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The Spine of the World
Paths of Darkness - Book 2

TSR Code:

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Product Type: Novel
ISBN Number: 0-7869-1418-1 (Hardcover)
0-7869-1404-1 (Paperback)
Author: R.A. Salvatore
Cover Artist: Todd Lockwood
Release Date: September 1999 (Hardcover)
June 2000 (Paperback)
Format: Hardback book (345 pages).
The text below is taken from a description by TSR on the reverse of the actual product:

'The Road to Redemption.  Even the brutal streets of a treacherous city can't hide a tortured soul forever.
The barbarian Wulfgar sets upon a dangerous path towards redemption when an old friend finds him in the city of Luskan.  Wulfgar's journey twists up the windswept peaks of the Spine of the World.  He will persevere, for at the end lies his most prized possession - the life he thought he'd lost forever'.

The Spine of the World is also available in paperback.
Also, in 2004 - The Paths of Darkness Collectors Edition

Other Titles in the Paths of Darkness series:

By: H. Achtrichtes Date: 17-December-2003
Rating: GoodGoodGood GoodGood

Most people would say that this book is very good in itself because it is written by R.A. Salvatore and about one of the Companions of the Hall. But what made it excellent was the story of how Wulfgar deals with his problems and his struggles along the way.


The way he falls to rogue status and his life in Luskan intrigued me, as did his friendship with Arumn Gardpeck and Morik the Rogue. I really liked Morik, (I found his wit and concern mostly for himself humorous) and his impersonation of "Lord Brandenburg" while he was in Auckney. I also enjoyed the appearances of captain Deudermont. I rather think Lady Meralda was a bit stupid, though, in how she handled her situation. But overall I really enjoyed reading this book, and I encourage anyone who has already read the books before it to pick this one up.

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