Book Reviews of The Crystal Shard (Forgotten Realms: The Icewind Dale Trilogy, Book 1)

The Crystal Shard (Forgotten Realms: The Icewind Dale Trilogy, Book 1)
The Crystal Shard - Forgotten Realms: The Icewind Dale Trilogy, Book 1
Author: R. A. Salvatore
ISBN-13: 9780880385350
ISBN-10: 0880385359
Publication Date: 1/1988
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 189 ratings
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Crystal Shard (Forgotten Realms: The Icewind Dale Trilogy, Book 1) on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
The Dark Elf strikes again. I like this series. The action is good and the characters are well drawn and likable. There are magics and demons but it is not hopeless struggle against overpowering odds and then an unbelievable solution in the last two pages. If you liked the Recluce series and Oath of the War God, you'll like this.
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Great!!!!!
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I love the Icewind Dale trilogy. Although not as good as the Dark Elf trilogy, it is a great adventure.
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the action and interweaving of the charactors are so well done that you feel you know them. this is a book that will get you started on this series and you'll be very impatient to get to the next book to see what else the dark elf and his friends will run into. I like all of Salvatore's series.
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Very good book. Loved this book loved the characters I would advise reading all of the Drizzt Series
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I loved this first of a trilogy called Icewind Dale Trilogy. Having read many of Salvatore's books I circle back to the found memories of this first installment of his writings. The story holds interest and excitement. The battles are drawn in a very understandable way making it easy to see what is being described. I found the it is easy to just lose track of time in reading this story which I will not give away too much plot. The prime characters are Drizzt a Dark Elf from Deep Earth and Wulfgar a barbarian, then last but not least is my favorite, a dwarf with pleanty of attitude.

The basic plot is that in an isolated region of the Icewind Dale, the villages of Ten-Towns come under attack by a tribe of barbarians. In the midst of battle, a young barbarian named Wulfgar ends up owing five years of his life to a tough dwarf. With the help of Drizzt, a renegade dark elf, the dwarf strives to mold the barbarian into a warrior with both brawn and brains.

Meanwhile, there is no peace for the people of Ten-Towns. The fractioned tribes of barbarians continue to pose a threat, and Wulfgar may be the only person who can avert a deadly battle. But an even more dire menace appears when a weak-willed apprentice mage stumbles upon a magical crystal shard. The shard directs the hapless mage onto a course of destruction that all of the Icewind Dale may be powerless to stop.
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An overall good story even though Drizzt's reflections that appear here and there get a bit whiny after awhile. I think I only read them to make sure I don't miss anything. It's not a favorite book in the series, because I've never been able to stand Wulfgar much but the rest of the gang is great.
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An overall good story even though Drizzt's reflections that appear here and there get a bit whiny after awhile. I think I only read them to make sure I don't miss anything. It's not a favorite book in the series, because I've never been able to stand Wulfgar much but the rest of the gang is great.
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I read this in high school. If I remember right, it took me a day or 2 to read. That's always a good sign.
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An overall good story even though Drizzt's reflections that appear here and there get a bit whiny after awhile. I think I only read them to make sure I don't miss anything. It's not a favorite book in the series, because I've never been able to stand Wulfgar much but the rest of the gang is great.
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Lets see. Magical do-hickey from the bowels of hell, demon, dragon, hordes of goblins etc, barbarian horde, Dark elf, dwarf, mule headed human leaders and lots of fighting. CHECK.

Not exactly great literature, but it IS a fun read if you like D&D campaigns in prose.
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Isolated in the barren streches of Icewind Dale, the villages of Ten-Towns come under attack by a tribe of barbarians. In the midst of battle, a young barbarian named Wulfgar ends up owing five years of his life to a grizzled dwarf. With the help of Drizzt, a renegade dark elf, the dwarf strives to mold the barbarian into a warrior with both brawn and brains.

Meanwhile, there is no peace for the people of Ten-Towns. The fractioned tribes of barbarians continue to pose a threat, and Wulgar may be the only person who can avert a deadly battle. But an even more dire menace appeares when a weak-willed apprentice stumbles upon a magical crystal shard. The evil shard directs the hapless mage onto a course of destruction that all of Icewind Dale may be powerless to stop.
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Great book!
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An overall good story even though Drizzt's reflections that appear here and there get a bit whiny after awhile. I think I only read them to make sure I don't miss anything. It's not a favorite book in the series, because I've never been able to stand Wulfgar much but the rest of the gang is great.
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Forgotten Realms, what else is there to say