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The Legacy (Legacy of the Drow #1)

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A new mass market edition of the New York Times best-selling sword and sorcery classic, The Legacy is Drizzt at his scimitar-wielding best!

Having found a measure of peace among the dwarves in the reclaimed Mithral Hall, Drizzt begins to know contentment for perhaps the first time in his tumultuous life. But for a dark elf renegade from a city ruled by priestesses of a demo
ebook, 352 pages
Published June 23rd 2009 by Wizards of the Coast (first published 1992)
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Dec 09, 2015 ❅ Eze ❅ rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Esta saga comienza de manera esplendida. Es todo lo que esperamos, y queremos, leer sobre fantasia. Es la base para todo lo demas, como juegos de mesa, videojuegos, peliculas, o hasta otros libros.

Pero con el tiempo se va estancando, deja de fluir la originalidad, los momentos de calma o tension dejan de afectarnos. Pasa a ser un paramo llano sin ninguna emocion.

Las conversaciones pasan a ser absurdamente repetitivas y predecibles. Ya sabemos que un barbaro va a hablar como barbaro. Un enano com
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Shawn Fairweather
Jul 28, 2013 Shawn Fairweather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Guilty pleasure of course, cruised through half of it in a couple hours on a nice saturday afternoon. Same ol same ol concept. Drizzit and his allies set out on a quest after old resurfaces nemesis however their quest ends up taking them deep into Drizzts homeland that he vowed never to return to again. Lots of fight scenes...probably too much which would have shorted the book by about 25% if some of the over done portions were taken out, but again I wasnt looking for the perfect novel just some ...more
Greg Strandberg
Jun 13, 2014 Greg Strandberg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Simply amazing! I've read this about 3 times now since first reading it in high school. I love these characters and this book starts out on a long stretch that goes...oh, I'd say a good 4 books or so.

There's a lot of good humor and cheer and then things get bloody. But that's the way we like it, right? Hey, who the hell am I writing this to, anyways? You know this is 5-star!
This book is quite possibly the best pure action book I've ever read. It helps that after six books, RAS doesn't have to spend too much time explaining characters and their motives. So while the heart strings were plucked a couple of times, it was the action strings that were strummed. All this action makes this book one incredibly fast read especially if you are vested in the story and characters. One heart string is plucked very hard and I'm man enough to admit that it choked me up (just brief ...more
Jun 10, 2013 Nico rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Typical Salvatore/Drizzt book. I guess you can turn a blind eye on the obvious flaws if you are a fan of the Drizzt series. A quick and action packed read, lot of fun!
Oct 24, 2015 Paul rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The Legacy by R.A. Salvatore is the 7th book in his Drizzt series and the first R.A. Salvatore book I’ve read in probably 15 years. I read The Icewind Dale and Dark Elf Trilogy when I was a teenager and absolutely loved them. Drizzt is still one of my favorite characters in fantasy. I wanted to read some of the later books, because Salvatore’s work is comfort fantasy for me, and that is what I was in the mood for.

The Legacy features the Drow coming after Drizzt. The entire story takes place unde
Isaac Clarke
იმსახურებს ეს წიგნი 5 ვარსკვლავს, თუნდაც იმის ხათრით რომ ძალიან სარისკო გადაწყვეტილება მიიღო ავტორმა და როგორ გაგრძელდება სერია, კარგად თუ საშინლად ეშმაკმა უწყის. თან ერთი შეხედვით გარდამტეხი წიგნია საგაში. აქამდე წაკითხულთაგან ყველაზე ბნელი და ეპიკური და იმედია ამავე დუხში გაგრძელდება დანარჩენებიც.

დაახლოებით 30%-ის შემდეგ მთელი წიგნი ერთი დიდი ექშენია მითრილ ჰოლის მიწისქვეშეთში. გაუჩერებელი ბრძოლა და პოზიციების ცვლა, თუმცა მიუხედავად ერთი შეხედვით გაწელილობისა მაინც წყალივით მიდის.

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Nov 05, 2014 Samuel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I find it difficult to draw up a summary on these books without spoiling anything, so here's the gist of things; Many new threats have to come Mithril Hall, both Foreign and domestic and of course it has to be near a wedding date. New faces are common amongst far older and fouler ones. Personal demons can be found in abundance here as we see character development by the leaps and bounds, many shattering conclusions lay within these pages.

