Rise of the King (Companions Codex) Hardcover – 30 Sep 2014
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About the Author
R.A. Salvatore is the New York Times best-selling author of more than forty novels, including the popular Forgotten Realms series The Legend of Drizzt. He's an avid gamer, father of three, and loyal citizen of Red Sox Nation.
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The Companions of the Hall have been reunited. Since rescuing Drizzt's replacement companions, the friends are now headed north to finish the war stared over 100 years ago. However under the direction of Loth the Spider Queen, the Drow have already manipulated and armed the Orcs with even greater numbers and more powerful allies than the last time. Loth not only wants the surface world, the Underdark, but the utter destruction of Drizzt, his reputation and legacy on the surface as well.
Great book, great fights a little too much "dark" politics, and too mount time given to other characters but an epic story. This book contains the warm up bouts of the war, the next book should be the main event, end also a hopefully the fight that has been teased and avoided for 4 books now.
I'm also having a more difficult time reading Drizzt's "memoirs" at the beginning of most chapters.
All in all its a good read, but you wont be WOW'ed by anything in this new series of books, which is a shame.
However, even now there still seems to be an issue for me. I feel as though there is too much time spent away from the Companions of the Hall. Drizzt and his friends are the reason why I picked up this book. Whilst other characters' stories are interesting, I could do with a less of them and more from our heroes.
But, as ever the action is plentiful, the pace is fast and I am interested in reading the next book.
I am also pleased to note that the changes in the characters are lasting ones. Wulfgar continues to make me smile now that he is not all brooding and miserable like the Wulfgar of old. I am particularly pleased that Regis gets to show how much he has grown in this new life. He goes above and beyond what most of the other Companions of the Hall do in this novel and really shines.
The only disappointing character remains to be Cattie-Brie. I liked the scenes she got in 'The Companions' and felt this new character would be a welcome change up from the old. However, in the novels of the Companion Codex, she seems to be once more taking a back seat. She does throw around some interesting spells now and again but she seems to be lacking presence in the book.
I also don't now, and never have, bought Cattie and Drizzt as a married couple. Their personal moments are too few and far between. I am not talking about adding heavy romance to these books as indeed that would be out of place. But a few more conversations and interactions that remind you they are a couple would go a long way. At the moment Drizzt and Bruenor act more like a married couple than Drizzt and Cattie-Brie.
Overall this has been an enjoyable book and I am looking forward to Vengence of the Iron Dwarf.
My one and only (extremely minor) gripe is that there is a dearth of story threads weaving together. I trust Bob implicitly with his characters, my only hope is that the culmination of the story is as epic and satisfying as the build-up promises.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Mass paper is not so good...never again...
And the books were damaged while transporting.
Better than the first but still difficult to get into. Still too much jumping around & too many characters to try to explain. Reasonably well written.Published 4 months ago by Azrael
You get swept along at a rapid pace in this epic adventure, it's just a shame it seems to have been written and proofed at the same rapid pace,leaving the writing full of errors... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jason B.
If you have read the others you'll know what to expect. Fast pace, good action, well writtenPublished 13 months ago by Mr B A Cooper
The continuing saga of Drizzt and his faithful companions is a very compelling read hard to put down once started.Published 13 months ago by Kindle Customer
This section of the saga is truly enjoyable, more character's playing new parts, good story telling, leaves you wanting more, this is one of those!Published 14 months ago by mpm