Canticle: The Cleric Quintet, Book I

Canticle: The Cleric Quintet, Book I

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by R. A. Salvatore
     
 

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A classic adventure from the creator of Drizzt!

High in the Snowflake Mountains sits the Edificant Library, a place of scholarly study for priests, bards, and others. Now from the hidden vaults beneath the library a devastating curse is unleashed, and a young cleric must battle the terrifying creatures set loose by a malevolent, consuming essence that's been

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A classic adventure from the creator of Drizzt!

High in the Snowflake Mountains sits the Edificant Library, a place of scholarly study for priests, bards, and others. Now from the hidden vaults beneath the library a devastating curse is unleashed, and a young cleric must battle the terrifying creatures set loose by a malevolent, consuming essence that's been released, before his own brethren turn against him. Cadderly must put his studies to the test and enter the catacombs far below to save his brothers and himself.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786954322
Publisher:
Wizards of the Coast
Publication date:
08/16/2011
Series:
Forgotten Realms Cleric Quintet Series , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
63,825
File size:
2 MB

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Forgotten Realms: Canticle (Cleric Quintet #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
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I usually love this aurthor but book was hard to get into. Maybe book 2 will be better
Elric More than 1 year ago
This is a great read I first read this long ago, and I enjoyed it utterly. It holds up well on the re-read. It's a well-written, fun story and it's interesting how something as innocuous acting on your heart's desire without thought for the consequences can be so dangerous. The book tells the story of a young priest with an insatiable curiosity who is manipulated into releasing a curse that causes all the inhabitants and visitors of the monk's monastery to act out their deepest desires, and of course, he has to put thing right. This becomes a standard quest story, but that's not a bad thing. Salvatore is able to use simple tools very well and build a beautiful tale from the most common of materials. This is a fun story. Don't look to hard. It's not high literature, but it is a very good story and a fun adventure, have a good time.
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Salvatore is a master at story progression and character development. The Canticle is page turner that you never want to end. Luckily, book II is readily available to satiate your Cadderly and Danica fix.
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mattmanp More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable read about a reluctant hero who is forced to take on evil with a fun group of sidekicks.
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I blame this book for my addiction to Forgotten Realms books. It is a wonderful start to a very well written series. If you have ever played D&D or just enjoy fantasy books you will love this book!
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BluHawk More than 1 year ago
Although these characters are some of my favorites from Salvatore's origional FR series, I didn't like this book as much. The plot felt slow, but I think the biggest problem was my high expectations. I bet it would have been a lot better had I read it before getting to know the characters in the other series. In any case, It provides a great back history about Cadderly and his friends, and is a must-read for any die-hard fan! I am sure it will only get better from here...
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laramac More than 1 year ago
i think i mainly read salvatore's books for the drizzt character in his other series. i found this book slightly disappointing, its like reading tolkien's hobbit after reading the lord of the rings. anyway, the story line is cute, the characters adorable, but the plot is predictable.
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1121MR More than 1 year ago
the reason this is a good book is because R.A. Salvatore is a very descriptive auther and i prefer descriptive over action because it is more like you are seeing the story with your own eyes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this series. Mainly because of the how much salvatore focused on making the reader understand the charactors in the book. I should just let u know this whole series is increadbly hard to put down, I spent many days on these books enven time durring school. I recomend that any one who is a D&D fan to read these books
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was excellent. The book kept bringing me into the Forgotten Realms. It was liek I was right in the book with the characters. The book helped me bring my Cleric in D&D to life by showing me how some clerics act.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very good storyline. Read this book, then read the other four after in the series within a month. The story line was filled with action, almost never slowed down. Simular to playing a fast paced RPG computer game.