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The Halfling's Gem
The Icewind Dale Trilogy - Book 3

TSR Code:

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Product Type: Novel
ISBN Number: 0-88038-901-X
Author: R.A. Salvatore
Cover Artist: Jeff Easley
Release Date: 1990
Format: Paperback book (314 pages).
The text below is taken from a description by TSR on the reverse of the actual product:

'Assassin Artemis Entreri whisks his kidnapped victim, Regis the halfling, south to Calimport and into Pasha Pook's vengeful hands.   If Pook can control the magical panther Guenhwyvar, Regis will die in a real game of cat and mouse.
Using an enchanted mask, dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden hides his heritage and races with the barbarian Wulfgar to save their light-fingered friend.  An unexpected ally arrives just as Entreri springs a trap.  But can Regis survive unscathed?
The companions from Icewind Dale battle pirates on the famed Sword Coast, brave the deserts of Calimshan, and fight monsters from other planes to rescue their friend...and themselves'.

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By: Brett Franklin Date: 12-July-1999
Rating: GoodGoodGood
In my opinion this is the worst of the R.A. Salvatore Forgotten Realms novels. Still a good story , though lacking the Salvatore style.

When reading this book I was getting tired of the characters travelling so much distance and never deeply describing where they were. The best part I felt was the return of Bruenor , not just emotionally but the way it had been planned and Drizzt's realization.

All characters were still true - Entreri even more loathsome.

Cover - A rather boring cover with a color scheme I definitely dont like. It did however have a tiny Bruenor on camel chasing after Wulfgar and Drizzt, only seen on second inspection so as not to give his return away - clever.

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