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Forgotten Realms: Dissolution (War of the Spider Queen #1)

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5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

I LOVED THIS SERIES. I can't say more than that.

This series starts off a little strange and you can't really see where they are going with all of this but as you progress, you see that the first book was the set up for a HUGE climax. You need to treat each book as a "Chapter" and when you hit the end, you will either...
This series starts off a little strange and you can't really see where they are going with all of this but as you progress, you see that the first book was the set up for a HUGE climax. You need to treat each book as a "Chapter" and when you hit the end, you will either absolutely love it or find it distasteful but completely in line with the mores and values of the Drow.

I got 3 books in and tried to read R.A. Salvatore's The Ghost King (Transitions Series #3) and it paled in comparison to this series. I had to stop reading it after only one chapter because I couldn't take the sugar and spice.

Be warned, once you take up The War of the Spider Queen, you may not be able to go back to the morality and sappy innocence of Drizzt's story lines.

I'm not even going to attempt to pick up Mr. Salvatore's books until I can get the Underdark and the Demon Web Pits out of my mind.

I LOVED this series!

posted by ShojoBakunyu on May 11, 2010

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1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Good story, missing something.

This book is an all around good story. It takes you into a world of chaos (the Drow), However, I believe it is missing a key facet. I'd have to say that I bought this book because Homeland is probably one of my favorite books. However, in this book, the aspect that is m...
This book is an all around good story. It takes you into a world of chaos (the Drow), However, I believe it is missing a key facet. I'd have to say that I bought this book because Homeland is probably one of my favorite books. However, in this book, the aspect that is missing is the hero, someone to root for. I find my self wondering if I should root for the Drow or the lesser creatures.

posted by Anonymous on April 7, 2004

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2006

    Disappointment

    I enjoyed the first two books of this series immensely but this last book title certainly applies as to'The Ruin' of a good series. Combat takes place from cover to cover but with so many characters involved it soon becomes tiresome. There is little plot or dialogue found amongst the characters and the ending left a sour taste in my mouth. The halfling puke 'Will' could at least shown some genuine remorse at the loss of his comrade and dropped the feigned insults (which were getting very stale at this point anyways and had lost all of its 'humour' but choses not to. The Author goes to great lengths in introducing new 'dragons' seemingly on every 2nd page which I just found confusing. Rather than the traditional chromatic and metallic dragons we are treated to a whole host of breeds including Rust Dragons, Planar Dragons, Shadow Dragons, etc Probably the best developed character of all of them dies in the end which is disappointing but being the 'Cleric' it is not surprizing. I do not know why so many Forgotten Realms books seem to want to kill of the Cleric. Sort of reminds one of the fate of the 'Red Shirted' ensen beaming down with Cpt Kirk !!

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2014

    A great story continues...

    Just a lot of fun. Always enjoy following a band of "adventurers" that keep you engaged, attached and looking forward to the next monster.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2003

    not salvatore

    if youre a salvatore fan, this book might be disappointing. Please don't make a mistake and think that just because R.A.Salvatore is involved with this book that it will be any good. The book starts off slow and ends slower. Buy it and read it only if you want to collect the FR books and love anything to do with the underdark. Other than that, the book is a freakin bust.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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