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Almost done with the Dark Elf Trilogy

Discussion in 'Booktalk' started by Frog, Feb 7, 2004.

  1. Frog Gems: 12/31
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    I started my Forgotten Realms reading with the Dark Elf Trilogy and now I'm nearly done and need to know where I should go next. Should I continue with the adventures of Drizzt Do'Urden or should I start another story altogether? I heard Drizzt's other books aren't up to par. Calling those who have already read a good amount of FR books to give me advice. Whats good and whats not?
     
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    The rest of the Drizzt books are just as good. There are some that a little weak but most are quite good.

    I've heard that the Cleric series is good as is the Elminters books.
     
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    I actually found the original Drizzt series (starting with The Crystal Shard) to be the best. The characters were fresh then and the style of writing a lot more interesting. But as time went by, Drizzt went from being a stand out character to a run of the mill character: i.e. the usual guy in a fantasy series who's tremendously good at fighting with swords.
     
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    Give up on Drizzt while you're still ahead. Maybe the Icewind Dale Trilogy is worth reading, but The Legacy of the Drow and Paths of Darkness are crap.
     
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    I'd read the Hunter's Blades trilogy, even though they are not completed.
     
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    Only read the Dark Elf trio and the Crystal Shard so far, they are all great books "so far.
     
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    Read all of Salvatore's Drizzt and Entreri novels (even 'That Curious Sword' short-story). I've become attached and I'm eagerly awaiting 'The Two Swords'. I enjoy the character Drizzt but what I enjoy far more is the Battlehammer Clan. I find Dwarves to be the most interesting race in the Forgotten Realms and Salvatore seems to favour them.

    If you read the Drizzt novels read them all the way. The characters develop and there is a feeling of empire building at the same time.
     
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    I have read all of the Drizzt novels and must say that all of them kept me interested. If you have the time, I would suggest reading through all of them (of course I have suffered through the Jordan series about 5 full times too, so take it for what it is worth).

    I would also suggest the War of the Spider Queen series (three books are out now). That series is action packed and even though different writers have done each book, so far I cannot complain on the quality of the writing.

    My last set is the Cleric Quintet. I have read the first two so far, but Salvatore rocks in this one (I like clerics, so this series rocks for me).
     
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    My opinion is that all the Drizzt books are very good.

    Read The Cleric Quintet before continuing the Drizzt series though, some of the characters from it make an appearance in one of the Drizzt books and you will understand things better when you reach that point. And besides that, Cleric Quintet is a great series. In fact it's my most favorite out of all of Salvatore's work.
     
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    /bit of an off topic rant/

    I'm actually reading book 4 of the Cleric Quintet now and it seems to have quite a lot of things in common with the Drizzt books: wildly unbelievable characters, run-of-the-mill storyline and world-saving every third page. I find myself cringing every time Cadderly makes some speech that sounds like he's spent half an hour polishing it beforehand.

    /end of bit ofd an off topic rant/
     
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    [​IMG] I haven't read anything of Salvatore... should i???
     
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    OMG Should you? YES!!! :D Salvatore is one of the best authors of the lot. I've read just about everything I can get my hands on by him and have never been disappointed (except for the Cleric Quintet). But he is an indispensable FR author -- his books are magnificent and his development of the Drizzt character is really quite something. If you intend to get a complete feel for FR reading, you shouldn't miss his works.
     
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