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A boxed set of the first three R.A. Salvatore titles.

This slip-covered gift set contains the first three books published by R.A. Salvatore: The Crystal Shard, Streams of Silver, and The Halfling's Gem. These titles introduced the author's signature character, Drizzt...

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    13 out of 16 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2012-10-03 03:30:57

    Despite the "official" review i believe this series is quite amazing. admittedly, he/she did kind of pin it when it came to the misunderstood person thing. There is some serious character development in this series and even more so later on in Salvatore's "The Forgotten Realms" series. It is definitely an Epic fantasy book and i believe this "offical" review has it all wrong.

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    By: Anonymous
    2013-11-27 10:18:12

    You should not be reviewing books. Crystal Shard i know to be a very popular intro to fantasy writing as well as Sword of Shannara. Kids think hey i like this book i will share it with my friend because i want them to experience what i experienced. Yes RAS and TB can be for younger readers more but often older readers still enjoy them because of the love for the characters like Bruenor Battlehammer or Allanon. Your reviews sound like you have a crush on Tolkien.

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    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2014-01-28 02:44:21

    This book introduced me to fantasy (back when I didn't know who Mary Sue and Marty Stu were), so this will always have a special place in my heart. As a young fantasy reader I loved it, so I believe it has a niche.

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    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2014-03-17 06:35:10

    i completely support your opinnion on this, specially the part of the rolling dices i told exactly the same to my friends, i read the thousand orcs and every page was terrible, RAS has the same writing capacity as a 12 year old kid

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    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful
    RE:
    By: Anonymous
    2015-06-22 05:09:46

    While they may not be the most original (Streams of Silver is basically just The Hobbit) I don't understand how in the world you can call Salvatore a bad writer. His fight scenes are fantastic.

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    RE: RE:
    By: Anonymous
    2017-09-02 03:28:01

    Don't worry about it, the author of this thread, put Butcher's Dresden Files in his top 25 fantasy... yet says disgraceful things about Eddings and Salvatore, the website is a joke...The author is a sad bitter loser...

    RE: RE: safsaf
    By: Anonymous
    2017-09-02 03:28:34

    Don't worry about it, the author of this thread, put Butcher's Dresden Files in his top 25 fantasy... yet says disgraceful things about Eddings and Salvatore, the website is a joke...The author is a sad bitter loser...

    By: Anonymous
    2017-09-02 03:29:05

    Don't worry about it, the author of this thread, put Butcher's Dresden Files in his top 25 fantasy... yet says disgraceful things about Eddings and Salvatore, the website is a joke...The author is a sad bitter loser...

    re:
    By: Anonymous
    2017-09-02 03:29:37

    Don't worry about it, the author of this thread, put Butcher's Dresden Files in his top 25 fantasy... yet says disgraceful things about Eddings and Salvatore, the website is a joke...The author is a sad bitter loser...

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    By: Anonymous
    2017-09-02 03:30:09

    Don't worry about it, the author of this thread, put Butcher's Dresden Files in his top 25 fantasy... yet says disgraceful things about Eddings and Salvatore, the website is a joke...The author is a sad bitter loser...

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful
    RE:
    By: Anonymous
    2015-07-11 12:04:23

    You realize that the game wasn't based of this, these books were based off the game? He had to work with what he was given, and I personally think he did a great job. Drizzt isn't a perfect character, like a lot of people say he is. He actually has quite a few flaws in the books.

    I think the main thing people have a problem with is they're not into the deep meaning stuff he does, which I actually like. It makes you think, in my opinion. But at the same time it leads him to be naive in a lot of places.

    For anyone who knows about Myers Briggs, he's a INFJ. That's the same as Remus Lupin and Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter, or Gandelf from Lord of the Rings. They're known to be like that. (There aren't many of them I've met, mostly because they're the rarest type, but most of them are psychologists, teachers, positions that help people.) They're known to be perceptive, deep thinking, and have high values. It's just who he is.

    I don't agree with the "R.A. Salvatore writes like a twelve year old" thing. Point me to some of your own writing and let us be the judge of that.

    The only real flaw I see is the annoying habit of never allowing his characters to die. As a writer myself, that kinda gets to me. You need some to die to move forth the plot, make things more life like. Other than that though, it is a fantasy.

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    RE:
    By: Anonymous
    2016-04-29 09:07:36

    Awww. Someone above said that these books introduced them to the Fantasy genre. It did the same for 4 other people I know (myself not included). I believe that it's a good read for those who are new to the genre, but as you "progress", you'll most likely get fed up. That being said, I made it to the "Pirate King" which then led me to your site for other reads.

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    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful
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    By: Chris L
    2016-05-19 01:54:41

    I read a couple of these when I found them free in a library and there wasn't anything else. My goodness, they're terrible, aren't they? I only read the first two of the "Legend of Drivel" or whatever, but yuck. You've got to give the guy credit, though: as you can see from the angry comments above, he's got his audience dead to rights, and they love him. He provides reliable, action-packed, utterly predictable garbage. The plot twists are telegraphed twenty pages in advance, the main character is a misunderstood superman who just happens to be a Drow -- which for a great many D

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    RE: RE:
    By: Anonymous
    2017-08-01 06:23:44

    "Legend of Drivel"?Are you so retarded you thought we wouldn't see that you basically copied OP's insult?

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    By: The Ghost of Carl Reiner
    2016-12-27 03:55:28

    My favorite thing ever for today: the Dark Elf Trilogy being said to be Twilight for men...too true, too true. Funny.

    That being said, I totally agree with what you say here. I've tried rereading these books, having gotten them when they first came out when I was like 12. They are not as good as I remember, and I can't imagine RA producing anything but fantasy schlock.

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    By: Anonymous
    2017-08-28 07:35:53

    I've got to admit, while I do enjoy this series, I wouldn't have cared for the Legend of Drizzt series if I'd started with the Crystal Shard. It's the weakest trilogy, and I tend to treat it as 'Lord of the Ring mash-up done in D

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