It's a Drizzt! "Timeless" - New Drizzt Do'Urden Trilogy by R.A. Salvatore
  • It's a Drizzt! "Timeless" - New Drizzt Do'Urden Trilogy by R.A. Salvatore


    There's a new Drizzt Do'Urden trilogy on its way! Timeless, by R.A. Salvatore, will be released as a 432-page hardcover on 18th September for $27.99 as the start of a new trilogy set in Menzoberranzan, the Underdark city of the Drow.



    Image of Homeland, the first in the 1990 Dark Elf Trilogy by Salvatore


    "At long last, New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore returns with one of fantasy's most beloved and enduring icons, the dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden, in an all-new trilogy full of swordplay, danger, and imaginative thrills.

    Centuries ago, in the city of Menzoberranzan, the City of Spiders, the City of Drow, nestled deep in the unmerciful Underdark of Toril, a young weapon master earned a reputation far above his station or that of his poor house.

    The greater nobles watched him, and one matron, in particular, decided to take him as her own. She connived with rival great houses to secure her prize, but that prize was caught for her by another, who came to quite enjoy the weapon master.

    This was the beginning of the friendship between Zaknafein and Jarlaxle, and the coupling of Matron Malice and the weapon master who would sire Drizzt Do'Urden.

    R.A. Salvatore reveals the Underdark anew through the eyes of Zaknafein and Jarlaxle - an introduction to the darkness that offers a fresh view of the opportunities to be found in the shadows and an intriguing prelude to the intriguing escapes that lie ahead in the modern-day Forgotten Realms. Here, a father and his son are reunited and embark on adventures that parallel the trials of centuries long past as the friends of old are joined by Drizzt, Hero of the North, trained by Grandmaster Kane in the ways of the monk.

    But the scourge of the dangerous Lolth's ambitions remain, and demons have been foisted on the unwitting of the surface. The resulting chaos and war will prove to be the greatest challenge for all three."

    Thanks to Matt Adler for the scoop!


    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Adler
    Details have leaked, via online book publisher catalogue Edelweiss, of a new Drizzt Do'Urden novel by R.A. Salvatore, to be published in September 2018 by Harper Voyager, the sci-fi/fantasy imprint of HarperCollins.

    https://www.edelweiss.plus/#sku=0062688596&page=1

    While plot details have since been removed from that site at Salvatore's request, I grabbed a screenshot:

    https://twitter.com/MattAdlerComics/...43912134299650

    The URL for Harper Voyager's page also confirms this is indeed a new Drizzt book, the first in 2 years, after previous publisher Wizards of the Coast cancelled their in-house novel line.

    http://www.harpervoyagerbooks.com/bo...unti-drizzt-1/

    Amazon is also listing the book for preorder:

    https://www.amazon.com/Timeless-R-Sa...dp/0062688596/
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    1. lowkey13's Avatar
      lowkey13 -
      Some cause happiness whenever they appear; Drizzt causes it when he leaves.
    1. TerraDave's Avatar
      TerraDave -
      Quote Originally Posted by lowkey13 View Post
      Some cause happiness whenever they appear; Drizzt causes it when he leaves.
      The first reply in the thread.
    1. lowkey13's Avatar
      lowkey13 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TerraDave View Post
      The first reply in the thread.
      I'm trying to broaden my horizons.

      I can only warm the furnaces of my antipathy with the crushed bones of Paladins and gnomes for so long, and stokes those fires of hatred with rapiers and dex builds.

