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Lesser Evils

(Brimstone Angels #2)

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Mere weeks after escaping Neverwinter, Farideh’s dreams are still haunted by Lorcan, the cambion devil whose power fuels her own. One of only four known descendents of the original Brimstone Angel, Farideh has no regrets about the pact she made with the devil. But no one in the Hells knows that she has a twin—an impulsive eager sister, just waiting to be corrupted. At leas ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by Wizards of the Coast (first published January 1st 2012)
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Chris Jackson
Aug 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky to receive an advanced review copy of Lesser Evils, so this review will contain absolutely no spoilers. I very much enjoyed this, the second novel in the “Brimstone Angles” series. Erin M. Evans is becoming one of the Forgotten Realms rising stars, and is well deserving of every bit of praise I intend to lavish upon her. With her twin tiefling protagonists, Farideh and Havilar, Evans has created a pair that will steal your heart…or perhaps cut it out. Her characterization of the inse ...more
Chris
Dec 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Just finished this and honestly, quite stunned. Not to Erin's obvious talent, but to the detail of the storytelling, adventure, and character development that is this novel. I loved Brimstone Angels, and this book takes it a new level. Forget the IP, Forget the chatter, If you love fantasy at all...READ THESE BOOKS!
Christopher
A battle of proper nouns.

Brimstone Angels: Lesser Evils presents a problem for me. I read the 1st book approximately 7 years ago while on deployment. I did not care for it much then for reasons that I no longer recall. But I owned both books so finally decided to read book #2. Coming at it again 7 years later I'm inundated with proper nouns whose derivation and history are lost to me (if I ever knew them). While I recognize that I am a large nerd and have rolled a 20-sided die in my time, I am s
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Colona Public Library
Aug 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
This D&D book is a very interesting continuation from the first. Farideh, her sister and Bryn are left in Waterdeep while Mehen attends to personal business. Madness ensues.

First off, it was interesting to see the inner workings of certain factions of Waterdeep, and a full description of the city, at that. The Sword Coast is an interesting setting, and seeing it from the perspective of a teenage warlock is even better! Second, and this is the biggest deal breaker for whether I would continue th
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Epheros Aldor
Mar 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Lesser Evils is Erin Evans’ second book revolving around the twin sisters, Feridah and Havilar. Her first book, Brimstone Evils, introduces these characters under the Legends of Neverwinter story line and continues to add depth and dimension to each character and their relationship to each other and those around them. Lesser Evils picks up where Brimstone Angels leaves off but there is very little reference to the original that the reader can consider each a solid standalone novel. I would consi ...more
Jeffery Mace
Dec 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Erin M. Evans follows up the wonderful Brimstone Angels with this sequel; it is her best work yet.

Beginning shortly after Brimstone Angels we find Farideh and party in Waterdeep. While in the city Farideh's ability to find entanglements where a multitude of power groups intertwine comes to the for and leads to a search for an ancient Netherese library. With a party composed of individuals with very different goals, most hidden from the others, the developments plot and intercharacter relations a
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Joshua
Dec 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: forgotten-realms
Strong warlock women and clumsy paladin boys trapped in a mystical library with evil intentions. A brainy, magical adventure with good exposition on the priestly powers and their struggles. This was the perfect background research on the intricacies of warlock pacts for my character in Neverwinter Online.
Beejay Bristow-stagg
Apr 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Who do you trust? The Paladin or the Devil? The Harper or the Zhentarim? Another great read with WONDERFUL characters. Bravo!
Tom Holmes
Jun 07, 2015 rated it liked it
If you enjoy your D&D in book form, this one's pretty good. I'll probably read the next and see how the Brimstone Angles trilogy ends. At least, I think its a trilogy :) ...more
Patrick
Oct 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Lorcan, as a character, is amazing. The relationship with Farideh feels forced, and somewhat pathetic.
Alex
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lesser Evils - 4/5
Non-spoiler review
A fun, interesting and, in some places, gripping adventure, continuing well from the events of the first book. Well worth continuing the story if you have read and enjoyed the first book.

Pros:
- Exciting to see the main character, Farideh, develop further after the events of the first book.

- Excellent new characters to add on to the list of already good characters from the first book. Good character development for both new and old characters. Some a lot
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Jeremiah Mccoy
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, non-fiction
This is better than the first book. There are less devils involved in this story, so I was less distracted by there annoying portrayal in D&D. This is a straight up D&D adventure for the most part. The new characters are a bit shallow but enjoyable non the less. Farideh and company get sucked into a races to a lost netherese archive against Shadovar forces. Good comradery. The mysteries in the archive are fun to see unfold.

My one problem, which is a little of hold over from the previous story,
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Leslie V
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Peter
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Your mileage may vary, but I got a huge kick out of this. It's got all your favorite Forgotten Realms stuff, and an intriguing and genuinely spooky mystery. The thing about the Realms books is that our heroes tend to be so powerful that it's hard for them to be ... spooky. But the big set-piece ending of this one (in which our heroes are sent on a mission to a hidden library, not searingly original but LOADS of fun) has a neat mystery behind it, a good reveal...

