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Firestorm (The Zagor Chronicles #1)

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The storm clouds of war gather over the magical land of Amarillia. An unknown power of a dark realm draws unto itself dragons, undead horrors, and other monstrous allies to destroy the glories of royal Castle Argent and attack the citadel of Sanctuary.

Across the lands of men, dwarfs, elves, and the proud centaurs of Barrabang, a swathe of destruction cuts towards the heart
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S.E. Lindberg
Obscure, Awesome Arcana for RPG-philes: Firestorm is very dark (authentically “grimdark” in fact as discussed below), young-adult fantasy infused with RPG/Warhammer history. The pace is ridiculously epic, belying the purpose of the first book: introduce four adventures and the titular antagonist, Zagor. The heores are the trope-typical band of four: Braxus the Warrior ; Anvar the Barbarian; Stubble the beardless Dwarf; a female wizard Jallarial. In the span of every few pages, armies are introdu ...more
Nov 13, 2012 Trisha rated it it was amazing
Okay, I finished my re-read a few nights ago and now I can comment a bit more fully. As I said below, reading this book really does take me back to the high school days. Back then I'm sure I knew every detail of the story, including all the characters, but having just re-read it I realised I had forgotten a lot. I knew all the obvious folks, like Braxus, Jallarial, Anvar, Stubble and Dahlver...and, of course, Zagor, though he isn't mentioned till the very end. ;) But everyone else I'd basically ...more
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Ian Livingstone has been in the interactive games industry for over 25 years. In the 1970s, he co-founded Games Workshop and launched Dungeons & Dragons in Europe, later editing White Dwarf magazine. In 1982, with Steve Jackson, he wrote the first of the Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks which eventually sold over 15 million copies in 23 languages. In 1995 he led the merger of computer games company ...more
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“Well, anyway, this'll be easier than knocking an elf out of a tree. Trust me.'
'How many elves have you knocked out of trees, Stubble?'
'Duraden's bones! Have ye never heard of a figure of speech?”
“The warm days of Firestreak are usually good for travellers in the world of Amarillia.” 2 likes
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