My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I’ve heard many good things about Salvatore from his fans and I tried the first of the Drizzt books. It didn’t do it for me. But this is not me saying the book was bad. ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ are subjective terms; let’s not forget that. So, this is more me saying that I didn’t get into it. I give the man respect for pumping out that kind of volume of words, and for being successful in his career. It’s wonderful. The book just didn’t do it for me.
I think I felt like I wanted to care about the characters more. They just didn’t grab me. I wanted to feel more immersed in the world, and I wasn’t feeling it. But, then again maybe it was me looking at it too analytically or looking at it with too much focus on what it isn’t rather than what it is. I had about 50 pages to go. Couldn’t do it. The line that sealed it for me went something like, ‘Dinin reached for the scabbard of his sword, not a smart move.’
Thanks for the read.