Gauntlgrym (Neverwinter Saga #1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Drizzt joins Bruenor on his quest for the fabled dwarven kingdom of Gauntlgrym: ruins said to be rich with ancient treasure and arcane lore. But before they even get close, another drow and dwarf pair stumbles across it first: Jarlaxle and Athrogate.  In their search for treasure and magic, Jarlaxle and Athrogate inadvertently set into motion a catastrophe that could spell disaster for the unsuspecting people of the city of Neverwinter—a catastrophe big enough to lure even the mercenary Jarlaxle into risking...
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Gauntlgrym (Neverwinter Saga #1)

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Overview

Drizzt joins Bruenor on his quest for the fabled dwarven kingdom of Gauntlgrym: ruins said to be rich with ancient treasure and arcane lore. But before they even get close, another drow and dwarf pair stumbles across it first: Jarlaxle and Athrogate.  In their search for treasure and magic, Jarlaxle and Athrogate inadvertently set into motion a catastrophe that could spell disaster for the unsuspecting people of the city of Neverwinter—a catastrophe big enough to lure even the mercenary Jarlaxle into risking his own coin and skin to stop it. Unfortunately, the more they uncover about the secret of Gauntlgrym, the more it looks like they can’t stop it on their own. They’ll need help, and from the last people they ever thought to fight alongside again: Drizzt and Bruenor.
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Drizzt and Bruenor have traveled to the far, fabled dwarven kingdom of Gauntlgrym in quest of a great treasure, but their innocent mission is complicated infinitely by the inadvertent actions of a pair of drow and dwarf mercenaries. With its memorable characters and striking war scenes, this Dungeons & Dragons novel vaulted onto our bestseller list in hardcover; now in mass market paperback and NOOK Book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786958047
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
  • Publication date: 10/5/2010
  • Series: Neverwinter Saga Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 19,685
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

R.A. Salvatore
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.

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Good To Know

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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  • Posted March 24, 2011

    NookBook $2 more !?!?!?

    Why is the Nook version $2 more than the paperback? Was I mistaken when I thought Ebooks would be cheaper because there's no multiple printings, ink, shipping, etc. involved. I mean, transfer it to digital form, put it on a download server (B&N), and sell it many times over without all the overhead. So, why is it more expensive? Am I being gouged because they know it's becoming a prefered way of reading and they are greedy bastards? Or is there something here I just don't know about. I am a big fan of Salvatore's characters, but, I WILL NOT buy this book until the Nook version is either the same price as the paperback or cheaper (cheaper prefered). Is someone out there listening?!

    28 out of 41 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

    15.34 for ebook 7.99 for paperback

    Buy the paperback version who cares about the world. Make sure the publisher get as little money as possible. $7+ difference is way too much.

    10 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Grinning Over Gauntlgrym

    A book written with joy and love for the characters protrayed: old friends, indeed, spanning 20-plus years of the author's life; a philosophical musing on Life, Purpose, and Fulfillment clothed in rich and fine garments of Good vs Evil, High Adventure, Heritage and Tradition, Friendship and Love. RA Salvatore's Gauntlgrym will move you, I unabahedly assert, and will bring tears to your eye - tears of joy, of just reward - by the time you finish the epilogue.

    I will only add, then say no more - for you should experience this read as a well-earned, joyous discovery much like a certain Dwarf King does when arriving, after a lifetime's faith and questing, at a particular throne room - that you will find humor, comfort, satisfaction, and pleasure in Mr. Salvatore's latest be you a long-time fantasy afficionado or newly come to the genre.

    May we all be so blessed, after a long life well-lived, to have the opportunity to say,"I found it, Elf."

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 21, 2011

    Write your reviews based on the quality of the literary work, not Barnes and Noble's pricing

    I like the new tact Salvatore has taken beginning with the "Transitions" series. The one flaw I had always found with Salvatore's literary works was his habit of following the same set pattern, time after time the protagonists of his novels would defy impossible odds yet come out of their ordeals virtually unscathed while achieving the best possible outcomes of their endeavors. The grand scale of his character's achievements have now been realistically counterbalanced with disappointment and loss. It must have been painful for Salvatore to say goodbye to memorable heros such as Breunor and Pwent, Wulfgar and Cattie-Brie, Regis and Deudermont but the sadness and sense of loss that result from their passing have only served to illustrate that Salvatore is only getting better at his craft, improving on near perfection. This book did not disappoint, Salvatore included all of his classic elements, richly detailed battle scenes, a near intoxicating storyline and his own personal writing flair that doesn't allow a reader to stop reading while introducing intriguing new characters, each with their own subtle complexities. And above all, an epic, heroic and worthy end to the greatest dwarven king ever conceived. And Salvatore still knows how to keep his readers in suspense, this book instilled in me an almost manic desire to hear Barrabus the Gray called by his true name.... I higly recommend this novel, it is another Salvatore masterpiece, well worth the cost in any of its forms despite the reviews of some readers who value a low cost above a fine literary work.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 26, 2011

    Ok, not spectacular

    I gave this 3 stars because it wasnt terrible and there are worse books when it comes to DnD based stories. Mr. Salvatore is very heavyhanded in the details of the battle scenes and I found it to be tedious and found myself skimming. The story could have been better without the time jumping 3 times in such a short book, it lends no love to get to know more characters. I understand from the initial character development that the female elf warrior is hot and sexy by elfin standards, but does every being have to be filled with lust for her upon seeing her? You as a writer need to either explain she has some magical ability that makes her this way or stop beating us over the head with it. As a reader I get it.