      Eventually, I have to branch out and find further things to dislike.
    1. MonsterEnvy's Avatar
      MonsterEnvy -
      Well it's nice that it appears FR books are back.
    1. darjr's Avatar
      darjr -
      Woot they found a partner publisher! At last! I hope we see more.
    1. Ralif Redhammer's Avatar
      Ralif Redhammer -
      Not a fan of his work, but this is interesting. I wonder if the whole imprint has been licensed off to Harper Voyager, or just a one-off with Salvatore. Keeping the D&D brand lean and fighting-fit seems to be the hallmark of this edition.
    1. ddaley's Avatar
      ddaley -
      a young weapon master earned a reputation far above his statin
      I guess he has problems with his cholesterol?
    1. Rhineglade's Avatar
      Rhineglade -
      That first trilogy was perhaps the best I've read (later released as the 'Dark Elf Trilogy'). Just loved everything about it. Drizz't however may be "past his prime" so to speak. Not sure if I need ANOTHER trilogy about him but I will withhold judgement until I see the new one.
    1. Alzrius's Avatar
      Alzrius -
      Did I miss an announcement that WotC/Hasbro had reached an agreement with HarperCollins to continue publishing D&D novels? Because that's kind of big news.
    1. jgsugden's Avatar
      jgsugden -
      I used to really enjoy these novels... Once upon a time. Then they just began to wander to keep up with the WotC setting changes and I lost my interest. I think I missed the last 9 or so. It would be nice to see them get to a return to form and be enjoyable, but I think too much damage has been done to the brand over these forced changes.
    1. Askaval30 -
      Loved the first trilogy as a teen... but IMO it hasn't aged well... or with grace... both story and writing have not grown with time.

      Then again I am old and cantankerous... I've replaced Salvatore with Polansky and Rothfuss, but if any young one finds inspiration in the likes of Drizzt I will not begrudge them that, I know I did!
    1. cbwjm's Avatar
      cbwjm -
      Cool, been a while since I've read a FR novel but it should be interesting to read about Drizzt's father.
    1. Von Ether's Avatar
      Von Ether -
      Quote Originally Posted by Askaval30 View Post
      Loved the first trilogy as a teen... but IMO it hasn't aged well... or with grace... both story and writing have not grown with time.

      Then again I am old and cantankerous... I've replaced Salvatore with Polansky and Rothfuss, but if any young one finds inspiration in the likes of Drizzt I will not begrudge them that, I know I did!
      No Abercrombie?
    1. Parmandur's Avatar
      Parmandur -
      Quote Originally Posted by Alzrius View Post
      Did I miss an announcement that WotC/Hasbro had reached an agreement with HarperCollins to continue publishing D&D novels? Because that's kind of big news.
      This is the first I've heard; say what you will about Driz'zt, but WotC getting an outsourced partner for new novels is big.
    1. lowkey13's Avatar
      lowkey13 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Askaval30 View Post
      Then again I am old and cantankerous... I've replaced Salvatore with Polansky and Rothfuss, but if any young one finds inspiration in the likes of Drizzt I will not begrudge them that, I know I did!
      What are you talking about?

      The only benefit of getting old and cantankerous is the ability to tell the young'uns that the stuff they like today sucks, and to keep off your lawn.

      Well, that and looking forward to a future of AARP discounts.
    1. Superchunk77's Avatar
      Superchunk77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Von Ether View Post
      No Abercrombie?
      I'm into Abercrombie and Erikson myself. Glen Cook's black company was a good read as well.
    1. Jer's Avatar
      Jer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Parmandur View Post
      This is the first I've heard; say what you will about Driz'zt, but WotC getting an outsourced partner for new novels is big.
      It may "just" be a Salvatore-specific license for a specific number of books. I wouldn't be surprised if Harper Collins saw a market for that, or if Salvatore felt like writing another Drizzt book and convinced a publisher to push for it.

      But since this was a leak from an ordering system, and its since been taken down, I wouldn't be surprised to find out that this has stepped on some planned announcement that was supposed to be coming down the pike. I guess we'll see when the book gets officially announced if it's part of a whole line of Realms novels or just banking on Salvatore and Drizzt still being able to bring in some bank.
    1. Flexor the Mighty! -
      Well I'll have something to get my brother for Christmas at least.
    1. GameOgre -
      Love the Driz'zt stories. Even after all these years they are a good read.

      Shrug never understood all the Driz'zt drama.

      I read just about everything and to me there is plenty of room for these types of books.

      Just because I love me some Abercrombie ,George R.R. Martain, Lawrence and all the rest doesn't mean I don't have a spot for Salvatore on my shelf.
    1. Von Ether's Avatar
      Von Ether -
      Quote Originally Posted by Superchunk77 View Post
      I'm into Abercrombie and Erikson myself. Glen Cook's black company was a good read as well.
      The Black Company ... remember when we just called it sword and sorcery instead of grimdark?
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