NPCs : Spells, Swords, & Stealth

  • by Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by Roger Wayne
  • Series: Spells, Swords, & Stealth
  • 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What happens when the haggling is done and the shops are closed? When the quest has been given, the steeds saddled, and the adventurers are off to their next encounter? They keep the world running, the food cooked, and the horses shoed, yet what adventurer has ever spared a thought or concern for the Non-Player Characters?In the town of Maplebark, four such NPCs settle in for a night of actively ignoring the adventurers drinking in the tavern when things go quickly and fatally awry. Once the dust settles, these four find themselves faced with an impossible choice: pretend to be adventurers undertaking a task of near-certain death or see their town and loved ones destroyed. Armed only with salvaged equipment, second-hand knowledge, and a secret that could get them killed, it will take all manner of miracles if they hope to pull off their charade. And even if they succeed, the deadliest part of their journey may well be what awaits them at its end.


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Customer Reviews

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Enjoyable if you manage your expectations

This book is written for a fairly narrow audience.

1) You must be fond of old school RPGs. Table top dice rolling is best, but something like a text-based MUD would be good, too. Me, I loved Gemstone III.

2) You must be able to laugh at yourself and your fellow players.

3) You must embrace the awkward phrasing that lots of players liked to use to create "character." Aye, 'tis true.

4) You must not be looking for anything deep or meaningful. This is a romp, and the author's tongue never comes fully out of his cheek.

If meet these criteria, then enjoy! This book is for you!
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- Miachi

Give me book 2 already, dangit!

Absolutely loved it. A fantastically fun book that captured the essence of me D&D days. Really looking forward to the rest of this series.
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- Scott Sigler "Author of ALIVE, Book I of the Generations Trilogy"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-23-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio