Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Siege (The Return of the Archwizards #2) (Forgotten Realms)

The Siege - Troy Denning This review is written with a GPL 3.0 license and the rights contained therein shall supersede all TOS by any and all websites in regards to copying and sharing without proper authorization and permissions. Crossposted at Bookstooge.booklikes. blogspot.wordpress.com by  Bookstooge's Exalted Permission.
Title: The Siege
Series: The Return of the Archwizards
Author: Troy Denning
Rating: 2.5 of 5 Stars
Genre: SFF
Pages: 356
Format: Kindle digital edition


The Netherese are playing hardball with all the kingdoms, trying to dominate them under the guise of helping to stop the phaerim incursion.
Melegaunt died in the previous book but somehow his knowledge of the phaerim lives on in Galaeron and the Netherese are willing to do just about anything to get that knowledge, including abandoning Evereska and allowing Galaeron's dark shadow to control him more and more.
Battles and mayhem ensue and while the phaerim are weakened, so are the Netherese and the surrounding countries, as they all fight each other and betrayals abound.

My Thoughts:

i enjoyed this quite a bit more than the previous book but there were still points in the story that just left me scratching my head trying to figure out WHAT Denning meant or how he got from Point A to Point B. It is like what he thinks is obvious is completely opaque to me.

The big battle at the end was pretty cool and pretty much made up for none of the characters really being likable. I'd like to place an order for One Hero in the final book but I think that the menu is already prepared and that that option wasn't included.

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