R. A. Salvatore anyone?

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  1. Tolman Muggworts

    Tolman Muggworts claymore wielding hobbit

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    Has anyone read any good R.A. Salvatore books worth recommending to someone else :confused: . I think that he's a good author, but sometimes he obviously copies off of Tolkien. What do you think?
     
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    I liked the book he wrote for Starwars Episode two.
     
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    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    who is R.A salvatore??
     
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    I only know of one book byu RA Salvatore and that was Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones. According to the back of my copy, he was born in Massachusetts in 1959. He also wrote the Demon Wars Trilogy and also some other books called Mortalis, Bastion of Darkness, Ascendance, and Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime. His wife is named Diane and they have three kids.
     
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    Ive read the "Legacy Of The Drow" series by RA Salvatore. I didn't mind it, Drizzt is a cool hero, but his writing kinda comes off as a little "cheesy" if you ask me.
     
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    I strongly recommend the series he wrote for the Forgootten Realms(the ones that Elan Moran's mentioned).They're very good.
     
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    I've read three series based in the Forgotten Realms that he wrote. Drizzt is awesome... he carries all three series :D But seriously, I have to agree some parts are a bit cheesy (Entreri vs Drizzt fights, anyone?) but overall they're a fun enough read. I'm definately going to read the next series when it's out.
     
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    He is probably most known for his Forgotten Realms work. Though I have read very little of it myself.
     
  9. Tolman Muggworts

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    I have read The Crystal Shard from The Icewind Dale Trilogy. I also read The Highwayman, it was pretty good. The fighting scenes were pretty cool. But again, it was copied off of lots of other things.
     
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    Most fantasy authors these days copy off Tolkien. he is a genius. As far as books, try reading the Dark Elf trilogy, it's pretty good
     
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    I'm reading the second Demonwars right now. maybe i should read the first series first? :D I also read The Highwayman which was awesome. I met him at a book signing and asked him if the world of Corona (his demonwars world) was based on canada (just look at the map) and he said it absolutely was. Its funny because the Gaspe Peninsula is there, the St. Lawrence river is there, Nova Scotia is there, and even Minas Basin is there, still with the greatest tides in the world. I'd definitely recommend any of his Corona books. The forgotten realms is pretty good also, but i dont think it really compares.
     
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    The only R.A. Salvatore book I've read is the first book of Stars Wars: The New Jedi Order. Which I am very mad at him for. But I've heard his fantasy books are very good.
     
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    i enjoued his forgotten realms books, they are worth the read
     
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    Other than the Drizzt books, I find most of his stuff boring. And he killed Chewbacca!!!
     
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    I'll have to amend my previous statement. I have read some of the Drizzt books. Icewind Dale Trilogy, Legacy of the Drow series, Hunters Blades Series, and now the Paths of Darkness Series. Though I do find some of it a bit cheesy like EMT said, I think he does an excellant job of depicting a fight sequence.
     
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    I have read the Dark Elf Trilogy, The Ice Wind Dale Trilogy, The legacy of the Drow and The Cleric Quintet. I also have book 2 of the Avatar series. (need to find the rest before I read that one.
    I like them all.
     
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    His Demonwars stuff is the best. And The Highlander.
     
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    I'd recommend The Dark Elf trilogy. That's some of the best Salvatore I've read (though I haven't read any of his DemonWars stuff...).
     
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    I agree demonwars is his best series, and a worthy read by any standards, I have never heard of Highlander in regards to RAS, perhaps you mean Highwayman.

    FR books are generally light, fun, actionfilled reads, and RAS is the very best of them IMHO. Drizzt is one of the most popularacharacters in fanatsy history. These books are NOT grand works ala Martin, Herbert, Erickson etc. BTW no one, and I mean no one, writes better action scenes then RAS, period.
     
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    I am in the process of reading "The icewind dale trilogy" and will follow that with "The Dark Elf trilogy". I'm loving it so far. Drizzt is a fantastic character.

    ....and of course he copies of Tolkien. Tolkien is the benchmark and reference point for all fantasy writers.