Forgotten Realms: The Crystal Shard (Legend of Drizzt #4) by R. A. Salvatore, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Forgotten Realms: The Crystal Shard (Legend of Drizzt #4)

Forgotten Realms: The Crystal Shard (Legend of Drizzt #4)

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by R. A. Salvatore
     
 

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The fourth in a series of premiere hardcover editions of Salvatore’s classic dark elf tales.

This new release of the classic R.A. Salvatore novel continues the classic tale of Salvatore’s signature dark elf character Drizzt Do’Urden™. Although this was the first title actually published about Drizzt, it has now been placed in its proper

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The fourth in a series of premiere hardcover editions of Salvatore’s classic dark elf tales.

This new release of the classic R.A. Salvatore novel continues the classic tale of Salvatore’s signature dark elf character Drizzt Do’Urden™. Although this was the first title actually published about Drizzt, it has now been placed in its proper chronological order as fourth in the series. Each title in The Legend of Drizzt series showcases the classic dark elf novels in new, deluxe hardcover editions. 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.

AUTHOR BIO: R.A. Salvatore was born in Massachusetts in 1959 and still makes his home there. He has published numerous Forgotten Realms novels with Wizards of the Coast, Inc., most of which have been New York Times best-sellers. He is also known as the best-selling author of the Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones novelization from Del Rey.

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R. A. Salvatore fans, rejoice! Wizards of the Coast is reissuing Salvatore's classic tales of the dark elf himself, Drizzt Do'Urden, in deluxe hardcover editions with stunning new cover art by artist extraordinaire Todd Lockwood.

In The Crystal Shard, Salvatore's first novel (originally published in 1988), the remote townships of Icewind Dale are places of "stark beauty and stark reality" where only the strongest and smartest survive. In this atmosphere of ever-present danger, Drizzt Do'Urden has found an unlikely home. But when the misfit populace of Ten-Towns is threatened by an egomaniacal wizard in possession of the crystal shard ("the most vile artifact ever made"), Drizzt and his friends -- Bruenor Battlehammer, an ornery dwarf; Regis, a cunning halfling; and the giant barabarianWulfgar -- must act before it's too late.

Salvatore's signature character -- the butt-kicking, scimitar-wielding dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden -- is one of the most complex and universally beloved creations in the fantasy genre. Comparable to Michael Moorcock's albino sorcerer Elric of Melnibone and Edgar Rice Burroughs's John Carter of Mars, Drizzt personifies the very essence of adventure fantasy. Salvatore is an absolutely masterful storyteller, and The Crystal Shard remains one of his best ever. Paul Goat Allen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786942466
Publisher:
Wizards of the Coast
Publication date:
01/09/2007
Series:
Forgotten Realms Legend of Drizzt Series, #4
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
81,279
Product dimensions:
4.17(w) x 6.86(h) x 0.95(d)

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Forgotten Realms: The Crystal Shard (Legend of Drizzt #4) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 301 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even though this is book four of the Drizzt series this is probably the best one to start with. The story starts in the frozen tundra of Icewind Dale and follows Bruenor the stubborn dwarf, Wulfgar the young and powerful barbarian (though a bit naive) and Drizzt the mad cool dark elf with unmatched battle prowess. This is an excellent book even for those new to or not normally attracted to the fantasy genre. It is a classic and, in my humble opinion, one of the best story's in the genre of all time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Every saga has a beginning, but most do not tend to capture you as this book does. I have spend laborous nights flipping through stories that were said to be great, but had no real spark. I started this book, knowing that it looked right down my alley, and I did not realize I had read nearly all of it by the time I saw the clock. The characters are so unique, and there is a character for every personality, so everyone has a character they relate to. The perils are not rare happenings, and there is always some sort of action that keeps you sucked into the pages, while maintaining a deep storyline. Awesome!
Guest More than 1 year ago
RA Salvator is the main auther that I have read from. I myself am an inspiring writer and RA Salvator is a big reason to that. The first book of his I read was The Thousand Orcs, and that with the battles captivated me into his world. I had to read more of Drizzt. The second book I read was The Legacy, and I had to read how it started. Finaly, I got this book. This is by far my favorite book. It was Salvators first book with Drizzt, and by far the best. Salvator is so awesome in his writing. He is so descriptive, but he leaves room for imagination. Part of reading is imagining it in your head. No doubt most readers have different pictures painted in their head when the army of monsters start to seige the largest of Ten-Towns, but still, they are similar and mainly the same due to his unique imagination that he finely paints with words in his stories. This is the best Drizzt book of all of them, and the best book I have read. The greatest aspect of the book is the characters. Out of any other story or movie or anything, no characters are more vivid or uniquely created than the Companions of the Hall and the enemies. Artmemis and Jarlaxle are so cool, especialy Jarlaxle, he is the man.
UR12 More than 1 year ago
Seamless adventure with a bit different venue for our adventurous black elf and his friends that he collects along the way. Ample wizards, giants and other creatures to overcome. Barbarian tribes and dwarfs some good, some bad and a few things in between. I have read five (5) books in this series by Salvatore and found each to be pure mind candy and fun to read. Turns and twists in the adventures will keep you turning the pages and wondering, "What next"?
Croter More than 1 year ago
No matter what you read by R A Salvatore, you just can't find a bad read. I enjoy his books and the story lines
Roc1138 More than 1 year ago
This was my first forgotten realms and R. A. Salvatore book and I am now completly hooked. One of the best reads ever. For those that love fantasy this is a must read. The characters are amazing, the adventure exiting, and the narrative sucks you into Icewind.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is an amazing book!!! anyone that even likes fantasy alittle bit will love this story. salvatore has a way of bring fights out in books and makeing them seem soo real jsut liek ur watchign a movey definalty get this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the drizzt books even the spin offs. This is one of the best even being the 3rd time I've read it.
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The Forgotten Realms is the best series ever!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like the moonstone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really hooks you, I was disappointed when it was over. To the reviewer carrying on about the misspellings and punctuation errors...you misspelled "your" (you're) and you forgot your period at the end of the sentence. Gotta love it.
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Great book in the series
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