As a self-proclaimed fantasy geek, I am all too familiar w
Nathaniel Hardman
May 16, 2012 Nathaniel Hardman rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What a mess. My college roommate will remember this book, not because he read it, but because I ranted about it so much while I read it. So dumb. There's a scene in this book that will go down as one of the stupidest things to ever happen in any book ever - (view spoiler) ...more
Aisha Mahmoud
Jan 22, 2013 Aisha Mahmoud rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I cannot put these books down. RA Salvatore is just amazing. Full of adventure, action and awesome characters. And I am just loving the world of the Forgotten Realms. It is full of so many exciting and creative creatures and places. I am finding myself excited and drawn to the other books in the Forgotten World series, once I finish Salvatore and even the computer games. Maybe I can get one of the older games for cheap. I cannot believe Ed Greenwood created this world when he was only 8 years ol ...more
Jun 20, 2010 Jenna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm still reading these Drizzt books. It's like I'm addicted or something. These books also have a funny quality I sometimes experience, which is that while reading I'll want to go FASTER and FASTER, as fast as possible, as in, downloading the entire contents to my brain in a millisecond (oh, if only such a thing were possible). I think it has something to do with the style of writing, which tends to linger on the details of fights overmuch, and the excitement of the story, which makes me want t ...more
Michael Tildsley
It's really hard to rate this series on a five star scale. There are definitely deeper philosophical books, but these books are entertaining. Each one further develops the characters, while adding something to the overall mythos of the fantasy universe being presented. There are clear good guys and bad guys.

Of this book in particular, I would say that the beginning and middle were just so-so. The ending was really pretty good. The return of old adversaries and the revelation of an ancient grudge
Dec 14, 2013 Michelle rated it liked it
It was great to see what is going on in the lives of Drizzt and his friends after the Icewind Dale Trilogy. The plot was great (some shocking twists), and I am looking forward to reading the next installment. I fell in love with the Drizzt series because of how well the characters were developed and I found them relatable, found myself rooting for them. The story went by so quickly and I felt that further character development was missing in this book; that was my one regret. My favorite parts o ...more
Juan Bárcenas Cuellar
"Drizzt Do'Urden parece haber encontrado finalmente la paz: Bruenor ha recuperado su trono, Wulfgar y Cattie-Brie se casarán la próxima primavera y el halfling Regis ha regresado. Todos están juntos y a salvo en Mithral Hall. Pero en las tinieblas acecha un enemigo incapaz de olvidar sus agravios. Lloth, la Reina Araña , ha jurado vengarse del elfo oscuro. Así comienza esta saga en la que Drizzt deberá volver a la Antípoda Oscura , los habitantes de Mithral Hall tendrán que defenderse de un fero ...more
Oliver Kis
Dec 11, 2015 Oliver Kis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In yet another fabulous book written by R.A Salvatore, 'The Legacy'. Drizzt always took the fight to the enemy, but now the fight is coming to Drizzt. The story starts off rather calming and joyful, as we get to see two of our favorite characters marrying. Even one of their friends from afar comes to see this wonderful event. But like a typical R.A Salvatore story, there was a dark side to the plot. The was a report that many dwarves have not yet returned from their expedition. So the worried ki ...more
Conan Tigard
Nov 16, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Legacy is the eighth book I have read by R.A. Salvatore and I have loved them all. He never ceases to amaze me in his ability to write fantastic battle scenes. From the first time the dwarves go down into the tunnels looking for the goblins, the pace of the storytelling is quick and filled with battle after battle after battle.

The drow in The Legacy are perfectly evil and easy to hate. This is a simple story that is well-crafted and very enjoyable. I seriously had the hardest time putting t
Adam Wik
This next installment in the Drizzt series (or, what became the Drizzt series after The Crystal Shard and its two sequels were written) details the continuing attempts by people from Drizzt's past to exact their revenge.

In general, it's pretty standard fare by this point. There are fewer attempts to force in character development which I found kind of refreshing since it didn't really work in the previous books. There are also two big 'surprises' that fell pretty flat for me.

The first was (view
Jun 26, 2014 Tony rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The dark elf, Drizzt Do'urden, can't seem to escape his past as his sister, Vierna, from the Underdark city Menzoberranzan hunts him down in the caverns outside of Mithril Hall. Plenty of action, death, and new encounters.

The Legacy is where the books from the The Icewind Dale Trilogy Collector's Edition and The Dark Elf Trilogy Collector's Edition meet up. Here we witness some of the best characters form each series - Jarlaxle, the dark elf mercenary, meets the human assassin, Artemis Entreri.
Jul 15, 2015 Scott rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Primo libro del quadrilogia "Legacy of the Drow", susseguente alla trilogia "Icewind Dale" cronologicamente ma alla "Dark Elf Trilogy" da un punto di vista di pubblicazione.

Che dire? L'intreccio é carino, alcuni personaggi vengono finalmente approfonditi di piú (su tutti Artemis Entreri), ma manca un generale senso di epicitá che dovrebbe contraddistinguere questo tipo di pubblicazioni. L'aver puntato su avventure di cabotaggio medio ma soprattutto sui dilemmi personali del protagonista non si c
Fco. V. Salvador
Escogí esta lectura (relectura, en realidad) después de terminar un libro lento y aburrido. Y es que Salvatore nunca defrauda en su estilo palomitero: malvados muy malvados con un plan malvado, sentimientos heroicos algo superficiales y un montón de combates muy rápidos. Una lectura ligera y de escasa profundidad, pero en general bastante entretenida.

