The War of the Silver Marches rages across the Forgotten Realms in this unforgettable final episode in the Companions Codex
The reunited Companions of the Hall are separated once more—thrown to the far corners of a war that’s bigger than any of them realized. They fight for the safety of Mithral Hall, but it’s their own souls, and the soul of Faerûn itself, that truly hangs in the balance.
In the dreaded depths of the Underdark, Regis and Wulfgar seek shelter in the fabled Silverymoon, from which they can launch a series of daring new raids. The rest of the Companions reside at the besieged Mithral Hall, where new friends arrive on a mission of mercy—if such an emotion can rest in the heart of a dragon.
Meanwhile, the orc warlord Hartusk turns his savage horde on Everlund, one of the great cities of the Silver Marches. Though it stretches his forces thin, it’s a move that could help him achieve his goal of becoming the master of the North. But Hartusk’s treacherous drow allies have a different goal. They want nothing except the death of Drizzt Do’Urden—even if it comes at the cost of human, dwarf, elf, and orc lives.
The world is cloaked in darkness and blood runs in rivers across the North; orc hordes rage on and cities fall under brutal siege; old friendships are tested and new alliances are forged. But in the end, it may come down to a single dark elf choosing life over death, forgiveness over vengeance, law over chaos . . . peace over war.
Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf is the third book in the Companions Codex and the thirtieth book in the Legend of Drizzt series.
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It is a bit incoherent at times
This book felt rushed. Story lines kind of dropped off into the abyss, e.g. Effron. I mostly just wanted it to end, since I kind of figured the ending out in the previous book. This series reminded me why I stopped reading after Transitions. The highlights to me were learning more about Afrafenfere, the dragon sisters, and, as always, Jarlaxle. I always enjoy Drizzt’s journal entries. I appreciate the introspection and turmoil. Otherwise, it’s a bit telling that the main characters just aren’t that interesting, or perhaps there are just too many characters, and not enough focus on expanding the souls of the CotH. Also, what happened in chapter 19 with Bruenor’s throat wound? Athrogate fears it mortal and then it’s never mentioned again. I actually went back after ch 20 just to see if I had read it right. Unlike Transitions, I am keeping on with the reading. I started Archmage. What can I say? I’m a glutton, hopefully not for punishment.
Great!! Great!! And more Great!! Can't wait to read the next one!!!!!!!