Publisher Weekly once said about this book that it's "Salvatore at his best" No way. "Streams of Silver" is his best. This book...I don't know, there was something missing. We had everyone you know? Regis, Drizzt, Bruneor, Catti-brie, Artemis, Jarlaxle, Wulfgar, etc. So why is it so mediocre? Well, for starters, it was too slow. That chapter with Wulfgar and Drizzt fighting giants? 31 pages. Also, Drizzt is not questionable and not finding more about him. Also, the Artemis in Calimport was a pain to read. Personally, that was of little importance and should've been put in another book. 10 new charecters in one place, 8 of them die. Also, the endless talk of Regis's love of food. Somewhere i'm screaming CHARECTER DEVOLPMENT. The only thing from saving it was the giant battle at the end. But then Drizzt fakes a death. Why is our hereos invincible? None of the Drizzt gang has REALLY died. Just, near fatal wounding. And let's not forget the battles. It seems now that they can take whole armies. But the greatest thing about this book was Wulfgar. That saved the book from disaster. I loved hearing about Wulfgar and his leaving the group. I feel sorry for him. I'll be glad to hear more from him in the next book. For now, however, this is parring with Legacy.