cover image Relentless: A Drizzt Novel

Relentless: A Drizzt Novel

R.A .Salvatore. Harper Voyager, $28.99 (464p) ISBN 978-0-06-268867-5

The exhilarating conclusion to Salvatore’s Generations trilogy (after Boundless) illustrates the power of family, both born and chosen. When dark elf Zaknafein Do’Urden, weapon master of House Do’Urden, becomes a father, he’s determined to keep his son, Drizzt, the hero of Salvatore’s Forgotten Realms series, from being corrupted by Drizzt’s evil mother and the hate-driven underground society of Menzonberranzan. But when Zaknafein grows afraid that his enemies will use Drizzt to get to him, he leaves Drizzt in order to keep him safe. Jumping forward centuries, Salvatore shows the long-lasting consequences of choices made by both Zaknafein and Drizzt. Drizzt’s wife, Catti-Brie, is about to have a child, and the family she’s created with friends and loved ones from all different races of supernatural beings are in the midst of their most fearsome battle yet against the powers of the underworld. The question of Drizzt’s survival will be on the minds of all returning readers, and Salvatore expertly draws out the suspense en route to an ending that is sure to satisfy series fans. Amid epic sword and sorcery clashes, Salvatore makes a powerful case for love and compassion conquering even the strongest of evils. Fans will be sad to see this fantastic series end. Agent: Paul Lucas, Janklow & Nesbit Assoc. (Aug.)