on March 28, 2010
Let me first say this I suggest this book to those familiar with, or wish to be familiar with Forgotten Realms. If you aren't, following the stories will be a little tricky!
That being said...
If you're anything like me (and if you're into epic fantasy DnD stuff, you probably are) you will find this anthology too short for your tastes.
Not all of the stories were entertaining, but I was introduced to a few new authors who DID entertain me enough to make up for the boring stories. Some stories were stand-alones, but some were obviously part of another series. However, MOST of the stories were pretty good at explaining enough to the reader to follow, but not too much as to be a history/cultural guide.
Not a good book to pick up if youre looking to burrow yourself into the lazyboy for the rest of the evening, but great if youre going on a trip and need a quick distraction every now and then.