The Spine of the World (Paths of Darkness #2)
Off to next book!
One storyline follows Wulfgar as he continues to try to come to terms with his years of torture by a demon - he tries living in the bottle, he tries breaking friendships, he tries being on the wrong side of the law and not much works but we are given a bunch of fights, battles and some colorful characters along the way.
The other storyline follows the life of a peasant girl and what happens when the local lord falls in love w ...more
Unlike other books in the series, The Spine of the World isn't as high fantasy as all the others. It has less magic and monsters and more political scheming. You could compare it to a Song of Ice and Fire. It's a nice breath of fresh air during t ...more
A Hero is no hero because he slays monsters. Nor just because he saves Peasant John. A Hero can only be a hero because Peasant John's life has a meaning of its own, the whole of its woes and joys known only by Peasant John himself. He is a Hero because, despite knowing little about Peasant John, he is willing to sacrifice himself for him anyway.
This is a gre ...more
Kitabın serilerdeki yeri; Path of Darkness serisinin ikinci kitabı ve büyük The Legend of Drizzt (Drizzt Efsanesi) serisinin ise 12. kitabıdır.
Diğer kitaplardan farklı olarak bu sefer ana kahraman Drizzt ortalarda yoktur, Errtu’dan çektiği işkencelerden kurtulan ve tekrar arkadaşlarının arasına dönen Wulfgar çektiği işkenceler sebebiyle kendini kaybettiğini düşü ...more
Wulfgar now a bouncer is robbed of his Aegis-fang and it's time to get it back. Can he bounce back from the beer and his eternal daemons?
The blurb right here in the Goodreads article says, "Join the world's most famous drow elf in the penultimate chapter of the Legend of Drizzt series!" Not really. He ain't in it, except as a commentator who seems to have gone to Oxford while we've been away and become a professor of classics and philosophy. To be fair, the book itself doesn't claim to feature Drizzt apart from being The Legend of Drizzt ...more
Wulfgar finds himself in a downward spiral in the city of Luskan, suffering from his past torment in the Abyss, and buries it all in the bottom of a bottle. Meanwhile, a young and in love woman in a small town not too distant form Luskan, struggles with her love between a peasant boy and a young lordling - just what Salvatore readers are hoping for - Not!
I struggled to find the gem in Spine ...more
Attention all Drizzt freaks: our favorite dark-elf hero is not, repeat not, in Spine of the World. Neither is Bruenor nor Cattie-brie nor Regis et al. But don't think that means the latest installment in R.A. Salvatore's sweeping Drizzt-and-pals series isn't worth picking up: Spine sets things straight for the Forgotten Realms' newest, meanest drunk, the burly barbarian who single-handedly made warhammers cool again despite their measly 1d4+1 damage. Yep, Wulfgar is back, afte
(EDIT: Did read parts to the end. Still a 2-star).
Last book you were able to write characters. Now you're back to writing drivel/filth?
I trust that by the end the action will warm up to make this book decent. But the writing early on is so fucking bad, with little given to redeem it, that it's hard to carry on. Ugh.
Maybe eventually Salvatore will realise characters can have more depth to them than "cardboard flat". 'till then, I wish he'd s ...more
Estos dos temas podrían haber supuesto un soplo de aire fresco para el Elfo Oscuro, pero lo que so ...more
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I really enjoyed this installment of the Drizzt series by RA Salvatore book #12 in the Drizzt book series (based off the Dungeons and Dragons game). I almost didn't want to continue with this series after that last book The Silent Blade. But then I thought I wanted to enter the world again and was please. I think that maybe last time I just wasn't in the mood for the series.
I like that Spine of the World isn't just about adventure. There was a wonderful p ...more
The Spine of the World follows Wulgar as he breaks from the Companions of the Hall after being rescued from the demon Errtu and finds himself in the bowels of Luskan, and later the small kingdom of Auckney. Trouble seems to follow him wherever he goes, mostly because of bad decision making.
If you are a fan of Wulfgar, you might really enjoy this book. I, however, am not a fan of Wulfgar. He is always a character moving backward rather than for ...more
In taking on a job as a bouncer he soon attracts attention of every street thug wanting to take his title and gain a reputation for himself. Soo ...more
But there was a light at the end of the tunnel. Wulfgar finds redemption and forgiveness for his actions and is able to figuratively and quasi literally escape the demons ...more