Is R.A Salvador any good?
Case i have the legend of drizzit book 1,2 and 3 and the ghost king i plan on reading after my book im reading now
I’m on book 33 of the drizzt series. It’s one of my favorite series
@Sheldon which one is that? I lost track
I said the drizzt series. If ur talking about which book im on its hero: homecoming 3
Exactly that was the question, just wanted to have a quick info if I missed a new one. I started reading R. A. S. as a kid but would always read the books if there are new ones
A new one comes out in August I’m pretty sure
I know that’s right. Drizzt is probably my all time favorite character
I kind of favor jarlaxle 😉
Yes he is a great character as well
Soo many people like him. I could not continue reading.
I love the Drizzt series
Good if your a young adult or an inexperienced reader.
You don’t have to be young or an inexperienced reader. Drizzt is one of the most deep and philosophical characters I’ve ever read. The surrounding stories are pretty basic fantasy but there’s usually an underlying subtext that is a lot more thought provoking than you usually get from fantasy.
Thats all i have tbh
Deep and philosophical? I mean I liked Drizzt as a teen but c’mon, the character is a one-dimensional Gary-Sue who only after like 20 years of R.A Salvatore started writing the books began to show any real character development. Otherwise he’s a moral paragon who almost virtually never fumbles and is essentially a God at everything he tries.
He fails all the time. Runs into situations that he can’t really handle and only survives by luck or the help of friends. Is a member of an “evil” race but falls into the same level of bigotry that haunts him his whole life, killing orcs, goblins, etc without a care while sparing evil humans and having a moral dilemma for years over killing one elf. Suffers from a PTSD survival state that takes him years to get control of. I don’t know what you’re talking about Drizzt being a one dimensional character that is a God at everything, maybe you’re referring to Rothfuss’ Kvothe.
As far as philosophical, there’s usually some observation about human nature between chapters that is very much so. Dealing with friendship, love, solitude, morality, bigotry, violence, faith, inspiration, purpose, etc. Most fantasy has a simple good guy vs bad guy story with magic thrown in and doesn’t bother commenting on most of that.
It’s just that once you have read some deeper novels for years and try going back to drizzt it comes across as simpler then it used to.
Simple isn’t always a bad thing. I completely agree.
Sometimes I want a popcorn novel, sometimes I want serious. I read every day. I have the luxury of choice. My Kindle contains over 1000 fantasy books.
He was the only fantasy author I read for many years (I didn’t read much back then). After getting into Sanderson this year I’m just today starting to reread Salvatore to answer that same question. 1/4 into The Crystal Shard I’d say that the books don’t have a lot of depth, but the faithful D&D setting is good and the action is well done. And Drizzt is still my favorite fantasy character.
He’s like a “pure D&D style” fantasy writer. Magic, swords, elves, dwarves, clerics, that sort of lighter reading fantasy. I can enjoy Drizzt books as pure, light entertainment, but they’re nothing like Rothfuss or Sanderson’s Stormlight. The worlds are complex, but there is a lack of depth in the writing that becomes clear if you read Salvatore then pick up something like Mark Lawrence or Abercrombie.
What would people read after R A Salvatore? Sorry to jump on your post ?
To stay within that style of writing, Weis & Hickman. To move to slightly better writing, the older Dragons of Pern books. Slightly better than that would be Michael Sullivan or Edward Robertson. Robertson’s and Sullivan’s books are better writing, but still light/ entertainment
I went to Tad Williams and Robert Jordan
He’s OK. If you’re looking for nuance, or real character development, you won’t find any of it in most of the Drizzt series. He is a very black/white author. Siege of Darkness is one of the most horribly written books I ever read (and this was as a teen) and that alone killed my desire to read any of his work. His one-on-one combat scenes are good but virtually everything else he does has the regular contraints of the Forgotten Realms Universe: that being, there’s really no reason most characters are evil beyond the fact that they’re just inherently evil / amoral assholes. Drizzt is (for nearly the entire series), for a completely inexplicable reason, an annoying moral paragon who makes virtually no mistakes.
Nobody writes sword combat like R. A. Salvatore. 🙂 He’s the undisputed master of it, IMO. 🙂
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