Neversfall: The Citadels

Neversfall: The Citadels

by Ed Gentry

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Monsters and mystery in a remote stronghold - explore the Citadels of the Forgotten Realms(R)!

Neversfall was supposed to be Estagund's stronghold in the wilds of monster-ridden Veldorn, an unassailable citadel to protect the southern lands. Then the regiment holding Neversfall disappeared, leaving no hint of what took them. The replacement forces find themselves attacked from both within and without the fortress's walls. Besieged by monsters and men, a mercenary captain and an elite warrior must work together to discover out who their enemy really is.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786963690
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Publication date: 08/07/2012
Series: The Citadels
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

ED GENTRY started writing when he entered the Maiden of Pain open call and plans to continue doing so for many years to come. Ed's short stories appear in Realms of the Dragons II and Goblin Tails, the Anthology (2004) from Poison Clan Press.

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Forgotten Realms: Neversfall (Citadels Series #1) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
tillywern on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the first in "The Citadels" which I have read and one wonders why it is part of that group. While the citadel is the location of the book it is almost a irrelevant to the story. I would have expected a book about a fortress to be far more aligned with the place. But anyway.As with other reviewers I found this book difficult to get into. The setting isn't a well known region of the Realms so the author has the burden of adding lots of detail which bog down the story and keep it from moving quickly. Ultimately I think this is the major issue with the book. I don't know if the goal of this book was to get people to want learn about this region of the realms or not but it seems almost too distant and unfamiliar.That being said there are dramatic elements and a level of mystery which keeps you going. It is interesting because it is a different area of the Realms but it requires the reader to want to get the background, of which there is much but not enough for all that is developed. It doesn't have the boring super high powered feel of some of the realms books. I wouldn't say that the story is as predictable as other reviewers. There are classic archetypes in literature and good writers know this. Readers are looking for them and are often not surprised when they find them. Perhaps the mix is not to the liking of some readers.
lafincoff on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I put this book down. The characters were cardboard cut outs. I kept waiting and reading for an overarching metaphor to spring out to compensate. It never happened. Put it down after 60 pages. Mind control ants wasn't interesting, and neither was a mysterious empty fort and lots of monsters and people fighting. I've never been able to finish a forgotten realms book though. Read the Dragonlance books in junior high, but never could get through a forgotten realms.
bezoar44 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book suffers from several problems. The characters are drawn without nuance; the plot involves tedious battle scenes; the major plot twists are predictable from very early in the book; and some of the most intriguing ideas in the story -- a magic tower that allows a wizard to focus his spells at a distance, or the histories of captives rescued by the main characters -- are barely developed. The biggest problem with the book is that each passage of text does one thing: dialogue reveals aspects of only one character at a time, or events in the plot advance the story for only one character at a time. That's not how we experience life, and it strips the story of the depth it desperately needs.
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Sekhemkhet More than 1 year ago
I found this to be one of the better "Citadel" books. It has several good characters and a good plot with numerous twists and turns. Action-wise, the reader is thrust into a chaotic expedition almost immediately. Throughout the story one will find that the sheer betrayal that is found in this story is staggering, nearly making me mad as I read it, showing that this book is also a truly immersive one. Neversfall is a good read and should not be looked over.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
ED Gentry has written a good story that keeps the reader captured throughout the whole book. The mystery is exciting and the charators are memorable.