Title: Rise of the King
Author: R.A. Salvatore
Publication Date: September 30, 2014
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Review: I’ve very much been enjoying the story of the reincarnated Companions of the Hall, started in the first book of The Sundering and continued in The Companions Codex (of which this is book two). Drizzt and the Companions always makes for an epic story and what we have here seems largely no exception.
While I’ve been enjoying the story thus far (Night of the Hunter – Companions Codex, Book I was one of my favorite books so far this year), this one didn’t really seem to pull its weight. Much of this story seems to be set up. Instead of continuing along the lines of the epic showdowns that occurred in Gauntlegrym, there’s a lot of moving, talking, etc. here but no real major plot points. It’s clear to me that it’s all moving toward something major in the next book, but I was just struck by how little really seemed to happen in this installment overall.
I do plan to continue with the series – I really need to know what happens next. I just hope the next book brings us back to the type of story we saw in The Companions and The Night of the Hunter.
(eGalley provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.)