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  • Hardcover: 355 pages
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (30 Sept. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786965150
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786965151
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 3.1 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 302,924 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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I enjoyed this book very much. I have to say nobody writes battle scenes like Salavatore. No other writer has the understanding on positioning and balances in battle that he does. The introduction of part 2 of the book written from Drizzt Do'Urden's point of view on training and becoming a warrior is my favourite of any book and I think it is spot on. The only reason I could not give this book 5 stars is because I think too many characters wand plots/schemes were crammed into this one book. I think Jarlaxle's comment about there being "too many moving parts" sums up the book quite well. If there was another 100 pages to give Drizzt more print time I would have easily given this book 5 stars. As it stands Drizzt is probably in over a 1/3 of this book. This is more than any other single character apart from Regis. Also the book sets up the main event for the next book. I really hope Salavatore can deliver on this as a couple of time his conclusions have not been the best.

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.
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I'm a HUGE fan of Salvatore's work. But having said that feel that this is very much a rehash of his original Drizzt series and doesn't bring anything new to the "party".
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.
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salvatore back to his best. great book so many stories to come. shame pwent is only there in spirit now. hope tiago gets his comuppance soon. most actionpacked book since siege of darkness, but war on a much larger scale.loved it after the dissapointment of the neverwinter series {excluding gauntlgrym}. looks like jarlaxle will fly to the rescue again, do hope he joins the companions for good. also nice to see poor effron back. roll on the next book cant come quick enough.
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Rise of the king is a welcome change up in pace for this series. With war breaking out and many battles being fought, the series is starting to pick up.

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.
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I have thoroughly enjoyed this series, the second book of which doesn't disappoint. The Regis Reboot is one of the best things to have happened, in my opinion, and I can't wait to continue the story in book three.
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Having followed Drizzt & Co from their beginnings, it's great to return to Luruar again. I tore through the pages with my usual eagerness when reading any of Bob Salvatore's books and readers familiar with his style will love it.
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.
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