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Shadowrealm (Forgotten Realms: The Twilight War #3)

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The stunning conclusion to the Twilight War!

One of the Forgotten Realms world's most compelling villains--the Archwizards of Shade--have come down from their flying city with their sights set on the merchant realm of Sembia. They come in the guise of allies, but have invasion and empire as their ultimate aim.

The fate of Sembia may be sealed, but Erevis Cale still has a s
Paperback, 352 pages
Published December 2nd 2008 by Wizards of the Coast (first published 2008)
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May 24, 2012 Robert rated it it was amazing
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Shadowrealm by Paul S. Kemp is the third, and final, novel in the Twilight War Trilogy. The first two books are; Shadowbred and Shadowstorm. If you have read the first two novels in this trilogy I also suggest that you read the short story “Continuum” by Mr. Kemp that is in the Realms of War anthology. While technically you need not have read it to u
May 24, 2012 Steve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ah, Shadowrealm. If you ask me, and so many other people, this book has been a long time coming. It sucked a whole bunch when it was pushed back from its tentative First Quarter 2008 release. Things have changed considerably concerning my view and opinions of the Forgotten Realms, but in retrospect, pushing the novel back is a welcome thing, now. As many of you know, I’m not particularly vocal in my dislike of where the authors and designers have taken the Forgotten Realms in the 4e era. Paul ...more
Joel Flank
Nov 16, 2013 Joel Flank rated it liked it
Shadowrealm, by Paul S. Kemp, is the conclusion of the Twilight War series, set in the Forgotten Realms. While it shares most of the traits of the first two books, I liked this one both more and less than them. If finishes the story of Everis Cale, the Chosen of Mask and his dealing with the Shadowstorm as prophesied.

I'm still not happy about the focus being shifted away from Everis and his friends to deal with lots of the new characters who, for the most part, are even larger pawns in the game
May 24, 2012 Greg rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Paul Kemp is on the level with R.A. Salvatore. Mask was and always has been one of the most intriguing Gods to follow and Paul has not disappointed. I just found the wrap of one one of the major driving points from the first two books not weak but almost forgotten. The overmistress and her build up seems for naught. I was also hoping there would be a third fourth and fifth of Mask. Although I guess Kesson Rel is technically the first chosen so only the fourth and fifth needed revealed. Riven ...more
May 24, 2012 Mike rated it really liked it
Full review at my blog!

Shadowrealm is the third and final volume of Paul S. Kemp’s excellent Twilight War series. The deadly shadow storm rages accross the Sembian country side and Chosen of Mask Erevis Cale finds unlikely allies in his fight against Kesson Rel. Kemp contines his trend of great action and strong character development here but the finale is unfortunatley marred by the nature of “shared universe” fiction.
John Hayes
Sep 21, 2015 John Hayes rated it it was amazing
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This book is absolutely amazing. Every book in this series is great though.
Alan Dehaan
May 24, 2012 Alan Dehaan rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: any who enjoy fantasy, even a bit.
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Sep 29, 2013 Abhinav rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-read
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Just about a year and a half ago, I read my first ever books from Wizards of the Coast: Paul S. Kemp’s excellent The Erevis Cale Trilogy (review). Set in WotC’s highly popular Forgotten Realms setting, these books took me for a great ride through a setting incredibly rich with characters and diversity. It was a… bold new world for me to explore, as someone who had never read any Forgotten Realms novels before, a
Goodreads asks the question - What did you think (about the book)? - And I say -I think it's a Masterpiece! This is how you write trilogies and conclude them! This is the work of a Master! And his name is Mr. Paul S. Kemp. This man can write story that is so good, that even knowing how all ends you still are enthralled into reading it, and you don't really care about the end - but more on how it all came to it. I accidentally had spoiled myself the end of the story and the destiny of Mister Cale ...more
May 24, 2012 Travis rated it it was amazing
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The final book of the Twilight War trilogy is a climactic end, not just to this series, but is also one of the steps that led to the end of Faerûn as we know it (i.e. transition to D&D 4th Ed.).

