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The Glass Prison (Forgotten Realms)

3.24  ·  Rating Details ·  148 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Vheod Runechild -- half human, half fiend -- flees from the Abyss to find his human nature on Toril, only to discover that the dangers from the nether region respect no worldly boundaries.
Mass Market Paperback, 292 pages
Published April 6th 1999 by Wizards of the Coast
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Jesse
Nov 10, 2012 Jesse rated it liked it
Shelves: forgotten-realms
I haven't read a forgotten realms book in awhile, so this was fun.

The story was good, though very little touches on realm's lore. This was more of a quick run through adventure with the focus on the characters.

The most interesting is the half-demon who has escaped his home plane, the Abyss, only to find that his arrival on the world of Toril is all part of his "evil destiny" to release his great-sire, an imprisioned Balor.

A brother and sister who are traveling to find the cure for a wasting curs
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Ahmed Allala
Jan 31, 2016 Ahmed Allala rated it really liked it
One of the most pleasant reads. Definitely the type of books I would love to read.
The English was considerably easy, considering the facts that it is not my native tongue and I'm used to reading in English.
I like how the story progresses, it's well done. The characters fit in so well.
That tiny hint of romance spiced the story a little bit, I'd have to say.
There isn't anything to reproach to this book.
I gave it 4/5* because it was not amazing, just an extremely enjoyable read. I didn't get the "W
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Stefan
Feb 14, 2016 Stefan rated it it was ok
One-dimensional characters with no background or history. Straightforward, transparent storyline. Plenty of deus ex machina moments where the protagonists conveniently run into the one right person to advance their quest. The end is a big letdown; very anticlimactic.

I read through it just to say I finished it, but didn't enjoy one minute of it.
Spencer
Jul 18, 2010 Spencer rated it liked it
"The Glass Prison" is one the most unforgettable tales I've had the pleasure of reading. A genuine Bad-Ass that no one suspects as a hero saves a foreign land from one of the most powerful, deadly being ever to be forged in the Underworld... None other than his very own father...
Cheri Edwards
Feb 21, 2013 Cheri Edwards rated it really liked it
this was the book that introduced me to the Forgotten Realms. I used to read Dragonlance...but I couldn't stomach those anymore after the dwarf got killed off.
Ken
Feb 23, 2012 Ken marked it as sold
Sold to Lewis White on eBay on 7-Jun-11:

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Adrián Lamo
Mar 04, 2016 Adrián Lamo rated it did not like it
Reads like it came off a Dungeons & Dragons story wheel after an editor's realization that they were short a book. Pulp fiction at its pulpiest.
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Monte Cook started working professionally in the game industry in 1988. In the employ of Iron Crown Enterprises, he worked with the Rolemaster and Champions games as an editor, developer, and designer. In 1994, Monte came to TSR, Inc., as a game designer and wrote for the Planescape and core D&D lines. When that company was purchased by Wizards of the Coast, he moved to the
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