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R. A. Salvatore: Legend of Drizzt – Streams of Silver

Hi,

I’m reading another book from the Legend of Drizzt series. This one is called Streams of Silver and it is fifth in the series. I’m more than half way through and even though I haven’t finished it yet, I decided to start writing this post while still reading. There are several points of view and plot lines and that needs more attention and taht’s why I’m starting while still reading.

The story starts with our four friends heading towards Luskan. You asking who the friends are? Well, there’s Bruenor Battlehammer (Warhammer would have been better…), then the young barbar Wulfgar, halfling Regis, who originally wasn’t planning on joining them on their quest and last is the main character of this series – the drow Drizzt Do’Urden. Their goal on this journey is to find the legendary Halls of Mithril (is that right? I’m not sure about the original names as I have it in czech), the original home of Bruenor.

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Their first stop is Lusnak where they need to find Whisper (again, is that what she’s called in the original?) in order to obtain a map of the lands they will be travelling. While Drizzt and Bruenor are going for the map, Wulfgar and Regis get caught in a pub brawl with Wulfgar being the sole victor.

Now, here we need to skip to a different plotline. And that would be Artemis Entreri. An assassin hired by Pook to kill Regis. He is following them and while in the Ten Towns, he finds Catti. And when he leaves her alive, she decides to follow him and possibly even be faster then him in order to warn Bruenor and the others. However, she is caught by him and forced to go with him. When they reach Luskan, Bruenor and his group are already gone. That is not stopping them though. Confronted by the wizards – mainly Dendybar (what’s his original last name?). He wants to know where is the crystal that Akar Kessel from the last book used to control all the minions.

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And so Entreri joins forces with the wizard and is acompanied on the next part of his journy by Sydeny, a young witch, Jierdan, a soldier and Bok, who is a golem controled by Dendybar and Sydney.

Now, let’s go back to Bruenor and the others. They reach the home of the Harpels after fighting with barbars from that part of the world. The Harpels invite them to stay and are eager to interrogate Drizzt on his race. Then they go on their way again. This time in the direction of Nesme and then Silvermoon (is that how the city is called?). In the land controled by Nesme, they are however confronted by soldiers and forced to go a different way through the swamps full of trolls? Yes, it was trolls.

With a lot of luck, they manage to fight their way through and reach the outskrits of Silvermoon. There, Drizzt is denied entrance and so the others refuse to enter without him. They camp outside and later on, Drizzt is visited by Alustriel, the lady of Silvermoon. She gives him some pretty good advice and then they continue on their way.

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Going back to Entreri and his group. On magical horses, they reached Silvermoon and decided to wait for Drizzt and co. inside the city. Leaving Bok outside. However, Bok catches a whif of Drizzt and barges in the town destroying the walls in the process. The wizards from Silvermoon are fascinated by the golem and want to study it. And Sydney grudgingly allowes it under the condition they won’t dismantle it. In any way.

Drizzt and co. in the meantime reach an old fortress where a very old man lives. He gives them advice and then Bruenor drinks a potion that will let the memories of the Mithrill halls surfice. And with this they are able to continue on their journey.

Reaching the mountains they find an old dwarven dwelling. One, that is special, because it’s above ground. Then, it only takes a little more to reach the entrance to the Halls. Unfortunately, their hunters are very close.

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At this point, Entreri and his group are in the mountains as well. And with some luck, Catti manages to escape. Also, Entreri finally gets bored with Jierdan and when the soldier confronts the assassin, Entreri killes him. In the meantime, Catti hits Sydney and runs off. When Bok is sent after her, she traps him with and avalanche thus managing to get away from her captors and reaching Bruenor and his group.

Then, Bruenor’s group finally manages to open the secret door to the Halls and all of them enter. Going through the halls, they finally figure out what drowe the dwarfs out. It was the duregars. The underground version of dwarfs.

And this is as far as I’m so far. I will continue this when I finish the last part of the book. Only one thing to add, when Sydney and Entreri find the placement of the entrance, they have Bok break through thus entering the halls too.

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Okay, I finished the book, so we can continue this.

Okay, so they’re in the Halls of Mithril. Now, they need to go through. However, they are not the only ones in and certainly not the only ones that entered. First, the Halls are controled by this nasty mean black dragon, whose original name I don’t know.

Then, Entreri, Sydney and Bok entered the Halls after our heroes. Why Bok? Well, he simply survived the avalanche. Simple as that. Okay, moving on. They get to this weird hall where there are two hallways blocked each by ten doors leading in. And that is where they are caught by their pursuerers (spelling?).

So they battle. And in the process, Drizzt and Entreri manage to launch a trap of sorts and both fall through the floor. The rest split and Bruenor and his group continue thinking that Drizzt is dead. What is Sydney doing is not important.

Meanwhile. Drizzt and Entreri agree on something – they have to get out. And their best chance is to join forces. So they walk and walk and in the end, they reach a place where the others are.

