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Cerco de oscuridad (Legacy of the Drow #3)

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Mientras se prepara el ataque contra Drizzt Do`Urden y Mithril Hall, surge el tiempo de los conflictos, y Lloth, la reina araña en persona, camina por las calles de Menzoberranzan. Las leyes de la magia se tornan horriblemente inciertas y la ciudad Drow se ve inmersa en un caos tan espantoso que resulta insoportable para todos. Entre tanto, en Mithril Hall, Bruenor Battleh ...more
Paperback, Primera, 384 pages
Published December 30th 1993 by Timun Mas
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Nico
Nov 01, 2013 Nico rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maybe the best Drizzt book in the whole series until now. Everything that build up over the last few books comes to its epic conclusion, with a more than 100+ page battle around Mithril Hall.
And I must say the best parts in these books are the short interludes by Drizzt. Truly fantastically written!
Dani
Oct 20, 2009 Dani rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
I need to take a break from this series for awhile. It's just wearing me thin with the pointlessness of it all.

This book seemed more like two books crammed into one. I really enjoyed the part where magic failed but there was no explanation why. The author also skimmed over things that sort of made me raise an eyebrow like "well that was an easy way out." but I had no answers. Like Catti-brie and her sword. It was just too easy with no explanation behind it.

The second half of the book was a war a
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Lisa Seaman
This is where in Salvatore's books that he starts to move to many, MANY, MANY scenes of fighting. The focus seems to be on fighting technique... okay... but YAWN. I agree has its place, but although I am rereading his books... Too many fight scenes BORE me. I prefer properly placed fight scenes and more focus on the characters and story. He has some very good points that are now Drittz commentary between chapters and not as interwoven with the characters and story as before. The substance (for m ...more
Fiver
Nov 10, 2009 Fiver rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I've already commented on this series as a whole, but this book marks a turning point.

By the time the reader has reached this book, the formula is set in stone. Drizzt fights and wins, then fights and wins again. The villain never dies, the supporting characters make brief quips, and nobody but nobody gets one single hint of development as a human character (except for Drizzt, who stopped developing several books ago).

Appropriate for young children, and possibly as a guilty pleasure. Don't get m
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Kati
I would say that this was the best book in the Drizzt Do'Urden series so far. I liked all the intrigue and house-wars in Menzoberranzan, especially since Jarlaxle is my favorite character in Salvatore's books. Though in some places, it did feel like the author needed to amass pages, so there were scenes where the characters' thoughts basically ran in circles to add a paragraph here and there. On the other hand, some of the scenes and characters were hilarious, especially the Harpells! Harkle's e ...more
Gwarlim
Love it. It kept me on the edge of madness every time I had to put the book down.
Jessica
Dec 22, 2008 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I purposely took a very long hiatus from Drizzt and his exploits. It had gotten to where I was annoyed by the major players, and not at all intrigued by the plots. The months that I had between picking up Drizzt books were like a much-needed healing salve, and that salve worked wonders.

Once again, I was reminded why I like Salvatore's writing so much. He includes so much detail, but not so much that your eyes glaze over. He imparts wisdom and frailty into his characters, but not so much wisdom t
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P. Aaron Potter
It is perhaps kindest to label this a 'workmanlike' entry in Salvatore's Drizzt saga. On the one hand, Salvatore tends to work in trilogies with a very consistent pacing: the first volume establishes the particular challenge facing Our Heroes, with promises that this is really The Biggest Threat Ever. The central volume, sadly, Nothing Much Happens. In the concluding volume, Our Heroes kick much booty, often to a ridiculously Mary-Sueish degree, although a few minor characters on the fringes die ...more
Tawnya
Nov 12, 2008 Tawnya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the things I enjoy the most is Drizzt's comments at the beginning of each new part. They are most thought provoking and often insightful. Here are some of my favorites from this book:
Faith is not granted by tangible proof.
If a person needs proof of god's existence, then the very notion of spiritually is diminished into sensuality and we have reduced what is holy into what is logical.
Truth is singular and cannot, by definition, support so many varied, even opposing manifestations.

Who wo
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Ashley (Apt Reader)
Not my favorite of the Drizzt Do'Urden books so far. Some of the scenes/passages didn't make sense. For exampe:

1. Errtu only shows up at the beginning and end of the novel. What is he doing in the meantime?
2. What the heck was the "Time of Troubles"? It suddenly appeared, then left without any explanation.
3. Who killed Matron Baenre?
4. Why the longevity of the battle scenes with no explanation of why they're there?
5. Where did this whole fight with Catti-brie's sword come from?

