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Streams of Silver

(The Icewind Dale Trilogy #2)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  31,654 Ratings  ·  436 Reviews
"Yer eyes'll shine when ye see the rivers runnin' silver in Mithril Hall!"

Bruenor the dwarf, Wulfgar the barbarian, Regis the halfling, and Drizzt the dark elf fight monsters and magic on their way to Mithril Hall, centuries-old birthplace of Bruenor and his dwarven ancestors.

Faced with racism, Drizzt contemplates returning to the lightless underworld city and murderous li
ebook, 384 pages
Published June 23rd 2009 by Wizards of the Coast (first published January 1st 1989)
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
All of Drizzt books are probably going to be 5 stars, maybe a 4 star. Just sayin' ♥

My babies ❤

"Come on," Regis offered. "Sit with Drizzt and me. No one will bother a tough old dwarf, but a tiny halfling and a skinny elf might look like good sporty the brutes in here. We need your size and strength to deter such unwanted attention."

Wulfgar's chin firmed up at the compliment and he strode boldly toward the table. Regis shot Drizzt a knowing wink and turned to follow.

"Many lessons you will learn
David - proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party
The Streams of Silver are just one of many treasures to be found in this fantastic adventure!

For over a century, Bruenor Battlehammer has been haunted by his past. In his nightmares, he still feels the horrors from the day he and his dwarven clan were chased out of their home at Mithral Hall. But when he and his friends defeated the evil wizard Akar Kessell and saved the people of Icewind Dale, Bruenor realized he now has a fighting unit strong enough to help him reclaim his lost home. Joined by
Apr 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*** 4 ***

"...“How many people long for that "past, simpler, and better world," I wonder, without ever recognizing the truth that perhaps it was they who were simpler and better, and not the world about them?”..."
Aug 07, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Popcorn fantasy is popcorn fantasy. Sometimes it's resoundingly enjoyable, sometimes it's not.

In this second book of the Icewind Dale trilogy, Drizzt, Bruenor, Regis and Wulfgar run off on a quest to find Bruenor's ancestral homeland of Mithral Hall. They spend some time doing very little in a city, before spending some time doing very little in a forest. Meanwhile, Catti-Brie is kidnapped by an assassin, and spends some time doing nothing with him.

I've taken a liking to R.A. Salvatore, and I ab
Kostas Papadatos
To “Ποτάμια από ασήμι” είναι από τα βιβλία εκείνα που από τη χαρά σου που τα διάβασες, θες να χορέψεις κλακέτες, τραγουδώντας ταυτόχρονα το “Kalinka Malinka”.
Πόσο μα πόσο αγαπώ Salvatore. To καλύτερο βιβλίο της σειράς έως τώρα.
Ο Ντριτζτ με την παρέα του, ψάχνουν τη χαμένη πατρίδα του Μπρουένορ και όπως πάντα, μπλέκονται σε περισσότερες περιπέτειες απότι ο Mario και ο Luigi.

«Η νοσταλγία είναι ίσως το μεγαλύτερο από τα ψέματα που λέμε όλοι μας στους εαυτούς μας. Είναι η ωραιοποίηση του παρελθόντο
Aug 12, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: most-hated, fantasy
Of the five Drizzt Do'Urden books I have read so far (I am taking them in order of timeline) Streams of Silver: The Legend of Drizzt Book V is by far the worst. Granted, none of them have been any better than questionable brain candy, but Streams of Silver goes beyond them all for sheer crapness.

It's not at all difficult to pinpoint Salvatore's biggest problem: his elementary views of good and evil. I have pointed out in previous reviews of his work that the way he structures good and evil is i
Rating: 2.5 stars

Reading this series is more fun that doing housework. So that’s what I’ve been doing—reading this book, and not doing housework (which actually needs to be done quite badly at the moment).

Now, I never played Dungeons & Dragons, so I don’t really understand how these Forgotten Realms books fit into that whole scene, but I did obsessively read and re-read Tolkien as a teen (and I still re-read him on occasion, when I need comfort). So it’s pretty difficult for me to overlook
Nimrod Daniel
Dec 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nimrod Daniel
Jul 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Oct 01, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
RTC maybe.
Feb 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
See my review for The Crystal Shard, as I have about the exact same things to say here:

A few differences--

-Monsters are more detailed this time. I could tell the difference between different types of bad guys. Not the case in The Crystal Shard.

-To my point made in my review of The Crystal Shard about women playing a crappy role. Here we see Cat develop some as a character. She gets involved in the adventure as more than just a love interest (although she

"The assassin's strength surprised her as he easily lifted her to a chair. He was a small man, slender as an elf and barely as tall as she, but every muscle on his compact frame was toned to its finest fighting edge. His very presence exuded an aura of strength and an unshakable confidence. This, too, unnerved Cattie-brie, because it wasn't the brash cockiness of an exuberant youngster, but the cool air of superiority of one who has seen a thousand fights and had never been bested" (20).

My Rati
Luke Scull
Bruenor the dwarf and his companions Wulfgar the barbarian, Regis the halfling and Drizzt the renegade dark elf set forth from Icewind Dale on the most ambitious of quests: to rediscover the lost dwarven stronghold of Mithral Hall, birthplace of Bruenor and his clan. The road will be long and full of peril, for the Savage Frontier is a harsh place - and hot on their trail is the assassin Artemis Entreri, one of the most infamous killers in the Realms.

