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Starless Night (Legacy of the Drow #2)

4.1 of 5 stars 4.10  ·  rating details  ·  14,490 ratings  ·  95 reviews
Return to the City of Spiders!

Still reeling from the death of Wulfgar, Drizzt is allowed little time to grieve, for dark elves are massing in the caverns deep under Mithral Hall. To protect his adopted home, he'll have to return to the city of his birth, the evil City of Spiders. Menzoberranzan is one of the most dangerous places in the already perilous Underdark on a good...more
Kindle Edition, 340 pages
Published June 23rd 2009 by Wizards of the Coast (first published July 30th 1992)
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David
Anyone who's been reading Drizzt stories until now probably don't need any reviews to determine whether he keeps reading or not. While I like the many contemplation moments in this book and feel despair and loss as a result of the first book, there's one thing that feels unrealistic - and that's how powerful they are or how lucky they are. Despite the fact that the heroes are heading into enemy territory, things seem to always go their way. I just feel that a couple of the encounters could have...more
Leliel Mitsukai
I read the first 13 Drizzt books back-to-back, so I sometimes forget what happened in which specific book but I certainly enjoyed the ride. The rating above reflects only the content.

This book stood out for a different reason...The cover is so absolutely atrocious it irked me every time I looked at it. The whole "Legacy" series in this printing is bad, but this one takes the cake. If you aren't familiar with the story, Drizzt is a young drow warrior. In this depiction he looks like an ancient, c...more
Fantasy Literature
While reading THE LEGEND OF DRIZZT series, I’ve developed the grim suspicion that every time R.A. Salvatore looks at his characters and thinks “time for some development, lads and lasses,” he immediately starts trying to shoehorn in an adventure to go along with it. Apparently one simply cannot have development through conversation or work or leisure or for that matter anything else that does not involve leaping off the hunched shoulders of your barbarian friend to stab an ogre in the face. Gran...more
Xoxe Garcia
El segundo libro de la tercera saga de Salvatore es un retorno al maravilloso mundo de la Antípoda Oscura y sobretodo de Menzobarrazan por si echabas de menos a los elfos oscuros y es que todo el libro se desarrolla en la siniestra ciudad.

Lloth, las madres matronas y toda la jerarquía de los Drow con todo lo que ello implica (venganza, odio, traición, etc) vuelve a recuperar el protagonismo que tenía en la primera trilogía de El Elfo Oscuro y con nuestro Drizzt de protagonista.

Hay más acción que...more
Andy
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
Adrian Shuffler
"Élete sziklaszilárdnak hitt alapjai homokként folytak el az üvöltő szélben."

Ha van több szálon futó könyv, melyben a szereplők tervei egymásét segítik, vagy épphogy hátráltatják, akkor ez az. Igazán sokat kellett gondolkodnom legalább minden második oldal után, hogy a könyv által okozott fejfájás elmúljon. Túlságosan összetett az egész, már-már tökéletesen.

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Jessica
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Branwen *Blaidd Drwg*
Another thrilling book in the Drizzt series! In this installment, we learn that the evil drow are planning to lay seige to Mithril Hall and take it for their own. When Drizzt discovers this, he leaves his friends to travel to the drow Underdark city of his childhood to turn himself in and try to stop the seige. Catti-brie finds out and follows after him, determined to bring him back to safety.

I really enjoyed this book and found myself on the edge of my seat for nearly the duration of the book,...more
Alex
I mentioned to my wife that The Legacy was like Salvatore's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, in that it really broke out of the formulaicism of its predecessors, and hinted at much greater depth in the overall story and main characters*.

If that's the case, then Starless Night is like Order of the Phoneix-- well-written, but with main chararcters that make decisions so stupid, you wish you could reach into the book and smack them.

Seriously... Drizzt? Cattie-Bree? What's your plan? Are you ser...more
Lauren
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Jessica
Apr 03, 2013 Jessica rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: R.A. Salvatore fans
Shelves: 2007, 2013
A Review of Starless Night by R.A. Salvatore

Rating: Two Stars

Edition: Mass Market Paperback

Genre: Fantasy/Dungeons & Dragons

This is one of R.A. Salvatore's Drizzt Do'Urden/Forgotten Realms books and is the second book in the Legacy of the Drow series. I've never been very crazy about ANY book that is based off of a Dungeons and Dragons world. My husband really loves all of the Forgotten Realms books, so we have a lot of them sitting around the house. And, of course, if there is a book sittin...more
Ricky Ganci
Again, sort of a disappointing volume of the Drizzt books. Lots of action, tons of violence, but not a whole lot of plot. There's some interesting ideas about a person reverting back to their darker nature in the aftermath of tragedy, but not a whole lot of well-developed ideas like the Dark Elf Trilogy presented. The sequence of events was extremely simple, though convoluted by subplots that didn't really make a whole lot of sense some time. I found myself dozing off and skimming during the lon...more
David Williams
In the last novel a raid was launched to capture Drizzt and return him to the city of Menzzoberanzen. Drizzt was able to escape with the help of his friends, but not without a price. The noble barbarian Wulfgar fell in battle with an creature from another dimension. His friends grieve over his loss. Bruenor can barely function as king in Mithril Hall. Drizzt knows that his enemies will keep coming for him no matter what. So he decides to end it. What is plans are never become quite apparent. He...more
Ben
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Dorin
The legend of Drizzt continues with the dark elf going back into Menzoberranzan, to surrender himself to the enemies of Mithral Hall. This way, he hopes to avert the danger of the drow attacking the dwarven citadel.

The book is written in the same easy style, with a lot of focus on the fight scenes. Sometimes it gets frustrating the amount of detail put into the choreography of the sword fights, but it still is the best part of the book.

