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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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Alone on the battlefield.
Surrounded by death.
Cornered by enemies.
And ready to die.

Drizzt Do’Urden has become the Hunter, the bane of the orc hordes still ravaging the North. Cut off, alone, convinced that everything he ever valued has been destroyed, all that’s left is to kill, and kill, and kill, until there are no enemies left. But

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Alone on the battlefield.
Surrounded by death.
Cornered by enemies.
And ready to die.

Drizzt Do’Urden has become the Hunter, the bane of the orc hordes still ravaging the North. Cut off, alone, convinced that everything he ever valued has been destroyed, all that’s left is to kill, and kill, and kill, until there are no enemies left. But there are a lot of enemies, and even the Hunter is just one lone drow.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Fantasy fans, rejoice! Drizzt Do'Urden, the legendary butt-kicking dark elf featured in dozens of R. A. Salvatore's Forgotten Realm's novels, is back and badder than ever in The Lone Drow, the second book in Salvatore's Hunter's Blades trilogy.

In A Thousand Orcs, the first book in the trilogy, an army of orcs and frost giants have joined forces and overrun an important dwarven stronghold. The monstrous fighting force is led by King Obould Many-Arrows, a hulking orc with something most orcs are lacking -- intelligence. During the terrible orc onslaught, one of Drizzt's close friends (and there aren't many of them!), the legendary dwarf King Breunor Battlehammer, is lost as a tower collapses. Drizzt can only watch as his friend falls to what must surely be his death…

In The Lone Drow, Obould Many-Arrows and his evil minions are systematically closing in on Mithral Hall. When the orc priests declare Obould to be the living personification of their god, religious fanaticism reaches a frenzy and the slaughter reaches new levels. With orcs and giants on all sides and trolls in the tunnels, the future looks bleak for Drizzt's companions and all the dwarves inside the great hall. But the dwarf king Breunor isn't quite dead, and Drizzt stalks the orcs in the wilderness like a black-skinned madman, wielding two razor-sharp scimitars. Will it be enough to stop the approaching army?

It doesn't matter if you're a teenager or an octogenarian; Salvatore's Forgotten Realms novels are guaranteed to be addictively entertaining. Great characters, complex story lines, nonstop action, and breathtaking locations -- this is adventure fantasy at its very best. Paul Goat Allen

Publishers Weekly
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.
Library Journal
> 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:
9780786954155
Publisher:
Wizards of the Coast
Publication date:
06/23/2009
Series:
Forgotten Realms Hunter's Blades Series , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
48,443
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

R.A. Salvatore is the New York Times best-selling author of more than forty novels, including the popular Forgotten Realms series The Legend of Drizzt. He's an avid gamer, father of three, and loyal citizen of Red Sox Nation. Residence: Massachusetts

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: 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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