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Brimstone Angels (Brimstone Angels #1)

4.1  ·  Rating details ·  936 Ratings  ·  87 Reviews
It’s a simple thing.

Rejected at birth and raised in a village of tiefling misfits, Farideh expects a life without friends, love, or control over her destiny. Then she makes a pact with a devil named Lorcan, and everything changes.

You’ll have the power to do as you please.

Lorcan promises all she ever dreamed of and asks for nothing in return. Her twin sister Havilar urges F
Published November 1st 2011 by Wizards of the Coast (first published January 1st 2011)
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Nov 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Disclaimer-If you read the review and feel there is a spoiler in it, please let me know and I will remove that section. Also, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. Thank you.

Brimstone Angels is the second stand-alone novel by Erin M. Evans. Her first is The God Catcher: Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep.

Brimstone Angels follows the misadventures of a Tiefling named Farideh who unwittingly makes a pact with a cambion and is exiled out of the village with her twin sister and their foster
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Forgotten Realms can at times be a daunting read. With all the all fantasy and words that aren't typical to the layman's vernacular, it can be an overwhelming experience at times. I am a huge fan of fantasy novels, and had taken a break from my latest tryst with Forgotten Realms (was entirely too emotionally vested to some characters, which left me traumatized at its finish). I had decided to try once more to fall in love with the characters presented to me in this world, and ready myself for he ...more
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: d-d-novels
One of the better D+D novels of the last few years, and certainly far better than the execrable drivel that Salvatore is pumping out with his Drizzt novels of late.
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Entirely subjective review:
This book just managed to check most of my favorite tropes, and while I objectively realize it's not the greatest thing out there, it still has:
- a bunch of strong and badass (and unapologetically evil) ladies
- two girls as main characters
- two tieflings (aforementioned) as main characters (and their dragonborn dad) (I really like tieflings)
- pacts with devils and 9 Hells business (that one certain devil is also apparently good looking, and I'm not the one to pretend I
Jul 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I found this book to be much better than I expected! Don't get me wrong, I didn't expect Erin M. Evans to write poorly or to disappoint me in the technical sense... but I usually consider these types of books - those based on the D&D game, to be precise - to be a ton of fluffy, but usually poorly constructed, trite, tries-too-hard type of writing with mediocre characterization and meandering go-nowhere storylines. THAT IS NOT THIS BOOK. This book is awesome! So much more than I expected from ...more
Good Forgotten Real novel 3.5 stars

Brimstone angels is set in the Forgotten Realm of the RPG world of Dungeons and Dragons. The main character are two Tieflings twins (Human - devil mix, not evil, but distrusted because of it) and their adopted Dragonborn father. The story starts when one of the two twins reluctantly/ accidentally accepts a pact with a devil and are forced out of the village they live in because of it. What follows is their adventures and the live, quibbling, fighting and classi
Brenda Cothern
If you want to know about Tieflings, Devils, & Archdevils in the post spellplague world of D&D, then this is the book to read. I would recommend it to any gamer who is considering playing a Tiefling!
Dec 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-audio, wobble
Great start to a new series in Forgotten Realms world. I enjoyed all of the main characters and look forward to the next five in the series.
Chelsea Bingiel
Erin Evans is the second D&D author I have read, the other being R.A. Salvatore and the first five Legend of Drizzt books. This one is okay, though I really couldn't get past how by-the-game her language and world is. I think Salvatore does a good job abstracting away features of D&D to create a rich world of magic and creatures without hearing the die rolls behind everything the character's do. The same cannot be said of Evans's writing. The potions really bothered me, having literal al ...more
Nov 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Brimstone Angels by Erin M. Evans

Brimstone Angels is a stand-alone novel set in the Forgotten Realms universe of Dungeons and Dragons. However, the novel does tie into R. A. Salvatore's Neverwinter Trilogy, along with having ties to other events in various recent series set in the Forgotten Realms. The novel will also tie into an upcoming Massively Multiplayer Online game that will be set in Neverwinter. Erin M. Evans has written a novel for the series Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep titled The
Jeremiah Mccoy
So, game fiction is often not awesome. Some like the books of Paul S Kemp are down right insultingly bad. Some are just good adventure tales with little depth. This on is more the later. It is a solid adventure tale with a likable protagonist and her family. The downside here is the Lorkin character. He is the devil that provides Farideh's pact. D&D has never made devils interesting. They are like devils from the heavy metal album covers. This book is filled with that and it is why this 3 st ...more
Oct 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You can read the full review over at The Founding Fields:

Shadowhawk reviews the first novel in a new series featuring the half-demon, half-human tieflings of Faerun.

“A unique point-of-view character, a fantastic plot related to demons and cultists, and some truly solid writing make Brimstone Angels a fantastic read. I just discovered another amazing author!” ~The Founding Fields

I got into reading Forgotten Realms novels through Paul S. Kemp’s excellent Ere
Dec 30, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned
Abandoned at 20%. I wanted to like it as I was mainly reading it for Faerun lore. Unfortunately however, it was just too awful to read. As this is allegedly one of the better tie in novels, I'll just stick to reading official gamebooks for lore as the bar is clearly pretty low.
Jay Roberts
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unpredictable and likable characters really make this an enjoyable story. The story is set in the Forgotten Realms universe and is a great addition to the series. I look forward to reading more about Farideh and her friends!
Patrick Rowe
Started somewhat slow but picked up halfway and I couldn't stop listening (audible).
Jul 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Young Tiefling Warlock gets dragged into a Hellish plot!
Aug 29, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The last third was really good, I'll definitely read the next one.
Dec 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: forgotten-realms

In May of 1987, with the release of Darkwalker on Moonshae, TSR launched the beginning of Ed Greenwoods mystical world. This realm, a forgotten one, was our introduction to Faerûn. The Forgotten Realms line, the flagship product for the Dungeons & Dragons line, has actively continued since its launch, evolving with each new writer and each new edition.

