Young noble Luthien Bedwyr is too privileged to understand that his once-proud land, Eriador, suffers under the demonic oppression of Wizard-King Greensparrow. Until the day Luthien seeks justice for a friend's murder--only to become a fugitive fleeing the king's monstrous cyclopian soldiers. Befriended by the irrepressible 'highway' halfling, Oliver de Burrows, and enlisted by an ancient, mysterious mage, Luthian's exile will become an enchanted quest to steal a mystic prize from a dragon's hoard.
Suddenly, Eriador's enslaved humans, elves, and dwarfs begin to rally around rumored tales of a freedom fighter who strikes Greensparrow's foul minions . . . an unknown hero who wields a legendary sword and magic cape . . . a warrior who is invisible but who casts THE CRIMSON SHADOW.
Ok, so let me get this straight. You have a magic cape, and it makes you invisible, but it also gives you away with a crimson shadow? Of course! That makes all the bloody sense in the world!!!
I can't get over this book. I know for a fact Salvatore can do so much better. He is an author of such great limitless talent, but he seems to have written himself into a corner with this one and just had to bring up something to meet the deadline. Ok, maybe that's unfair, but I'm the reader, here, and my input is: Salvatore, stick to drow!