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Passage to Dawn: The Legend of Drizzt, Book X

Passage to Dawn: The Legend of Drizzt, Book X [Kindle Edition]

R.A. Salvatore
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Revenge and Resurrection in a Frozen Wasteland!

Drizzt and Catti-brie have been away from Mithral Hall for six long years, but the pain of a lost companion still weighs heavily on their strong shoulders. Chasing pirates aboard Captain Deudermont's Sea Sprite is enough to draw their attention away from their grief. Then a mysterious castaway on an uncharted island sends them back to the very source of their pain, and into the clutches of a demon with vengeance on his mind.

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Forced to end his carefree life aboard the Sea Sprite by a cryptic poem and a miscast spell, Drizzt and his companions journey from the Sword Coast to the Shining Mountains where the renegade dark elf and friends forge new alliances, renew old friendships, and battle an evil that seeks to destroy them and their loved ones.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1883 KB
  • Print Length: 356 pages
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast; Reprint edition (23 Jun 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002DO17LM
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #79,396 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sound plot, weak characters 19 July 2004
By A Customer
I really liked this book, it was hard to get into at the start, but after a few chapters I was speeding through. I thoroughly enjoyed the battle scenes(even if Drizzt and co. seem to be invincible at times)but the characters were quite weak, there was not much good conversation and the characters did not seem to think or feel as much as they did in other books, and Drizzt's monologues are uninspiring. Nonetheless,this is a very good book and the conquests of the Sea Sprite, Errtu's plot for revenge, the return of Crenshinabon, the crystal shard, and the identity of the prisoner of the Abyss, makes this a very thrilling read right up to the last page.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not nearly what I expected 5 Nov 1998
By A Customer
I am an avid fan of everything that has to do with Drizzt Do'Urden, and I was looking forward to this one more than you can know. However, I was rather disappointed when it actually came out. Starless Night was my favorite, and the books had, in general, been getting better each time. However, this Passage to Dawn does not continue this trend. The characters seem to have less depth, and the plot certainly does. It is predictable and rather destructive to the masterful stories Salvatore has told in the past. He always had two strong points: interesting, well-developed characters, and cool fight scenes. Unfortunately, neither of these shows up very well in this book. The great characters, other than Drizzt, are gone (Jarlaxle and Entreri) or poorly portrayed (Cattie-Brie, Regis). Even Drizzt doesn't seem to "think" as much as he used to. I think Salvatore got tired of writing the series, and he should have stopped at the last book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
After reading this book over a year ago (finishing it in one day, then flipping right back to read it all over again), I stumbled upon this review site. I, as always with R.A. Salvatore's books, was not surprised by the greatness of it. I simply loved it. I have looked through the reviews of the book on this site and a common theme prevails -- "predictable". As a fan of R.A. Salvatore's work, I am not angered nor am I disappointed with the general theme of the reviews. Everyone's interpretation of a novel is a very private thing and the author's feelings, no matter how talented he is, cannot be pulled out of the reader by his work. That is why I can say that personnaly the only thing that was predictable in the story to me, was the fantastic writing. It never once fell below the standards that R.A. Salvatore set for himself and every staff writer that TSR has had since. Salvatore has played a very major role in the giving of life to the Forgotten Realms and to the huge success of TSR in its glory years. That is why it bothers me at the hand R.A. Salvatore was delt by TSR on this book. You might ask yourself; "what is he rambling on about", well, ask yourself this -- just how predictable would this book be if TSR didn't comission an artist to paint an obvious picture of Wulfgar on its cover. Thank you very much for your time. A little piece of news for all of you Salvatore and Drizzt Do'Urden fans -- there will be another novel about the heroes of Icewind Dale. That was confirmed to me by the author himself.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not as good as other Drizzt books 6 April 1998
By A Customer
My comment is the same as everyone else's. Too predictable. Also I think that instead of resurrecting old characters, Salvatore should invent some new ones. That, as well as his excellent 'action writing' was always his strength.
That being said, I would like to see some old plot lines tied up, or at least followed up on: namely, that elf-girl Drizzt saved who turned up again in Starless Night, and Jarlaxle, who was a complex character with strange motives (why help a rebel drow who can't reward you when your highest priorities are causing chaos, turning a profit, and looking out for number 1?)
I agree with previous reviewers in that I'd like to see a solitary Drizzt again (or at least more Drizzt-focused novels). Over all, I felt that this book was nothing more than a long epilogue to The Legacy, and while it wasn't bad, it wasn't great either.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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This is definatlly one of R.A.'s best but the end left you hanging with a surprised ending that caught me off guard. I was hoping that Cattie-bre and Drizzt would get together. There were less fighting in this book showing that Salvatore is becoming more mature in his writtings. I recommend it for anyone to read. Please R.A. write about Drizzt.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Awful... 30 Jun 2007
By Rich
Well... can I just say that to all you guys who rated this 5 stars simply because it was written by Salvatore and contains Drizzt... more fool you, because it's obvious yo udo not know how to review a book objectively.

