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Streams of Silver Icewind Dale #2 doc · Paperback Ö Yer eyes'll shine when ye see the rivers runnin' silver in Mithril HallBruenor 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 ancestorsFaced withYer eyes'll shine when ye see the rivers runnin' silver in Mithril HallBruenor 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 dwarve 4 “How many people long for that past simpler and better world I wonder without ever recognizing the truth that perhaps it was they who were simpler and better and not the world about them?”

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N ancestorsFaced with racism Drizzt contemplates returning to the lightless underworld city and murderous lifestyle he abandoned Wulfgar begins to overcome his tribes's aversion for magic And Regis runs from a deadly assassin who allied with evil wizards is Rating 25 starsReading this series is fun that doing housework So that’s what I’ve been doing—reading this book and not doing housework which actually needs to be done uite badly at the moment Now I never played Dungeons Dragons so I don’t really understand how these Forgotten Realms books fit into that whole scene but I did obsessively read and re read Tolkien as a teen and I still re read him on occasion when I need comfort So it’s pretty difficult for me to overlook how much of this whole plot is lifted directly from The Hobbit and LOTR Specifically Thorin Oakenshield Bruenor Battlehammer and the Mines of Moria Mithril Hall I would have felt better about it had Salvatore tried to change things up a bit but by and large he used many many of Tolkien’s details It had been done before The Sword of Shannara anyone? but I still find it strange that an editor would let it passI get the impression that Salvatore was one of the first writers to cash in on the cultural phenomenon of DD and fantasy literature It seems that publishers in the 1980s figured out that these fantasy uest tales would sell whether they were well written or not and flooded the market with a ton of such material Perhaps Salvatore was one of the better ones? Is that why he made it on the NPR’s list of notable science fiction fantasy? I note on Wikipedia that there is a listing of DD writers—of the 60ish listed I recognize only 5 names and only Salvatore for the DD writing His writing is very florid and everything even eating is very dramatic If you enjoy these books read them Far be it from me to discourage your enjoyment But if you like me find them a bit lackluster let me make some recommendations if you really enjoy Bruenor the dwarf or Regis the halfling read Tolkien if you haven’t already If Wulfgar the barbarian is your favourite character try Robert E Howard’s Conan the Barbarian books If you enjoy the magic and the adventure look for Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series All three of these authors can really write—the plots flow there are shades of gray in their heroes and villains and their vocabulary is excellent and they write beautifully Since I’m certainly at risk here of sounding like a cranky old woman let me also note that I think these books would be excellent for young readers—the violence isn’t excessive or described in too much detail the romance is very chaste good evil are very obvious and the vocabulary shouldn’t be too taxing But do try to encourage them to read the good stuff like the books listed above once you have them hooked on reading—you’re never too young to read the good writingThis is book number 235 in my Science Fiction Fantasy reading project

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Streams of Silver Icewind Dale #2Bent on the companions' destruction all fo Bruenor's dreams and the survival of his party hinge upon the actions of one brave young woman Streams of Silver is RA Salvatore's second book in the Icewind Dale Trilogy based on the FORGOTTEN REALMS fantasy settin The assassin's strength surprised her as he easily lifted her to a chair He was a small man slender as an elf and barely as tall as she but every muscle on his compact frame was toned to its finest fighting edge His very presence exuded an aura of strength and an unshakable confidence This too unnerved Cattie brie because it wasn't the brash cockiness of an exuberant youngster but the cool air of superiority of one who has seen a thousand fights and had never been bested 20 My Rating 5 stars Book Series Book 5 in the Legend of Drizzt series 30 books Streams of Silver Overview At the end of the previous book our heroes and Regis are leaving Icewind Dale in search of Mithral Hall Bruenor Battlehammer's birthplace Unknown to the heroes the most deadly assassin in the realms is in pursuit of Regis Regis had stolen a powerful gem that is capable of hypnotizing people into doing whatever he wants and the man he stole it from Pasha Pook wants Regis captured and the gem returned The deadly assassin Artemis Entreri spends three years trying to find Regis Regis of course had been hiding in Icewind Dale So as the heroes venture off in hopes of helping Bruenor Battlehammer reclaim his rightful home from whatever monster has overtaken it and wiped out his people Regis tags along because he's THAT afraid of Artemis EntreriAs the story progresses we see the heroes run into many dangers all the while Artemis is tracking them and getting closer and closer I was itching for the Artemis x Drizzt showdown by the halfway mark I won't give spoilers but I couldn't have been satisfied Complaints? There are many what I would call derived ideas from Lord of the Rings that show up in The Crystal Shard and so in Streams of Silver I kind of ignored them and powered through Which is what I would recommend The Crystal Shard and Streams of Silver were RA Salvatore's first two books written As the story progresses the LOTR derived ideas fade away and RA Salvatore's original concepts start showing up Clearly if you've read books 1 3 of the Legend of Drizzt you can see what a great creator and world builder he is Conclusion I love this series and highly recommend it Some of the books are amazing Some are okay Overall Drizzt is worthwhile character to read about Second uote 'You shall insult me no ' Jierdan cried above the clang of steel'But I shall' Entreri hissed 'There are many ways to defile a corpse fool and know that I shall practice every one on your rotting bones' 272