R.A. Salvatore is always a solid read, however this particular series doesn't stand up in quality to his earlier works. Recommended, but understand that this chapter in the Drizzt saga is full of massive character changes that, while interesting, draw attention from the Salvatore universe and its happenings.
Look, it's another Drizzt book! Seriously, these things have become something like a soap opera for me. I'm interested in them because (for whatever reason) I find the characters compelling, and I want to find out what happens next. This one has Drizzt off on his own, dealing with the emotional demons that haunt him, while the other companions are busily defending Mithral Hall.
But is there anything new here? Well, not really. The Drizzt angst is a little bit different, but not really all that refreshing. I guess I find other authors for my "new" fix.
This book had more great battle scenes; a great big explosion; giants throwing boulders; and lots and lots of orcs and dwarves. If that's what you like (I guess *I* do), then the book might be worth your time.
Part of Salvatore's Forgoten Realms, Hunter's Blades trilogy
---more of the saga of Drizzt Do'Urden---
Alone on the battlefield, surrounded by death, cornered by enemies, and ready to die. . . Drizzt Do'Urden has become an orc's worst nightmare; a lone drow with nothing to lose and nowhere to run. As the North spirals into chaos and war, one dark elf has decided to take it personally, and it will take an army to stop him!
Drizzt Do' Urden has become the hunter, thebane of the orc hordes still ravaging the north. Cut off, alone, convinced that everything he ever valued has ben destroyed, all that's left is to kill, and kill, and kill, until there are no enemies left. But there are a lot of enemies, and even the hunter is one lone drow.( lots of tense battles)
Alone on the Battlefield. Surrounded by Death. Cornered by Enemies. And Ready to Die. Drizzi Do\'Urden has become the Hunter, the bane of the orc hordes still ravaging the North. Cut off, alone, convinced that everything he ever valued has been destroyed, all that\'s left is to kill, and kill, and kill, until there are no enemies, and even the Hunter is just one lone drow.