Night of the Hunter Companions Codex I Epub Í the

Night of the Hunter Companions Codex I Epub Í the

Night of the Hunter Companions Codex I [KINDLE] ❆ Night of the Hunter Companions Codex I Author R.A. Salvatore – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk RA Salvatore’s New York Times best selling saga continues as dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden returns to Gauntlgrym with old friends by his side once again as they seek to rescue Bruenor’s loyal shield RA Salvatore’s New York Times best selling the Hunter PDF/EPUB Ä saga continues as dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden returns to Gauntlgrym with old friends by his side once again as they seek to rescue Bruenor’s loyal shield dwarf turned vampire But not only do Drizzt and his allies face a perilous journey through the Underdark and the dangers of the undead that lie within but they must cross through a colony of drow who would like Night of PDF \ nothing better than to see Drizzt Do’Urden dead  .


About the Author: R.A. Salvatore

As one of the fantasy genre’s most the Hunter PDF/EPUB Ä successful authors RA Salvatore enjoys an ever expanding and tremendously loyal following His books regularly appear on The New York Times best seller lists and have sold than copies Salvatore’s original hardcover The Two Swords Book III of The Hunter’s Blade Trilogy October debuted at on The Wall Street Journal best seller list.



10 thoughts on “Night of the Hunter Companions Codex I

  1. Khurram Khurram says:

    Overall I liked this book There are parts that I found boring like the parts in Menzoberranza Mainly because of the repetition that kept happening This was mainly the same things had to be repeated to different characters over and over again The Drow are the most treacherous and manipulative race and it is so interwoven into their Menzoberranzan society it is hard to keep up with everything but this does not mean that we need a recap every time the book goes to Menzoberranza That was my only gripe with the book I know why this was done it was sowing the seed for the future The Salvatore really excels is the battle scenes They are fast paced and brutal I have only come across a few writers how understand the intricacies of combat and manage to bring them alive on the page The Blocks the strikes and most of all the positioning of the characters There are a couple of silly mistakes though develop wolverine style healing factors eg facing down 2 Drow with a broken leg and being starved for days and still coming out on top before needing a healing potionThe Story The Companions of the hall have been reborn and come together for the purpose that of saving Drizzt on the appointed day and place What do they do next? Bruenor Battlehammer sees this as an opportunity to correct wrongs he feels he committed in their last life Wulfgar simply want to enjoy the adventure Cattie brie has been enhanced since her rebirth with Devine wisdom and power plus one and a half decades of sorcery training and experience Regis is the most change He made it his mission that in his second life he would be on eual footing with his friends when it came to battle For the past 2 decades he has dedicated his life to developing his own fighting style and skills that would be useful Cattie brie is the sorceress of the group; Regis would be the swashbuckling scientistThere is also the uestion of Drizzt's replacement companions Even after 18 year they were the last ones to be seen with Drizzt and his enemies have long memories and even longer lifespans The significance is explained of Drizzt's rejection which goes far beyond his physical fight with Dahlia Sin'felle This has once again angered Lady Loth last time this happened the whole of Menzoberranza was mobilised This could be very dangerous for the replacement despite leaving Drizzt behindUnaware of all the other plotting happening around them the Companions of the Hall have decided to make Gauntlgrym their first uest to see if they can help an old friend out of his curse They need to make a couple of stops along the way to gather supplies from old allies and rekindle old alliances This book sets the stage for a great action long saga The revelations keep coming straight to the last page


  2. Michael Adams Michael Adams says:

    ARC provided by NetGalley and Wizards of the coast for an honest reviewAnyone who has read my reviews should know that I have been reading fantasy novels for 23 years and started to read Dungeons and DragonsForgotten realms books in 1992 when TSR still was in existence I have read the majority of the Realms novels along with Dragonlance Ravenloft Dark sun and some other offshoot novel worlds WOTCTSR owned so I would say I am well versed in the setting world and the current events going on in the realms I have also read every R A Salvatore book in existence and count him as one my top three authors of all times With that being said I am one of the few people who thought that the post spellplague Drizzt novels to be excellent and I enjoyed the new shades of grey that were displayed within them When I caught wind that the Companions was going to be a “reset” button of sorts I was not completely happy but I trusted in Bob to write the story that needed to be written and guess what I enjoyed the Companions The Companions took me back to my first time reading the Icewind Dale Trilogy and all felt right in the world again I enjoyed the reset and came to realize that poor management decisions had robbed us of our favorite heroes before Bob was done writing their story so he deserved a second chance to write about his beloved characters Now upon saying all that I can honestly say that in my opinion and this is my review the night of the hunter is the absolute best Forgotten Realms novel that Bob has written since The Legacy of the Drow The complexities of the revived characters astound me and there are some deep philosophical uestions about how someone would live their second life and how someone should live it One interesting facet is although we have the companions back who can say what living a life and dying change within you internally what choices would you come to value and regret and do differently? For those of us who loved the “new companions” Bob does an amazing job of integrating their stories in with the Companions of the Hall Menzo Guantlgrym and Bregan D’Aerthe I am trying not to do any spoilers and in a book of this complexity it is hard but suffice to say that the manipulations of Lolth and the drow society at whole play a vast and important part of this novel The ending is amazing and sets up what looks to be an intense trilogy that will have ramifications on the entire realms and the interrelation between two goddesses who seem to be heading for some form of a metaphysical battle


  3. David Williams David Williams says:

    In The Companions R A Salvatore brought Drizzt’s old friends The Companions of the Hall back to life He did this in an amazing original way Our heroes were not simply resurrected instead they were given the chance to come back as newborn children When they were born they had all of their memories of their past life and were fully conscious of this from the moment of birth The book followed the first twenty one years of the new lives of Cattie Brie Bruennor and Regis as they grow and develop in their new personas Each of them faces challenges and each of them grows in understanding as they prepare to meet again in Icewind Dale to stand beside their friend DrizztNight of the Hunter picks up where both The Companions and The Last Threshold end Readers of Salvatore’s Drizzt books know that he likes keeping a lot of different plot strands going at once In Night of the Hunter this tendency is taken to the limit There are at least four main plot lines going throughout the book There are several other minor ones as well and they all touch move on bump in to another and ricochet off that I felt at times like I needed to keep a score card to keep up with every character and plot happening around me We follow intrigues of Menzoberranzan as the Baenre family seeks to increase it’s powerful hold on the city These intrigues include the new Drow city of ’Xorlarrin that is being constructed in the ancient dwarven city of Gauntlgrym Add to that the continuing story of Drizzt and his new friends and the recent companions of Drizzt and you have uite the storyThe primary story line follows Drizzt and the Companions as they work their way back to Gauntlygrim Their mission their is to find their old friend Thibbledorf Pwent who has been turned into a vampire They want to find a way to put him to rest It is great to watch the old companions adventure together once again At the end of The Companions we see that Wulfgar chose to join them as well For the first time we get a happy Wulfgar The barbarian lived a life torn by conflicting duties in his first life Now he is back for the adventure He plans to live life to the fullest Regis has also changed and is anxious this time around to be a full member of the companionship not just a tag along Cattie Brie is now the wisest of the team Her communion with the godess Mielikki has imparted a lot of knowledge and understanding Bruennor is driven as never before to bring his people together Drizzt seems a bit overwhelmed first at the return of his companions from beyond the grave then with the new dynamics that this team represents Along the way he will have to face some uncomfortable truthsIf I have one complaint about this book it is that it is too short I see that Salvatore has a lot that he wants to do with this new story In many ways Night of the Hunter feels incomplete It feels like there is a lot of setup for the next book or two In that sense the book feels incomplete That doesn’t diminish this volume at all It is a great new chapter in the Drizzt saga Over the years Salvatore has stood out in the fantasy genre with his abilities to grow and mature his characters I’ve often been amazed at the emotional depth found in these stories that are on the surface simple sword and sorcery adventure novels As he embarks on a strange and wonderful new adventure this skill is still there Night of the Hunter is first and foremost a fun book Salvatore manages the multiple plot lines with his usual skill The fight scenes one of Salvatore’s hallmarks are brilliant as always His ability to include plot lines that contain everything from great political intrigues that may well change the world to the emotional trauma of a single character caught up in that change keeps the story fresh and intriguing Salvatore’s books are rarely ever slow and this volume keeps the pace moving You find yourself flying through the book and at the end you are amazed that he is able to pack so much story into less than four hundred pagesI received a free e book copy of this volume for reviewing purposes One way that I know I love a book is that immediately upon finishing the free e book I pre order the hardcover edition I have limited space for books on my shelves so I only buy physical versions of books that I want to keep and read over and over again This book lans in that category Let me encourage every reader of the Drizzt saga to buy this book If you have never read Salvatore’s Drizzt books then let me encourage you to start This is some of the best fantasy writing out there


  4. Eric Eric says:

    The Companions the previous book featuring Drizzt and the Companions of the Hall although it almost exclusively followed Bruenor Catti Brie and Regis and not Drizzt or Wulfgar set up this book up nicely reuniting Drizzt and his closest friends now resurrected into new nearly identical bodiesThis book starts off with the protagonists in Icewind Dale with the group's immediate goal of travelling to the abandoned dwarf stronghold of Gauntlgrym to bring peace to the now vampiric Thibbledorf Pwent It also follows separately anti hero Artemis Entreri and his band of rogues and the dark machinations of the drow elves in Menzoberranzan which are colonizing Gauntlgrym for themselves with the help of an illithid aka a mind flayerMy only real issue with this book was that I was not nearly as engaged in the segments that did not feature Drizzt and company While all three plot lines did converge into an exciting intertwined third act I feel like a lot of the other plots especially those with the drow political intrigues could have happened off screen Salvatore's writing is definitely at its peak when his characters are adventuring and skirmishing and not politickingAll in all another solid entry in the Drizzt saga that was slightly weighed down by extraneous side charactersFull disclosure I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a review


  5. Devan Harvey Devan Harvey says:

    ARC Net Galley copy Best Salvatore book in years I have felt a little blah over the past few dark elves books but this one really blew my mind I can hardly believe everything Salvatore has crammed into this one book I have read every book published in the Forgotten Realms and I can say this brings me back to the golden age of Realms books No spoilers but all of our favorite characters return and it feels a lot thought out than the Companions did Much developed plot as a stand alone series than as part of the Sundering As with all of his books there is lots of action and it is beautifully written So many twists and turns as you would expect when dealing with a bunch of drow The only complaint I really have is the huge list of characters With most of them characters having complicated and long drow names first and last as well as house names and titles it started to become a little confusing at times Would have been useful to have a character list at the end of the book to reference Salvatore spent a good amount of time getting you emotionally involved in the characters and their struggles rather than a never ending onslaught of sword and spell swinging I can honestly say I haven't been this pleased with one of his books in a long time Looking forward to what the rest of the trilogy has to offer


  6. Timothy Pecoraro Timothy Pecoraro says:

    Night of the Hunter is the beginning of a new series called the Companion Codex and just like all the other series that Wizards has done with RASalvatore this one is seriously good There is plenty here back to my favorite Underdark climes and the companionship of old friends This has got to be one of the best books of RASalvatore’s I’ve read The return to all things Drizzt Do’Urden has been a wonderful journey The book is incredible and anyone who has ever read a book about the elusive dark elf should read this one This IS in fact the continuation of the story that was started uite a long while ago This is not a book for new readers or the unfamiliar with the whole backstory I would recommend anyone who is interested in this book to start at the very beginning There are tons of awesome anthologies out there to get going with the story I will say that every book that RA Salvatore writes these days seems to get better so don’t miss an volume or you will be REALLY missing outThis Review along with all my others are available on Among the Wreckage


