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Sands of the Soul: Sembia [Mass Market Paperback]

Voronica Whitney-Robinson
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Nov. 1 2002 Sembia
The sixth installment in the exciting Sembia series.Continuing the overall theme of the Sembia series, Sands of the Soul details the interactions of characters debuted in the The Halls of Stormweather anthology. This series was specifically designed to be an accessible entry point for new readers to the Forgotten Realms universe. This particular title fleshes out an area that is familiar to Forgotten Realms fans but that has not been previously detailed.

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VORONICA WHITNEY-ROBINSON is a marine biologist in Seattle, Washington. She coauthored Spectre of the Black Rose with James Lowder, and contributed a short story to The Halls of Stormweather.

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2.0 out of 5 stars OVERALL SCORE: (C-) March 16 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Slow, boring, predictable, and the hero is silly and self-absorbed. Also the dialogue is dull and shallow. But, besides that........
{Try, Paul S. Kemp's "Shadow's Witness" (Forgotten Realms: Sembia series, Book 2)" or "Twilight Falling" (Forgotten Realms: The Erevis Cale Trilogy, Book 1) these are really good books!}
OVERALL SCORE: (C-)
PLOT: (C-), CHARATERS: (C-), DIALOGUE: (C-), SETTING: (C), ACTION/COMBAT: (C-), ANTAGONISTS: (B-), ROMANCE: (B-), AGE LEVEL: (PG)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another good one in the Sembia series April 18 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I have to agree with the majority that have posted here when I saw I really liked the book. Sort of funny to read the review before mine, though. I always laugh when people have some critisim of another's work when they can't even bother to check their own spelling. :)
Tazi gets herself back together, but...spoiler...I sort of wonder what's going to happen to her as she loses those closest to her. Should be an interesting journey for her.
Eagerly waiting for Tazi's next story!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad April 10 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book had some real potential, but it sort of de-railed along the way. While it has a great start and a killer villain. However, once Tazi leaves Sembia the story goes from great to mediocre. A once greatly malicious villain turns into your average nasty schmoe and the novle just degenerates into a standard hack and slash unbtil you get to the end of the story type book.
While not bad, this is definately the low point in the Sembian series, which means it is still good, just not as good as the rest of them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tazi Rocks! Feb. 28 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I've gotta agree with the other review that this book isn't as gory as some of the other FR books, but it was thrilling anyway!
Tazi finally has herself back together and everybody better watch out.
I was glad that most of the family wasn't in the story very much because it would have been hard for her to do what she had to without all of them trying to lend a hand. And this was something Tazi had to do alone.
While I didn't get everything I wanted out of the ending, Ms. Whitney-Robinson didn't cop out with a Hollywood one.
Definitely want more of her!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I was surprised! Feb. 10 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I've been following the Sembia series and have enjoyed all of them so far, but some more than others.
After reading Tazi's story in Halls of Stormweather, I figured her novel would be typical theiving stuff, with her jumping from rooftop to rooftop. To my surprise and pleasure, Tazi did a little more than that!
This tied up the loose ends from Halls as well as some dangling items from Shadow's Witness quite nicely. I like the way Tazi is shaping up and hope she'll be around the Realms for some time to come!
I would recommend this to everyone reading the Sembia Series and even those who aren't!
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4.0 out of 5 stars More please! Feb. 9 2003
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I didn't think I would like this book as much as I did. I tend to stick to Ed Greenwood,RAS and other established writers, but I took Elaine Cunningham's advice from the boards and gave this a read and I wasn't disappointed!
While the book is geared for newer readers of the Realms, I still enjoyed it, too, and I consider myself an "old hand".
Looking forward to reading more about Tazi in Crimson Gold!
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