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The Halfling's Gem: The Legend of Drizzt, Book VI [Kindle Edition]

R.A. Salvatore
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Book Description

Join Drizzt Do'Urden, the world's most famous drow elf, on his adventures in the Forgotten Realms!

Regis has fallen into the hands of the assassin Artmis Entreri, who is taking him to Calimport to deliver him into the clutches of the vile Pasha Pook. But Drizzt and Wulfgar are close on their heels, determined to save Regis from his own folly as much as from his powerful enemies.


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About the Author

R.A. Salvatore has spent so many years winding himself into fantasy worlds that he's still trying to figure out how to unwind. He is the author of more than forty novels and more than a dozen New York Times best sellers, including The Two Swords, which debuted at or near the top of many best seller lists.


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Product Details

  • File Size: 1799 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (June 23, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002DNZGJ2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,354 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Mass Market Paperback
First off, this is the conclusion of the Icewind Dale Trilogy. I would strongly recommend reading the first two novels in the series, The Crystal Shard and Streams of Silver, to truly enjoy this book. This story picks up with Artemis Entreri, running off with Regis from Mithral Hall, the halfling, to return him to Pasha Pook the leader of the largest thieves' guild in Calimport. Drizzt and friends chase after Entreri to save Regis from the almost certain death that awaits him in Calimport. The plot is pretty straight forward, but there are definitely enough complications to keep it interesting.
I really enjoyed this book and thought it was the best book in the trilogy. The Halfling's Gem regains the continuous fast paced adventure that was lost in part of Streams of Silver. I found the supporting characters in this book much better conceived and interesting. The battle scenes in the boat and at Pasha Pook's palace were at least as good as any of the battle scenes in the other two books. Also Drizzt's attempt to find himself and what he stands for really progresses in this book. This continues in the Dark Elf Trilogy, which occurred before he reached Icewind Dale, but was written after the Icewind Dale Trilogy. All in all the writing in this novel has really improved from the first two books. This same quality continues through the rest of the Drizzt series. I whole-heartedly recommend this novel for the entertaining fast paced read that it is.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is what reading is all about. April 5, 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
First let me say that each book in this trilogy is great but that this is the one that makes the whole trilogy very special. Drizzt struggles with what he might have become and continually searches for what he is. I love the Drizzt monologues at the beginning of each book and that's just one detail that all adds up to make this book one to read over and over. Sure, some of the stuff is predictable but the characters and ideals they struggle for are what bring magic to this one. As you get older you get very cynical. This book may not change that but it reminds you of the things you used to very strongly believe in. Not in a campy way either but through the trials the characters go through and the theme of the book. In this sense, The Halfling's Gem reminds us of what is important like friends and respecting people. It also constantly entertains like few others. Don't miss!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Part 3 of an excellent series. April 12, 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Regis the halfing is kidnapped by a an assassin Artemis Entreri. This novel is an exciting adventure of cat and mouse with Drizzt and the gang. Drizzt lost his statue of his mystical companion Guenhwyvar. It was interesting to see how would Guenhwyvar reacted within the hands of another master beside a drow. Artemis's employer Pasha Nook is his third owner. R A Salvatore threw Pirates, Demons, Dragons and everything into this adventure including the kitchen sink. It was amazing to see someone who was an equal to Drizzt when it came to a thrown down. I can read this part of the trilogy alone over and over again.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!!! June 5, 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Definitely a great fantasy epic and one of my personal favorites, The Icewind Dale Trilogy- The Crystal Shard, Streams of Silver, and The Halfling's Gem, brings to life the story of a good hearted dark elf ranger named Drizzt Do'Urden and his adventures in the northwestern reaches of the World of Faerun. The books are so incredibly well written that the reader feels that they have been transported to another universe and are actually present among the characters, seeing what they see, feeling what they feel, sensing what they sense. RA Salvatore has truly outdone himself and has presented us with a masterpiece of literature the likes of which we have seen only in JRR Tolkien's work and in authors Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman's Dragonlance Chronicles and Legends trilogies. Duty, honor, bravery, magic, dragons and heroes are all about. A great trilogy indeed and a "must read" along with RA Salvatore's Dark Elf Trilogy!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The G.U.T. of literature January 13, 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book is really special, because it is full of battle and sorcery like all fantasy novels, but it also has theme, just in case there is anyone in the world who isn't immediately obsessed with Drizzt Do'Urden. His bad experiences in the Underdark have weighed on his character, and the story of him getting over them while rescuing his friend, fighting his near-equal in sword skill, chasing pirates...the characters are the best. If you don't like the characters and look for Grisham or Clancy-like plots in every book you read, then read Grisham or Clancy and evaluate R.A. Salvatore's work in the context of what he intended it to be. The plot is very simple, and kind of predictable, but the fact is that I supremely enjoyed the book despite this; it should have been a bestseller, and that Salvatore managed to create such a masterpiece with such a simple plot. But you have to like the characters. You have to relate to them. If you can't or don't, you're sunk. Not all of Salvatore's books are this good; this one is special. This is on a par with Tolkien. His other books are just regular, pulpish fantasy. But this is an absolutely wonderful book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heroically traveling at world's end December 31, 2008
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Regis the Halfling is captured by the deadly Artemis Entreri and the companions risk all it takes to travel at world's end from Icewind Dale to Calimport. Another rescue heroic quest style and another suspenseful one - more than Streams of Silver! Drizzt, however, is forced to disguise his true heritage by becoming a surface elf using an enchanted mask. He detests the idea but knows that time is of the essence. The disguise is a symbolism of refusing to reveal one's true character. Since Drizzt is branded as a drow elf, he finds that it was a good solution but eventually learns he is not "Who he is," but "Who he is supposed to be."

