The Verdant Passage E–book/E–pub


  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 341
  • The Verdant Passage
  • Troy Denning
  • English
  • 12 April 2020
  • 9781560761211

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  1. says: The Verdant Passage E–book/E–pub SUMMARY ✓ MIZUNOWAVERIDER.US ´ Troy Denning SUMMARY The Verdant Passage

    SUMMARY ✓ MIZUNOWAVERIDER.US ´ Troy Denning The Verdant Passage E–book/E–pub Overall I found this book surprisingly enjoyable It captured the feel of the Dark Sun setting a brutal post apocalyptic fantasy world in which unchecked magic has left most of the alient planet Athas a barren wasteland and sorceror god kings rule the few remnants of cilization with an iron fist admirably the plo

  2. says: SUMMARY The Verdant Passage The Verdant Passage E–book/E–pub SUMMARY ✓ MIZUNOWAVERIDER.US ´ Troy Denning

    SUMMARY ✓ MIZUNOWAVERIDER.US ´ Troy Denning The Verdant Passage E–book/E–pub Troy Denning ´ 1 CHARACTERS Denning really brings the Dark Sun world to life I have seen Brom's art for Dark Sun and I knew of the DD campaign setting but I really didn't know a lot about the overall background of the world This book acts as a great introduction to Athas and the city of Tyr I look forward to the other novels in the series 5 in all I however do not look

  3. says: The Verdant Passage E–book/E–pub Troy Denning ´ 1 CHARACTERS SUMMARY The Verdant Passage

    Troy Denning ´ 1 CHARACTERS The Verdant Passage E–book/E–pub Up front I'm not a big fan of game

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    SUMMARY The Verdant Passage The Verdant Passage E–book/E–pub Troy Denning ´ 1 CHARACTERS I originally read this for background on a game world I DM'd for At the time it was a refreshing read and twist on the normal ADD tales of the time I added storylines to our campaign based upon the writings of Troy Denning and when the next book module came out we had already played it mostly My players used to swear TSR was bugging our game sessions and I admit it was uncannyYears later after our group had split up never to be

  5. says: SUMMARY ✓ MIZUNOWAVERIDER.US ´ Troy Denning The Verdant Passage E–book/E–pub

    The Verdant Passage E–book/E–pub It was fine If I’m being honest it was actually better than I expected a Dungeons and Dragons tie in novel from the ‘90s to be Plenty of action but not much soul Character development and the development of their relationships had some issues Mostly it just didn’t make me feel anything but the action carried me through the story Fine Except for the cover art??? That is not at all what I expected Agis to look like And why is

  6. says: SUMMARY ✓ MIZUNOWAVERIDER.US ´ Troy Denning The Verdant Passage E–book/E–pub Troy Denning ´ 1 CHARACTERS

    The Verdant Passage E–book/E–pub Troy Denning ´ 1 CHARACTERS SUMMARY The Verdant Passage Hadn't read this since I was maybe 15 Was fun to revisit I'm sometimes nervous re reading beloved childhood reads as if the magic might dissipate and with horror and disappointment I realize the book isn't actually that good That does happen and I admit that The Verdant Passage is not nearly as well written as

  7. says: The Verdant Passage E–book/E–pub

    The Verdant Passage E–book/E–pub Re reading for my Dark Sun PF campaign Excellent as a setting supplement

  8. says: Troy Denning ´ 1 CHARACTERS The Verdant Passage E–book/E–pub

    The Verdant Passage E–book/E–pub Satisfying pulp escapism but the book suffers for the constraints imposed by the fantasy genre and DD tie inThe plot is predictable establish tyrants heroes escape persecution and form a party side uest to prepare for the end boss fight the end boss The characters are mostly fantasy stereotypes idealistic noble psion stoi

  9. says: The Verdant Passage E–book/E–pub Troy Denning ´ 1 CHARACTERS SUMMARY The Verdant Passage

    The Verdant Passage E–book/E–pub So bad that teenage me couldn't even finish itIt might be useful for learning about the setting which is awesome and original in concept However the writing is just so so bad that it's not enjoyable Every character sounds the same and most ar

  10. says: The Verdant Passage E–book/E–pub Troy Denning ´ 1 CHARACTERS SUMMARY ✓ MIZUNOWAVERIDER.US ´ Troy Denning

    SUMMARY ✓ MIZUNOWAVERIDER.US ´ Troy Denning The Verdant Passage E–book/E–pub I've finally gotten around to this after years spent wanting to know about the blasted post apocalyptic wasteland

