Extinction: R.A. Salvatore Presents The War of the Spider Queen, Book IV

Extinction: R.A. Salvatore Presents The War of the Spider Queen, Book IV

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by Lisa Smedman
     
 

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The New York Times best-seller is now in paperback!

Now available in paperback, Extinction is the fourth title in the epic Forgotten Realms series about one of the most popular races in the setting. This title landed on the New York Times best-seller list for two straight weeks upon initial hardcover release. Best-selling author R.A. Salvatore wrote the

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The New York Times best-seller is now in paperback!

Now available in paperback, Extinction is the fourth title in the epic Forgotten Realms series about one of the most popular races in the setting. This title landed on the New York Times best-seller list for two straight weeks upon initial hardcover release. Best-selling author R.A. Salvatore wrote the prologue to Extinction and continues to consult on the series, lending his expertise as the author who brought drow society to the forefront of the Forgotten Realms setting.

AUTHOR BIO: Formerly a magazine editor, Lisa Smedman splits her week between working as a reporter/editor at a weekly newspaper and writing fiction. Her most recent credits include authoring Heirs of Prophecy and contributing a short story to the Halls of Stormweather.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786956760
Publisher:
Wizards of the Coast
Publication date:
04/07/2010
Series:
R.A Salvatore Presents the War of the Spider Queen
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
107,675
File size:
2 MB

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Extinction: War of the Spider Queen 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
SteveTheDM More than 1 year ago
Wow! What a ride. Lisa Smedman takes this series and injected a jolt of intensity that it really needed. She has a way of writing that feels very immediate and exciting. The subject (our group of drow splits up, follows paths all over the place, and gets even deeper into trouble) is nothing really special, but Smedman presents it in a way that really made me feel for the characters and kept the pages turning. I especially loved the way she worked the minutiae of Dungeons and Dragons lore into the story. I've been a D&D fan for a long time now, and we never worry about most of that little stuff in the games we play, but Smedman worked things like spell component collection, the use of those components in spell casting, and in just the descriptions of the various items the characters use into the story. But in a way that flowed naturally, rather than becoming a grocery list of completeness. I was very very impressed with this book. And I'll be looking out for more Smedman in the future. I think she's an author to watch!
brjunkie More than 1 year ago
The "babies" that have escaped from Lolth's egg sack are attacking one another, until there is only one. The strongest one will survive, from the thousands. Hallistra is questioning her faith to Lolth, since their recent trip to the Demonweb Pits in the Abyss. She is charged by Quenthal to return to Menzoberranzan, and report what answers they have for now. Hallistra finds her calling to the goddess Eilistraee. Soon the goddess charges her to retrieve the lost Crescent Blade. The weapons master Ryld, joins her, as their love and relationship becomes one like those from the World Above. But, he runs into a boy, who is a werewolf, and this complicates matters with the priestesses of Eilistraee. In the meantime, the remaining adventurers will return to the Demonweb Pits for more answers to Lolth's silence, but with a better guide this time. They learn of a demon ship of chaos that they can sail to the Abyss. Unfortunately for one, the ship must be feed a soul in order to make the journey. Valas finds himself in "deep water", as the team travel to the city of Zanhoriloch to recover the ship of chaos. The city of Menzoberranzan is pinned between the tanarukk and duergar armies. To Menzoberranzan's advantage, Gromph makes his escape/reappearance, but at a price.
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ShojoBakunyu More than 1 year ago
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!