One thought on “Fire & Frost”

  1. Picked this up on a desperately bored evening after playing a chunk of Shadowrun: Hong Kong. To my surprise, it's a really solid cyberpunk action caper. A small heist keeps escalating in complexity, with the team members shifting in alliances, betraying and getting betrayed, with solid set-piece action sequences in settings around the world. The writing's a bit rough: in particular, the POV shifts aren't smoothly handled, and there's some really messed up representation of Indigenous peoples. Ov [...]

  2. I wasn't sure how I felt about this one at first, but it got better as it went on, and I was actually really enjoying it by the end. So, not an amazing read, but a pretty good one.

  3. This was my favorite Shadowrun Novel until I read Shaken.This is a Globe Trotting treasure hunt. It does a great job of showing SR in the 5th ed.A must read for anyone playing 5th ed Shadowrun.

  4. After nearly a whole decade without any Shadowrun novels (the last one being released in 2006 under the Wizkids banner), Fire & Frost is like a breath of fresh air. If you've read Shadowrun novels in the past, this one's definitely worth adding to your collection. Or, if you're new to the Shadowrun world—maybe you recently picked up a copy of Shadowrun Fifth Edition—then this book is the perfect way to introduce you to Shadowrun setting.The book isn't without a few flaws, though, but all [...]

  5. Why,oh why does it seem like every book that is based on an role playing game read like a bad Saturday night game, and this book continues that ignoble tradition . Like every bad piece of rpg fiction makesthe heroes seem completely oblivious and the bad guys geniuses, at least until the last few chapters, I hope thats what happened because I could not bring myself to finish this one. Its not that this book is horrible but it is so predictable. The main charecter is so vanilla boring that I found [...]

  6. This book was just okay at first, but I am glad I read on, because it got better and better as it went on. I wish the author would have spent more time with the characters, rather than getting bogged down with what felt like a few unrelated battles that just managed to slow down the plot, but I'm glad I read this. This book has some brilliant parts. I am going to be reading more stuff by O'Connel, because I think he'll be a force to be reckoned with. True, there was some cheesy, stereotypical ch [...]

  7. I've been looking forward to more full-length Shadowrun novels for a long, long time, and I am very happy to say that the wait paid off. Fire & Frost features well-crafted characters (though their depth could have been better explored, admittedly), a somewhat evocative street-level journey throughout some of the worst cityscapes and barrens around, culminating in a touch of the magical complexity the Sixth World has to offer.And a dash of the all too human failures of metahumanity.

  8. Holidays probably cramped my view of the book a bit since I had to read it slower than I liked. The book was a solid Shadowrun tale, but set in not so common Shadowrun type places. The story felt familiar which was mostly a good thing. On the negative side, the characters really didn't grow or have deep emotions. They merely went on the missions and lived or died thru them. Solid effort though.

  9. A pretty interesting book. The environments certainly ran the gamut and we got descriptions of places in the 6th World that we normally don't.The characters were fairly well-developed, and it was quite a mix of metahumanity. The plot was mostly interesting, and the climax was ok.

  10. Better than the earlier works. The new series gives you a sense of the gritty world. the writing is geared more towards adults instead of younger readers. A true cyber punk feeling now.

  11. Started strong, ended weak. There were bits I loved, and bits that were dumb as hell. Got way too convoluted in the last quarter or so. Overall was still enjoyable.

  12. Decent book for what it was trying to be The action moved along at a decent pace, although there were a few spots it seemed to bog down in unnecessary explanations. Not sad I read it.

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