I definately would
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Angie
Sep 27, 2010 Angie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well... I am giving this book 2 stars only because it was all about battle. I didn't like the battles in Lord of the Rings either. Plus we don't get to spend too much time with the main characters... there were just different battles going on with the minor characters. And I am tired of the Underdark! Let's get into other plots!
Crystal
The ending was rather satisfying, but this one wasn't as thrilling to me as the rest of the Drizzt saga. I started reading a few chapters and then lost interest and put it down for several months before finishing it. The story seems to have a slow start, but would be a good read for those who enjoy massive fantasy battles.
Adam
Mar 21, 2010 Adam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
These novels follow the adventures of Drizzt Do’Urden, a dark elf. The main gist of the stories is that Drizzt is awesome and kicks a lot of ass. Open one of these books to a random page, and chances are you’ll read about Drizzt being awesome and kicking ass. Not only does he wield two scimitars in battle, but he has some kind of magic panther as a pet. Awesome.
Gregory
After eight books, you pretty much know what to expect. Yes, there's some minor twists in book nine regarding the enemies but the hero characters all do what is expected. Is this a bad thing? No, if you love the main characters and the odd, functional family they've become then you'll cheer them on and look forward to their heroic moments.
Darren
Started strong and really felt like it dragged on a little during the last 1/3 of the book. As is usual with RAS's style, very strong fight sequences and detail. Also appreciated the nod to the Monster Manual with the cast of foes he draws on.
Jaagup
Feb 28, 2016 Jaagup rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Üheksas raamat sarjast ja kirjanik ei näita veel mingeid väsimuse märke. Mis on hea, sest (hetkeseisuga) on 20 raamatut veel. Arvatavasti vähemalt 21, kui ma sinnamaani jõuan.
Germancho
Jul 03, 2011 Germancho rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindled
I found it a little uneven and disjointed, but the Time of Troubles part is pretty cool.
Deion Malloy
Dec 16, 2016 Deion Malloy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Brett
May 27, 2017 Brett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this novel more than the previous few in the drizzt series. Again I feel Salvatore puts too much fighting in his novels which feels repetitive as there are only so many ways to describe a sword fight especially involving the same character, but when he is not focing on Drizzts battle prowess the writing is exemplary.
Yumiyahachiman
as audiobook. Maybe it's because of the quality ofbrhe audio, but this part just isnt as captivating as the first two trilogies...
Adrian Shuffler
Oct 23, 2013 Adrian Shuffler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Minden jóravaló népért."


Egy újabb érdekes fordulóponthoz érkeztünk. Először szerepel a sorozatban személyesen a Pókkirálynő. Igazán érdekes, ahogyan leírja: az egész világ csekély kis pontocska az istenek mellett. Valahogy elgondolkodtatott, ahogyan egy másik létsíkon probléma tör ki közöttük, s ez vajon milyen hatással lehet erre a világra. Nagyon érdekes volt, elgondolkodtató. S épp ezeknek a vitáknak lesz köszönhető, hogy ilyen véget ér a könyv.

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Pamela
Feb 28, 2017 Pamela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The drow of the Underworld has decided to conquer Mithrall Hall. Our heroes again unite to try to save their home. Never a dull moment in this series.
Adam Wik
Oct 15, 2015 Adam Wik rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Short Review
More of the same from the Drizzt series, except this one feels like it's 80% fight scenes and giant battles. If someone took an Expendables movie and turned it into a fantasy book, this would be basically what I would expect. Maybe a guilty pleasure or a fun book for pre-teens.

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Jessica
Dec 16, 2007 Jessica rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008, 2013
A Review of Siege of Darkness by R.A. Salvatore

Rating: One Star

Edition: Paperback

Genre: Fantasy

Siege of Darkness is a D & D fantasy novel by R.A. Salvatore. It is the third book in the Legacy of the Drow trilogy, a series that follows the adventures of Drizzt Do'Urden. It is also set in the Forgotten Realms world of D & D.