It's not perfect. The reason WHY
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Brian
Sep 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
This story pretty much picks up where Brimstone Angels #1 left of. Farideh and her sister are on their way to Waterdeep, and Farideh's devil (Lorcan) has been imprisoned by his sister (Sairché). Farideh's relationship w/ Lorcan has changed somewhat since the events of the last book, and she's determined to find a way to help him out of his predicament. This book gets into the Harpers a little more, and the Brimstone Angels' journey takes them all the way from Waterdeep to a mysterious, ancient l ...more
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Oh my goooosh.

So good.

One of those books that I can't find anything to complain about. I got too sucked into the book to think critically while reading so I don't even have any specific praise. I just loved it. Even though I loved the first book in the series as well, this one was much easier to get pulled into since I was interested in ALL the POV characters (in the first book, I didn't like Rohini's POV scenes, and it took me a while to get interested in Brin or Tam.)
Thomas  Wyndham
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic! Possibly better than the first book even. The developing relationships between characters have me well and truly hooked. The middle of the book had me becoming confused alongside the characters, but as it all came together in the climactic action at the end, it was very satisfying. Tremendous.
Greg Wright
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
A more traditional D&D style adventure than the previous entry, it overall had better characters but flow issues, as if Evans had more she wanted to do but editorial reviews forced her to condense. Still absolutely better than the vast majority of D&D novels. ...more
Dan Bonser
Sep 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not a fan of the reader, but its listenable. Loved how I was confused for awhile, which is sooooo rare in a book for me, but it all panned out. I really loved the set up for the next book, it really left me with anticipation.
Leader of the Pack
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
An excellent follow-up to Brimstone Angels. Evans' lovable characters continue to grow as they embark on a new adventure into an ancient wizard's lair.
Frank
Oct 04, 2017 rated it liked it
This was good. It dragged a little in the beginning.
Phil Mcleod
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Slow start but got a hold of me by the end.
Megan
Dec 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: d-d, fantasy
I love each of these books more and more and Faridah especially.
Marianne
Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
What nerdy fun! Like a super awesome game of D&D. ...more
Abhinav
Oct 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-read
You can find the full review over at The Founding Fields:

http://thefoundingfields.com/2013/01/...

Shadowhawk reviews the sequel to Brimstone Angels, another Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms novel by Erin M. Evans.

“Despite a few flaws, Lesser Evils is a worthy sequel to Brimstone Angels and it tells a really interesting tale.” ~The Founding Fields

Second novels are strange beasts. It’s great to see authors improve on a second outing and to continue to develop as well. The same applies to third
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Maris
Jun 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: dnd, le-fiction
Twilight of the Forgotten Realms
After reading this book something had bothered me, and I couldn't really put my finger exactly what it was. And then it struck me in a terrible realization WHAT was it that I didn't really like about Farideh and her teenage love and hate relationship with Lorcan... This book is the equivalent of Twilight, but set in Forgotten Realms world , where vampire was swapped for a devil, and an un-ordindary girl for even less ordinary tiefling girl.
Somehow this bitter rev
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Chris Jackson
Aug 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky to receive an advanced review copy of Lesser Evils, so this review will contain absolutely no spoilers. I very much enjoyed this, the second novel in the “Brimstone Angles” series. Erin M. Evans is becoming one of the Forgotten Realms rising stars, and is well deserving of every bit of praise I intend to lavish upon her. With her twin tiefling protagonists, Farideh and Havilar, Evans has created a pair that will steal your heart…or perhaps cut it out. Her characterization of the inse ...more
Justin
Jan 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dnd-fantasy
Ahh, Wizards of the Coast/TSR "hit or miss" D&D fantasy novels. How you've been a friend over the years when my brain is too tired to handle anything else. ;)

"Brimstone Angels: Lesser Evils" is one of the newer D&D novels, it came out just recently and is the second book in the "Brimstone Angels" series. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the protagonists, a pair of devil-touched twin girls; one a warlock and the other a warrior. With a dragonborn foster father. (Yes, they really tried to fit in
...more
Jennifer
Apr 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
Oh no! Maybe if I had read book one first I would have enjoyed this one more. It was ok. The beginning was slow, the printing was sloppy (could have just been my copy), and the story was hard to jump into (probably because it is book two). About half of the book is stuck in the same town. It wasn't until they finally left town that I became interested in the story at all.

The action was vivid and exciting! The description of the settings and the magic was very well done. The traps were intriguin
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Silas
Dec 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again, this was the audiobook version, as with the previous book in the series. The same narrator did this book, which was helpful, though there was a slight hiccup about midway through the book where chapter 12 was included twice, the first time with a different narrator who used different pronunciations for names and places... which was jarring, but which I might have avoided by simply reading to the other one. If you are listening to this through audible.com, be on the lookout for that. ...more
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