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Lies of Light (Forgotten Realms: Watercourse #2)

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In the sequel to Whisper of Waves, the fates of three different people--a wizard who works to further the plots of the Red Wizards of Thay while devising his own secret agenda, a woman tormented by the ghosts of the past, and a visionary who cares for nothing but to accomplish his greatest work--intertwine. Original.
Paperback, 308 pages
Published November 3rd 2006 by Wizards of the Coast (first published September 12th 2006)
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The Shayne-Train
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book really drives home the realization that Forgotten Realms novels have gotten so much more sophisticated than what they were back in the 80's and 90's that it's scary.

This second book in a trilogy is....Jesus, is it perfect? My mind wants to say perfect. But let's just say it's really, really, really, really, really, REALLY good.

There is so very little of the normal, clichéd fantasy tropes here. And even the small spatterings of the traditional fare (the crotchety but affable dwarf chara
Kagan Oztarakci
May 16, 2017 rated it liked it
"if you can find a way to benefit from isn't chaos."
"Crying is not a legitimate form of expression."
Lestat Bancroft
Mar 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Episode 2 in good book A$$hole characters continues with more of the same. Fun writing, fun not often explored corner of the realms, and I actively want every character dead.
Feb 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: forgotten-realms
I really liked the first book in this series, but this one was not as compelling.

Too often Athans is repeating himself with scenes involving the haunted character, Phyrea. We understand that she is going insane because an evil sword allows her to see a bunch of ghosts, who follow her around all the time and talk smack...they always want her to cut herself and go home. While some of these scenes are really well written and creepy, there are simply too many of them. I think that I'm not alone when
Jukka Särkijärvi
The middle part of a trilogy is often the weakest. All the important players have already been introduced and the stage has been set, but it is not yet time for the climax.

I previously reviewed the first book of the series, and most of the general criticisms I presented there apply here as well.

Most of Lies of Light concentrates on describing the intrigue and conniving of the Innarlan nobility and the Red Wizard Marek Rymiit. It reminds me of House of Cards except it isn't compelling in the leas
Jeremy Brown
Jun 19, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: mycollection
Lies of Light is the second book in The Watercourse Trilogy and revolves around a diverse cast of characters all pursuing their own ambitions in the remote city of Innarlith. The book picks up right where the first book Whisper of Waves left off with Ivar Devorast beginning his canal and the red wizard Marek Rymut beginning to make a play for power in the city of Innarlith. The book finally begins to include the genasi Pristoleph near the end of the book and includes more of the female Phyrea. O ...more
William Miller
Sep 23, 2012 rated it liked it
This is the second novel in the Watercourse trilogy, a series set in the Forgotten Realms fantasy setting. Worth reading, but not exceptional.
Jan 20, 2008 rated it did not like it
Shelves: forgotten-realms
this series the watercourse trilogy is prolly the worst trilogy in the entire forgotten realms setting
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Philip Athans is the founding partner of Athans & Associates Creative Consulting, and the New York Times best-selling author of Annihilation and more than a dozen other fantasy and horror books including The Guide to Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction and Writing Monsters. Born in Rochester, New York he grew up in suburban Chicago, where he published the literary magazine Alternative Fictio ...more
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