Newly returned to the demon-infested Underdark, Drizzt Do’Urden faces his most dangerous adventure yet
Drizzt is going home, but not to Mithral Hall or to Icewind Dale. He's going to Menzoberranzan, the very place he left as a young and outcast drow. Something terrible—immense—unspeakable, has come to the City of Spiders, leaving death and destruction in its wake.
As the damage of the Darkening, of war, and of a demon-ravaged Underdark sends cracks out across the North, causing irreparable damage, Drizzt and his companions find their lives endangered once more. When the primordial of Gauntlgrym stirs, Catti-brie and Gromph venture to the ruins of the Host Tower of the Arcane in Luskan, seeking the only power that can keep the beast in check.
Meanwhile, Jarlaxle holds the strings for them all, orchestrating a masterpiece of manipulation that brings old enemies together, and tears old friends apart. But even the wily and resourceful Jarlaxle may not realize just how narrow a path he walks. The City of Spiders might already have fallen to the demons and their wicked prince. What's to say the demons will stop there?
Maestro is the second book in the Homecoming trilogy and the thirty-second book in the Legend of Drizzt series.
About the Author
R.A. Salvatore was born in Massachusetts in 1959. He is the New York Times–bestselling author of more than forty novels, including the popular Forgotten Realms series, The Legend of Drizzt. His love affair with fantasy, and with literature in general, began during his sophomore year of college when he was given a copy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings as a Christmas gift. He promptly changed his major from computer science to journalism. He began writing seriously in 1982, penning the manuscript that would become Echoes of the Fourth Magic.
His first published novel was The Crystal Shard from TSR in 1988, and his novel The Silent Bladewon the Origins Award. He is still best known as the creator of dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden, one of fantasy’s most beloved characters.