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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,327 - Total Helpful Votes: 698 of 1048
Siege of Darkness: The Legend of Drizzt, Book IX by R.A. Salvatore
2.0 out of 5 stars Getting a bit dull, 23 April 2014
I've enjoyed most of the previous books but by this stage the series is proving a bit formulaic and i'm bored to death of the constant discussion of how much Drizzt loves his friends, how much his friends love him, zzzzz.

The writing is also very very poor in places, as if the author wrote the book in a rush and hasn't re-read it. I also found the attempts at humour, such as around the character Bidderdoo, don't work at all. Salvatore may write some decent content but he's not Pratchett

In addition some of the more interesting bits, such as about the enchanted sword with the mind of its own or the issues affecting magic, are glossed over. It seems odd to introduce… Read more
Streams of Silver: The Legend of Drizzt, Book V: I&hellip by R.A. Salvatore
5.0 out of 5 stars First Rate, 10 April 2014
Having read the excellent Dark Elf Trilogy I wasn't impressed with the simplistic and shallow Crystal Shard but this book is much much better. The characters and events are excellent in general and its difficult to believe the series improved so quicky.

My only complaint is Bruenor's massive behavior swings, the author does say he's hot headed but he's a bit of a loon in this book and its hard to understand why his friends keep forgiving him.

Thats a small complain though, very good book.
The Crystal Shard: The Legend of Drizzt, Book IV by R.A. Salvatore
I was expecting quite a lot of this book are being very impressed with the Dark Elf trilogy, which explains events before this book but was written long after.

Unfortunately by comparison this book seemed a bit flimsy. Its not that its a bad book its just not as well written as his later books and the characters/plots lack any real depth, and although I like fast moving action filled books this one pushed it to the limit which left very little time to go into depth on anything.

Still despite those complaints its a decent book and part of an excellent series, with the next in the series being miles ahead of this one.

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