That was a strong finish to the series. Yeah, the good guys really don't win, but we knew that was going to happen when the series started, so the bitter taste that leaves isn't as bad as it could be.
What I liked: strong battle scenes and evocative locations. The puzzle of Gromph Baenre trying to puzzle out the location of (and then destroy) the Lichdrow's phylactery was actually a lot of fun. The final battle of Pharun was exciting, and ingenious.
What I didn't like: Halisstra's fall was too abrupt. Descriptions of locations especially in the Demonweb Pits in the last half of the book were very confusing. The Pass of the Soulreaver was rushed and unfinished; especially Danifae's dream sequence there.
Great series, very dark and worth reading.
The final novel in an epic six-part series from the fertile imaginations of R. A. Salvatore and a select group of the newest, most exciting authors in the genre. Join them as they bring an end to a devastating war, and give birth to the greastest horror the Realms has ever known.
The stunning conclusion to the War of the Spider Queen series. Stands alone well and wraps up the series quite nicely. Menzoberranzan will never be the same!
Not a very satisfying ending to the series that started strong and went downhill from there. Elements of the plot were introduced late in the series--this series and this final book could have used a stronger editorial unifying presence.