A trip to the Guardians of the Flame universe finds three faithful servants of the Castle Cullinane, after the renunciation of the throne by Jason Cullinane, sent on a difficult diplomatic mission to the Dowager Empress.
Not Exactly the Three Musketeers A trip to the Guardians of the Flame universe finds three faithful servants of the Castle Cullinane after the renunciation of the throne by Jason Cullinane sent on a difficult diplomatic mission to
I ve been reading Joel Rosenberg from an early age, and his Guardians of the Flame series is a guilty pleasure Or maybe not so guilty, because despite an initial premise that seems a bit silly DD players gets sucked into a fantasy world inside the bodies of their characters it immediately revealed itself to be some mature storytelling and what some have called speculative fantasy If you were to take a relatively normal fantasy world, with dwarves and elves and wizards and such, and injected some [...]
Good storytelling, but a lame tale This is the eighth book of a series, not the best place to start But it was what was available in our public library I notice the steady downward trend among the Guardians for the Flame novels apparently Rosenberg ran out of ideas before he ran out of paper or contracts The Robert Jordan syndrome.
A little thin on plot, and casual Guardians of the Flame fans might not appreciate its tangential relationship to the series.
I ve not read any of the previous Guardians of the Flame novels, but this one stood alone quite well The three heroes are surrounded by a number of interesting characters as they are dispatched to a distasteful task by the dowager empress Of course, they uncover that something is rotten and there is some politicial manuevering going on, but the story moves forward in an interesting manner toits unique climax This is a unique fantasy world flintlocks exist and seems to be a world where some bad s [...]
The writing s pretty good Plot s okay Characters are largely uninteresting and flat And I can t figure out what all of the scenes with the emperor and the later ones with the dowager empress had to do with anything The book would have been significantly shorter without them, and not lost much.
I really miss the Original Other Siders characters of this series While I still enjoy the author s writing style and the story was not that bad, there just isn t the same interest that I got out of the original novels Additionally, while this story started off intriguing, I thought the ending the last 100 pages or so was rushed and felt unfulfilling when all said and done.
not for young readers very good book
Another ok book in the series I am too stubborn to quit, I will read the rest of the series for completeness Hopefully the next couple are better Generally enjoyable but not great.
looking at friends ship and adventure in a Dungeons and dragons inspired series of books
Not quite as good as the first trilogy.
Book 8 of the Guardians of the Flame series, it introduces 3 new characters, but takes a while to get going.
Don t know why, but without the people from Earth front and center, just couldn t get into it.
The saga continues with this in depth look at the world of Guardians of The Flame
This book was better than the last one.It had a great story line, very interesting.
This book was better than the last one but not nearly as good as the first five.