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The Reaver (Book) Review

 
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Richard Lee Byers hits it out of the park with the latest spellbinding volume in The Sundering. For those new to the game, The Sundering is a series in the Forgotten Realms books that follows a specific story arc across a variety of books by different authors. In The Reaver, we meet an exceptional young […]

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Posted February 3, 2014 by

 
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Richard Lee Byers hits it out of the park with the latest spellbinding volume in The Sundering.

For those new to the game, The Sundering is a series in the Forgotten Realms books that follows a specific story arc across a variety of books by different authors. In The Reaver, we meet an exceptional young boy who quite literally has the weight of the world on his shoulders. As one of the Chosen – individuals who have been selected to receive guidance and power from a god – young Stedd has a lot of power at his disposal. But, as the saying goes, with that power comes a lot of responsibility, and Stedd is tasked with some very dangerous undertakings for one so young.

Yet as he works his way towards his divinely determined destination, spreading messages of kindness and peace along the way, he can’t help but have an effect on those he comes in contact with – no matter how dubious their origins before they encountered him. You see, there is a price on Stedd’s head, and so pirates, Red Wizards, and those Chosen of less purely driven gods all want to get their hands on him before he can complete his task. These are characters that leap out of the pages and grab you, right from the start. Young Stedd – still a child, but so determined in the face of unrelenting problems. Anton, the dashing pirate who stays carefree and full of humor in the most dire of circumstances. And the loyal Red Wizard, so steadfast and determined to follow the path her birth has laid out for her…even if she often wishes things could be otherwise.

Whether you’re already a huge fan of The Forgotten Realms, or completely new to its world of fantasy, The Reaver is a book that will pull you in as soon as you open its pages. With engaging characters and a gripping story line that is absolutely packed to the brim with action and surprises, it is a tale that is anything but predicting. It’s a clash between gods at its heart, but The Reaver is so much more than that, forcing its characters to examine who they are and who they want to be, even as their very lives hang in the balance. This is a book that is well worth reading – a great choice for fantasy fans and anyone who loves a good story.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)