An uneasy peace between the dwarves of Mithral Hall and the orcs of the newly established Kingdom of Many-Arrows can't last long. The orc tribes united under Obould begin to fight each other, and Bruenor is determined to finish the war that nearly killed him and almost destroyed everything he's worked to build.
But it will take more than swords and axes to bring a lasting peace to the Spine of the World. Powerful individuals on both sides may have to change the way they see each other. They may have to start to talk. And it won't be easy.
This book wasn't just the next installment in the long-running saga of the famous dark elf, but the beginning of a bold new trilogy that will help change the face of the Forgotten Realms world forever.
Don't forget to listen to more adventures of the Forgotten Realms.
©2008 R. A. Salvatore; (P)2009 Random House
Having Victor Bevine read this.
I couldn't make it past the first chapter. After he pronounced Pickle Bouldershoulders name as (pik-el)... i just couldn't take it anymore.
maybe if it was a war story or a murder mystery set with names that are completely American.
If it was read by Victor Bevine, I am sure that it would be another great addition to the Drizzt series.
redo it with Victor Bevine reading.
hard to say
hard to get into
Nothing against Mr Mark, but for these books the narration belongs to Victor, Who by the way, is a great author also....
I dread having to listen to the next two books in the series being mangled. I may return the audible versions and just read them. My mind wanders and I am bored by the delivery. Only bruenors voice has any character
the book is well written but this trilogy uses a different narrator. if you change narrators they should have listen to the previous reader or at least know how to pronounce the names correctly. I was unable to finish book three I was so disgusted.
The change of narrators was quite jarring. the book itself was good, but it took a while to get used the the new way characters voices where inflected and names were purnounced.
So many people here will tell you the narrator is horrible and I agree that he is for this story line. However, his other work is good as my partner has another book he narrates and it she says it sounds good.
I enjoyed the story and the tie ins to the future of the story line. We see what is coming up and we see how it will play out to some degree. We’re just missing the details and I did read the Sundering by mistake, so I kind of knowing what is coming.
I also know that the author is tying this into what is happening in our world. Here we have Orcs besieging Dwarf's and yet is it really a siege? Or is this an attempt to forge a new path? What if some decided to change the way things are? What if someone today wanted to change the way one group sees itself and others see them? That is what this story will tell us.
The gang is back.
If you enjoyed previous Dritz books, you will hate this flat, flavorless narration.
Yes, I am enjoying the on-going story of Drizzt and the Friends of the Hall.
Unfortunately the change in pronunciations... I am sure there is no actual correct way to say the names of people and places but the changes from the last book to this one are jarring... It seems a different series...
I may turn the non-auto book for the rest of the series. I might have liked Mark Bramhall's reading if I had started the long saga with him but I simply find it odd...
Absolutely. I love these kinds of stories and love to see them on the screen.
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