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The Stowaway (Stone of Tymora #1)

3.66  ·  Rating Details ·  726 Ratings  ·  37 Reviews
From the author of more than a dozen New York Times best sellers and his son, comes the first installment of a brand-new fantasy trilogy written just for young readers...

Barely a teen and already guarding a secret that could jeopardize his young life, Maimun is marked for death. With the help of a mysterious stranger, the boy escapes his village and flees out to sea, stowi
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Hardcover, 287 pages
Published September 9th 2008 by Mirrorstone (first published 2008)
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Kevin Topolovec
Mar 03, 2017 Kevin Topolovec rated it liked it
Very short, and it was just good enough that I liked it without getting forced to dive into the rabbit hole of fifty other books by this author.
Gil Hernandez
The book was very interesting but the story was not very easy to understand the problem is that it starts with the main character telling his story to a pirate of how he was running but after 20 chapters the main character decided to start his story when he was born and then it was very confusing what time the story was taking place but after all it ended very well
Robert
Jun 26, 2009 Robert rated it liked it
The Stowaway is the first book in the Stone of Tymora trilogy by R.A. and Geno Salvatore. The second book is The Shadowmask and the third being The Sentinels, will be released in September 2010. For those who may not know, Geno is the son of Drizzt fame author R.A. Salvatore. Now even though R.A. Salvatore's name is on the cover, this book has more the feel of Geno's writing and I believe his father was more there to lend his characters and guidance.

The Stowaway is a Young Adult (YA) story about
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Conan Tigard
Nov 13, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it really liked it
R.A. Salvatore is one of my favorite fantasy writers. Drizzt Do'Urden is one of my favorite fantasy characters. Geno Salvatore is R.A.'s son and The Stowaway is his first published fantasy novel. Although he did most of the writing, his father helped with the pacing of the story and some of the writing.

At first I was disappointed by how little Drizzt was in the story, but them came to realize that most of this story takes place in the past, before Maimum meets Drizzt. After finishing the book, I
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Lydia Presley
Jan 10, 2010 Lydia Presley rated it liked it
A friend of mine and I were having a conversation about fantasy novels and which I/he should read. When he dropped a mention about Drizzt and Baldur's Gate I stopped him and asked where I'd heard that before. His expression was priceless.

I was then treated to a 20 minute lecture on how I needed to read R.A. Salvatore and how he couldn't believe I'd gone this long without it. When I came home and checked the books I was waiting on from the library I finally figured out where I'd heard the names m
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Cindy
Sep 29, 2008 Cindy rated it it was ok
First off the fact that this was written in first person, ruined it for me. Very few first person books come across great. This came across as boring.

Second, I felt the fact that they used Drizzet as a pull in to get others to read it. He's in it for maybe 5 paragraphs. What a poor gimick to get people to read it. I mean he's on the fricken cover but not a main character. Very disappointing.

Third, the plot was very slow. For a 300 page book NOTHING happened. I was waiting and waiting and nothi
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Jacqui Ainsworth
May 23, 2010 Jacqui Ainsworth rated it liked it
I enjoyed this one because, hey, it's Salvatore. It was a bit confusing though, to the point that I thought several times that I would need to reread it to get it straight. Not a problem for me, but a new Salvatore reader (like the target audience) might not have that kind of patience.

My main complaint is that it's one of those books that wraps nothing up. It pretty much just ends. I like a good epic series that wraps the main plot point up but leaves the back story running. This one feels like
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Lisa
Sep 17, 2008 Lisa rated it really liked it
This book is fun so far. Moving along super-quick (as it should...it is a YA book and the print is enormous) and at this point in my life, the lightness of the story is a fun little escape. I can't think too much right now so this works for me. This book hasn't gotten a lot of positive reviews, mostly from people who have read other books with this Drizzt (sp?) character and are ticked off he isn't in this book more. One time, I vaguely recall reading something with some dark elves, and I think ...more
Z
Feb 27, 2010 Z rated it it was ok
This was definitely a bit young for me, so that might be why I have it only two stars. However, I do still feel that I would have had the same problems with it even if it had been directed more at my target age group. While there was action, it seemed almost mindless. Characters came and went quickly with little time for me to grow attached to them. Now that I read other people's reviews, I see that Drizzt is a character from R. A. Salvatore's other work. I guess this explains why I found him th ...more
Coby Hauser
Dec 13, 2008 Coby Hauser rated it liked it
Possible spoiler....

This book was okay. It is sadly shorter than I would have liked and felt a bit let down at that. I never fully cared about the protagonist, a twelve year old orphan named Maimum. He is passed off to different foster parents who care and take care for him and there is a mysterious secret about him that we really don't fully understand yet. Drizzt is pretty heavily advertised and yet there is no more than a brief cameo, and it seems more like a gratuitous cheap apperance rather
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Tony
Jun 05, 2014 Tony rated it it was ok
The Stowaway is a fair tale told from an orphan boy's perspective about his adventures as he is tasked with protecting the mysterious Stone of Tymora. It takes place in the Forgotten Realms setting.

This book is for children and is told in first person. There is nothing intricate about it, it is a straight-forward adventure tale.

There is a cameo appearance from Drizzt (R.A. Salvatore's favorite dark elf hero) as he shares some wisdom with the boy.

The book is penned by Geno & R.A. Salvatore,
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Nicole
Dec 22, 2016 Nicole rated it really liked it
In October the local bookstore went out of business and I got several books for ten cents. The Stowaway was one of those books.

