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Publisher's Summary

At long last, New York Times best-selling author R. A. Salvatore returns with one of fantasy's most beloved and enduring icons, the dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden, in an all-new trilogy full of swordplay, danger, and imaginative thrills.

Centuries ago, in the city of Menzoberranzan, the City of Spiders, the City of Drow, nestled deep in the unmerciful Underdark of Toril, a young weapon master earned a reputation far above his station or that of his poor house.

Zaknafein.

The greater nobles watched him, and one powerful Matron - Malice - decided to take him as her own. She connived with rival houses to secure her prize, but it was ultimately the roguish Jarlaxle who caught him.

Thus sparked the birth of two key moments in Menzoberranzan: the coupling of a noble and weapon master that would produce Drizzt Do’Urden...and the friendship between Zaknafein and Jarlaxle.

R. A. Salvatore reveals the Underdark anew through the eyes of of this unlikely pair - offering a fresh take on the intrigue and opportunities to be found in the shadows, and providing a fascinating prelude to the journeys that have shaped the modern-day Forgotten Realms. There, a Zaknafein and Drizzt are joined together in a series of trials that parallel those of centuries long past, even though their paths no longer seem to be aligned. 

How will a father, so long constrained by the vicious and conservative world of the drow, be able to reconcile his ingrained prejudices with the world and companions of his enlightened son?

The answer lies in their desire for peace over chaos. And as long as the scourge of the goddess Lolth’s ambitions still remain, both are determined to keep her dark will at bay. But the spider queen is powerful, and now demons have been unleashed on the unwitting denizens of the surface world. United in purpose - and through their mutual friendship with Jarlaxle - Zaknefein and Drizzt will need to put aside their differences in order to keep the ones they love safe.

©2018 Wizards of the Coast, LLC (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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five stars through rose coloured lenses.

long time fans of these characters will get a dose of something they've been waiting for, for decades.

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  • Jamie
  • 05-09-2018

A New Era

A wonderful ride and a great beginning of a new era in the Forgotten Realms. R.A. Salvatore brings his action-packed style to a story of reconciliation and a new adventure. Laugh, cheer and cry for our favorite heroes.

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  • Robert Miles
  • 04-09-2018

Another Amazing book!

Just cant put one of these books down, they are written so well and keep you at the edge of your seat the whole time. AMAZING JOB SIR!

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  • raymond
  • 07-09-2018

oh my God fantastic!!

just another fantastic book from the great R A Salvatore another fantastic performance from Victor bevine.

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  • jmompuzz
  • 06-09-2018

excellent

A perfect continuation of the Drizzt story and a little more to boot. Expertly narrated by the Incredible Victor Bevine.

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  • J. Griff Griffin
  • 06-09-2018

Is still dazzling us with Drizzt. . .

When I didn't think that R.A. Salvatore could take Drizzt Do'Urden & his allies' story any further! He had me on the edge of my seat several times trying to guess where this story was going to go. It will be a long year of waiting till the next book in the series is released.

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  • Turbo Screen Printing
  • 08-10-2018

Huge Let Down Compared to other Drizzt Books

The story and plot just was not there...While I couldn't wait for the return of Zaknefene and find out so much how and why...That was not there.....I was left wondering what the book was really about...There was a little bit of this and a Little bit of that throughout the book...There could of and should of been so much more,,,,,,I will still buy and read more in hopes of something better...Still a huge fan of Drizzt Novels.

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  • Steven
  • 14-09-2018

love Victor Bevine and Drizzt

loved this book, but it was way to short. can't wait for the next one.

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  • Robert Jones
  • 05-09-2018

Great return of a legend

Won’t give any spoilers but I really enjoyed this book. I know R. A. Salvatore ended Hero as a ending to the series, since WoTC wasn’t going to do any more books. But the changes he made really set up a great story and now I’ve got to wait for the next one(s) to complete the story.

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  • marlon
  • 05-09-2018

Never disappoints..

Amazing as always. Written in style, with characters we hate and love. Now, everything in the world is great again.

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  • Stephen
  • 06-09-2018

always amazing

I'm interracially married and this one hit home. Great story love to see so many enemies become friends and vs versa. cant wait to see how this continues!
Add this one to your drizzt collection.

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  • Jade
  • 03-10-2018

Amazing

Loved this book, wish that certain sections were not so cursory but truly felt the story went into a direction that all of us have been waiting for a long while. I truly cannot wait for the next book
Never stop Mr Salvatore, and thank you for your golden performance once again Mr Bevine

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  • L D D Comens
  • 27-09-2018

If you love Drizzt novels, you'll love this...

OK it's not Shakespeare but it's a great load of D&D fun... go and indulge yourself and you'll be having fantastic fantasy dreams...

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  • Sean
  • 10-09-2018

I have

been waitin' on this for ages,absolutely love these books and Victor Bovine is beyond peer.