  7. Jacob Jacob says:

    Signed up just to share thisI started reading RA Salvador over a decade ago and it was by reading his collective works that I discovered both my love of fantasy and tabletop roleplay But the advent of 4th edition and the hand it dealt to writers in this setting drastically changed my opinion of the Forgotten realms in generalThat saidWell many people are calling RA Salvator's latest works one of his best to date I couldn't disagree Well it has all of his usual style and uality lending to fantastic fight scenes and enjoyable dialog in the end it seems to be little then an attempt to recreate the era of gleefully genocidal fantasy heroes usually reserved for thinly veiled allegories children's bedtime storiesWell it is great to see the Companions of the Hall return in full from the literary muck that was 4th editions attempt at whipping the slate clean in the realms and it is then enjoyable to see how there experiences have changed them for the better at least in the cases of Wulfgar the Barbarian and Regis the halflingit is however all but impossible to enjoy this novel fully well the specters of moral objectivity bigotry and religious extremism hover over it like black flies in spring In all of his previous books the ideas of free will and the right to choose ones own actions have held center stage what with the main character himself the infamous rogue dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden being a prime example of how one is not born hateful and malicious and that given a chance anyone can progress beyond such behavior Yet now after all this time he seems intent to undermined these very ideasIn the early part of the novel a certain character makes a bold pronouncement that all gobliniods by which she means all members of the Orc goblin and various other intelligent races are objectively evil and that they are born as hateful sadistic creatures that the goodly races should show no mercy to in any situation whatsoever going so far as to claim they are not people and butchering them to the last including pregnant females the elderly the sick and even in her own words the still bawling babies of said races is the proper thing to do In her defense she claims to have been given this epiphany by her deity a deity in a world that has repeatedly shown the readers that deities are as fallible and prone to acts of childish hatred as any mortalNot only did this stink of hypocrisy but it is compounded upon when all but one of her companions upon hear that this was god given readily agreed with her and are ready to start a blood soaked long reaching genocidal war with an entire race of people because of this After reading this I genuinely wondering if this was ghost written seeing as only a few short books ago Drizzt encountered a group with similar ideals that he promptly beat the hell out of for fostering hatred and for being a pretty blatant fictional version of the KKK hoods and all And that the Author would not want to draw parallels between his heroes and his blatant bigots Well I intend to see were RA intends to go with the Companions Codex in the hope that this is all a set up for something greater and hopefully well thought out I cannot recommend this book as it stands with a clear conscience thus this mostly critical review the low rating


  8. Nicolas Carrillo-Santarelli Nicolas Carrillo-Santarelli says:

    By way of introduction I must say that Wizards of the Coast kindly sent me an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and that I am a native Spanish speaker reason why I ask the reader to excuse any mistakes that may be found in this review In a few words I can say that the book is fun to read and I do think that entertainment is an important part of literature On the other hand it is uite well written and the depiction of different characters is brilliant Drizzt is wonderful as always and so are Wulfgar Regis Artemis Entreri and the villains The character of Catti brie and some possible depictions of orcs and goblins are aspects I did not like so much but the book is definitely one I recommend In my opinion Mr Salvatore does not disappoint and the book is wonderful In fact some critical analyses of literature comment on the exchange of ideas that takes place when one reads a book and some of the controversial aspects of the book did make me think about certain things even if I disagree with some of the elements in the book while I was enjoying the book and I did enjoy it a lot I did not put the book downDrizzt Do'Urden is truly an iconic character whose fame has surpassed the context of dungeons and dragons players While some people do not like the character I must say that I have always found him to be fascinating and in fact he may be properly regarded as a current archetype of a heroic and tragic character who strives to do what is right despite the adversity and even opposition from his friends which is a theme dealt with in this book in some places and may be covered fully in the futureIn light of what has been said this book delivers and truly brings us a story in which the famous ethical drow does his best even facing risks in order to help people in need even when they were former enemies such as SPOILERS Artemis Entreri and DahliaEnd of SpoilersThe novel begins immediately after Salvatore's previous book The Companions and the reader will find the previous novel's characters Unsurprisingly I still like Regis very much who is in my opinion a very interesting likable and funny but not ridiculous character Another of Drizzt's companions from the previous era Wulfgar returns as was shown at the end of 'the Companions' and while I am generally not fond of barbarian characters Salvatore depicts him in a very interesting and wiser way that makes him an interesting character On the other hand I must confess that a character I did not like in the preceding novel much and still don't like at all is that of Catti Brie While not portrayed in such an 'almighty' magical way in the novel under review although despite her lack of physical fighting training her handling the bow somewhat good seems a bit stretched making the criticism of characters in the novels as invincible that I have read elsewhere somewhat credible Drizzt's wife has two negative traits she decides to kill someone outright because of her being possessed without trying to capture her or somehow make others pursue her and take her to a priest who could perform an exorcism and she advocates the breach of a peace treaty and labels all orcs and globlinoids as irredeemable evil While later on the reader will see possible justifications for self defense because SPOILERSThe drow seem to be manipulating an orc nation to attack neighboring realmsEND of spoilersCatti Brie's opinion is that even orc babies can be legitimately killed given the opinion that their nature is utterly evil which she claims was shown to her by Mielikki the goddess she follows My problem with this is how this claim is contrary to an underlying idea that made previous Drizzt books so endearing that of how even those belonging to communities where misdeeds are encouraged or forced upon may rise above circumstances and be good or convert which may teach young readers to overcome discrimination of for instance some foreigners which in my opinion is important nowadays and actually always has been given how some countries are stigmatized and labelled as populated by wrongdoers Tolerance is something that the book does not inspire in this case except for the opinion of Drizzt which the book hints may be wrong This is something I missPerhaps this has to do with the idea of whether dungeons and dragons players are justified to kill orcs and monsters but it has the following implications orcs and goblins are intelligent and mortal beings According to some beliefs in Earth certain immortal beings chose evil once and for good and thus truly stick to their evil We are however talking of mortal entities whose intelligence may give them free willMoreover attacking the orcs out of fear of a possible future attack seems too similar to the doctrine of preemptive self defense that the UK and US administrations espoused some years ago which has been described as openly contrary to international law as written by different scholars the United Nations and even in the British Parliament recently The idea of books as inspiring good deeds which the great Russian author Tolstoy advocated and that Lewis followed in his Narnia novels makes me dislike these aspects of the book I am aware that some schools of literature disagree with this but it is an opinion I agree withMoving on to great things about the book I must say that Salvatore is an excellent writer who engages readers and captivates them Curiously his depiction of the drow plots and of characters as Entreri Dahlia or Gromph were my favorite ones given how they did not have success guaranteed and because he weaves intrigue perfectly in his book Actually that side of the plot seemed interesting than the uest of the companions of the hall which was a straightforward rescue operation The problem is how these companions seemed beyond the option of defeat especially considering the reputation of drow as deadly I was also not so fond of constant descriptions of goblins being massacred That being said the author does narrate a big drow victory over defeated dwarves in the north which surprised me and othersIn sum I would like to say that I love the heroes winning the day and certainly the novel brings us back to previous eras of the Forgotten Realms full of adventure and the novel excels in that However I miss stressing tolerance and how all races can be good and I hope that in the next book Drizzt manages a diplomatic move that brings peace but I find it unlikely Moreover risk of defeat makes victory interesting but I never felt the main characters were in real danger I must say that I applaude Salvatore's writing style and really loved most of the characters and the plot of the villains Jarlaxle Entreri Drizzt Regis and Wulfgar are engrossing and fascinating characters and I definitely want to read the next book but hope that Catti Brie is proved wrong and that both she and Bruenor are shown as humble somehow I simply fear that young readers may be led to endorse ideas that certain nations are evil and hope that the next book allays such fears of mineAltogether the book is very well written and fun and most characters are interesting but some of the approaches to dilemmas presented in the book offer a picture that may be at odds with what I found interesting in previous Drizzt books Logically tastes may vary but what I can say for sure is that the next book in the series will certainly be uite interesting and I definitely look forward to reading it At least I expect Drizzt's altruism and greatness to continue His character did not disappoint at all in this book and I loved his depiction


