260073While not technically a Forgotten Realms book, Fistandantilus Reborn is a part of the Lost Gods trilogy, which is a crossover of the Dragonlance and Forgotten Realms world.  And since book one and three of this trilogy are set in the Realms, might as well include this one with them.

Taking place soley on Kyrin, the world setting of Draognlance, we follow the kender Emilio HaversacK (whom we first met in book 3 Tymora’s Luck) as he wanders his world and fetched up against an unlikely duo: a young boy who lost his village to a dragon rage, and a historian who strives for neutrality in all things, even matters of life and death.

But the main focus in on an evil arch mage named Fistandantilus (hereby known as Fist hereafter for this review as his name is too bloody long…) who kept the ravages of time at bay by draining the life forces of his apprentices –of whom the Dragonlance character Raistlin Majere was one- and who was also able to conceive of a way to resurrect himself without turning to lichdom.  By sealing away his essence into his remains and an artifact, it was only a matter of time and patience to bring the two together and make him whole again.

 But when part of his essence is unknowlingly trapped withing the kender Emilio, a dwarf steals his artifact, and a dragon his skull, Fist but now wait and try to manipulate a trifecta of strong willed creatures in order to pull himself back together.  Which he does at the last, but not for long.

Finally going back to the Blades of the Moonsea trilogy by Richard Baker with the second installment of Corsair next.

4893586When pirates threaten his home, Geran is elected by the city council to track the blood-thirsty pirates to their hidden base, infiltrate them, and find a way to stop them before it’s too late. But the pirates are motivated by more than greed. Kin to his enemies, they seek a deeper revenge, one Geran only begins to glimpse when they kidnap the woman he loves.