The Chaos Curse

The Chaos Curse As Cadderly tries to find his way back to the Edificant Library he is faced with several challenges posed by the Chaos Curse Original

  • Title: The Chaos Curse
  • Author: R.A. Salvatore
  • ISBN: 9780786916085
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback
  • As Cadderly tries to find his way back to the Edificant Library, he is faced with several challenges posed by the Chaos Curse Original.

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    About “R.A. Salvatore

    • R.A. Salvatore

      As one of the fantasy genre s most successful authors, R.A Salvatore enjoys an ever expanding and tremendously loyal following His books regularly appear on The New York Times best seller lists and have sold than 10,000,000 copies Salvatore s original hardcover, The Two Swords, Book III of The Hunter s Blade Trilogy October 2004 debuted at 1 on The Wall Street Journal best seller list and at 4 on The New York Times best seller list His books have been translated into numerous foreign languages including German, Italian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Turkish, Croatian, Bulgarian, Yiddish, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, Czech, and French.Salvatore s first published novel, The Crystal Shard from TSR in 1988, became the first volume of the acclaimed Icewind Dale Trilogy and introduced an enormously popular character, the dark elf Drizzt Do Urden Since that time, Salvatore has published numerous novels for each of his signature multi volume series including The Dark Elf Trilogy, Paths of Darkness, The Hunter s Blades Trilogy, and The Cleric Quintet.His love affair with fantasy, and with literature in general, began during his sopho year of college when he was given a copy of J.R.R Tolkien s The Lord of the Rings as a Christmas gift He promptly changed his major from computerscience to journalism He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Fitchburg State College in 1981, then returned for the degree he always cherished, the Bachelor of Arts in English He began writing seriously in 1982, penning the manuscript that would become Echoes of the Fourth Magic Salvatore held many jobs during those first years as a writer, finally settling in much to our delight to write full time in 1990.The R.A Salvatore Collection has been established at his alma mater, Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, containing the writer s letters, manuscripts, and other professional papers He is in good company, as The Salvatore Collection is situated alongside The Robert Cormier Library, which celebrates the writing career of the co alum and esteemed author of young adult books.Salvatore is an active member of his community and is on the board of trustees at the local library in Leominster, Massachusetts He has participated in several American Library Association regional conferences, giving talks on themes including Adventure fantasy and Why young adults read fantasy Salvatore himself enjoys a broad range of literary writers including James Joyce, Mark Twain, Geoffrey Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dante, and Sartre He counts among his favorite genre literary influences Ian Fleming, Arthur Conan Doyle, Fritz Leiber, and of course, J.R.R Tolkien.Born in 1959, Salvatore is a native of Massachusetts and resides there with his wife Diane, and their three children, Bryan, Geno, and Caitlin The family pets include three Japanese Chins, Oliver, Artemis and Ivan, and four cats including Guenhwyvar.When he isn t writing, Salvatore chases after his three Japanese Chins, takes long walks, hits the gym, and coaches plays on a fun league softball team that includes most of his family His gaming group still meets on Sundays to playcmillan author rasalv



    903 thoughts on “The Chaos Curse

    • I'll just review the whole Cleric Quintet series here. Overall rating: 2.5First things first, this is not a book, this is a D&D campaign. So much so that you can clearly see the moments when the characters rolled a natural 20 or natural 0.As a D&D campaign it is quite entertaining, but as a book, well Even the detailed fight scenes become repetitive at some point (which, again would be great at the playing table). Although it's pretty fun when you're like "Hey! I know that spell!" :DSPOI [...]


    • The last book in the Cleric Quintet and the end of our adventures with Cadderly.Everyone is back in this one - Danica, Ivan & Pikel Bouldershoulder and of course the best character in the books - Percival.In this book we've got everyone returning to the Edificant Library to find it overrun with vampires and zombies (no spoilers here so I won't so too much more) but yeah, we've got a Forgotten Realms book here so we've got vampires and zombies in an epic fantasy tale.There's battles and life/ [...]


    • For a finale of a series, this book is vastly anti-climactic compared to the previous installments. It felt like Salvatore lost steam mid point and dragged out the story's plateau, unsure of how to end it. And when it did, the ending felt forced and hurried, and it was basically an antithesis to everything he worked hard to establish in the first four books. Oh well.


