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Passage to Dawn (Legacy of the Drow #4)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  16,214 Ratings  ·  160 Reviews
Forced to end his carefree life aboard the Sea Sprite by a cryptic poem and a miscast spell, Drizzt and his companions journey from the Sword Coast to the Shining Mountains where the renegade dark elf and friends forge new alliances, renew old friendships, and battle an evil that seeks to destroy them and their loved ones. Reissue. 10,000 first pri
Hardcover, 338 pages
Published March 6th 2007 by Wizards of the Coast (first published November 30th 1993)
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Jul 23, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy
This review contains spoilers.

You're probably familiar with the phrase "jumping the shark."� It refers to an episode of Happy Days when the Fonz does a water ski jump over a shark. The phrase is meant to pinpoint the exact moment when a TV series starts to go downhill.

Passage To Dawn inspired me to come up with a similar phrase:"Training the seal."� It's meant to pinpoint the exact moment when a fantasy book series starts to go downhill.

"Training the seal"� refers to an incident in this book wh
Greg Strandberg
Apr 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Another great volume in the ongoing Drizzt series. I read this for the first time back in 1998 or so, when I was in high school. I've since read it about 3 times, and it's worth it.

This is the book where they're on the ship, going around the ocean for the first time. It's a fun book, quite a departure from what's come before. We do find ourselves back in the cold north later on, however. If you've come this far...keep going!
Amanda Copeland
Oct 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Amanda by: Walter Jones
This has been my favorite of the Drizzt saga.. so far!! Can't wait till I can buy book XI!!
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series. I have been reading these books nonstop for the past year. Drizzt Do'Urden is a drow (dark elf) who has forsaken his ruthlessly sadistic kin for the sake of his conscience, and in his sixty years of life (which is not long in the life of a dark elf) known more adventure than most who have lived can say.
Together he, and Catti-Brie, one of the fairest women Drizzt had ever met, her adopted dwarven father, Bruenor Battlehammer, and their halfing friend Regis, the formidable t
Dec 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In an odd departure, this book picks up 6 years after the end of the last one - Siege of Darkness. Drizzt Do'Urden, the dark elven ranger, and Catti-brie, the human adopted daughter of the dwarven king Bruenor Battlehammer, have spent the years chasing pirates aboard the ship Sea Sprite with their friend Captain Deudermont. After Duedermont is attacked by a doppleganger, they embark on a quest to locate a mythical island. Once there, Drizzt and Catti-brie are given a poem by an old witch, which ...more
Dec 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
THIS is what I'm talkin' 'bout. This is the Salvatore that got me hooked on Drizzt. The whole story was fun and new, despite the fact that it slightly mirrored some of the earlier Drizzt adventures.

Again, Salvatore's humor, wit, twists and tales of adventure, loyalty, friendship and good triumphing over evil truly drew me in. I love that Harkell had an even larger and much more important role in this story, and I enjoyed the introductions of both Cadderly and Danica, and Ivan and Pikel.

But the t
Oct 20, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
My new years resolution this year is to finish the Drizzt series (up to 13 since that's all I own and I will not buy more) and the Fire of Heaven Series by Russell Kirkpatrick (forgive me if I spell the name wrong). Boring books that I have given up on, but I decided that this year I will finish.

I'm only 50 pages into Passage to Dawn and I can tell I'm in for a struggle. I hate Drizzt. Hate. Hate. Hate. A doppleganger takes over Captain Deudermont's body and before the doppleganger is with Drizz
Sep 27, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So this is my least favorite Drizzt book so far. I don't really know why this series needed a 4th book. Some it was fun but some of it carried on for me. I am on my way though to catching up with the series!!
Roberto Rho
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Il finale é uno dei più emozionanti che abbia mai letto.
Jun 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, goal-1000-books
i will always be appreciative to R.A Salvatore for being the first author to bring me into the realm of fantasy and introducing me to one of my greatest literary heroes in Drizzt, the latest adventure keeps up the pace of adventure, friendship and magic and is a blast.

