Realms of Valor

“The nice thing about a mixed bag like this is that even when you suffer through a badly-written story, you know it’s going to be short and you’ll probably get to a better one soon. Beats slogging through a bad 300-page novel, that’s for sure.”

The Parched Sea

“So what are we to make of this Lawrence of Anauroch? It may be derivative, but it’s certainly not boring.”

Dragonwall

“After all, the one thing D&D was really lacking was yet another goddamned word for polearms…”

Waterdeep

“It’s not perfect — the pacing drags at points, Adon’s survival feels more preposterous than miraculous, and there are a few duds among the supporting cast — but it’s still a marked improvement over the previous couple of books.”