The Ancient
(Saga of the First King #2)
by R.A. Salvatore(2008)

Searching for his long-lost father, Bransen Garibond is tricked into journeying across the Gulf of Corona to the wild lands of Vanguard, where he is pressed into service in a desperate war against the brutal Samhaist, Ancient Badden.

Following immediately on from the first, the second in the series starts well. The plot around Bransen, while slow is engaging. However more characters and plot threads are introduced. This just overwhelms the reader with more to remember. Soon this becomes a burden and detracts from the reading enjoyment.

I just gave up.