The City of Ravens

The City of Ravens Ravens Bluff The City of Ravens For the first time Jack Ravenwild s designs exceed his talents His ambitions plunge him into the middle of a plot to destroy the city a noble quest to find a lost hoa

  • Title: The City of Ravens
  • Author: RichardBaker
  • ISBN: 9780786914012
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ravens Bluff The City of Ravens For the first time, Jack Ravenwild s designs exceed his talents His ambitions plunge him into the middle of a plot to destroy the city, a noble quest to find a lost hoard, and a conspiracy to seize the reins of power through the nobility s Game of Masks Worse yet, Jack must choose between a life of freedom and saving the city he doesn t evRavens Bluff The City of Ravens For the first time, Jack Ravenwild s designs exceed his talents His ambitions plunge him into the middle of a plot to destroy the city, a noble quest to find a lost hoard, and a conspiracy to seize the reins of power through the nobility s Game of Masks Worse yet, Jack must choose between a life of freedom and saving the city he doesn t even know he loves The Cities A new series of stand alone novels, each set in one of the mighty cities of Faerun.

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    1. Skullduggery and dark doings, he thought. A dangerous prize and a lovely lady!Great fun, this.It is shared world fiction (one of my occasional guilty pleasures), so my expectations were aligned accordingly. However, this one still managed to surprise.It was an ominous-looking thing, with a silver skull embossed in the center and dire runes inscribed at each hasp. The title was stamped out in silver chasing: The Sarkonagael, or Secrets of the Shadewrights.When written right, the Forgotten Realms [...]

    2. I would have to say that this is probably one of my favorite Forgotten-Realms books. Baker did a great job with Jack Ravenwild, and even though Jack was an unsavory character I found myself hoping for his success. The book starts out with Jack running around accepting as many quests as can come his way. The author makes each one fun and exciting, with a mixture of investigation and intrigue. Soon most all of them go a-rye in some way and soon Jack is left to pick up the pieces and reap the rouge [...]

    3. I really wanted to like this book more, but there are a number of reasons why I just couldn't do it. Unlike most of my other reviews which go through structure, pacing, worldbuilding and the like, I am going to focus on what worked and what didn't work for me:What worked:- Strong nod to classic sword n'sorcery I couldn't help but draw ties to Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser with Anders and Jack (and I love Leiber's Lankhmar series).- Excellent Realmslore and detail - made me consult my Grand History [...]

    4. This is possibly most well written book in the Forgotten Realms 'verse, save only for Richard Baker's novels that came after. This novel can stand alone, separate from the usual swill that comes out of that company, as a wonderful story about a thief and a riddle. The characters are fully developed, the world is fully explored, and the reality in which it takes it brought down to Earth, to make it nearly believable. I recommend this book on the highest level that is populated only by LORD OF THE [...]

    5. I thoroughly loved reading this book. The character is a skulduggerous scoundrel, and as such, only has work associates, that don't even completely trust him. As per his attitude and personality, he trusts nobody but himself. He gets involved in several stories and adventures at the same time. I feel the protagonist consistently followed his, albeit eccentric, personality. Altogether an enjoyable read full of danger, laughs, realistic consequences, and intrigue.

    6. A light, fun fantasy novel that captures the feel of the Forgotten Realms setting well. The main character is a rogue in the purest sense, but you feel sympathy for him anyway. I loved this book and think it's a real shame Richard Baker didn't get the opportunity to write more to follow. One of my favorite light fantasy novels.

    7. I have been reading and playing D and D/RPG games/books since 1978. I have played all 4 versions of D and D. This is hands down the best book written in the fantasy fiction arena. Bar none.D

    8. "It’s good to want things that you can’t have,” she replied. “It keeps your ambition sharp."“An impossibly rich prize is, by its nature, impossible to obtain, so therefore the prize that is almost impossibly rich is therefore almost impossibly difficult. And if something is almost impossible, well that means that it is really possible but simply damned hard. Let us not turn away from a wondrous prize until we are certain that it is truly impossible to attain."

    9. I only recently finished City of Ravens, and now Richard Baker has revealed he is working on a new book with Jack Ravenwild. Which prompts me to write down a review of the first book.City of Ravens is a bit of a chaotic story, in that there are several unrelated stories runnign at once. These come together at the end, in a fashion, but mostly they stand on their own. In a way, it shows the chaotic life of a multi-talented rogue, but on the other, one often expects a coherent story, and in that t [...]

    10. More of a 3.5 than a 4 but no half ratings.My first attempt at a D&D book since the mid 90s.I found it surprisingly enjoyable.Couldn't hear the dice rolling like Salvatore or Weiss and Hickman.Also, being a stand alone Baker was able to tell a concise story despite dealing with many divergent plot lines.Jack was an amusing, if not likable Rogue. He was fairly standard to the archetype as were all the characters but Baker put together the story threads in such a manner that, even though none [...]

    11. This was a surprisingly good book and I'm going to look through and see if I can find any more by Richard Baker. He has managed to neatly thread the needle with a character who is confident without being arrogant, a charming rogue who doesn't appear smarmy or ingenuine. The secondary characters are all well drawn and three dimensional.He then brings these characters together and weaves several plot-lines together into a suitable climax and resolution. I say well done, this is not your standard D [...]

    12. Not a bad book. It's a bit of a mess because the main character gets involved in basically everything he can and goes by several different aliases but the ending is solid and I can't wait to read the (sadly kindle only) sequel to it.

    13. Richard Baker is one of the best authors in The Forgotten Realms.ry exciting book. Reminds of some of the early FR book writing, as this one is.

    14. Good book. A little slow with lots of different things going on in the beginning, but it picked up nicely at the end.

    15. This book was about a thief has to get a book called the skargonal. when he gets the book he finds out that half of the city is after too. he makes alot of new enemies while after this book.

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