WARNING! POTENTIAL SPOILERS!
So Drizzt has finally left the Underdark and decided to go to the surface in search of a place to call home. But almost immediately he is thrust into a murder he didn't commit and he has the entire town on the hunt for him. How can he, a dark elf already not wanted by the townsfolk, convince everyone of his innocence when he doesn't even speak their language?
I emphatically enjoyed Homeland and Exile so when I jumped into this book I was hoping Salvatore to keep the bar high. Unfortunately, he didn't. Don't get me wrong, this book was amazing. By itself, this would've been a very fun read, but in comparison to the first two, it just fell flat. Heralded by a villain that was nothing more than annoying, I felt like this book lacked the depth of the first two. It felt more like a bunch of short stories loosely tied together to make a full length novel.
The characters of this book weren't as deep and developed as they were in the previous novels. Mooshie, the blind hermit who takes Drizzt in, was all in all a strange character to have developed but by all means, helps grow and teach Drizzt and gives him advice for his journey. Personally, I didn't like him as much as I did Belwar from Exile.
But I still loved the book.
I loved it so much that I can't wait to rush into book four where Drizzt travels onward to Icewind Dale. Salvatore has really crafted a protagonist that keeps the reader hungry for more. And with 27 more books in the series, it looks like I'm at an all you can eat buffet.
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