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The Verdant Passage

SUMMARY The Verdant Passage CHARACTERS ✓ The Verdant Passage Troy Denning ´ 1 CHARACTERS A new creed kindled from despairKalak an immortal sorcerer king whose evil magic has reduced the majestic city of Tyr to a desolate place of dust blood and fearHi. Overall I found this book surprisingly enjoyable It captured the feel of the Dark Sun setting a brutal post apocalyptic fantasy world in which unchecked magic has left most of the alient planet Athas a barren wasteland and sorceror god kings rule the few remnants of cilization with an iron fist admirably the plot was legitimately interesting and the writing was unobtrusive ie I noticed the story and characters than the author trying to impress his readers I especially liked the way Denning approaches the complex moral issue of magic use In the Dark Sun world all magic is fueled by ripping the life energy out of a nearby living thing usually plants this is why the planet is a wasteland as reckless sorcerors kept using the planet s life to fuel their conuests and internecine suabbles There s a middle ground using only enough magic to fuel the desired effect but leaving the living things enough energy to recover and flourish this middle ground is less powerful however and magic use in general is highly addictive sort of like potato chips or peanuts It seems as though the middle ground would be the good option but Denning puts the characters in several situations in which their lives are spared by complete indulgence in unchecked sorcery and others in which the weakness of the middle ground imperils the characters The three approaches to magic non use reckless use and guarded use are presented as little than amoral approaches to a natural phenomenon their morality ultimately mediated by the morality of the individual using them However the author s style and characterization are also incredibly uneven There were several points at which it felt like he was so desperate to move the plot along that he skipped important narrative points and I found myself flipping back through to see if I d missed a chapter the escape from UnderTyr and the journey to the Forest Ridge are effectively ignored mentioned only in dismissive references This is unfortunate as the first 23 of the book moved along at a much healthier pace and i suspect either Denning was in a hurry to get to the parts he liked or he was under pressure to make the book shorterwrite it faster The prologue involving the templar Tithian and sorceror king Kalak was gripping introducing us to the bloody slave driven theocracy of the city state of Tyr and characters who are at once compelling and contemptible these characters are fascinating and well written throughout especially Tithian Denning does an excellent job of juxtaposing Kalak s seeming frailty and age with his terrible power and cunning but Tithian is one of the most well drawn characters i ve encountered in literature He s a priest to a god king not because he truly believes in Kalak s divinity but because lacking the discipline and drive to pursue the ascetic path of psionics he found that the ranks of the templars promised easier access to power wealth and influence once a member of the sorceror king s theocracy he comes to realize how truly powerful and truly vicious his god is and ultimately regrets the favor he finds in Kalak s eyes He is loyal to his old friend Agis but only insofar as it does not inconvenience or imperil himself he himself admits freely that he always does what he believes to be in his own best interests Agis by contrast is a naive idealist a man who possessed the discipline and strength of will to pursue asceiticism but who lacks the savvy and understanding of human nature which his childhood friend Tithian posseses Agis truly believes that he can effect change in a theocracy through senatorial votes and truly believes that by treating his slaves well he is doing better by them than he would be if he were to free them Indeed his failure to understand the value of freedom to a slave costs him dearly He fancied himself a champion of slaves and the downtrodden but it is only after he finally becomes affiliated with an anti slavery anti government terrorist cell called the Veiled Alliance that he realizes how hypocritical and naive he has really been The slaves gladiators Rikus and Neeva and their friends are written with attention to their different life experiences when compared to the nobility and templar s lives and the fact that they have been raised to kill or be killed Oh and the gaj THE GAJ One of the best and most interestingly alien characters I have ever encountered it lacks all humanity yet learns to communicate like a human and there is something delicious about the way in which when caught in a lie it responds by simply stating that deception is usefulSadira howeverevery time Sadira and her mentor appeared or the focus shifted to them it felt like I was reading a different book by a different author Those pages were HORENDOUSLY cliched and full of needless flavorless exposition Indeed once Sadira and the other characters start traveling together the book s overall uality dips drastically It s clearly not that he can t write female characters there are at least three other better written far interesting female characters It almost seems like he felt he HAD to include her or saved her portions of the book for last and then just hurried through them without an editor or feedback Arguably the only interesting thing about her is Sadira s approach to sexromance she trained from a young age to use sex against men and for the sake of espionage she was not allowed to develop her monogamous instincts As such she annoys and offends and dismays many characters with her polyandrous desires But even that is only mentioned a few times It really does feel like Denning forgot to develop the character and just stuck with a vague outline he d created This book could have been one two or three hundred pages longer and would likely have benefited from it I understand that there are four books in the series but the second half of this volume suffers dramatically for the rushed pace and the temporal skips I enjoyed it but I hope the rest of the series will be even and that the author will better develop many of the elements he unfortunately neglects in this one La pelle has reduced the majestic city of Tyr to a desolate place of dust blood and fearHi. Overall I found this book surprisingly enjoyable It captured the feel of the Dark Sun setting a brutal post apocalyptic fantasy world in which unchecked magic Never Too Late has left most of the alient planet Athas a barren wasteland and sorceror god kings rule the few remnants of cilization with an iron fist admirably the plot was legitimately interesting and the writing was unobtrusive ie I noticed the story and characters than the author trying to impress Unscripted Scripted #1 his readers I especially liked the way Denning approaches the complex moral issue of magic use In the Dark Sun world all magic is fueled by ripping the life energy out of a nearby living thing usually plants this is why the planet is a wasteland as reckless sorcerors kept using the planet s life to fuel their conuests and internecine suabbles There s a middle ground using only enough magic to fuel the desired effect but leaving the living things enough energy to recover and flourish this middle ground is less powerful Все там будем however and magic use in general is The Trophy Wife highly addictive sort of like potato chips or peanuts It seems as though the middle ground would be the good option but Denning puts the characters in several situations in which their lives are spared by complete indulgence in unchecked sorcery and others in which the weakness of the middle ground imperils the characters The three approaches to magic non use reckless use and guarded use are presented as little than amoral approaches to a natural phenomenon their morality ultimately mediated by the morality of the individual using them However the author s style and characterization are also incredibly uneven There were several points at which it felt like The Power of Positive Thinking he was so desperate to move the plot along that L’écume des jours he skipped important narrative points and I found myself flipping back through to see if I d missed a chapter the escape from UnderTyr and the journey to the 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SUMMARY ✓ MIZUNOWAVERIDER.US ´ Troy Denning

