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5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT, 27 Oct. 2002
This review is from: Servant of the Shard (Forgotten Realms) (Mass Market Paperback)
This certainly does make for an excellent change in R.A. Salvatore's Forgotten Realms anthology. This book is much different from any of those Drizzt Do'Urdan books which many of you may be expecting. Yes, Drizzt is absent from this book, as are all of his friends. As many of you know, this book is dedicated to the story of Jarlaxle and Artemis Entreri, a complete shift of gears from the last book.
This certainly did make an exelent change in plot, setting, and character as I read this book. I never thought that I might be saying this, but I have become somewhat tired of Drizzt Do'Urdan, feeling that Salvatore has been over-using those characters, and that something should change. Well, now it has changed, and certainly for the better.
So now we have another exelent book, and it was done without Drizzt. So much is different. There are exelent plot twists, as expected with the devious Jarlaxle. Artemis Entreri is losing control over the situation with the dark elves, and he must find a way out. Jarlaxle is subtly being influenced by Crenshinibon, the Crystal shard, and is making foolish, uncharacteristic decisions, and all of this nearly brings his doom as his lieutenants lose faith in their leader. I could not have expected the plot to be better.
As for other elements of writing, the setting is exelent and well described. The characterization and character developement is exelent, with some odd twists to that of Entreri. The overall writing is once again excellent, making a good light reading book.
This is an exelent book, and anyone who enjoyed R.A. Salvatore's earlier work should be glad to read this and find something new in his writing. If you really don't feel like it, just read it, you only have two to go at the moment.
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