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The Silent Blade (1998)
by R. A. Salvatore
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The Silent Blade is interesting in that it spends as much or more time following the story’s antagonist, the assassin Artemis Entreri, as it does following Drizzt, the story’s protagonist. Although it was an interesting approach, I didn’t find Artemis to be a compelling character. I wasn’t buying into his motivation (or lack of motivation in this case), that he was just going through the motions because he did not defeat Drizzt in battle. His lack of interest did little to pique my own interest in the sections where he was the main character.
The main plot, bringing the evil artifact Crenshinibon to the wizard Cadderly, did not seem to have high enough stakes to be overly compelling. As far as fantasy adventures go, it was pretty ho-hum. The writing was strong, and the characters interesting. The action was also pretty solid, although I think Drizzt and his crew dispatch their foes far too easily, and I think have been made to be such awesome fighters as to make them a bit less compelling as a result. Overall, this was a fun fantasy novel that didn’t really move the needle much. It was a fine novel but not one that I will likely remember.
Carl Alves – author of Two For Eternity
Quiet book about the Icewind Dale friend. Setting of a stage I suppose for grander stories. Lot of character development, less fighting.
Another adventure in the world of Drizzt. I just didn't enjoy this one as much as the others.....nothing seemed to really happen and the pace, which typically for Salvatore is blistering, was sluggish in this book. I'm sure we're getting setup for future adventures and this was just a necessary step to put all the characters in the right place, but it just didn't make for an enjoyable read. I think I'll hold off for a bit on future Drizzt novels....I need a break.
Not one of Salvatore's best, this is worth reading if you want to continue reading everything in the Drizzt series, but it can be skipped.
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Wulfgar returns from the Abyss to find there are demons a hammer cannot crush. Entreri has used his dagger to carve an empire in the back streets of Calimport, as he seeks the head of his oldest foe. Drizzt learns that not all wounds bleed. And not all blades kill.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)813.54 — Literature English (North America) American fiction 20th Century 1945-1999
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