- By R.A. Salvatore

Passage to Dawn

  • Title: Passage to Dawn
  • Author: R.A. Salvatore
  • ISBN: 9780786907502
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Passage to Dawn Six years Not so long in the lifespan of a drow And yet in counting the months the weeks the days the hours it seemed to me as if I had been away from Mithril Hall a hundred times that number The p

    Six years Not so long in the lifespan of a drow And yet in counting the months, the weeks, the days, the hours it seemed to me as if I had been away from Mithril Hall a hundred times that number The place was another lifetime, another way of life, a mere stepping stone toTo what To where I ride the waves along the sword coast now, the wind and spray in my face MySix years Not so long in the lifespan of a drow And yet in counting the months, the weeks, the days, the hours it seemed to me as if I had been away from Mithril Hall a hundred times that number The place was another lifetime, another way of life, a mere stepping stone toTo what To where I ride the waves along the sword coast now, the wind and spray in my face My ceiling is the rush of clouds and the canopy of stars, my floor, the creaking boards of a swift, well weathered ship Beyond that lies the azure blanket, flat and still, heaving and rolling, hissing in the rain and exploding under the fall of a breaching whale.Is this, then, my home

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    1. This review contains spoilers.You're probably familiar with the phrase "jumping the shark."� It refers to an episode of Happy Days when the Fonz does a water ski jump over a shark. The phrase is meant to pinpoint the exact moment when a TV series starts to go downhill.Passage To Dawn inspired me to come up with a similar phrase:"Training the seal."� It's meant to pinpoint the exact moment when a fantasy book series starts to go downhill. "Training the seal"� refers to an incident in this b [...]

    2. Another great volume in the ongoing Drizzt series. I read this for the first time back in 1998 or so, when I was in high school. I've since read it about 3 times, and it's worth it.This is the book where they're on the ship, going around the ocean for the first time. It's a fun book, quite a departure from what's come before. We do find ourselves back in the cold north later on, however. If you've come this farep going!

    3. I love this series. I have been reading these books nonstop for the past year. Drizzt Do'Urden is a drow (dark elf) who has forsaken his ruthlessly sadistic kin for the sake of his conscience, and in his sixty years of life (which is not long in the life of a dark elf) known more adventure than most who have lived can say.Together he, and Catti-Brie, one of the fairest women Drizzt had ever met, her adopted dwarven father, Bruenor Battlehammer, and their halfing friend Regis, the formidable team [...]

    4. In an odd departure, this book picks up 6 years after the end of the last one - Siege of Darkness. Drizzt Do'Urden, the dark elven ranger, and Catti-brie, the human adopted daughter of the dwarven king Bruenor Battlehammer, have spent the years chasing pirates aboard the ship Sea Sprite with their friend Captain Deudermont. After Duedermont is attacked by a doppleganger, they embark on a quest to locate a mythical island. Once there, Drizzt and Catti-brie are given a poem by an old witch, which [...]

    5. THIS is what I'm talkin' 'bout. This is the Salvatore that got me hooked on Drizzt. The whole story was fun and new, despite the fact that it slightly mirrored some of the earlier Drizzt adventures.Again, Salvatore's humor, wit, twists and tales of adventure, loyalty, friendship and good triumphing over evil truly drew me in. I love that Harkell had an even larger and much more important role in this story, and I enjoyed the introductions of both Cadderly and Danica, and Ivan and Pikel.But the t [...]

    6. My new years resolution this year is to finish the Drizzt series (up to 13 since that's all I own and I will not buy more) and the Fire of Heaven Series by Russell Kirkpatrick (forgive me if I spell the name wrong). Boring books that I have given up on, but I decided that this year I will finish.I'm only 50 pages into Passage to Dawn and I can tell I'm in for a struggle. I hate Drizzt. Hate. Hate. Hate. A doppleganger takes over Captain Deudermont's body and before the doppleganger is with Drizz [...]

    7. So this is my least favorite Drizzt book so far. I don't really know why this series needed a 4th book. Some it was fun but some of it carried on for me. I am on my way though to catching up with the series!! angelasanxiouslife

    8. i will always be appreciative to R.A Salvatore for being the first author to bring me into the realm of fantasy and introducing me to one of my greatest literary heroes in Drizzt, the latest adventure keeps up the pace of adventure, friendship and magic and is a blast. i particularly enjoy the soliloquy portions from Drizzt at particular intervals of the book, it really gives you a keen insight into the mind of a character without them just stand around during a random chapter thinking these tho [...]

    9. I pulled out my old hardcover of Passage to Dawn and read it again recently. I was pleasantly pleased at how much I enjoyed it (and how quickly time seemed to melt away as I read it). Being back on the Sea Sprite was like being slipping into my favorite pair of running shoes and setting out one the trail. Salvatore is a master at pulling the reader into the adventure. I felt the excitement of Drizzt and Catti-brie fighting side-by-side without some of the emotional and physical baggage of more r [...]

