopefully better, book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2003

    Its good,, but yet disappointing

    I enjoyed the first 2 books, but this book didn't really flow like the rest of them. It seems to have focused more on the game aspects of things EX: (The fight scene with the beholder) Also Pharuan seems to be taken out of the picture.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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