Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Companions (The Sundering, #1; Legend of Drizzt, #24)

The Companions (The Sundering, #1; Legend of Drizzt, #24)
author: R.A. Salvatore
name: Wayne
average rating: 4.32
book published: 2013
rating: 4
read at: 2016/03/12
date added: 2016/03/12
'The Companions' by R.A. Salvatore led me to believe it might have been the start of a new series, but it turns out to be more of what is known in comic book timelines as a retcon.

Drizzt of many previous books is brought into a new era of the Forgotten Realms. He's remember the lives of companions he's had in the past. I believe most of these have passed on and are no more. But things are a happening, and now it seems these companions have found themselves with the choice of being reborn. They are a variety of types of companions with a variety of backgrounds. There is a battle dwarf and a halfling who is good at thieving. If they are reborn, they give up rest with loved ones for the unknown. How deep is their friendship?

Even though he's been on my "to read" list for a while, this is my first R.A. Salvatore book, and I really liked it. It's definitely a story with a lot of previous history, and there were times when I felt a little lost and I wished I were more familiar with the characters, but it's a well written book. The characters all have distinct personalities. I liked the journeys each character takes in the alternating chapters. I've read a fair amount of fantasy, and I love the worlds created here and inhabited by these characters. I realize they are also built on a D&D gaming system, but I love the way they are fleshed out.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Wizards of the Coast and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

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