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The Shard Axe: An Eberron Novel

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Sentinel Marshal Sabira d'Deneith has spent the last eight years trying to drown the memories of the mission that cost her partner his life and gave her the nickname "The Shard axe." Until she's recalled from the city of Stormreach to carry out a mission on House Deneith's behalf--protect and defend the heir of the dwarven city of Frostmantle during his murder trial. The s ...more
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Published September 6th 2011 by Wizards of the Coast (first published January 1st 2011)
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Sep 27, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Shard Axe by Marsheila Rockwell

The Shard Axe is a stand-alone novel, at least at the time of this review, that is set in the Eberron world of Dungeons and Dragons. The Shard Axe is also based on the popular free to play massively multiplayer online game called Dungeons and Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited. Marsheila Rockwell has written another Eberron book titled Legacy of Wolves. She has also written short stories and poems for a large amount of anthologies and collections. The Shard Axe
Sep 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sentinel Marshall Sabira Lyet d'Deneith is called upon to perform a mission only she can do but has to return to a person and place she promised herself she never would. Eight years ago she watched the murderous Nightshard die and saved a life that earned her the nicknamed "The Shard Axe". Now a series of murders in Stormreach are all too similar to Nightshard and Sabira must return to face her demons in order save a life. In a city full of enemies can she keep the past from repeating itself?

Ken Hart
Apr 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"The Shard Axe" is an exciting mystery/adventure that takes you everywhere from Stormreach's criminal underworld to the majestic mountain stronghold in the Mror Holds, where the only thing more astounding than the dwarven architecture is the complicated state of dwarven politics. Or dwarven families. They're pretty much the same thing where dwarves are concerned. At that's where investigator Sabira d'Deneith must untangle the confusing clues behind a series of vicious murders - killings that bea ...more
Melissa J. Katano
What can I say? I really enjoy the writing of Marsheila Rockwell. This is another D&D novel, but again, while knowledge of the World of Eberron might be nice (just so that the place names would be familiar), it's not necessary.

This is wholly unrelated to The Legacy of Wolves (except for the fact that they're both set in Eberron), so don't feel that you have to read The Legacy of Wolves (except, of course, you really ought to because it's good).

Murder. Betrayal. Old demons to face (not litera
Gerald Black
Jun 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are many reviewers who disparage any and all gaming influenced novels. Personally I don't care. I enjoy the action, the magic, and the characters. Am I saying this is as good as works by R.A. Salvatore, Troy Denning, or Paul S. Kemp? No. But it is a great mix of fantasy and mystery and kept my interest throughout. Isn't that all one can ask for?
Sep 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun D&D story taking place in Eberron and the world of Dungeons and Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited (the MMO). Mostly a D&D novel, no need to know the game to enjoy it (although there are some great references if you are a fan of the game.) Quick, easy read. Dug it!
Jonathan Moeller
To sum up The Shard Axe - think "Criminal Minds", but with more sorcery and dwarves. A solid fantasy murder mystery.
Oct 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A well written tale, full of action and adventure. Fans of D&D will certainly enjoy this novel, which really does a good job blending traditional fantasy with a noir who-dunnit murder.
Sep 10, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Solid addition to the Eberron world, a quick read, nice to see dwarves featured in the Eberron setting
Sep 13, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting novel of guilt, vengeance, and redemption in a complex world of magical technology and war.
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Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell was born [redacted] years ago in America's Last, Best Place. A descendant of kings, pilgrims, Ojibwe hunters and possibly a witch or two, she spent the first few years of her life frolicking gleefully in a large backyard that is now part of one of the nation's largest Superfund sites. Perhaps that explains her early penchant for fantasy and horror - the first book she ev ...more
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