Think of it as an opportunity to give all those tattered old paperbacks away to younger adventurers. Just as Wizards of the Coast did with the Icewind Dale and Dark Elf trilogy hardbacks, this 1,000-plus page collector's edition pulls together some of Drizzt Do'Urden's best stories--Legacy, Starless Night, Siege of Darkness, and Passage to Dawn--into one whopping volume.
Starting way back with 1988's Crystal Shard, the Icewind Dale books kicked off the celebrated Drizzt saga, while the Dark Elf prequel trio that followed detailed the scimitar swinger's shadowy beginnings in the drow city of Menzoberranzan. This third series essentially rolls up a bunch of random encounters from both worlds--all of Drizzt's cherished friends and newfound foes on the surface world, along with his old adversaries from the Underdark--throwing them into combat after combat to see who shakes out.
Legacy begins amicably enough, with Bruenor back on the throne and Cattie-brie and Wulfgar getting ready to tie the knot. But along comes a spider (the demon queen Lloth, in this case), and pretty soon the tunnels below Mithril Hall become a bloodbath. Starless Night takes Drizzt deeper into the Underdark in search of his lost friends, to Blingdenstone and on towards Menzoberranzan. Then Siege of Darkness nearly closes the series with its giant drow-dwarf battle finale, but the sea-faring followup adventure Passage to Dawn reveals the fate of one of Drizzt's fallen comrades, held in the Abyss by the demon Errtu. --Paul Hughes --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
R.A. Salvatore was born in Massachusetts in 1959 and still makes his home there. He has published numerous Forgotten Realms novels with Wizards of the Coast, Inc., including the recent New York Times bestsellers Servant of the Shard and Sea of Swords.
I have read most of Salvatore's books and I have to say that I have enjoyed this series the most. Legacy of the Drow - C.E. Read morePublished on April 24 2008 by JD
This was the best series of books describing the adventures of Drizzt and his companions. There is great description, inovation and action in each of the four books in the series. Read morePublished on July 13 2004 by Phill
If you're a Drizzt fan, and have not yet read this series, do so! Don't be intimidated by the length, you won't be able to put it down. R.A. Read morePublished on Nov. 24 2003 by "jennikdrum"
After reading the Dark Elf trilogy, this book provides further stories of what happens to Drizzt. The epic story is in-depth so I would not read through it fast. Read morePublished on Nov. 24 2003 by Jason
Wow! I have read some really good books before but the whole Drizzt Do'Urden series takes the cake for my new favorites. Read morePublished on Oct. 10 2003 by Alexis Stockford
This book is really a masterpiece for the fantasy fan. You should read the "The Dark Elf"-trilogy and then the "Icewind Dale"-trilogy first, by the same author,... Read morePublished on Sept. 8 2003 by Gustaf
You just can't go wrong with R.A. Salvatore, especially when Drizzt is involved. The Drizzt saga is like a bible to me.
The Legacy of the Drow was particularily enjoyable. Read more