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Forgotten Realms: Road of the Patriarch (Sellswords #3)
     

Forgotten Realms: Road of the Patriarch (Sellswords #3)

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by R. A. Salvatore, David Colacci (Read by)
 

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Explore the mind of an assassin in R.A. Salvatore's exciting conclusion to The Sellswords Trilogy!

The drow mercenary Jarlaxle and his companion, the human assassin Artemis Entreri, have begun to make a home for themselves in the rugged Bloodstone Lands. But not everyone is ready to trust a man who's spent his life killing for coin, much less a member of a race of

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Explore the mind of an assassin in R.A. Salvatore's exciting conclusion to The Sellswords Trilogy!

The drow mercenary Jarlaxle and his companion, the human assassin Artemis Entreri, have begun to make a home for themselves in the rugged Bloodstone Lands. But not everyone is ready to trust a man who's spent his life killing for coin, much less a member of a race of subterranean elves known for their fanatical devotion to a demon goddess. If they want to make it out of the Bloodstone Lands alive, they'll have to learn to trust their enemies, and be suspicious of their friends.

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In the third and concluding volume of R. A. Salvatore's bestselling Sellswords saga (Servant of the Shard and Promise of the Witch-King), the unlikely duo of Artemis Entreri, a ruthless human assassin, and Jarlaxle Baenre, a thrill-seeking dark elf, wreak havoc in the monster-infested Bloodstone Lands when Jarlaxle's wild ambition -- and Artemis's generally bad attitude -- spark an all-out war. Fresh from their triumph over Zhengyi, an infamous undead sorcerer who tried to unleash his evil in the wastelands of Bloodstone, the two nomadic brawlers are heralded by paladin king Gareth Dragonsbane as heroes -- Artemis is even named an apprentice Knight of the Order. But not everyone welcomes the brooding assassin and his ebon-skinned sidekick with open arms. As a mounting list of enemies plot their demise (the powerful archmage Knellict, the grandmaster monk Kane, etc.), Jarlaxle does the completely unexpected and establishes a sovereign kingdom! Artemis, meanwhile, comes to the end of a long and painful spiritual journey in which he finally comes to grips with his tortured past…

Reading a Salvatore novel is like standing on the overpass of a bridge and jumping onto the roof of a speeding freight train as it hurtles by underneath: All you can do is hang on and enjoy the ride! The undisputed king of adventure fantasy, the author is in top form in Road of the Patriarch. Breakneck-paced, action-packed, and chock-full of unexpected plot twists, this bittersweet swan song to assassin Artemis Entreri may be his finest work to date. Paul Goat Allen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423316404
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
10/24/2006
Series:
Forgotten Realms Sellswords Series , #3
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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Meet the Author

R.A. Salvatore has spent so many years winding himself into fantasy worlds that he's still trying to figure out how to unwind. He is the author of more than forty novels and more that a dozen New York Times best sellers, including The Two Swords, which debuted at or near the top of many best seller lists.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Leominster, MA
Date of Birth:
January 20, 1959
Place of Birth:
Leominster, MA
Website:
http://www.rasalvatore.com/

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Forgotten Realms: Road of the Patriarch (Sellswords #3) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book delved deeper into Artemis Enteri's past and gave greater insight into the development of his character. However the rest of the storyline seemed weak and rushed. There were very few action scenes, which was suprising considering how Artemis and Jaraxle seem to find a fight in any situation, as in the other novels they were in. Overall I felt that Salvatore didn't put much effort into this one.
harstan More than 1 year ago
After disabling the Zhengyian Construct in the shape of Castle Perilus ruled by a drcoliche and inhabited by gargoyles and other dangerous creatures, the assassin Artemis Entreri is awarded by King Gareth of Bloodstone with the Knight of the Order his companion Jarlaxle is named a Bloodstone hero. The drow dark elf and Artemis are the furthest thing from heroes imaginable as the human does not have a heart and the drow lusts for power and adventure.----------------- After receiving their rewards, Artemis has a run in with the Assassins Guild. He and his companions run for their lives before reclaiming the castle and restoring it using magic. The elf claims the land of Vaasa renaming it D¿Aerthe ruled by King Artemis I. King Gareth and his army march to defeat the usurper because he wants to make Vaasa a barony of his kingdom. The elf knows his side cannot win so he retreats to his homeland while Artemis is exiled with the drow coming to rescue him.---------------------------- Although Jarlaxle is selfish, he finds himself genuinely fond of Artemis, which is why he used magic and an ensorcelled artifact to let him feel again. There is plenty of action, political intrigue, and battles in this spellbinding tale. The Sellswords Chronicles has a special feel to them as the supernatural seem natural whether they be dragons in human form, drows or gargoyles. R. A. Salvatore provides another strong sword and sorcery saga that demonstrates his exceptional world building skills.------------------ Harriet Klausner
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mattmanp More than 1 year ago
An okay read and should be read if you read the first two books but not his best effort.
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brjunkie More than 1 year ago
This, the third book in the trilogy, is not as good as the second was. R.A. Salvatore tries to explain why Entreri is the way he is, by going all the way back to his childhood, and the town he grew up in. Throughout the whole book, Entreri and Jarlaxle find themselves caught between Spysong and the Citadel of Assassins, but never really committing to either. Calihye and Entreri relationship is still ongoing. Entreri is for the first time opening his heart up for another, because of the aid of Idalia's flute. Calihye is caught between actually falling in love with Entreri, and her revenge for her friend Parissus, (lesbian lover?!). With the help of Kimmuriel and House Bregan D'aerthe, Jarlaxle tries to establish a foothold for the drow on the World Above. Jarlaxle claims Entreri as King Artemis the First of the "unclaimed" Castle D'aerthe, formally the replica of Castle Perilous near the half-orc city of Palishchuk. This not only costs them the loyalty of Palishchuk, but forces King Gareth to raise his army against them! Deep down I hoped that Jarlaxle would prevail, but it is King Gareth who is the victor when he captures King Artemis the First. The conversations between both kings results in King Gareth becoming a better king for his kingdom. With no proof, only speculation, Jarlaxle, Entreri, and Athrogate are exiled. I'm still very fond of Athrogate. He's a great character throughout the books!
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Mojobass More than 1 year ago
What a way to end a trilogy with the two most intriguing anti-heroes of all time. Entreri and Jarlaxle are both deep and rare for their kind, but they do seem to have some sort of a moral code that defies logic. With their pairing to Athrogate, the impossibly old, rhyming, alcoholic dwarven warrior, they begin a new adventure when Entreri refuses to be used as a pawn. Causing a war with the Citadel of Assassins. But, Entreri, Jarlaxle, and Athrogate prove formidable as well as interesting as the story forms. I was enthralled, and greatly enjoyed this trilogy.
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