  9. Island Island says:

    Da Capo Al Fine And again from the beginningMay contain spoilers from the previous Drizzt novels with referring back to themI gave it because at least it had some Drizzt in it than The Companions which actually got a from me Salvatore has had his and Drizzt's ups and downs in the long history of this novel This is definately a down in my opinion 'Best book of Salvatore ever' I read all over the net but I have to disagree For the gods' sake nobody read Homeland or The Legacyor The Ghost King? Well my opinion is not absolute of course just curious There are some good points nevertheless and I am not about to disregard them in my rating but I still wait for the catharsis and pathos to return to the Drizzt sagaThe good points DrowsThey are back and still here I like them and prefer to read about their machinations than about the sexual life of orc leaders GromphHe himself gives half a for the book He is such an extraordinary character I wish we had his own series of novels Tiago BaenreI like him and I am glad that he is still alive but since he is adamant about going against Drizzt his longevity is doubtful much to my regret I hope he will not be just another Dantrag I wish Salvatore could give him somethings something else than this legacy Well reviewing my preferences I think I generally like the Banre boys All of them My problems Cut in the middle againThis is not the problem of this particular novel but the problem of the whole fantasy genre Volumes don't even want to give the slightest impression of completeness They are mere chapters not volumes The end of a volume gives nothing than the end of a chapter All those resurrections Make the characters ridiculous Why to kill them if you still need them for the story? Why to resurrect them if their death had a meaning in the plot or the character development of the MC? Midlife crisis By Catti brie's accident during the war against Many Arrows Salvatore elegantly avoided the subject of a half drow half human would be child children of Drizzt and Catti brie Sensitive subject I know Then by Catti brie's death he avoided the other sensitive subject the relationship uestions of an aging woman and an forever young man So middle aged women out of the picture and now we have her back in her 20 Another elegant and comfortable solution to a problem that could give depth to both characters and the story And everyone who has ever wept above Connor's reaction to Heather's death in Highlander probably knows what I mean Da capo al fineAm I deceived by my eyes or are we really back exactly where we started from? The Companions had brought us back to the beginning of The Crystal Shard and Night of the Hunter seems to bring us back to the beginning of Homeland EffronI will not spoil this but I am totally utterly outraged Drow society upside downWTF??? Seriously WTF? Ok the Spider ueen is the goddess of chaos and disorder but even chaos can show some consistency if there is a system to uphold The author has turned his own system upside down so many times that it ceased to be a system I think Wizards of the Coast should finally decide what they want to do with the Forgotten Realms because this leads to nowhere CoverI want Todd Lockwood back You may not believe me after all the above but I am a fan Indeed I am A fan of Drizzt a fan of Salvatore On the other hand I have to admit I am not a fan of the Companions of the Hall That is exactly why novels like this hurt so much I am a bit worried to have read that the Companions except of Drizzt consider the Garumn Gorge Treaty a mistake Worried because I surmise another many volume long 'orcness' ahead I hope I am wrong And then what next? Another backflip this time to the beginning of Siege of Darkness?


  10. Sarah Sarah says:

    True Rating is 35 of 5I loved The Sundering which was the book preceding this in which all of Drizzt’s companions returned to him For those that haven’t read the incredibly long standing series this won’t be relevant but for me it was a fantastic book Throughout the early series Drizzt traveled and adventured with the Companions of the Hall This included his wife her adopted father adopted brother and a Halfling There were here and there but the stories focused on those companions As the series proceeded these companions have died through various means and Drizzt has been alone for years now and been through what seemed to be genuine depression In the Sundering these friends are returned to him after being brought back to life by through an act of a goddess who also is now restored after also being destroyed The reason I loved the Sundering is that it told the story of Drizzt’s companions in their new lives growing up fresh and new We saw Drizzt very little and after reading 23 books of him it was a lovely change I felt like Mr Salvatore outdid himself However in Night of the Hunter we are returned to our usual forays with Drizzt and his companions The book is telling the story of several different groups and I believe a good half of it was spent in Menzoberranzan City of Spiders The Drow society is based around it’s Goddess and the women of the race all of whom become some sort of vessel for her in the form of a Matron Mother or Priestess The time I spent in Menzoberranzan was interesting in fact I went about 80% of the way through the book without realizing the meta plot of the entire thing I say realizing but it was of a refusal to accept it I was disappointed overall in what is going on in the city All the work done the Matron Mother's lies and alliances the reasons for the war and the strange drive to re institute a particular House It really disappointed me The rest of the book spent between the Companions and the band of companions Drizzt left before was a mixed bag for me I was so excited to see the Companions back together but my excitement was dampened by the realization of just how over powered those particular characters are After a certain point in any table top game sometimes even video games you begin to realize your character is likely not going to die They can and will kill just about anything in their path At that point many players choose to die and start fresh That does not seem to be an option here I love the Companions I have since middle school when I started this series and I love Drizzt I have reached that point where I’d almost be excited to see rest given to these characters to whom rest is not an option It doesn’t even need to be death maybe finally being able to retire or giving us an open ending where they ride off into the sunset Really anything at this point It’s become a seemingly endless cycle of fighting betrayals and angry godsgoddesses “Is that not the whole point of gaining experience to use it to make wiser choices to temper destructive instincts to find better resolutions?” Night of the Hunter Tired as I am of seeing these characters pushed on as over powered as they have become I enjoyed the time with them There was some interesting development for most of them Regis and Wulfgar my favorites of the Companions are even better than before Wulfgar seems happier and Regis feels useful Just reading about journeying and adventuring was enjoyable Especially when I forgot to think about what was really happening overall and got sucked into the absolutely stunning fight scenes Looking at it critically I didn’t enjoy it so much I didn’t like any of the female leads in the book which for me was sad I’d love to see a woman written as a character not as a role that any woman could have filled I think that was why I loved The Sundering so much I got so much of Cattie brie the women she trained with and the woman Regis trained with and loved I know Mr Salvatore can do it but for these books it wasn’t a priority and that was disappointing She has become the party healer and super powered spell caster with not much besides not to mention the fact that she has never touched a bow in her second life yet she is still uncannily good at Overall I do not regret the I spent in the book It was not by any stretch my favorite Drizzt novel I didn’t like the meta plot I didn’t like the way the certain Companions where shuffled to the side and that in doing that I lost my relatable characters RA Salvatore will always be one of my favorite writers but I may pass on future Drizzt novels Anything he publishes outside of the world would be an instant buy but for me the thrill and risk of the stories are gone with Drizzt and the Companions


