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Rise of the King (Book) Review

 
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An action packed story that keeps you in suspense.

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Some parts may be a bit difficult to follow for those new to the series.


Final Fiendish Findings?

Companion Codex, II Drizzt Do’Urden and his loyal Companions of the Hall have emerged into a world at war. The devious drow (Drizzt excluded, of course) have concocted a plan to band many different species together in a deadly fight that the dwarves, elves, and humans never really saw coming. Chivalrous to a fault, Drizzt […]

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Companion Codex, II

Drizzt Do’Urden and his loyal Companions of the Hall have emerged into a world at war. The devious drow (Drizzt excluded, of course) have concocted a plan to band many different species together in a deadly fight that the dwarves, elves, and humans never really saw coming. Chivalrous to a fault, Drizzt and his band of friends naturally are deeply immersed in battle, right from the start. Those who enjoy a good fight sequence will be well pleased with the detailed and realistic action scenes that are liberally spread throughout the book.

The newly reunited Companions of the Hall are still wrestling with some inner demons due to their new perspectives on life (and much of this introspection will be hard to follow for those who have not read the first book in the series – although the book is still a story that just about anyone can enjoy). Questions of good and evil, right and wrong, and the consequences of past decisions way heavily on their minds, perhaps coloring the way they now see the world in a much different light from before. If they’re going to band together once more to fight, they’ll need to figure out what it really is that they stand for.

Rise of the King is one of those books that really flows nicely. The story and its characters are so captivating that you hardly notice a hundred pages have flown by. Between the inevitable scheming from Lolth, the devious plot twists the drow throw out,  and Bruenor’s determination to right what he perceives as his greatest mistake, there is just so much going on that you get lost in the story. And while Drizzt and his Companions can guess where much of the trouble is coming from, even they have no real idea of what Lolth has in store.

Written as part of a trilogy, Rise of the King is a book that leaves you disappointed only that it doesn’t keep going. With tons of action packed battle scenes, some soul searching introspection, and a devious god who won’t be content until Drizzt gets what’s coming to him, Rise of the King is a book that will keep you hanging on every word, right till the very last one.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)