This second book in New York Times bestselling author R. A. Salvatoreâ€™s all-new Forgotten Realms trilogyâ€”full of swordplay, danger, and imaginative thrillsâ€”features one of fantasyâ€™s most beloved and enduring characters, Drizzt Doâ€™Urden.
Split between time and two worlds, Zaknafein had always been conflicted. That inner turmoil was magnified by his inferior position as a male dark elf in the matriarchal drow society. Only his status as one of the greatest warriorsâ€”as well as his friendship with the mercenary Jarlaxleâ€”kept him sane. When he finally perished, he was content knowing he left behind a legacy as substantial as his son Drizzt.
Except . . . someone isnâ€™t ready for Zaknafein to be dead. And now heâ€™s back, hundreds of years later, in a world he doesnâ€™t recognize. His sonâ€™s companions are not the pridefulâ€”and bigotedâ€”males the drow warrior was accustomed to in his previous life. Drizztâ€™s circle includes dwarves, elves, and, perhaps worst of all, a human wife.
Struggling to navigate this transformed new world, Zaknafein realizes that some things have not changed: the threat of demons and the machinations of a drow matron no longer content with her familyâ€™s position in the ranks of Houses.
Though he has been displaced in time, Zaknafein is still a warrior. And no matter what prejudices he must overcome, he knows he will do his duty and fight by Drizztâ€™s side to stem the tide of darkness that threatens the Realms.