Forgotten Realms: The Lone Drow (Hunter's Blades #2)

Forgotten Realms: The Lone Drow (Hunter's Blades #2)

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by R. A. Salvatore
     
 

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At the start of bestseller Salvatore's second book in his Tolkienesque fantasy trilogy (after 2002's The Thousand Orcs), hordes of orcs, led by cruel King Obould Many-Arrows, sweep down mechanically and unexcitingly on beleaguered dwarves. When he isn't slaying orcs, the story's hero, the dark elf drow loner Drizzt Do'Urden, suffers guilt for allowing a friendly elf to die in his stead and is attracted to Catti-brie, a beautiful human woman who is the ward of the dying dwarf king, Bruenor Battlehammer. The usual fantasy suspects-gnomes, trolls, elves, flying horses, unicorns, giants-crowd the pages, but the author does at times rise above cliche, and a few characters do achieve some complexity. Obould actually speaks of economics, while an elf, Innovindel, having lost her mate in battle, talks pensively of the centuries of her life, in contrast to the paltry few years of human life. This difference is significant to Drizzt, because Catti-brie is only human. Fans will eagerly await further developments in volume three. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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> At the start of bestseller Salvatore's second book in his Tolkienesque > fantasy trilogy (after 2002's The Thousand Orcs), hordes of orcs, led by > cruel King Obould Many-Arrows, sweep down mechanically and unexcitingly on > beleaguered dwarves. When he isn't slaying orcs, the story's hero, the > dark elf drow loner Drizzt Do'Urden, suffers guilt for allowing a friendly > elf to die in his stead and is attracted to Catti-brie, a beautiful human > woman who is the ward of the dying dwarf king, Bruenor Battlehammer. The > usual fantasy suspects-gnomes, trolls, elves, flying horses, unicorns, > giants-crowd the pages, but the author does at times rise above cliche, > and a few characters do achieve some complexity. Obould actually speaks of > economics, while an elf, Innovindel, having lost her mate in battle, talks > pensively of the centuries of her life, in contrast to the paltry few > years of human life. This difference is significant to Drizzt, because > Catti-brie is only human. Fans will eagerly await further developments in > volume three. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786932283
Publisher:
Wizards of the Coast
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Series:
Forgotten Realms Hunter's Blades Series, #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
95,943
Product dimensions:
4.17(w) x 6.84(h) x 1.02(d)

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Forgotten Realms: The Lone Drow (Hunter's Blades #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 152 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a Dedicated fan of the dark elf Drizzt and all of his friends i believe that this book could not have been written better than this. It shows the best and worst in all of the beloved characters which makes the story all the more real and frankly all the more addictive. I finished the book in two days.I can't wait until the second book to see what will become of drizzt and his friends.
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scary_book_fan More than 1 year ago
This book is very different from the other books featuring Drizzt Do'Urden. I won't say why because it would be sort of a spoiler and I don't want to do that. But I was on the edge of my seat wanting to tell Dritz to go do this and go do that, ha ha. Very, very entertaining. Dritz learns a lot about what it means to be an elf in this book and does a lot of self-reflecting while killing orcs, giants and the usual creatures he fights along the way. Excellent book.
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roadwarrior6767 More than 1 year ago
I have never been disappointed in any of RA Salvatore books,great characters, edge of the seat action, would highly recommend this writer to anyone into this genre/
JJBurlingame More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite characters in literature.
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