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10 thoughts on “Night of the Hunter Companions Codex I

  1. Khurram Khurram says:

    Overall I liked this book There are parts that I found boring like the parts in Menzoberranza Mainly because of the repetition that kept happening This was mainly the same things had to be repeated to different characters over and over again The Drow are the most treacherous and manipulative race and it is so interwoven into their Menzoberranzan society it is hard to keep up with everything but this does not mean that we need a recap every time the book goes to Menzoberranza That was my only gripe with the book I know why this was done it was sowing the seed for the future The Salvatore really excels is the battle scenes They are fast paced and brutal I have only come across a few writers how understand the intricacies of combat and manage to bring them alive on the page The Blocks the strikes and most of all the positioning of the characters There are a couple of silly mistakes though develop wolverine style healing factors eg facing down 2 Drow with a broken leg and being starved for days and still coming out on top before needing a healing potionThe Story The Companions of the hall have been reborn and come together for the purpose that of saving Drizzt on the appointed day and place What do they do next? Bruenor Battlehammer sees this as an opportunity to correct wrongs he feels he committed in their last life Wulfgar simply want to enjoy the adventure Cattie brie has been enhanced since her rebirth with Devine wisdom and power plus one and a half decades of sorcery training and experience Regis is the most change He made it his mission that in his second life he would be on eual footing with his friends when it came to battle For the past 2 decades he has dedicated his life to developing his own fighting style and skills that would be useful Cattie brie is the sorceress of the group; Regis would be the swashbuckling scientistThere is also the uestion of Drizzt's replacement companions Even after 18 year they were the last ones to be seen with Drizzt and his enemies have long memories and even longer lifespans The significance is explained of Drizzt's rejection which goes far beyond his physical fight with Dahlia Sin'felle This has once again angered Lady Loth last time this happened the whole of Menzoberranza was mobilised This could be very dangerous for the replacement despite leaving Drizzt behindUnaware of all the other plotting happening around them the Companions of the Hall have decided to make Gauntlgrym their first uest to see if they can help an old friend out of his curse They need to make a couple of stops along the way to gather supplies from old allies and rekindle old alliances This book sets the stage for a great action long saga The revelations keep coming straight to the last page

  2. Michael Adams Michael Adams says:

    ARC provided by NetGalley and Wizards of the coast for an honest reviewAnyone who has read my reviews should know that I have been reading fantasy novels for 23 years and started to read Dungeons and DragonsForgotten realms books in 1992 when TSR still was in existence I have read the majority of the Realms novels along with Dragonlance Ravenloft Dark sun and some other offshoot novel worlds WOTCTSR owned so I would say I am well versed in the setting world and the current events going on in the realms I have also read every R A Salvatore book in existence and count him as one my top three authors of all times With that being said I am one of the few people who thought that the post spellplague Drizzt novels to be excellent and I enjoyed the new shades of grey that were displayed within them When I caught wind that the Companions was going to be a “reset” button of sorts I was not completely happy but I trusted in Bob to write the story that needed to be written and guess what I enjoyed the Companions The Companions took me back to my first time reading the Icewind Dale Trilogy and all felt right in the world again I enjoyed the reset and came to realize that poor management decisions had robbed us of our favorite heroes before Bob was done writing their story so he deserved a second chance to write about his beloved characters Now upon saying all that I can honestly say that in my opinion and this is my review the night of the hunter is the absolute best Forgotten Realms novel that Bob has written since The Legacy of the Drow The complexities of the revived characters astound me and there are some deep philosophical uestions about how someone would live their second life and how someone should live it One interesting facet is although we have the companions back who can say what living a life and dying change within you internally what choices would you come to value and regret and do differently? For those of us who loved the “new companions” Bob does an amazing job of integrating their stories in with the Companions of the Hall Menzo Guantlgrym and Bregan D’Aerthe I am trying not to do any spoilers and in a book of this complexity it is hard but suffice to say that the manipulations of Lolth and the drow society at whole play a vast and important part of this novel The ending is amazing and sets up what looks to be an intense trilogy that will have ramifications on the entire realms and the interrelation between two goddesses who seem to be heading for some form of a metaphysical battle

