The Crystal Shard - Icewind Trilogy 1 Book Summary and Study Guide

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A poor wizard apprentice is taken in by an evil artifact's promises of power. He tries to take over an area that happens to include a great elven swordsman and his friends, all of whom are quite capable of taking on a lowly apprentice, even one with an evil artifact. The fight is made more difficult however, by the recruitment of several thousand evildoers for the bad guys and the good guys being too suspicious of each other to co-operate. Also, one of the greatest armies for good is under the evil power, with the one man who can change that is under severe delusions of being the best fighter in the area. But as hopeless as this all sounds, the entire book is carried out in high fantasy form, with much action and great dialogue throughout.
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The review of this Book prepared by The Ninth Gate

Drizzt Do'Urden is forced to fight a deluded wizard who is being controlled by a magical item from the past called the crystal shard. Drizzt and his friends, Bruenor, Cattie-Brie and his black panther Gwewhywar, set out to kill the wizard and bring peace to the region
The review of this Book prepared by Eric Lamarche

It describes a character who fights the prejudices of his race by striving for freedom and equality side by side with characters of other races and genders. It has all the things a good fantasy book would have; master swordsman, angry dwarf, the rash barbarian, the lazy halfling, the cunning assasin, the beautiful young women trying to proove herself and of course the big, mean demon terrorizing the countryside.
The review of this Book prepared by Matt D'Apolito

Chapter Analysis of The Crystal Shard - Icewind Trilogy 1

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 40%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 40% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   magical powers (general) War or Invasion    -   Yes Major kinds of combat:    -   sword fights Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Escaping from behind enemy lines?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   long lived adults If magical mental powers:    -   is very quick


Terrain    -   Mountains A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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