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The Alabaster Staff (Forgotten Realms: The Rogues #1)

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The first title in a new "Forgotten Realms" series of stand-alone adventures.
"The Alabaster Staff" is the first title in a new Forgotten Realms series focusing specifically on the iconic character class of the rogue. Each novel in the series will be a stand-alone adventure, but the overall setting for all of the titles will be the Old Empires, an area of the Forgotten Rea
Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Wizards of the Coast (first published July 13th 2003)
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Well now, I'm rather happily surprised by this book. I quite enjoyed reading it. It's shorter than your typical D&D novel so it made a relatively short read.

The plot of the book centres around Kehrsyn, a down-on-her-luck rogue who just happened to get caught in the wrong sort of situations, and has the bad luck to get pulled deeper into the mess. The protagonist is a very believable character. She's forced into thievery to survive, yet has a strong enough moral character to dig into her cons
An easy read with an interesting story.
I liked the interaction between the protagonist and each major plot-affecting character, most of which was well planned and executed.
It was a shame that the young thief at the beginning is only used to open the plot device, I was hoping he'd somehow tie up loose ends as well.
Jon Allen
This book was a real surprise. Instead of the tropes so commonly found in the genre, e.g. flawless Ubermencsh kills absolutely everything before having his way with the beautiful women, The Alabaster Staff actually has some real depth to it.

The plot is labyrinthine, with many turns and reversals. At times it can be a little grating, and there were a few points that I had to groan about the direction it was headed. But overall it was a welcome relief from the straight-up slaughterfests that infes
Scott Vout
This turned out to be a much better book then i had expected.

I used to be a huge reader of the Forgotten Realms universe but for some reason soured on it
and left it behind.

Well I happend across this series that i have not read and decided to give it a go.
Well i couldnt put it down, I just ripped through it.

The two main characters (a male, Demok and a female, Kehrsyn) are captivating and after one full book they have not yet fallen in love and ruined the story (thank the maker). They work well of
Mar 03, 2013 Marianne rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Forgotten Realms fans, someone looking for a light read
Shelves: fantasy, gone
This book has an easy reading style, with a good use of Forgotten Realms gods, groups and locale. The story doesn't have a gripping flow that makes me need to keep reading, but it's a nice piece of popcorn fantasy to pass the time, with a few twists and turns of plot that keep it engaging.
Zaida Rodriguez
This book was exactly what I needed it to be. A fantasy novel with magic, thieves, betrayal and although enjoyable, very typical to its genre. I wasn't overly invested in it's plot or characters and it was generally a middle-of-the-road kind of book, which is just what I was in the mood for.
Joshua Fruth
The Alabaster Staff records the journey of three individuals attempting to save Uther from the warring country of Mulorhand. A great wizard wants the Necromancer's Staff, but with all the lies, betrayals and backstabbing going on, it's hard to tell what the Wizard has in mind...
Good read. Pretty decent pace and the story while slightly predictable is still entertaining.
Very good, much better than I had expected.
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