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We learnabout Elbeth, the woman whom Maimun thought was his mother,about the Circle and their interest in the stone, andabout Joen, soon to be Maimun's girlfriend Written as a frame story, Maimun tells his captor the tales regarding his adventures searching for the stone The story seemed slow at parts and disjointed, although the action scenes were spot on Drizzt makes another cameo appearance, which is seemingly linked to other novels including him and his fellow adventurers. Maimun joins Captain Deudermont and the Sea Sprite for an adventure on the high seas in pursuit of pirates, his friend Joen, and a mysterious lady wearing the shadowmask The action is good but the plot depends a lot on people refusing to communicate, like in a cheesy sitcom. It’s a fun read, but I feel like it’s lacking Dialogue jumps around quickly, we never really found out where the demon hunting Maimun comes from and his motives for getting the stone, though I’m hopeful that will come around in the final book It’s weird too because Drizzt is on all the covers, but he’s hardly in the book and really doesn’t do anything? Still, it’s a fun read for people who have read the Legend of Drizzt series, but I feel I’d like it less if it were a series that wasn’t connected Drizzt. An enjoyable follow up to the Forgotten Realms fantasy originally intended to bring in younger readers into the rpg setting Reads like a fun YA fantasy series, but with the classic setting and elements of Forgotten Realms The cameos are lessened in this volume but still very much a selling point sadly, the main characters stand well enough on their own and the story builds to a fun climax without feeling too much like the middle book in a trilogy An enjoyable series. [ Book ] ☸ The Shadowmask: Stone of Tymora, Book II ♢ Cross swords with a blueskinned pirate and unravel the mystery of the masked spellcaster in this second book of the Stone of Tymora trilogy! Though robbed by a masked spellcaster and left for dead by a demon, twelveyearold Maimun refuses to give up the magic that rightfully belongs to him After reuniting with dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden and Captain Deudermont's crew, Maimun sets off on a seafaring chase that will test both the strength of his spirit and of his friendships As perilous storms rock Sea Sprite and vicious pirates bombard its decks, a mysterious force gathers in the Moonshaes, determined to bring Deudermont's shipand Maimun's questcrashing to an end on its shores In this second book of the Stone of Tymora trilogy, RA Salvatore and his son Geno continue their gripping tale of comingofage in a world filled with magic, featuring a cameo of RA Salvatore's signature character Drizzt Do'Urden Rethinking Positive Thinking Book II ♢ Cross swords with a blueskinned pirate and unravel the mystery of the masked spellcaster in this second book of the Stone of Tymora trilogy! Though robbed by a masked spellcaster and left for dead by a demon Das Herz der Harpyie twelveyearold Maimun refuses to give up the magic that rightfully belongs to him After reuniting with dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden and Captain Deudermont's crew Caleb Morgan (Seven Brothers for McBride Maimun sets off on a seafaring chase that will test both the strength of his spirit and of his friendships As perilous storms rock Sea Sprite and vicious pirates bombard its decks Warranty Data Collection and Analysis a mysterious force gathers in the Moonshaes Generic Drug Product Development determined to bring Deudermont's shipand Maimun's questcrashing to an end on its shores In this second book of the Stone of Tymora trilogy Almost An Animal Alphabet RA Salvatore and his son Geno continue their gripping tale of comingofage in a world filled with magic Patologjia speciale featuring a cameo of RA Salvatore's signature character Drizzt Do'Urden It is always nice to read a story with Drizzt but he was but a supporting role to the story So much adventure, discovery and growth for the main characters. The Shadowmask is the second book in the Stone of Tymora trilogy by R.A and Geno Salvatore The first book is The Stowaway and the third is The Sentinels due out in September 2010 The Shadowmask begins right were The Stowaway left off finishing the cliff hanger from that book It also continues the plot of Maimun telling his tale to a pirate who has captured him and through continuing the telling of his tale is keeping him alive Once Maimun's predicament is resolved at the beginning, he continues on his journey now to be rid of the stone he possesses An unfortunate incident happens and he aligns himself once again with Captain Deudermont and the Sea Sprite crew to chase pirates and retrieves what he has lost Yet again there are special appearances by Drizzt and company and the reader is given a clue as to the timeline of this story which takes place during and after events in The Halfling's Gem from The Icewind Dale Trilogy A couple subplots spring up in this one with Maimun's infatuation with a certain girl, the ambitions of a pirate captain, a woman wearing a shadowmask who can turn into a raven, and the mystery of an island This story moves much better than the first There wasmystery involved and so help my interest muchThere wasn't as much of a need for character introductions so the story moved along nicely Once again, this one is a