Like many books based in a D & D world, the reader gets a lot of action, but there are unfortunately parts of the book that just dragged on. I read the whole Leg
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Shawn
Jun 30, 2012 Shawn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, fantasy
This book was my least favorite of Salvatore's work so far. I had, pretty much forgotten what it actually consisted of back when I read it most of 20 years ago. In rereading, it struck me as a shoe-horned in story (since most of Salvatore's works are trilogies and there is one more to go in this one) of 'what happened to the Drow during the Time of Troubles.
Some good things: there were lots of intricate (though well paced) scenes of battle and heroic deaths. Greater delving into Drow society an
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Tony
Nov 29, 2014 Tony rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Followers of Drizzt and Dark Elves
Siege of Darkness is the climax of everything that started with Homeland. Featuring the devious dark elf leaders as they scheme to take over the legendary Dwarven city of Mithril Hall. Siege runs deep with dark elf intrigue, as well as a diverse cast of heroes including a raging group of spiked dwarves, a wizard-werewolf, and plenty more.

This novel takes place during the Time of Troubles, which is a world-wide event that affects the whole Forgotten Realms universe. As such, it brings about a lot
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Lauren
As Drizzt and Co. escape Menzoberanzan in dramatic fashion, and the drow prepare for an invasion of the surface world, the Time of Troubles (when the avatars of the gods come to the material plane and magic falters) hits and the drow establishment is thrown into uncertainty. Baenre ends up reestablishing dominance with the return of magic (and the favor of Lloth) and continues the plans for invasion. Catie-Brie and Drizzt have some kind of strange love relationship going on and Catie-Brie battle ...more
Chip Hunter
Dec 30, 2016 Chip Hunter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As Drizzt and Co. excape Menzoberanzan in dramatic fashion, and the drow prepare for an invasion of the surface world, the Time of Troubles (when the avatars of the gods come to the material plane and magic falters) hits and the drow establishment is thrown into uncertainty. Baenre ends up reestablishing dominance with the return of magic (and the favor of Lloth) and continues the plans for invasion. Catie-Brie and Drizzt have some kind of strange love relationship going on and Catie-Brie battle ...more
Alexander Seifert
Feb 17, 2014 Alexander Seifert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book after taking a break from the series for several months due in part to things like school, holidays, and reading some other books (like my Lovecraft hyper anthology).

I would have given this book a three, but I just really enjoy how Salvatore does large-scale fight scenes. The last third of this book was the eponymous 'siege of darkness,' and he portrays it in a way that manages to give you the whole scale, scope, and pacing through several characters without pulling your attenti
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Ricky Ganci
Here’s the deal: when Salvatore is on his horse about Drizzt and Drizzt’s life from Drizzt’s perspective, the books are top-notch; there’s nothing better than whirring scimitars and the like. But when R.A. begins to dabble in filling us in on what every character is thinking, the books are a drag. Drizzt is only in about half of the book, and that half is just as good as the rest. But learning about all these new characters and commanders of different army groups and the seemingly forced-at-time ...more
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Synopsis 1 7 Aug 20, 2012 04:40PM  
  • Crucible: The Trial of Cyric the Mad (Forgotten Realms: Avatar, #5)
  • Daughter of the Drow (Starlight & Shadows #1)
  • Insurrection (Forgotten Realms: War of the Spider Queen, #2)
  • Resurrection (Forgotten Realms:  War of the Spider Queen, #6)
  • Condemnation (Forgotten Realms: War of the Spider Queen, #3)
  • Tantras (Forgotten Relalms: Avatar #2)
  • Extinction (Forgotten Realms: War of the Spider Queen, #4)
  • Prince of Lies (Forgotten Realms: Avatar, #4)
  • Song Of The Saurials (Forgotten Realms: Finder's Stone, #3)
  • Dissolution (Forgotten Realms: War of the Spider Queen, #1)
  • Annihilation (Forgotten Realms: War of the Spider Queen, #5)
  • Shadows of Doom (Forgotten Realms: Shadow of the Avatar, #1)
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As one of the fantasy genre’s most successful authors, R.A. Salvatore enjoys an ever-expanding and tremendously loyal following. His books regularly appear on The New York Times best-seller lists and have sold more than 10,000,000 copies. Salvatore’s original hardcover, The Two Swords, Book III of The Hunter’s Blade Trilogy (October 2004) debuted at # 1 on The Wall Street Journal best-seller list ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Legacy of the Drow (4 books)
  • The Legacy (Forgotten Realms: Legacy of the Drow, #1; Legend of Drizzt, #7)
  • Starless Night (Forgotten Realms: Legacy of the Drow, #2; Legend of Drizzt, #8)
  • Passage to Dawn (Forgotten Realms: Legacy of the Drow, #4; Legend of Drizzt, #10)

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