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The battle to free Eriador from the grip of the tyrannical Wizard-King Greensparrow continues in this fitfully rousing sequel to The Sword of Bedwyr. Although the humans, elves and dwarves led by young Luthien Bedwyr, The Crimson Shadow, have retaken the city of Montfort from Greensparrow and have restored the city's ancient name of Caer MacDonald, the battle for freedom has just begun. An army of "cyclopians" led by the vicious Belsen Krieg advances to crush the rebels, who must gain allies from those reluctant to take on dangerous forces. The ancient wizard Brind D'Amou, who sparked recent events with his gift of a magical cape to Luthien, joins the rebels as an adviser and leader. Luthien himself, abetted by followers and comrades, devises brilliant tactics that destroy his immediate enemies and earn him much-needed allies. Salvatore's battle scenes are robust, but his fantasy is dully derivative, and Luthien's meandering about his love life is awful.
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'Salvatore describes and choreographs battle scenes better than any other contemporary fantasist' Pubishers Weekly '...memorable characters and compelling action' Terry Brooks --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
The second book of the "Crimson Shadow" is what I have expected - very good adventure story with a lot of combats. Read morePublished on Nov. 2 2002 by Sir Sparhawk
This book is amazing, a good read. The characters have depth, the story is good, and combat scenes are nothing short of amazing. this is good but the Dark Elf Trilogy is better.Published on Aug. 10 2002
This book is awful. Don't waste your time and money with this uninspiring work. Don't buy it.Published on Aug. 1 2001 by Vitalia de Urso
R.A. Salvator weaves a stunning tale of war and the heroics therein. Tied in with a tale of true love pulling through the tough times in life. Read morePublished on Dec 1 2000 by "sssrahl"
I usually love Salvatore's books, wishing that they would never end. The opposite was true for this book. The plot is basically this: Luthien fights millions of cyclopeans. Read morePublished on Nov. 23 2000
This trilogy was great! Full of adventure, heartbreak, romance, and about as many laughs as Carrot-Top in performance! It was a refreshing break from Drizzt and his band. Read morePublished on Nov. 10 1999
Luthien's Gamble is my all time favorite book. The action leaves you wanting more of Salvatore's books in the series. It makes you part of the book. Read morePublished on Nov. 9 1998