The Cleric Quintet Collector's Edition

The Cleric Quintet Collector s Edition New York Times best selling author R A Salvatore s beloved Cleric Quintet novels now in a trade paperback R A Salvatore s Cleric Quintet tells the story of the scholar priest Cadderly plucked from t

  • Title: The Cleric Quintet Collector's Edition
  • Author: R.A. Salvatore
  • ISBN: 9780786926909
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Paperback
  • New York Times best selling author R A Salvatore s beloved Cleric Quintet novels, now in a trade paperback.R.A Salvatore s Cleric Quintet tells the story of the scholar priest Cadderly, plucked from the halls of the Edificant Library to fulfill a heroic quest to stop the chaos curse unleashed upon Faerun.This one volume collection includes all five of the original ClerNew York Times best selling author R A Salvatore s beloved Cleric Quintet novels, now in a trade paperback.R.A Salvatore s Cleric Quintet tells the story of the scholar priest Cadderly, plucked from the halls of the Edificant Library to fulfill a heroic quest to stop the chaos curse unleashed upon Faerun.This one volume collection includes all five of the original Cleric Quintet novels Canticle, In Sylvan Shadows, Night Masks, The Fallen Fortress, and The Chaos Curse complete and unabridged, with an introduction by the author The Cleric Quintet is the prequel to R.A Salvatore s best selling novel, The Ghost King.

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    1. While I cannot bring myself to read much of RA Salvatores work anymore (the Drizzt/Dark Elf saga has been steadily becoming more and more repetitive and nauseating as time passes, and I gave up completely after "The Companions" [in which all Drizzts' dead companions are brought back to life, effectively negating decades of canon!]), I actually found this series refreshing.While the Drizzt saga (obviously) focuses on Drizzt, I found this book to be more of an ensemble cast, where each character i [...]

    2. 3.5 of 5 stars.This book was in many was better than the Drizzt series. The characters are more relatable to the average reader and the main character faces a battle many of us do: One of faith and religion. The book is written in typical Salvatore fashion, it goes deep into the characters mental and logical thinking process and the fight scenes are very detailed. There were only two major flaws I found in this series.1. The first book in the series was waaaay too slow. I understand that a found [...]

    3. Previous series The Dark Elf Trilogy, Icewind Dale Trilogy, and Legacy of the Drow.Though Drizzt is not actually in this series, some of the main characters end up in future series, so I'd recommend reading it before Paths of Darkness etc.Following this series is the Paths of Darkness series.I believe that R.A. Salvatore is one of my favorite authors. I didn't realize how much I enjoyed the fight scenes until I read other fantasy and felt like the battles were lacking in depth and detail. I've r [...]

    4. The is the omnibus of the Cleric Quintet. Five books that tell the tale of Cadderly the scholar-priest and his adventures fighting the Chaos Curse.I did rate and review all five individual novels but I also wanted to toss in a rating/review for the omnibus because at the end of the day this is one long story instead of five separate stories (think Lord of the Rings).This tale hit all my pleasure points.We had great characters who not only grew over the telling of the story but also had wonderful [...]

    5. I read the first four books, got to the begining of book 5 and moved on to books I was more excited about reading. As always with Salvatore, some of the characters were really ineresting, others really funny, but the man just can't write.

    6. It difficult to review this because it is technically a compendium of 5 books, each with their own highlights and low points. Overall, it's a very enjoyable read. A classic example of nerd lit escapist fantasy. It does a great job of capturing how D&D feels while also fleshing out a variety of interesting characters and settings. There are some amazing sequences (the fifth book in particular was very strong) but overall I was not a huge fan of the writing style. The battles especially felt a [...]

    7. The story was tremendously interesting - alas, the characters failed to live up to the story's grand scheme in my estimation, especially the main character, the cleric-in-training Cadderly. His other companions - namely the dwarf brothers - proved to be much more interesting though they play quite a lesser role in the over all story.The problem with Cadderly was that he was a young man who started out with minimal power but loads of potential, and quickly - too quickly, in fact - became monument [...]

