Siege of Darkness

Siege of Darkness Let the damned drow come All about me I saw excitement in the dwarves in Cattibrie even in Regis the halfling known for preparing for lunch and nap than for war I felt it too That tingling antici

  • Title: Siege of Darkness
  • Author: R.A. Salvatore
  • ISBN: 9780786901647
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Let the damned drow come All about me I saw excitement, in the dwarves, in Cattibrie, even in Regis, the halfling known for preparing for lunch and nap than for war I felt it, too That tingling anticipation, that camaraderie that had me and all the others patting each other on the back, offering praises for the simplest of additions to the common defense, and raisiLet the damned drow come All about me I saw excitement, in the dwarves, in Cattibrie, even in Regis, the halfling known for preparing for lunch and nap than for war I felt it, too That tingling anticipation, that camaraderie that had me and all the others patting each other on the back, offering praises for the simplest of additions to the common defense, and raising sour voices together in cheer whenever good news was announced What was it It was than shared fear, than giving thanks for what we had while realizing that it might soon be stolen away i didn t understand it then, in that time of frenzy, in that euphoria of frantic preparations Now, looking back, it is an easy thing to recognize.It was hope.

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    About “R.A. Salvatore

    • R.A. Salvatore

      As one of the fantasy genre s most successful authors, R.A Salvatore enjoys an ever expanding and tremendously loyal following His books regularly appear on The New York Times best seller lists and have sold than 10,000,000 copies Salvatore s original hardcover, The Two Swords, Book III of The Hunter s Blade Trilogy October 2004 debuted at 1 on The Wall Street Journal best seller list and at 4 on The New York Times best seller list His books have been translated into numerous foreign languages including German, Italian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Turkish, Croatian, Bulgarian, Yiddish, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, Czech, and French.Salvatore s first published novel, The Crystal Shard from TSR in 1988, became the first volume of the acclaimed Icewind Dale Trilogy and introduced an enormously popular character, the dark elf Drizzt Do Urden Since that time, Salvatore has published numerous novels for each of his signature multi volume series including The Dark Elf Trilogy, Paths of Darkness, The Hunter s Blades Trilogy, and The Cleric Quintet.His love affair with fantasy, and with literature in general, began during his sopho year of college when he was given a copy of J.R.R Tolkien s The Lord of the Rings as a Christmas gift He promptly changed his major from computerscience to journalism He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Fitchburg State College in 1981, then returned for the degree he always cherished, the Bachelor of Arts in English He began writing seriously in 1982, penning the manuscript that would become Echoes of the Fourth Magic Salvatore held many jobs during those first years as a writer, finally settling in much to our delight to write full time in 1990.The R.A Salvatore Collection has been established at his alma mater, Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, containing the writer s letters, manuscripts, and other professional papers He is in good company, as The Salvatore Collection is situated alongside The Robert Cormier Library, which celebrates the writing career of the co alum and esteemed author of young adult books.Salvatore is an active member of his community and is on the board of trustees at the local library in Leominster, Massachusetts He has participated in several American Library Association regional conferences, giving talks on themes including Adventure fantasy and Why young adults read fantasy Salvatore himself enjoys a broad range of literary writers including James Joyce, Mark Twain, Geoffrey Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dante, and Sartre He counts among his favorite genre literary influences Ian Fleming, Arthur Conan Doyle, Fritz Leiber, and of course, J.R.R Tolkien.Born in 1959, Salvatore is a native of Massachusetts and resides there with his wife Diane, and their three children, Bryan, Geno, and Caitlin The family pets include three Japanese Chins, Oliver, Artemis and Ivan, and four cats including Guenhwyvar.When he isn t writing, Salvatore chases after his three Japanese Chins, takes long walks, hits the gym, and coaches plays on a fun league softball team that includes most of his family His gaming group still meets on Sundays to playcmillan author rasalv



    483 thoughts on “Siege of Darkness

    • Maybe the best Drizzt book in the whole series until now. Everything that build up over the last few books comes to its epic conclusion, with a more than 100+ page battle around Mithril Hall.And I must say the best parts in these books are the short interludes by Drizzt. Truly fantastically written!


