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Starless Night by R.A. Salvatore
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** spoiler alert ** I've read a number of books by R. A. Salvatore, and he's hit and miss. He usually writes great fight scenes and his stories are engaging, but his writing is sometimes bad and other times horrid, and the names of his characters are often unpronounceable beyond what is acceptable even in a fantasy setting.

Starless Night is no exception. There are wonderfully described action scenes, and the story of Drizzt Do'Urden (a name that I've heard pronounced a bajillion ways but which Salvatore pronounces with an extra T, "Dritst", as if the double z's are akin to "Pizza") continues nicely. However, the writing is sub-par, with run-on sentences full of commas and parentheses (much like this review). Also, we see the return of Artemis Entreri, an antagonist that just refuses to die and never becomes any more interesting. The book sets up another sequel, of course, but the ending isn't a cliffhanger.
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