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Crown of Fire (Shandril's Saga #2)

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Adventurer on the Run!
Once Shandril was a humble kitchen maid.
Now she's one of the most powerful magic-users in the land.
And a lot of people want her dead.
The evil Zhentarim, the powerful Cult of the Dragon--all of them want her spellfire, and they'll kill whoever they must to get it. There's only one thing for Shandril to do: run. With the aid of Elminster of Shadowda
Mass Market Paperback, 375 pages
Published April 19th 1994 by TSR (first published April 1st 1994)
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Dec 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Definitely better than the original but still could have been better. At least this time there appeared to be more of a story instead of just a bunch of random battle sequences and meetings with personalities of the Realms. There is still plenty of whining and back-to-back battles but at least this time Shandril finally decides to take it to the enemy.
Feb 23, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: forgotten-realms
I didn't like this book as much as the first one, but I still like this series more than anything else I've read by this author.

This book had a lot of the same cool characters from the first book and a few new ones, namely the lord of Eveningstar, Tessaril and Mirt the Moneylender, a lord of Waterdeep.
There is not as much of Elminster, but he is definitely present.

In this book the number one villians are the Zhents. Manshoon is back, Fzoul is back, lots of Beholders, and some backstabbing within
Valerie Harridge
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shandril has been born with the gift of spellfire. Spellfire is the most powerful magic that anyone can possess and very few have. Every cult and clan in all of Faerun is after her to get the spellfire. Shandril along with her husband Narm set out to find somewhere safe for her. Along they way they run into the different clans that which to try to take the spellfire away from her. When Shandril looses a close friend in her party. She alone sets out to one of the most powerful dark clans to dest ...more
Peter Greenwell
Dec 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: forgotten-realms
More of a 2.75 out of 5. It's better than its predecessor, but not by much. Arguably stronger writing, more focus in the storytelling and the narrative doesn't drift as much. None of the characters within escape their cardboard boxes though, and there are too many deus ex machina elements for my liking as Gandalf Elminster saves the day once too often. Still, Ed Greenwood is having fun in the world that Ed Greenwood made and I can relate to his enthusiasm.

All taken, this book is slightly above a
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
Un pochino meglio del precedente volume, ma la storia continua ad avere gli stessi problemi riscontrati nel primo. Ottime descrizioni dei paesaggi e delle location, ma pessima storia, sostanzialmente gli Zhentarim che mandano gente a caso contro Shandril ed i suoi amici, e combattimenti stile videogioco. Tant'è che il finale sembrava estrapolato direttamente da Diablo, con Shandril che bruciava gente e nemici a destra e a manca. Ma almeno la storia è più coerente e lineare.
Nov 03, 2013 rated it liked it
A step up from "Spellfire" but it's a small step. Once again it's a simple story told in a very predictable way. Some of the dialog is quite amusing and at times rather touching but most falls flat and is overdone. I find myself far more interested in the background characters then the dull as dirt main character.
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I didn't enjoy this book near as much as I enjoyed Spellfire.
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Jun 17, 2013 rated it did not like it
really didnt like this book very much, characters were weak, story wasnt well written and very hard to follow
Audrey Montague
Feb 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
i liked it alot. Its like a cross of the Rings trilogy, and King Arthur stories. If you like medieval fiction, you may like this trilogy. the author was a writer for the D&D games.
I found this book in the road in front of my house. I read it but I don't remember whether it was any good.
Tim Gray
Oct 30, 2016 rated it liked it
A slow read for me - some happy nostalgia, yes, but not easy going. heavy on action, but light on character and plot. One for the fans only.
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Ed Greenwood is the creator of the Forgotten Realms fantasy world, which became the setting for his home D&D game in 1975. Play still continues in this long-running campaign, and Ed also keeps busy producing Realmslore for various TSR publications.

Ed has published over two hundred articles in Dragon magazine and Polyhedron newszine, is a lifetime charter member of the Role Playing Game Associa
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