Book review : Baldur’s Gate novels

Baldur’s Gate novels

Based on the computer games of the same name:

Baldur’s Gate y Philip Athans
Baldur’s Gate II Shadows of Amn by Philip Athans ISBN 9-780786-915699
Baldur’s Gate II Throne of Bhaal by Drew Karpyshyn ISBN 9-780786-926305

Published by Wizards of the Coast

In brief, they are a pleasant enough read, if a bit thin. If you’ve played the game it will be an interesting angle for you at least. The ‘Hero’ is a giant, battle-ready fighter and you follow his trials and tribulations towards godhood. The only objection I have to the books is in the last one which portrays Minsc (one of the computer characters) as having flowing red hair…

Hey Drew, Minsc of the righteous butt-kicking fame is as bald as the proverbial coot!

{ Minsc from Baldur's Gate, seen with Boo }


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