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I may be more akin to race of the surface Crenshinibon, buried under the avalanche and blocked from the light of the sun its power source and weakened by Regis’ destruction of Cryshal-Tirth lost its control over the orcs and goblins, who lost cohesion and were slaughtered. But the dwarf felt a soft spot in his heart for this young barbarian and took him in without killing him. So, the antagonist in this story is a dumb wizard’s aprentice who betrays his master to another wizard, only to have the second wizard teleport him to the frozen top of a mountain to cover his ass the second wizard is never heard of again.

But if you have a problem with the characters, especially Drizzt, you might as well stop now.

He told the barbarian named Wulfgar, that he had to work for him for a number of years and then he was free to go. His eyes turned back to his ancient homeland, where loyalty was merely a device to gain an advantage over a common foe. Also typical of the s, female characters are scarce and barely have names, let alone roles to play in the action.

He kept the cowl of his brown cloak pulled low over the flowing waves of his stark white hair and moved with such effortless grace that an onlooker might have thought him to be no more than an illusion, an optical trick of the brown sea of tundra. The book moves at a very fast pace as well, thanks to tons of action and drama throughout. Kessel, with no idea that he was being controlled, decided to conquer Icewind Dale for his own.


Bruenor told the people of Ten Towns, quite truthfully, that if not for Drizzt Do’Urden, they would now be dead.

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After a battle, and the aid of the fire-banishing properties of the scimitar Icingdeath, he managed to defeat the demon, banishing it to the abyss for one hundred years.

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There’s so much in this book, and a great deal of it includes the plots of several of the books that were written later particularly the entire “Dark Elf Trilogy” ; it’s clear sale Salvatore had no idea that he would write more after this, so he stuffed as much as possible into this one book.

Retrieved from ” https: Banophernalia gave 3 stars for The Crystal Shard. During all of this, Drizzt and Wulfgar go on a sort of gradutation adventure together. Fantasy novel trilogies Forgotten Realms novel series Novels by R.

It is the first of Salvatore’s Forgotten Realms novels, describing the events that created some of the best-known characters in that world.

I slogged down a bit on all the Ten Towns politics, history, Well, 4. The entire trilogy was ranked 9th in Banophernalia’s top 10 books for P-Town Book Sales Condition: Wizards of the Coast. The Genie’s Curse Birthright: It’s a shame, because just like the Dragonlance books I probably would have enjoyed this book a great deal more as a teenager. Regis, on the council of Ten Towns, used persuasion and a magical hypnotic ruby pendant to convince the stubborn leaders of the towns to work together to thwart the barbarian attack.

New beloved characters like the halfling Regis and the barbarian Wulfgar are introduced to great effect.

That’s a stand-out in the bad writing contest, but the rest sshard the book isn’t much better. First, a fat lazy halfling named Regis. I love this world a lot, but the series reaaaaally needs some more well-rounded female characters.

Apr 19, Steven Ure rated it it was ok. That was the way for this book, which mean the character of Drizzt rather than for Wulfgar. Salvatore is undoubtedly more talented in writing than the format of these books might suggest I’m sure he’s writing for a fairly young audienceand the success o This beginning to the Icewind Dale trilogy is a crystap pleasure at best.


Trilogyy has a few appearances, but the only other female characters are unnamed ‘womenfolk’ who are treated like damsels in distress at best and ‘seen but not heard’ burdens at suard a Definitely not my favourite so far; things felt a little too coincidental and almost silly at times. The part that really iccewind me on the dreadfulness of the Crystal Shard was the start of a chapter that went something like, “Drizzt readied himself to attack the crystal fortress armed with his scimitars, magical panther and the flour he had stolen off the giants he had just slain and decided on a whim to take as a souvenir.

I always thought that I couldn’t possibly enjoy this book as an adult. A paint-by-numbers, cliched and sexist fantasy crammed with adverbs.

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Well it is the clearly telegraphed souvenir flour crysal used to cover a magical solar-powered crystal that receives its energy from the sun and weaken it.

I learned something when I read this book.

Ah, the very beginning of the Drizzt saga. I’m hanging out for more appearances from Jarlaxle tbh. Salvatore’s 1st major published novel, and he made sure to include all the classic fantasy elements in this epic tale.

Forgotten Realms Forgotten Realms Hardcover “. Sep 27, David – proud Gleeman in Branwen’s adventuring party rated it really liked it Shelves: Although loosely connected, the second part of the book presents an epic adventure to save the towns of Icewind Dale.

As with the first Realms novel, Darkwalker on Moonshae, the setting itself is also a star here. On their return journey, they discover some giants ixewind the towns and overhear their plot to scout and attack the Ten Towns.