Join Drizzt Do Urden, the world s most famous drow elf, on his adventures in the Forgotten Realms 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....
|Title||:||The Halfling's Gem: The Legend of Drizzt, Book VI|
|Format Type||:||Other Book|
|Publisher||:||Wizards of the Coast 17 Juni 2009|
|Number of Pages||:||293 Pages|
|File Size||:||570 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Halfling's Gem: The Legend of Drizzt, Book VI Reviews
A disappointing finish to an otherwise fine trilogy, 'The Halflings Gem' attempts to wrap up some plotlines that began in 'The Crustal Shard,' but it fails due to a terribly anti-climatic ending.All would still be well if the meat of the book was up to par, but sadly, that is not either. Gone is the fast paced, non-stop action of 'The Crystal Shard,' or the roving adventure and excitement of 'Streams of Silver.' There is no suspence or anticipation as in the other novels - you know where the story is headed at all times, and you know how it will turn out. It's just a matter of trudging through the pages to get there.A stale ending to an otherwise fun and enjoyable fantasy adventure series...still the best of the TSR line of books, but the poor ending keeps it from getting on any other "best" lists.
First let me say that each book in this trilogy is great but that this is the one that makes the whole trilogy very special. Drizzt struggles with what he might have become and continually searches for what he is. I love the Drizzt monologues at the beginning of each book and that's just one detail that all adds up to make this book one to read over and over. Sure, some of the stuff is predictable but the characters and ideals they struggle for are what bring magic to this one. As you get older you get very cynical. This book may not change that but it reminds you of the things you used to very strongly believe in. Not in a campy way either but through the trials the characters go through and the theme of the book. In this sense, The Halfling's Gem reminds us of what is important like friends and respecting people. It also constantly entertains like few others. Don't miss!
Nach "Streams of Silver" gestalltet R. A. Salvatory den Abschluss seines Heldeneposes eher enttäuschend: die Handlung ist äußerst linear aufgebaut und fast immer vorhersehbar. Als unzertrennliche Gruppe meistern die Charaktere früher oder später, meist durch Waffengewalt, jede Herausforderung. Diese Regelmäßigkeit drückt auf die Spannungskurve und wird nur an wenigen Stellen, wie zum Beispiel durch die Teleportation in die Schattenebene Tartarus, durchbrochen. Ein unangenehmes Novum in diesem Roman ist der Hang des Autors zu Übertreibungen: die Gruppe besteht ohne Zweifel aus starken, geschickten und erfahrenen Kämpfern. Die Tatsache jedoch, daß Wulfgar im Wüstensand Kamele stemmt und anschließend auf Gegner wirft oder gallopierende Pferde durch reine Muskelkraft zum Stehen bringt, machen das Werk unglaubhaft.Wenn man von dem Dunkelelf und seinem Gegenspieler Artemis Entreri absieht, erscheinen auch die Hauptcharaktere clichéhafter denn je: Bruenor Battlehammer ist als Zwerg gutherzig wenn auch mürrisch; Wulfgar ist als Barbar zwar einfältig aber kräftig. Dadurch ist es kein Wunder, daß der interessanteste der Charaktere, Drizzt Do'Urden, durch seine Einzigartigkeit nun deutlich dominiert.Obwohl die Handlung an vielen Stellen, genau wie bei den Vorgängerromanen, eher schwerfällig von Statten geht, sind die Kampfszenen wohl durchdacht und mit viel Liebe zum Detail beschrieben.Als Fazit bleibt daher festzuhalten, daß es sich bei "The Halfling's Gem" um den schlechtesten Roman der Icewind Dale Triologie handelt. Robert Anthony Salvatore ist in der heutigen Zeit zweifelsohne ein herausragender Fantasy-Autor. Trotzdem kann man dieses Werk eindeutig in seine Lehrjahre einordnen.
Entreri is one of my favorite character in the Forgotten Realms, with Elaith Craulnober and Arilyn Moonblade. He's cunning and brilliant, and whenever he shows up I can't help but be drawn more into the story. His role is most important in that book, so that's why I chose this one. Although, he better be fine in Silent Blade... o.O Anyhow, I think he is much better than Drizzt >:) and the Icewind Dale trilogy was possibly the best. Now only Silent Blade remains for me to read...
The Halfling's Gem is one of Salvatore's best written novels from his famed dark elf series. Traveling to the Distant Calimport, Drizzt and friends must save their halfling friend Regis, who has been kidnapped by the treacherous assasin, Artemis Entreri. This book should be read-along with all of the other Drizzt noves- by any person taht calls him/her self a fantasy reader. There is also a hidden surprise in this book.
Salvatore takes us on the thrilling journey of his now famous trio of Dwarf, Elf, and Barbarian as they seek to rescue their little friend! The plot is well paced and developed and the action and setting is perfectly illustrated with Salvatore's powerful prose. This is an intensely readable book for anyone who likes to feel good after reading a book and anyone who likes the idea of a Hero. Plus, if you, like many, are obsessed with Drizz't, this is must read stuff. Read it.
This book is really special, because it is full of battle and sorcery like all fantasy novels, but it also has theme, just in case there is anyone in the world who isn't immediately obsessed with Drizzt Do'Urden. His bad experiences in the Underdark have weighed on his character, and the story of him getting over them while rescuing his friend, fighting his near-equal in sword skill, chasing pirates...the characters are the best. If you don't like the characters and look for Grisham or Clancy-like plots in every book you read, then read Grisham or Clancy and evaluate R.A. Salvatore's work in the context of what he intended it to be. The plot is very simple, and kind of predictable, but the fact is that I supremely enjoyed the book despite this; it should have been a bestseller, and that Salvatore managed to create such a masterpiece with such a simple plot. But you have to like the characters. You have to relate to them. If you can't or don't, you're sunk. Not all of Salvatore's books are this good; this one is special. This is on a par with Tolkien. His other books are just regular, pulpish fantasy. But this is an absolutely wonderful book.