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The Crystal Shard: The Graphic Novel

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At long last, Drizzt Do'urden has found a home in the secluded Icewind Dale. But his hard-fought peace is threatened by the awakening of the fabled crystal shard - an occult device of unimaginable destructive power.


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At long last, Drizzt Do'urden has found a home in the secluded Icewind Dale. But his hard-fought peace is threatened by the awakening of the fabled crystal shard - an occult device of unimaginable destructive power.

30 review for The Crystal Shard: The Graphic Novel

  1. 4 out of 5

    Noa Velasco

    Mi primer amor de Reinos Olvidados fue "La piedra de cristal". No fue el primero que leía, pero sí el que más me emocionó. Así que del guion no tengo queja alguna. Es una buena adaptación, aunque echo de menos al dibujante anterior. Este dibujante es perfecto para bárbaros y gente ruda, pero joder... Drizzt parece Conan de viejo con una patata en la barbilla. Los delicados rasgos de elfo no están conseguidos.

  2. 5 out of 5

    A B

    This is a beautifully illustrated graphic novel adaptation of the first of the Drizzt novels, "The Crystal Shard". I found it to be a good refresher prior to starting on the next book in the series.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    The artwork seemed to change here. Some pages are wonderful and others look almost rudimentary. Great story as always though. Loved seeing this in graphic novel form.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Rick Silva

    The fourth volume of the Legend of Drizzt graphic novel series goes back to the prose novel where Drizzt was originally introduced. The barbarian Wulfgar was the lead character of that novel, but here the emphasis has been shifted slightly to focus more on Drizzt, although the story is, so some extent, an ensemble cast. The lack of female characters (there is one, and she only appears in two minor scenes), was a bit disappointing, particularly after this had not been an issue in other books in th The fourth volume of the Legend of Drizzt graphic novel series goes back to the prose novel where Drizzt was originally introduced. The barbarian Wulfgar was the lead character of that novel, but here the emphasis has been shifted slightly to focus more on Drizzt, although the story is, so some extent, an ensemble cast. The lack of female characters (there is one, and she only appears in two minor scenes), was a bit disappointing, particularly after this had not been an issue in other books in the series, but again, this feels like a product of this graphic novel being based on an earlier piece of Salvatore's writing. As for the story, there's an evil artifact, a weak-willed but power-hungry wizard who uses his newfound power to set himself up with a horde of monsters, and the heroes determined to save Icewind Dale in spite of the struggles of the locals to unite. This volume tells a complete story. I had forgotten that the Icewind Dale books were more standalone than the Dark Elf Trilogy. Wulfgar gets a lot of the spotlight, as does the halfling rogue Regis, who ends up having one of the best scenes in the story in a mind-control battle with the villain. Drizzt does all of his usual Drizzt things, but seeing him as a mentor-figure to Wulfgar is a nice turnaroud after all of his times in the student role in the first three graphic novels. The battle scenes are bloody and intense, and all of the artwork on the action scenes is great. This novel had a lot of plot, and the graphic novel struggled a bit to give everything the space it deserved, with a scene involving a dragon getting sold a bit short in the crunch for space. The climactic battle does get the space it needs, and the pacing on that final battle is great.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    Once again, Salvatore's original story comes through in the art of a graphic novel. I have no memory of reading this novel in book form, yet I found it delightful as it introduced Wulgar and Aegis-hammer. I will reread the novel versions one day.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Danie Ware

    Funny how a GN can be made or broken by how closely the characters resemble your headcanon - and this one wasn’t even close, which is kind of a shame.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Patrick Adekunle

    Amazing story and great characters. The story just keeps getting better and better.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Angel