  3. David Williams David Williams says:

    In The Companions R A Salvatore brought Drizzt’s old friends The Companions of the Hall back to life He did this in an amazing original way Our heroes were not simply resurrected instead they were given the chance to come back as newborn children When they were born they had all of their memories of their past life and were fully conscious of this from the moment of birth The book followed the first twenty one years of the new lives of Cattie Brie Bruennor and Regis as they grow and develop in their new personas Each of them faces challenges and each of them grows in understanding as they prepare to meet again in Icewind Dale to stand beside their friend DrizztNight of the Hunter picks up where both The Companions and The Last Threshold end Readers of Salvatore’s Drizzt books know that he likes keeping a lot of different plot strands going at once In Night of the Hunter this tendency is taken to the limit There are at least four main plot lines going throughout the book There are several other minor ones as well and they all touch move on bump in to another and ricochet off that I felt at times like I needed to keep a score card to keep up with every character and plot happening around me We follow intrigues of Menzoberranzan as the Baenre family seeks to increase it’s powerful hold on the city These intrigues include the new Drow city of ’Xorlarrin that is being constructed in the ancient dwarven city of Gauntlgrym Add to that the continuing story of Drizzt and his new friends and the recent companions of Drizzt and you have uite the storyThe primary story line follows Drizzt and the Companions as they work their way back to Gauntlygrim Their mission their is to find their old friend Thibbledorf Pwent who has been turned into a vampire They want to find a way to put him to rest It is great to watch the old companions adventure together once again At the end of The Companions we see that Wulfgar chose to join them as well For the first time we get a happy Wulfgar The barbarian lived a life torn by conflicting duties in his first life Now he is back for the adventure He plans to live life to the fullest Regis has also changed and is anxious this time around to be a full member of the companionship not just a tag along Cattie Brie is now the wisest of the team Her communion with the godess Mielikki has imparted a lot of knowledge and understanding Bruennor is driven as never before to bring his people together Drizzt seems a bit overwhelmed first at the return of his companions from beyond the grave then with the new dynamics that this team represents Along the way he will have to face some uncomfortable truthsIf I have one complaint about this book it is that it is too short I see that Salvatore has a lot that he wants to do with this new story In many ways Night of the Hunter feels incomplete It feels like there is a lot of setup for the next book or two In that sense the book feels incomplete That doesn’t diminish this volume at all It is a great new chapter in the Drizzt saga Over the years Salvatore has stood out in the fantasy genre with his abilities to grow and mature his characters I’ve often been amazed at the emotional depth found in these stories that are on the surface simple sword and sorcery adventure novels As he embarks on a strange and wonderful new adventure this skill is still there Night of the Hunter is first and foremost a fun book Salvatore manages the multiple plot lines with his usual skill The fight scenes one of Salvatore’s hallmarks are brilliant as always His ability to include plot lines that contain everything from great political intrigues that may well change the world to the emotional trauma of a single character caught up in that change keeps the story fresh and intriguing Salvatore’s books are rarely ever slow and this volume keeps the pace moving You find yourself flying through the book and at the end you are amazed that he is able to pack so much story into less than four hundred pagesI received a free e book copy of this volume for reviewing purposes One way that I know I love a book is that immediately upon finishing the free e book I pre order the hardcover edition I have limited space for books on my shelves so I only buy physical versions of books that I want to keep and read over and over again This book lans in that category Let me encourage every reader of the Drizzt saga to buy this book If you have never read Salvatore’s Drizzt books then let me encourage you to start This is some of the best fantasy writing out there

  4. Eric Eric says:

    The Companions the previous book featuring Drizzt and the Companions of the Hall although it almost exclusively followed Bruenor Catti Brie and Regis and not Drizzt or Wulfgar set up this book up nicely reuniting Drizzt and his closest friends now resurrected into new nearly identical bodiesThis book starts off with the protagonists in Icewind Dale with the group's immediate goal of travelling to the abandoned dwarf stronghold of Gauntlgrym to bring peace to the now vampiric Thibbledorf Pwent It also follows separately anti hero Artemis Entreri and his band of rogues and the dark machinations of the drow elves in Menzoberranzan which are colonizing Gauntlgrym for themselves with the help of an illithid aka a mind flayerMy only real issue with this book was that I was not nearly as engaged in the segments that did not feature Drizzt and company While all three plot lines did converge into an exciting intertwined third act I feel like a lot of the other plots especially those with the drow political intrigues could have happened off screen Salvatore's writing is definitely at its peak when his characters are adventuring and skirmishing and not politickingAll in all another solid entry in the Drizzt saga that was slightly weighed down by extraneous side charactersFull disclosure I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a review

  5. Devan Harvey Devan Harvey says:

    ARC Net Galley copy Best Salvatore book in years I have felt a little blah over the past few dark elves books but this one really blew my mind I can hardly believe everything Salvatore has crammed into this one book I have read every book published in the Forgotten Realms and I can say this brings me back to the golden age of Realms books No spoilers but all of our favorite characters return and it feels a lot thought out than the Companions did Much developed plot as a stand alone series than as part of the Sundering As with all of his books there is lots of action and it is beautifully written So many twists and turns as you would expect when dealing with a bunch of drow The only complaint I really have is the huge list of characters With most of them characters having complicated and long drow names first and last as well as house names and titles it started to become a little confusing at times Would have been useful to have a character list at the end of the book to reference Salvatore spent a good amount of time getting you emotionally involved in the characters and their struggles rather than a never ending onslaught of sword and spell swinging I can honestly say I haven't been this pleased with one of his books in a long time Looking forward to what the rest of the trilogy has to offer

  6. Timothy Pecoraro Timothy Pecoraro says:

    Night of the Hunter is the beginning of a new series called the Companion Codex and just like all the other series that Wizards has done with RASalvatore this one is seriously good There is plenty here back to my favorite Underdark climes and the companionship of old friends This has got to be one of the best books of RASalvatore’s I’ve read The return to all things Drizzt Do’Urden has been a wonderful journey The book is incredible and anyone who has ever read a book about the elusive dark elf should read this one This IS in fact the continuation of the story that was started uite a long while ago This is not a book for new readers or the unfamiliar with the whole backstory I would recommend anyone who is interested in this book to start at the very beginning There are tons of awesome anthologies out there to get going with the story I will say that every book that RA Salvatore writes these days seems to get better so don’t miss an volume or you will be REALLY missing outThis Review along with all my others are available on Among the Wreckage

  7. Jacob Jacob says:

    Signed up just to share thisI started reading RA Salvador over a decade ago and it was by reading his collective works that I discovered both my love of fantasy and tabletop roleplay But the advent of 4th edition and the hand it dealt to writers in this setting drastically changed my opinion of the Forgotten realms in generalThat saidWell many people are calling RA Salvator's latest works one of his best to date I couldn't disagree Well it has all of his usual style and uality lending to fantastic fight scenes and enjoyable dialog in the end it seems to be little then an attempt to recreate the era of gleefully genocidal fantasy heroes usually reserved for thinly veiled allegories children's bedtime storiesWell it is great to see the Companions of the Hall return in full from the literary muck that was 4th editions attempt at whipping the slate clean in the realms and it is then enjoyable to see how there experiences have changed them for the better at least in the cases of Wulfgar the Barbarian and Regis the halflingit is however all but impossible to enjoy this novel fully well the specters of moral objectivity bigotry and religious extremism hover over it like black flies in spring In all of his previous books the ideas of free will and the right to choose ones own actions have held center stage what with the main character himself the infamous rogue dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden being a prime example of how one is not born hateful and malicious and that given a chance anyone can progress beyond such behavior Yet now after all this time he seems intent to undermined these very ideasIn the early part of the novel a certain character makes a bold pronouncement that all gobliniods by which she means all members of the Orc goblin and various other intelligent races are objectively evil and that they are born as hateful sadistic creatures that the goodly races should show no mercy to in any situation whatsoever going so far as to claim they are not people and butchering them to the last including pregnant females the elderly the sick and even in her own words the still bawling babies of said races is the proper thing to do In her defense she claims to have been given this epiphany by her deity a deity in a world that has repeatedly shown the readers that deities are as fallible and prone to acts of childish hatred as any mortalNot only did this stink of hypocrisy but it is compounded upon when all but one of her companions upon hear that this was god given readily agreed with her and are ready to start a blood soaked long reaching genocidal war with an entire race of people because of this After reading this I genuinely wondering if this was ghost written seeing as only a few short books ago Drizzt encountered a group with similar ideals that he promptly beat the hell out of for fostering hatred and for being a pretty blatant fictional version of the KKK hoods and all And that the Author would not want to draw parallels between his heroes and his blatant bigots Well I intend to see were RA intends to go with the Companions Codex in the hope that this is all a set up for something greater and hopefully well thought out I cannot recommend this book as it stands with a clear conscience thus this mostly critical review the low rating

