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The Halfling's Gem (1990)

by R.A. Salvatore

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The dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden and Wulfgar the barbarian race to Calimport to rescue their friend Regis and his stolen gem from the vengeance of Pasha Pook. The Halfling's Gem Assassin Artemis Entreri whisks his kidnapped victim, Regis the halfling, south to Calimport and into Pasha Pook's vengeful hands. If Pook can control the magical panther Guenhwyvar, Regis will die in a real game of cat and mouse. Using an enchanted mask, dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden hides his heritage and races with the barbarian Wulfgar to save their light-fingered friend. An unexpected ally arrives just as Entreri springs a trap. But can Regis survive unscathed? The companions from Icewind Dale battle pirates on the famed Sword Coast, brave the deserts of Calimshan, and fight monsters from other planes to resuce their friend . . . and themselves. The Halfling's Gem is R.A. Salvatore's exciting conclusion to the Icewind Dale Trilogy, set in the Forgotten Realms fantasy world.… (more)
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I loved getting more time with Artemis Entreri in this Drizzt installment! He's such an interesting character, and a great foil/mirror to Drizzt. As with some of the other books in this series the epilogue/ending wrap-up felt kind of rushed? There were things in it that I wished would have more time spent with them. Otherwise another fun addition to the series. ( )
  ashelocke | Mar 26, 2021 |
This is a fine continuation of the tale. I still like the characters a lot and find their internal lives and emotions more compelling than much of what actually happens in the stories (you can read about the drow wielding his scimitars only so many times without finding it a little tiresome). These are pleasant, quick reads, and I'll likely loop back to the first in the whole series (I started with numbers 4 - 6, which were the first Salvatore wrote). ( )
  dllh | Jan 6, 2021 |
I could have done without the moment of "romance" between Drizzt and Catti-brie. Why was that even needed? Whatever. ( )
  jerame2999 | Nov 14, 2020 |
Well, I'm continuing my way through breakthrough 1980s fantasy fiction. This one was more of a slog than the previous two in the trilogy. The gaming elements strained closer to the surface, and the continuous action of the closing seemed to stretch on. That said, it obviously had an enormous impact on the genre and TSR novels in general. The oddness of "choice" continues in this volume, and the gestures to Tolkien abound. I'm still not sure how to think about it in relation to 1908s identity politics, but that's obviously one of its most dominant concerns. ( )
  james.d.gifford | Apr 4, 2020 |
Drizz't and company go rescue Regis, the overreaching greedy halfing. Ends at Cattie Brie and Wulfgar's wedding.

This stuff is one step up from the Barsoom series by Burroughs. But palatable, unlike Burroughs :D ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
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The dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden and Wulfgar the barbarian race to Calimport to rescue their friend Regis and his stolen gem from the vengeance of Pasha Pook. The Halfling's Gem Assassin Artemis Entreri whisks his kidnapped victim, Regis the halfling, south to Calimport and into Pasha Pook's vengeful hands. If Pook can control the magical panther Guenhwyvar, Regis will die in a real game of cat and mouse. Using an enchanted mask, dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden hides his heritage and races with the barbarian Wulfgar to save their light-fingered friend. An unexpected ally arrives just as Entreri springs a trap. But can Regis survive unscathed? The companions from Icewind Dale battle pirates on the famed Sword Coast, brave the deserts of Calimshan, and fight monsters from other planes to resuce their friend . . . and themselves. The Halfling's Gem is R.A. Salvatore's exciting conclusion to the Icewind Dale Trilogy, set in the Forgotten Realms fantasy world.

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Regis has fallen into the hands of the assassin Artmis Entreri, who is taking him to Calimport to deliver him into the clutches of the vile Pasha Pook. But Drizzt and Wulfgar are close on their heels, determined to save Regis from his own folly as much as from his powerful enemies.
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