R.A. Salvatore: The Ghost King Book Tour

For awhile now I've been on an urban fantasy/paranormal romance kick in my reading but I'll be taking a break to jump back into the fantasy genre for R.A. Salvatore's The Ghost King.

A couple of years ago, my son introduced me to R.A. Salvatore and ever since I've been devouring the books on Drizzt as soon as they publish. Well, actually I have to wait until my son reads the books first, then I get my turn. Right now, he is reading The Ghost King and he keeps telling me how much he's enjoying the book. So my anticipation to read this last installment in the Transition Trilogy is starting to build, exponentially.

Since I first discovered R.A. Salvatore, he fast became one of my favorite authors in the fantasy genre. Through him I've lived the trials and tribulation of Drizzt Do’Urden, a dark elf, who has captured my imagination and my heart through his action packed exploits. The secondary characters that surround Drizzt, have their own charms and unique personalities, they add to the mulitple layers built into these books. If you haven't read any of the Drizzt books, I highly recommend you check them out. To get you started here's a pdf link to the series order. This is a series that should be read in order.

R.A. Salvatore will conducting a book tour throughout October into November. Look! SciFiGuy.ca is on the book tour for October 14th!

Information from Wizards of the Coast:

Book Tour
To celebrate the release of The Ghost King, Salvatore will travel across the United States, to Canada to chat with fans and sign copies of his books. Tour stops include:
  • Atlanta, GA: Mon., October 19 at Georgia Center for the Book, 7:15 pm
  • St. Louis, MO: Tues., October 20 at Left Bank Books, 7 pm
  • Toronto, ON: Wed., October 21 at World’s Biggest Bookstore, 7 pm
  • West Chester, PA: Thurs., October 22 at Chester County Book Co., 7:30 pm
  • Johnstown, NY: Fri., October 23 at Mysteries on Main Street, 7 pm
  • Poughkeepsie, NY: Sat., October 24 at Barnes & Noble, 12 pm
Additionally, Salvatore can be found throughout the blogosphere participating in an online tour that includes interviews at the following blogs:
About R.A. Salvatore
R.A. Salvatore is best known as the creator of the dark elf Drizzt, one of the fantasy genre's most beloved characters. With over 15 million books sold in the U.S. alone, more than four dozen books to his credit, nearly 20 New York Times bestsellers and numerous game credits, Salvatore has become one of the most important figures in modern epic fantasy. His first published novel was The Crystal Shard in 1988. Since that time, Salvatore has published numerous novels, including the New York Times bestselling The Halfling's Gem, Sojourn, and The Legacy.


Leontine said...

This sounds very good but for me I like some form of romance or attraction story thread within my fantasy...is there any to be found because this dark elf really appeals to me :)

MrsMixx said...

I used to read Fantasy...well i still do (I'm waiting for the next G.R.R Martin).
I feel like it's a lot of work to read fantasy it's always difficult to get into a new world where everything is new. I'm a bit lazy and starting a new series already has me exhausted lol
I didn't know R.A Salvatore though so i might look into that =)

Donna said...

Hi Leontine - There is very little romance in these series of books, just hints and suggestions but nothing like what I'm sure you are talking about. They are more action based, built on the politics of the universe in Drizzt's world. Drizzt is portrayed as a good looking dark elf, that has women looking at him in speculative ways.

Pattepoilue - I know what you are talking about, some fantasy novels can drowned you in strange names, worlds, dimensions and species ever other paragraph. You won't find that in the Drizzt novels, they really are fun to read, especially the fight scenes with Drizzt. And there is such an abundance of heartfelt emotions in these books, I don't miss the romance. But then again, I don't have to have romance in the books I read either as long as the book can capture my imagination. Really, give the first book a try. Seriously.

MrsMixx said...

@Donna I don't mind either if there's no romance, usually the fantasy books i read have next to zero romance lol ;) I will trust you on this one, if the world building is not too heavy i can go for it. =)

Amy C said...

Hi Donna,
RA Salvatore was on my list of authors to read before I got totally sidetracked with romances a few years ago. Now I'm a little reluctant to get into too in depth fantasies unless they are authors I have previously read. And I was always reluctant to read male fantasy writers :). I've actually onely read one, James Clemens. I really enjoyed his Banned and Banished series, even if the ending was a little so so for me :).

Donna said...

Pattepoilue - While I don't have to have romance in my books, I do like reading romances, I'm so glad I finally discovered PNR. Sometimes I crave reading some romance. But I like the paranormal mixed in, I don't read Chick Lit, Straight up romances or Contemporaries - they don't hold my attention.

Amy - Out of the fantasy authors, I really do mean it when I say I love R.A. Salvatore's writing. I think you'll find that even though he's a man writing fantasy, it will pull you because he writes with so much heart. Like I was telling Pattepoilue, he doesn't drowned you in politics throughout his books. I guess you could say he romanticizes Drizzt's life while Drizzt tries to overcome a lot prejudices against him because of his race, Dark Elfs. There are a lot parallels to real life in his books. You should give the first novel a try.

You know, I've never thought one way or another about the author being male or female. Hm, I need to ponder that. My hubby would say it's because I don't think like others, he says I'm a bit on the strange side when it comes to how I rationalize things. LOL!

Amy C said...

I had never given it any thought until I was well into reading fantasy that I gravitated to reading female authors. One day I was looking at my bookshelves and I realized that I only had one male author among them! I think you hit it for me, I think maybe without consciously being aware of it, I assumed that male authors would be more political and focus on fighting scenes.

But if you say Salvatore is that good, then I will for sure pick up the first book and give it a shot!

Unknown said...

Cool Donna -
Its fun to change genres sometimes - although there are a few that I won't touch. Now its my turn to try some romance for a change - between you and Susi that should be easy.
Looking forward to your thoughts on the book. :)

Donna said...

Shellie - It is good to switch up genres especially for your favorite series. :) My son finished this book yesterday, he won't give me any hints to it other than I won't be disappointed. umph!

Unknown said...

Donna -
Threats of no food or laundry or other niceties often work...;)
Or cut off his WOW account temporarily.... that will get him. lol.

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