2647790Sooooooo happy this is over, although there is no true ending to be found here.

The Knights once again are the victims of a Benny Hill skit, transported here and there against their will at the whim of others, before being completely fooled by a look alike and almost unleashing a horde of insane liches into the very heart of an unsuspecting populace.

One of my less favored trilogies so far.  Everyone with an ounce of power is manipulating the knights and the knights are being blamed for circumstances beyond their control when all they’re trying to do is survive and carry out the royal orders they were given.

This was a really hard trilogy to get through, and in the end there is no real resolution.  All they do is finally manage to get out of Cormyr.  The final page is them walking off into the proverbial sunset and that’s it.

Ugh. Moving on to the Maztica trilogy now by Douglas Niles, starting with Iron Helm.  Need to scrape the awful from my brain…


In a corner of the world far removed from the known Forgotten Realms stands the exotic continent of Maztica. There Erix the slave girl learns of a great destiny laid upon her by the gods themselves. At the same time, across the sea, a fateful mission of exploration embarks.

The explorers, a legion of seasoned mercenaries, sail westward to discover a land of primitive savagery mixed with high culture, of brutal, bloodthirsty gods and lavish treasures. Under the banner of their vigilant god, Helm, the legion claims these lands for their own.

Only as Erix sees her land invaded by these strangers, when her world itself starts to collapse around her, is her startling destiny revealed. . .