This is a pretty good book. I love the characters but Loth was a little disappointing. I don't like that Lolth was more a demon queen than the queen of the drow. The drow were not really shown as minion of lothin this book. I love the characters but like some of the forgotten realms characters they become too much like immortal super heros. But the story was not much like the D&D module. This module was really cool.
Yeah, I started this book very wary. It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke. But being a fan of D&D, Greyhawk, and the original Demon Web Pits scenario I moved forward. I gotta tell you I really liked the book. I expected silly, but at least I would get another's perspective of the Demon Web. What I got was a fantasy story that could have been dark and grim (dealing with demons and such) broken up by humor. I get from this book that there are others before it that explain better how these very different people came together. I am not sure I would go back to read the previous stories, but I might if they are written by the same author. I really did not mind this story at all. I am giving it 5 stars because it surprised me. I would recommend it to others who are old D&D / Demon Web Pits players just for the flavor. It was a pleasant read.
I love the Justicar and wish there were more. It would be great if Descent into the Depths of the Earth was available on Kindle. Then I could have all 3 of the Justicar books on my Kindle Fire. Luckily I have them in paperback. If you are a fan of Fantasy books this is one you should read. The best of the Justicar series. Paul Kidd is an amazing author.
White Plume Mountain gave us the unforgettable characters of the Justicar and Escala the fairy. This book is the third in the series, but the Second, Into the depths of the Earth, has not been released on Kindle yet. It is very much needed to fill out the trilogy!