The Ring of Winter

The Ring of Winter From the cover For centuries adventurers have sought the fabled Ring of Winter rud to possess the magical might to make the wearer immortal and bring a second Ice Age down upon the Realms Artus Cimb

  • Title: The Ring of Winter
  • Author: James Lowder
  • ISBN: 9781560763307
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • From the cover For centuries, adventurers have sought the fabled Ring of Winter, rud to possess the magical might to make the wearer immortal and bring a second Ice Age down upon the Realms Artus Cimber knows where it is.After discovering the ring is hidden in the jungles of Chult, he sets off to fulfill the quest that has devoured a decade of his life Knowing that tFrom the cover For centuries, adventurers have sought the fabled Ring of Winter, rud to possess the magical might to make the wearer immortal and bring a second Ice Age down upon the Realms Artus Cimber knows where it is.After discovering the ring is hidden in the jungles of Chult, he sets off to fulfill the quest that has devoured a decade of his life Knowing that the artifact is hidden somewhere in the danger filled jungles and recovering it are two entirely different matters, however especially when a lost city, rampaging dinosaurs, and the villainous Cult of Frost all stand between Artus and his goal.The Ring of Winter is the fifth in an open ended series of novels focusing on the Harpers, the secret organization for Good in the Forgotten Realms fantasy world

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    1. A tale of Artus Cimber and his journey to the enigmatic continent of Chult to find the fabled Ring of Winter. This was a great research read for running the current most recent D&D campaign, and a good introduction to the next, which is set to take place in Chult.Overall, this book was not bad at all. It was short and quite enjoyable for a cliché-ridden shared-world fantasy novel.

    2. A brief summary followed by a book review. A starred rating has been purposefully avoided.***WARNING: SKIP TO THE REVIEW TO AVOID MINIMAL SPOILERS*******SUMMARY******Artus Cimber and his adventuring companion, the old mage Sir Hydel Pontifax, travel to the jungles of Chult looking for the fabled Ring of Winter, a magical artifact that bestows its wearer with immortality, the ability to wield snow and ice, and the power to bring forth an Second Ice Age. Legend has it that the ring is a power of u [...]

    3. I picked up this book mainly to get some background for the new D&D adventure: Tomb of Annihilation. It is most definitely a mixed bag for several reasons:1. I suspect, but can't be sure that the author may have been directed to stick to a 300 page limit. The book is very choppily edited and actually NEEDS more exposition and backstory for the lead protagonist not to mention the supporting characters.2. I don't usually say this about fantasy, but this novel would have benefited from more wor [...]

    4. This is the first, and one of the only, forgotten realms books set in the Jungles of Chult. That was a huge draw for me, since I'm always trying to discover new things about this world. There were all kinds of little things that I liked about this story; a dragon turtle that charges for safe passage, a four armed magical servant, and the bera of Mezzro. I also liked being introduced to the god UbtaoI will say that I did not expect him to be like he was portrayed in this book. There were several [...]

    5. I wasn't a fan of this book. I generally find books based on games not that great and this was no exception. The hero is not really a hero, he's arrogant (expects people just to give up the thing he's looking for simply because he's been looking for it for a long time), he's useless in most situations and gets through scenes because of the help he gets, and he's overly emotional. He's kind of like Bella from Twilight - people like him or fall in love with him for no particular reason. Not only t [...]

    6. Another book in the Forgotten Realms Harpers series, in its favor it does not read like the traditional fantasy genre novel. The author's notes mentioned he borrowed from his childhood memories of pulp fiction and action serials, and one could easily imagine this with Indiana Jones as the lead character, with magic and sword instead of gun and whip. However, ending was very abrupt and unsatisfying. Took away from what was otherwise a decent book.

    7. A good readIf you like fantasy reading, you should like this book. A little more 'pulpy' than typical Forgotten Realms fare, the jungle setting gives this book a unique feel among the FR books. The story is well written and the plot laid out well with good pacing and a story that takes a different perspective on the culmination battle.

    8. This was a good book and also one in a series.but it can certainly be read as a stand alone novel. Entertaining and new characters were what highlighted this book and although not very many major characters I would recommend it to a Forgotten Realms fan. The Harpers were minor figures in the book, and that was a drawing point for me since I am not really that impressed with "the Harper" series or characters.

    9. This was a fun book. I especially liked the info on the Land of Chult and the description of the Tabaxi culture. Artus Cimber made for a good hero and the descriptions of the religion of Ubtao were excellent. A good addition to the Harpers series.

    10. I could NOT get into this book. I have read other books by this author before and I had no problem. I think the issue was this story seemed to be to be more designed for an epic trilogy rather than crammed into a single volume. The story seemed jumbled and rushed. I just didn't enjoy this at all.

    11. I still remember a quote from this book 20 years later. The Harpers was the first novel series I ever read, so my ratings are based solely on nostalgia.

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