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The Collected Stories, The Legend of Drizzt (Forgotten Realms: the Legend of Drizzt) Kindle Edition
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The stories in this anthology range from 1989 to 2010 and as such they vary as the author's writing matures over the years. The stories have been previously published in the various 'Realms Of' anthologies set in the Forgotten Realms and other related publication (I will post the complete story titles and original publication place and date in my Comments section for any who are interested). The short stories themselves all involve characters from The Legend Of Drizzt Series including Drizzt Do'Urden himself and his companions, as well as tales involving Artemis Entreri and Jarlaxle and even a Guenhwyvar origin story. Before each short story there are a couple of annotated pages by the author describing many things such as how the short story came to be written, his thoughts at the time and his insights into the characters. As such this adds some depth to the stories and can add to your understanding of the characters.
Overall, this is a good collection of short stories but as the majority are only republished this anthology will only appeal to those readers who do not own the original material in which the stories were published. If you are not familiar with the character of Drizzt Do'Urden then I would recommend you read The Legend Of Drizzt Series first as otherwise this will limit your enjoyment of this anthology. The first three books of the Legend Of Drizzt Series can be found in the following box set, The Legend of Drizzt: Set 1, Bks. 1-3 (Forgotten Realms) (Forgotten Realms: The Legend of Drizzt).
The collection is subtitled "The Legend of Drizzt Anthology" and obviously features the drow on the cover, attacking some beastie with Gwenhwyvar's assistance as usual. Inside, there are twelve short stories, ranging from around 18 to 50 pages in length and each preceded by an author's foreword. Only three of these twelve stories involve Drizzt however, and this is where my disappointment began. We start with a tale of Bruenor, followed by a Drizzt and Gwenhwyvar adventure, which all seems well. In order, we then have the origins of Artemis Entreri; the origins of Gwenhwyvar; Artemis and Jarlaxle; Artemis and Jarlaxle again; Drizzt, Cattie-Brie and Gwenhwyvar; Tos'un Armgo, Drizzt and Innovindil; Zhengyi the Witch King, dragons and knights (a bunch I've not come across in my reading, though I've not read Promise of the Witch King); Thibbledorf Pwent and an Orc; another bunch of randoms I've never come across, and rounding out the end of the collection, a Wulfgar story.
Although I haven't read all of the Drizzt stories, I think it's only the Witch King that I was really missing out on before reading one of these stories connected to it, and I therefore can't say I felt confused by any of the events in the anthology. Even with this in mind, too much of the book felt like a chore to read my way through.Read more ›
I bought this for the kindle as it was one i was missing and couldnt find it on Hardcover
Most Recent Customer Reviews
big fan of Salvatore's work, book is in line with his other novelsPublished 23 months ago by David Van Belle
some good stories tying up loose ends, nice to see what became of wulfgar finally. a must read book for drizzt fansPublished on 17 Oct. 2014 by martyn
I love R. A. Salvatore's books but this has some really terrible voice acting. Felicia Day is by far the worst, her acting is atrocious - I have no idea what accent she was trying... Read morePublished on 4 Sept. 2014 by Daniel James
A great read for any fans of Bob Salvatore a collection of stories that add depth and meaning to an all ready rich world.Published on 17 Feb. 2013 by KELVIN I STOKES
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