All characters seem to be unmoved by the events of this book...more
Dani
I actually really was enjoying this book. Until the end. At the end all the characters become overpowered and boring again. It's sad really but I wish things felt more realistic than they actually do. Taking hit after damaging hit and not feeling it until you've already won isn't very real to me.

Also just putting "evil" in front of things doesn't actually convince me that they are. For example: "The evil kitten curled up and fell asleep."

Why is the kitten evil? She doesn't seem evil to me? Oh be...more
Gregory Steiner
Beginning was much more enjoyable than the second half of the book. I don't really enjoy concentrating on imagining every single sword movement in a fight. The latter part of the book was full of most of this and made it somewhat frustrating. Overall still a decent book though.
Kiersten
I don't know why, but I always get especially caught up in these books whenever Drizzt returns to Menzoberranzan. I just find the drow and their intrigues very captivating. (Maybe it's just a relief from all the fight scenes.)

This was intriguing and thrilling, as always, though not my favorite of the series so far. It was somehow not as enthralling, and I think it may have moved a little too fast in parts, leaving out some of the detail I so love. My minor inhibitions aside, however, it was exce...more
Ben
Mar 10, 2010 Ben rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Drizzt or drow Fans
Recommended to Ben by: Paul Whitfield
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Shawn Fairweather
Another great entry to the Drzzt Do Urden Lore Collection. Salvatore presents a nice and concentrated adventure of Drzzt and Cattie Brie as they separately quest into Drzzt's homeland of the Underdark. Salvatore does a nice job once again in telling a new story while also reflecting back to prior stories so that the reader gets a nice history lesson or for new readers are quickly brought up speed making any book relatively easy to pick up and start without feeling lost or overwhelmed. In some wa...more
Jim
I feel I owe it to the masses that seem to like this author to try to at least finish the Legacy of the Drow quartet. I keep expecting to get some revelation as to why this author is such a best-seller. I was somewhat entertained by the first two in the series, though the second novel, Starless Night, really added nothing to the first. On to the third book, with some naggin doubt that I may just be wasting time that could be spent on other authors on my to-read list.

I won't bother with an in-dep...more
Lauren
After The Legacy, I was ready to quit this series. However, I'd already purchased the kindle book from Amazon and figured that I shouldn't waste it. So I read on...and was pleasantly surprised. This is the kind of book that R.A. Salvatore is known for. Full of action, enchanted artifacts, and intrigue, the story kept up an engaging pace and further defined the characters we've come to know and love. I'll likely read on but the overall series is beginning to pale in comparison to many others I've...more
Cari Mcconnell
Drizzt, you are a kick-butt super awsome drow boss, why are you whining like a punk? This will become a reaccuring complaint by the way. This was the one where he gets all emotionally bent out of shape that pain had been caused on his behalf. Then Cattie-brie has to go and drag him out of the caverns. I was at a toss-up over whether Cattie-Brie came across as an awsome empowered female who isn't afraid to risk her life for a friend, or if she more came off as the woman who drives out in the midd...more
David Uson peña
Con esto llegamos a la mitad de la tercera saga del Elfo Oscuro. Me ha gustado mas que el VII y que algunos de la Segunda Triologia (La del Valle del Viento Helado) El volver a Menzoberranzan ha sido agradable (en la medida de lo posible claro) y todo el tema de la sociedad Drow, que habiamos perdido en esta saga tras los primeros numeros, vuelve con fuerza.

El libro acaba bien y parece que Drizzt ha conseguido nuevo equipo. ¿Por donde nos llevara ahora el autor? ¿Seguira poniendo Mitrhill Hall...more
Charles
This is the book that got me hooked on Drizzt Do'Urden
Crystal
The characters begin to live again in spite of the void left by their friend's death. Catti-brie takes on a more prominent role, but the change didn't disappoint. "I had fought as the hunter, savagely, mercilessly, but it wasn't until I looked again upon my loyal friend that I regained the eyes of the warrior...the sight of grim, determined Catti-brie returned strength to my heart. I vowed then that I would resist, that I would fight the overwhelming events, and would fight to win. When I saw Ca...more
Kati
Definitely better than "The Legacy" but still not my favorite fantasy series. Why? I just don't get Drizzt and Catti-brie. He's oh so noble that he keeps considering basically stabbing Entreri in the back - the fact that Entreri is the bad guy is so not the point here - and she's one angry woman with no respect for anybody, hissing and spitting at anything that even dares to disagree with her. They are so not the noble heroes that Salvatore wants them to be.
Alex
Quite superb. The continuing adventures of the drow elf, Drizzt, proceed under the masterful pen of Salvatore in this, the 8th book of the series. Giving much greater depth to the emerging anti-heroes and real personalities, as well as dividing the Companions of the Hall and examining their own dealings with grief individually. All this spun around a swashbuckling adventure in and around the fascinating Underworld city of Menzoberranzan. Captivating.
Alex
Quite superb. The continuing adventures of the drow elf, Drizzt, proceed under the masterful pen of Salvatore in this, the 8th book of the series. Giving much greater depth to the emerging anti-heroes and real personalities, as well as dividing the Companions of the Hall and examining their own dealings with grief individually. All this spun around a swashbuckling adventure in and around the fascinating Underworld city of Menzoberranzan. Captivating.
Michele
As with all installments of this series, pure fun and an excellent narrative. On to book 9!
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“There are no shadows in the Underdark. There is no room for imagination in the Underdark. It is a place for alertness, but not aliveness, a place with no room for hopes and dreams.” 1 likes
“But in his years among the drow, Drizzt Do'Urden had learned to look beyond physical beauty and physical attraction. Drizzt did not separate the physical from the emotional. He was a superb fighter because he fought with his heart and would no sooner battle merely for the sake of battle than he would mate for the sake of the physical act.” 1 likes
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