The Halfling's Gem (The Icewind Dale Trilogy #3)
Regis has fallen into the hands of the assassin Artmis Entreri, who is taking him to Calimport to deliver him into the clutches of the vile Pasha Pook. But Drizzt and Wulfgar are close on their heels, determined to save Regis from his own folly as much as from his powerful en...more
Na minha opinião, as interacções do assassino (e os seus pensamentos) num ambiente que lh...more
TSR published a whole range of fantasy books set in The Forgotten Realms back in the late eighties and early nineties and R. A. Salvatore was their star author for good reason.
One being Drizzt Do’Urden, the drow elf who travels the lands above ground exiled from his homeland because his views are not those of his corrupt society.
This novel, The Halfling’s Gem, in the concluding novel in Salvatore’s Icewind Dale trilogy which began with The Crystal Shard, con...more
- The metaphors need to die in the fire of thousand angry suns. I kept reading about lavender lights, round orbs and glimmering reflections and I wanted to shoot myself. I understand it's the traditional high-fantasy style of writing but I guess I've been spoiled to enjoy such things.
- The characters are very...more
Drizzt and Cattie Brea take a voyage along the Sword Coast and make friends with the captain of the vessel (whose nam...more
This is the sixth Drizzt book I’ve read in the “Forgotten Realms” series, and it seems like the author hit upon a predictable pattern. The story is still interesting to read to see how the group miracles themselves o...more
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Regis has fallen into the hands of the assassin Artmis Entreri, who is taking him to Calimport to deliver him into the clutches of the vile Pasha Pook. But Drizzt and Wulfgar are close on their heels, determined to save Regis from his own folly as much as from his powerful enemies.About the Author
R.A. Salvatore has spent so many years winding himself into fantasy worlds tha
This book ( and the entire drizzt series/ stories) is one of the worst books I've read since "bridge to teribithia 3". The characters are horribly cliched...even in a cliched world. They have almost no flaws save for their brooding, whining 'woe as me' thought process. Reading ( later skipping) excerpts of a protagonists diary that...more
This book, I found, has a lot more character development than in the previous two. Even Drizzt, who has remained a somewhat static character, experiences some growth. He also displays some of the coldness that...more
1) Failure of the author to introduce clerics and healing. As a D&D player, I want books set in the D&D universe to reflect games, and one of THE most important aspects of the game are clerics and healing. Their party consists of 3 fighters, 1...more
I think that each character's unique personality and their motivations intertwining makes this an interesting series to follow. Once you know each of the characters, you do...more
I didn't think it possible, but Salvatore is writing better and more detailed fight scenes with each new book in his Drizzt series! And truly, this is the strength of these stories; his descriptive and action packed fight scenes. And despite the fact that Catti-brie and Wulfgar are maried by the end of this...more
What I found disappointing is that in my version of the book, it's filled with mistakes that you would find with OCR softwa...more
Now I notice that there are a large ammount of 1 & 2 star votes on here for this book (and many of salvatore's) while the average is much higher and of course mine is through the roof. I also know that I lov...more
The third installment in the Forgotten Realms series finds Drizzt and Wulfgar racing south to try and save Regis from Pasha Pook, the thieves guildmaster of Calimport and from the clutched of the purely evil Artemis Entreri. Having made many a...more
Here's what this book reminded me of: I work a job where I scan a document into the computer as a picture then convert that picture into text using a "smart read" program. This program often messes up: interchanging I's, 1's and l's. It also mistakes O's and 0's and changes other things like t's to i's and ect. It even goes so far as to turn D's into I) or d's into cl. My job is to read through and correct...more
But, Regis once again proves that he's trouble on hairy hobbit feet, even as the companions go rushing off to save him. He lied to them, he kept information from them, he p...more
I see that the series' greatest appeal must come from the obligatory and breathless battle sequences -- and those can be kind of entertaining.
The Halfling's Gem contains the best of the series so far (taken in chronological order). From Rogues Circle to the Sewers of Calimport to Tarterus to victory, Salvatore rolls an...more