[PDF] Sword Play Netheril #1 By Clayton Emery

Review Sword Play Netheril #1

Wizard's WagerThousands of years before the Age of Elminster dragons rule the skies of Faerûn and elves dominate the huge forests that cover the land Only in the mighty magical empire of Netheril are men a force to be reckoned withBored and haughty in his midair castle t. One of the original Realms books this story depicts the first installment of the fall of the Netheril Empire the older Faerunian race of god wizardsSunbright Steelshanks is a barbarian banished from his native tundra and trying to find his way in the world He falls in with a caravan meeting a beautiful half elf who becomes one of his travelling companionsThen he meets the Netherese first in one of their hunting parties as their prey then is whisked away to one of their floating palaces and into the hands of a steward by the name of CandlemasA grain blight is decimating crops and threatens to starve the people under the Netherese and Sunbright is recruited by Candlemas to aid in the restoration of the crops So off troop wizard barbarian and elf and in their uest they are thrown into the home made hell of a mad sorceress They make it out minus the elven maid but in the end are no closer to keeping their people from starvationLoved this first installment Looking forward to the next

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Sword Play Netheril #1

He Netherese mage Candlemas bets fellow wizard Sysuemalyn that a certain barbarian who has caught his eye can survive the most savage tests his friend and deadly rival can devise The only rule The tests must offer the subject some chance to survive however slightOf course. After enjoying Emery s Star Of Cursrah my favorite entry in the Lost Empires series I decided to backtrack to this earlier trilogy for of his writing Long story short I was disappointed at first blushSword Play is a fast moving story that includes a whole lot of bread and butter fantasy occurrences Broadly while the story delivers the reader to a number of interesting locales and situations I find it stymied by some ridiculous plot devices notably the sex object Ruellana and a very chaotic violent ending including many run on fight scenes which fast become wearisomeAdditionally the overarching plot of the series while begun in this book plays such a minor part that I have to wonder at its inclusion at all given that a full third of the trilogy plays out here with very little involvement by the phaerimm Put simply it seems like Emery attempted to jam a whole lot into this first book while sacrificing some details that would have enriched the surrounding setting Despite this there are many illustrations of Neth decadence and reading about the Netherese empire at its peak is a fun pursuit I have hopes for improvement in the next entry

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Playing fair is a concept as alien to the wizards of Netheril as mercyBut the subject of their wager Sunbright Steelshanks of the Rengarth Tribe has a mind and a will of his own And Candlemas and Sysuemalyn are not the only players in this lethal game of swords and sorce. This is as average a book as you can get so it s really 2 12 stars The plot is linear and the main forces in this book remain behind the scenes for most of this book apart from the unnecessary and over the top Neth hunting party I did like the trip to the Nine Hells and the doofus red dragon it I was unimpressed with the simplistic writing style I will finish this trilogy but this was a very mundane start


10 thoughts on “Sword Play Netheril #1

  1. says:

    A short takeThis is a fun fantasy tale that reminds me of older sword and sorcery fiction Some of Emery's twists were uite imaginative in the context of a shared worldMore thoughtsI picked this up because I liked the premise two all powerful wizards make a wager based on the longevity of a single mortal barbarian throughout a series of uests and trials True this kind of plot is an obvious homage to the usual DD trope w

  2. says:

    One of the original Realms books this story depicts the first installment of the fall of the Netheril Empire the older Faerunian race of god wizardsSunbright Steelshanks is a barbarian banished from his native tundra and trying to find his way in the world He falls in with a caravan meeting a beautiful half elf who becomes one of his travelling companionsThen he meets the Netherese first in one of their hunting parties

  3. says:

    I've been reading this book for weeks and I just can't do it Maybe it's the writing style but I found this book to comedic and I just couldn't

  4. says:

    After enjoying Emery's Star Of Cursrah my favorite entry in the Lost Empires series I decided to backtrack to this earlier trilogy for of his writing Long story short I was disappointed at first blushSword Play is a fast moving sto

  5. says:

    At its purest Sword Play is a tale of maturation and love At its worst it's a mess of events strung together to form a story I can't help but think of the potential in this tale There IS a story somewhere in here but it's muddled by bad characterization an aimless plot that just keeps going and really really bad namesFirst let's talk about some of these names Sunbright Steelshanks Candlemas Greenwillow Harvester of Bl

  6. says:

    The first installment of author Clayton Emery’s Netheril trilogy opens with a blurb where a glob has the maiden Ruellana in its grasp with Sunbright the barbarian chasing her through a portal despite the elf Greenwillow’s warnings The actual events of the story open with Sunbright eluding his enemies orcs i

  7. says:

    This is the first novel I've read that's tied directly to the Dungeons Dragons multiverse and according to the lists I found online is

  8. says:

    This is as average a book as you can get so it’s really 2 12 stars The plot is linear and the main forces in this book remain behind the scenes for most of this book apart from the unnecessary and over the top Neth hunting party I d

  9. says:

    I've a have already a few books in the Forgotten Realms verse So I decided to go back and read them in chronological order As a lot of series go it was a little slow to start as I got a handle on the main characters or should I say PCs and NPCs Once I had that in hand the story is enjoyable

  10. says:

    Excellent read Especially if you have ever felt like a barbarian or a sympathetic superior type Candlemas and Sunbright both have given me ideas for character interactions in my own campaign for Dungeons Dragons Coincidentally I already had a character named Yanguang Which means sunshine or sunlight Oh well there truly is nothing new under the sun and all has been done or thought of before Does not discourage me from going into m