In the final book of the number-four New York Times best-selling Neverwinter saga, Drizzt Do’Urden navigates a winding path littered with secrets and lies. Tangled up in his companion Dahlia’s dark secrets, the ties that once held her close to Drizzt threaten to tear as her bonds to his former foe, Artemis Entreri, continue to grow.
Meanwhile, in the caverns of Gauntlgrym, the drow Tiago Baenre enlists the help of Bregan D’aerthe in his quest to destroy Drizzt. While making promises they may not keep, the agents of the elite drow mercenary group hide plans of their own. Determined to stand for what’s right in the Realms once again, Drizzt forges a new road north - toward Icewind Dale. Will his new companions follow? Can he fight the darkness alone? Either way, he knows now where he’s headed - back to the only place that’s ever felt like home.
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Obviously, the Drizzt saga had to come to an end at some point, and this is that end. As an avid follower of the series for many years, I enjoyed the book, but I felt like it was more of a review of previous material, rather than anything new. The first half of the book is basically reflection, and the picks up later on.
It's worth a listen, but don't expect dazzling story telling or wild, new adventures.
i would recommend reading it yourself. a decent book (though definitely not salvatore's best) if you can ignore the different format than all his other Drizzt books (a lot of jumping around, bunny trails that get forgotten about, a denoumont that seems to last forever), but it does at least have an ending, and there are many good parts. i feel the need to campaign against every audio book that is read by Victor Bevine, though. every book of his has me gritting my teeth, rolling my eyes, & taking deep breaths to calm my agitation. this idiot not only mispronounces a few common words (that are frequently used), but his voices for almost all the the numerous characters is the same talentless ridiculous attempt: the stereotypical big dumb henchman. yeah, that doesn't work for most of the characters... at all. sometimes he really pours it on, and i literally have to stop whatever it is i am doing to either laugh out loud or clench my fists in irritation. and what he really does the worst is try to sound out laughter. "bwahahaha" is NOT, I REPEAT NOT MEANT TO BE PRONOUNCED LIKE AN EXOTIC FIRST NAME. AND "bah" is NOT MEANT TO BE USED LIKE THE TITLE "mom". how wonderful it is, then, that Salvatore uses those two iterations CONSTANTLY THROUGHOUT THE LAST 7 BOOKS!!! AND WE HAVE TO SUFFER THROUGH THIS IMBECILE HACK as he murders almost every bit of character dialogue in the entire series!!! WHO KEEPS HIRING THIS GUY?!?!?! STOP!!! listen to some of his work, first. he DOES have a great speaking voice, when he is just reading the action, so he would make a great narrator for a romance novel, perhaps, but not for anything fantasy or sci-fi, or anything that has unusual or boisterous character work.
once the end FINALLY arrived, i was partly surprised. but hey, it had to arrive at this conclusion eventually, and it was fitting who it happened by, in some regards.
IDIOT. HACK. TALENTLESS.
it inspired me to make more time in my schedule to be able to read for myself. unfortunately i have a ton of available listening time for audio books, but less than negative zero time to actually flip the pages myself. when there is a good narrator, this is great. but when there is a BAD narrator, it is quite aggravating. sadly, many of the books i have gotten are trilogies or quadrilogies, and the same narrator is hired for the entire set and, more sadly, a bad one has been hired for most of them, somehow.
in this book, salvatore's favorite word seems to be "incredulous." no, really... count how many times he uses it. its kind of funny...
Narrator was not very good, whispered too much, character voices were too few. Author has clearly lost interest in the Drizzt series, story was disjointed and confusing, ending was rushed.
I don't write many of these reviews and usually for a book written by R. A. Salvatore I generally don't have to worry about being disappointed, but this book was a piece of sh*t!
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