    • Better than book 4 but a rather odd addition to the overall series. Really the series could easily have finished at four as the main plot line was wrapped up - book 5 seems like a way to mop up some plot elements that didn't really exist!! That said l enjoyed the read and it follows the authors usual pattern of "not a great deal of plot " interspersed with as many battles as possible!!




    • The last book in the cleric quintet. It was a pretty good read, but not as exciting as some of the others in this series.First, the series score: Overall Series rating: 4 stars. This was a fun, albeit cheap, trope-filled fantasy read. For a book series centered around non-fighter characters (i.e. a cleric and a monk), there's a surprisingly high proportion of battle scenes. This series was about 2/3 battles, 1/3 exposition. That's totally fine, but it makes it particularly fluffy.This book in pa [...]


    • When I first began the series, I felt that Salvatore fell into a common writer's trap of overpowering the main character, to near god-like status. In many respects, I still feel that way, even though I recognize that he did make attempts along the way to temper that power. The book picks up from the end of the last book, The Fallen Fortress. Cadderly, priest of Denier, along with Pikel and Ivan Bouldershoulder (dwarven brothers, one of whom aspires to be a druid) set off to find a way through to [...]


    • This is the fifth, and final book, of The Cleric Quintet, and the story of the Deneir worshiping cleric "Cadderly." This book is probably the darkest of them all, as many people get killed off. "Rufo," the ever present pest, this time decides to swallow the Most Horrible whatever. That is the lethal poison, that has been harassing the library for the last five books. As a result, he becomes a super vampire, and takes over The Edificant Library. So a holy place has been desecrated, and the undead [...]


    • 3.5 stars, the young inventive scholar-priest Cadderly faces off with his ultimate nemesis - the chaos curse personified, drawing to a startling conclusion!Being the last book in the series, it's interesting to reflect on how all the characters, major and minor, evolved from the first book. Many of the Edificant Libraries residents take sinister turns, while Pikel, the dwarf-druid, and Danica, the monk, achieve the highest tiers of their respective classes. Salvatore usually has a deeper theme r [...]


    • As a whole this series was very good for it's type, much better than many of the Drizzt novels. Good characters and decent plotlines the Cleric Quintet is entertaining. The major flaw is a lack of true suspense. Cadderly grew immensely powerful over the course of book three and only grew in his abilities. The outcome of the story is never in question, only which of his allies might not see the conclusion is ever truly a question and that is fairly formulaic.The Chaos Curse itself was entertainin [...]


    • Thus ends the Cleric QuintetThe book was on par with all of the others in the series in terms of quality (3 out of 5 stars). They are good stories that entertain the reader. There is nothing ground breaking or ill feeling in these stories.As a series I enjoyed myself. I used these books as a kind of fun dessert, something that I read after reading a disappointing new author, or sub-standard new book. I'd go straight to this series knowing that I'd get a feel-good, uplifting hero tale that didn't [...]


    • Cadderly has fought many battles against the forces of Castle Trinity and has been victorious. Now it is time to return to the Edificant Library. He dreads the return because he knows that his return will cause a split among those in his order. He has grown too powerful and is in favor with his god. The hierarchical structure is not happy with this. Little does he know that a much worse fate awaits him.The fallen priest Kierkan Rufo has returned in secret to the Library. He has been convinced by [...]


    • (Argh—I cannot escape vampires! They turn up everywhere! I was not happy that they were the main fixture of this book.) Overall, a neatly suspenseful story (although *this parenthetical part is a spoiler* all the drama around Danica's supposed death is ruined because the author gives away in an earlier book that monks can achieve physical suspension. And Cadderly wasn't at all freaked out by finding the apparently dead body of his fiance). I feel hugely sorry for Kierkan Rufo. I was hoping he' [...]


    • R.A. Salvatore's books are extremely juvenile, more so than many books published in the 'children's' or 'young adult' fields. But, by and large they are diverting, entertaining reads, and Salvatore over time has honed writing such pulp to a fine skill. I recall loving this series of Cadderly novels when younger. I still enjoyed the character now, he is the most complex and interesting 'good guy' that Salvatore has created, whereas his 'bad guys' are more routinely captivating. This series began [...]


