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The story is good, and I can see why the character is popular among year-old boys.

Ah, the very beginning of the Drizzt saga. My impression is that the book has two main arcs, the first being the introduction of the characters, at a quite different pace than what happens in the second half of the book. Salvatore sent her a proposal for a sequel to Darkwalkerbut Kirchoff sent back a large map of the Forgotten Realms and told him she wanted a new story set in a different dae of the Realms. The first book in Triloogy Icewind Dale Trilogyit was his first published novel.

The Crystal Shard

Great condition for a used book! This reason is the biggest reason that this is different from most of ifewind book out there. Quotes from The Crystal Shard. Wikipedia articles with style issues from July All articles with style issues All articles with vague or ambiguous time Vague or ambiguous time from December She asked if he could spell it, and he said “not a chance”.


It had to get rid of the “Gord the Rogue” series, and in general wanted to cut off all ties with the old Greyhawk campaign setting. They kill them, and warn everybody. Being disdainful of the change and contemptuous of the company’s handling of Gary Gygax, I effectively boycotted most of this stuff, which I realize now is why I didn’t read this when it was published.

The Crystal Shard by Salvatore, R a

She was on her way to a marketing meeting concerning the book, and informed him that they could not use one of the characters. The Icewind Dale Trilogy. Let’s see, we have an evil artifact that possesses the mind of its owner, a dwarf and an elf who banter and keep score while they fight common enemies, and even a hobbit halfling who joins in the quest.

View all 22 comments. They shouldn’t have worried, he brought them to their senses. Back when TSR published this novel init was trying to distance itself from a lot of the pre-existing gaming properties that it had published when Gary Gygax was running the company.

He is in good company, as The Salvatore Collection is situated alongside The Robert Cormier Library, which celebrates the writing career of the co-alum and esteemed author of young adult books. Really, in the other books I never noticed Drizzt or his friends speaking in such stilted, pompous upper crust English.

After two weeks of phone calls, Salvatore found a spot on the map that was not already designated for another project, and he located Icewind Dale there. The series was adapted by Andrew Dabb and pencilled by Val Semeiks.


However, during my second reading of the series, I was able to have more fun leaving all those expectations aside.

Slight wear on cover edges. Wake of the Ravager Dark Sun Online: There’s so much in this book, and a great deal of it includes the plots of several of the books that were written later particularly the entire “Dark Elf Trilogy” ; it’s clear that Salvatore had no idea that he would write more after this, so he stuffed as much as possible into this one book.

On their return journey, they discover some giants near the towns and overhear their plot to scout and attack the Ten Towns.

The Crystal Shard, by R. This page was last edited on 12 Octoberat Seriously, this is a classic?

He has the barbarians on his side too. Sign In Register Help Cart. Still, while it isn’t the most original plot or even the th most original plot”The Crystal Shard” still manages to be a must-read for any crysta, fan!

She liked it, but asked if he could rewrite it to take place in the Forgotten Realms. She asked his name, and he replied Drizzt Do’Urden.