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Beyond The High Road (Forgotten Realms: Cormyr Saga #2)

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The seer Alaundo prophesied that seven scourges would sweep Cormyr way in ruin. For centuries the royal family has stood watch against that day and devoted their lives to the protection of the realm.

But in a time when their ancient guardians slumber and their most loyal servants disappear, when a terrible evil prepares to sweep down upon their home --

Who will protect the r
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Mass Market Paperback, 375 pages
Published January 10th 2012 by Wizards of the Coast (first published December 1st 1999)
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Winston
Oct 19, 2015 Winston rated it it was amazing
Emotionally and Psychologically Deep. Almost Unheard of in Fantasy Novels

A few months after the Abraxus Affair (which claimed the lives of several nobles and almost the King himself) chronicled in the initial novel, the naive princess Tanalasta has decided to leave the palace and experience more of the outside world. Her ascension is still in question as Azoun, Queen Filfaeril and Tanalasta have many affairs to settle, nobles to placate and monsters to quell. Azoun being in his 60s isn't helping
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Daran
Mar 02, 2013 Daran rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: forgotten-realms
The second book in the Cormyr Saga, after Cormyr A Novel. This book picks up fifteen months after the events in Cormyr, focusing primarily on Princess Tanalasta and Court Mage Vengerdahast, as they battle mysterious magic devouring creatures, and attempt to decipher an ancient prophecy.

This is the first book in the series to have an uninyerrupted narrative, since the first book contains interludes from throughout the history of Cormyr. As such, it feels very much like the first book in a series,
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Chris Galford
Nov 04, 2011 Chris Galford rated it it was ok
Curiously enough, while this is pitched as the second book in a series, I could swear it feels like a first. While there are references, connections to the first, as I do recall, are fair to moderately scarce. Plus side, I suppose: it means you can start here without fear of missing anything in skipping the first. Regardless, while the first may have felt like something of a standalone novel, this one suffers the feeling of a transition piece - an opening work that nonetheless seems to exist for ...more
Valerie Harridge
Jun 22, 2015 Valerie Harridge rated it it was amazing
This book is the second book in a series following a princess named Tanalasta. She is next in line for the crown and has not chosen a husband yet. Word comes that no one can get in contact with her sister, Alusair. Tanalasta and a group of Dragoneer warrior and war mages head out to save her sister. She learns along the way that there are phantoms called gnarzeths. They are the demonic souls of the kingdoms worst rulers. There is a legend that says 5 will come back, 1 already live, and 1 soon t ...more
Jesse
Jun 19, 2011 Jesse rated it liked it
Shelves: forgotten-realms
This book was pretty goo, but I felt like it was a bit choppy and nothing really got solved...basicly a big set-up for the next book, but it didn't feel complete.

The royal family of Cormyr has fallen on hard times again. A captain of the Purple Dragons has stumbled apon a new kind of fiend that absorb magic and are all around tough jerks. They want to bring about the downfall of the Cormyrean Empire, but we're not exactly sure why. We do know that all of the feinds (called ganzths or something..
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Keith Craig
Jul 23, 2010 Keith Craig rated it liked it
This book is said to be the second part of a trilogy. However I suspect that the first book was written to be a stand alone. The reason is that the first concludes the story with no cliffhangers. This book also barely references the events in the first book.
I mention this to tell you that you can read this without having to search out Cormyr: A novel first.
This was a above average fantasy novel. I read this book quickly as it is fast paced and keeps you engaged. Since it has a book that follows
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Mark
Unfulfilled wish: I never did get to play a character from Cormyr. If America has an east coast bias, Faerun surely has a west coast bias. Which is probably why no super powerful badasses show up to help save this nation and it's left to the mortals to ascend to badassdom. Also it probably didn't happen that way because the authors said so.
Sean
Oct 12, 2010 Sean rated it it was amazing
Best book of the series.
Kurt Vosper
Aug 17, 2015 Kurt Vosper rated it liked it
Well done book in the genre. Denning did a better job in book 2 than Greenwood did in book 1. Interesting plot with some standard characters and a few who stand out.
Timothy Boyd
Jan 15, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You don't have to read book one to get the whole story but it fills in tons of background. Books 2 and 3 are a storyline in themselves. Great fantasy read, very recommended
Madhu Prashanth
Feb 04, 2013 Madhu Prashanth rated it it was amazing
Fast Paced story.
Roberto Barbé
Oct 28, 2013 Roberto Barbé rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lindo libro, me gustó bastante
Bradley
Sep 13, 2010 Bradley rated it really liked it
A truly fun Forgotten Realms adventure. Lots of plot twists and flaring magic. I enjoy high fantasy. Good tale. =)
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Az előző részhez hű folytatás, ha az első tetszett ez is fog.
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