The others are walking through the hallways and enter a place that is ruined and has a hole in the wall and that is when Bruenor tells them about the dragon. And that is where they find a magical bow and arrows.

In the end, they have to fight the dragon head on. And Drizzt is tricked by Entreri who pulls him down and he himself manages to climb a cliff only to capture Regis. Thus making Drizzt swear he will find him and kill him.

All the while, Bruenor did something very stupid. Using oil, fire and a lot of luck, he jumped on the dragon and lit it on fire. Only to fall down the pit with it. Making his friends believe that he’s dead. Even though he’s not. And then, they all leave the place returning to the Harpels. There, Drizzt and Wulfgar decide they will hunt Entreri while Catti wants to reclaim the Halls of Mithril in Bruenor’s stead, not knowing he’s alive.

As for Sydney, she was killed sometime during the battle. As well as was Bok.

Now, only one last part. The one with Dendybar. Let’s say, he’s dead. Killed by his own creation possesed by his “greatest” enemy.

 

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Okay, that’s it. That’s the book. And I have to say, I was reading very fast, wanting to know what will happen next. Today, I took it back to the library and borrowed another one in the series. It will have to wait though. I’m reading… *runs to check the original name*

Got it. The Charlemagne Pursuit from the series with Cotton Malone. Not bad, also, I’ve got another Cherub book. Though that one will be last. First Charlemagne, then Drizzt, and finaly, last will be the Cherub book.

If you know this book, tell me, what you think about it. If you don’t know it, just tell me something else. xD

See ya.

Multiple plotline problem

Hi,

I hate when a book has multiple plotilnes. Not because it is hard to read, I actually like reading a book with multiple plotlines. Still, I hate it too. Especially when I want to write about that book. It is almost impossible to write it out. Unless you start writing it when you’re still reading it. Like I’m doing now with the Legend of Drizzt series.

I mean… For writing about, single plotline is much better. Or, if there have to be multiple plotilnes, when they are just momentary occurences. Not when they drag thoughout the whole book! Still, multiple plotlines is a great read. Add in multiple timelines and you will not know what’s going on. Sill, great to read. So… That’s it.

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Or not.

For writing about a book, two plotlines are still kinda okay. However, it gets much harder when you have four or more of them. That was the case with the Venetian Betrayal and The Templar Legacy, about which I didn’t write. Er… I did, but in czech and haven’t published it yet. It was a good book though. Great one. The first with Cotton Malone as a main character. Written by Steve Berry. I like his books. They have ancient artefacts and take place in the present time.

Okay, that would be all.

See ya.

Heh…

So sory I haven’t posted anything yesterday. I was just feeling too tired to do it. And to be honest, I had a great story and wanted to continue reading. So… That’s why. On the other hand, I am almost finished with reading the fifth book in the Legend of Drizzt series. And already started writing the post about it. So far, the summary is incomplete, but it is already more than a page in word. And yes, I’m actually writing it in word, even though I always preferred open office… Weird… I like the 2010 word. It’s black. xD And yes, that’s the only reason. xD

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So anyway. I’m thinking about what I could post apart from that, since it’s not finished yet… Any ideas? I just don’t want to post a picture again… It’s getting old… I’d appreciate any tips, but if you don’t wanna give ’em, I’ll just have to think of something myself. xD So you don’t have to give me any tips. It’s up to you.

See ya.

Lucky

Hey, today I went to the library and borrowed some books. Two to be exact. One of them is the fifth book in the Legend of Drizzt series. This is something I’m very happy about as I had to wait very long for the previous book. Way too long! The second is one of the Cherub series. I’m not sure about the book number, but I’m looking forward to reading it.

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It will have to wait, as right now I’m reading The Venecian Betrayal. And that would be one of the books from Steve Berry’s saga with Cottone Malone. As of now, I cannot judge this book. I’m only at the tenth or so chapter. But I’ll get to it when I finish it.

See ya.

Legend of Drizzt IV

Hey, just today I finished the fourth book in the Legend of Drizzt series. I’m not sure if it has any other general name… Well, the book was very good. Starting with an attack of the barbarian clans and Arak Kessel finding the Crenshinibon. Then with Akar preparing an army and Drizzt and Wulfgar the barbarian going to slay a horde of verbegs. The final part is the best though. It is another battle of the ten cities (what’s the name in english?) and this time the barbarians and the inhabitans of the cities are fighting together. And are joined by the dwarves as well.

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The hardest battle falls on Drizzt though. His Guen being the only one who can find the door to Crystal-Thirid (Wanted to write Minas Thirid…).

I suck at this… I just can’t find the right words to describe it in english… I did it in czech… (Missing the last part) But hey, at least I won’t spoil it for you that much… Because, all in all, the book is great. I do suggest you read the previous books first though. It does kinda connect… And you would be a bit lost if you didn’t.

Should have probably picked a cover that is in english, right? Well guess what? I’m not changing it.

See ya.