R.A. Salvatore





R.A. Salvatore

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January 20, 1959

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As one of the fantasy genre’s most successful authors, R.A. Salvatore enjoys an ever-expanding and tremendously loyal following. His books regularly appear on The New York Times best-seller lists and have sold more than 10,000,000 copies. Salvatore’s most recent original hardcover, The Two Swords, Book III of The Hunter’s Blade Trilogy (October 2004) debuted at # 1 on The Wall Street Journal best-seller list and at # 4 on The New York Times best-seller list. His books have been translated into numerous foreign languages including German, Italian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Turkish, Croatian, Bulgarian, Yiddish, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, Czech, and French.

Salvatore’s first published novel, The Crystal Shard from TSR in 1988, beca
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Bloody war rages across the Forgotten Realms world in the third book of the Companions Codex, the latest series in R.A. Salvatore’s New York Times best-selling saga of dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden.

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Average rating: 4.13 · 463,947 ratings · 8,056 reviews · 281 distinct works · Similar authors
Homeland (Forgotten Realms:...
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 33,689 ratings — published 1990 — 38 editions
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Exile (Forgotten Realms: Th...
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 28,351 ratings — published 1990 — 37 editions
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Sojourn (Forgotten Realms: ...
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 26,709 ratings — published 1990 — 39 editions
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The Crystal Shard (Forgotte...
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 25,312 ratings — published 1988 — 39 editions
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The Halfling's Gem (Forgott...
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 21,546 ratings — published 1990 — 33 editions
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Streams of Silver (Forgotte...
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 20,595 ratings — published 1989 — 35 editions
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The Dark Elf Trilogy Collec...
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 17,119 ratings — published 1998 — 15 editions
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The Legacy (Forgotten Realm...
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 16,212 ratings — published 1992 — 31 editions
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Starless Night (Forgotten R...
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 14,969 ratings — published 1992 — 30 editions
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Siege of Darkness (Forgotte...
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 14,348 ratings — published 1993 — 28 editions
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“It is better, I think, to grab at the stars than to sit flustered because you know you cannot reach them.”
R.A. Salvatore, Sojourn

“No, I would not want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world without magic, for that is a world without mystery, and that is a world without faith.”
R.A. Salvatore, Streams of Silver

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General Fantasy Poll for November/December 2010. We will read the winner in November and discuss it in December.

 
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