The War of the Spider Queen begins here.
While their whole world is changing around them, four dark elves struggle against different enemies. Yet their paths will lead them all to the most terrifying discovery in the long history of the drow and set them on a quest to save not only Menzoberranzan but the entire dark elf race from Dissolution....
©2002 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Todd W. Brown
If you have read any of the Salvatore tales involving the Drow, then you already know that they are an unpleasant bunch. Imagine an entire city of female J. R. Ewings and that almost comes close. This matriarchy is well known for being chaotic and just plain nasty. Their current problem resides in the fact that Lolth has shut off her blessings. That leaves the female clerics in a tight spot. It will be fun to watch this unfold.
The narration was fine. Very fitting for a woman to be the voice here. Although I do find it interesting where she decides to apply a Scottish accent.
EVERYDAY IS A MONDAY
drows other then drizzt and jarlaxle. I find that it still follows the important hierarchy of mensobenzeran but putting the spot light on smaller houses make the story unique.
5 all the way. It has no weakness
The mage. He pokes it up ever ones but, with sly remarks & gets away with it, most of the time.
All the magic fights were good.
Trial of the Spider Queen.
Not one particular scene. I enjoyed the Rild and Feron storyline.
the other two storylines - Gromph vs Quenthal and the Ched Nasad ambassador.
The final battle was a little anti-climactic. I would have preferred the victory over the insurgents to be less complete.
I am actually looking forward to the expedition to ched nasad. but 1/3 of the story was fun. the rest was superfluous.
The book is a typical action-adventure, pulp fantasy, set in the Underdark of the Forgotten Realms. That said, it is an excellent representative of said genre. Unfortumately the narration fails to deliver
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Loved the characters and the setup for the party to go on a grand adventure. If you like the Underdark this book is for you.
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