The Legacy: Legacy of the Drow, Book I Mass Market Paperback – Sep 1 1993
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About the Author
R.A. Salvatore has spent so many years winding himself into fantasy worlds that he's still trying to figure out how to unwind. He is the author of more than forty novels and more than a dozen New York Times best sellers, including The Two Swords, which debuted at or near the top of many best seller lists.
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Top Customer Reviews
Where to start? The characters (this applies to all of his books) are a total joke. Drizzt is possibly the most idiotic, self-riteous, hypocritical jerk I've ever read about: He can't stand violence and evil and such, as is supported by his constant whiny self-praising journal entries, yet he never has any hesitation when slaughtering 50,000 orcs and goblins and such because they're evil and deserve to die... Sure, R.A. decided to give him a religion once, but the religion was too inconsistent with his actions, so he hardly ever mentions now. If he did, then he might run into problems with the opening scenes of this book, which feature Drizzt and company slaughtering an entire goblin settlement to steal their mithril, and managing to torture many of them in the process.
Of course you might like this book especially, because it features the diabolical villain Artemis Entreri, (or is that the next seven books?) who is necessary so that Drizzt can engage in battles with him that go on for fifty pages. Why R.A. named his villain after a Greek Goddess is anyone's guess. Anyway, the book is entirely combat no matter who's engaging in it, so the last fifty pages are more or less identical to the first fifty pages.
I've no idea why people like these books so much. I mean, I guess if you're a kid then it's understandable, but adults? Well, these are probably the same people that think Dragonball Z is the best anime ever, so what can you expect? Anyway, don't bother with this. If you like Forgotten Realms then Elaine Cinningham is probably your best bet. This just isn't worth it.
With the reuniting of old friends, the introduction of new friends, and the plotting of old enemies with clever plans, this book deserves all five stars just because of these elements and a pace that does not slow down until the last few pages. In fact, this book all takes place in less than a day. This book also has unforgivable sad moments that only give credit to the author for making his characters more realistic, however sad that conclusion brings. I will never forgive Salvatore for the way this book ends, but that only gives tribute to how much passion he can deliver in simple text.
Let the swordplay dazzle you and the enemy scare you, but whatever you do, don't stop reading this book.
Two things that Salvatore is brilliant at: characterization and battle scenes. Drizzt has got to be one of the most interesting, three dimensional characters in all of fantasy. He is passionate, caring, and introspective. It is a joy just to read his philosophizing on how he lives his life. The supporting characters are all individualized with their own quirks and passions. The interactions among them are at times a joy to read and, at other times, very frustrating, mainly because we come to care for them.
Salvatore's fight scenes are probably the best I've ever read. His description, though detailed, his very fast paced. Every time I read one, my heart races and my hands shake. It is pure brilliance and this book is no different, except for the fact that there are more battles in this book than in any two of the previous books.
If you are a Salvatore or a Drizzt fan, you're going to love this book. If you haven't read any of the Drizzt books I mentioned above, I suggest you start there so you can get the full appreciation for this one.
Most recent customer reviews
The Legacy, the 7th book in The Legend of Drizzt (read in order, not by release date), takes the gang of Drizzt, Bruenor, Catti-Brie, Wulfgar and Regis back to Mithril Hall and... Read morePublished on Dec 18 2006 by Larry Ketchersid
Definitely GREAT Fantasy epics and my personal favorites, The Dark Elf Trilogy-Homeland, Exile, and Sojourn, as well as The Icewind Dale Trilogy- The Crystal Shard, Streams of... Read morePublished on June 5 2004 by L Gontzes
The Dark Elf Trilogy was probably the best trilogy I ever read, with Homeland and Exile both being 5 star books. Read more
This book starts the 3rd series starring the famous Dark Elf Drizzt Do'Urden. As the reviewer before me said, I would highly advise that you read the Dark Elf Trillogy and the... Read morePublished on Feb. 17 2003 by Photopro
...it's mighty hard to sympathize with Drizzt's struggle for racial acceptance when he and his dwarven buddies can squash an entire tribe of goblins like cockroaches while enjoying... Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2003
This book was awesome. Athough I am only 10, I think that you should play D&D and not be scared of VERY detailed deaths. The book is quite long, but it is a page-turner! Read morePublished on Dec 30 2001
A very spectacular display of good writing combined with an unbeatable story. The Legacy is a must-read for all fantasy fans, especially those fans of Drizzt Do'Urden and his... Read morePublished on July 19 2001 by Silver Dragon
This is a terrific continuation of the Drzzt saga. I personally loved this book, it had all the makings of a classic: action, drama, intensity, and a super climax! Read morePublished on July 8 2001 by Steve Sanders
This is a good sequel to the Icewind Dale and Dark Elf Trilogy. It has really good battle parts and some nice dialogue and description. However, it's not his best. Read morePublished on April 16 2001 by Alex Parkansky