Pool of Radiance by James M. Ward & Jane Cooper Hong

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(Forgotten Realms #11, Pools #1)(First published 1989) In the ruins of Phlan, an ancient evil is stirring. Three heroes – the wizard Shal Bal, the ranger/thief Ren, and the cleric of Tyr, Tarl – each find themselves on a personal quest of vengeance and self-discovery as they band together to restore order to the ancient city.   Written as a tie-in novel for the seminal SSI CRPG of the same name released in 1988, Pool of Radiance doesn’t just wear its influences on its sleeve: it uses them to inform pretty much every scene in the book, resulting in a story that is not so much a novel as a blow-by-blow account of an entertaining D&D campaign. The three protagonists […]