This was a fun read. There is still a little transparency. I can still see a few things coming from a long way off, but overall, I really enjoyed it. Firstly, you get to see Gautlgrym again, and I'm always a sucker for discovering lost magical forts. The author finally dispenses with the drama and reveals a few things that I've none for three books, as well.
I'm happy that the author added emotional blackmail instead of physical threats. Those are often more devastating to the character. You're pretty much guaranteed that nothing will happen to Drizzt. Not only because at the time of reading this, there are 8 more books with another one to soon come out, but because the last trilogy started out with Drizzt in the future. I believe it was said in a time ahead of this quartet of novels. He was fully intact in the flash forward, so we know nothing physical happens to him. That little bit also kind of ruins the emotional threat to him as well, but I wan't spoil anything here.
Basically, Drizzt is awesome and has defeated anything that has come against him. I don't worry nearly as much about him getting physically hurt as I do seeing him go through emotional trauma.
This book has a lot of twists and turns. It has some stuff that you don't see coming, but needs further explanation, and the epilogue will really get fans excited. Happy reading.