The Legend of Drizzt
The Legend of Drizzt is R.A. Salvatore’s signature bookline, featuring the iconic Drizzt Do’Urden and his companions, rivals and enemies in the fantasy world of the Forgotten Realms.
- 1 Drizzt Do’Urden Books
- 1.1 The Dark Elf Trilogy – Homeland, Exile, Sojourn
- 1.2 The Icewind Dale Trilogy – The Crystal Shard, Streams of Silver, The Halfling’s Gem
- 1.3 Legacy of the Drow – The Legacy, Starless Night, Siege of Darkness, Passage to Dawn
- 1.4 Paths of Darkness – The Silent Blade, Spine of the World, Sea of Swords
- 1.5 The Hunter’s Blades Trilogy – The Thousand Orcs, The Lone Drow, The Two Swords
- 1.6 Transitions – The Orc King, The Pirate King, The Ghost King
- 1.7 Neverwinter – Gauntlgrym, Neverwinter, Charon’s Claw, The Last Threshold
- 2 Other Forgotten Realms Books
Drizzt Do’Urden Books
The Dark Elf Trilogy – Homeland, Exile, Sojourn
The Dark Elf Trilogy chronicles the life of Drizzt Do’Urden from his birth through his emergence out onto the surface of Toril. Homeland – the ideal starting point for reading the Legend of Drizzt from its chronologically earliest years through the current books – covers his birth in the drow city of Menzoberranzan, his training as one of the finest warriors ever produced in that dark city, and his flight from the wickedness of his people. Exile illuminates his life as an outcast, living alone in the savage Underdark, through his emergence into the surface world. Sojourn chronicles his fight for a place among the goodly folk of the surface world and his training as a ranger of Mielikki.
The Icewind Dale Trilogy – The Crystal Shard, Streams of Silver, The Halfling’s Gem
The Icewind Dale Trilogy covers the earliest days of the Companions of the Hall, the adventuring group featuring Drizzt Do’Urden, Bruenor Battlehammer, Catti-Brie, Wulfgar, and Regis. The Crystal Shard is R.A. Salvatore’s first published novel, in which the Companions are first introduced to each other and to the reader, while fighting off evil hordes empowered by the sentient artifact Crenshinibon. In Streams of Silver, the Companions search for Bruenor’s ancient homeland, Mithral Hall and first meet Drizzt’s nemesis, the infamous assassin Artemis Entreri. The Halfling’s Gem sees Drizzt and Catti-Brie journeying to the far southlands in an effort to save Regis from the consequences of his own past actions.
Legacy of the Drow – The Legacy, Starless Night, Siege of Darkness, Passage to Dawn
Legacy of the Drow is a four book series continuing the adventures of the Companions of the Hall. In The Legacy, Drizzt’s past catches up with him, as a band of deadly dark elves come forth to hunt Drizzt, seeking to sacrifice him to their demon goddess, Lolth. Starless Night finds Drizzt and Catti-Brie journeying through the deep caverns of the Underdark to Menzoberranzan in order to protect their home. In Siege of Darkness, the drow send forth an army to conquer Mithral Hall and destroy Drizzt once and for all. Passage to Dawn takes place six years later, finding Drizzt and Catti-Brie aboard the ship Sea Sprite, hunting pirates with Captain Deudermont.
Paths of Darkness – The Silent Blade, Spine of the World, Sea of Swords
The first series in The Legend of Drizzt not principally focused on Drizzt Do’Urden, Paths of Darkness chronicles the adventures of Wulfgar, Morik the Rogue, Artemis Entreri and the dark elf rogue Jarlaxle. In The Silent Blade, Drizzt seeks to destroy the evil artifact Crenshinibon, but must attempt to keep it out of the hands of Artemis Entreri and drow rogue Jarlaxle. Spine of the World follows Wulfgar’s attempts to recover from the trauma of his years in a demon lord’s torture chamber. Sea of Swords finds Wulfgar tracking down the evil pirate Sheila Kree in an effort to recover his magical warhammer Aegis-fang.
