Title: The Companions
Author: R.A. Salvatore
Publication Date: August 6, 2013

Rating: ★ ★ ★  ☆
It’s been some time since I’ve read anything from any of the Dungeons & Dragons settings, and The Companions by R.A. Salvatore has left me wondering why/how I let it go for so long. The rich fantasy world that Salvatore weaves found me quickly and easily engaged. The level of connection to the individual characters is one I personally haven’t found in a fantasy novel for quite some time.

Even if you haven’t followed the previous adventures Drizzt Do’Urden, you won’t find yourself lost in The Companions. Salvatore works enough background into the story to pick up the history of the Companions of the Hall along with following their current predicaments. The author also seamlessly introduces the history of the Realms themselves, making this a perfect “jumping in” point for someone wanting to read the books of The Sundering but concerned about not having read the 20+ previous Drizzt books.

Highly recommended for fans of the fantasy genre, of Forgotten Realms, of Drizzt, and of books with a well-written narrative.

(eGalley provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.)