The Shattered Land: The Dreaming Dark, Book 2

The Shattered Land: The Dreaming Dark, Book 2

by Keith Baker

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Overview

Xend’rik. The dark continent. A land of once-proud empires that now lie in ruin. A land shrouded in mystery where monsters and dark powers stalk the jungles, where only the bravest and most foolhardy will venture.
Now a band of war-weary soldiers must brave the depths of Xen’drik in search of an artifact that is the last hope to save one of their own.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786956678
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Publication date: 04/21/2010
Series: The Dreaming Dark
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 144,172
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Keith Baker discovered Dungeons & Dragons in elementary school, and this was the beginning of a lifelong interest in games of all sorts. In 2002, he quit his job to become a full-time freelance writer. Much to his surprise, in 2003 his world Eberron was selected as the finalist in the Wizards of the Coast fantasy setting search. He is also the author of the Dreaming Dark Trilogy.

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Eberron: Shattered Land (Dreaming Dark Series #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This book, the second book in the Dreaming Dark trilogy, has a little bit of evrything. There is plenty of action and adventure and all the magic one might expect in a D&D-related book. But at its most basic level this book is mystery set in the fantasy world of Eberron (and a very good mystery at that). The Shattered Land is filled with plot twists and turns that keep the reader guessing. Add to this an interesting set of characters all with their own mysterious background and what you get is an exceelent story that keeps the reader on the edge of his or her seat, eagerly awaiting to see what comes next. While I was able to see some of the plot twists coming, many of them caught me by surprise. One aspect of the book (and the series in general) that I really enjoyed is that the motivations of the characters are often unclear. The characters are well thought out and have interesting backstories. Many of them are wrestling with their mysterious pasts and trying to figure out how the past is related to the events and struggles they are currently facing. The author does an excellent job of dropping clues without revealing everything. This keeps the reader guessing about how various events fit together with the main thread of the story. Some of these mysteries are solved (at least in part) in this book while others are left unanswered (presumably until the third novel is released). As mentioned by some of the other reviews, the book does an excellent job of familiarizing the reader with the setting. The reader is brought along as the characters explore the mysterious continent of Xen'Drik, almost sharing in the discoveries. One word of warning. This is the second book in the series and to fully enjoy it and follow the mysteries I recommend you first read The City of Towers, also written by Mr. Baker.