SUMMARY The Verdant Passage CHARACTERS ✓ The Verdant Passage Troy Denning ´ 1 CHARACTERS S thousand year reign of death is about to endBanding together to spark a revolution are a maverick statesmen a winsome half elf slave girl and a man dwarf gladia. It was fine If I m being honest it was actually better than I expected a Dungeons and Dragons tie in novel from the 90s to be Plenty of action but not much soul Character development and the development of their relationships had some issues Mostly it just didn t make me feel anything but the action carried me through the story Fine Except for the cover art That is not at all what I expected Agis to look like And why is Sadira one of the main characters relegated to the background behind the two dudes And Neeva not included at all Sexism in cover design

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SUMMARY The Verdant Passage CHARACTERS ✓ The Verdant Passage Troy Denning ´ 1 CHARACTERS Tor bred for the arenas But if the people are to be freed the mismatched trio of steadfast rebels must look into the face of terror and choose between love and li. Satisfying pulp escapism but the book suffers for the constraints imposed by the fantasy genre and DD tie inThe plot is predictable establish tyrants heroes escape persecution and form a party side uest to prepare for the end boss fight the end boss The characters are mostly fantasy stereotypes idealistic noble psion stoic half dwarf gladiator stoic human gladiator seductive half elf sorcerer To be fair DD tropes make this kind of stereotyping mostly inevitable The gaj is interesting as a minor villain that is legitimately alien and menacingThe writing is generally good but uneven The action scenes in the beginning and the climax are well rendered The underground chase scene is clunky and hard to follow and seems irrelevant to the story except maybe to introduce that location for use in the seuels The prove your worthiness trials are hackneyed and don t add much The characters repeatedly negotiate over marching order which is another DD trope The world of Athas is vibrant but doesn t seem particularly brutal the characters are unconcerned with the scarcity of water food and serviceable gear which is a big part of the Dark Sun game The political intrigue is a pleasant surprise I would ve liked to see that developed further The Mark of Athena heroes escape persecution and form a party side uest to prepare for the end boss fight the end boss The characters are mostly fantasy stereotypes idealistic noble psion stoic 2002 Index of Economic Freedom half dwarf gladiator stoic Grenadier Volume 7 Grenadier human gladiator seductive Alice in Wonderland half elf sorcerer To be fair DD tropes make this kind of stereotyping mostly inevitable The gaj is interesting as a minor villain that is legitimately alien and menacingThe writing is generally good but uneven The action scenes in the beginning and the climax are well rendered The underground chase scene is clunky and The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia hard to follow and seems irrelevant to the story except maybe to introduce that location for use in the seuels The prove your worthiness trials are Claudette Colvin Twice Toward Justice hackneyed and don t add much The characters repeatedly negotiate over marching order which is another DD trope The world of Athas is vibrant but doesn t seem particularly brutal the characters are unconcerned with the scarcity of water food and serviceable gear which is a big part of the Dark Sun game The political intrigue is a pleasant surprise I would ve liked to see that developed further