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on 25 March 2013
This story is about redemption. It is a lot slower paces then the first 3 book in the series. Many fewer battles but after the first books that is understandable. Drizzt's new band of companions joined together against a common enemy. Now that he has been vanquished now what do they do? Drizzt comes up with a plan, but first he and Dahlia must solve the mystery of a creature ripping apart goblins and other local predators. This creature could be something from Drizzt's past. This story is better told in Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt - Neverwinter Tales.

Now Drizzt sets his plan in motion of trying to give his band a purpose. He thinks of Port Llast. A rival port from Luskan, which has suffered as just as much or more during the Battle with the Host tower and the Spell plague. The people living here have number under 200 and dwindling rather than the 1000 plus a few decades before. Drizzt want to stand for something again not just live battle to battle. Also to choose his battles to fight. By leading by example he thinks he can install the same beliefs into his comrades. Some are more easily convinced then others, to some it is foreign concept. Drizzt is forced to look at his relationship with Dahlia and recognise that is it for what it is. Dahlia is forced to face her past and issues. This is the good part of the book. Now from part 3 of the book onwards the book changes unfortunately not for the better.

Drizzt and his 5 companions do on a quest to save Guenhwyvar form the powerful wizard Draygo Quick. Sounds good so far, let just say it does not go so well. Enter the real hero Jarlaxle. I said in book one he was acting more like Drizzt then Drizzt himself. Now he fully steps up to the role of hero. We also learn some of his history. Next Drizzt returns to the Icewind Dales. Where he encounters a certain enchanted forest with an "auburn haired witch and Halfling companion".

Now I appreciate the character development but I do feel disappointed about the 3 confrontation that had been teased during the course of the series that never happened. Not just did they not happen but it was the way in which they were avoided that was most annoying. These did nothing to enhance the character of Drizzt except to make him look at best ordinary at worst useless. There is a literal cliff hanger ending which will be addressed in the next book The Companions: The Sundering, Book I.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 3 October 2015
I can't help but feel disappointed with how this book and series has ended.

This series started with a sense of great change for our beloved Drow Ranger. His world has been torn apart by so many personal losses and he is struggling to find a path to walk because of it. It was a brave move by the author to shake things up and give us a chance to see some interesting changes and character progression. Sadly I feel that this story ended without taking hold of those opportunities.

The Last Threshold is a hard one to sum up as it didn't seem to know what it wanted to be. Part of it was about a rescue of Guenhwyvar, part of it was about relationships between the characters, part of it was the redemption of Artemis Entreri and part of it was about Jarlaxle. There was even some demon action, a drow hunt and a brief cameo appearance of an old character brought back as a vampire for seemingly no reason.

It was basically a bit of a mess that didn't seem to know what it wanted to be. Worse for me, it was completely unfulfilling. There are a lot of open story lines at the end of this book which makes it hard to see this as the end of the series.

Either way I am hoping that the next Drizzt books will be a little more cohesive, less dreamlike and bring back the morally strong and dazzling fighter that I have loved reading about for 20+ books rather than this broken shell of a protagonist.
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on 21 March 2013
I've been reading the saga of Drizzt for more years than I care to recall here; its been scintillating and in some cases epic reading!
But now; really since the start of the Neverwinter series things have become tragically wayward. You might even argue the rot set in during the Transitions series.
Salvatore has started to waffle! It's plain to see; and this loss of focus just loses all drive and momentum from his recent books in the Drizzt sagas.
It seems he is becoming lost in his own urge to add character after character; each one with with a more stupendously spelled name than before; and each more forgettable than the last!
Gone are the companions whose characters were built over decades of writing and whom regular readers truly felt for; to be replaced by lack lustre 2 dimensional throw away characters that last a story arc...and as such the reader never truly engages with them!
Even steadfast characters are losing the edge that made them so special to read; Drizzt and Entreri both being waffled about for pages and pages that simply act as filler at best, and at worst just destroy any hope you might have tht thins will get better!
Occasionally the old magic returns; but its getting further and further away and trudging through the endless drivel becomes more of a chore than it has any right to be.
It's a shame, truly it is....but finally it would seem that Drizzt and his leged has run out of steam!
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on 12 February 2015
The ending was both a shock and disappointing. I blinked more than twice and refused to believe I was at the last page. Other than that some exciting periods within the book. But this is one of the best definitions of disappointing that I have ever come across.
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on 11 May 2014
Reading this novel took me back over 20 years to when I read The Crystal Shard. I've been a fan of Salvatore and a certain dark elf ever since! I can't wait to see where this story will lead.
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on 1 June 2014
Very much enjoying the Drizzt series of novels, in fact have now purchased the whole series so I can follow the total legend. R A Salvatore is an excellent story teller.
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on 22 April 2014
Disappointed with the end story all over the place too many loose ends not answered a, wanted more from high expectations as previous books
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on 31 May 2014
I have read everything R A Salvatore has written about this character and loved every one of them, just really wish there was more
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on 15 November 2013
Being a big Drizzt fan i was very disappointed in this book, it was little more then alot of half baked half stories running half together, to say it was disjointed is doing it a favour, avoid and just assume the last book was the finale.

SPOILER - The potential (is it real?) death of Drizzt to a poor character who was a jilted lover was just stupid and the fact that everything seemed to feel like it had to perma protect him ruined the whole thing, Drizzt became Lois Lane in Superman.
Honestly i hope he is dead because if this is how hes going to continue hes better staying in the ground, or whereever it was they finally put him.
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on 27 July 2015
big fan of Salvatore's work, book is in line with his other novels
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