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The Crystal Shard

The reviewer also stated that it is essential for any “Drizzt true believer”. Full with action, dazzling swordsplay and memorable characters, it’s a wonderful adventure, although not as great as “Homeland”, the novel about how Drizzt turned into a good guy. Kessel, with no idea that he was being controlled, decided to conquer Icewind Dale for his own. Forgotten Realms Forgotten Realms Hardcover “.

A little different than the usual “quest” style of fantasy this one concentrates on a group of settlers trying to save their home from drystal invading wizard who has been possessed by an ancient artifact.

The Crystal Shard – Wikipedia

Book number four in the overall Drizzt series of books though actually the first book published and it was everything I’d hoped it would be. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Genie’s Curse Birthright: However, Wulfgar led his people not against Ten Towns, but against Kessel. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Drizzt turned the young man into a formidable warrior.


He becomes the quindisential troublmaking theif. It’s hard consider this crhstal in a bubble because I’ve read all the Drizzt books that are out. I cannot in good conscience keep this rating at 4 stars so I have rounded down to 3 stars. Other books in the series. But I like it.

It had to get rid of the “Gord the Rogue” series, and in general wanted to cut off all ties with the old Greyhawk campaign setting. Good with no dust jacket.

Apr 19, Steven Ure rated it it was ok. Victor Bevine does an OK job. In this book, he also takes time to describe the lush environments and the intricate architecture in such rich detail, I truly felt like I was there watching everything unfold! Fantasy novel trilogies Forgotten Realms novel icewinnd Novels by R. With this, my first re-read in many years, I wanted to compare the old and the new with more than just faded memories.

These two decisions, seemingly arrived at by happenstance, would help establish Salvatore as a multiple New York Times bestselling author with over 20 million books sold. The Crystal Shard was written first even though chronology it comes after.

He then shifted the story a thousand miles north to Icewind Dale.

Salvatore’s debut novel, The Crystal Shard reeks of inexperienced, derivative fantasy, but there is also a distinct aroma of epic adventure that keeps you reading page after page. It Book number trillogy in the overall Drizzt series of books though actually the first book published and it was everything I’d hoped it would be.


The Icewind Dale Trilogy – Wikipedia

This one didn’t have the same impact on me as the first three books did, but there were plenty of interesting things happening: That was the way for this book, which mean the character of Drizzt rather than for Wulfgar. Apr 25, Ken rated it really liked it Shelves: How many books do you know that a side character has more time than the main character then becomes the main character?

My impression is that the book has two main arcs, the first being the introduction of the characters, at a quite different pace than what happens in the second half of the book. Proper review to come later when I’m not tired AF.

Homeland matches the later books more. So, the antagonist in this story is a triloyy wizard’s aprentice who betrays his master to another wizard, only to have the second wizard teleport him to the frozen top trilofy a mountain to cover his ass the second wizard is never heard of again.