The City of Splendors (The Cities #4) (Forgotten Realms)

The City of Splendors - Ed Greenwood, Elaine Cunningham

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Title: The City of Splendors

Series: The Cities

Author: Elaine Cunningham & Ed Greenwood

Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

Genre: SFF

Pages: 544

Format: Kindle digital edition





Waterdeep, an important city, is struggling under the weight of shiftless younger nobles, a rising working class, an ailing leader, attacks by a priest and his ilk and the machinations of a crimelord/magician.


My Thoughts:

I don't like Ed Greenwood's books. The couple of Elminster books I read were pretty low on the "skillz" level even for  Forgotten Realms. So I went into this with wicked low expectations. On the other hand, I really enjoyed Cunningham's Dark Journey. So I didn't know WHAT I was going to encounter.


This was also a good bit longer than the usual FR book, so that was nice.


Surprisingly, this was good. There were a variety of plot lines, that while intertwining, weren't repetitive. The whole Religion of Amalgamation was pretty interesting and I wished that it had played a bigger part than it did. It had potential.


Definitely a good wrap up to the Cities Tetralogy.