The Spine of the World

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The Spine of the World
The Spine of the World.jpg
Cover of the first edition
AuthorR. A. Salvatore
CountryUnited States
SeriesPaths of Darkness
PublisherWizards of the Coast
Publication date
Media typePrint
Preceded byThe Silent Blade 
Followed byServant of the Shard 

The Spine of the World is the second book in R. A. Salvatore's book series, Paths of Darkness.

Publication history[edit]

The Spine of the World was written by R. A. Salvatore.[1] It was republished in April 2009 as the twelfth book in the Legend of Drizzt series.[1]

Todd Lockwood painted the cover for Spine of the World.[2]

Plot summary[edit]

Wulfgar and his new friend, Morik the Rogue, are convicted of the attempted murder of Wulfgar's old companion Captain Deudermont, a crime they did not commit. Morik the Rogue is an unscrupulous human who comes along as a traveling and drinking companion to barbarian hero Wulfgar, and is a close, but not necessarily trusted, friend. Wulfgar's mighty warhammer Aegis Fang is stolen and sold to a notorious pirate. They narrowly avoid the horrors of Luskan's prisoner's carnival, but through the intervention of the victim himself, they are spared. After their eviction from the city, they set out to become bandits on the roads outside the city. They prove to not be very proficient at it, though, and soon become involved in the politics of a backwater town in which the peasant fiancée of the local lord bears an illegitimate child. Wulfgar is blamed, but is helped to escape, and adopts the baby girl as his own.


The Spine of the World debuted on The New York Times bestseller list at No. 25.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Wizards Product: Spine of the World, The (Paperback)". Archived from the original on April 5, 2009.
  2. ^ Kenson, Stephen (April 1999). "Profiles: Todd Lockwood". Dragon. Renton, Washington: Wizards of the Coast (#258): 96.
  3. ^ "BEST SELLERS: October 10, 1999". Retrieved 2008-05-16.