Amph R.A. Salvatore's Forgotten Realms novels

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  1. Evil_King_Wiggins Force Ghost

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    I'm actually enthralled with this book, House Warfare is one of my favorite things to read about. Most of my favorite books have it in them at least somewhat. :)

    Evil.
  2. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Unfortunately, its the only one in the series that really focuses on house warfare - though it does appear again in a few places.

    Also, I'll be reading Road of the Patriarch and the Cleric Quintet shortly (thank you, Tiggermyk!) :)
  3. Tiggermyk Jedi Knight

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    I read a fanfiction once that theorized that not a single drow had ever died of old age. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that it probably wasn't too far from the truth. And you're quite welcome, RJ. :)

    Evil, if you haven't read it yet, and if I'm remembering correctly, The War of the Spider Queen series has more house warfare in it--but I read only the first two in the series when they first came out in 2002, so I could be misremembering. The first one is Dissolution by Richard Lee Byers; all six were written by different authors, with the whole thing overseen by RAS.
  4. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    I could see that - anytime one got close to dieing of old age they'd be killed by some younger person wanting their position, or something like that. Though they can get pretty old before that point comes - look at Baenre for an (extreme?) example.
  5. Evil_King_Wiggins Force Ghost

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    I just finished Homeland, it was amazing. But my borders doesn't carry the rest of the books any longer, so I have to find them somewhere else. :(

    Evil.
  6. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I got Homeland from the library - have you checked there? Or can Borders order it?
  7. Evil_King_Wiggins Force Ghost

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    Well I didn't really want to wait for it. :p

    But I ended up ordering it from Amazon for dirt cheap, it should be here in a couple of days. :)

    Evil.
  8. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    Well you got a lot of books to read before The Ghost King comes out this fall. :p
  9. Evil_King_Wiggins Force Ghost

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    Indeed I do, it's a good thing they're not 800+ page novels. :p

    Evil.
  10. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I'm about halfway through Exile. I have to say, I'm enjoying them - good plots, good characters, easy to read.
  11. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    I definitely enjoyed Canticle (first of the Cleric Quintet)... haven't gotten very far in the second one yet, though. I greatly prefer Cadderly as a main character instead of Entreri and Jarlaxle.
  12. Evil_King_Wiggins Force Ghost

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    I blasted through exile when I got it in the male, and am currently halfway through sojourn.

    I love these books. :)

    Evil.
  13. JEDI-SOLO Force Ghost

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    Does Sal's writing improve any at all during the course of the books? Like I said on the first page I read most of the IcewindDale Tril and that is it, but I have like 5 or six large HC covers of this series at home just sitting there and I am now considering reading them.
  14. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    It definitely improves from Icewind Dale - that's some of his best storyline, but the writing quality marks it pretty clearly as his early work. That definitely improves notably in other series.
  15. Evil_King_Wiggins Force Ghost

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    I'll be getting the Icewind Dale Trilogy in a couple of days, I can't wait for it. :)

    Evil.
  16. Ice_and_Fire Jedi Padawan

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    I am also in the middle of the Icewind Dale trilogy. I definately like the first three books, but for some reason by intereest waned a little bit while reading crystal shards. I've been stuck slowly getting throught the Icewind Dale trilogy, and I have checked out the trilogy and returned it three times now. It's good to hear that tjhe writing quality improves because I am enchanted with Drizzt and want to keep exploring his adventures and character. On the otherhand I've also heard it said that the classic old Drizzt books are the only good ones with the classic old characters from the Icewind Dale trilogy. So I guess I'll just have to keep reading and find out.
  17. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I finished the first trilogy. I enjoyed it, but I thought the end of the third story was a bit rushed - Salvatore had to get Drizzt to a certain place at a certain time to match up with the Icewind Dale trilogy, and as as result, the last half or third of the third book seemed rushed.
  18. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    It was a little rushed, but I still enjoyed it.

    I'm currently on Fallen Fortress (book 4 of Cleric Quintet), among other books... definitely enjoying this series. Its up there with the early Drizzt books (Dark Elf/Icewind Dale) for me, and definitely better than Sellswords, IMO.
  19. Evil_King_Wiggins Force Ghost

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    I'm on Streams of Silver right now, book two of the Icewind Dale Trilogy.

    Evil.
  20. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I'm about 60 pages into The Crystal Shard. Not as jump-out-at-you good as the previous three, but not bad either.
  21. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    I'm working on The Thousand Orcs, part of the Hunter's Blades Trilogy. Its nice to be back with Drizzt and his companions after Sellswords and Cleric Quintet (though I definitely enjoyed the latter), though so far the main plotline seems to be about throwing lots of orcs at the main characters. With that title, big surprise :p
  22. Evil_King_Wiggins Force Ghost

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    It took me awhile to jump into The Crystal shard as well, but it only gets better as you read. :)

    Evil.
  23. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    I'll admit that, too. After reading the Dark Elf stuff, it's weird to sort of see Drizzt take an initial backseat to this relatively new world, but it gets better and things start to make sense aboveground the more you read.

    Mmmm... Drizzt banner. [face_love]
  24. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Thousand Orcs was pretty good, even if Salvatore did go back to his usual "think someone is dead" theme (whether its the reader thinking such or another character) :p
  25. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Banner is still up.

    So I enjoyed the Hunter's Blades Trilogy... though it wasn't quite on a level with Dark Elf or Icewind Dale. Still very enjoyable, though, much better than Sellswords, IMO. Probably the last of Salvatore's works I'll be reading for a while, though.
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