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The God Catcher

Forgotten Realms: Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep, Book 5
Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
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Walk the line between magic and madness in Erin M. Evan’s passionate story about the dragons of the City of Splendors....

Tennora would give anything to be a wizard. And Clytemorrenestrix, a strange woman with uncanny blue eyes, whose name means “She Will Thunder in the Sky”, and who claims to be a dragon, promises to make her just that - in return for aid in returning her to her true form. But soon after Tennora seals the deal, a bounty hunter presses a note into her hands claiming the dragon woman is actually a human - a violent, criminally insane human who murders those who fail her.

The God Catcher is gripping tale of identity, intrigue, and obsession set in the classic City of Splendors and presented by Forgotten Realms campaign setting creator and celebrated author Ed Greenwood. You don’t want to miss out on this exciting glimpse into what the latest edition of the Realms has to offer.

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Wrong Narrator :-{

Yet another book that could have been wonderful, if only it had been read by another narrator. Why, Oh why, couldn't the fantastic Dina Pearlman have narrated this book, as she has all the other Erin M. Evans books. Ah well, I'll just have to read the printed version, as I simply can't listen to James Patrick Cronin maul it to death anymore.

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  • Jake
  • 22-04-13

It’s a low rent apartment building, not a person

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My review title is because I noticed this one several times and passed because I don’t like stories so large in scope and world-import as gods interacting much or warring. But this book actually doesn’t have that so I wanted people with similar tastes to not let the title fool you.

The main character human is a 20 something, not a child, whose career plans didn’t work out. The human who may or may not have formerly been a dragon is interesting and contrasts well with the MC (and others). The bounty hunter is half-orc. There are some other interesting creatures in (and under) the city. The audio sample introduces what causes the overall plot but the rest of the story happens in the different parts of the interesting City of Splendors. It is more like Murder in Halruaa or Murder in Cormyr in tone. But it’s not a murder mystery but of the maybe-former dragon and a potential threat to the city. Along the way the MC deals with what to do now that her first career choice didn’t work out. I liked it and the characters.

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  • Simone
  • 02-01-19

Can Erin do no wrong?

Erin M. Evans again-and-again proves her incredible gift and skill at writing with "The God Catcher."
Erin truly understands how to build drama between characters without falling into the typical melodramatic (and often sexist) pit traps other writes find themselves in time-and-time again.

With "The God Catcher" we once again find ourselves with a young female protagonist who has to deal with the fact that life hasn't quite turned out the way she wanted it to. And indeed, like with Farideh, she soon encounters and bonds with a strange, "alien" character who needs things of her.

The overall narrative of "The God Catcher" is comparable to many of the best of Erin's "Brimstone Angels" books; focusing on characters engaging in a criminal investigation while themselves living at the edge of the law, all while the very reasons for why the characters are involved in the matter at all is constantly being questioned, and therefore discouraged.