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Everybody's favorite introspective dark elf butt-kicker is back. And if you're one of the many fans of R.A. Salvatore's phenomenally popular twin-scimitar-swinger, you won't be disappointed. The Silent Blade is old-school Drizzt, an adventure that brings together the original gang: the lovely Cattie-brie, the plump and mischievous Regis, the gruff dwarven father-figure Bruenor, and the even more gruff barbarian hammer-hurler Wulfgar. Better yet, The Silent Blade brings back Drizzt's best worst nemesis, master assassin Artemis Entreri. Throw in the evil artifact Crenshinibon (a.k.a. the Crystal Shard, the namesake of the first Drizzt Do'Urden book), and you know you're in for a good time.
The plot follows three intertwined threads: Drizzt and Co.'s road trip to destroy Crenshinibon, Wulfgar's struggle to overcome the scars of his imprisonment at the claws of the demon Errtu, and Artemis Entreri's long-awaited return to the seamy streets of Calimport. The action is as lively as ever, with giants and goblins and thieves all getting their deserved lumps at the hands of our heroes, and of course Drizzt continues his meditations on life with a capital L. The book's highlight, though, comes when Do'Urden and Entreri cross paths once again, this time with surprising results. And the promise of that matchup should keep you flipping the pages quickly. --Paul Hughes
R.A. Salvatore has spent so many years winding himself into fantasy worlds that he's still trying to figure out how to unwind. He is the author of more than forty novels and more than a dozen New York Times best sellers, including The Two Swords, which debuted at or near the top of many best seller lists. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
This book was one of the best of the series in my opinion. Featuring a wide array of characters including the Companions(naturally), Artemis, Jarlaxle, Druzil, LaVelle, and more... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Wade A
The title is fitting. Shows some of the insides of Artemis Entreri, and has Jarlaxle up to his usual business. Its a quality read with less plot and more character development. Read morePublished on April 29 2004 by dnoyeB
Our favorite Dark Elf meets his match! Entreri travels the world to find Drizzt Do'Urden and settle the score, knowing that he had a great chance of beating him. Read morePublished on March 15 2004 by Jeff Bradford
One of the best things about this book is that we see the inner torments suffered by Wulfgar and Artemis Entreri. Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2004 by Aragorn
After reading, "Passage to Dawn," I was a little tried of the Drizzt series and decided to read a different set of books. Read morePublished on Oct. 10 2003 by T. Harris
Coming on the heels of Salvatore's excellent "Legacy of the Drow" Quartet, "The Silent Blade" continues the adventures of Drizzt Do'Urden and company, once again off across the... Read morePublished on Aug. 7 2003 by Nicq MacDonald
The Silent Blade is not only the firt book of the series "The Paths of Darkness" by R.A. Salvatore, but it is also the return to a battle that was thought over. Read morePublished on Feb. 21 2003 by Photopro
Worst enemy in a plot for him to take over the streets he once lived in he must agree to once again work with the Dark Elfs who he hates so. Read morePublished on Jan. 13 2003 by R. Reinhart