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Retrieved 31 March Near the end of Wulfgar’s indenture, Bruenor forged Aegis-fangthe magical warhammer, for his adopted son. When I found out how big the Realms were, I moved the story a thousand miles to the north. 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 that Salvatore had no idea that he would write more after this, so he stuffed as much as possible into this one book.

Remember The Realms Podcast. Each title will feature all new cover art and new introductions written by those who have become familiar with Salvatore and Drizzt over the years.

However, as the apprentice realizes his mistake and cries out in his own selfpity, a sentient crystal calls out to him, promising power.

Akar Kessel, weak-willed apprentice mage, starts events that find a magical device, the crystal shard. They tell the tale of ranger Drizzt Do’Urden the drow or dark elfWulfgar the barbarian warrior, Regis the halflingdwarf king Bruenorand Bruenor’s adopted human daughter Catti-brie.


Good with no dust jacket.

Basic stuff, but well done. I love this world a lot, but the series reaaaaally needs some more well-rounded female characters.

If you like your heroes well-rounded, this is not for you. He also acquired the services of a balor demon named Errtu to be his general, though it was far more interested in sticking around long enough to get his hands on Crenshinibon than anything else. Apparently I hadn’t missed that window though, this actually turned out to be a fun read.

The barbarian tribes make interesting enemies and eventually allies frenemies perhaps? 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.

The Icewind Dale Trilogy – Wikipedia

This beginning to the Icewind Dale trilogy is a guilty pleasure at best. The Genie’s Curse Birthright: Used – Very Good.

He then shifted the story a thousand miles north to Icewind Dale. Crenshinibon, obsessed with gaining power, twisted Akar Kessel’s mind to get him to do its will. The Gorgon’s Alliance Planescape: Dragonlance deities Forgotten Realms deities Greyhawk deities. P-Town Book Sales Condition: The best part of this bo Review of the audiobook narrated by Victor Bevine. Wizards of the Coast.

I also notice that Bruenor loves to mention about some ancient forgotten homeland dear to his race, be it Mithril Hall or Gauntlgrym. And ye gods, there are a lot of monsters in The Crystal Shard.


The Crystal Shard

Salvatore 2 22 Jan 17, He would have lost, had not his new sword saved him in the end. Drizzt had a few more, uh, pre-occupations in this story than I preferred, but he was still more-or-less the same drow I had grown so attached to.

Then Wulfgar wanted to go back to his people, which worried the others a little bit. Being disdainful of the change and contemptuous of the company’s handling of Gary Gygax, I effectively boycotted most of this stuff, which I realize now is why I didn’t read this when it was published.

Nov 12, Jessica icewine it really liked it. He’s met some people who know him, and who can look past his heritage. Apr 25, Ken rated it really liked it Shelves: The bumbling wizard apprentice Akar Kessel is transformed into a tyrant when he discovers a millennia-old artefact of incredible power. The way the author introduced the characters in the first half of the book might have been done differently.

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