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Dragonwall (Forgotten Realms: Empires #2)

3.37 of 5 stars 3.37  ·  rating details  ·  560 ratings  ·  6 reviews
New York Times best-selling author Troy Denning pens the 2nd novel in the Empires Trilogy, a saga set in the land of Kara-Tur within the Forgotten Realms.

The barbarbarian horde has breached the ancient Dragonwall and now threatens the oriental land of Shou Lung. Powerful as they are, the Shou army’s only hope lies with Batu Min Ho, a young general who is himself a third g
Paperback, 311 pages
Published August 1st 1990 by Wizards of the Coast (first published 1990)
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David Sarkies
Nov 11, 2014 David Sarkies rated it 1 of 5 stars
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High speed rail is far more interesting than this book
28 March 2013

Well, I thought that I might write one commentary while I am sitting on the ICE (Inter-City Express) travelling at 300 kph (well not quite that fast but I do know that the train can hit those speeds) between Amsterdam and Frankfurt. Mind you second class is not really that cheap (though first class isn't actually much more, though when I was last here on a first class ticket we could basically sit where we wanted to, and got a o
Dragonwall is the next title in The Empires trilogy, and the immediate sequel to Horselords. The book picks right up immediately after Horselords. Some book sequels, some amount of time has passed between the two, for characters to regroup, or for some change to sink in, or whatever. In this case, the Tuigan have just broken through the Dragonwall, and the military of Shou Lung is just beginning to fight them back.

In a way, Dragonwall presents the same story of Horselords, but from the opposite
Steve Ragusin
Dragonwall is the 2nd book of the Empires Trilogy. From the opposite side of the story, this time we get the Shou Lung perspective after the end of Horselords. If the Tuigan from Book 1 are modeled after the Mongolians, the Shou Lung from Book 2 are modeled after the great Chinese Empire. The story brings to life the Far East lands of the Forgotten Realms World known as Kara-Tur. Wu-jen, Ronin, Bushido...lots of good fun with the Oriental theme.

Wrapping up 1990 with the 2nd book in the Maztica s
This one was much better than the first one. I like this author more, but I respect that the first story was really just laying the framework for the rest of the series.
As with the first book, this one had very little magic and no monsters or anything...which made it not overly fantastic, but more of a war/cultural novel.
However, at the end, when they move into Farun (or the main continent in forgotten realms) there is suddenly lots of magic and monsters for the last 30 pages. It really sets i
General H. Sassafras
This was a decent second book in the Empire trilogy. There was a nice storyline of intrigue woven into the main story of the Tuigan Horselords pressing forward into Shou Lung.

I find that literature about Kara-Tur is rare and far between, so I found this refreshing. Though there are tons of weeaboo in the world, it seems that the DnD realms are not dominated by games in Kara-Tur.

That said,

One of my favorite icons in ALL of the Realms made an appearance at the very end of the book... Szass Tam. I
Jason Hoff
Started out a but slow but wound up being a fairly decent book.
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