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  • Sword Play Netheril #1
  • Clayton Emery
  • English
  • 13 December 2019
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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 throug

  2. says:

    One of the original Realms books this story depicts the first installment of the fall of the Netheril Empire the older Fae

  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 continue Maybe one day

  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 mov

  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 namesFir

  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

  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 the first chronologically in the extensive Forgotten Realms library I think knowing be

  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 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

  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 orde

  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

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Sword Play Netheril #1

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 the first novel I ve read that s tied directly to the Dungeons Dragons multiverse and according to the lists I found online is the first chronologically in the extensive Forgotten Realms library I think knowing beforehand how campy a lot of the material from first and second edition DD can be increased my enjoyment of Sword PlayI started reading these books in an attempt to get a feel for the world and lore that makes up the Forgotten Realms Taking that approach made this book very enjoyable I think if someone reads this book expecting it to be on par with Lord of the Rings they re probably going to be disappointed That being said I thought this book was a lot of fun I mean if you can t laugh about a main character s name being Sunbright Steelshanks you may be taking this particular branch of the fantasy genre seriously than it may have ever been intended to be takenIs some of the dialogue bordering on or even crossing over into terrible Yes Are the fight scenes over the top and sometimes ridiculous like Saturday morning cartoons from the late 70s and early 80s Absolutely But I think that s what makes this book and maybe even this entire fantasy subgenre so enjoyable for me thus far It made this 42 year old guy feel like a kid again I can t find anything wrong with thatStick around for future reviews to see if my thoughts about this particular line of books changes or if the campy holds its enchantment for This Aaron Guy Only time will tell if the enjoyment holds as I make it further into the Forgotten RealmsUntil next time stay safe and above all be true to yourselfThat Aaron Guy

FREE READ Ï TALKLOBBY.CO.UK î Clayton Emery

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. 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 with wizards barely subbing in for the author but I don t mind a simple set up so long as the story is fun and adventurousSword Play is both of these along with being interesting thanks to some creative ideas on Emery s part The story went places I did not expect and the stakes leaped beyond any guesses as to how everything would play out An even better surprise is Emery s ability to ground the story in protean details like the way the smell of sheep makes Sunbright nostalgic for his home or the feel of fatigue that sets in after a protracted battle This book is way smarter than I expected which just goes to show that I am too biased as a reader My mistake and my gain because I enjoyed this book and I know better than to write off other fare that could offer similar rewardsOne last thought it s nice to be enjoying adventurous fantasy again I missed these kinds of stories

REVIEW 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


About the Author: Clayton Emery

Clayton Emery is an umpteen generations Yankee Navy brat and aging hippie who grew up playing Robin Hood in the forests of New EnglandHe's been a blacksmith dishwasher schoolteacher in Australia carpenter zookeeper farmhand land surveyor volunteer firefighter and award winning technical writerHe's a member of the Mystery Writers of America and Science FictionFantasy Writers of America