    This series of adaptations of the popular Drizzt series continues to be entertaining. I think the first three so far are still the best, which I wonder if that is the case with the novels as well. As a note of disclosure, I have not read the novels, but I have enjoyed these graphic novels so far. In this particular story, Drizzt has found some sense of peace in the faraway outpost of Icewind Dale. Sure, he is still not trusted by most of the humans there, but he has made a friend or two. A faile This series of adaptations of the popular Drizzt series continues to be entertaining. I think the first three so far are still the best, which I wonder if that is the case with the novels as well. As a note of disclosure, I have not read the novels, but I have enjoyed these graphic novels so far. In this particular story, Drizzt has found some sense of peace in the faraway outpost of Icewind Dale. Sure, he is still not trusted by most of the humans there, but he has made a friend or two. A failed wizard finds an artifact of immense power, and he decides to try to conquer the region. It's up to Drizzt and his friends to get the people of the land united. This made a good adventure and fantasy story. Fans of the series will certainly like it, but they may feel it was a bit short. It was a pretty quick reading, and it was pretty light. The art is colorful, and I think it brings the tales to life well, a reason I like the series. The end does set up for the next story in the series. Overall, a nice entertaining read.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    Read it because Chuck liked it when he was a kid and encouraged me to listen to the audio while I was doing yard work. I resisted at first, not sure I'd get into a story about elves, dwarves, barbarians, halflings, wizards, and goblins. But I was wrong. Totally enjoyed Drizzt, Brunor, Wolfgar, Catie-Brie, and even good ol' Rumble Belly Regis. (I'm sure these are spelled horrendously. I only heard the names, so... those are my best phonetic versions). I really liked them and their fantastic world Read it because Chuck liked it when he was a kid and encouraged me to listen to the audio while I was doing yard work. I resisted at first, not sure I'd get into a story about elves, dwarves, barbarians, halflings, wizards, and goblins. But I was wrong. Totally enjoyed Drizzt, Brunor, Wolfgar, Catie-Brie, and even good ol' Rumble Belly Regis. (I'm sure these are spelled horrendously. I only heard the names, so... those are my best phonetic versions). I really liked them and their fantastic world. I'd read and enjoyed the Eragon books as well as Artemis Fowl, but those were targeted more for children, and I don't know, that helped me with my willing suspension of disbelief somehow maybe. I didn't know if I'd be able to buy in to the same kind of fantasy aimed at adults. Would I be able to to take seriously a fantasy book that took itself more seriously. But I think I did, and I enjoyed it. Thanks Chuck!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Troy

    This graphic novel has a hard job to try to convey the characters and plot of the original novel in 120 pages, and not surprisingly it fails to do this successfully. There just is not enough time to build the character interactions between Bruenor, Wulfgar, Drizzt and Regis. Because of this lack of characterization the important emotional scenes that are included fall flat. Catti-brie is almost completely left out of the book and only has about one line. I recently read the Homeland adaption and This graphic novel has a hard job to try to convey the characters and plot of the original novel in 120 pages, and not surprisingly it fails to do this successfully. There just is not enough time to build the character interactions between Bruenor, Wulfgar, Drizzt and Regis. Because of this lack of characterization the important emotional scenes that are included fall flat. Catti-brie is almost completely left out of the book and only has about one line. I recently read the Homeland adaption and thought that it did a much better job of telling the story, and I even liked it more than the original book. But the plot of Homeland is fairly simple so it lends itself better to being summarized in a graphic novel. The dense plot of the Crystal Shard either needed more pages to work as a graphic novel, or they needed to edit better and tell a couple of plot threads well rather than tell all of them poorly.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Mouse

    There's a lot to cram in here from the first book and I give them an A for effort! I'm biased though cause I'm a big fan of Salvatore and these books! The art was good, though a bit rough at times, the cover collection in the back was excellent though and those would make great posters! The story is a bit abbreviated but what can you expect?

  12. 5 out of 5

    Justine

    J'ai plusieurs des livres de la légende de Drizzt et c'est un personne que j'adore. Par contre, je n'ai pas particulièrement aimé les dessins de ce livre. L'image que j'ai de Drizzt ne correspond pas à celui représenté ici alors j'ai éprouvé de la difficulté à m'identifier au personnage.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Christopher

    Awesome. The did a fantastic job turning my favorite books into graphic novels.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Γιώργος Μπελαούρης

    very beautiful adaptation the halflings were a little weird for me

  15. 5 out of 5

    Barry

  16. 4 out of 5

    John

  17. 4 out of 5

    Robert Michael

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jason Chambers

  19. 4 out of 5

    Gregory Moses

  20. 5 out of 5

    Argonne

  21. 5 out of 5

    Craig

  22. 5 out of 5

    Camhoule

  23. 4 out of 5

    Abel

  24. 5 out of 5

    Brandon Cole

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kasper

  27. 4 out of 5

    Mark Adams

  28. 4 out of 5

    Kat

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jsounart

  30. 4 out of 5

    Christopher Taylor

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