Weave. Weave-weave-weave. Weave!
Philip Athans likes weave. He thinks magic comes from a weave. He mentions the Weave about once per chapter, but I don't know what it is. Drugs, maybe? The word hasn't occurred in the 10,000 words in the four books previous to this book. Weave.
Anyways, other than that nitpicky thing, this book brings the series back into stride. Aside from weaving at least once a chapter, this reads like a Salvatore novel (with fewer typos), so mission accomplished, as far as this book is concerned.
Epic wizard battle. Epic, epic wizard battle. Gromph vs. Dyrr. Epic.
So, awaiting the final resolution of all plot threads, etcetera etcetera in book 6. Another successfully farmed out book, messrs. Salvatore and Athans.