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The Legacy (Legacy of the Drow #1)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  23,232 Ratings  ·  212 Reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published June 23rd 2009 by Wizards of the Coast (first published 1992)
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♠ Eze ♠
Mar 29, 2015 rated it did not like it
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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Greg Strandberg
Apr 21, 2013 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!
Shawn Fairweather
Aug 15, 2011 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
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
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
Jul 22, 2012 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!
Jonathan S. Harbour
R.A. Salvatore is the nicest guy you'll ever meet or talk to online. Seriously. It is impossible to not like the guy. His writing is adequate, though. The Crystal Shard was his first novel. Like Pat Rothfuss, Salvatore has an English/Writing degree, and I compare the two because their writing skill is similar. Rothfuss is full of @*#$, while Salvatore is not--he tries very hard, succeeds and fails in equal measure, and is not full of himself like Rothfuss.

So, while I can follow along with Salva
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
David Williams
Mar 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Drizzt Do’Urden has finally found a home. Together the companions rescued Regis from the clutches of a vengeful pasha. Drizzt battled his enemy Artemis Entreri into a retreat. Afterwards the led a dwarvish army against Bruenor’s ancient realm of Mithril Hall and took it again for the king. Now Bruenor sits on his throne and the biggest concern that the companions have is the wedding of Catti-Brie and Wulfgar. Things are not as peaceful as they seem. Unbeknownst to the companions an old enemy lur ...more
Aisha Mahmoud
Jan 20, 2013 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
Nathaniel Hardman
May 16, 2012 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)
Sep 03, 2014 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
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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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
MorteTorment(Unofficial World's Fastest Reader)
Loved it when I read it. Now i just find this type of series kinda shallow.
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have mixed feelings about a couple points in this one, but beyond that it's been one more fun romp in a fun world with great characters. Now where is the next one....?
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It recaptured me I say!
Michel Sizaire
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
next please
Steven Werber
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Basically this book is one long fight sequence. If that's your thing, you'll love it!!
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Having read this book many years ago, I picked it up again remembering that I enjoyed it, but not much else. Now, it is important for any reader of The Legacy to understand that this work is part of the Forgotten Realms world and thus those who are familiar with Dungeons and Dragons (and the campaign) are more likely to be interested in this book. This, perhaps, is the reason I liked when I was younger and was more into the game. As an adult, however, I recognize that Salvatore is a talented wri ...more
Mark Soone
Aug 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: magic, series, d-d, fantasy
It pains me to give this 4 stars, and I would likely go 4.5 but to my great angst that still does not remain an option. Compare to other fantasy that is not Salvatore's, Dragonlance, The Rangers Apprentice and of Course Tolkien it ranks well above IMHO and could legitimately warrant a 5 star rating, but I held back for reasons I will get to.

The first 6 books trace Drizzt and his companions adventures in Icewind Dale, and the prequal covers Drizzt's background from the Underdark to his escape to
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 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.
Apr 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hörspiele
Hier nun endlich, nachlanger Wartezeit der dreizehnte Teil des Hörspielereihe um den Dunkelelfen Drizzt Do'Urden.
Dieser dreizehnte Teil der Reihe schließt fast nahtlos an Teil zwölf an. Cattie-Brie, die Adoptivtochter des Zwergenkönigs Bruenor und der Barbar Wulfgar bereiten sich auf ihre Hochzeit vor und es kommt zu ersten, kulturell bedingten, Spannungen zwischen den beiden.
Vierna Do'Urden, Drizzt Schwester und Priesterin der Spinnenkönigin sinnt derweil auf Rache an ihrem Bruder Drizzt.

Mit di
Oliver Kis
Dec 11, 2015 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
Feb 16, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is the first R.A. Salvatore "Forgotton Realms" novel I've picked up. So far I have to say it reads more like Dungeons & Dragons FanFiction than as published fantasy from an apparently highly successful novelist. What jumps out at me is the shorthand, sterotyped name-drop descriptions for characters that assume in-depth knowledge of the game. This strikes me as disingenuously catering to the gamers and leaving the new readers to sort out for themselves the code for what "elf ranger," "ha ...more
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
Jan 29, 2015 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.
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Madison Mega-Mara...: The Legacy 1 3 Dec 01, 2012 03:30PM  
  • Tangled Webs (Starlight & Shadows #2)
  • Insurrection (Forgotten Realms: War of the Spider Queen, #2)
  • Condemnation (Forgotten Realms: War of the Spider Queen, #3)
  • Midnight's Mask (Forgotten Realms: Erevis Cale, #3)
  • Crucible: The Trial of Cyric the Mad (Forgotten Realms: Avatar, #5)
  • Extinction (Forgotten Realms: War of the Spider Queen, #4)
  • Shadowdale (Forgotten Realms: Avatar #1)
  • Annihilation (Forgotten Realms: War of the Spider Queen, #5)
  • Song Of The Saurials (Forgotten Realms: Finder's Stone, #3)
  • Realms of Valor (Forgotten Realms: Anthologies, #1)
  • Dissolution (Forgotten Realms: War of the Spider Queen, #1)
  • Elminster in Myth Drannor (Forgotten Realms: Elminster, #2)
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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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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