QUICK HIT – An ambitious expansion of the Forgotten Realms and the history of Salvatore’s hero, Drizzt Do-Urden. Not your run-of-the-mill fantasy.
R.A. Salvatore has made a living writing in the Dungeons and Dragons universe, and what a living it has been. The crown jewel of Salvatore’s dalliances in the Forgotten Realms is his main protagonist, the Drow Elf, Drizzt Do’Urden. In “The Companions,” Salvatore takes the astonishing step of virtually abandoning his hero, Drizzt, instead focusing on the stories of the titular Companions, long dead, re-born in order to aid Drizzt in his hour of most pressing need. That rebirth and the integration of their old and new personas provides for some wonderful character development, steeped in joy, pain, doubt, fear, love, and regret. Heady stuff for a fantasy novel—or any novel, for that matter.
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