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Something terrible, unspeakable, immense has come to Menzoberranzan and is leaving death and destruction in its wake. The primordial of Gauntlgrym stirs, sending Cattie-brie and Gromph to Luskan and the ruins of the only power that can keep the beast in check. The damage of the Darkening, of war, and of a demon-ravaged Underdark has sent cracks out across the North. Some of this damage may never be repaired.

And Drizzt is going home. But not to Mithral Hall. Not to Icewind Dale. He's going to Menzoberranzan. Bruenor is ready to march with him, bringing along an army of dwarves to end the scourge of Menzoberranzan, but Drizzt needs to see what's happening there. The dwarf army may not be necessary. The City of Spiders might already have fallen to the demons and their wicked prince. But even if that's true, what's to say the demons will stop there?

Maestro picks up where Archmage left off, plunging Drizzt into his most dangerous adventure yet and with all the action, adventure, beloved characters, dark elves, monsters, and demon princes Drizzt fans adore.

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AWESOME !!!

This is a masterpiece of audio music to massage the inner recesses of literary fantasy and lore.
Mr Salvatore has changed....No , Elevated his presentation of the story.
He has made it seamless and in turn keeps one drooling like a Dwarf staring at a female Dwarf with a better beard than his lol.

I have to say please let others know about Drizzt and the books he's in.
It is a wonderful gift for the mind .

Especially this one.

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  • Carlton
  • Charlotte, NC, United States
  • 04-23-16

To Deep and To Unbelievable

Where to start. I've love the whole Dark Elf Saga. Not just the Lone Ranger but the who dynamic that is the Dark Elf Life. Yet this book left me rolling my eyes. What makes any great antagonist is their flaws and their imperfections. It's what made Quenthal (hope I spelled that right) so loved as the Matron Mother. Loths pettiness and limitations even as a God made her enjoyable. Yet once you start creating powers that are damn near perfect and almost all seeing you lose me. And when you destroy the core of your Hero for no reason other than you can... You lose me. Another sickness!? One that puts doubt in the purest heart in the D&D universe... Lost me. Do better R.A. Please.

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The madness of destroying a fan favorite character

I hate this new method of madness and the fact that non of his companions can see it happening.

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Enjoyed this book

Victor has another great performance. I like that the Archmage is more a fixture in these stories.

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Great story and performance

Every time I buy a RA salvatore books or auditable book I am not disappointed it's interesting so see drizzt going through this weird mental manipulation.

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  • Adam
  • Rodeo, CA, United States
  • 05-04-16

Good moments buried in piles of blah

I don't know if RA Salvatore is a writer who has jumped the proverbial shark or just that my expectations have gotten higher as I got older. Its possibly a bit of both. There were some highlights in the book, glimpses of quality writing and plot, but they were sandwiched between long bouts of endlessly repetitive "Drow Infighting." which has been interesting in the past but is now so repetitive that it has just became stone dull. This book is a big step down from the previous book Archmage which had many of the same problems, but which had a significantly better cool/blah ratio.

So if you Archmage was a borderline book for you, stop there.

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Expecting More.

Definitely not worth the wait, another six months for a let down, story was dull until the last half hour.

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I wasn't sure where this book was going

As the title says...
Some time passes that you're left to assume from archmage to maestro but not much.

Overall the book started out slow but built up quickly then things started to get weird until you understand why.

It's not as action packed as his past books but definetly more mature in its writing.

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Demo who?

Quick Spoiler Warning
So this one in particular deserves a bit of analyzing as well as praise. The problem that I really have with it is that we are made to fear Demogorgon from the very start, having summoned him in the last novel at the very end. Great cliffhanger, I must say. I actually looked him up and it turns out, he's quite the imposing figure. However, we hear of him and his rampage to escape the Spider City and then.... nothing. We don't hear from him, we don't see him through the entire body of the book up until the very end of the third act, instead, we finally see him, there's a decent fight scene and then we're done.

The real saving grace from this book is that what story is there is still really good. Drizzt going to his homeland in secret is a really good idea for a story, especially with all that we've seen from the Dark Elves in the last few trilogies. The way that they infiltrate and then survive some of the more deadly priestesses is very invigorating. The new Matron Mother of House Baenre is really a sight to behold and a very deadly enemy.

But what about the Prince of Demons? He's mentioned in passing throughout the book, but we get nothing other than that. There's no scenes of him killing other demons, no imposing threat other than that he is lurking in the Under Dark. We get all of this talk about him and then we switch to where they are fixing the prison holding the Fire Primordial. The first thought in my mind, if there is anything that could combat Demogorgon, it's the Primordial. That would be something I would pay money to see. That never comes. We get the fact that they are going to set the Primordial free to fix his prison and then we move on to see Drizzt freak out and get enchanted with the power to defeat him, and that's it.

It's not a bad novel, it just seems like Salvatore brought about a massive enemy and either forgot how he was going to get rid of him, or needed an excuse for Drizzt to have an exit strategy, and the problem is that the seams in this plan are wide open. Again, this was still par for the course as far as the Legend of Drizzt goes. However, it could have been so much more.

Honestly, it gets my recommendation, but it doesn't need it. If you're trudging through the books like I am, you're going to read it. It is not a speed bump, that much is certain. Read, enjoy, and drink water.

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fantastic

good story, well written. some of the best BBEG in the forgotten realms lore. wonderful

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  • Mr. Ronald L. Alcock
  • 01-24-17

excellent

What did you like most about Maestro?

great story teller and the best narrator make this book and all of their others just magnificent.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-04-16

A decent distraction<br />

I struggled to finish and didn't take much to the narration but I finished the story and enjoyed parts of it well enough

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  • Christopher Gauci
  • 05-13-16

What a finish!

Full of emotions and an explosive finish!
thoroughly enjoyed it :)

RA Salvatore proves himself more accomplished than Jarlaxele a true Maestro!

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  • sam
  • 04-27-16

only one complaint its too short!

fantastic as always had me interested and entertained but to short and such a wait till the next one !!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful