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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 07 Mar 2015 :  19:01:49  Show Profile  Visit Artemas Entreri's Homepage Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Enjoying the opening though it doesn't really feel like part of a "trilogy." So far what's bothered me most is Regis' reaction to the Harpells polymorphing a murderer into a bunny. Really Regis?

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Posted - 08 Mar 2015 :  01:32:41  Show Profile  Visit BEAST's Homepage Send BEAST a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Methinks the common link between the individual books of the "Transitions" mini-series was the loss of control and assured success by the main hero, Drizzt. There are things that are bigger than our favorite drow ranger, and he can't win them all. This was also a bridge to the darker feel that 4E was going for.

In one of the Drizzt Diaries for the next book, The Ghost King, Drizzt remarks about how all this makes him feel. He has quite the self-realization.

"'You don't know my history,' he said dryly."
--Drizzt Do'Urden (The Pirate King, Part 1: Chapter 2)

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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 08 Mar 2015 :  03:39:04  Show Profile  Visit Artemas Entreri's Homepage Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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In one of the Drizzt Diaries for the next book, The Ghost King, Drizzt remarks about how all this makes him feel. He has quite the self-realization.



Drizzt's little journal entries are hit or miss with me. Curious to see how I react to the one you are talking about here when I get to that book.

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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 09 Mar 2015 :  19:12:31  Show Profile  Visit Artemas Entreri's Homepage Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Regarding events toward the end of the book: SPOILER I really hope that RA Salvatore didn't think he was fooling anyone about Arthrogate and Jarlaxle's "big reveal." I thought that was clear as day from the very beginning.

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BEAST
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Posted - 10 Mar 2015 :  18:29:41  Show Profile  Visit BEAST's Homepage Send BEAST a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Regarding events toward the end of the book: SPOILER I really hope that RA Salvatore didn't think he was fooling anyone about Arthrogate and Jarlaxle's "big reveal." I thought that was clear as day from the very beginning.

I doubt he thought any of us would be fooled. It was meant to show that Jar can still fool those around him, in world, though. We've been reading about Jar's hijinks for years. But the pirate high captains of Luskan certainly have not.

It was kinda an inside joke or inside share with us readers, methinks. "I know something 'The Crow' doesn't know!"

"'You don't know my history,' he said dryly."
--Drizzt Do'Urden (The Pirate King, Part 1: Chapter 2)

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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 11 Mar 2015 :  13:07:37  Show Profile  Visit Artemas Entreri's Homepage Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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quote:
Originally posted by Artemas Entreri

Regarding events toward the end of the book: SPOILER I really hope that RA Salvatore didn't think he was fooling anyone about Arthrogate and Jarlaxle's "big reveal." I thought that was clear as day from the very beginning.

I doubt he thought any of us would be fooled. It was meant to show that Jar can still fool those around him, in world, though. We've been reading about Jar's hijinks for years. But the pirate high captains of Luskan certainly have not.

It was kinda an inside joke or inside share with us readers, methinks. "I know something 'The Crow' doesn't know!"



Yeah that makes more sense. Jarlaxle did seem impressed with Kensidan toward the end and he seems like a character I'd love to see more of at some point.

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Entromancer
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Posted - 11 May 2015 :  16:39:43  Show Profile Send Entromancer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This is my favorite Drizzt novel. I also thought Regis reaction was silly. Yeah, Jar's presence was pretty clear to anyone who's read RAS. I take issue with calling this "darker." I don't see it as being dark so much as Drizzt being forced to deal with the consequences of his actions. I would like to see more of it from RAS. I haven't read a Drizzt novel since The Companions, mind.

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Posted - 11 Jul 2016 :  09:50:19  Show Profile  Visit jurasw's Homepage Send jurasw a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This Pirate thing is absolutely not for me, way too stretched story-wise for my taste.

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