I almost gave up on Salavatore. I really hated the whole Neverwinter plot line with Dahlia and Drizzt. Drizzt was so filled with bitter angst that I f..Show More »elt like I was reading the Twilight saga. It was pointless and small minded and absolutely not up to the brilliance Salvatore has shown in the past. In the last series where the companions of the hall are reborn, there was some semblance of normalcy brought back to his writing. It's almost like Wizards of the Coast sat him down and said..."look man, we aren't sure what you've been smoking but we really need you to get back to basics because that is what the people want"
So he wrote what we wanted and he wrote it well.
Archmage hails absolutely back to the brilliance Salvatore is known for and is quite literally his finest novel since Homeland which is his best work. This is not to be missed and I'm so glad Salvatore is back.
Where to start. I've love the whole Dark Elf Saga. Not just the Lone Ranger but the who dynamic that is the Dark Elf Life. Yet this book left me rolli..Show More »ng my eyes. What makes any great antagonist is their flaws and their imperfections. It's what made Quenthal (hope I spelled that right) so loved as the Matron Mother. Loths pettiness and limitations even as a God made her enjoyable. Yet once you start creating powers that are damn near perfect and almost all seeing you lose me. And when you destroy the core of your Hero for no reason other than you can... You lose me. Another sickness!? One that puts doubt in the purest heart in the D&D universe... Lost me. Do better R.A. Please.