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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I've always loved the stories of Drizzt the dark elf, and while my heart longs for the Salvatore's Safehold, the very first Drizzt novel in the trilogy, I have to say that I truly enjoyed this series of novels that came out later, due to their rich defining shorelines and Byers love affair with the dark elf universe. Be warned: This series will connect you to a great line of audiobooks that have just been released at Audible, some 200 such books in the Forgotten Realms in the Dungeon and Dragons family of books. Some of these books are so very good listening, that you'll want more.
This is such a series in that family.
It's dark. It's Machiavellian. It's descriptive and delightful. Its got great characters, dark purposes, vast family houses in turmoil, royal intrigues and forbidden magics. It is, in a word, magnetic. I enjoyed this long ago, and again today. So much so, that the entire series is now in my Audible library.
So, if you do NOT want such engrossing and entertaining listening, move along.
Otherwise, enter the dark elf kingdom of Menzoberranzan, mortal, and be satisfied with its dark gifts!
Intriguing Ruthless entertaining
Final climax battle
No but really like her reading giving charters differnt voices and so forth
Really enjoyed the book will get next in series
I love the Drizzt Do'Urden series. Drizzt is why I am here. sword of truth I will get after Drizzt, money allowing.
it was a hard book to read and imagine. my first dark elf book.
Pharaun, because he is smart.
I liked the way she did them all
no because I like the whole book.
actually I like the whole series. 5 stars all around for each book in the series and for the series as a whole.this book along with the rest got me to the reading grade level to get my GED! this series will always remain special to me.
I have listen to a few books and this was my first from Audible, I loved the story and the books presentation.
the other books, when I get them.
I have gotten used to male narrated books but, Rosalyn Landor set this book off. She made it feel like the story was being told by the spider queen her self.
War of the Spider Queen. Dissolution: The truth behind the lies!
if your a fan of the forgotten realms books this is a great series i would however suggest staring outwith the dark elf trilogy to enrich your enjoyment of the story with an introduction to drow society
If you like D&D, then you will absolutely love this book. It has a wide variety of demons and creatures that will light up your imagination.
I believe Rosalyn's performance is very good for the most part. Sometimes the voices sound similar, but I enjoyed the book very much.
I usually listen to the book while commuting to work and back.
Tell us about yourself! I am a representational painter who loves fantasy and Si-Fi. I have over 1000 books in my library. I have enjoyed 85%, but I have only loved a handful. I am always looking for the next grate book.
Every author deserves a second listen.
There was not one character that had a redeeming quality. No one to route for or invest in. The characters were indistinguishable from one another.
For background, my favorite authors are George R. R. Martin, Robin Hobb, Jacqueline Carey, Ken Follett, Bernard Cornwell, Kevin Hearne, Jim Butcher and Margaret George.
This book was pretty much what I expected it to be; a look into the Drow world. Of all the fantasy races from Forgotten Realms, the Drow are my favorite and I enjoyed listening to this voice actor tell the story.
If you are looking for a thought provoking story? Forgotten Realms books aren't for you. If you are looking for a good fantasy story with lots of action and weird races, check one of them out.
The series is a classic, but as in the recent releases of Forgotten Realms and the Dragonlance series the companies are going with inferior narrators. It is hard to justify paying for a book that is poorly produced. Just think how much more money the company could have made if they would have had a quality narrator.
The story didn't hold my interest. The narration was not interesting. I got bored after just a few minutes.
The story and narration
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