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R. A. Salvatore

Author of Homeland

384+ Works 79,808 Members 653 Reviews 179 Favorited

About the Author

R. A. Salvatore was born in Leominster, Massachusetts on January 20, 1959. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. He began writing seriously in 1982 and became a full-time writer show more in 1990. His first novel, The Crystal Shard, was published in 1988. His other works include The Halfling's Gem; Sojourn; The Legacy; Starless Night; Vector Prime; and The Two Swords. He is also the author of numerous series including The Dark Elf Trilogy; Paths of Darkness; The Hunter's Blades Trilogy; The Cleric Quintet; Saga of the First King; Neverwinter Saga and TheSundering. He made The New York Times Best Seller List with his title's Charon's Claw, Night of the Hunter: Companions Codex, 1, Rise of the King and Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by R. A. Salvatore

Homeland (1990) 3,661 copies, 63 reviews
The Crystal Shard (1988) 3,047 copies, 41 reviews
Sojourn (1991) 2,921 copies, 31 reviews
Exile (1990) 2,804 copies, 30 reviews
Streams of Silver (1989) 2,645 copies, 16 reviews
The Halfling's Gem (1990) 2,547 copies, 16 reviews
The Dark Elf Trilogy (1998) 2,285 copies, 25 reviews
The Legacy (1993) 2,218 copies, 13 reviews
The Thousand Orcs (2002) 2,031 copies, 10 reviews
Starless Night (1993) 2,010 copies, 9 reviews
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) 1,921 copies, 25 reviews
Siege of Darkness (1995) 1,910 copies, 9 reviews
Vector Prime (1999) 1,861 copies, 16 reviews
The Lone Drow (2003) 1,832 copies, 7 reviews
The Silent Blade (1999) 1,829 copies, 9 reviews
Passage to Dawn (1997) 1,735 copies, 7 reviews
Servant of the Shard (2000) 1,710 copies, 6 reviews
The Two Swords (2004) 1,667 copies, 5 reviews
The Spine of the World (1999) 1,664 copies, 9 reviews
The Icewind Dale Trilogy (1999) 1,627 copies, 11 reviews
Sea of Swords (2001) 1,600 copies, 8 reviews
The Orc King (2007) 1,273 copies, 12 reviews
Legacy of the Drow (2001) 1,202 copies, 7 reviews
Canticle (1991) 1,183 copies, 10 reviews
Promise of the Witch-King (2005) 1,161 copies, 7 reviews
The Demon Awakens (1997) 1,036 copies, 8 reviews
In Sylvan Shadows (1992) 1,017 copies, 6 reviews
The Fallen Fortress (1993) 1,000 copies, 4 reviews
Night Masks (1992) 982 copies, 5 reviews
Road of the Patriarch (2006) 964 copies, 4 reviews
The Pirate King (2008) 945 copies, 10 reviews
The Chaos Curse (1994) 914 copies, 5 reviews
The Cleric Quintet Collector's Edition (1999) 912 copies, 8 reviews
Homeland (graphic novel) (2005) 887 copies, 5 reviews
Gauntlgrym (2010) 840 copies, 12 reviews
The Ghost King (2009) 785 copies, 9 reviews
The Demon Spirit (1998) 729 copies, 6 reviews
The Highwayman (2004) 699 copies, 7 reviews
The Demon Apostle (1999) 643 copies, 5 reviews
Paths of Darkness (2004) 612 copies, 2 reviews
The Sword of Bedwyr (1994) 594 copies, 3 reviews
Neverwinter (2011) 568 copies, 6 reviews
Mortalis (2000) 519 copies, 9 reviews
The Companions (2013) 504 copies, 16 reviews
The Ancient (2008) 503 copies, 4 reviews
Charon's Claw (2012) 495 copies, 2 reviews
Luthien's Gamble (1996) 486 copies, 2 reviews
The Dragon King (1996) 448 copies, 1 review
Ascendance (2001) 432 copies, 1 review
The Woods Out Back (1993) 420 copies, 2 reviews
The Last Threshold (2013) 401 copies, 1 review
Echoes of the Fourth Magic (Volume 1) (1990) 394 copies, 4 reviews
Transcendence (2002) 359 copies, 1 review
