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January 21st, 2005, 12:28 am
Well, while he may not be the best author in the world, I do enjoy reading his books involving Drizzt and co. I know many people find his writing style a bit juvenile compared to other authors, but I think he writes some good action sequences and has some interesting characters. I especiall liked his take on the entire drow culture, very nice to read.
So, has anyone else stumbled across his books? Any series in paticular you favor? For my part, I still think the best series in his long array of Drizzt books is the Dark Elf Trilogy. I really liked Zak a lot.
January 21st, 2005, 4:02 pm
I have read the Dark Elf Trilogy and the Cleric Quintet - I was very pleased with all of them, but I have to say the Dark Elf Trilogy was better. I've just started the Icewind Dale Trilogy, which is more about Drizzt.
January 22nd, 2005, 9:48 am
I have read the cleric Quintet, all of the Drizzt series, the demonwar saga and bits of the second demonwar saga, echoes of the fourth magic. Um guess can we say fan?
January 22nd, 2005, 10:06 am
I first read Icewind Dale triology, and still love it 15 years later, heh. The prequel triolgy (Drizzt's life before Icewind Dale) and the 4 books after (leading up to Wulfgars escape from the demon dude), were almsot as good. But, the next books realyl didn't not itnerest me at all., It seems to me like another auther wrote them, especially the one about Wulfgar. That one jsut was boring page per page. The newer ones (1000 orcs, etc.) are a bit mroe upbeat, but I think he's lost me as a reade.r I still lvoe the first 10 Drizzt books, but the rnewer ones I won't bother with anymore.
January 23rd, 2005, 2:30 am
Quibbler, I have the exact same problem with his newer series. I loved Dark Elf and Icewind Dale, but Path's of Darkness just didn't do that much for me. I did like Servant of the Shard, mainly because I really like Entreri and Jarlaxle, but the other three didn't really spark that much. I thought it was interesting reading something from Wulfgar's perspective, but it took me a very long time to get used to Meralda, didn't like her at all at first. Legacy of the Drow had some really good moments and The Hunter's Blade trilogy was pretty good, but I don't think all this switching of perspective is really Salvatore's style. I just plain got annoying after a while, too much switching in the span of ten pages. The only author that really did a good switching of perspective effectivly that I've read was G. R. R. Martin.
January 23rd, 2005, 2:33 am
Wow, it's not like me not to read fantasy books, especially ones about elves!!! This is so great! I will have to check these out from the library and get back to you about them!! Thanks for the tip, y'all
January 23rd, 2005, 9:10 pm
R.A. Salvator's a pretty good author. He better than alot of the other fantasy writers (JKR and Tolkien are better though). I've read Icewind Dale and Dark Elf Trilogies. I read the first of Legacy of the Drow, my dad borrowed it from a friend, and am currently saving up for the collectors set of it. Icewind Dale seemed like it was trying to be LOTR so it wasn't quite as good... the stuff on the Drow though is excellent!
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