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Shadowborn (Ravenloft #18)

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Once he has aspired to become a paladin.

That was before the sun itself refused to shine upon him. Now his holy powers are failing him, his title has been give to another knight, and grim despair mires his every step. If he is to be redeemed, Alexi Shadowborn must discover the source of the curse that blackens his spirit.

The answer lies nearly two decades in the past, when

Mass Market Paperback, 314 pages
Published March 17th 1998 by TSR Books
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May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Ravenloft stories are part and parcel of my youth. They engendered my love of modern Gothic horror stories and led me to masters such as Lovecraft and Poe, in my later years. I have read many of the books in this series and have found several to be better than the rest, among them I list "I, Strahd"; "Knight of the Black Rose"; and "Vampire of the Mists". Add to that short list Shadowborn by Carrie Bebris. This was my first time reading Shadowborn and I am very glad that I did.

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Aug 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
I'm pretty sure this one doesn't even take place in Ravenloft and may have been published under this name rather then Grayhawk in an attempt to keep the series going, which it didn't accomplish. They would have been better served getting back to the core characters Strahd or Azalin and advancing the main plot if they were having trouble keeping up interest in the series. A decent Dark D&D book though. A tormented paladin and heroic undead priest are a bit more interesting then the usual fant ...more
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
There are great books in the Ravenloft series, so-so ones, and not very good ones. Unfortunately, this one seems to fall in the middle or so-so category. It was the characters, which ran from one dimensional to good with most of them unremarkable. One of the characters was really likeable-the cleric. Fortunately, the story flowed real well, making up for the characters. Can't really recommend this one.
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I enjoy the books in the Ravenloft series, but there are better volumes in it than this one. Not that this one was bad, but nothing particularly special either.
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Carrie began her career in publishing after previous roles as a newspaper reporter and college English teacher.

As an editor for fantasy publisher TSR, Inc., she developed supplements for the Dungeons & Dragons® roleplaying game before striking out on her own as a freelance writer and editor. She wrote two fantasy novels, Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor (2001) and Shadowborn (1998, with
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