The fifth title in the "New York Times" bestselling saga of civil war and chaos in the darkest part of the Forgotten Realms setting expands the civil upheaval among the drow society.The fifth title in the "New York Times" bestselling saga of civil war and chaos in the darkest part of the Forgotten Realms setting expands the civil upheaval among the drow society.Read Less
This is my favorite book of the War of the Spider Queen saga! Philip Athans is an author that gives all that I could ask for. He writes the drow as vivid, and ruthless, as I've come to expect. The battle still rages on with the spiders that Lolth has given to birth to herself. Of those females left, the ones of uncontrollable hunger, simple self defense, and instinctual survival are all dead now. Only the strongest with the best cunning remain, waiting on the other?s next move. Because only one can reign supreme. Gromph begins by setting right to his handicap of being blind. No longer dependant to use his familiar, Kyorli to see. With the aid of the traitorous House Agrach Dyrr, he has chosen one exceptionally weak drow, to take his new eyes from. In order to save Menzoberranzan, he must defeat the lichdrow of House Agrach Dyrr. Through this battle between powerful sorcerers, the Anointed Blade is brought out, and we now learn what he truly is! Quenthal is growing quite mad while aboard the chaos ship. They can not set sail for the Abyss until they are re-supplied. In Sschindylryn, Valas re-supplies the company while Danifae gains her freedom, no longer a battle captive. Now she returns with Valas with revenge in her heart. She takes control of Jaggred whom she sends to kill Ryld Argith, and discovers Hallistra?s conversion to the goddess Eilistraee. Hallistra struggles between her love to Ryld and the devotion to Eilistraee. He doubts that she can kill the Queen of Spiders, even with such a sword as the Crescent Blade. Quenthal is quite jealous over loosing Jaggred, has some secrets of her own that she shares with the Menzoberranyrns. Ultimately she is consumed of reaching Lolth in the flesh. Pharaun is reacquainted with an old friend, or fiend, Aliisza, who is not only able to fulfill her commitment to Kaanyr Vhok but is able to teach Pharaun to sail the ship without the help of the captain, Raashub. A bumpy ride from the Lake of Shadows, to the Abyss answers some questions. Lolth has removed the sixty-sixth layer to a dimension of its own. No one thought this possible. And a shock wave is felt through out Faerun. The priestesses now feel and know of Lolth?s return!
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