"El legado" sigue ese esquema, y en sus menos de trescientas páginas hay incluso más acción que en entregas anteriores de la serie sobre Drizzt. En
Alex Bergonzini
Feb 08, 2016 Alex Bergonzini rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reinos-olvidados
Brutal esta aventura de los cinco amigos, que de nuevo demuestran que la amistad y la familia es lo más importante, ante el sacrificio de la propia vida. El autor nos vuelve a dar lecciones de vida, en un mundo de fantasía, donde muchos tachan de infantil o de lectura inmadura, cuando de verdad no saben lo que se están perdiendo.

Este libro, contiene muchas más escenas de batalla, pero la mayor de las batallas es el crecimiento interno de los personajes, una evolución incluso en contracontra de
Finally after three books the legend returns to the main reason I started this journey, Drizzt and his history, escaping Menzo and his past finally returning to haunt him, this is the main reason I gave this book three stars. I would've "really liked it" or thought it was even "amazing" had the entire book been about Drizzt. I am so sick of his boring companions and was even quite happy when Wulfgar bit the dust. Salvatore's ENDLESS battle scenes that I just have to skim through make their stori ...more
Feb 24, 2014 Andy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read all of these Drizzt books back to back to back etc, so they all seem to run together as one long story. Add to that fact that I read the "collector's edition" of these, so it was often three to four books shoved into one. It is all entertaining, and even though I usually wanted to read "just one more page", it was somewhat tedious and I more than 100 times wondered why this story was being stretched out as far as it was. I wish I had just read The Icewind Dale Trilogy and The Dark Elf Tri ...more
Apr 23, 2014 Dallas rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Perhaps it was because I didn't start the Drizzt story from the beginning, but I'm sorry... This whole book just seemed flat. I like battles, don't get me wrong, but the battles just seemed predictable and pointless. Character development was weak so when a character died, everybody's emotional reactions just seemed trite. Sense of mystery was tepid, world-building almost non-existent. Perhaps if you read 10 of these books you would get a better picture, but this book did not impress.

The other p
Jul 20, 2014 Victor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As usual, I enjoyed this story about the Dark Elves, including their relationship with the Dwarves. Wulfgar, I guess, had become a problem, so I do not have a problem with what he does in this book.

My only real problem with this was that the Dark Elves seemed to be a bit too dependant on their crossbows. Perhaps, while we are playing a game, a crossbow is a cool thing to use, but I wanted to see a larger variety of Dark Elf weaponry. Some people would say that it had enough, but I like reading a
There are only two contemporary fantasy authors I really like, James Clemens and R.A. Salvatore. Clemens also writes adventure and military books under a different name and he clearly devotes more time to those since the second book of his current fantasy series came out in 2006 and there is obviously more to be written so we're all just waiting... R.A. Salvatore, however, has devoted his whole career to this genre and he's fantastic and his character of the dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden is one of fa ...more
Jun 06, 2015 Richard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Where Salvatore is good, he is amazing.
But there's also quite a lot he's not good at. (Not in this book, anyway).

The best parts of "The Legacy" are the chapter-to-chapter tensions, the interweaving threads of narrative, the different fights and challenges going on.
It's still a bit silly; still dominated by fighting, weary, fighting more, wearier, fighting more desperately, etc. etc. but good fun all the same.

I find I really can't stand the way Salvatore tries to setup / establish a plot, though.
Susie Toman
I'm starting to discover that when Salvatore is on, he's fantastic, and when he's off the story can be a disappointment.

What The Legacy equates to is nothing but a long set-up for the next several books. I haven't read the following books yet, but any reader who has spent time with series can tell when the main point of the book had nothing to do with the plot that was established. We spent a LOT of time away from the protagonists that made the previous books so wonderful, instead following the
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  • Crucible: The Trial of Cyric the Mad (Forgotten Realms: Avatar, #5)
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  • Resurrection (Forgotten Realms:  War of the Spider Queen, #6)
  • Final Gate (Forgotten Realms: The Last Mythal, #3)
  • Insurrection (Forgotten Realms: War of the Spider Queen, #2)
  • The Wyvern's Spur (Forgotten Realms: Finder's Stone, #2)
  • Annihilation (Forgotten Realms: War of the Spider Queen, #5)
  • Dissolution (Forgotten Realms: War of the Spider Queen, #1)
  • Realms of Valor (Forgotten Realms: Anthologies, #1)
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)
  • Starless Night (Forgotten Realms: Legacy of the Drow, #2; Legend of Drizzt, #8)
  • Siege of Darkness (Forgotten Realms: Legacy of the Drow, #3; Legend of Drizzt, #9)
  • Passage to Dawn (Forgotten Realms: Legacy of the Drow, #4; Legend of Drizzt, #10)

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“Farewell is said by the living, in life, every day. It is said with love and friendship, with the affirmation that the memories are lasting if the flesh is not.” 85 likes
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