Title: Night of the Hunter
Author: R.A. Salvatore
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Review: The story of the Companions of Hall, returned and reunited, continues in Night of the Hunter. But why exactly did Mielikki send them back into new lives? Now that they’ve returned to Drizzt’s side, is their mission complete? Is there something greater that they need to accomplish?
Moving out of The Sundering, Salvatore masterfully builds the new world of Drizzt Do’Urden. While setting out to tie up loose ends from The Companions – finding rest for Pwent, helping the dwarves figure out what to do about the orcs – a whole new range of people (and problems) begins to emerge, setting the stage for an epic battle that will bring Drizzt up against his past and his people, perhaps for the final time?
I really enjoy Salvatore’s writing style. The world-building is easy to follow (except sometimes there are so many names when the drow are involved that it can be more difficult to follow in general) and you don’t need to have an extensive knowledge of Forgotten Realms to understand where things are coming from and where they might be going. Certainly recommend this for anyone interested in fantasy.
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