  8. Nicolas Carrillo-Santarelli Nicolas Carrillo-Santarelli says:

    By way of introduction I must say that Wizards of the Coast kindly sent me an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and that I am a native Spanish speaker reason why I ask the reader to excuse any mistakes that may be found in this review In a few words I can say that the book is fun to read and I do think that entertainment is an important part of literature On the other hand it is uite well written and the depiction of different characters is brilliant Drizzt is wonderful as always and so are Wulfgar Regis Artemis Entreri and the villains The character of Catti brie and some possible depictions of orcs and goblins are aspects I did not like so much but the book is definitely one I recommend In my opinion Mr Salvatore does not disappoint and the book is wonderful In fact some critical analyses of literature comment on the exchange of ideas that takes place when one reads a book and some of the controversial aspects of the book did make me think about certain things even if I disagree with some of the elements in the book while I was enjoying the book and I did enjoy it a lot I did not put the book downDrizzt Do'Urden is truly an iconic character whose fame has surpassed the context of dungeons and dragons players While some people do not like the character I must say that I have always found him to be fascinating and in fact he may be properly regarded as a current archetype of a heroic and tragic character who strives to do what is right despite the adversity and even opposition from his friends which is a theme dealt with in this book in some places and may be covered fully in the futureIn light of what has been said this book delivers and truly brings us a story in which the famous ethical drow does his best even facing risks in order to help people in need even when they were former enemies such as SPOILERS Artemis Entreri and DahliaEnd of SpoilersThe novel begins immediately after Salvatore's previous book The Companions and the reader will find the previous novel's characters Unsurprisingly I still like Regis very much who is in my opinion a very interesting likable and funny but not ridiculous character Another of Drizzt's companions from the previous era Wulfgar returns as was shown at the end of 'the Companions' and while I am generally not fond of barbarian characters Salvatore depicts him in a very interesting and wiser way that makes him an interesting character On the other hand I must confess that a character I did not like in the preceding novel much and still don't like at all is that of Catti Brie While not portrayed in such an 'almighty' magical way in the novel under review although despite her lack of physical fighting training her handling the bow somewhat good seems a bit stretched making the criticism of characters in the novels as invincible that I have read elsewhere somewhat credible Drizzt's wife has two negative traits she decides to kill someone outright because of her being possessed without trying to capture her or somehow make others pursue her and take her to a priest who could perform an exorcism and she advocates the breach of a peace treaty and labels all orcs and globlinoids as irredeemable evil While later on the reader will see possible justifications for self defense because SPOILERSThe drow seem to be manipulating an orc nation to attack neighboring realmsEND of spoilersCatti Brie's opinion is that even orc babies can be legitimately killed given the opinion that their nature is utterly evil which she claims was shown to her by Mielikki the goddess she follows My problem with this is how this claim is contrary to an underlying idea that made previous Drizzt books so endearing that of how even those belonging to communities where misdeeds are encouraged or forced upon may rise above circumstances and be good or convert which may teach young readers to overcome discrimination of for instance some foreigners which in my opinion is important nowadays and actually always has been given how some countries are stigmatized and labelled as populated by wrongdoers Tolerance is something that the book does not inspire in this case except for the opinion of Drizzt which the book hints may be wrong This is something I missPerhaps this has to do with the idea of whether dungeons and dragons players are justified to kill orcs and monsters but it has the following implications orcs and goblins are intelligent and mortal beings According to some beliefs in Earth certain immortal beings chose evil once and for good and thus truly stick to their evil We are however talking of mortal entities whose intelligence may give them free willMoreover attacking the orcs out of fear of a possible future attack seems too similar to the doctrine of preemptive self defense that the UK and US administrations espoused some years ago which has been described as openly contrary to international law as written by different scholars the United Nations and even in the British Parliament recently The idea of books as inspiring good deeds which the great Russian author Tolstoy advocated and that Lewis followed in his Narnia novels makes me dislike these aspects of the book I am aware that some schools of literature disagree with this but it is an opinion I agree withMoving on to great things about the book I must say that Salvatore is an excellent writer who engages readers and captivates them Curiously his depiction of the drow plots and of characters as Entreri Dahlia or Gromph were my favorite ones given how they did not have success guaranteed and because he weaves intrigue perfectly in his book Actually that side of the plot seemed interesting than the uest of the companions of the hall which was a straightforward rescue operation The problem is how these companions seemed beyond the option of defeat especially considering the reputation of drow as deadly I was also not so fond of constant descriptions of goblins being massacred That being said the author does narrate a big drow victory over defeated dwarves in the north which surprised me and othersIn sum I would like to say that I love the heroes winning the day and certainly the novel brings us back to previous eras of the Forgotten Realms full of adventure and the novel excels in that However I miss stressing tolerance and how all races can be good and I hope that in the next book Drizzt manages a diplomatic move that brings peace but I find it unlikely Moreover risk of defeat makes victory interesting but I never felt the main characters were in real danger I must say that I applaude Salvatore's writing style and really loved most of the characters and the plot of the villains Jarlaxle Entreri Drizzt Regis and Wulfgar are engrossing and fascinating characters and I definitely want to read the next book but hope that Catti Brie is proved wrong and that both she and Bruenor are shown as humble somehow I simply fear that young readers may be led to endorse ideas that certain nations are evil and hope that the next book allays such fears of mineAltogether the book is very well written and fun and most characters are interesting but some of the approaches to dilemmas presented in the book offer a picture that may be at odds with what I found interesting in previous Drizzt books Logically tastes may vary but what I can say for sure is that the next book in the series will certainly be uite interesting and I definitely look forward to reading it At least I expect Drizzt's altruism and greatness to continue His character did not disappoint at all in this book and I loved his depiction

