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5.0 out of 5 stars Supreme Soth
This is a D&D favorite of mine. For those who are well into the Dragonlance campaign and love the world of Krynn (and/or of Ravenloft), this book is a must-read. It follows lord Soth from Kitiara's death in the Tower of High Sorcery in Palanthas. Unable to redeem himself in any way, Soth is soon caught up in events even he cannot control. Through this book you will get to...
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good book but not the best
pretty good book. If you like dragonlance and lord soth, then you will enjoy this book. not as good as dragonlance but pretty good...great ending
Published on 16 May 1997


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4.0 out of 5 stars Shocking!!, 21 Aug 1997
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This review is from: Knight of the Black Rose (Dragonlance: The Terror of Lord Soth) (Mass Market Paperback)
This is one of the better Ravenloft books I've read, which really recounts a better part of the characters lives. A great storyline which provides a lot of detail and wanted explanation into the Dark Domains, and how Lord Soth came to visit this place. The undertermined fierceness of the dark lords is interesting as well, as they both clash in a stand-off. The ending will surprise you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Describing the conflict, 10 Aug 1997
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This review is from: Knight of the Black Rose (Dragonlance: The Terror of Lord Soth) (Mass Market Paperback)
Characters so deep you actually grow attached to them the vampire lord Strahd is wickedly diabolique,and Lord Soth the hero(or antihero)is intimidating just by reading about him,one of the best of the Ravenloft series.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good book but not the best, 16 May 1997
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This review is from: Knight of the Black Rose (Dragonlance: The Terror of Lord Soth) (Mass Market Paperback)
pretty good book. If you like dragonlance and lord soth, then you will enjoy this book. not as good as dragonlance but pretty good...great ending
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good - Not Great, but Good, 6 April 1997
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This review is from: Knight of the Black Rose (Dragonlance: The Terror of Lord Soth) (Mass Market Paperback)
This was my first Ravenloft novel, and, while not great, it was good enough to make me go out and buy the first book in the series, Vampire of the Mists. I especially appreciate Jim Lowder taking the time to go back to study Test of the Twins for the prologue and various other parts of the book - probably a lot of other authors wouldn't have taken the time, and would have ended screwing something up. It's not quite the Lord Soth I remember from DragonLance, though. He seems to caring for a death knight who went through so much pain and suffering in the first two DragonLance trilogies (which serve as an excellent prologue to this book and which I Highly recommend)! A few minor contradictions, but overall well written. -Ember
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, Dark fantasy novel, 27 Aug 2005
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Marco Busani "Proven Intellect" (Edgware, London) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Knight of the Black Rose (Dragonlance: The Terror of Lord Soth) (Mass Market Paperback)
Set in the Ravenloft fantasy horror realm, this novel charts Soth's capture by the mists during his frenzied pursuit of Caradoc.

Soth ends up in Barovia where its evil lord Strahd tries to use him as a pawn, this rapidly turns to mutual respect once Strahd re-evaluates Soth's credentials. This novel has some excellent interaction between these two undead powers.

We also learn of Azrael's descent into lycanhtropy and I particularly enjoyed the way in which the werebadger turns the tables on his would be executioners when they attempt to hang him high. Aswell, as the sombre dwarf, Soth is also accompanied by the mysterious gypsy girl Magda, whilst seeking a return route back to Krynn.

The novel ends the way in which it commenced with Soth pursuing his former senescal, Caradoc. As Soth throttles the last gasp of breath out of Caradoc, the mists arise. Rather than a return to Krynn, Soth is doomed to an eternal existence in a hellish realm that the mists have melded around him- Sithicus. This novel would probably have benefitted from a few more action sequences, nonetheless, this a good blend of Fantasy and Horror.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Colossus, a Dungeons and Dragons Masterpiece, 13 July 2006
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This review is from: Knight of the Black Rose (Dragonlance: The Terror of Lord Soth) (Mass Market Paperback)
If you like fantasy novels, Dungeons & Dragons PnP, Gothic or horror, the worlds of Dragonlance or Ravenloft then this is one book you must have.

Personally I think it's the best written novel from all the D&D novels I have ever read. If you haven't come here by chance then you have possibly heard of Lord Soth (who hasn't?). This is the story of how the mists of Ravenloft took him from the world of Krynn and thus explaining his disappearance at the end of the Legends trilogy.

If you know nothing about Ravenloft then rest assure that you will meet other villainous characters the most famous being Strahd Von Zarovich. It was interesting to see how the Death Knight would deal with other evil characters and his efforts trying to escape the mists back to his keep on Krynn.

But what impressed me most was James Lowder's knowledge of AD&D (since the book was written before the 3rd edition) and the details he used on the various abilities of every creature he writes about may that be the Death Knight, the Vampire spell caster or the lesser undead creatures and monsters. In a sense it was like being part of a dungeons Pen and Paper adventure, only with no dice. As a D&D gamer since 1994, for me this is the truest novel to the rules (AD&D) than any I have ever read.

If you haven't bought the book yet I strongly suggest you do.
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