Reviewed By: komodo
Review Date: 3/27/19 5:51 am
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The second series has a new format with longer episodes, which is probably fair since the first season felt rushed. These audios are based on long adventure paths and need more space.
In the half dead city, the characters we know from the last season travel to an exotic Egyptian style location to explore a necropolis. We are introduced to another party on a similar mission, so the extended format makes it possible to tell both stories.
I am not sure that the dynamics between the main characters is consistent with the Rune Lords series. Harsk's attitude towards Ezran feels to have changed. The respect earned between characters in the last series is forgotten along with other elements of character background. In game terms, it is like they have started again at level 1.
We are introduced to a new character: Azaz, who is interesting and grabs the listener's attention the way the other characters failed to. The story feels like the main characters are doing busy work while Azaz's story is being told.
Yes, this is based on a game, but that does not mean it loses any value as an audio drama. Those familiar with Lord of the Rings or any other fantasy story can pretty much guess enough to understand the background.