Night of the Hunter (2014) 348 copies, 6 reviews
Timeless (2018) 325 copies, 7 reviews
Immortalis (2003) 322 copies, 2 reviews
The Dragon's Dagger (1994) 304 copies, 2 reviews
The Witch's Daughter (1991) 297 copies, 1 review
Archmage (2015) 296 copies, 4 reviews
Dragonslayer's Return (1995) 290 copies, 1 review
Child of a Mad God (2018) 288 copies, 6 reviews
Rise of the King (2014) 283 copies, 6 reviews
The Dame (2009) 267 copies, 1 review
Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy (2006) — Author — 251 copies, 3 reviews
Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf (2015) 247 copies, 7 reviews
Maestro (2016) 244 copies, 2 reviews
Hero (2016) 229 copies, 6 reviews
The Stowaway (2008) 229 copies, 4 reviews
The Crimson Shadow (2006) 227 copies
Bastion of Darkness (2000) 208 copies, 1 review
Sojourn (graphic novel) (2006) 185 copies, 1 review
The Best of the Realms (2003) 184 copies
Exile (graphic novel) (2006) 179 copies, 2 reviews
The Color of Dragons (2021) 176 copies, 2 reviews
Boundless (2019) 165 copies, 1 review
The Bear (2010) 162 copies
Relentless (2019) 150 copies, 1 review
Reckoning of Fallen Gods (2019) 118 copies, 3 reviews
Starlight Enclave (2021) 117 copies, 1 review
The Crystal Shard (graphic novel) (2007) 104 copies, 1 review
The Sellswords Trilogy (2008) 89 copies, 1 review
Menzoberranzan : Boxed Set (1992) — Author — 86 copies
Dragons: Worlds Afire (2006) 79 copies
Song of the Risen God (2020) 77 copies, 2 reviews
The Shadowmask (2009) 75 copies
The Dao of Drizzt (2022) 73 copies, 1 review
The Halfling's Gem (graphic novel) (2008) 71 copies, 1 review
Streams of Silver (graphic novel) (2007) 63 copies, 2 reviews
Sojourn (Chapters 1-15) (1992) 53 copies
The Bloodstone Lands (1989) 53 copies
Worlds of Their Own (2008) — Contributor — 45 copies, 2 reviews
The Legacy (graphic novel) (2008) 43 copies, 1 review
Tarzan: The Epic Adventures (1996) 33 copies, 1 review
The Accursed Tower (1999) 30 copies
Dungeons & Dragons: Cutter (2013) 23 copies
Pinquickle's Folly (2024) 21 copies, 1 review
Tales from Tethedril (1998) 20 copies
DemonWars: The Demon Awakens (2007) 16 copies, 1 review
Transitions Gift Set (2011) 16 copies
Schattenelf. Das Turnier (2002) 11 copies
Fantasy: zwei ungekürzte Romane (1999) — Contributor — 7 copies
Dark Mirror (2014) 7 copies
Comrades at Odds (2014) 6 copies, 1 review
The Demon Spirit vol.1 (1999) 6 copies
Verivihollinen (2003) 6 copies
DemonWars: The First King (2014) 5 copies
Der Fluch der Dunkelelfen (2011) 5 copies
The Demon Awakens vol.2 (1998) 4 copies
Gümüs Damarlari - Drizzt Efsanesi 5 (2016) 4 copies, 1 review
The Demon Awakens vol.1 (1998) 4 copies
The Demon Apostle vol.1 (2000) 4 copies
Ascendance. Part 2 of 2 (2010) 4 copies
R.A. SALVATORE - IL BUIO PROFO (2018) 4 copies, 1 review
El Elfo Oscuro. Relatos (2012) 4 copies
Pentalogia Del Clerigo (2007) 3 copies
Ikikesä (2012) 3 copies
One-Eyed Jax 3 copies
The Demon Spirit vol.2 (2000) 3 copies
El Ataque De Los Clones (2009) 3 copies
The Demon Apostle vol.2 (2001) 3 copies
Drowův odkaz. I, Odkaz (2008) 2 copies
The Stowaway 2 copies
Demon Wars Player's Guide (2003) 2 copies
Dwa Miecze (2006) 2 copies
RETOUR À GAUNTLGRYM T.01 (2016) 2 copies
Salamatkustaja (2009) 1 copy
Cntico 1 copy
El rey orco (2008) 1 copy, 1 review
I compagni: 27 (2019) 1 copy
2007 1 copy
A Sparkle for Homer (1991) 1 copy
Spooks - Vol.1 (2011) 1 copy
DemonWars Reformation (2014) 1 copy
Song for Sadye, A (2017) 1 copy
Los compañeros (2014) 1 copy, 1 review
Grenzenlos: Roman (2022) 1 copy

