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The Yellow Silk (Forgotten Realms: The Rogues #4)

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The last title in a series of stand-alone adventures about the shadowed life of rogues.

The Yellow Silk is the fourth and final title in the Forgotten Realms novel series focusing specifically on the iconic character class of the rogue. Each novel in the series is a stand-alone adventure, making this an easy way to get acquainted with the rich Forgotten Realms world.
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Wizards of the Coast
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The Yellow Silk was one of the first non-Drizzt, non-Drow Forgotten Realms books that I read. Suffice to say, I liked it, and began reading non-Drizzt, non-Drow Forgotten Realms books. Imagine, though- had I not liked it, I wouldn’t be here right now. What a scary alternate reality. Having gone back and read The Yellow Silk again, I can affirm that the book was good. Sadly, though, it wasn’t as good as I remember it being.

First, let me get to the characters. Tychoben Arisaenn was a great bard. H
Though I enjoyed reading this book, I feel somehow lessened by admitting it. It reads a bit like a Jackie Chan knockoff movie, and I suppose fulfills some guilty pleasure of action adventure while not being particularly grand. The heroes are underdogs you can identify with, the women are vaguely important bit parts and window dressing, and the bad guy is interesting until he's actually revealed.

As a Forgotten Realms book, the city it's based in is well flushed and gives a good description of one
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