Archmage

Legend of Drizzt: Homecoming, Book 1
Narrated by: Victor Bevine
Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
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The pall that had descended over the North is gone, and a new day has dawned on a victorious Mithral Hall, but no matter how bright things seem on the surface, Drizzt and his companions know that what lurks just under their feet remains steeped in evil and charged with unimaginable power. The dark elves of Menzoberranzan, including the powerful Archmage Gromph, aren't done with Drizzt yet. And consumed by their own power struggles, feeling backed into a corner, the drow may just be desperate enough to call on demonic forces from the deepest reaches of the Abyss and unleash a disaster even the Underdark could never have prepared for. Archmage has everything Drizzt's fans crave: action, adventure, characters that resonate with equal measures of warrior spirit and deep compassion, and no shortage of wicked dark elves!

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Its about time

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 felt 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.

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Hard to believe Salvatore can keep pulling it off!

Great storytelling and excellent action scenes! I liked the complex development of relationships between all of my favorite characters from previous books in the series. If you are a follower of this series you will be very pleased with how good this one is. If you are new to this series, hold on, you are in for a ride.

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awesome!

another great addition to the drizzt series. exciting, heart breaking at times and oh so thrilling! love love love the book! and as always, bevine is outstanding!

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exceptionally mediocre

I couldn't take the Reader's bad accents so I had to stop early I have read Salvatore and liked it but listening to this brought out all the shortcomings

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So disappointed.

About as fun as reading congressional archives. Dritz is barely a minor character at best. The political intrigue is between unlikeable faction. There are few key characters to even vaguely relate to. Go back to the earliest stories and leave this alone.

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I don't get it

I have always enjoyed Salvatore's writings, but this one was bizarre. I think the story in his head was good, but it did not make it to paper. I started it several times, but could not understand where he was taking it. It was also very dark.

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Exceptional

R. A. Salvatore always creates such lovely words and stories to contain them in, and this book was no exception to that rule.

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  • 03-25-16

It's like heroine - more please

What else could R A give to us? Arch mage - top dog - maybe this one will complete a characters life's - ha funny that will only happen when they die - yet do they die? No

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What a disappointment

What would have made Archmage better?

After an extremely confusing and painfully boring 3 hours of listening I gave up. This book has virtually no plot line, even less character development and a constant introduction of new characters and historical events that have no connection, rhyme or reason. I say, save time and money and just move on to having your teeth drilled if you want to be punished.

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Love this series

Love this series R.A. Salvatore is one of my favorite authors. He manages to pull me in again and again.

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  • Ryan Reynolds
  • 04-15-16

Archmage is a great companion book

If you could sum up Archmage in three words, what would they be?

Nerve-wracking, easy-listening, amazing

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bruneor Battlehammer, following and understanding his decisions through the book is explained expertly by RA Salvatore.

Which character – as performed by Victor Bevine – was your favourite?

The Matron Mothers.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Archmage: Evil Awaits.

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  • Glenn
  • 05-08-16

Another thrilling masterpiece

The combination of Bob and Victor brings every character to life. An excellent enjoyable listen.

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  • Sean
  • 03-13-20

I would

love Peter Jackson to lay his hands on the movie rights for all these books, the battles would be awesome I believe.

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  • Jude
  • 03-01-19

ok

Ok but the constant battle descriptions tho good leave little space for any story or character development.

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  • D. P. Pegg
  • 09-15-16

a big Salvatore fan I loved this book

Well read Bevine, great continuation of a great trilogy. Can't wait until I have time to read the next installment.

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  • Roaming_Land
  • 05-18-17

I feel this a start of a great series

Had me hooked and wanting more. Looking forward to Maestro. Spells and wizard power rich.