"[The Crystal Shard] is great. The action starts early and keeps pumping all through. It reads like an action movie, with very little down time, but still manages to build deep characters." -- Library Thing
The novel that launched the career of The New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore and introduced the world to the Legend of Drizzt!
Drizzt Do'Urden has come to the rugged, windswept steppes of Icewind Dale, at first seeking nothing but solitude. Instead, he finds a clan of dwarves in search of their long-lost homeland, and two humans: a girl raised by dwarves and a barbarian boy who comes to Clan Battlehammer as a prisoner, and becomes its greatest hero.
Crenshinibon, crafted by a cabal of liches whose memory was lost to the ages millennia ago, was hurtled through the multiverse by a vengeful angel -- and it's landed in the snows of Icewind Dale. There, it calls out to be found, calls out to the weak willed, the ambitious, the corruptible.
And when Crenshinibon finds its first victim, a young apprentice wizard, the victim becomes a conqueror, and the disparate tribes of the northern barbarians will have to call a truce with the civilized frontiersmen of Ten-Towns and the dwarves of Clan Battlehammer, so that any of them might still be free when the Crystal Shard has had its day.
The Crystal Shard is the fourth novel in the re-numbered, re-covered epic series the Legend of Drizzt, and follows directly after Sojourn, but it was actually the first book to feature Drizzt. Originally published in 1988, The Crystal Shard has been thrilling fantasy fans for more than twenty years. Next from here: Streams of Silver.