of the Shard
Paths of Darkness - Book 3
|Cover Artist:||Todd Lockwood|
|Release Date:||October 2000|
|Format:||Hardcover book (352 pages).|
|The text below is taken
from a description by TSR:
'Servant of the Shard is the latest offering from New York Times bestselling author R. A. Salvatore, best known for his immensely popular Forgotten Realms novels. The Crystal Shard will be featured in an upcoming computer game, Icewind Dale , from Interplay.
The dark elf Jarlaxle is bent on becoming all-powerful. He gets his greedy hands on the Crystal Shard, but soon the evil artifact's demonic force overcomes him. His assassin compatriot, Artemis Entreri, tries to help him break free, but the dark power of the Shard is too mighty. With time running out, they seek the assistance of the virtuous Cadderly.
Also available in paperback.
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|By:||Mike G Jordan||Date:||12-November-2000|
Salvatore has just burst onto the scene yet again with
another fabulous novel, Servant of the Shard.
BIG PLOT SPOILERS IN THIS!!!!!!!!!
However, I have to say that I'm glad that at least
Cadderly helped instead of soem random guy. The death of the Crystal
Shard (although I'm so sad to see it go, and I almost couldn't
believe that it was gone) was definetaly good. I also loved the fact
that Hephaestus destroyed it.
I found this novel by R.A. Salvatore superb. It is about Artemis Entreri and Jarlaxle instead of the usual Drizzt & Co. which was a good touch. It left me wanting to know more about the life of Artemis Entreri and how he grew up. (I have to pick up that anthology...) I also appreciated the little twist on the last page with Jarlaxle. As I put down the book, I was grinning. I liked the characters of Kimmuriel Oblodra, Rai-guy, and Berginyon Baenre, as well. That the Crystal Shard gets destroyed finally (I was getting sick of the thing) was excellent, although I wish Drizzt and posse were there. It was overall a really well done book, which I heartily recommend.
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