December 29, 2017 by TinyNavajo
*Thanks to the author for a free copy in exchange for an honest review*
The Library of Antiquity by Vance Pumphrey
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As was in the first book of this series, Dragma’s Keep, this is a written version of a long D&D campaign and I loved it! The characters are pushed further and harder than they were in the first, and they find out more about themselves and each other as they battle through Savinhand’s inheritance.
In this one, we are treated to new knowledge that changes the way we see some of our less talked about characters. Savinhand, the rogue, is now the leader of his guild and the keeper to the Library of Antiquity, where there is information galore and possible knowledge of their cleric, Cyrillus’s, parentage. But to get there, they have to go on another mission, this one even harder than the first.
The also get another member to their party, Breunne, a ranger who gives their party the long distance support it needed, as they start to make their way through the challenges standing in their way before the Library of Antiquity. As the party members discover though, the way is harder than they imagined. Mazes, power draining on the spellcasters, and no ability to rest; the party is finding this to be the worst mission yet.
I loved seeing the characters grow and be pushed out of their comfort zones, are thrown into situations that they haven’t encountered before, and they have to learn to rely on others to help in these situations. Definitely, one of my favorite books to read this year.
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