The abridged version strips out everything except action, and leaves us wondering about setting and interior dialogue. Come on, anyone who isn't familiar with the late Ms. Sutcliffe's uncluttered yet evocative prose, or who came to this story after seeing the (shudder) movie which was VERY loosely based on this book, would have little encouragement to try her other books. They just are not long enough in the original to justify this bowdlerized version. That said, if you don't have access to the print version, try this one anyway. Or another of her unabridged books to discover what you are missing.
If you enjoy someone describing to you what is happening on a video game screen that you can't see, then this is for you. To me it was not up to Salvatore's writing or plotting standards.
Give this author another chance. For example, try "Tea with the Black Dragon". A real plot, with real characters you care about.
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