    8. Cadderly is a very awesome character, I was excited, more so than I can explain here, to find out I was reading a book following a chosen (if you are familiar with the forgotten realms universe, there is an enormous pantheon of gods, and gods have to ability to single out a follower they find exceptionally suited to their portfolio, and grant them special abilities; basically making them their avatar on this plane. Cadderly is such a chosen follower. And for a very interesting god I thought. Not [...]

    9. One of the best books I've read. I LOVE all the Drizzt books and it was hard to be away from that group of characters while I read this (long) book, but Cadderly and the others were worth it. I can't wait to read it again, but first I have to finish the rest of the Drizzt series.

    10. Solid fantasy fiction from R.A. Salvatore's most original and least repetitive period. The tone of the series is a little silly relative to his Dark Elf books; it alternates between standing as a nice change of pace and distracting the reader. In particular, Cadderly's goofy attempts to duplicate 20th-century gadgets with the available 2nd-edition magical item roster feels less like the element of a novel, and more like a witty player trying to troll his DM. The trouble he's gone to developing w [...]

    11. Read all 5 books. My favorite characters were Ivan and Pikel and Druzil. Didn't much care for the main character, couldn't relate or identity with him. However I liked the story overall, especially the antagonist side of the story. I kept expecting the wizards to come back to lifee sometimes wizards never really die. Will definitely read more Ra Salvatore books. Not right now though, time to read some Ed Greenwood books I have been planning on reading.

    12. Captivating! I had trouble putting it aside to even sleep. The few inconsistencies are completely dissolved in the perfection of battle description. I was too engulfed by the images formed by words to even try to speed read. To say anymore might spoil something. Go read this very soon.

    13. This is by far my favorite work of Salvatore’s. I read most of the Drizzt stuff but it never read as well.

    14. Disappointing in all the ways one would expect.Overall the characters are kind of fun, if in turn annoying. Cadderly, the priest with a yo-yo who's ultimately too riddled with angst to be bearable. Danica the monk who unfortunately takes too much of a backseat role. (See also: Salvatore obviously struggles to present an adult relationship that doesn't make the old married man in me cringe.) The dwarves are endearingly simple and stupid, too comical for their own good at times.Perhaps most proble [...]

    15. Thus far I am only through the first two books of the quintet. I wasn't overly impressed with the first one (Canticle). I just didn't feel like there was much reason to actually sit down and read the book. I didn't care for the characters, the story was blase and I figured out what was happening long before Salvatore actually got to the point. And the daunted fight scenes werewell special quite frankly.The second book (which name I currently forget) was much better than the first, which is why t [...]

    16. It has been a while since I've read a big fantasy epic. This one was a discard from the library, and the dragon on the from looked interesting. I'd seen Salvatore on shelves in second hand stores too - maybe this would revive my enjoyment of the genre.A retro D and D fan finally got me started on it, and I was quickly aware of why he was enamored with it. All of the role playing caricatures were evident in the construction of the characters. Trite? Wasn't too bad after a while but felt unimagina [...]

    17. so this book took me ages. it was almost painful :P i'm very happy i finally conquered this quintet. i must say i was disappointed. i love salvatore, he is my hero! but i just simply could not get into the story. with drizzt it took me half a book or less to fall in love and crave everything that was ever written about drizzt. cadderly i read five books now and still i cannot sympathize with him. i'm not saying this book is badly written. it's what we expect from salvatore, although i thought so [...]

    18. I've thoroughly enjoyed the Drizzt books, and was looking forward to reading more about Cadderly after reading where the two worlds collide. I enjoyed the five books, although I agree with other reviewers that the fifth book was a little too dark for me. Also, Cadderly is somewhat wimpy in the first book, so the second through the fourth books are the best. Finally, I agree with other reviews in that Danica is actually the most interesting character. It's revealing that Salvatore confesses that [...]

    19. An unexpected delightIntroduced in the many tales of Drizzt Do'Urden, Cadderly Bonaduce's tales alongside his wondrous comrades took some time to grow on me but I was glad for the effort as Salvatore has yet to disappoint.While a love story threads throughout, it is Cadderly's journey of self-discovery from novice to instrument of the gods that pleases. The Bouldershoulder brothers threaten to steal the spotlight at times, Cadderly is the force of chaotic good that brings a new age of enlightenm [...]

