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by Gary Gygax

eBook City of Hawks (Gord the Rogue, No. 2) download ISBN: 0441106366
Author: Gary Gygax
Publisher: Ace Fantasy Books; First Edition edition (November 1, 1987)
Language: English
Pages: 400
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Rating: 4.6
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I've read all the Gord the Rogue books by New Infinities, but never read the Greyhawk . As far as chronology goes, the Gord the Rogue series is a mess.

I've read all the Gord the Rogue books by New Infinities, but never read the Greyhawk Adventures books released under TSR. Despite - or perhaps because of - this, I was able to enjoy this book on its own merits. I'd put the first parts of this book first, followed by the stories in Night Arrant, then back to the remainder of this book, then on to Sea of Death, and onwards to Come Endless Darkness and (if you must) Dance of Demons. Gary's at his best when talking about Gord's childhood and earlier exploits.

Gord the Rogue is the protagonist in a series of fantasy novels and short stories written by Gary Gygax. Gygax originally wrote the novels and short stories to promote his World of Greyhawk campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. After he left TSR, Gygax continued to write Gord the Rogue novels for several years.

Gord the Rogue - 05. by Gary Gygax. No, my old comrade, we will not linger here so as to allow our foes to find us. My good apprentice will see that you two are safely away without so much as a stir, Wanno said with relief

Gord the Rogue - 05. My good apprentice will see that you two are safely away without so much as a stir, Wanno said with relief. Just place the infant within that chest, he added, and then-.

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Other books by Gary Gygax Saga of Old City Artifact of Evil Sea of Death The Heart of Darkness ENEEVER ZIG LOOKED THE PART of a wizard. His robe was rusty black and appliqued with signs and symbols. The girdle that bound it to his thin waist was likewise covered with glyphs and runes of odd sort. There was no way to determine how many years of magic the old sage had under that girdle, but if one were to venture a guess it would be wise to start with a very high number.

a beautiful, wondrous city. There are two prequels to the "Gord the Rogue. ore. Shelve City of Hawks. Shelve Saga of Old City.

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No one knows your whereabouts. No force can manage to scry this chamber. Given time, some dweomer great enough to unveil your presence could be brought up, no doubt

No one knows your whereabouts. Given time, some dweomer great enough to unveil your presence could be brought up, no doubt. But we shall not giv. he. hat time, shall we? he finished, trying to soften his expression as he peered into the woman’s eyes. Her face now showed grief as she turned her thoughts to what was about to happen. She glared accusingly at the robed mage but said nothing. Her husband saw this and spoke in her stead.

Greyhawk:Gord the Rouge, Gord the Rouge . Hawks? The man really is beginning to slip into dotage, Halferd thought. Perhaps he was more than an apprentice, but he was no great binder of dweomers.

Greyhawk:Gord the Rouge, Gord the Rouge /. Gygax . книга City of Hawks. Could it be simply the responsibility of seeing to the young lordling, the prince’s infant son? No. That part was easy. It was madness indeed for one of his poor strength to challenge Wanno-especially in the old man’s own place of power! Place my staff most gently upon the floor, boy, the mage commanded, and then I will permit you to speak.

1 - Saga of Old City - first Gord the Rogue book. 5 - City of Hawks is a retelling of the events that occurred in Saga of Old City. First in the Greyhawke Adventure series (not all were Gord related). 2 - Night Arrant is a collection of nine short stories about Gord's adventures, in his early twenties, in the City of Greyhawk. 3 - Artifact of Evil is a continuation of Saga of Old City. 6 - Come Endless Darkness continues where Sea of Death left off and has Gord continue his quest to stop Tharizdun & Lord Entropy from taking over the Multiverse.

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Comments: (7)
GYBYXOH
I feel that this is where things started to go really downhill for Gord the rogue. A Saga of Old City is great. Artifact of Evil is better! Sea of Death is... pretty good so far- still haven't finished it. Night Arrant is... alright. City of Hawks is... um, alright, I guess? I'm a little scared of even trying to read the last two books.