    • Even though the series could have legitimately ended after the fourth book without much effort, it looks like Salvatore stretched the story out for one more book just so he could throw in vampires (pretty much the only D&D staple he hadn't already thrown into the series). There was appropriately a much darker tone during parts of this book, but it fit the theme well and didn't detract from the otherwise light-heartedness of the series. My only real gripe with the book is that he made his omn [...]


    • Spoiler Disclaimer!I really struggled with the final installation of the Cleric Quintet. The story, while fairly captivating, immediately lost my interest in the story with the introduction of vampires and zombies. I have no tolerance for them.That said, the story had an easy flowing plot, while quite predictable. The actions and behaviours of many characters seemed out of place and it was often difficult to take them seriously. While I'm always a fan of the Bouldershoulder duo, their bantering [...]


    • Disappointing. I'm not sure what happened to the writing between books 4 and 5 of the Cleric Quintet--how much of the difference was my preference and how much was the author phoning it in. But this is nearly as poorly written as a Stephanie Meyer novel, which is a valid comparison since it amounts to a straight vampire story. The only improvement is that Salvatore bothers to write action (and does it fairly well) whereas Meyer doesn't even have that. The last two thirds of The Chaos Curse is pr [...]


    • Loved this series until this volume. The whole story felt forced and the ending was unsatisfying, to say the least. I love Salvatore, but this was just wasn't very good, unfortunately.


    • I don't normally read fantasy, but I started reading this because it came up in a search for vampire stories. It's good. It's a little hard to follow in the beginning because there are so many characters, though I feel like the author fills in enough info about characters that aren't in the story anymore that I didn't feel completely lost. You don't need to read the other books in the series for this one to make sense. It's a good easy read if you're into vampires are looking for something diffe [...]


    • In regards to the whole quintet, I liked it a lot. I've really enjoyed Salvatore's books about Drizzt. Cadderly plays a role in some of those books, and it was fun learning more about Cadderly and his process of becoming the powerful cleric that we meet in the legend of Drizzt. I loved reading about the monk characters in Salvatore's works (Danica here, Grandmaster Kane in the Sellswords Trilogy). All in all, a fun and enjoyable series.


    • Synopsis - Kierkan Rufo drinks the Chaos Curse, becomes a vampire then desecrates The Edificant Library while Cadderly and friends try to stop him. That simple.Classification - Audience: Age 12+ Gender MalePurpose: EntertainmentMedium: NovelGenre - Setting: FantasyGenre - Style: IdealismGenre - Plot: Action/AdventureCriticism - Awesome ending to an awesome series.


    • A more bittersweet ending than I was expecting. While Salvatore writes excellent action scenes, I wish there were more scenes of character development. Much of this is glossed over or told-not-shown. However, if you're looking for high fantasy that isn't going to strain your brain and with lots of action, it's hard to beat these books.


    • I really enjoyed the Dark elf novels and so i picked these up; written before Salvatory wrote of Drizzt. These 5 books were ok, but that's it, ok. It didn't hold me like the afore mentioned series.


    • These have a little more plot and less fighting than Salvatore's Drizzt novels. Characters range from uninteresting to completely annoying. These characters do pop up occasionally in the Drizzt series, so you may want to check these out if you feel a need to know their background.


    • I wasn't sure why there would be a 5th book after The Fallen Fortress, but honestly it was worth it. I was surprised by the ending, and it has my emotions all tied up in knots, which is probably the best way to go - I don't always like a perfectly happy or perfectly tragic ending.


    • Si alguna quisieron jugar un clerigo en D&D y que no fuera un "healer" generico tienen que leer esta serie de libros. Demuestra mucho del potencial de los clerigos y de que no todos siguen al tipico dios bueno de la luz y la curacion


    • I guess maybe this is the exciting climax? I don't know. I don't remember any more. There are hundreds of books between age 16 and now, many better fantasy books, and even better Forgotten Realms books. It is lost in the mists of memory and will probably never emerge from that fate.




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