The whole story is told from Maimun's point of view and he is relating the tale to a pirate captain. Having been found as a baby in some rubble and left with a druid until he was six years old Maimun knows nothing of his parents or how he really survived. It was not until he was six that he was even given a name which means twice lucky. The name suits Maimun well since
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Carolynn
Aug 23, 2009 Carolynn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For parents eager to share the magic and lore of Baldur’s Gate, Drizzt, and the Sword’s Coast, the book The Stowaway is the perfect child’s introduction. It is full of the mystery, the racial fighting, and the questing one would expect, all seen from a child’s point of view.

Much like it’s adult counter-parts, this fantasy novel opens with a clueless hero and a protector. The “Lucky Child” has no history or family, but does have a quest to complete and an artifact to keep safe- at the risk of li
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C.
Apr 17, 2009 C. rated it liked it
Not a bad book, though I must say it felt more like just half a book. The cliche cliff-hanger ending was a little disappointing, and some of the story had a "this is a game I was in" feel to it, but as it seemed to have been an enjoyable game, I didn't mind. I was hoping for a bit more substance, but I did like that the character developed over the course of this first book.

Drizzt was in it more than I expected and having read only the first book about him, it was neat to see him matured and ha
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Eric Class
Apr 13, 2011 Eric Class rated it really liked it
In the Stowaway, Drizzit takes a backseat to being the lead character for a new hero named Miamum. Co-written with his son, Geno Salvatore, a new adventure is launched in the middle of Drizzit's own epic tale. While very short, the book does itself justice by keeping everything fast paced. The action, the plot, the characters, everything is rushed, but not too fast that the reader can't keep up with it. Father and Son both do a good job at giving a new life to so many tales set in the same world ...more
Jon
Jan 05, 2015 Jon rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
The book wasn't what I expected when I first started reading it, but it still turned out to be a good story. This won't be the most thrilling novel for fans of R.A. Salvatore and Drizzt is not one of the main characters, but the book does accomplish it's goal. It was written for young adults and serves as a good introduction to fantasy novels. The Stowaway won't be all that interesting for many people who are already fans of Salvatore's Drizzt novels, but it may intrigue younger audiences enough ...more
Anki
Jun 15, 2010 Anki rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, status-own
This was a pretty quick read, and I enjoyed it. There was enough description that someone not familiar with Forgotten Realms gets a grounding in the world, but not so much that people who are familiar with the world are wanting things to hurry up already.



My one real beef is that it ends on a cliffhanger, and we aren't going to see the next book for several months minimum (probably closer to a year).
Byron Smith
Mar 27, 2010 Byron Smith rated it liked it
Just finished Geno's first book. I actually liked this book. It was very Salvatorish, meaning that I sense a strong fatherly influence in this work. I greatly enjoyed the main character's vantage of spinning the tale. The character developement is flawless and the action is intense. All in all, I feel that this short story that was stretched into a novel is very worthy of a sequel. I will purchase the second "Stone of Tymora" book as soon as it is released. Good job Geno and Bob.
Daleb.
Jan 08, 2012 Daleb. rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Daleb. by: My younger brother Eric had it and let me read it before returning it to the Library...didn't know this Forgotten Realms series existed before that!
I luv Forgotten Realms novels and Salvatores work in general...nice to see his son is following in his fathers esteemed footsteps.
Very nice story incorporating itself into parts of previous stories.
Can hardly wait to get the next one to read. (2008 was when this was written w/the next book to come out soon...I hope the library has it!!)
xoDaleB.xo
Carrie
Oct 14, 2008 Carrie rated it liked it
I read this b/c my favorite fantasy character of all time was supposedly part of the story (Drizzt Do'Urden), but he really was just a cameo. Dispensing typical Drizzt wisdom, but a verrrrry small role which was slightly disappointing. But an easy read, nothing to throw across the room in disgust.
Tom Hansen
Dec 30, 2010 Tom Hansen rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, 2011-read
I liked this book, but I didn't love it. I know it's slanted more for kids and maybe the writing style is bent for them, but something just didn't play well with me. The action was a little too fast-paced, some things seemed to happen too easily etc. That being said I read this straight through and I have the other two books and will read them as well.
Katie
Sep 13, 2008 Katie rated it did not like it
Shelves: j
Zomg, this is a new level of bad for RAS. LOL, such a Drizzt fanfic with some blah, blah, blah sooper special kid beloved of Tymora tells his backstory thrown in between all the Drizzt is teh_awesome parts. I totally must have the next one.
Ken
Jan 15, 2011 Ken rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, salvatore
Technically a young adult book, this first installment in a trilogy was okay. It jumps around in time a bit more often than struck me as necessary, but it ends so abruptly that I'll have to wait and see where the rest of the series goes.
Alex
Sep 10, 2008 Alex rated it liked it
Shelves: series
Orphaned as a small child and chased by a demon, Maimun seeks only someone who will tell him who is really is and what the stone he posses means.
Non stop action, but not really a complete story... 21/2 stars
Kristen
I was seriously disappointed by this book. I found the plot boring, the way it was set up just made me want to give up on the book completely. It just felt depleted of anything good. It felt too much like a bad video game or a really bad movie that you just want to be over.
Adamwallace
Apr 10, 2012 Adamwallace rated it it was amazing
I love this book it had so much action but some of the boring parts I didnt like but the rest I do
David Syzdek
Sep 14, 2016 David Syzdek rated it liked it
Quick and enjoyable read. Nothing spectacular. Seemed a little simplistic in plot and dialogue.
Shauna
Jul 15, 2009 Shauna rated it really liked it
The author of this book is the son of my favorite author, so of course i have to read it!
Deval
Apr 22, 2009 Deval rated it liked it
Shelves: teen
This is the first of Salvatore's work that I have read. It was not the best that I have ever read..however it was fairly well done and a good pass time!
Nick Wilson
Jan 25, 2013 Nick Wilson rated it liked it
a decent read, though aimed at a younger audience than normal Forgotten Realms novels
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