This week I spent every spare minute of my time reading The Companions on my Kindle. I had read the previous books by R. A. Salvatore featuring Drizzt and enjoyed them very much. At first I was reluctant, in part because of the main character's name, but after I got past that they were very good.
On the last night I was sitting on bed nearly rubbing my hands together like a cartoon villain in anticipation of the good part. Before that the book had been good, but took its time putting all of the varied parts in their places. Now that all was primed I turned the page, expecting explosions, and I got one – “Please read The Godborn and finish the story” the last page said.
I was left sputtering on my bed. The ending was sudden and it wasn't even a cliff-hanger. Everything seemed tied up and ready. Now go out and get the rest of the series. I don't mind series at all, but I do like it when a book is complete and stands on its own. This time I felt that this book was a bit short in that department.
The only other problem that I had was that this book seemed like two thirds of a book, with a beginning and middle, but the end just kind of tapered off. There was no real climax, just a note to read on.
Aside from this I liked the book a lot. It was well written, and the character seemed true to life and interesting. I guess that soon I will be reading The Godborn to find out what happened to Drizzt and all of the rest of the gang.