250px-The_Sea_Devil's_EyeFinally!  Questions answered!  Secrets revealed!  The epic battle for the undersea worlds of Faerun comes to it’s earth shattering conclusion and all shall be rished for the glory of love!

Wait…what?

Yeah…apparently that’s our young hero’s greatest weapon in war, his capacity to loooove.  And he has apparently been chosen from birth to be the champion of the Lathander upon the oceans.  Kinda corny, but at least now I understand why I wanted to strangle the boy with his own entrails.

Our little malenti has the heavy hand of a god upon her as well, only this one dwells under the sea and has a lot of work ahead of her to turn the saughuin raised malenti against all that she had been raised to believe, but we can see that the change has started and I for one would greatly look forward to a few more books on her.  She’s such a fascinating character.

We finally learn what kind of creature the Taker is, and the true nature of his relationship with the bitch goddess Umberlee.  The only thing we still don’t know is his true name.  Or at least it’s not confirmed that we know it, and that’s a bit of a bummer.

But aside from that, all’s well that ends well.  The young paladin gets his lady love, the monster is defeated, the damned get a chance of salvation, and the goodly races get a chance to rebuild their lives.

And they all lived happily ever after…

Going to take a second crack at the series we’re looking at next.  Spellfire, first in Shandril’s Saga by Ed Greenwood.

250px-SpellfireThe 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.

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