Title: Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf (Companions Codex, Book 3)
Author: R.A. Salvatore
Published: March 3, 2015
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
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Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
The story of Dritzzt Do’Urden and the returned Companions of the Hall continues in this third installment of the Companions Codex miniseries. The war with the Orcs continues, with the Drow aiding and urging them on. The Dwarven and Elvish settlements are likely to fall under the continued pressure. And with two dragons on their side, how could the Orcs not win? But the Companions aren’t ones to give up easily. With a little strategy and some assistance from an unexpected ally, it might just be possible to hold them off and be victorious. But even if they think it’s possible, that doesn’t mean it’s probable–and it certainly doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy.
I enjoyed this much more than the previous installment, which I think was mostly setup for this one. With all the players in their proper places on the board, we’re treated to some epic battles, some cunning and decisive moves, and more of the truth behind each entity’s involvement in this conflict. There’s are more going on here than it may have seemed in the beginning. And each of the characters really gets their moment to shine, making it all the more enjoyable to read. I’m definitely very curious how things will continue to resolve in the next book.