R. A. Salvatore – Boundless: A Drizzt Novel

This second book in New York Times best-selling author R. A. Salvatores all-new Forgotten Realms trilogy – full of swordplay, danger, and imaginative thrills – features one of fantasys most beloved and enduring characters, Drizzt DoUrden.

Split between time and two worlds, Zaknafein had always been conflicted. That inner turmoil was magnified by his inferior position as a male dark elf in the matriarchal drow society. Only his status as one of the greatest warriors – as well as his friendship with the mercenary Jarlaxle – kept him sane. When he finally perished, he was content knowing he left behind a legacy as substantial as his son, Drizzt.

Except…someone isnt ready for Zaknafein to be dead. And now hes back, hundreds of years later, in a world he doesnt recognize. His sons companions are not the prideful – and bigoted – males the drow warrior was accustomed to in his previous life. Drizzts circle includes dwarves, elves, and, perhaps worst of all, a human wife.

Struggling to navigate this transformed new world, Zaknafein realizes that some things have not changed: the threat of demons and the machinations of a drow matron no longer content with her familys position in the ranks of Houses.

Though he has been displaced in time, Zaknafein is still a warrior. And no matter what prejudices he must overcome, he knows he will do his duty and fight by Drizzts side to stem the tide of darkness that threatens the Realms.

Author: R. A. Salvatore
Narrator: Victor Bevine
Duration: 13 hours 3 minutes
Released: 19 Oct 2009
Publisher: HarperAudio
Language: English

User Review:

hoe burned-out

Boring, wasteful, disappointing… these are just a few words I’d use to describe Boundless.
The flashbacks to Zaknafein and Jarlaxle are the only parts worth listening too. The rest of the book was just filler for that basically. Good characters like Entreri are taked out of commission and left in the penalty box while garbage-tier characters like Dahlia and the perpetually worthless Regis are pushed to the forefront.
I can only hope that the last book of this trilogy will make up for the horrible middle book.