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on 30 September 2016
I remember reading this book while at university and thought I'd revisit it again.
Set in a world of magic and mythical creatures the story follows a group of friends reuniting after a long absence. During the reunion trouble breaks out between the locals and some strangers. The friends offer their help to the strangers and a journey follows.
During the journey friends are made and friends are lost. Fantastic stories unfold along with enemies that all have believed to be fantasies of the past.
This volume comprises 3 books which are brought together here along with some added extras for fans. Although based in a Dungeons and Dragons world you don't need to know anything about this game to enjoy the book.
The story is brisk and draws you in, making it hard to put this book down. There is violence but it's written in a way which isn't gory but instead flows along like the story. Areas and characters are well described without going into long winded explanations. The characters are also believable, each with plenty of flaws as well as strengths.
I'm glad I returned to this book. It's as good as I remember and I'll definitely keep it and return many more times.