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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
Conan Tigard
Nov 15, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it really liked it
I quite enjoyed The Alabaster Staff by Edward Bolme. I really liked the main character and found the conflicts of the religious groups to be quite poignant. This books moves along at a fairly fast pace and is quite exciting.

The neat thing about this series is that they are all stand-alone stories set in locations in the Forgotten Realm universe that haven't been written about before. I found myself reading the book quickly and not wanting to put it down. I originally read the third book in this
Jon Allen
Dec 08, 2013 Jon Allen rated it really liked it
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
Jul 14, 2011 Scott Vout rated it really liked it
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
Feb 26, 2014 Bluebehir rated it liked it
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.
Joshua Fruth
Oct 01, 2009 Joshua Fruth rated it liked it
Shelves: forgotten-realms
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...
Mar 03, 2013 Marianne rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Forgotten Realms fans, someone looking for a light read
Shelves: gone, fantasy
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
Dec 11, 2012 Zaida Rodriguez rated it liked it
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.
Nov 30, 2013 Greg rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good read and kept me entertained for a bit. Cannot seem to find the rest of the Rogue Series via ebook at the clark county library so will have to look elsewhere for a different serie.
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Very good, much better than I had expected.
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