Associated Works

Monster Manual (5e) (2014) — Contributor — 1,340 copies, 4 reviews
Dissolution (2002) — Foreword — 963 copies, 7 reviews
Insurrection (2002) — Foreword — 781 copies, 5 reviews
Condemnation (2003) — Foreword — 745 copies, 5 reviews
Extinction (2004) — Foreword — 675 copies, 4 reviews
Annihilation (2004) — Foreword — 648 copies, 6 reviews
Resurrection (2005) — Foreword — 614 copies, 6 reviews
Amber and Ashes (2004) — Introduction, some editions — 611 copies, 5 reviews
Realms of Valor (1993) — Contributor — 477 copies, 2 reviews
Unfettered: Tales by Masters of Fantasy (2013) — Contributor — 409 copies, 13 reviews
Realms of Infamy (1994) — Contributor — 364 copies
Realms of the Underdark (1996) — Contributor — 336 copies
Realms of Magic (1995) — Contributor — 336 copies
Realms of the Elves (2006) — Contributor — 166 copies
Realms of the Dead (2010) — Contributor — 78 copies
R. A. Salvatore's War of the Spider Queen, Vol. 1 (2012) — Introduction — 64 copies
OtherWere: Stories of Transformation (1996) — Contributor — 61 copies
Before They Were Giants: First Works from Science Fiction Greats (2010) — Contributor — 48 copies, 2 reviews
Halflings, Hobbits, Warrows & Weefolk (1991) — Contributor — 23 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 22 • March 2012 (2012) — Contributor — 11 copies, 1 review
Pulp Idol: SFX Short Story Competition Collection 2008 (2008) — Contributor — 7 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 93 • February 2018 (2018) — Contributor — 5 copies
Amazing Stories Vol. 71, No. 2 [Summer 1999] (1999) — Contributor — 3 copies

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This isn't a Drizzt or Companions novel it's a Captain Duedermont novel with cameo's from some of the companions. Also the plot seems awfully rushed in places especially in the first half of the book. Overall a pretty big disappointment compared to the rest of the series.
 
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capincus | 9 other reviews | Jul 13, 2024 |
Has some more scenes (supposedly taken from the deleted scenes on the DVD) concerning Shmi's kidnapping, as well as some extra bits with Padme's family. Does this one fix the movie for me? No, not really. There was a great opportunity here to reduce some of the embarrassment of Anakin and Padme's relationship, but it develops more or less the same as in the film. I guess that's on me for assuming a novelization might provide such a thing, but I'm disappointed all the same. Somehow, I like it less than the Phantom Menace book, despite providing more original (additional) content than that book did.… (more)
 
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bobbybslax | 24 other reviews | Jun 10, 2024 |
elfo buono in una società di elfi corrotti
( pantera)
 
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LLonaVahine | May 22, 2024 |
I enjoyed this movie novelitation so much.

This is such a nice addition to the movie with extra scenes that are not in the movie.

I enjoyed the relationship progression between Padme and Anikan so much as it blossoms better than what we are shown in the movie. (A lot better than the queen's trilogy novels).

I loved how the characters are given more flesh with inside monologues about their decisions and what they are thinking.

Chancellor Palpatine is such a good actor on how he is fooling the whole Republic. The novel is still full of humour.

I am going to try and finish all the movie novelitations so I can expand further into the world.
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Aya666 | 24 other reviews | May 16, 2024 |

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Works
384
Also by
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Members
79,808
Popularity
#153
Rating
3.8
Reviews
653
ISBNs
1,449
Languages
20
Favorited
179

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