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The Lone Drow

Discussion in 'Booktalk' started by iLLusioN', Jul 23, 2004.

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    Is it worth buying? I know it's Salvatore so I'll probably like it but up until the 8th book I loved Jordan, don't want something like that to happen again.
     
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    I read it. Loved it. I'm awaiting the next.
     
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    I think it's a step back to better style Salvatore had when he made the Dark Elf Trilogy. But it's still not nearly as good of course.

    Anyway, it was worth the few euros I payed for it.

    I would describe the book sort of LoTR / Dragonlance stylish in that it doesn't feel as good while reading it. But it feels very nice after you've read the book and the story is in your head.
     
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    In my opinion it's the best Drizzt book so far. Not because of Drizzt, but because of the dwarfs and there battle with the orcs.
     
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    Damnit Benan! Plural for Dwarf is not 'Dwarfs' it's 'Dwarves!' Just like Elves... it's not 'elfs'. @#%@#$! :p
     
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    Actually there is a surprisingly controversial philological debate as to what the actual plural of the word 'dwarf' is.

    The grammatical error we should really be pointing out is this shocker:

    [ July 24, 2004, 10:25: Message edited by: Harbourboy ]
     
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    Damnit, Abomination! You missed out a comma before his name.
     
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    Dammit, you all we don't need grammer police.
     
  9. Harbourboy

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    That would be 'grammar' police, not 'grammer'. With so many people on these Boards for whom English is not their first language, it is important for us to uphold a consistent standard.

    And to stay on topic...........
     
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    A granny police is certainly needed. No really, it is. SP wouldn't be SP without them (I'd like to say us, but I don't have time to bother with pointing the mistakes out anymore).

    To stay on topic though, the third and last part of this new trilogy is something I'm waiting for quite eagerly. I've a feeling it may be quite good.

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    I liked the gnome & sceptrana couple quite a bit. The brutal death which the sceptrana (sorry but been a while since I read it, so with my memory I can hardly remember her name) went through in the hands of Obould, actually raised the immersion bar of the book. Any serious story needs losses (more than this though) to bring out emotions in the reader.
     
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    I don't really think you could call her death a real 'loss'. She is a fairly new character and she lacked personality. However on that note, I feel the 'group' needs a mage of some type now (as in one who becomes part of the permanent group i.e. like Regis or Drizzt). You can only have so many swordfights before they get boring. However 'who' the mage should be is beyond me. Maybe one of the Harpells or Robillard (sp? The Sea Sprite's mage).
     
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    Well I liked her actually, not as a person but she fit the story rather well.

    But you're right on what you said there. Salvatore has a talent in writing combat scenes, which far excede all the combat scenes in all of the other books I've read. This includes spellcasting. I really liked the scenes with Robillard and Harkle in them.

    It would add a lot of spice to the Drizzt stories if he actually made a new one with a mage coming in, one that would lead them away from the usual area everything happens in. Somewhere people hadn't heard of them. With enough new stuff in, perhaps the boredom that's present in the last 5-10 books would disappear as well.
     
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    Who do you all think will kill Obould? I was talking about it with a guy at work and I think it will be Bruenor.
     
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    You'd think Bruenor but Drizzt will probably kill him and brood about it for another book for denying Bruenor his vengence or some such.

    Actually it'll probably be one of the Bouldershoulders or Thibbledorf Pwent (probably my favourite character).
     
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    Pikel killing the super orc, it'd be a good twist for sure. It could also be Innovindal.
     
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