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review Streams of Silver Icewind Dale #2 100 ✓ Yer eyes'll shine when ye see the rivers runnin' silver in Mithril HallBruenor the dwarf Wulfgar the barbarian Regis the halfling and Drizzt the dark elf fight monsters and magic on their way to Mithril Hall centuries old birthplace of Bruenor and his dwarven ancestorsFaced with racism Drizzt conteYer eyes'll shine when ye see the rivers runnin' silver in Mithril HallBruenor the dwarf Wulfgar the barbarian Regis the halfling and Drizzt the dark elf fight monsters and magic on their way to Mithril Hall centuries old birthplace of Bruenor and his dwarve. 4 “How many people long for that past simpler and better world I wonder without ever recognizing the truth that perhaps it was they who were simpler and better and not the world about them”

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Bent on the companions' destruction all fo Bruenor's dreams and the survival of his party hinge upon the actions of one brave young woman Streams of Silver is RA Salvatore's second book in the Icewind Dale Trilogy based on the FORGOTTEN REALMS fantasy settin. See my review for The Crystal Shard as I have about the exact same things to say here few differences Monsters are detailed this time I could tell the difference between different types of bad guys Not the case in The Crystal Shard To my point made in my review of The Crystal Shard about women playing a crappy role Here we see Cat develop some as a character She gets involved in the adventure as than just a love interest although she is still that but she is the only adventurer who constantly feels and struggles with fear Still a step up from book one I know it is not realistic for a woman to be as much of a fighter as a man but it was hard for me to ignore that the only female adventurer constantly struggled with 'oh boy this is scary' while all the men were hacking away It annoyed me that Salvatore took the time to call it out We get to see places and meet some new people along the road The places introduced were all interesting and handled uickly enough to not lose my attention since nothing here has a ton of depth I enjoy that we are also still dealing with some conseuences from book oneOverall 35 stars

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Streams of Silver Icewind Dale #2N ancestorsFaced with racism Drizzt contemplates returning to the lightless underworld city and murderous lifestyle he abandoned Wulfgar begins to overcome his tribes's aversion for magic And Regis runs from a deadly assassin who allied with evil wizards is. Rating 25 starsReading this series is fun that doing housework So that’s what I’ve been doing—reading this book and not doing housework which actually needs to be done uite badly at the moment Now I never played Dungeons Dragons so I don’t really understand how these Forgotten Realms books fit into that whole scene but I did obsessively read and re read Tolkien as a teen and I still re read him on occasion when I need comfort So it’s pretty difficult for me to overlook how much of this whole plot is lifted directly from The Hobbit and LOTR Specifically Thorin Oakenshield Bruenor Battlehammer and the Mines of Moria Mithril Hall I would have felt better about it had Salvatore tried to change things up a bit but by and large he used many many of Tolkien’s details It had been done before The Sword of Shannara anyone but I still find it strange that an editor would let it passI get the impression that Salvatore was one of the first writers to cash in on the cultural phenomenon of DD and fantasy literature It seems that publishers in the 1980s figured out that these fantasy uest tales would sell whether they were well written or not and flooded the market with a ton of such material Perhaps Salvatore was one of the better ones Is that why he made it on the NPR’s list of notable science fiction fantasy I note on Wikipedia that there is a listing of DD writers—of the 60ish listed I recognize only 5 names and only Salvatore for the DD writing His writing is very florid and everything even eating is very dramatic If you enjoy these books read them Far be it from me to discourage your enjoyment But if you like me find them a bit lackluster let me make some recommendations if you really enjoy Bruenor the dwarf or Regis the halfling read Tolkien if you haven’t already If Wulfgar the barbarian is your favourite character try Robert E Howard’s Conan the Barbarian books If you enjoy the magic and the adventure look for Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series All three of these authors can really write—the plots flow there are shades of gray in their heroes and villains and their vocabulary is excellent and they write beautifully Since I’m certainly at risk here of sounding like a cranky old woman let me also note that I think these books would be excellent for young readers—the violence isn’t excessive or described in too much detail the romance is very chaste good evil are very obvious and the vocabulary shouldn’t be too taxing But do try to encourage them to read the good stuff like the books listed above once you have them hooked on reading—you’re never too young to read the good writingThis is book number 235 in my Science Fiction Fantasy reading project