    10. This Drizzt book felt out of place somehow. It didn't really fit in the series, I quite liked the ending of the last book and it could have been a nice ending to a trilogy, but Salvatore went on to tell what happened after the battle. The first part was entertaining, but the identity of the prisoner was too obvious, I even feared who it was in the epilog of book three. Dead characters should stay dead. I believe to have heard that later on in the series R.A. Salvatore goes on to thin the ranks o [...]

    11. Yet another amazing installment of the Drizzt series by R.A. Salvatore! In this one, Dirzzt and his friends are once again caught up in the evil machinations of the demon Errtu, and have to band together to defeat him. I loved this story, as I have loved all of the Drizzt books so far. I love the fight scenes that Salvatore crafts, he really knows how to make you feel as if you are there in the action with the characters. And I love love LOVE the close relationship between Drizzt and his friends [...]

    12. A nice break in the Drizzt series from the constant evil Drow killing, and always a nice change being set anywhere other than Menzoberranzan.Felt a little cheap having Crenshinibon and Errtu as the big bad evils again.When the true identity of Errtu's prisoner is revealed, I found it very emotional and joyous, if a little rushed over in the aftermath of the reveal.The seal taming part was a little stupid, and probably could've been accomplished in a different way maybe with a return of a wizard. [...]

    13. First I want to say I'm a long time R.A Salvatore fan and also a Drizzt fan (no not a fanboy fan, fanboys are weirdos).Ok let's go.I thought the best i can say for this book is it has a couple of moments that did entertain. but all in all I found it very cartoon like and a bit soap opera like. I mean Wulfgar! on Ice? seriously? is it like a drink? hey next time order a Wulfgar on ice. mmm good! not read this one for the sake of the good times of old and let's hope the next is a bit more. real?

    14. Although I still liked the book, I'm starting to lose interest in the series. At this point I just want to say that I read all30? 40? Rather than genuinely wanting to see what new challenge Drizzt and his friends overcome. We'll see how many more I can get through before it grabs me again like the first 6 did.I did enjoy the naval battles and journeys. It was a refreshing change of pace.Definitely saw the "big twist" coming a mile away.

    15. Was anyone actually surprised that it was Wulfgar? I mean it would have been a much bigger shock if it had been Drizzt's father. Even without the barbarian subplot. I enjoyed most of the book except that part.

    16. This long running series is really starting stagnate. The characters have been through the same dramas and plot devices before, but even more condemning, they are now beginning to irritate.

    17. Not my favorite. What is it with some authors and the need to bring back the dead? There is nothing wrong with continuing a story without some character. Just move on already!

    18. Como siempre, Salvatore te traslada al mundo de Forgotem Realms y te sumerge en un mundo apasionante. Seguir a Drizzt es siempre un placer.

    19. События в книге развиваются очень быстро и «неожиданный» хэппи-энд с Вульфгаром не такой уж и неожиданный.

    20. Not a bad read, but it felt less engaging than the previous iterations in the series, as if the loss of Wulfgar affected even the overall mood of the book.

    21. I've slowed, but not stalled yet. I've got a bunch to go still. AND THEN it's off to any series that happens in or around Waterdeep!

    22. ***This review is regarding the audiobook version***Passage to Dawn by R.A. Salvatore was the first audiobook that I've ever finished out of my own accord. The listening experience was amazing, as it starts out with Drizzt and Cattibrie on a ship six years after the previous novel, and Victor Bevine conveys soulfully Drizzt's sense of wonder at the vastness of the world as he looks out into the sea. Victor Bevine's Narration of Passage to Dawn by R.A. SalvatoreBevine's voices for the characters [...]

    23. I really really really hate bad plot lines. Especially when an alternate plot line is both obvious and much easier to write than the bad one that was used instead.For those of you who havent read the series up to this point, here is a short summary:Drizzt defeated a demon named Errtu in the first book, the Crystal Shard. In the world of Forgotten Realms, a demon who is defeated and sent back to the Abyss by a mortal is banished for 100 years and cant come back until that time is up. Think of it [...]

    24. Short ReviewGoes way off the deep end. Not only does Salvatore wimp out by bringing back a dead character, the whole seal training bit is likely to compel you to severe self-harm. If you're going to read it I suggest you do so while substantially inebriated since that appears to be the state it was written in.Long Review(view spoiler)[I almost feel like this book qualifies as literary nanar.If you are unfamiliar with that particular French term it essentially indicates a film that is so terrible [...]

    25. This book is the worst book by R.A. Salvatore I've read so far; though the Siege of Darkness was also pretty bad.Passage to Dawn, however, really really let me down. I'd known all along that it was Wulfgar that Errtu had imprisoned, and I quickly got irritated at Salvatore so blantantly lying to us the whole time, saying it was Drizzt's father. I've been a big fan of the Drizzt/Catti-brie pairing since I first starting reading the series. In this book, I was hoping that FINALLY they'd get togeth [...]

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