||The Crimson Legion
Other Books Read By This Author (4)
- The Amber Enchantress
- The Cerulean Storm
- The Obsidian Oracle
- The Verdant Passage
|06.30.18|| The second in this Dark Sun Prism Pentad series. This one is even more pulpy than the last since it follows just one character on a military campaign across the desert. I do love the D&D-ness of it... the unabashed fantasy along with the great setting. This felt a little less gratuitously brutal than the last one, which worked. It made those moments all the more impactful when they do pop up. I am a bit torn on just following one character for the entire book. I'm guessing after the first one came out well Denning then planned the other four and I'll see the next two or even three books focus on others. I guess that's just a fantasy thing when you know you're gonna churn out 5 books in 3 years, you have the page count (and confidence that you're readers will keep buying even if a whole book deals with their least favorite character).
I guess this is all in service to my most recent return to RPGs and I do plan to finish the last three books in the series, but my short-term goals have shifted and the next read may or may not appear on this site because it's basically like reading a big instruction booklet. we'll see how i feel once i get through it.|