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Servant of the Shard

Forgotten Realms: The Sellswords, Book 1
Narrated by: Victor Bevine
Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
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The Assassin: Surrounded by dark elves, Artemis Entreri tightens his grip on the streets of Calimport. While he urges caution, his black-skinned sponsor grows ever more ambitious. The assassin will soon find himself on a path his most hated enemy has walked before him - a path that leads to a place where someone like Entreri would never be welcome.

The Drow: Jarlaxle has ascended from dark Menzoberranzan with only evil intentions. The malevolent Crystal Shard’s influence on him intensifies until even the drow agents he brought with him grow fearful. When Bregan D’aerthe itself begins to turn on him, Jarlaxle will be forced to find a savior in the man he’s come to enslave.

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  • Jes_074
  • 05-06-15

The Shard is back!

For those of us who have kept up with series you know that Jarlaxle with the help of Artemis Entreri stole the crystal shard from the companions of the hall when they were on their way to destroy it. Now we find out what happened to the shard.

Here we are in book one with Jarlaxle on streets of Calle Port without anyone knowing it. Artemis Entreri is still recovering from his time in the Underdark amongst the Drow all the while trying to keep Jarlaxle inline. As you progress through the story you see why this ended up with a very old worm being called in to solve this issue. I enjoyed a story without the companions of the hall and bring back in old friends.

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  • JRYD
  • 31-08-15

great team up of two expertly crafted characters.

well paced. great narration. entertaining characters. Salvatore writes action sequences as good as anyone, always has. and this book is full of them

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  • m.little
  • 17-07-15

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loved every second. fight scenes are vivid in my imagination. I listened to it twice.

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  • Michael
  • 06-06-19

From heroes to anti-heroes, RAS is a master!

R.A. Salvatore and Victor Bevine bring The Forgotten Realms to life again with a tale of shadow and intrigue and action. This novel continues the pairing of Artemis and Jarlaxle, and the mercenary band Bregan D’aerthe as they weave a web on and under the dangerous streets of Calimport. Twists, turns, surprises and betrayals abound as well as unexpected alliances. Another wonderful book by Mr. Salvatore, and another brilliant performance by the talented Mr. Bevine.

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  • ken solomon
  • 22-01-15

Terrific

As always the best battle scenes that RA is so competent with. It was great hearing them. Goid story, terrific performance m

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  • Don J. Dehning
  • 15-01-20

Awesome

I like that Salvatore goes away from Drizzit and the companions. I will continue to listen.

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  • Edward E.
  • 30-05-19

Different Series

This series follows Jarlaxell and Enterie on their adventures separate from the main characters. The story was excellent and the character study of both characters was very interesting. This series is a nice break from the rest of the books because it explores in detail the other characters.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-03-14

Yes the best love it

What made the experience of listening to Servant of the Shard the most enjoyable?

Love the elf mafia

What was one of the most memorable moments of Servant of the Shard?

Whole thing eye patch love

What does Victor Bevine bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Brings it to life

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Money maker and pure happiness

Any additional comments?

Thank you ra and audible

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  • Surf
  • 24-05-20

Character Development

It was good to see more character development in this book. Definitely worth continuing the series.

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  • Nicholas Power
  • 15-01-20

great book series

love this book series the characters and storytelling, keeps me entertained and coming back for more even when the book doesn't follow Drizzt do'urden.