i particularly enjoy the soliloquy portions from Drizzt at particular intervals of the book, it really gives you a keen insight into the mind of a character without them just stand around during a random chapter thinking these tho
R.A. Harrington
Mar 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I pulled out my old hardcover of Passage to Dawn and read it again recently. I was pleasantly pleased at how much I enjoyed it (and how quickly time seemed to melt away as I read it). Being back on the Sea Sprite was like being slipping into my favorite pair of running shoes and setting out one the trail. Salvatore is a master at pulling the reader into the adventure. I felt the excitement of Drizzt and Catti-brie fighting side-by-side without some of the emotional and physical baggage of more r ...more
This Drizzt book felt out of place somehow. It didn't really fit in the series, I quite liked the ending of the last book and it could have been a nice ending to a trilogy, but Salvatore went on to tell what happened after the battle. The first part was entertaining, but the identity of the prisoner was too obvious, I even feared who it was in the epilog of book three. Dead characters should stay dead. I believe to have heard that later on in the series R.A. Salvatore goes on to thin the ranks o ...more
Branwen Sedai *of the White Ajah*
Yet another amazing installment of the Drizzt series by R.A. Salvatore! In this one, Dirzzt and his friends are once again caught up in the evil machinations of the demon Errtu, and have to band together to defeat him. I loved this story, as I have loved all of the Drizzt books so far. I love the fight scenes that Salvatore crafts, he really knows how to make you feel as if you are there in the action with the characters. And I love love LOVE the close relationship between Drizzt and his friends ...more
Lui Duncombe
Mar 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice break in the Drizzt series from the constant evil Drow killing, and always a nice change being set anywhere other than Menzoberranzan.
Felt a little cheap having Crenshinibon and Errtu as the big bad evils again.
When the true identity of Errtu's prisoner is revealed, I found it very emotional and joyous, if a little rushed over in the aftermath of the reveal.
The seal taming part was a little stupid, and probably could've been accomplished in a different way... maybe with a return of a wiza
May 27, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
First I want to say I'm a long time R.A Salvatore fan and also a Drizzt fan (no not a fanboy fan, fanboys are weirdos).
Ok let's go....
I thought the best i can say for this book is it has a couple of moments that did entertain. but all in all I found it very cartoon like and a bit soap opera like. I mean Wulfgar! on Ice? seriously? is it like a drink? hey next time order a Wulfgar on ice. mmm good! not.
so read this one for the sake of the good times of old and let's hope the next is a bit more...
Kyle Leeper
Although I still liked the book, I'm starting to lose interest in the series. At this point I just want to say that I read all...30? 40? Rather than genuinely wanting to see what new challenge Drizzt and his friends overcome. We'll see how many more I can get through before it grabs me again like the first 6 did.
I did enjoy the naval battles and journeys. It was a refreshing change of pace.
Definitely saw the "big twist" coming a mile away.
Jorge Cortes
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Quintin Zimmermann
This long running series is really starting stagnate. The characters have been through the same dramas and plot devices before, but even more condemning, they are now beginning to irritate.
Nov 12, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not my favorite. What is it with some authors and the need to bring back the dead? There is nothing wrong with continuing a story without some character. Just move on already!
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: h-demons
"Is this my home? I know not. Another stepping stone, I would guess, but whether there really is a road that would lead me to a place called home, I do not know" (9).

My Rating
2 stars

Book Series
Book 10 of the Legend of Drizzt (30+ books).

My Thoughts
I don't like giving a Drizzt book this low of a rating, but this book was a dud for me. The beginning was painfully slow. Of course, Salvatore's books get more exciting as the story progresses, but this book pushed my patience. I skim-read 20 pag
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Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasia
Como siempre, Salvatore te traslada al mundo de Forgotem Realms y te sumerge en un mundo apasionante. Seguir a Drizzt es siempre un placer.
Nugzar Kotua
Nov 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: r-a-salvatore
One of my favorites out of the long series.
Not a bad read, but it felt less engaging than the previous iterations in the series, as if the loss of Wulfgar affected even the overall mood of the book.
Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really good book. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
John Dixon
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've slowed, but not stalled yet. I've got a bunch to go still. AND THEN it's off to any series that happens in or around Waterdeep!
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As audiobook, hard to follow again due to bad quality...
But that ending though!!!
Ellen Zacarias
Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
***This review is regarding the audiobook version***

Passage to Dawn by R.A. Salvatore was the first audiobook that I've ever finished out of my own accord. The listening experience was amazing, as it starts out with Drizzt and Cattibrie on a ship six years after the previous novel, and Victor Bevine conveys soulfully Drizzt's sense of wonder at the vastness of the world as he looks out into the sea.

Victor Bevine's Narration of Passage to Dawn by R.A. Salvatore

Bevine's voices for the characters
Garrett Marland
May 17, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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