TANTRAS-AVATAR #2 Mass Market Paperback – Aug 19 1989
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My only gripe in this novel is how Cyrics attitude change is so sudden. It should have been a gradual thing but it it not.
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**Spoilers if you have not read SHADOWDALE!**
At the end of Shadowdale Mystra was destroyed. Lord Banes Avatar was blow into a bloody pulp, and Elminster was sucked into a rift and killed.
Now Midnight and Adon are on trial for the Murder of Shadowdales sage. Kelemvor who we have found is cursed to turn into a Panther if he tries to do anything that is not in his own best interest cannot do anything. Cyric has changed drastically, he thinks himself better than all in the group.
Bane takes a new avatar and with the help of Myrkul continues his quest to regain the Tablets of Fate.
The Time of Troubles continues!
After reading Shadowdale, I seriously regretted it. Frankly, I couldn't (and still can't) believe that book is the start of a classic anything- let alone a FR trilogy. Compared to any of Salvatore, Denning, or Cunningham's novels, it is utterly pathetic. The characters are flat, and the book reads like a transcript from some Dungeon Master's game (and not a very good DM, at that). Despite the fact that I already had the other two, I was somewhat reluctant to continue.
Fans of the Realms, take heart. This book is good enough that I've forgotten most of the unpleasantries of Shadowdale. I'm pleased to say that Tantras is a huge improvement over its predecessor. It is supposedly written by the same author, Scott Ciencin (a.k.a. Richard Awlinson) and if this really is the same author's work, then he has seriously improved. It's true that the characters are still a bit undeveloped, but at least they don't act like cranky, somewhat deranged children anymore. I'm still not quite sure why Adon is even present, but he does at least do something useful in this book. Additionally, some of the perplexing, seemingly random events that took place in Shadowdale are given at least a partial explanation. For example, the haunted woods that appeared out of nowhere to waylay our heroes was just nature gone bad. Oh.Read more ›
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This story is very interesting. I think it has some of the best charecters i've ever read. Its cool that they put the gods into the story. Read morePublished on May 20 2004
This is necessary reading if you are a fan of the Forgotten Realms simply because this is the actual explanation of what happens to cause the Time of Troubles. Read morePublished on Feb. 1 2002 by Cameron Case
OK. So here we have the second installment in a series in which I didn't have much faith in after finishing the first book SHADOWDALE (Refer to my review for it. Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2002 by Eduardo Luis Costas
This is an excellent book completely filled with action, adventure, romance and riddles along the way. Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2001 by Spike Durden
After voraciously reading Shadowdale, I quickly picked up Tantras in hopes of learning whether or not Midnight and the heroes can find the Tablets of Fate and if Elminster was... Read morePublished on Oct. 4 2000 by WolfieCupcake
The Gods of the Forgotten Realms still wander among the mortals, since the Tablets of Fate have not been returned to the Gods' overlord, Lord Ao. Read morePublished on Sept. 27 2000
I mainly read this book because I play D&D in the Forgotten Realms system, and the history of Forgotten Realms fascinates me. Read morePublished on Aug. 18 2000 by Lori L. Ceangailte
"Tantras", second in the epic Realms shattering Avatar Trilogy, continues where "Shadowdale" left off. Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2000 by Christopher J. Cavallo
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