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Dissolution (Forgotten Realms: R.A. Salvatore's War of the Spider Queen,… (original 2002; edition 2003)

by Richard Lee Byers (Author)

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The War of the Spider Queen begins here. While their whole world is changing around them, four dark elves struggle against different enemies. Yet their paths will lead them all to the most terrifying discovery in the long history of the drow and set them on a quest to save not only Menzoberranzan but the entire dark elf race from Dissolution...… (more)
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Title:Dissolution (Forgotten Realms: R.A. Salvatore's War of the Spider Queen, Book 1)
Authors:Richard Lee Byers (Author)
Info:Wizards of the Coast (2003), Edition: Reissue, 384 pages
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Dissolution by Richard Lee Byers (2002)

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I enjoyed this first part of a new series, particularly the little worldbuilding details of Menzoberranzan.

I am also of course a sucker for an asshole wizard, so Pharaun is absolutely great. ( )
  ashelocke | Aug 24, 2021 |
I read the entire "War of the Spider Queen" series back to back, so it's hard to rate each book separately. Set in the familiar forgotten realms universe, the characters encounter perils that get more dangerous as the series progresses. Filled with the distrust and backstabbing that has come to be expected with drow in this world, there are still occasional moments of tenderness and soul searching, making this a very worthwhile read. ( )
  ktlavender | Jul 17, 2017 |
This series is about the drow, dark elves and this is my introduction to them. The ones living beneath the earth. They worship some spider goddess, who is apparently doing something of her own and leaving them to fend for themselves. Chronicles what is happening as the ruling caste loses their power. The drow appear to be the worst kind of creature I could imagine. Elves, but with no love, no honor, nothing good. Pure ambition, even to the hurt of their own houses. I only have the first 3 books and the libraries don't have the rest, so I don't know if I'll be finishing this series or not. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Fairly good read, but starts slow. Gives a good view of the Drow morals which are just ... hideous.
Most fights read like you are playing a AD&D (computer) game which is unfortunate as it distracts a little from the real fight. ( )
  mdekleine | Feb 22, 2011 |
Cheer for Dark Elves? Ewwww but they are so cool!
  Bookbunny22 | Apr 20, 2010 |
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Richard Lee Byersprimary authorall editionscalculated
Salvatore, R.A.Forewordsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adelsperger, MatCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brom, GeraldCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Landor, RosalynNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Renvall, TuomasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The War of the Spider Queen begins here. While their whole world is changing around them, four dark elves struggle against different enemies. Yet their paths will lead them all to the most terrifying discovery in the long history of the drow and set them on a quest to save not only Menzoberranzan but the entire dark elf race from Dissolution...

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While their whole world is changing around them, four dark elves struggle against different enemies. Yet their paths will lead them all to the most terrifying discovery in the long history of the drow and set them on a quest to save not only Menzoberranzan but the entire dark elf race from Dissolution.
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