Very well written, easy to follow storyline. The basic story won’t be anything too shocking — Kazgoroth, the Beast, has corrupted one of the Moonwells and is influencing an army of Vikings Northmen to sail to, and invade, Caer Corwell on the island of Gwynneth; and just to keep things interesting, there’s also an army of Firbolgs deformed giants to contend with, and the Beast is also doing his best to take the Lady’s champions out of contention. After 30 years it probably wouldn’t hold up as well. The Moonshae Trilogy 1 by Douglas Niles. By the end, I remembered why I enjoyed it so much:
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Dragonlance deities Forgotten Realms deities Greyhawk deities. Tristan Kendrick – a prince and heir of the kingdom of Corwell, on the Moonshae island of Gwynneth.
Admittedly, the ending is kind of weak as it is anticlimactic. Definitely a “popcorn and beer book,” enjoy this like you’d enjoy a good, mindless movie.
Darkwalker on Moonshae by Douglas Niles
moosnhae Darkwalker on Moonshae Front cover, art by Keith Parkinson. Aug 22, Iliyan Iliev rated it liked it. But I feel like I should try reading it again for nostalgia.
Open Preview See a Problem? I would recommend it to any fantasy fan, especially if you are interested in old Celtic myth.
A few bullet points. On the side of Good: What better way celebrate than attempt to do a full read through of three decades of books? Tristan is notable only for his remarkably quick transition from feckless disappointment to his father, to inspirational leader and expert fighter.
Darkwalker on Moonshae (novel)
The story is standard fare, carkwalker are the characters. The writing was better and I enjoyed a lot of the characters more. The Moonshae Trilogy 1 by Douglas Niles. Its destination is a large gathering of Northmen raiders at Oman’s Isle, in the middle of the Moonshaeswhere they are preparing an assault on the kingdom of Corwell.
In his fight against the odds, helped by Robyn, he will grow into the responsible leader that should inherit his father’s kingdom. This book takes a lot of abuse from people I know who’ve read it.
Darkwalker on Moonshae
The book tells the tale of Tristan, the prince of a small kingdom on the Moonshae Isles, and his friends as they deal with the rise of a monstrous beast, Kazgaroth, that intends to destroy the land and the Earthmother, the goddess of their people. The working of the plot is far more subtle than you might initially expect. They seem to spend a gratuitously long time in a few locations, while some of the battle sequences feel very rushed and sudden and you aren’t given too much of a reason to care about any of the supporting characters, really.
My favourite parts of darkwalmer book were those describing the children of the Goddess and their bloody encounters with the wicked servants of Kazgoroth. A set of isles inspired by Celtic mythology?
Book Review: Darkwalker on Moonshae – Merric’s Musings
The characters weren’t very interesting – yes, there are some delving into their characters but it wasn’t in a complex or interesting way that would make me relate better. The first Forgotten Realms novel ever published, Darkwalker on Moonshae draws on Celtic-inspired mythology.
Tristan, the somewhat callow heir to the throne, Robyn, raised as a ward of the crown, a particularly memorable mastiff, a faerie dragon, and a not-unexpected assortment of halflings, elves and dwarves, all given a pleasantly Celtic flavor. The evil beast Kazgoroth has awakened. The Icewind Dale trilogy, darkealker the other hand, took me a bit to warm up to.
Whatever dzrkwalker reason, as long as you’re not looking for life changing prose or opposed to nerdy escapist fantasy in general, you probably won’t regret reading this. It was good enough that I’ll eventually pick up the next book, but I wouldn’t rank it among the best books I’ve ever read. If you read this in a bubble, with passing or no interest in DnD or rpg’s and you hated it, I don’t fault you.
Retrieved from ” https: Tristan spends much of the book fretting over how Robyn feels for him. But being the rather masohistic reader that I am, ,oonshae picked another one.