The Legacy of the Drow

Book title: The Legacy of the Drow
Author: R.A. Salvatore
Status: Finished

Life is good for Drizzt Do'Urden, better than it ever has been for the beleaguered dark elf. His dearest friend, the dwarf Bruenor, has reclaimed his throne, and his adventuring companions, Wulfgar and Catti-brie, are to be wed in the spring. Even the halfling Regis has returned. All the friends are united in the safety and prosperity of Mithril Hall, where streams of silver mithril run deep and dwarven hammers bang out the solemn rhythms of ancient and unending songs.

But Drizzt did not achieve this state of peace without leaving powerful enemies in his wake. Lloth, the dreaded Spider Queen deity of the evil dark elves, counts herself among them and has vowed to end the drow's days of pleasant security.

Warning! Spoilers ahead.

相隔了好一段日子,終於忍不住把 R.A. Salvatore 的黑妖系列翻出來繼續追看。暴風雨前夕的平靜實在有點悶場,大概幾位主角是注定要在冒險旅途和無數驚險萬分的戰鬥中發熱發亮吧。

一向不大看好 Cattie-brie 跟 Wulfgar,總覺得她跟 Drizzt 才是天生一對。Wulfgar 的過分保護和妒意實在叫人吃不消,那種小心眼跟之前大碗酒大塊肉的豪邁形象實在差太遠了。

到底是貓太敏感還是伏線太明顯?實在不明白聰明如 Drizzt 怎可能看不出來"突然"身手不凡的 Regis 實由 Entreri 假扮。雖然打鬥場面一貫的精彩,然而 Entreri 誓要打倒 Drizzt 的執着叫人生厭,且最後一幕,Wulfgar 的犧牲也有點畫蛇添足。

讀畢首部曲後竟然沒有即時追看下一部的衝動,是對這系列太失望?還是受不了 Drizzt 注定要當孤獨的悲劇英雄那種灰暗的人生?