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....
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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.
I cannot get enough of Menzoberranzan and the Drow so it already had a lot going for it. The characters were really good and Pharaun in particular is my favorite.
Landor's narration grew on me quite rapidly. It can be a little difficult hearing a female narrator doing male voices at first - it seems to be easier the other way around - but she really nails the performances. She gave lots of life to all of the characters and it was quite compelling.
I tried to stay with this book for 8 hours of listening, couldn't take any more. Narrator's voice lost me between characters - indistinguishable between one and the other. Story was jumpy and difficult to follow. Narration had a lot to do with it.
I will not be listening to the rest of this series.
I found the story hard to stay interested in for long. The strong English accent of the Narrator and the use of English terms made me wonder if King George had come to the city as his hell. I'll be skipping the other books in the series since with this one they will likely not keep my interest enough to pay attention to the entire story.
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.
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