Though known mainly for his licensed fiction and particularly as the creator of the Forgotten Realms character Drizzt Do'Urden, Salvatore also has a large library of original works to his name. Initially majoring in computer science, he changed his major to journalism after reading The Lord of the Rings. He published his first novel, The Crystal Shard, in 1988.
He is a big guy, and before becoming a full-time writer, he worked as a bouncer. He credits some of the way he writes fight scenes to this job.
Works by R.A. Salvatore with pages on this wiki:
- Attack of the Clones novelization (Star Wars Legends)
- The Crimson Shadow
- Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning: lead writer
- The Legend of Drizzt (Forgotten Realms): His flagship series. Sorted roughly chronologically:
- The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime (Star Wars Legends)
- Tarzan: The Epic Adventures pilot novelization
Other works by Salvatore:
Tropes common in Salvatore's writing:
- Author Catchphrase: In a fight scene, expect to repeatedly see a target "blasted" by a strike.
- Sci-Fi Writers Have No Sense of Scale: He is unfortunately responsible for the much-maligned 1.2 million clone troopers number for Attack of the Clones and related material, having interpreted "units" as "individual clones" in his novelization. In Vector Prime he similarly placed Sernpidal orbiting its sun at the same distance the Moon orbits Earth.