The Hunter’s Blades Trilogy – The Thousand Orcs, The Lone Drow, The Two Swords
The Hunter’s Blades finds a new power rising in the North, as the orc king Obould Many-Arrows unites the orc tribes of the Spine of the World mountains and leads them into battle against the goodly kingdoms of the region. The Thousand Orcs follows the Companions of the Hall in their fight against Obould, as Obould conquers the lands around Mithral Hall. The Lone Drow sees Drizzt fighting back the orc hordes with a pair of Moon Elves, Tarathiel and Innovindil. Tarathiel’s death at the hands of Obould himself leaves Drizzt with a personal vendetta against the orc king. In The Two Swords, Drizzt is reunited with his companions in a desperate defense of Mithral Hall itself.
Transitions – The Orc King, The Pirate King, The Ghost King
The Transitions trilogy prepares the Forgotten Realms for major shifts, as the Spellplague burns across the land and decades pass. In The Orc King, Drizzt and his companions discover the instigators behind Obould’s rise, and must come to terms with the fact of Obould’s unassailable position in the Kingdom of Many-Arrows. The Pirate King follows the pirate hunter Captain Deudermont’s rise to power and sudden collapse as leader of the notoriously criminal City of Sails, Luskan. The Ghost King covers the events of the Spellplague itself, when the nature of magic inthe Forgotten Realms changes. The evil, sentient artifact Crenshinibon becomes fused with a powerful psychic mind flayer and the blinded red dragon Hephaestus, creating the powerful and unique Ghost King, who threatens to cover the land with a plague of undead.
Neverwinter – Gauntlgrym, Neverwinter, Charon’s Claw, The Last Threshold
In Gauntlgrym, decades after the events of The Ghost King, King Bruenor Battlehammer fakes his own death, allowing the throne to pass to another so that he can find one last adventure – the search for the legendary homeland of the dwarves, Gauntlgrym. Along the way, they meet the drow rogue Jarlaxle and the unpredictable elf Dahlia Sin’Felle. In Neverwinter, Drizzt and Dahlia, now adventuring together, defend the city of Neverwinter from Thayan necromancy and an army of Netherese shades headed by Dahlia’s worst enemy and one-time rapist, Herzgo Alegni, who has enslaved and magically kept alive the assassin Artemis Entreri by the power of the magical sword Charon’s Claw. In Charon’s Claw, Drizzt and Dahlia seek to slay Alegni and free Entreri by destroying Charon’s Claw in the forge of Gauntlgrym.
One more book is planned in the Neverwinter series – The Last Threshold, came out in March of 2013. The Companions, due out on August 6, 2013, is the first book in the Sundering a series of books written by various authors in the Forgotten Realms.
Other Forgotten Realms Books
The Cleric Quintet
This five-book series follows the young cleric Cadderly Bonaduce and his companions, the fighting monk Danica Maupoissant, dwarf brothers Ivan and Pikel Bouldershoulder, and numerous others as they defend their home of the Edificant Library in the Snowflake Mountains from a series of threats unleashed by the evil wizards, clerics and warriors of the underground stronghold Castle Trinity, culminating in the raising of the new cathedral The Spirit Soaring.
Books in the series, in order, are:
- In Sylvan Shadows
- Night Masks
- The Fallen Fortress
- The Chaos Curse
The Sellswords Trilogy – Servant of the Shard, Promise of the Witch-King, Road of the Patriarch
The Sellswords follows the adventures of Artemis Entreri and Jarlaxle after the events of The Silent Blade. In Servant of the Shard, Entreri and Jarlaxle bring Crenshinibon to Calimport, where Jarlaxle seeks to use it as well as his dark elf contacts to establish mastery over the realm of Calimshan. In Promise of the Witch-King, Entreri and Jarlaxle leave their pasts behind, journeying to the rugged land of Vaasa, where they unintentionally awaken Zhengyi, the spirit of an ancient lich lord, and restore the dire Castle Perilous. Road of the Patriarch follows their road out of Vaasa, their lives spared by the Paladin-King Gareth, where Entreri finally confronts the past that has haunted him for all of his life.
The Stone of Tymora – The Stowaway, The Sentinels, The Shadowmask
Written with his son Geno Salvatore and set during the years between Siege of Darkness and Passage to Dawn, The Stone of Tymora follows the adventures of Maimun, a teenage boy with a magical secret. In The Stowaway, Maimun seeks to escape a demon by hiding aboard the Sea Sprite, where he first crosses paths with the legendary dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden. The Shadowmask shows Maimun again boarding the Sea Sprite in an effort to track down the demon and the secretive wizard who have robbed him. In The Sentinels, Maimun and his friends seek to destroy the magical artifact – the Stone of Tymora – but need to seek help to discover how.