I can only recommend this book to the most hard-core of Drizzt fanbois; the type that jump at any chance to read about their quaint little dark elf hero with little regard as to the actual content or skill he is written with. But in the months that have followed, I have come to believe he is very right and Salvatore is no exception. What else can Drizzt do but join her and hope to avenge all those lost due to Sylora's involvement in causing a massive eruption which wiped out all of Neverwinter. Guilt mingles with relief, leaving Drizzt uniquely vulnerable to the persuasions of his newest companion - Dahlia, a darkly alluring elf and the only other member of their party to survive the cataclysm at Mount Hotenow. Back to the present, Dor'crae finds Pwent and attacks him. While there are a few things introduced, nothing really made Neverwinter feel any different.
And now i I got half way through this before I had to put it down. We do not store files, because it is prohibited. A very enjoyable second installment to the series which is now well set up for the next book. However, there is a great spoiler in the novel that confirmed my suspicions about Barrabus' real identity that was exciting. Salvatore In her mid thirties went through some crisis in her life which included the death of her father.
Set in the year of 1409 Drizzt is in mourning after the death of his friend Regis who recently passed away. As Drizzt's fate hangs in the balance, he reflects on the lives of the trusted allies who stood by his side throughout his early life - the friends now known as the Companions of the Hall. In the end, Breunor must sacrifice his life in order to save his friends and all of Neverwinter. Drizzt agrees and the three, plus Guenhwyvar, head out to find Dor'crae. I wish I'd re-read the first book in this new series first, as I was a little lost if I'm gonna be honest. The Neverwinter Saga has so far introduced us to plenty of new faces, and also bringing back some old faces that were believed to be long gone. The War of the Spider Queen brought together a group of authors to further explore the society of the Drow, all under the watchful eye of Salvatore.
The characters are bland and boring. Lots of events are referenced to the previous book and the story is continuous. I could never hope to equal him, here, and I have no real aspirations to be this detailed, but yeah. Thriftbooks is the name you can trust, guaranteed. Unfortunately for Drizzt, traveling with Dahlia isn't something that he expected and he finds himself challenged by her views the world.
I trust these people, so I play Pathfinder. They might write many books, but only tell one story. Neverwinter is more the story of Dahlia, Drizzt's new romantic interest, and her pursuit of vengeance against those who have wronged her. I would actually rate this one with a 4. We should have made a movie out of 20 other occurrences from this saga, instead of this one.
The Cleric Quintet The Cleric Quintet was meant to be something entirely new for Salvatore. He also co-wrote The Stone of Tymora The Stowaway, The Shadowmask, and The Sentinels with his son Geno Salvatore. Salvatore was the youngest of all of them. That said, Entreri is one of the strongest characters in Neverwinter. Salvatore, or Robert Anthony Salvatore in full, is a well known and equally well regarded writer of science-fiction and fantasy novels. For the past few novels, Drizzt has became increasingly whiny and annoying.
That Drizzt's wide-eyed idealism is being tempered by his years of experience among surface-dwellers, his years of introspection and his recent losses is only to be expected. Whose mother is the evil? A friend of mine floated the idea that the vast majority of authors only have one story to tell. For those wanting to tryout the realms, I would recommend starting at the beginning of the series and the same goes for those wanting to try reading fantasy as well. Salvatore lingers too long in fight scenes instead of investing more serious effort in making the reader care about what's at stake. The Icewind Dale Trilogy was well-received enough to garner its own video game adaptation and dozens of sequels. Even with his known accomplishments, Drizzt still has to deal with his heritage. Having read all twenty-five novels, plus short stories, that Drizzt has starred or appeared in, I had thought that maybe the character had no surprises left for me.
When he first told it to me, I thought of many authors who seemed to fit the bill, authors who I already grew tired of because it all seems the same. When it comes down to it, Neverwinter is just disappointing and I can only really recommend it to die-hard Drizzt fans. How does this one compare? Yet their paths will lead them all to the most terrifying discovery in the long history of the drow and set them on a quest to save not only Menzoberranzan but the entire dark elf race from Dissolution. The detailing of the land around is never overdone and gives the reader just enough to get a picture and leaves plenty to the imagination for the reader to make it their own. You can also claim Dahlia is something new, but it isn't for the same reason. I could never hope to equal him, here, and I have no real aspirations to be this detailed, but yeah. Whom I love but it's just not Drizzt.
I was almost sure of a certain characters return in the first book, but my mind was silently screaming say it ain't so! These new volumes aren't as powerful and resonant with me as Homeland-sojourn and icewind dale. The two find themselves in battle quickly, and Drizzt finds himself enjoying the constant toil. I love that Dahlia has a dark past, but the way it gets played takes away from it. The lack of adult situations and interactions left it feeling entirely to. The trilogy is notable for being incredibly well-reviewed, especially when compared to some of the later Drizzt books.
It is still interesting, when you take all that into effect. In the previous novel, Dahlia felt tack-on. Barrbarus being Artemis was very well done ;- With a wonderful foreshadowing at the end, I have a very good feeling about the next book to come. Even the return of Artemis, a favorite, couldn't save this for me. Gah I forgot about the repetitiveness. I got half way through this before I had to put it down.