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Join the world's most famous drow elf in the penultimate chapter of the Legend of Drizzt series! Spending time in the unimaginable torture chambers of the Abyss for even a day would be enough to break even the heartiest soul, and the barbarian Wulfgar was there for years. When he returns, his friends find him a changed man, and not changed for the better. But Wulfgar's road to redemption is one he must travel on his own, even if it leads to the bottle.

©1999 TSR, Inc., 2007 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. (P)2013 Audible Inc.

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eh

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The first half keeps switching between Wulfgar and then to people that just seems to be from a romance novel or soap opera. Eventually you do figure out why these people were in the story, however it could have simply done with a few paragraphs of backstory after their paths cross with Wulfgar and didnt need all the boring crap.

Has The Spine of the World: Legend of Drizzt: Paths of Darkness, Book 2 turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

Was The Spine of the World: Legend of Drizzt: Paths of Darkness, Book 2 worth the listening time?

No

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Enjoyed the story.

Struggled with momentum as I usually do with these Drizzt books. Speaking of which, where was the Drizzt? Wulfgar's troubles are interesting, but I'm ready for the gang to get back together and wreck some monsters.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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boring!

this book was mostly about Wolfgar and some random kids. I was not impressed. seems like the author had no ideas for a plot and wrote a bunch of crap to make money. Skip this book.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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The legend continues!

Loved the character development and the continuation of the tale. Well met and the saga continues!

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Not Salvatore's best work

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This book is for Wulfgar fans, that are interested in seeing the character spiral down into a drunken fool by making poor decision after poor decision. I'm about half way through the book and still no Drizzt, Bruenor, Regis, or Catti-brie.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Sea of Swords and I'll be praying that it's good enough for me to keep going in the Drizzt world.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment. I usually love the Drizzt books finishing them in a day or two tops. I've been trying to get through this for over a month and I'm still only half way through.

Any additional comments?

If I could do it again. I'd just find a plot summary of the book and skip this one. It was a waste of a credit.

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  • MD
  • 12-26-14

Tough Read

Not the typical story of Drizzt. This story concentrates on Wulfgar's struggles to come to terms with his past and his demons. Watching Wulfgar’s decent into depravity, was not enjoyable. I tried but did not enjoy the story of the peasant girl and it was very hard to push through this novel. Victor Bevine is a very good narrator and he made the story tolerable. I hope that the next book picks up.

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Dont Bother

Not a Drizzt story at all, a total mislead putting this book in the Legend of Drizzt line up! Stars Wolfgar and some random people never seen or heard of before in other Drizzt stories. Total after school special/soap opera type story. Waste of time and money storywise. To be fair though, the narrator did a fine job as in the other Drizzt books by Salvatore

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Sooooooo boring who cares? Seriously who cares?

I wish I skipped this book as it was miserable to sit through. Very boring, very very boring.

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rinse and repeat

Would you try another book from R. A. Salvatore and/or Victor Bevine?

yes - there have been many good books prior to this flop

Would you ever listen to anything by R. A. Salvatore again?

Yes

What does Victor Bevine bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

excellent attempt to not let the repetition affect the listener

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

no

Any additional comments?

Salvatore really mailed it in on this one. He has one plot line that is repeated over and over again. This is just a filler book. I am willing to bet that this book could be skipped in its entirety from the Drizzt saga.

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great story not trying to diminish

very disappointed in Wolfguard decision-making and the way he handled a lot of situations but understanding to enter battle which was very well written to where you feel why it is that way.

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  • Mule
  • 12-12-17

Victor Bevine is on point, the rest ... Meh

This book drags, a lot. This review has been written 10 times over, but with little happening other than misunderstanding and people being self involved, I found myself listening just to ensure I don't miss anything referred to in later books...

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  • sam245
  • 08-21-16

so boring

i have enjoyed all of the books in the series up to this one - don't know if I will bother with any more of them after this

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  • Glenn
  • 11-21-17

Just amazing

Another fantastic story wonderfully written by R. A. Salvatore as always, and Victor Bevine is incredible

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-12-17

Incredibly moving and profound

As to be expected from RA Salvatore. This book is a testimony the authors talent in generating true emotion and life lessons.

Relating the story of Wolfgar during his time apart from Drizzt and the others, this book has surprised me as one of my absolute favorite in the series. Thanks a lot Mr. Salvatore!

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  • Trish
  • 01-25-15

One of my favourites

A bit darker than the other stories but that just served to haul me even deeper into the emotion. It was just fantastic to get to know wolfgar better. Definitely one of my favourites of the series so far.