One scene that inspired me was when the protagonist were banished back to the abyssal plane and when they fight monsters and magic along the way, they managed to turn despair to hope. Reading The Halfling's Gem was a mixture of suspense and affection because the story is masterfully built. Along the way, there are always unique twists within each chapter. Drizzt and Wulfgar were brilliant in the story, while Artemis Entreri was the favorite arch-nemesis of Drizzt. Look forward to reading the Legacy of the Drow Trilogy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars fun read
Seems like it could use a bit more editing but it has enjoyable characters and a fun story. Recommended c
Published 5 days ago by Stacey Martin
4.0 out of 5 stars good book
Continued characters well. Good story followed overall storyline with few gaps looking forward to the next one and the one after that
Published 13 days ago by ROBERT HUDSON
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I love your stories,it's like I'm in the tale myself every time I read your novels! Keep up the good work!
Published 1 month ago by Antonio Mills
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
Wonderful series a truly enjoyable author, I hope to read many more, of the same quality. Keep them coming forever.
Published 2 months ago by wilma turcotte
5.0 out of 5 stars drizzt rulz.
great book.great author.great story line.a must read for any fan of D&D.read them all i have and will again and again.
Published 2 months ago by Evan Barnes
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I always get pulled into the story and can't put it down.R A Salvatore is one of my favorite authors
Published 3 months ago by hambone
5.0 out of 5 stars Cant put the book down
Salvatore never disappoints and my love for description creates another world I visit every time his books open. Thank you R.A.
Published 4 months ago by Logan
5.0 out of 5 stars Better and better
5 stars isn't enough for the books about Drizzt. They only keep getting better and better. Could read these books all day.
Published 6 months ago by Chris Griffin
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Adventure
The Halfling's Gem has the team cementing their priorities, and travelling once again through hostile lands filled with people and creatures of all types. Read more
Published 7 months ago by James F Chase III
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book bad version as usual
Ok Amazon, have some folks proofread these E-book versions before they get listed for sale and distribution. Read more
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R.A. Salvatore has spent so many years winding himself into fantasy worlds that he's still trying to figure out how to unwind. He is the author of more than forty novels and more than a dozen New York Times best sellers, including The Two Swords, which debuted at or near the top of many best seller lists.

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