    • I need to take a break from this series for awhile. It's just wearing me thin with the pointlessness of it all.This book seemed more like two books crammed into one. I really enjoyed the part where magic failed but there was no explanation why. The author also skimmed over things that sort of made me raise an eyebrow like "well that was an easy way out." but I had no answers. Like Catti-brie and her sword. It was just too easy with no explanation behind it.The second half of the book was a war a [...]


    • This is where in Salvatore's books that he starts to move to many, MANY, MANY scenes of fighting. The focus seems to be on fighting technique okay but YAWN. I agree has its place, but although I am rereading his books Too many fight scenes BORE me. I prefer properly placed fight scenes and more focus on the characters and story. He has some very good points that are now Drittz commentary between chapters and not as interwoven with the characters and story as before. The substance (for me) comes [...]


    • I've already commented on this series as a whole, but this book marks a turning point.By the time the reader has reached this book, the formula is set in stone. Drizzt fights and wins, then fights and wins again. The villain never dies, the supporting characters make brief quips, and nobody but nobody gets one single hint of development as a human character (except for Drizzt, who stopped developing several books ago).Appropriate for young children, and possibly as a guilty pleasure. Don't get m [...]


    • I would say that this was the best book in the Drizzt Do'Urden series so far. I liked all the intrigue and house-wars in Menzoberranzan, especially since Jarlaxle is my favorite character in Salvatore's books. Though in some places, it did feel like the author needed to amass pages, so there were scenes where the characters' thoughts basically ran in circles to add a paragraph here and there. On the other hand, some of the scenes and characters were hilarious, especially the Harpells! Harkle's e [...]



    • There's nothing here to make this one stand out from the others, but it fits the bill if you're looking to spend time in the world and with the characters.



    • I purposely took a very long hiatus from Drizzt and his exploits. It had gotten to where I was annoyed by the major players, and not at all intrigued by the plots. The months that I had between picking up Drizzt books were like a much-needed healing salve, and that salve worked wonders.Once again, I was reminded why I like Salvatore's writing so much. He includes so much detail, but not so much that your eyes glaze over. He imparts wisdom and frailty into his characters, but not so much wisdom t [...]


    • It is perhaps kindest to label this a 'workmanlike' entry in Salvatore's Drizzt saga. On the one hand, Salvatore tends to work in trilogies with a very consistent pacing: the first volume establishes the particular challenge facing Our Heroes, with promises that this is really The Biggest Threat Ever. The central volume, sadly, Nothing Much Happens. In the concluding volume, Our Heroes kick much booty, often to a ridiculously Mary-Sueish degree, although a few minor characters on the fringes die [...]


    • One of the things I enjoy the most is Drizzt's comments at the beginning of each new part. They are most thought provoking and often insightful. Here are some of my favorites from this book: Faith is not granted by tangible proof. If a person needs proof of god's existence, then the very notion of spiritually is diminished into sensuality and we have reduced what is holy into what is logical. Truth is singular and cannot, by definition, support so many varied, even opposing manifestations.Who wo [...]


    • Not my favorite of the Drizzt Do'Urden books so far. Some of the scenes/passages didn't make sense. For exampe:1. Errtu only shows up at the beginning and end of the novel. What is he doing in the meantime?2. What the heck was the "Time of Troubles"? It suddenly appeared, then left without any explanation.3. Who killed Matron Baenre?4. Why the longevity of the battle scenes with no explanation of why they're there?5. Where did this whole fight with Catti-brie's sword come from?I definately would [...]


    • Well I am giving this book 2 stars only because it was all about battle. I didn't like the battles in Lord of the Rings either. Plus we don't get to spend too much time with the main characters there were just different battles going on with the minor characters. And I am tired of the Underdark! Let's get into other plots!


