to anyone reading this series, READ THIS IMMEDIATELY AFTER "The Two Swords" ... it's a direct continuation of the story. I got sidetracked on a side-series and other books, and so it was tough picking up the plot, remembering exactly who had killed whom and who had whose weapon, etc. right at the beginning.
Also, he references a character from a short story I never read at the beginning of this book. If I were more diligent, I'd tell you which one, but I haven't read any of the extant Drizzt short stories (of which there are several)
A fun book with good battles and interesting stuff happening.
It's a little sad that Salvatore chose to narrate the book in such a way that(show spoiler)
I think the story would've worked better leaving that as a surprise.
Other than that, it's a fun book.(show spoiler)