The sequel to 1988's The Crystal Shard is a f
Esma Tezgi
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Fantastik edebiyatın vazgeçilmezlerinden olan uzun ve maceralı yolculuklar Gümüş Damarları'nın temelini oluşturuyor, aslında (seri içinde özellikle de bu kitapta) yaşanan olaylar, maceranın ilerleyişi, kurgu ve dahası bu türün okurunun fazlasıyla aşina olduğu şeylerdi. Okurken bu aşinalık hissi peşinizi bırakmıyor ve hiçbir şey size farklı gelmiyor. Durum böyle olsa da Salvatore'un mu Drizzt'in mi büyüsü bilmiyorum okurken sıkılmadım, yolculuk hikayelerini tercih etmesem de okurken sıkılmad
Oct 20, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
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Paul Darcy
Jan 09, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
R. A. Salvatore. Huge name in the fantasy business of writing, and I think I know why.

This book, his second in the Icewind Dale Trilogy, features Drizzt (his most popular character creation I believe), a drow elf. These books are set in the popular "Forgotten Realms" fantasy world.

If you are into, or have ever played, Dungeons and Dragons, the backdrop of this novel will be as familiar to you as your own campaign. And even if you make the sign of the devil at anything related to D & D, you c
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My love for this series makes it impossible for me to review it. I can't write anything worthy of expressing my feelings for Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, or the Wheel of Time series, and this book is solidly among them.

Simply fantasy canon.
Jul 27, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, fiction
Blatant rip-off of Moria down to a character falling down a crevice to his "death" on the back of a gigantic burning beast. Extremely lame and unoriginal plotline.
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love stories about travelling on the road. Lucky for me this story was exactly that!
Aug 23, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
In Streams of Silver Drizzt, Wulfgar, Bruenor and Regis head off in search of Bruenor's homeland, Mithril Hall, all the while being chased by a wizard hunting Drizzt who teams up with an assassin hunting Regis. This chase aside, their journey to the Halls themselves are filled with perils and trials that test their strength and endurance.

I enjoyed this book despite its shortcomings. There is plenty of action, even if you have to greatly suspend your disbelief--these characters are superheroes
Sep 12, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun read, but not quite as good as the previous volume. While I enjoyed following the four friends' journey into other areas of the Forgotten Realms, I did miss the Icewind Dale setting. The first book of this trilogy was sort of an ensemble tale. This one is definitely Bruenor's tale which, for the most part, is quite interesting. I like the twist that dwarves live for so long that they often need to resort to magic to help refresh long ago memories and with a character as loveable as Bruenor, ...more
Jacob Moreno
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Streams Of Silver was yet another fantastic read in the Legend Of Drizzt series. The Author, R. A. Salvatore, has done a wonderful job throughout the series of keeping the reader interested and always wanting for more. In this book, however, It was more superbly done than all of the others before it. I am already in the middle of the next book The Halfling's Gem.
As always we have our favorite dark elven stoic Drizzt Do'Urden and friends, but this time they are put on an astounding quest. The q
Dec 11, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Benjamin Eskola
Distinct improvement over the first in the trilogy. It's more of a typical quest format than The Crystal Shard was, and so it helps that it doesn't get bogged down in trivial politics. And, while the background to the quest itself is strongly reminiscent of Tolkien (a dwarf whose clan was driven from their home by evil beings, in some sort of cross between Erebor and Moria), the quest itself takes a sufficiently different course to be enjoyable. It no longer feels quite so much like the protagon ...more
Segunda entrega de la trilogía del Valle del Viento Helado que, a diferencia de la primera, no necesita introducir personajes y descripciones de lugares, por lo que la acción y las aventuras no se hacen esperar y ya en el primer capítulo encontramos uno de los enfrentamientos de primer nivel de la novela.

Sin embargo, a medida que avanza el relato y a pesar de las excelentes descripciones, por momentos algunas partes se hacen bastante lentas y el interés decae un poco. Creo que influye el hilo co
Ralph Pulner
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall, very enjoyable.

-The battle through the Trollmoors is epic stuff. It's the one thing that stood out in memory of past readthroughs.

-The cast of introduced characters will be used heavily throughout the series. Harpell's are a delight and the lady Alustriel and her sisters are also revisited.

-I thought Artemis Entreri is bland and wooden, as far as deadly assassins go. He talks to himself in villain speak and is kind of a tool. I assume his character will also flesh out in future books.

Greg Strandberg
Apr 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, fantasy
This is the kind of fantasy I love! You've got great characters in a well-crafted world, some humor in your dialogue and quite a few good fights.

I like that this book is a bit of a road journey and you get to see more of the Forgotten Realms. I also like how the book ended with some great dragon battling going on in deep dwarven caverns.

And hey, how can you not like that cover?

Overall, a great book I've read 2 to 3 times and will read again. If you haven't read R.A. Salvatore yet then I have to
This was a real page turner following Bruenor Battlehammer's quest to seek his ancestral home of Mithral Hall. A creepy, skilled assassin breaks into the story and becomes a menacing character with blade skills that rival those of Drizzt. It's definately a "bridge" novel between books 4 and 6 as the story has only a minor conclusion with much to be resolved. The characters are terrific and the adventures are engaging. The fight through the Trolls as described in the book would make some great ci ...more
Jun 08, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I started this series with The Dark Elf Trilogy, which was pretty good, but this book proved to be a difficult read for me. I found it slow moving and frequently uninteresting. I really enjoy the characters, but I really feel like the story just plodded along. Things picked up for an adventurous ending, which has me almost excited about reading the last book in this trilogy. I hope that it is more in line with the kind of adventure I found in the first series I read.
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Other books in the series

The Icewind Dale Trilogy (3 books)
  • 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)
“No, I would not want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world without magic, for that is a world without mystery, and that is a world without faith.” 627 likes
“How many people long for that "past, simpler, and better world," I wonder, without ever recognizing the truth that perhaps it was they who were simpler and better, and not the world about them?” 209 likes
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