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Prophet of the Dead (Brotherhood of the Griffon #5)

4.39  ·  Rating Details ·  238 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
The anticipated climax to a series that has been building in popularity, Richard Lee Byers is at his best working with tales of the undead. Prophet of the Dead fulfills on the promise of the title, giving fans a satisfying end to the current threats facing the Brotherhood of the Griffon. ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 5th 2013 by Wizards of the Coast (first published January 1st 2013)
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Feb 07, 2013 Mouse rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love these books-The Brotherhood of the Griffon. When he finished the 'Year of Rogue Dragons' trilogy I didn't know if I'd like these books near as much, but I enjoy them just as much if not more. They have great characters, great conflict, great battles, great villains!!

In this book, the characters are scattered all over Toril (Thay)or the Shadowfell and they each face their own conflicts in returning to each other in time for "the big battle". There's not many new characters intr
Sep 15, 2014 David rated it really liked it
Some really good battles and a great ending; now hoping there a Book 6
Matt Thias
Feb 26, 2013 Matt Thias rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
First of all, this is *not* the climax to the entire series. How could it be? There are so many unanswered questions that its just silly to assume there wont be another one. That having been said:

I'm glad that Mr. Byers has gone back to his roots with the epic tales regarding the undead. I liked this novel, but I must sadly admit that it still didn't have the intensity or originality of the Unclean/Undead/Unholy series.

Now that I've added to forethoughts to this review: I liked this book a bunch
Jeffery Mace
Feb 21, 2013 Jeffery Mace rated it it was amazing
Shelves: forgotten-realms
The conclusion to the current arc of the Brotherhood of the Griffon. The memebers of the Brotherhood who went to Rasheman in The Masked Witches are now separated as the Undead menace they believed they defeated continues forward with their plans as their leader enters the fray.

As each isolated group of hero and villain pursues their goals the story builds well with good payoffs at various moments and a very good conclusion. Most of the open questions in this story arc get resolved and new intere
Feb 27, 2013 Mphecker rated it really liked it
While this novel didn't have quite as epic an ending as The Spectral Blaze, it was definitely a solid conclusion to a two book series. I found myself missing some of the members of the Brotherhood, but I found myself liking most of the new characters, though I couldn't stand Dai Shan (though I realize a reader isn't supposed to like him, so in fact I think Byers succeeded on that account.) I hope that there will be more Brotherhood books in the future, especially with the new prize that Aoth ...more
paul daniel curtis
Great read.

The unfolding tale was suspenseful and satisfying. The main characters showed mettle and grit in suppressing treachery and distrust. Leadership in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds denotes real leadership. A great read.
Robert Carlberg
May 13, 2013 Robert Carlberg rated it it was amazing
It was a great end for all the books in the series. The main problem is if it really is the end, why leave it open for more?
Feb 24, 2013 Wes rated it really liked it
Good ending to a great series. A couple of times, when the bad guy gets it, I was like: it's over? Is the villain really dead? Hahaha no worries. I like Byers' work. Good finish!
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A resident of the Tampa Bay area, Richard spends much of his leisure time fencing, playing poker, shooting pool and is a frequent guest at Florida science-fiction conventions. His current projects include new novels set in the Forgotten Realms universe and the eBook post-apocalyptic superhero series The Impostor.
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Other Books in the Series

Brotherhood of the Griffon (5 books)
  • The Captive Flame (Brotherhood of the Griffon #1)
  • Whisper of Venom (Brotherhood of the Griffon #2)
  • The Spectral Blaze (Brotherhood of the Griffon #3)
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