Profile for Scott Brandt > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Scott Brandt
Top Reviewer Ranking: 638,817
Helpful Votes: 0

Guidelines: Learn more about the ins and outs of Amazon Communities.

Reviews Written by
Scott Brandt (Chicago, IL)

Page: 1
pixel
Streams of Silver: The Icewind Dale Trilogy, Book Two
Streams of Silver: The Icewind Dale Trilogy, Book Two
by R.A. Salvatore
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
89 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Streams of Silver (The Icewind Dale Trilogy, Book 2), July 9 2004
The fantastic sequel to The Crystal Shard is this book, Streams of Silver. Not only is this an engrossing read but it opens a few more paths for the main characters: Drizzt Do'Urden, Wulfgar, Regis, and Bruenor. The second book is probably the most important book because it brings two things into the story: the relentless and sadistic Artemis Entreri, an assassin out to capture and murder Regis the halfling, and the problems Drizzt faces with the predjudices associated with his dark heritage. These two don't seem that they would go together but as you delve farther into the book you see that they in short do.
Not only has Salvatore out done himslef but he as added a couple new variables into this equation, variables which reoccur quite often in his other book series.
Streams of Silver is sure to be a classic and doesn't dissapoint in anyway. A riveting story which can only be described as fantastic is ever present in all of Mr. Salvatore's books but this one takes high honor.
It could be said that Streams of Silver is the threshold to a number of more thrilling and powerful tales. It is the true starting point of Mr. Salvatore's work.

The Crystal Shard: The Icewind Dale Trilogy, Book One
The Crystal Shard: The Icewind Dale Trilogy, Book One
by R.A. Salvatore
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
70 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars The Crystal Shard ( Icewind Dale Trilogy Book 1 ) Review, July 9 2004
Whether your a fan of fantasy novels or new to the whole genre there is one author who can make up the bulk of your reading library: R.A. Salvatore. His first book series, The Icewind Dale Trilogy, is a superb story which not only has great action sequences but has great dialogue and a great host of characters; namely the famous Drizzt Do' Urden, one of the fantasy worlds most beloved heroes.
The Crystal Shard, Salvatore's first book is does not only pull you in from the start it holds your attention to the very last word. I have read many fantasy books but Salvatore's still have the gusto to be number one on my list. This is a definite read for any fantasy novel fan.
The story starts rather simple but the adventure and intrigue soon pick up. I try not to give anything away but this first book is very important in Salvatore's later book series and also introduces some of the most important characters to also be found in later books; i.e Drizzt Do'Urden, Wulfgar, Bruenor, and Cattie Brie.
I feel Mr. Salvatore should be given a large thank you from the fantasy community. For his first trilogy he displayed a large amount of talent and understanding for the genre and being that he is a D&D player himself just adds to his knowledge. I feel that people should not being judging his works unless they know and understand the trouble in writting a novel. ( And yes I do know the trouble in writting a novel I am I nthe middle of one right now.) And sadly even though I hate to bring this up he is much better at writting then Mr. George Lucas. ( Sorry George.)

Page: 1