These books get better and better.
This is (should I count?) book #38 (at least the ones I've been reading). I've got my wife started on them (she's 4 books in, now).
You can tell that as an author, Salvatore wants to shake things up a bit-- he's breaking the mold that he made in the first dozen or so books, and nothing's the same.
With the last book chronologically (Ghost King) that managed to kill off 3 main characters, and this book starting decades after that, Salvatore's showing a willingness to leave the past behind and start something (somewhat) fresh.
I don't want to spoiler it, but this book has a death toll as well.
No big spoilers in here:(show spoiler)
OK, so my review: if you're willing to slog through all the previous books, by all means, keep going!