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on 24 April 2000
I thought this book was okay but was quite similar to a lot of the other books in the series, there's the usual "Oh my god a major character has died oh no here they are again" nonsense, which I'm getting somewhat bored with. But all the same, it was still a good read with lots of jumping about in the Underdark. Some of the writing was a bit turgid though. In fact the bit where it goes "He turned that way. Turned to looks down the length of Vendes Baerne's wand" (or whoever it was) always makes me want to cringe, its so melodramatic.
The worst thing about this book is the cover art. Drizzt looks neither black or young, in fact he looks vaguely liked a deformed Patrick Moore. Its getting to the stage that I'm embarrased to buy the books because the cover art is sooooo awful. But all the same, its still enjoyable up to a point.