  9. Island Island says:

    Da Capo Al Fine And again from the beginningMay contain spoilers from the previous Drizzt novels with referring back to themI gave it because at least it had some Drizzt in it than The Companions which actually got a from me Salvatore has had his and Drizzt's ups and downs in the long history of this novel This is definately a down in my opinion 'Best book of Salvatore ever' I read all over the net but I have to disagree For the gods' sake nobody read Homeland or The Legacyor The Ghost King? Well my opinion is not absolute of course just curious There are some good points nevertheless and I am not about to disregard them in my rating but I still wait for the catharsis and pathos to return to the Drizzt sagaThe good points DrowsThey are back and still here I like them and prefer to read about their machinations than about the sexual life of orc leaders GromphHe himself gives half a for the book He is such an extraordinary character I wish we had his own series of novels Tiago BaenreI like him and I am glad that he is still alive but since he is adamant about going against Drizzt his longevity is doubtful much to my regret I hope he will not be just another Dantrag I wish Salvatore could give him somethings something else than this legacy Well reviewing my preferences I think I generally like the Banre boys All of them My problems Cut in the middle againThis is not the problem of this particular novel but the problem of the whole fantasy genre Volumes don't even want to give the slightest impression of completeness They are mere chapters not volumes The end of a volume gives nothing than the end of a chapter All those resurrections Make the characters ridiculous Why to kill them if you still need them for the story? Why to resurrect them if their death had a meaning in the plot or the character development of the MC? Midlife crisis By Catti brie's accident during the war against Many Arrows Salvatore elegantly avoided the subject of a half drow half human would be child children of Drizzt and Catti brie Sensitive subject I know Then by Catti brie's death he avoided the other sensitive subject the relationship uestions of an aging woman and an forever young man So middle aged women out of the picture and now we have her back in her 20 Another elegant and comfortable solution to a problem that could give depth to both characters and the story And everyone who has ever wept above Connor's reaction to Heather's death in Highlander probably knows what I mean Da capo al fineAm I deceived by my eyes or are we really back exactly where we started from? The Companions had brought us back to the beginning of The Crystal Shard and Night of the Hunter seems to bring us back to the beginning of Homeland EffronI will not spoil this but I am totally utterly outraged Drow society upside downWTF??? Seriously WTF? Ok the Spider ueen is the goddess of chaos and disorder but even chaos can show some consistency if there is a system to uphold The author has turned his own system upside down so many times that it ceased to be a system I think Wizards of the Coast should finally decide what they want to do with the Forgotten Realms because this leads to nowhere CoverI want Todd Lockwood back You may not believe me after all the above but I am a fan Indeed I am A fan of Drizzt a fan of Salvatore On the other hand I have to admit I am not a fan of the Companions of the Hall That is exactly why novels like this hurt so much I am a bit worried to have read that the Companions except of Drizzt consider the Garumn Gorge Treaty a mistake Worried because I surmise another many volume long 'orcness' ahead I hope I am wrong And then what next? Another backflip this time to the beginning of Siege of Darkness?

  10. Sarah Sarah says:

    True Rating is 35 of 5I loved The Sundering which was the book preceding this in which all of Drizzt’s companions returned to him For those that haven’t read the incredibly long standing series this won’t be relevant but for me it was a fantastic book Throughout the early series Drizzt traveled and adventured with the Companions of the Hall This included his wife her adopted father adopted brother and a Halfling There were here and there but the stories focused on those companions As the series proceeded these companions have died through various means and Drizzt has been alone for years now and been through what seemed to be genuine depression In the Sundering these friends are returned to him after being brought back to life by through an act of a goddess who also is now restored after also being destroyed The reason I loved the Sundering is that it told the story of Drizzt’s companions in their new lives growing up fresh and new We saw Drizzt very little and after reading 23 books of him it was a lovely change I felt like Mr Salvatore outdid himself However in Night of the Hunter we are returned to our usual forays with Drizzt and his companions The book is telling the story of several different groups and I believe a good half of it was spent in Menzoberranzan City of Spiders The Drow society is based around it’s Goddess and the women of the race all of whom become some sort of vessel for her in the form of a Matron Mother or Priestess The time I spent in Menzoberranzan was interesting in fact I went about 80% of the way through the book without realizing the meta plot of the entire thing I say realizing but it was of a refusal to accept it I was disappointed overall in what is going on in the city All the work done the Matron Mother's lies and alliances the reasons for the war and the strange drive to re institute a particular House It really disappointed me The rest of the book spent between the Companions and the band of companions Drizzt left before was a mixed bag for me I was so excited to see the Companions back together but my excitement was dampened by the realization of just how over powered those particular characters are After a certain point in any table top game sometimes even video games you begin to realize your character is likely not going to die They can and will kill just about anything in their path At that point many players choose to die and start fresh That does not seem to be an option here I love the Companions I have since middle school when I started this series and I love Drizzt I have reached that point where I’d almost be excited to see rest given to these characters to whom rest is not an option It doesn’t even need to be death maybe finally being able to retire or giving us an open ending where they ride off into the sunset Really anything at this point It’s become a seemingly endless cycle of fighting betrayals and angry godsgoddesses “Is that not the whole point of gaining experience to use it to make wiser choices to temper destructive instincts to find better resolutions?” Night of the Hunter Tired as I am of seeing these characters pushed on as over powered as they have become I enjoyed the time with them There was some interesting development for most of them Regis and Wulfgar my favorites of the Companions are even better than before Wulfgar seems happier and Regis feels useful Just reading about journeying and adventuring was enjoyable Especially when I forgot to think about what was really happening overall and got sucked into the absolutely stunning fight scenes Looking at it critically I didn’t enjoy it so much I didn’t like any of the female leads in the book which for me was sad I’d love to see a woman written as a character not as a role that any woman could have filled I think that was why I loved The Sundering so much I got so much of Cattie brie the women she trained with and the woman Regis trained with and loved I know Mr Salvatore can do it but for these books it wasn’t a priority and that was disappointing She has become the party healer and super powered spell caster with not much besides not to mention the fact that she has never touched a bow in her second life yet she is still uncannily good at Overall I do not regret the I spent in the book It was not by any stretch my favorite Drizzt novel I didn’t like the meta plot I didn’t like the way the certain Companions where shuffled to the side and that in doing that I lost my relatable characters RA Salvatore will always be one of my favorite writers but I may pass on future Drizzt novels Anything he publishes outside of the world would be an instant buy but for me the thrill and risk of the stories are gone with Drizzt and the Companions

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