The chronology is odd, returning to and retconing some stuff from Saga of Old City for the first half of the book before the narrative moves ahead after Saga of Old City and Night Arrant then the very end skips forward to after Artifact of Evil? Oh, and the main adventure story of the second half of the book is about Gord seeking out magic gemstones that may hold a key to him family identity and ends up in a dimension of shadows. It's just okay.

Gord is a dick who gets by by being a dick to people who are more dickish than him. I already mentioned in my Night Arrant review that I like Gord best alongside more moral characters, who are lacking in this story- well, there is a group in the background manipulating him but I mean right next to him for the actual action. And after five books worth of it, I think I've finally hit my tolerance for Gygaxian dialogue as well.
Na
City of Hawks is intended to be read at about the same place as its numeration in the series would imply, not at the end as another reviewer suggested.
This book introduces the character of Gravestone, who becomes central in Come Endless Darkness. Also, the book contains a story ( depicted on the cover ) introducing the sword from the Plane of Shadows which later becomes part of Courflamme. As a more minor example, the reference to the Blademaster in Come Endless Darkness is seemingly a callback to a part of City of Hawks. Thus, this book is intended to be read before both Come Endless Darkness and Dance of Demons.

The book itself may be the weakest of its series; the character of Bru is a blatant retcon, and both short story collections in this series are uneven. However, the sections on Gravestone and the Plane of Shadows, along with a chapter in which Gord invades a temple of Nerull, are the highlights of this installment.
Alsath
Really enjoyable as a fleshing out of the events in Saga of Old City. I love reading the stories of Gord's earlier adventures far more than his high powered adventures in the later books. This should be read with Night Arrant as well, which is an enjoyable set of adventures covering his early days.
Grillador
Some may say that Gygax wasn't a very good writer, I disagree, I love the way the story line flows and watch how Gord evolves from a scrawny street urchin to a move and shaker of his world.
IWAS
This was actually the very first Gord the Rogue book I read, back when I was in ... 7th or 8th grade, I think. I remember being very impressed with it way back then, so re-reading it now - in my early thirties - was an experience.

I've read all the Gord the Rogue books by New Infinities, but never read the Greyhawk Adventures books released under TSR. Despite - or perhaps because of - this, I was able to enjoy this book on its own merits.

And really... well, it's not bad. If you've been a gamer for a long time, it's a sterling example of what a good D&D novel should be like. Gary did a good job here - at least for the first portion.

As far as chronology goes, the Gord the Rogue series is a mess. I'd put the first parts of this book first, followed by the stories in Night Arrant, then back to the remainder of this book, then on to Sea of Death, and onwards to Come Endless Darkness and (if you must) Dance of Demons.

Gary's at his best when talking about Gord's childhood and earlier exploits. Things fall apart a little bit once he gets to the Shadowrealm, but it's still a fun read. The last 30 or so pages, however, are a hot mess. The chess metaphors get excruciating (even to the point of including a *lengthy footnote* explaining a chess variant), everything is written in an indirect way without names, and all in all it just gets crazy. Until, at the end, a character important for Come Endless Darkness is introduced. It's like Gary tried to cram as much as possible into the end in order to bridge the gap between Sea of Death and Come Endless Darkness.

Regardless, it's still a fun, pulpy read after all these years.
Wat!?
this book goes all over the place. The novel is Gary Gygax trying to explain who Gord the Rogue is by showing you his early childhood and the events that happen about him, some of which are behind the scenes. The deeper you get into it the more details, some very vague details about other characters and other events, are tossed at you. The book is not the first in the series and you should not read it till either you are finished or almost finished with both the Greyhawk Adventures series and the Gord The Rogue series (which seems to be a spin off).
fire dancer
If you love Greyhawk, you will love the Gord books - period. There is only one exception, and that is "City of Hawks".
Gary Gygax tried to change the background of the Gord-stories in mid-stride. What originally (in Saga of Old City) seemed to be fate or cunning of the hero is now "unmasked" to be meddling of powers.
It is obvious that these developments are NOT what EGG originally intended. There are major breaks in continuity and outright contradictions. In the context of the Gord-story, this book had best not been written. Anyway, since the rest of the books is 4 to 5-star reading, and since everyone owning the other books also has this one, there is just one advice: Read this one last (after Dance of Demons), so as to not spoil the storyline.