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The Thousand Orcs -- Forgotten Realms: The Hunter's Blades Trilogy, Book 1by R. A. Salvatore
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Barbaric hordes of blood-hungry humanoids sweep across the Spine of the World, and thousands of humans and dwarves lie in their path.
The Spine of the World has many defenders, not the least of whom are Drizzt Do'Urden and his powerful friends. But the Companions have grown dependent on one other. When they're separated by enemies, time, and death, can even a warrior as cunning and mighty as Drizzt stand alone against an army?
One of the greatest characters of the fantasy genre returns to the front lines and is drawn beyond, deep into enemy territory. He'll need every ounce of skill and courage he possesses just to stay alive!
This first book in an all-new series features R.A. Salvatore's signature character, Drizzt Do'Urden, as the focal point of the entire trilogy. The popularity of this character has driven Salvatore's last seven hardcover titles to New York Times bestselling status.
"[A]nother rousing tale of derring-do and harrowing escapes....The philosophical Drizzt spends his downtime pondering the frailties of humanity, which adds a bit of depth to an admittedly light-hearted sword and sorcery novel. A nifty cliffhanger promises more excitement to come in the sequel." Publishers Weekly
"The Forgotten Realms universe is revived by one of its ablest writers....Add Salvatore's usual creativity and intelligence with minor characters, magic, pacing, and battle scenes, and you have a most respectable game-oriented fantasy (the publisher makes games to go with the books)." Roland Green, Booklist
"Complex characters and meticulously described battle scenes make this a strong choice for most fantasy and YA collections." Library Journal
Continues the adventures of the Dark Elf hero, Drizzt Do'Urden, as an invasion of orcs sweeps across the Spine of the World, separating him from the friends on whom he has long relied and forcing him to draw on his own inner resources.
This new series features R.A. Salvatore's signature character, Drizzt Doourden, as the focal point of the entire trilogy. The popularity of this signature character has driven Salvatore's last seven hardcover titles to New York Times bestselling status.
One Dark Elf.
Two Enchanted Blades.
One Unknown Enemy.
And a Horde of Invaders.
It’s been a long time since Drizzt Do’Urden has had to fight alone. When a ravaging mob of vicious orcs overruns the North and his friends are washed away in its evil tide, he must take matters into his own deadly hands.
An all-new trilogy takes Drizzt to the edge . . . and beyond.
About the Author
R.A. Salvatore was born in Massachusetts in 1959. His love affair with fantasy, and with literature in general, began during his sophomore year of college when he was given a copy of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings as a Christmas gift. He promptly changed his major from computer science to journalism. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications in 1981, then returned for the degree he always cherished, the Bachelor of Arts in English. He began writing seriously in 1982, penning the manuscript that would become Echoes of the Fourth Magic.
His first published novel was The Crystal Shard from TSR, Inc. in 1988. He is still best known as the creator of the dark elf Drizzt, one of fantasy's most beloved characters. His novel The Silent Blade won the Origins Award, and in the fall of 1997, his letters, manuscripts, and other professional papers were donated to the R.A. Salvatore Library at his alma mater, Fitchburg State College, in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
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