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After five novels in the War of the Spider Queen saga -- a dark fantasy sequence born from the fertile imagination of R. A. Salvatore that features installments penned by different authors -- the series finally comes to its climactic conclusion in Resurrection by Paul S. Kemp.
The Queen of the Demonweb Pits, a beautiful and brutal goddess named Lolth who practically embodies the absolute evil and ever-present chaos of the drow (a subterranean race of dark elves characterized by obsidian skin and white hair), has reawakened from her self-imposed absence and is undergoing a transmogrification -- but does that mean she will be transformed or annihilated? After tearing her realm free from the Abyss, the Spider Queen is calling back her children and searching for her Yor'thae -- her chosen vessel, her "sacred servant." But as worshipers return to her nightmarish, demonic spider-infested domain, so too does an assassin bent on killing Lolth before her mysterious resurrection…
Fans of Salvatore's numerous classic novels featuring the dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden (The Crystal Shard, Streams of Silver, The Halfling's Gem, et al.) should enjoy the War of the Spider Queen saga, which prominently features the complex drow society in all its dark and vicious glory. Although hindered by infrequent continuity issues, Resurrection and the other Forgotten Realms novels (including Dissolution by Richard Lee Byers, Insurrection by Thomas M. Reid, Condemnation by Richard Baker, Extinction by Lisa Smedman, and Annihilation by Philip Athans) stand out as first-rate adventure fantasy. Paul Goat Allen