fast read with short chapters and large print This makes it ideal for a younger audience to read The character development is done very well A couple of the characters grow in ways that make sense and continues to define their growth There is even a special appearance from one of the past characters, but to refrain from spoilers I won't say who I feel this is a good bridge novel and I am looking forward to continuing this story Geno Salvatore is doing a wonderful job and I am impressed with the improvement of his writing The details and depictions of battles are just about as good as his fathers It flows wonderfully and the pacing keeps the reader turning the pages Some criticisms: 1 Like the fist book, this one is written in the first person POV I have never been a fan of this POV, but have make exceptions in the past and have read some good books utilizing this style, however, for this series, I believe a third person POV would have made the story much better 2 Maimun's constant blaming of others or circumstances gets old Instead of learningabout some situations it just continues to be the blame game over and over 3 As with the first book, this one also has a cliff hanger ending, albeit, this time at least there isof an actual ending and the cliff hanger leadsinto the next book At least this time he didn't end the book in the middle of a battle Some positives: 1 To me, the writing was much better and the action sequences are fantastic The wording is not over done for the young adult audience it is geared towards 2 Also set up for a younger audience is the length of the short chapters It helps to five the YA reader a feeling of accomplishment while enjoying a well told story 3 There isof a mystery set up with this one and the way it plays out is excellent Though there are still some things left out, I still enjoyed the read I hopeis explained in the final book Overall, I had a good time reading this one It was far better paced than the first and once again, the characters used from his father's books only enhanced the adventure and were not a focal point Mr Salvatore did a good job of making his characters the main part of the book I really am looking forward to the conclusion in The Sentinels Happy reading Dimndbangr R.A Salvatore is one of my favorite fantasy writers Drizzt Do'Urden is one of my favorite fantasy characters Geno Salvatore is R.A.'s son and The Shadowmask is his second published fantasy novel The excitement of the Stone of Tymora series continues in The Shadowmask as Maimum persists in looking for his stolen stone.From the first page to the last, this book is jampacked with action and adventure Geno Salvatore is following in his father's footsteps and is becoming an excellent writer of fantasy Right now, with the collaborative effort in this series, readers will enjoy a seamless fantasy tale with both famous Forgotten Realms characters and new ones.Maimum is a nice addition to this world, but he has some work to do if he is going to become as famous as Drizzt Do'Urden I mean, I really like Maimum, but he doesn't stand out very much as being someone special He doesn't have a unique talent, just a magical sword Now, we don't quite know what his link to the Stone of Tymora is, or what the stone can do, and maybe this will end up being the one thing that sets him apart from other characters and will make him memorable.The characters are welldeveloped and there are always plenty of adventures to be had in the Forgotten Worlds realm I wish I knew why Asbeel wanted the Stone of Tymora so much I guess I will have to wait for The Sentinels, the last book in this series due out in September of 2010.Overall, The Shadowmask is another excellent story by both a new and old writer working together to spin the best fantasy yarn ever So far, it is paying off big time.I rated this book a 9 out of 10. In this second book we're told the continuation of the story began in The Stowaway This time, Maimun is without his stone and is off to capture it again The story is full of characters such as Joen and Captain Deudermont which breathe life into it Also a return is made by a character thought lost in The Stowaway, which was a pleasant surprise.While I still had a bit of an issue with the telling of the story in first person (being somewhat corny), it begins to work better in this book It feels like the authors are finally getting their stride and spinning a story worth telling Despite this being the bridge in a trilogy, there are adventures that begin and end in the book that gave me a satisfied feeling and didn't make me too frustrated when it came to the, to be expected, cliffhanger ending.Overall, a great series so far for young boys and girls Lots of adventure, fun and easily read. A boy continues his search for the mysterious Stone of Tymora Along the way he encounters ominous characters and traverses over desert and sea Written in first person, for young readers.This story reminds me of the choose your own adventure books I used to read when I was a wee lad It took me a while to get used to the first person narrative, and even after that, I couldn't get into it much I found Maimun's insubordination towards his captain, Deudermont, annoying Also, I don't see how he is able to face a demon multiple times and survive; but I know this is a children's book so it makessense in that context.I enjoyed the bits of Drizzt and the Companions, as part of their story in