    • The ending was rather satisfying, but this one wasn't as thrilling to me as the rest of the Drizzt saga. I started reading a few chapters and then lost interest and put it down for several months before finishing it. The story seems to have a slow start, but would be a good read for those who enjoy massive fantasy battles.


    • These novels follow the adventures of Drizzt Do’Urden, a dark elf. The main gist of the stories is that Drizzt is awesome and kicks a lot of ass. Open one of these books to a random page, and chances are you’ll read about Drizzt being awesome and kicking ass. Not only does he wield two scimitars in battle, but he has some kind of magic panther as a pet. Awesome.


    • After eight books, you pretty much know what to expect. Yes, there's some minor twists in book nine regarding the enemies but the hero characters all do what is expected. Is this a bad thing? No, if you love the main characters and the odd, functional family they've become then you'll cheer them on and look forward to their heroic moments.


    • Started strong and really felt like it dragged on a little during the last 1/3 of the book. As is usual with RAS's style, very strong fight sequences and detail. Also appreciated the nod to the Monster Manual with the cast of foes he draws on.


    • Üheksas raamat sarjast ja kirjanik ei näita veel mingeid väsimuse märke. Mis on hea, sest (hetkeseisuga) on 20 raamatut veel. Arvatavasti vähemalt 21, kui ma sinnamaani jõuan.


    • "Normally it pleased Jarlaxle to be in the middle of such a conflict, to be the object of wooing tactics by both sides in dispute. This time, though, Jarlaxle was uneasy with the position" (151).Rating4 stars but I was tempted towards 3. Without Cattie-Brie it might have been a 5.Book SeriesBook 9 of The Legend of Drizzt series (30+ books).My ThoughtsI would like to nominate Jarlaxle to MVP (Most Valuable Player) and Cattie-Brie to LVP (Least Valuable Player).JarlaxleWe got to see Jarlaxle manue [...]


    • The Drizzt series continues to hold my interest, far longer than any other fantasy series I've read. I did enjoy the Dragonlance books, but I only got a few books into the series before I found myself reading, but not reading.Drizzt is really a solid character that you side with from the beginning. I've always had an affinity for characters with really strong moral values, and Drizzt is the most intriguing character I've had a chance to read about. He comes from an evil, terrible environment and [...]


    • I enjoyed this novel more than the previous few in the drizzt series. Again I feel Salvatore puts too much fighting in his novels which feels repetitive as there are only so many ways to describe a sword fight especially involving the same character, but when he is not focing on Drizzts battle prowess the writing is exemplary.


    • I give up! Uncle! These books are the same story told over and over with trivial changes made. If you've read the first 6, there's no reason to go further and hear AGAIN about: The Drow, The Do'Urden, Drizzt, Drizzt Do'Urden, The Ranger, The Drow (again? yes), The Drow, Drizzt, The Ranger, etc, etc, ad nauseum. These books are dreadfully dull. I give up DNF?


    • Whoa! Lots of exciting things happening in here! Not sure what the description on the page means about Catti-brie being absent. As far as I could tell she was right alongside everyone, as usual.


    • I always enjoy this series and this one did not disappointVery fast paced and fun. The series continues to be consistent and interesting. Drizzt is a well written and developed character


    • as audiobook. Maybe it's because of the quality ofbrhe audio, but this part just isnt as captivating as the first two trilogies




    • A tutti gli effetti, posso dire che la trilogia finisca qua. Il libro descrive l'assalto finale dei drow di Menzoberranzan contro Mithril Hall.Bellissimo.


    • Потрясающе. Автор смог удержать огромное количество персонажей для внимания читателя. Потрясающие битвы и сюжет.


    • I think I don't like the Drow the way I am supposed to. The scheming feels like dated shock-schmaltz. There rest of the story, too, failed to inspire my imagination.


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