A new audio edition of the New York Times best-selling sword and sorcery classic, The Legacy is Drizzt at his scimitar-wielding best!
Having found a measure of peace among the dwarves in the reclaimed Mithral Hall, Drizzt begins to know contentment for perhaps the first time in his tumultuous life. But for a dark elf renegade from a city ruled by priestesses of a demon goddess, no peace can long last. It is Lolth herself, the dreaded Queen of the Demonweb Pits, who musters her followers to pour up from the black depths of the Underdark to reclaim for their goddess the one soul that had managed to elude her. The soul of Drizzt Do'Urden.
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From my reading history my perfect book would include; a space ship piloted by Ender Wiggin, that is infested by Zombies, who are being hunted by Drizzt Do'Urden and Lestat, while Joe Ledger and Amy Harper Bellafonte try to keep the ship from distroying Middleguard. The Sequal would be from Bean's perspective, with an epilogue by Malcolm Gladwell.
Legacy is the seventh book of the Drizzt Saga and the first of the Legacy of the Drow Series. All the previous stories in the saga are great but it wasn't until this series that the conflicts took battles to an epic scale. As always the action sequences are amazing and the suspense will keep you on edge. The cast of characters is incredibly diverse and the narrator does a tremendous job giving each one their own voice. This is Sherlock Holmes meets The Return Of The King. Just remember if you skip the previous novels you may feel a little lost at first but Salvatore does a pretty good job in bringing people up to speed. And fortunately despite only having this book Legacy on preorder, audible is offering the complete series for sale on the day it was released.
I recommend the whole series for anyone interested in books that take place in fantasy settings from age 8+, it does have graphic fight sequences but it lacks the gorey details.
“I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it. I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia."
The way R. A. Salvatore weaved the story together like a jigsaw puzzle, fitting each piece perfectly as he brought the story together.
I was a little worried at first. I thought maybe Mr. Salvatore had lost his touch, as some of the characters weren't behaving like they normally do. But as I stated, like a jigsaw puzzle, with each piece connecting, things started to make more and more sense as Mr. Salvatore weaved his story together like a masterpiece painting.
Wulfgar, Catie-brie and Bruenor's battle with the yochlol and the drow party from Menzoberranzan. It was a very powerful and emotional moment.
I have listened to all of Victor Bevine's previous narration of this epic series. And once again, he does an amazing job. I can't imagine anyone else voicing Drizzt Do'Urden but him. I've gotten to the point where I hear his voice while reading the books in the series, when I am not listening to it that is.
Yes, it was tough to stop listening. In fact, I had to buy the next book in the series right away after this one.
I thought I would have to wait for the next book in the series, like I had to wait for Audible to release this one after the Iced Dale Trilogy, which I admit was a tough wait. But to my surprise, Audible release all four books to this series on the same day. Celebration!!! Good job to Audible.
If you follow my reviews, especially for Salvatore’s Drizzt novels, you know that I rarely, if ever, provide plot points or spoilers, as I feel they take away from the listening experience. In this case, however, it’s important to place this audiobook in respect to Salvatore’s previous rich and noteworthy Drizzt novels.
This first of four novels in this series occurs after Drizzt’s exploits in the Icewind Dale trilogy. This solidly-written Turtledove novel confronts the consequences stemming from Drizzt’s sister and her dark elven disciples that ascend from the Underdark. Their plot to seize him, and then sacrifice him to Lolth, the Spider Queen Goddess, is only the very beginning of where these four novels will take you, dear Audible listener.
MAJOR events occur in this first of the four Legacy novels. Surprising ones, at that. VERY unexpected turns of events. What you THOUGHT you knew from the previous novels isn’t necessarily the case. Strap in, and get ready for a great ride.
As to Salvatore’s writing style, this work is a less “by the numbers” storyline than his previous Drizzt novels. That by no means takes anything away from those earlier strong efforts – They were groundbreaking works in fantasy that further defined the genre. This work, however, truly stands apart, and it makes for a great listen. It’s a cut above, and it shows.
Rivalries escalate. Characters take an growing prominence, and hint at further storylines in subsequent novels. Strong plots lines and events launch herein, so I have to stop here.
A final note: Victor Bevine does a solid job of narration, and definitely adds to the work.
If you’re a fan of the Drizzt series, this first of the Legacy of the Drow is simply put, a “must read.”
There were a lot of battles and fights but very little else. If this is your thing, Great this is your book. I would like to see the setting more developed and the characters fleshed out. I had a hard time caring one way or the other about the characters. It was hard for me to even pay attention to the story. I listened to the whole thing thinking that with such a high rating there would be a redeeming value somewhere. I never found it but I admit my mind wandered a great deal while listening to this book.
I'm a horror nut! Zombies in particular! Epidemics, end of all things! Also enjoyed Game of thrones very much!
Wouldn't suggest you start with this book, after a few chapters I realized this is a story that is well under way and starting here would be like walking into a movie during the last 45 min. And trying to understand what's going on. Sounds like a good story tho!
I wish it was clear where this story actually begins!
the story and narrator are great, but the volume is not well mastered. there are times when the narrator whispers and the engineer does not match the volume across the track.
all about the underground drow lifestyle. if you want to start at a less fantasy point in the story, start with book 3 when he is on the surface more.
Truly epic and action-packed. A major event changes Drizzit's life forever. For fans of the series and fantasy literature, this is Salvatore at the top of his game.
Tell us about yourself!
Drizzt, do you need to ask?
A couple of bad guy deaths that were particularly satisfying.
Don't want to spoil it but we have our first major death of one of the core characters and it's a moving, fitting moment in the greater story that will resonate with you long after you finish the book.
Despite the three intervening Icewind Dale novels (if you go by timeline and not publication date), this novel is as much a direct sequel to the Dark Elf Trilogy as it is to the Icewind Dale Trilogy. While it picks up exactly where Streams of Silver, the final book of Icewind Dale, left off, it also picks up where Soujourn, the final book of Dark Elf, left off. Odd as this may sound, it not only works but works quite well and lends itself to reading the series in order of publication date (Icewind Dale Trilogy, Dark Elf Trilogy, Legacy of the Drow Trilogy) and not in order of timeline (Dark Elf First, Icewind Dale Second). The Legacy marks a clear transition in RA Salvatore’s writing as he begins to explore darker themes and not every story has the kind of happy endings we saw in his first few Forgotten Realms books. This is a tightly written action-heavy entry that doesn’t let up once it gets started. While I don’t hold Salvatore on par with some of today’s top fantasy authors, his Dark Elf stories are great fun, even when they take a turn for the dark and sinister.
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