I have just bought the entire Salvatore line of books and read them in chronological order until I got to the end of The Legacy of the Drow... finishing with Paths of Dawn. The first three books of the quadrilogy were masterful, I enjoyed them thoroughly. Character development was quality (Thibbledworf Pent rocked) and it felt epic. Siege of Darkness ended on a real high.

Then comes Path to Dawn... did Salvatore really write this or did he get his 14-year old nephew to write it? It makes a mockery of all the work that went into the previous three books. The plot is obviously so hasitly constructed and so weak that you can tell this was a last-minute rush-job in order for him to finish the series and start milking the cash... who knows maybe due to publisher pressure. What has resulted is a lame duck of a novel... where names are thrown in and things happen so fast and so pointlessly that at the end you are just left feeling bitterly dissappointed. The battles lack their usual grit and detail, character depth is a joke, I barely empathised with a single person in the whole book, and he completely glossed over the usual issues facing the group that are gone into in such depth in the previous books. It lacks emotion, it lacks soul, it lacks heart, it lacks everything that made the previous three so great.

And the grand finale... where do I start... it's like he just said to himself "Ok, I have ten minutes to write this and then i'm off out".
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars I was expecting a bit more
To be honest, at the beginning it was a bit boring but at about the middle, it started getting better! I think that the prisoner wasn't a surprise at all!
Published 5 months ago by Lepeniotis Panagiotis
1.0 out of 5 stars Transparent and Shallow ; not typical Salvatore
I have enjoyed reading Salvatore's novels about Drizzt. He has a great talent in characterization and writes wonderful battle sequences; however, Passage to Dawn does not follow... Read more
Published on 12 April 2012 by JH
3.0 out of 5 stars Very predictable, but pulls in some interesting new characters
After ten books (three in the dark eld trilogy, three in the icewind dale trilogy and four in the legacy of the drow series), the characters are becoming familiar and the... Read more
Published on 15 April 2007 by Larry Ketchersid
5.0 out of 5 stars Zak, Zak wherefor art thou...
Dang it, I knew it was the boring barbarian slab 'o meat Salvatore was bring back, but still I hoped we'd see more of Drizzt's daddy. Read more
Published on 10 May 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars Very well written
Very well written.
Published on 21 Mar 1999
3.0 out of 5 stars Salvatore can do better
I've read every single book on Drizzt and even the creation of Guenwyhvar in Realms of Magic but this book is ridiculous. Read more
Published on 28 Sep 1998
2.0 out of 5 stars Invincible characters and absurd resurrection ruins book
I would have rated this book higher for sheer readability, but as longtime a Drizzt fan some things just bothered me too much. These super-characters are no longer believable. Read more
Published on 26 Jun 1998
1.0 out of 5 stars Is the true Drizzt dead forever?
If it wasn't for Drizzt this book would get zero stars. This is by far Salvatore's worst to date. The plot is lousy and predictable, and the ending is a horrible letdown. Read more
Published on 21 Jun 1998
5.0 out of 5 stars DRIZZT DRIZZT DRIZZT
i am tired of everyone being so obssessed with drizzt he is a terrific charecter and all but everyone knows the only challenge he'll ever get in singular combat is Entreri. Read more
Published on 22 May 1998
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