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.
I immensely liked the Dark Elf Trilogy and pretty much everything with Artemis Entreri. The later series where Artemis had to adjust to being an aging human assassin were really pretty good IMO. His reflexes had dulled considerably with age but he was able to make up for it with wisdom that came along with it.
The way WotC kept talking about the novel plans was like they were waiting for a deal to go through before talking openly.Exactly, even if you don't like Drizzt, this is awesome news! I wonder what other writers they will tap.
This is WAY, WAY, WAY bigger news then MGTF which is small patatoes compared to the return of the novel line.
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.
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.