Blackstaff Tower (Forgotten Realms Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep Series)

Blackstaff Tower (Forgotten Realms Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep Series)

by Steven E. Schend
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Blackstaff Tower 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous 26 days ago
From start to finish this book was epic!!
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A couple of other reviewers get the point across. Normally I enjoy reading Forgotten Realms books but not this time. The best part f the book is the free sample you can download. Anyway, the book: Typical D&D plot of strangers meeting, suddenly becoming fast friends in just a couple of pages. The skinny girl hates a guy then becomes attracted to him, then he dies...in just a couple pages. Sweet, Sad, or Suspenseful parts of the story fail to be. This book is great at helping you fall asleep at night.The storyline is disjointed and choppy, very choppy.
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Sekhemkhet More than 1 year ago
I absolutely enjoyed this book! So far I have read Mistshore and Downshadow in the Waterdeep Series and they were simple adventure books with decent characters and an okay plot. Blackstaff Tower on the other hand is full of amazing characters, a rich plot, and all the action, adventure, annoying setbacks and exciting comebacks that a book this short could offer. This book is well written and easy to follow along. The scenarios are easily imaginable and the action is fast-paced and intense. A group of unsuspecting heroes, an insane wizard, outlandish spells, and plenty of wild creatures & beasts...welcome to Blackstaff Tower. I strongly recommend this book.
BamletApplebaum More than 1 year ago
I'm not by any means a "hardcore" realms reader. I don't really have any strong opinions about the whole spellplague thing or the different timelines. I started reading the realms books with the Songs and Swords series by Elaine Cunningham, and then moved on to Salvatore's Drizzt books. Some of my favorite realms authors are Cunningham, Greenwood, and Paul Kemp.. among others. I wouldn't put Blackstaff Tower up very high among my favorite realms books, but it was a pretty entertaining read none-the-less. Some of the characters didn't seem fleshed out as well as I would like, but the story is great for giving you a better sense of the kind of place Waterdeep (and particularly Blackstaff Tower) is in this time period.
CraigInMaumee More than 1 year ago
The book is too by the numbers. Schend used the same type of plot so many dungeons and dragons stories use. A band of heroes (made up of a warrior, a wizard, a barbarian, a thief, and others) set out to save the town from an evil wizard. Typical with this type of plot, the heroes must be gathered together. With just a few pages, Schend takes the characters from total strangers to fast friends. The relationships created are too generic.

This book attempts to bring the reader into the 4th Edition of Forgotten Realms Role Playing Game¿s universe. You get to see what Waterdeep is like a hundred years after the Spellplague. The book fails to get me interested in the same places I enjoyed before the Spellplague. The publishers at Wizards of the Coast took a chance by shaking things up with the Spellplague and advancing the timeline a hundred years. So far, I¿m not impressed.