Forgotten Realms: The Spine of the World (Legend of Drizzt #12) [NOOK Book]

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Join the world's most famous drow elf in the penultimate chapter of the Legend of Drizzt series!

Spending time in the unimaginable torture chambers of the Abyss for even a day would be enough to break even the heartiest soul, and the barbarian Wulfgar was there for years. When he returns, his friends find ...
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Forgotten Realms: The Spine of the World (Legend of Drizzt #12)

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Overview

Join the world's most famous drow elf in the penultimate chapter of the Legend of Drizzt series!

Spending time in the unimaginable torture chambers of the Abyss for even a day would be enough to break even the heartiest soul, and the barbarian Wulfgar was there for years. When he returns, his friends find him a changed man, and not changed for the better. But Wulfgar's road to redemption is one he must travel on his own, even if it leads to the bottle.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786954728
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
  • Publication date: 6/23/2009
  • Series: Forgotten Realms Legend of Drizzt Series , #12
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 27,945
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

R.A. Salvatore
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 than a dozen New York Times best sellers, including The Two Swords, which debuted at or near the top of many best seller lists.


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Well, I just turned 50, but I'm still a clean-up hitter on the softball field. A couple of years ago, I found myself in horrible shape and feeling lousy all the time, and so, with the help of my wonderful and beautiful wife of 25 years, I started taking my health seriously again. Now I feel better than I did when I was 40. Fit Camp three times a week and yoga and softball and all the rest.

The other thing that I've come to learn about myself is that R. A. Salvatore and Bobby Salvatore are two different people (and I much prefer Bobby, thank you very much). It's not that I lie to readers at book signings, or anything like that, it's just that the things that are important to me are the little things in life: my family, my home. Writing is what I do, but it's not who I am. I remember one time about 20 years ago, I went back to where I had worked to see my brother, who still worked there. Gary was a few years older, and was, of course, my hero. An associate found us in the parking lot and nudged my brother, asking him what it felt like to have a younger brother who was so much more successful than he.

Gary, of course, took it all in stride, turning what might have been an awkward moment into a joke. Gary died a few years later and I'll never forget the lines of mourners -- grown men crying like babies. He was such a big part of the community, as a friend and a coach to so many kids over the years.

That brought me back to the parking lot and the awkward moment, and the truth of it all: I was not and have never been more successful than my brother, and nothing I can do as a writer will get me there. Only the things I do as a human being, a father, a neighbor, a friend, can bring me into his league.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2014

    || Deputy Results ||

    Rain has acheived the position of full deputy! Co-deputy remains to be decided...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2014

    The only book of R.A. i have negative feelings toward :(

    By far the worst of Salvatore, only showing what a mess Wulfgar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    Ok but the worst one yet

    This book focused on a peasant woman's rise to noblehood with wulfgar awkwardly weaved into it.

    On the plus side, Morik is an interesting in betweenish character and has some complexity to him. Also, the next book is bound to be more intense.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Awesome

    Keep them coming!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Not really godd

    This is probly the worst one of the series i have read better nutrianol facts beter than this

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    Hard read...

    RAS wrote a character that you love and like all loved ones who "lose" themselves you feel for them and hope they come around. I like a good redemption story but this seemed so hard which in the end marks how well RAS understands redemption. Redemption is never easy and never really takes you back to the person as they were before the fall. The story ends with Hope. This book is a good read and worth the time but don't expect the same pacing or excitement as the other books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    Not my fav of the series but........

    Still a good story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    Spine of the world

    This is my least favorite Drizzt book it still gets 4 stars. I never liked Wulfgar much, Drizzt is spinning, running, flying, scimitar-weilding death. Wulfgar drinks and hits people with a hammer. So to much Wulfgar and not enough Drizzt in this book.

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

    Good series

    Great fantasy story I like that there are many books abou the same characters. Wish the books were a littl longer. I like the chapter were dritzz tells us his feelings giving the stories a real feeling and a better understanding of morality

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2012

    Best book ever

    Unkown

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    Great Writer

    Keep up the good work

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  • Posted June 19, 2011

    Good Book

    The only problem that I have with this book is that there is too many fighting descriptions and not enough dialogue.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2011

    Really good

    RAS always wriyes amazingly

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  • Posted April 6, 2011

    Wulfgar...eh

    u really learn alot from Wulfgar in this book, u go through a few emotions when reading Wulfgar's choices. Me want Drizzt!

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  • Posted January 16, 2011

    Excelent

    Salvatore has surely out done himself this time

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  • Posted October 26, 2010

    If you like Wulfgar Read it!

    I couldn't stand that character I didn't like him in any of the books i love Drizzt so I couldn't really get into the book. With that said still a good book but I was skipping pages looking for chapters where I would find my favorite characters or at least ones I cared about.

    So if you are a fan of Wulfgar or enjoy RA Salvatore's writing definitely get however I don't think it should be part of the Legend of Drizzt Series.

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  • Posted January 8, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    The Spine of the World, Paths of Darkness, Book 2

    Coming soon.

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  • Posted July 11, 2009

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    Nice

    I loved this book.
    R. A. Salvatore is great at character progression.
    From the beginning you are very angry with Wulfgar, and by the end, you aren't. It's great to see that his Errtu problems are resolved as well, and you leave off thinking that it can't get any better... it was nice to see Salvatore take off from the action and take on something deeper.

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  • Posted June 30, 2009

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    Excellent story-lines that catch you completely off-guard.

    I really was worried after I started this book. I thought I was going to have to labor through, but I held fast my opinion of the author. I gave it a fair chance, and with that it blew me away. Both story-lines sucked me in to the point that I could not put this one down. Wulfgar finally showed depth and development. Morik was a great side-kick, as well as friend to Wulfgar. Drizzt's interludes kept him fresh on the mind even if absent from the stories. Very different, yet very good read.

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  • Posted December 2, 2008

    a different approach

    a great book that gives us a break from the "dancing blades of death" that permeate the drizzt novels. FINALLY, salvatore does something with the ultra lame wulfgar(who's name comes from Beo-wolf) other than having the dolt run around as a wannabe Conan yelling "TEMPUS!" the new twist in this book actually kept me from permenantly writing off all drizzt stories as being "the same". I totally suggest that any fantasy fan pick this up and read it. In addition- Spine of the World is a must buy for all Wulfgar fans. On the other hand, if you ARE a Wulfgar fan before reading this book, you should get on your knees and tell Robert E Howard that you are sorry right now!

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