LEGACY OF THE DROW: The Legacy; Starless Night; Siege of Darkness; Passage to Dawn (Forgotten Realms) by Salvatore, R.A. () Hardcover on. Legacy of the Drow Gift Set: The Legacy, Starless Night, Siege of Darkness, and Passage to Dawn (Forgotten Realms: Legacy of the Drow) [R. A. Salvatore] on. Starless Night is the second book in the Legacy of the Drow series by R.A. Salvatore. It was later reissued as book eight of the Legend of Drizzt series.
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I can find no answers in Mithril Hall The apparent serenity of Drizzt Do’Urden, the brooding quiet, will show me nothing of the future designs of the drow. And so I fear that there remains only one place for me to look A place of brooding darkness, where no shadows exist, and where Driz I can find no answers in Mithril Hall A place of brooding darkness, where no shadows exist, and where Drizzt Do’Urden does not wish to go.
The noble dark elf must return there, though, must go back to find his friends in the gnome city of Blingdenstone, and on to Menzoberranzan, the city of drow. Only then can Drizzt discern what perils might reach out from that dark place to threaten his friends in Mithril Hall.
His scimitars slash at monsters too evil to reside under the sunlight of the surface world, while his inner strength wrestles with the tumult of emotions assaulting the noble drow when he looks once more on his dreaded homeland. All the while Drizzt must fend off the weight of guilt he carries for a dear friend lost to him forever.
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Paul Bagosy I asked Salvatore about that back inand he said that he was as baffled as I was and had no control over the cover art. See 1 question about Starless Night…. Lists with This Book. Oct 07, David rated it it was ok Shelves: Anyone who’s been reading Drizzt stories until now probably don’t need any reviews to determine whether he keeps reading or not.
While I like the many contemplation moments starpess this book and feel despair and loss as a result of the first book, there’s one thing that feels unrealistic – and that’s how powerful they are or how lucky they are. Despite the fact that the heroes are heading into enemy territory, things seem to always go their way. I just feel that a couple of the encounters could have Anyone who’s been reading Drizzt stories until now probably don’t need any reviews to determine whether he keeps reading or not.
I just feel that a couple of the encounters could have been made more realistic and hight, rather than having things made easy for them. View all 4 comments. Jan 10, Leliel Mitsukai rated it really liked it Shelves: I read the first 13 Drizzt books back-to-back, so I syarless forget what happened in which specific book but I certainly enjoyed the ride. The rating above reflects only the content. This book stood out for a different reason The cover is so absolutely atrocious it irked me every time I looked at it.
The whole “Legacy” series in this printing is bad, but this one takes the cake. If you aren’t familiar with the story, Drizzt is a young drow warrior. In this depiction he looks like an ancient, c I read the first 13 Drizzt books back-to-back, so I sometimes forget what happened in which specific book but I certainly enjoyed the ride.
In this depiction he looks like an ancient, caucasian human wizard.
And is he leering?? Maybe because Cattie-brie looks 12 on this cover instead of And the headband she’s wearing? I realize writers often don’t get much say in their cover art, but someone should have caught this, especially since both are main characters in the already-established series. So if you want to read this book – find the later printing with better cover art.
Pride invites you to soar to heights of personal triumph, but the wind is stronger at those heights and the footing, tentative. Farther, then, is the fall” First half was a little slow. The reasons for why Drizzt was heading back to Menzoberranzan were explained and reexplained.
I get why the author wanted to e “It is a defeat of the spirit to learn that one’s arrogance causes such loss and pain.
I get why the author wanted to explain such a dangerous move, but having read the previous legaacy books, I understood Drizzt’s motives without being told. The scene between Cattie-Brie and Lady Alustriel was a little embarassing. I think Salvatore was trying to remind the reader that Cattie-Brie is a young woman I think she’s 20 or younger. She’s supposed to be xrow sort of elf queen, but she acts more like a socialite.
As the story goes on, the pace gets better. It’s not a city the reader is supposed to love, but it’s so complex and the culture and politics are so interesting. When the characters hit Menzoberranzan, the story goes from okay to amazing.
If you’re new to the series, start statless book 1 Homeland. There are no shadows in the Underdark. There is no room for imagination in the Underdark. It is a place for alertness, but not aliveness, a place with no room for hopes and dreams. The savage and wild Drow fascinate me more than any other race I know.
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And I freaking love them. So, Drizzt deciding to nigbt the surface and return to his former home of Men There are no shadows in the Underdark. So, Drizzt deciding to leave the surface and return to his former home of Menzoberranzan in the Underdark completely excited me. The violent death of his dear friend view spoiler [Wulfgar hide spoiler ] by they hands of his own people scarred Drizzt a bit. And he cannot stand the thought of any more of his friends being injured by the Drow.
So instead of letting them come and hunt him and in turn his friends down, he decides to go to them instead, as a sacrifice. As a result, Drizzt returned to the land of starless nights, yay. What resulted was a brilliantly fast paced journey through the Underdark. A journey filled with excitement, anticipation and intense and vivid battle scenes. RA Salvatore seriously writes the best battle scenes ever.
Starlesss was my first book of the year. I got it and more! I only deducted a star because Cattie-brie annoys the hell out of me. What she did in this book was completely reckless and idiotic to me.
But I can see where her storyline is going. It worries me and I really hope my opinion of her changes in the next instalments.
Jun 11, Alex rated it it was ok Shelves: I’m writing this as a thirty-six-year-old male who only picked this book up because its horrible cover drew him in, and the two-dollar used book price tag was just right. This is the first Drizzt book I’ve ever read. It’s also chronologically the eighth book jight the series.
That said, I know I missed out on a lot of character nighht and plot background which is regularly mentioned throughout this story. There’s stuff about past character deaths and quests, but I didn’t feel that the lack of this bac I’m writing this as a thirty-six-year-old male who only picked this book up because its horrible cover drew him in, and the two-dollar used book price tag was just right. There’s stuff hte past character deaths and quests, but I didn’t feel that the lack of this background information should have resulted in the confusing experience this book ended up being.
So, there’s a mercenary who And there’s a matron mother who wants to capture Drizzt.
And there’s a weapons master who wants to kill Drizzt to show that he’s superior to the weapons master who trained Drizzt. And there’s starldss magician guy named Artemis who is also part of the story for some reason, and there are a bunch of other random names and people tossed in for good measure. And Drizzt runs away from his friends at the start of the book, and is then chased nightt by his loyal friend and likely?
So this is basically a chase book in which POV switches from Drizzt to Cattie-Brie as Drizzt heads towards a target location but must travel through the Underdark and come up against all of the characters mentioned above because of reasons. I still don’t know what this book was really about. Still, I commend R. Salvatore on being able to write some engaging action and chase sequences.
Those parts are the strength of the book, along with Drizzt’s diary entries, which provide some more emotional heft to the ongoing story.
This book is not great, but if you’re a young teenage boy or girl into dungeon crawlers and RPGs, you might think this is amazing even though there’s barely a comprehensible plot to speak of.
And then happens again. If that’s your thing, check out Starless Night.