Rosenberg's intrepid retainers of the Castle Cullinane return in this jaunty addition to his popular Guardians of the Flame series. Doughty men-at-arms Pirojil, Durine and Kethol are stuck with the dirty work when sneaky outworlder Walter Slovotsky avoids accepting a commission from the Dowager Empress to investigate claims that Lady Leria Vor'sen is being pressured to marry Lord Miron, the son of ambitious Elanee, baroness of nearby Keranahan. Along the way they're joined by the wizard Erenor, whose arcane powers may be rivaled by his theatrical ability, and whose background is as colorful as those of the Cullinane retainers. Though Lady Leria denies feeling any pressure under the watchful eye of Elanee, the three decide it's best to escort the young woman back to speak directly with the Dowager Empress?a plan that sets in motion a dangerous chain of events, all designed to keep Leria from reaching Cullinane safely. Fortunately Pirojil, Durine and Kethol, ably assisted by Erenor, are equal to the task of protecting Leria under almost any circumstances, given a little help from Slovotsky and Cullinane's dragon, Ellegon. Rosenberg writes his usual competent mix of earthy characters and gritty action, including a surprising climax that will irrevocably change the trio of friends and soldiers.
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This book is a fun read. I started reading the guardians of the Flame series a few years ago and have enjoyed them all. Read morePublished on July 27 2002 by Rondall Reynoso
I keep hoping the Guardians of the Flame series will improve, but after the first two, it was all down hill. The author has a habit of reusing favorite phrases and descriptions. Read morePublished on Sept. 20 2001
I didn't exactly ROFLOL, but there are funny places in the book that at least made me chuckle, and all the rest of the literary requirements (plot, characterization, not... Read morePublished on Aug. 26 2000
Another Great book for the Gaurdian of the Flame series. I was a little disipointed it didn't continue with Jason. Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2000 by "tobiwright"
I didn't realize when I bought this book that it was part of an ongoing series. I was disappointed because the author didn't really seem to make any effort to bring the reader in... Read morePublished on March 24 2000 by Molly Knudsen
I really enjoyed this book.This is more of a companion story with less about our first group of heroes than to the previous 6 books in the series . Read morePublished on March 20 2000 by Allan Bradley
The writing style and content are not particularly brilliant, but were captivating enough to keep me turning pages against my better judgment. Read morePublished on March 13 2000
I have read ALL of the previous Guardian Novels and can say this one follows nicely... To Hnutt001@aol. Read morePublished on March 10 2000 by denwagh
I'm not sure I buy the notion that Rosenberg's three heroes are intended to reprise Dumas' -- Durine and Pirojil could maybe both lay claim to being Porthos, while Kethol is much... Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2000 by Oscar Bartles