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by R.A. Salvatore

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Title:Streams of Silver: The Icewind Dale Trilogy, Part 2 (Forgotten Realms: The Legend of Drizzt, Book V) (Pt. 2)
Authors:R.A. Salvatore
Info:Wizards of the Coast (2007), Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
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Fast paced & fun likeable characters, what's not to like? ( )
  capiam1234 | Jan 5, 2015 |
"... In 'Streams of Silver', the dwarf, Bruenor (with the aid of his friends) embarks on the quest that has been his life's dream --- to find and reclaim his ancestral home. Of course, many obstacles exist along the way, including one that leads to the final book in the trilogy, 'The Halfling's Gem'. In this book, the party journeys even farther, leaving certain business unfinished in pursuit of a friend whose past has finally caught up to him, at the risk of all their lives. ..."

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  here.be.bookwyrms | Sep 11, 2011 |
  rustyoldboat | May 28, 2011 |
Continuing along in the saga. This is the 2nd book published but as there is (now) a prequel trilogy, it's the 5th chronologically. It picks up where the last left off Drizzt and co, have finally been persueded to accomany the dwarf to his old ancestral home that they got kicked out of a while (200 years or so) back. Of course they have to find it first. The halfling wasn't going to come - but he suddenly sees an unwelcome face and changes his mind. Not telling his friends this isn't the wiset idea he's ever had.

As all the characters are complete stereotypes from the ADnD system there's no need to bother with there names, they're simple the elf, the dwarf the halfling, the barbarian and the woman. There's a bit more dialogue than last time out - rather than they met with the wizard who gave them directtions, we do actually get to experience the meeting of the wizard. Maybe the DM's had more time to practise his* NPC lines. However the author has still decided to enliven our token women with a trully horrendous accent. This is even worse for being reproduced as speach rather than just described now and again. Charisma = 6

Again there is little characterisation - but more than the inital book - and lots of action. The heros vastly outpower their enemies in quite ridiculous fashion. Its quite weird because much of it does have a proper paper RPG feel to it - you can imagine the made svaing throw rolls etc - but you know that the battles they were facing would have been impossible for paper RPG characters to win, unles they're quite stupidly high level in which case they wouldn't be on these fairly trivial quests.

Feels like there's a continuity issue with Drizzit's scimitar too. In the first book it was all powerful, here it isn't mentioned until right at the end. Having read on into book3 I know this does get explained, but it did annoy me throughout this book. The ending is particularly annoying too - one of the reasons for carrying straight through to book 3 was to confirm that the author had been as annoying as it seemed. And yes he had. As a duology books 2 and 3 probably work better together. Reading just book 2 on its own would be confusing.

* well it could be a her. But the author is male, and really how many female DMs are there? ( )
1 vote reading_fox | Mar 31, 2011 |
Follow on to The Crystal Shard, and nearly as good as the first book. The heroes join Bruenor to find the ancient homeland of the Battlehammer clan. This one even features a bit of a cliff-hanger ending. As usual, a great job turning AD&D concepts into a novel, and expanding the worlds of dwarves and dark elves. ( )
  Karlstar | Mar 4, 2009 |
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Streams of Silver

"Yer eyes'll shine when ye see the rivers runnin' silver in Mithril Hall!"

Bruenor the dwarf, Wulfgar the barbarian, Regis the halfling, and Drizzt the dark elf fight monsters and magic on their way to Mithril Hall, centuries-old birthplace of Bruenor and his dwarven ancestors.

Faced with racism, Drizzt contemplates returning to the lightless underworld city andmurderous lifestyle he abandoned. Wulfgar begins to overcome his tribe's aversion for magic. And Regis runs from a deadly assassin, who, allied with evil wizards, is bent on the companions' destruction. All of Bruenor's dreams, and the survival of his party, hinge upon the actions of one brave young woman.

Streams of Silver is R.A. Salvatore's second book in the Icewind Dale Trilogy, based on the Forgotten Realms fantasy setting.

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Dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden and his companions, Bruenor, Wulfgar, and Regis, dwarven warriors each with their own special tribulation, fight for their ancestral home, Mithral Hall.

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