As with the books that star Erevis Cale (this and the previous trilogy), the book continues immediately from book 2. The whole plot is epic right from the get-go. I had thought the action in the initial half of the book would be a false climax, but I was wrong. It was epic in scale almost the entire w
May 24, 2012 Laura rated it it was amazing
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May 24, 2012 Russ rated it liked it
This book, the last in the trilogy, both thrilled and disappointed me. It continued the huge action and big battles from the first two books, but it got to be a little much. Clearly, the author wanted to focus on internal struggles and moral ambiguity, but there were half a dozen characters going through their own version of it and it was a little like bashing the reader over the head with it. One or two characters would have done. Also, the ending actually upset me. The whole trilogy was ...more
Oct 19, 2015 Pedro rated it it was amazing
Ah the sweet finale to a trilogy that is simply epic!

Despite the now old complaint I have about this trilogy's FP view from Magadon, this actually wraps up Erevis' tale quite nicely.

Throughout the tale you can actually feel the magnitude of the story, the clashing gods. And not spoiling anything, there are quite a few twists and surprises, one of them a major one.

Everything feels "better" in this third volume, the characters, the resolution, the story, the background. Even The switching back and
George Ramos
Sep 25, 2015 George Ramos rated it really liked it
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This book concludes the Twilight War trilogy, bringing everything to a head. The political maneuvering of the Shadovar, the various agents of Shar pursuing their own agendas, the horrific descent into madness of Mags, and the powerplay between Cale and Riven, all of this comes to a satisfying conclusion. Mr. Kemp's Forgotten Realms books are excellent, and this latest trilogy cements his place as one of setting's best writers.
Ng Hong
Jul 30, 2013 Ng Hong rated it it was amazing
Crazy good book. Paul S Kemp is really one of the best fantasy author out there. If you want a book where all the characters have their own plot lines and developed as the story goes on, his book will be it.

A fitting end to the trilogy and come Oct 2013, the story continues in Godborn!
Mar 09, 2014 Stephanie rated it really liked it
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I"m not sure this was enough ending for me. I wanted more after it was over and I know there is more but I know its not going to be enough. This book really solidified my love of Riven and overall it was really good.
Dec 28, 2013 Ivan rated it it was amazing
Great book, couldn't stop reading after getting just over half way through, it felt like a great movie was coming to and end and I had to keep reading to see it through. Touching moments, brave moments, great all around story.
Michael T Bradley
May 28, 2014 Michael T Bradley rated it it was amazing
Excellent wrap-up with only a few minor frustrations. Overall, a fitting ending & some fun hints dropped for possible (now finally realized) sequeling.
Ryan D.
Great trilogy!!! The story kept getting better with each book and I cannot wait too see where he takes these amazing characters next.
Ignacio Martínez González
Feb 11, 2015 Ignacio Martínez González rated it it was amazing
increíble, le pondría un 6 sobre 5 y eso que es de corte clásico, no sorprendente... pero tiene escenas memorables y es un final perfecto para la trilogía.
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Jun 21, 2016 Zach Ray m rated it it was amazing
A great conclusion to one of my favourite series in the Forgotten Realms franchise. Erevis Cale is a complex, morally conflicted character who is also pretty bad ass.
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Other Books in the Series

Forgotten Realms: The Twilight War (3 books)
  • Shadowbred (Forgotten Realms: The Twilight War, #1)
  • Shadowstorm (Forgotten Realms: The Twilight War, #2)

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“I am a murderer. I simply have not yet murdered. But I will, given time. The good in me is draining away into the dark hole in my center.

My soul is broken. I am broken.

I am my father's son.”
“Riven peeked into the wagon. “You show me what you can do with those balls when I see you again, yes?” “Yes,” Elden peeped.” 0 likes
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