Wednesday, March 12, 2008

No. 6 - The Ancient

by R.A. Salvatore

Started: March 11
Finished: April 6

Notes: Been a while since I've read some Salvatore, so I'm in the mood. Also, this appears to be a sequel of sorts to his The Highwayman book, which I enjoyed a couple of years ago.

Mini review: The first half of this one is somewhat confusing because there are so many different characters, but they all come together in the last hundred or so pages for a pretty darn good ending. The main protagonist of this tale, Bransen (also known as the Highwayman), from time to time shows a few of Drizzt's more annoying characters such as overthinking about himself, but in the end Bransen would do any Sword and Sorcery protagonist proud. I wouldn't say this is Salvatore's best work, but it's far from his worst, and a decent read. I also like the Highwayman character quite a bit, so I'm looking forward to more tales featuring him.

1 comment:

Howard von Darkmoor said...

I'll be monitoring this one, so read it well, grasshopper.