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Canticle: The Cleric Quintet, Book I

Canticle: The Cleric Quintet, Book I [Kindle Edition]

R.A. Salvatore
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1639 KB
  • Print Length: 355 pages
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (16 Aug 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005899T7I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #175,158 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Good Start To Another Salvatore Series 19 Aug 2005
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
With the popularity of Drizzt Do'urden and all the associated characters from Salvatore's other Forgotten Realms series, Cadderly and his companions are often overlooked.
However, Canticle is a well written novel and is somewhat refreshing for Slavatore in that the main character, the young scholar Cadderly, is not the invincible fighting machine that Drizzt, Wulfgar or Bruenor are in Salvatore's other books.
For those new to Salvatore, Canticle is an ideal starting point for an author who is one of the best at writing flowing action/battle scenes.
Cadderly is a young scholar who was orphaned and bought up in a monestary in a remote part of the Forgotten Realms. When this monestary comes under attack by a strange power, it is the bookish young man who must suddenly assume the mantle of a hero in an effort to save his brother priests who have suffered from a strange curse causing them to lose all inhibitions.
As the ordered priests suddenly succumb to every whim they may have, from binge drinking and eating to outlandish fornification, Cadderly finds some allies in his closest friends and with the beatiful warrior monk Danica and the dwarven Bouldershoulder brothers, Ivan and Pikel, he looks to right the wrongs around him.
This book is the perfect opener for the rest of the 'Cleric Quintet' but it does suffer a little becasue of that. The book is merely a staging novel for the following four books and while it is very enjoyable, the pace is a little slow to begin with as we're introduced to the characters.
However, this book is of course a must read as the rest of the series is excellent as the young scholar progresses to become a powerful priest and faces up to the ghosts from his own past in the process.
While this will never challenge the grey matter, it is an enjoyable piece of escapism and highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most enjoyable 17 Dec 2000
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
After reading the amazing Dark Elf saga it was with some trepidation that I decided to delve into and start exploring another of Salvatore's characters. I was not disappointed. In some respects I have enjoyed this book and the other four that make up "The Cleric Quintet" above and beyond what I could have expected when I first picked up this novel. Once you read this first book you will be compelled to read the rest of the "Quintet" to it's fantastic conclusion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Canticle 10 Jun 2014
By June
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This booked and the whole series was recommended to me by my son who found the storyline interesting. Anyone interested in Fantasy books would enjoy this series
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 15 Jan 2014
By Ro
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
The first book in a side story from the Legend of Drizzt series that tells the tales of Cadderly and Danica. Great companion book, but also great on its own.
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