In August 2008 Forgotten Realms made the change over to Dungeons & Dragon latest release, fourth edition. Much like the eve
Drew Wilcox
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book I have read by Erin and you can consider me a fan! This is very well written and Farideh is a great heroine! Picked up book two right after finishing this one.
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Si lo que estas buscando es un libro / saga de fantasia, no busques mas! Esta serie de libros esta ambientada en nada mas ni nada menos que el mundo de Dungeons & Dragons y es excelente.
La historia comienza en una aldea en el borde de las tierras salvajes con unas hermanas tiefling y su tutor dragonborn, y despues que una de ellas entra en un pacto con un demonio toda su vida se da un giro inesperado. Luego de ser exiliadas del pueblo no tienen otra opcion que viajar haciendo de caza recompe
Aloysius Kling Jr.
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Jan 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the Forgotten Realms and ones looking to get into it
Shelves: dnd, le-normal-novels
This novel begged to be rated 5 stars, but I simply couldn't due to its biggest plus and the flaw at the same time - the twins. AS bipolar they were, they had one thing in common - they were teens. and that detail made majority of the novel being as great as it was - because it was different, really different than other ones out there - a surprisingly live and true tale of two teens being overprotected by their care taker.

It could have been a story set outside of the Forgotten Realms setting, b
Dec 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own
This review originally appeared on my blog,


Usually when I read books set in the Forgotten Realm universe, I pick ones about drow or elves. Mainly drow, because who doesn’t like power-hungry, evil, chaotic baddies? I love ‘em.

Starring a tiefling warlock and her twin, BRIMSTONE ANGELS is outside of what I normally read in the Realms. In fact, I didn’t even know what a tiefling was, because I don’t keep up with the different changes to the tabletop game. I just read the books.

For tho
Epheros Aldor
Jan 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fantasy, Dungeons and Dragons, Forgotten Realms
Brimstone Angels, by Erin M. Evans, is an intriguing mix of several different stories: the subtle rivalries of two sisters competing; a teenage girl, an outsider, trying to figure out who she is in a town of full outsiders and cast-offs; a father feeling inadequate to dealing with two adopted daughters; a runaway boy avoiding a life he doesn’t want to face; a devil trying desperately to stay well away from the machinations of his powerful family; and the most powerful of the Nine Hells focused o ...more
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure, fantasy
Ah the tragi-dilemma of the mass produced, over-branded fantasy novel. You see Evans desperately looking for something new and a new way to say it in the tight constricting constructs allowed her by contract, and it's maddening and occasionally entertaining.

The novels where what is essentially a first- or second-level warrior and warlock are suddenly defeating supposedly powerful and brilliantly mischievous devils and demons and evil beings are confusing to me, because how did they get so powerf
Jun 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1-ya, fantasy, 1-dnd
Oh, this is really good. Erin M Evans is only the 4th D&D tie-in author I've read, but she's definitely the best so far. Her prose is quick and engaging, and this is a book that's hard to put down.

Unlike a lot of standard fantasy books and other licensed fiction, this book's plot is heavily character-driven, and its characters are great. Our protagonist is Farideh, a young tiefling [person with devil ancestry] who accidentally falls into making a pact with a devil. That throws her life into
Nov 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first audiobook to which I have listened. There is a Sundering book coming out from this author soon, so I thought I would use a free trial audiobook to learn these characters, so I might read it when it comes out.

I rather enjoyed this book. It focuses on some of the newer types of characters that came out in 4th Edition D&D, and how they work in the Forgotten Realms. If none of that sentence made sense to you, this book is not for you. Assuming it did, this might prove an enjoy
Oct 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very good book. As the first part of Farideh's story, it gives you a good grasp of the characters and their intentions.
The story moves at a very good pace. It presents us with some new races and their cultures, the dragonborn, the tieflings, as well as some new classes, as the warlock. It also gives us a deep insight on the way devils work, their contracts and the "read carefully before signing" facet we all think of when one says bargaining with the devil (this being important regard
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Teiflings. They're kind of like half human, half devil. At least in appearance. The twin Teiflings in this novel are the good guys, one of which saves her sister from making a pact with a devil by basically doing it herself. Farideh is her name, and she's now Lorcan's warlock. He's one of the devils her twin sister Havilar called up and then didn't really have any plans for. Farideh however is a little more thoughtful and knows exactly what she's done.

Anyway, this novel sees them venturing off
Troy Taylor
When I reviewed "The Adversary," I said I was pleased to see how well author Erin Evans "gets" the Forgotten Realms. "Brimstone Angels," which introduces us to the tiefling twins Farideh and Havilar, confirms that. "Getting" the Realms is no small thing. Many fine authors have written good, solid stories in the Realms setting. But there are very few that rightly convey it. Evans is one of them.

Much of the book is set in the game world's deconstructed (or should, I say, reconstructed, depending o
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