    20. Taking a break from the adventures of Drizzt could be just what the doctor, or in this case cleric, ordered. Salvatore takes us into the life of young Cadderly in this series rather than sticking by the characters he has been developing in his other books for so long. Salvatore usually writes very vivid battle scenes but in this book he goes for the magical aspect rather than the physical combat. What we get is a mixed bag. It all works in the end, but sometimes you wonder if some things really [...]

    21. Unfortunately for me the book is huge and not easy to carry on a travel that is not so strange since is a compilation of 5 books but gave me problems since I'm used to read while traveling. In short I liked the books - or I should say I liked them almost all. The least I liked was the last one where the main character acts almost too emotional and foolish so you get the impression that is not himself since from book one he grew bit by bit in knowledge, selfassurance and power and post of it is n [...]

    22. I liked his other books but found this series a bit scattered.The plot seemed to drift here and there, and I got the impression I was reading a description of someone's game of d&d rather than a book.The dwarf characters seemed to be heavily inspired by the 7 dwarves from disney's Snow White. The monk character felt like a throwback to 80's kungfu movies. If this book took itself a little less seriously it could have been funny. Read all the other R.A Salvatore's books first then come back t [...]

    23. Trying to recall as much as possible, but one thing for sure. Another amazing masterpiece from R.A. Salvatore. If you are a Drizzt Do'Urden from Forgotten Realms fan, don't expect our hero in this series to be like him. Our hero in this is "Cadderly" whom is one towards peace loving and of a scholar whom has been selected by his god and becoming the Chosen of Denier for a great challenge which will change his entire life. In my overall aspect, it's a great book with a interesting storyl [...]

    24. I think this is on par with the Icewind Dale trilogy. Anyone who has been reading Salvatore's works should not skip this. It's a long and complex story revolving around Cadderly the priest, and all of his tribulations, his growth, his faith, and his relationships with the people around him.Cadderly is a very unique character and throughout the five novels, you can see how he grows with the experiences he gains. You can see him work through gray situations and how he rationalises and deals with m [...]

    25. The Cleric Quintet follows the story of Cadderly Bonaduce and his growth from a simple priest to a powerful cleric. Following in the foorsteps of his popular Drizzt Do'Urden, Cadderly takes the reigns of this five-book series and further explores the world known as the "Forgotten Realms." Each of the 5 books is well-written and could be a standalone novel itself. They were, in fact, originally released as such, but having them all back to back helps to drive the story forward in a more linear an [...]

    26. I'd started this "book" once before. I think I even made it through the first book of the collection. But I never continued it. It felt slow, sluggish, weak almost. Now that I've finished the last of the collection, I understand why. Having followed Cadderly through all of his trials and tribulations, the ending was much more satisfying than I expected. If anyone who's tried to read this stopped like I did, I recommend giving the entire collection a fair chance.

    27. Its a great book, I powered through this Quintet in about two weeks. It meets a lot of stereotypes of fantasy, elves are silent and old, dwarves are loud and tough, dragons are mythical, but the main hero is a wimp. He's kinda like McGuyver in the first two books, using his wits to get himself out of situations and creating helpful gadgets. If you enjoy R.A. Salvatore and want to take a break from the brooding dark elf please read these books.

    28. Finished the first book in the quintet. It was slow to get into, but much more interesting near the end. Now starting the second book, and I hope it keeps the interesting themes that were building in the first book in the series.After finishing the quintet, I have to say I loved these books. As stated above, slow getting into it, but once you have some background for the characters and get moving, there is a good balance of story and action to keep entertained.

    29. Completely different from what I'd been reading, which is what I needed. I'd never read a Fantasy book before -- I don't consider Lord of the Rings etc. and Harry Potter fantasy.A good story line with good character development. The fighting descriptions became a bit tedious and the foundations of a lot of the fiction were lifted from Tolkien, but for simple entertainment value, not a bad book.

    30. Great characters, fun story, Salvatore's style brings the characters to life. A little formulaic, like many main stream fantasy stories, but that doesn't make it any less enjoyable. Also, for those who play D&D it helps one to see how much variation there is available while still following the D&D rules, since the characters in the books are confined to the Forgotten Realms D&D universe.

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