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Gods and mortals alike succumb to gambling fever aboard the Peace of Boona on its yearly baccarat cruise, and would-be lovers Max and Eleanor, children of two of the game's celebrated fixtures, are alternately seduced and repulsed by the frenzy. From up above, Kronos, Apollo and other celestial powerhouses dabble in earthly matters as the Titan Argus competes with the mortal D.A. Holon for the strumpet La Petite's love in Mark Broderick's madcap first book, Baccarat: Nine Lives South of Boona.
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ED GREENWOOD has written numerous articles, game products, columns, short stories, and novels. Among his most recent novels are Death of the Dragon (with Troy Denning) and Elminster in Hell. Greenwood resides in the Canadian province of Ontario. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
As with some of his other titles, it meanders a bit, like a collection of short stories and snippets. But the overall effect is different and interesting. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Timothy Baril
I took a little bit to get into reading the book
but once into it i found it to be a very good read and captivating story line
The last written book in the Elminster series turned out to be the least confusing book for me. His battles where still very confusing but the storyline was actually pretty good... Read morePublished on March 8 2004 by R. Reinhart
I had read the other elminster books and found them to be on the level. This one however, seemed to be written for no other reason than to make money. Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2004
While the plot of the book was good, and the way he used the memories to keep power from Nergal was an interesting idea. Read morePublished on June 1 2003 by Ken
The idea is straightforward. Dump Elminster in Hell. Have a demon torture him, again and again and again. Read morePublished on Feb. 22 2003 by Amazon Customer
Sadly, I've watched this author's work get worse and worse with time. This book should have been great. Read morePublished on Oct. 2 2002
As a devoted fan of the Dragonlance and Forgotten Realms series, this book was an automatic purchase as soon as I saw in on the shelf. Read morePublished on Aug. 15 2002 by K. A. Hering
The other customer reviews are right, read the other books involving Elminster first. When you do, there's no need to read this one. Read morePublished on July 23 2002