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Spellfire by Ed Greenwood
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Read several times and will be read again and again.
Some poor characters who just don't seem to get any slack but it all works out (to an extent) at some point.
After reading this the first time many moons ago I immediately started the hunt for the following book(s) afraid to leave the characters unattended for too long.
Couldn't put it down! Relieved the journey didn't stop. ( )
  CLRgenie | Sep 2, 2018 |
I really enjoyed this book. I've read it several times I liked it so much. This novel is set in the Forgotten Realms, a game world for the Dungeons and Dragons game. The setting was invented by the author, Ed Greenwood, and it really shows in his writing, as his creation of the world down to the smallest details is complete and complex.
A young girl discovers she has a very unique power. She can hurl magical power without casting spells, something normally impossible in the Forgotten Realms. This power immediately makes her a target for a number of factions wanting this power, and leads her and some powerful new friends on a very improbable adventure. If you enjoy fantasy fiction, especially Dungeons and Dragons based fantasy, you should enjoy this book. If you are a rules purist, just ignore the Dungeons and Dragons background and enjoy the story. ( )
  Karlstar | Jul 2, 2011 |
Overrated and boring ( )
  coffeesucker | Jan 15, 2007 |
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This one's for all who have brought the Realms to life over the years: To Jenny, Andrew, Victor, John, Ian, Jim, Anita, Cathy, Dave, Ken, Tim, and Kim. And to new-found friends who have joined the ride: Jeff, Mary, and Bruce; well met! It hasn't always been easy being Elminster, but it's been worth it.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0880385871, Mass Market Paperback)

The Fire That Burns

It can lay low a dragon or heal a wounded warrior.

It is the most sought-after magical power in all Faerûn.

And it is in the reluctant hands of Shandril of Highmoon, a young, orphaned kitchen-lass.

Now she's on the run from half of the evil sorcerers in the land, not to mention their relentless minions. But with the help of a handsome young wizard, some rough-and-tumble Knights of Myth Drannor, and a certain old mage of Shadowdale, she just might manage to stay alive.

At least until tomorrow.

An all-new expanded version of Ed Greenwood's classic tale, including a new forward by the author.

One of Ed Greenwood's most popular novels, Spellfire is being rereleased in an all-new trade paperback edition. This version has been completely reedited and contains added text and material that bring new excitement to the story. This edition also features new cover art and is classified as the first title in the brand-new Forgotten Realms series Shandril's Saga.

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In a far-off realm where danger reigns supreme, Shandril's courage is put to the ultimate test by the powers of unspeakably evil monsters and wicked magical forces, in a revised and expanded edition of the popular fantasy novel.

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