RA Salvatore

Robert Anthony Salvatore was born in Leominster, Massachusetts on January 20, 1959. A graduate of Leominster High School, Salvatore attended Fitchburg State College to study computerscience, however, he changed his major to journelism after recieving a copy of The Lord of the Rings as a Christmas gift. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Fitchburg State College in 1981, then returned to study for the degree he really wanted, the Bachelor of Arts in English. His writing career began in earnest in 1982 when the manuscript that would later become Echoes of the Forth Magic was penned, and his first novel published The Crystal Shard, the first of the Icewind Dale Trilogy, was released in 1988 however, it wasn't until 1990 that Salvatore became a writer full time.His books have been translated into numerous foreign languages including German, Italian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Turkish, Croatian, Bulgarian, Yiddish, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Czech, and French and he consistently appears on The New York Times best sellers list selling in excess of 10 million copies of his multi-volume series including The Dark Elf Trilogy, Paths of Darkness, The Hunter's Blades Trilogy, and The Cleric Quintet. He is noted for his intense and descriptive battle scenes which have been attributed to his history in boxing and his work as a bouncer. R. A. Salvatore enjoys an ever-expanding and extremely loyal following and counts Ian Fleming, Arthur Conan Doyle, Fritz Leiber, and of course, J.R.R. Tolkien amongst his literary influences. Still a resident of Massachusetts, Salvatore lives there with his wife Diane, and their three children, Bryan, Geno, and Caitlin and numerous pets.

RA Salvatore reviews

The Companions

Forgotten Realms: The Sundering #1 written by RA Salvatore

As Drizzt's fate hangs in the balance, he reflects on the lives of the trusted allies who stood by his side throughout his early life--the friends now known as the Comp [...]

Published: 0000

Our rating: 5.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Gauntlgrym

Neverwinter Saga: Book 1 written by RA Salvatore

Drizzt joins Bruenor on his quest for the fabled dwarven kingdom of Gauntlgrym: ruins said to be rich with ancient treasure and arcane lore. But before they even get close, [...]

Published: 2011

Our rating: 8.5 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Neverwinter

Neverwinter Saga: Book 2 written by RA Salvatore

With the last of his trusted companions having fallen, Drizzt is alone--and free--for the first time in almost a hundred years. Guilt mingles with relief, leaving Drizzt un [...]

Published: 0000

Our rating: 6.3 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Highwayman

Saga of the First King: Book 1 written by RA Salvatore

Long ago, in a distant land, a lonely young man struggles to discover who he is and where he belongs. He carries the blood and magic of two people, a sword of unimaginable [...]

Published: 0000

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Vector Prime

Star Wars: New Jedi Order: Book 1 written by RA Salvatore

The Galactic Empire has ended the war with the New Republic, but the galaxy is far from peace. Unrest is spreading everywhere, and threatens to destroy the New Republic' [...]

Published: 1999

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Homeland

The Dark Elf Trilogy: Book 1 written by RA Salvatore

Drow ranger Drizzt Do’Urden, first introduced in The Icewind Dale Trilogy, quickly became one of the fantasy genre’s standout characters. But Homeland first rev [...]

Published: 1990

Our rating: 9.5 | 8 positive reader reviews

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Exile

The Dark Elf Trilogy: Book 2 written by RA Salvatore

As I became a creature of the empty tunnels, survival became easier and more difficult all at once. I gained in the physical skills and experience necessary to live on. I c [...]

Published: 1990

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Sojourn

The Dark Elf Trilogy: Book 3 written by RA Salvatore

After abandoning the perils of the underdark, Drizzt Do-Urden, the renegade dark elf, battles to survive in the harsh surface world and to gain acceptance from the surface- [...]

Published: 1991

Our rating: 9.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Crystal Shard

The Legend of Drizzt: Book 1 written by RA Salvatore

Ten-Towns is in peril. The mage Akar Kessel has set in motion events leasing to the discovery of the crystal shard, a magical device that might be capable of utterly defeat [...]

Published: 0000

Our rating: 7.1 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Orc King

Transitions: Book 1 written by RA Salvatore

An uneasy peace between the dwarves of Mithral Hall and the orcs of the newly established Kingdom of Many-Arrows can't last long. The orc tribes united under Obould beg [...]

Published: 2008

Our rating: 7.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Pirate King

Transitions: Book 2 written by RA Salvatore

Captain Deudermont has sailed to the pirate city of Luskan on a mission--a mission to once and for all defeat the true power behind the corrupt city: a wicked lich and his [...]

Published: 2008

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Ghost King

Transitions: Book 3 written by RA Salvatore

When the Spellplague ravages Faerûn, Drizzt and his companions are caught in the chaos. Seeking out the help of the priest Cadderly–the hero of the recently rei [...]

Published: 2009

Our rating: 5.6 | 2 positive reader reviews

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