REVIEW: The Crystal Shard (Book 1 of the Icewind Dale Trilogy and Book 4 of the Legend of Drizzt) by R.A. Salvatore

The Crystal Shard, to me, in comparison to its predecessors in the Dark Elf Trilogy, is as pale as the snowy frontiers it is set upon. It lacks the depth of the previous novels, despite its rich and vivid detail of the barren tundra the community resides on. The tale itself is terribly derivative of the work of Tolkien and Norse mythology, and seems to be written for the sole purpose of an ongoing slaughter that nearly mirrors the “Battle of Helm’s Deep.” Salvatore’s prose is somewhat of a saving grace, for it makes it interesting enough to be readable, but this book just couldn’t hold me. I was very disappointed in it.

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