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The Orb of Xoriat (Eberron: War-Torn #2)

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The second book in a trilogy set in the exciting new world of Eberron!

The Orb of Xoriat continues the story line in the Eberron series that focuses on war-torn souls who have known nothing but a world in chaos. This is the second book in the War-Torn series, following The Crimson Talisman. In the aftermath of the Last War, Teron, a monk trained for war, is the last of his
Paperback, 312 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Wizards of the Coast
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If you didn't have previously read book in the Eberron universe, you won't like this one very much, it didn't explain the universe to much like previous I read.

Does that make it better... a little. I enjoy the first part, the simple plot and the dynamic between characters (warrior monk, gnome with his half-orc servant and the mysterious Shadow Fox) make a light reading. Nothing complicated, an artifact is stole, the hunt to recover it, betrayal and final battle. Nothing new.

I got two problems wi
Steven Wilber
The world of Eberron is fast becoming one of my favorites.

While the novel has all the action and adventure one would expect from an RPG-related novel what really sets this novel apart is the characters.

The main characters in the story are all multidimentional and interesting. For much of the book you couldn't really tell if any given character was 'good' or 'evil'. The 'bad guy' seemed to have a nobel purpose in mind for what she did while the 'good guys' had dark pasts that made you wonder abou
This was a fantastic book! It fast paced without feeling rushed and the author did a great job with the fight scenes, vivid descriptions without being unnecessarily gory. I liked the main character, he was a little flat at first but the author developed him well. The book does a good job of explaining only as much as the reader would need without getting bogged down in setting details, but there is alot here for an Eberron fan to make this feel like it couldn't have taken place in another settin ...more
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