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The Stowaway (Stone of Tymora #1)

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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, st
Hardcover, 287 pages
Published September 9th 2008 by Mirrorstone (first published 2008)
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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,
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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This is a really great book for people who love the Drizz't series and have kids. Its a co-op project by a father and son team, R.A and Geno Salvatore.

R.A. Salvatore is the author of the fantastic Drizz't saga and young Geno is following fast in father's footsteps.

This was a really, really fun read and includes cameo appearances from the original Drizz't series. Taking place sometime during the events of The Halfling's Gem era, we come across a youn nameless orphan entrusted with a magical stone
Lydia Presley
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
Jacqui Ainsworth
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
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
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
This book is fun so far. Moving along super-quick (as 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
Coby Hauser
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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
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
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
Eric Class
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
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
Byron Smith
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.
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).
Tom Hansen
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.
Jan 08, 2012 Daleb. rated it 5 of 5 stars
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!!)
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.
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.
Aug 17, 2015 Katie rated it 1 of 5 stars
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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.
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.
Sep 10, 2008 Alex rated it 3 of 5 stars
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
Aug 20, 2014 Deval rated it 3 of 5 stars
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!
Oct 15, 2008 Lisa marked it as to-read
Father and son team have put together a young reader's version of a famous adult fantasy series. Sounds like a good one.
SUUUUPER GOOD!!!! i got the secong one then got hooked on some other books but will be reading SOON!!!! :)
Maybe I would have liked this better if I was more familiar with R.A. Salvatore and Dritzz. OH well.
I love this book it had so much action but some of the boring parts I didnt like but the rest I do
Nick Wilson
a decent read, though aimed at a younger audience than normal Forgotten Realms novels
The author of this book is the son of my favorite author, so of course i have to read it!
Drags along slowly. I was very disappointed, as I love all the Drizzt books.
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Other Books in the Series

Stone of Tymora (3 books)
  • The Shadowmask (Forgotten Realms: Stone of Tymora, #2)
  • The Sentinels (Forgotten Realms: Stone of Tymora #3)
Homeland (Forgotten Realms: The Dark Elf Trilogy, #1; Legend of Drizzt, #1) Exile (Forgotten Realms: The Dark Elf Trilogy, #2; Legend of Drizzt, #2) Sojourn (Forgotten Realms: The Dark Elf Trilogy, #3; Legend of Drizzt, #3) The Crystal Shard (Forgotten Realms: Icewind Dale, #1; Legend of Drizzt, #4) The Halfling's Gem (Forgotten Realms: Icewind Dale, #3; Legend of Drizzt, #6)

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