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    Boundless: An Excerpt From The Upcoming Drizzt Novel

    Over at iO9 you can read an excerpt from Boundless, the upcoming Drizzt novel from RA Salvatore.

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    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 isn’t ready for Zaknafein to be dead. And now he’s back, hundreds of years later, in a world he doesn’t recognize. His son’s companions are not the prideful—and bigoted—males the drow warrior was accustomed to in his previous life. Drizzt’s 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 family’s 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 Drizzt’s side to stem the tide of darkness that threatens the Realms.


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    I originally thought this was going to be a throwback novel,but glad to see it is a 5e novel with the Companipns of the Hall. I will need to read the last series where Gromph blackened out the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aco175 View Post
    I originally thought this was going to be a throwback novel,but glad to see it is a 5e novel with the Companipns of the Hall. I will need to read the last series where Gromph blackened out the world.
    What makes a novel 5E?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morrus View Post
    What makes a novel 5E?
    I think he means that rather than be a story set back before Drizz't was born, this is a story taking place in the current timeline of the Forgotten Ralms, the one described in 5E books.

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    I'm still trying to finish A Thousand Orcs, got a long ways to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aco175 View Post
    I originally thought this was going to be a throwback novel,but glad to see it is a 5e novel with the Companipns of the Hall. I will need to read the last series where Gromph blackened out the world.
    I think it's mostly going to be current with fun flash backs chapters like Timeless was, the best way to do prequels,, as flash backs in a more current plot.

    I'm buying this novel partly in the hopes it will inspire a resurgence of new Forgotten Realms novels
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgsugden View Post
    I think he means that rather than be a story set back before Drizz't was born, this is a story taking place in the current timeline of the Forgotten Realms, the one described in 5E books.
    This. There was a series of books that transitioned from 4e to 5e and told about how the companions were reincarnated in new bodies. This looks like it continues the same timeline rather than be a book set before when Drizzt was born.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Futurity View Post
    I'm still trying to finish A Thousand Orcs, got a long ways to go.
    How long? More than nine hundred orcs?
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    How long? More than nine hundred orcs?
    Didn't know that an orc was a time measurement unit

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    Orc is a unit of time measurement, just like colors are a unit of speed.
    Red ones go faster, after all.

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