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. Emirikol_Prime's Avatar
      Emirikol_Prime -
      And that's where they screwed up.
    1. MonsterEnvy's Avatar
      MonsterEnvy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Emirikol_Prime View Post
      And that's where they screwed up.
      Not really.
    1. Emirikol_Prime's Avatar
      Emirikol_Prime -
      Quote Originally Posted by MonsterEnvy View Post
      Not really.

      Tell me how going from complete control of your novel line to this current situation is not really. :opcorn::
    1. Parmandur's Avatar
      Parmandur -
      Quote Originally Posted by Emirikol_Prime View Post
      Tell me how going from complete control of your novel line to this current situation is not really. :opcorn::
      Well, with higher QC in place, fewer may be mediocre. Time will tell.
    1. Emirikol Prime's Avatar
      Emirikol Prime -
      This isn't fewer. It's barely a line. A company is perfectly able to handle e a novel line with quality control. Paizo does it quite well.
    1. Parmandur's Avatar
      Parmandur -
      Quote Originally Posted by Emirikol Prime View Post
      This isn't fewer. It's barely a line. A company is perfectly able to handle e a novel line with quality control. Paizo does it quite well.
      No, they do not: Tor Books pays Paizo and then Tor manages the line for profit. Just like HarperCollins is starting with WotC. Paizo did it first.
    1. KahlessNestor's Avatar
      KahlessNestor -
      Never read any of the Paizo books. Don't know if they're any good. But it's just indicative of the way WOTC is doing all business now. Focusing on the game and licensing out the IP for others to do other things. As far as I know, before they stopped they only really had Drizzt, Elminster, and what's her name, the tiefling warlock character even running (I mean to read that series. Have heard good things).
    1. DM Howard's Avatar
      DM Howard -
      I'm not a HUGE Drizzt fan, but I am a fan of the Forgotten Realms so hopefully, this will mean more FR books to come. I'm ordering Timeless to vote with my wallet.
    1. Ymdar's Avatar
      Ymdar -
      I am excited to see a book about Drizzt’s father’s brother’s nephew’s former roomate after this one!
    1. gyor's Avatar
      gyor -
      I can't seem to find the name of the trilogy itself, usually trilogies have separate names from the books.
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