    5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2011

    Prices... really?!?

    Opted to not buy the nook version as it was $2+ more than the paperback version... Whats the logic there? Makes me sorry I thought the green decision of buying the Nook was a good one... The Story itself was great and kept me reading it later than planned (I typically read before bed). Another great story by R. A., and another must read!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2013

    This is book is not one of my favorites from the Dark Elf series

    This is book is not one of my favorites from the Dark Elf series. It's not enjoyable for because I wouldn't let me kids read it. It's not for little kids in my opinion. I don't want to tell any spoilers and other people may still enjoy it, just not me. The book is well written though which is why i'm giving it four stars. It's just one scene in the whole book ruined it for me..

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 20, 2010

    Blah, not really worth the effort

    I wasn't really impressed with this book. Very little in the way of character development or interest. I'm starting to think Salvatore is just phoning these things in now. I've been reading this whole mess from the beginning, but at this point maybe he should just kill Drizz't off and get it over with.

    1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2014

    Barrabus the grey

    Good story could have made a 5 but story was good. Did real good with Battlehammer but was so dissappointed with wulfgar 20 yrs and he get an oh by the way.I should drop it 2 a -1 for all the hell he put him thru lost love,demon torture,lost wife/child,and have to front for his bf and love. Would have been better 2 not have brought him back then disgrace him with a oh by the way.plz don't go back either 2 explain that would be worse. So it is what it is and leave it at that

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  • Posted September 7, 2013

    Another fantastic book for Dritz fans...

    This is another great book for Dritz fans. Absolutely excellent!!! (The next part of my review may be seen as kind of a spoiler, so you may not want to read my following comments.) However, it did sadden me that the Dritz and the usual storylines that I am used to will be no more after this book. This book closes a chapter of Dritz's life and leads toward an entirely new setting in the books to follow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2013

    Awesome

    Great book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    If this book was written by any other author I would have given

    If this book was written by any other author I would have given it 3 stars, but it just isn't the same level of storytellling I expect from Salvatore. I really am at a loss for why decades later both main characters act as if they haven't moved on at all from the loss of friends at the end of the Ghost King. They act and think as if it just happened the day before with all the rawness of emotion completely unblunted by the intervening decades. Also Drizzt is a compelling character because of his attitudes of good that contrasted so sharply with those of his family and upbringing. Now all he seems to do is whine and worry about what is really good and what he should do. After all the years he has spent as a force for good in the Realms why is he suddenly so lost as to doing the right thing? I am guessing that Salvatore is getting tired of writing about Drizzt, but that his books still sell so WotC keeps pushing him to write more of them. I think it is time for him to retire the character and let Drizzt return to Icewind Dale and his roots of happiness as Wulfgar did. Salvatore can then move on to creating new characters and telling the great stories he is well known for again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    I AM IN LOVE WITH A BOOK CHARACTER!!!!!!!!

    Drizzt Do Urden is a great warrior. In this series, he is teamed with a dwarf whom he has shared many adventures with King Bruenor Battlehammer. During the first book they venture throughout the land of Faerun in search of the legendary lost Dwarf city of Gauntlgrym. In the book there are many mindblowing battle scenes in which against all odds the mighty dwarf king, and the legendary drow ranger prevail.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    I've a question.

    My friend got me the whole Neverwinter saga and based on the comments, there is apparently prior books. Would I have to read the other books to understand what is happening or is this a stand alone series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    awesome

    another well told story by a great author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    The Dwarves have it!

    R.A. Salvatore fans will want to get in on the ground floor of this new, three book, series - if you're up for the excitement. We hear so much about books that keep you on the edge of your seat from page one and he's been doing that for years. So here we go again.

    Spoilers aren't helpful, so you don't need to know the degree of trouble faced by dark elf Dritz and dwarf King Breuner of Mithril Hall as they pursue Breuner's long held dream. On the other hand, you DO need to read about it and meet the new characters they encounter along the way. There are battle scenes you won't believe and only catch yourself starting to breathe again when they end. Now - go out and get it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    AMAZING

    This book is amazing another mind blower.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2012

    Wow, what a ride!

    Very good book, one of Salvatore's best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    Another great story!

    Once again Salvatore tells an amazing story following Drizzt and knocks it out of the park!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2012

    <3

    love it

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