Promise of the Witch-king - R. A. Salvatore

  bad guy book!


Man, I really like these books that focus on the villains rather than the heroes. This one was super fun.


This volume (out of the three) was probably plotted the most traditionally for a fantasy novel-- A party of elves, dwarves, humans, and oh, some half-orcs... some warriors, some wizards, some rogues... on their way to fight the big evil and reclaim the magical thingamajig.


That being said, it completely inverts the trope by

having every single member of the party want to kill each other (and several succeed)....

(show spoiler)

much more fun.


This rating lost half a star because Salvatore dumped too many new characters on the reader at the beginning, and it was super hard to keep track of them all. Some of the ones that I thought would be super-important weren't, and vice versa.


...but who can complain too much about dumb fantasy? This book was FANTASTIC.


Oh, and I've said it before, but RA Salvatore? Have someone proofread your books. I've found spelling errors in EVERY RA Salvatore book. Totally lame.