The Halfling’s Gem by R.A. Salvatore

(Forgotten Realms #12, The Icewind Dale Trilogy #3) (First published 1990) The ruthless assassin Artemis Entreri has kidnapped the halfling Regis and is taking him to Calimport to deliver him to his erstwhile master, Pasha Pook – kingpin of Calimshan’s criminal underworld. Fortunately for Regis, his friends Drizzt the drow elf and Wulfgar the barbarian are hot on their heels. Meanwhile, another friend thought lost struggles to survive a perilous situation. It is a case of out of frying pan and into the fire for the Companions of the Hall as they make their way to sprawling Calimport, the largest city in the Realms deep in the heart of the desert nation of Calimshan. Regis, or Rumblebelly to his friends […]