I started reading this book at the suggestion of my husband but I just can't. Salvatore's writing is well done and I will have no problem finishing all three books and probably move on to the next story line as the main character continues on in new stories. It has not aged well. However I'm sure someone that enjoys high fantasy such as World of Warcraft and Dungeons and Dragons on a frequent basis would really enjoy these books. I believe th I started reading Salvatore with this series, however, would recommend that you instead begin with if you want to read them in chronological order. It's a fun read and easy to fall in love with the characters. There has been some noticable character development in almost all of the main characters, which sometimes came as a bit of a surprise: from the outset, it seemed like the book was set up in a Tolkienish fashion where almost every character is inherently either good or evil.
The Icewind Dale Trilogy is a trilogy of novels written by science fiction and fantasy author R. Now that I've finished reading and can look back at the book as a whole, I must say it's been an extraordinary read. The book is very well written and makes the reader feel like you are present and in the story. However, the book is utterly littered with typos. I now understand why I have put this book down multiple times before. It doesn't destroy the book, not by any means, but it does become a bit irritating. I've read almost everything except the very recent, and would recommend it to any fantasy lover.
I cared nothing for Bruenor or Cattie-Brie and don't get me started on the annoying Regis. Windswept passes and forbidding glaciers stand at the top of the world. A Salvatore, in his first crack at being a writer, has come up with some of the most real fantasy characters ever. To view it, The Icewind Dale Trilogy was one of the first fantasy novels I remember reading as a teenager, and I recently decided to revisit it. Maybe fantasy isn't your thing, but if you've enjoyed Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, or Game of Thrones, you could do worse than to immerse yourself in Salvatore's spectacular world of elves, dwarves, orcs, and humans. His love affair with fantasy, and with literature in general, began during his sophomore year of college when he was given a copy of J. His plot development through all of his Forgotten Realms novels are excellent and the Icewind Dale Trilogy is just the beginning.
Everyone fears the drow elves, and not only is he often refused to enter towns, he is quite frequently attacked by the guards. Homeland: The Dark Elf Trilogy, Part 1 Forgotten Realms: The Legend of The Icewind Dale Trilogy: Collector's Edition A Forgotten Realms Omnibus. The funny part is, only the first book takes place in Icewind Dale. However, there some issues that just make me roll my eyes. To tell the truth, I was sad when it was over.
I'm not absolutely certain of this, but it seems to me that by the time the series was finished Drizzt's story was still in it's infancy, and I think the books reflect that. Most of salvatores fight scenes and there are quite a few give the same impression: slightly over the top, but with a drive and a wry smile that keeps you turning the pages. I'm pretty sure I have not read these before despite owning them for who knows how long. Well, because of the annoying typos. I am a die-hard horror fan, so I passed all the opportunities to read any fantasy novel. The writing style itself just sucks you in, I didn't want to put the book down once when I read it, but sadly, my teachers di It's been a couple of years since I've read it, but I still remember how much I loved it. Drizzt Do'Urden, what a great character! And don't miss the Dark Elf Trilogy either, for a wonderful taste of the early life of Drizzt and the world of the Underdark.
That's when I learned that this set was actually written first which might explain why the writing was so bad here. Below them, in the cold valleys, an evil force broods: the magic of Crenshinibon, the crystal shard. The first edition of this novel was published in January 2000, and was written by R. For fans, this collection unfolds like a treasured scrapbook: The Crystal Shard, where we first meet the band and explore the Dale with so many unforgettable scenes: Drizzt taking down Errtu, Wulfgar crushing King Heafstaag's head with his bare hands, Bruenor tearing up as he gives Wulfgar the freshly forged Aegis-fang ; Streams of Silver, with the heroes fighting their way to Mithril Hall and facing Artemis Entreri for the first time; and The Halfling's Gem, in which old Rumblebelly has been carted back to Calimport who can forget the flying-chariot pirate fight, or when Drizzt--finally! Nice pages, fine printing, a good heft, etc. Salvatore enjoys an ever-expanding and tremendously loyal following.
Below is one of my favorite quotes in the book. My first Salvatore book was The Dark Elf Trilogy, which happens to be the prequel to this trilogy. Martin is top tier fantasy literature at the moment. It does kind of jar you right out of the moment. There were so many characters, changing locations, and fight scenes that I felt I was missing any character development or connection to the story or characters. Not every book has to impact you deep in your soul.
The second book I found less successful — though I loved it as a kid — but Salvatore redeems himself with the third book to provide a satisfying conclusion to the first arc of the series. Now dwarf, barbarian, and drow elf join to battle this evil. On top of flat characters there's the ever-present issue of errors, many of which obviously came about through computer scanning problems where words and letters were incorrectly converted to text. I find his writing to have a good mix of description, dialogue, and emotion. That didn't detract from my enjoyment of the tale at all. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Fitchburg State College in 1981, then returned for the degree he always cherished, the Bachelor of Arts in English.
Possibly one of the best fantasy series ever created! Again, I think I judge authors too harshly after being spoiled by the Malazan series. Goliath approach, that is a bildungsroman where the protagonist acquires power in a suspenseful setting within an extremely detailed and fantastical world. After reading the Icewind Dale Trilogy I have again been immersed into the rich plots of the Fantasy genre. For the record, before I go any further, I'd like to suggest that all newcomers to the Drizzt series read The Dark Elf Trilogy before reading Icewind Dale. I had heard a lot of good things about Salvatore and he lived up to the reputation. It has been about a decade since I found this book, and I truthfully don't remember what led me to it, but Drizzt and his loyal, steadfast friends quickly became my favorite characters in literature.