The Barnes & Noble Review
The legendary adventures of the dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden continue in the seventh volume of Wizards of the Coast's lovingly produced hardcover reissue of R. A. Salvatore's classic fantasy saga -- each edition with stunning new cover art by artist extraordinaire Todd Lockwood.
In The Legacy, the beleaguered dark elf is, unbelievably, experiencing contentment. His longtime friend, the legendary dwarf Bruenor Battlehammer, has reclaimed his throne in Mithral Hall; Bruenor's adopted human daughter, Catti-brie, is about to wed the barbarian Wulfga; and even the wayward halfling Regis has returned for the wedding. With all of Drizzt's companions back together, life is good -- until the seemingly unstoppable assassin Artemis Entreri reappears, bent on defeating Drizzt once and for all. And when dark elves are found in the tunnels beneath Mithral Hall, the upcoming wedding may turn into a mass funeral…
Although all of Salvatore's Drizzt Do'Urden adventures can be read as stand-alone novels, Wizards of the Coast has put the saga in its proper (and highly recommended) chronological order. Fans of adventure fantasy who have yet to experience Salvatore's dark elf -- comparable to classic swashbuckling heroes like Michael Moorcock's Elric and Edgar Rice Burroughs's John Carter -- should begin with the first book in the Legend of Drizzt, Homeland, and continue from there. Longtime followers of Salvatore have known for decades that his Drizzt Do'Urden novels are pure adventure fantasy gold. This timeless saga has it all: great characters, nonstop action, and universal themes that readers of any age can relate to -- honor, dedication, forgiveness, and above all, the importance of friendship. Paul Goat Allen