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Timeless

A Drizzt Novel
Written by: R. A. Salvatore
Narrated by: Victor Bevine
Series: Generations, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (72 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

At long last, New York Times best-selling 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.

Zaknafein.

The greater nobles watched him, and one powerful Matron - Malice - decided to take him as her own. She connived with rival houses to secure her prize, but it was ultimately the roguish Jarlaxle who caught him.

Thus sparked the birth of two key moments in Menzoberranzan: the coupling of a noble and weapon master that would produce Drizzt Do’Urden...and the friendship between Zaknafein and Jarlaxle.

R. A. Salvatore reveals the Underdark anew through the eyes of of this unlikely pair - offering a fresh take on the intrigue and opportunities to be found in the shadows, and providing a fascinating prelude to the journeys that have shaped the modern-day Forgotten Realms. There, a Zaknafein and Drizzt are joined together in a series of trials that parallel those of centuries long past, even though their paths no longer seem to be aligned. 

How will a father, so long constrained by the vicious and conservative world of the drow, be able to reconcile his ingrained prejudices with the world and companions of his enlightened son?

The answer lies in their desire for peace over chaos. And as long as the scourge of the goddess Lolth’s ambitions still remain, both are determined to keep her dark will at bay. But the spider queen is powerful, and now demons have been unleashed on the unwitting denizens of the surface world. United in purpose - and through their mutual friendship with Jarlaxle - Zaknefein and Drizzt will need to put aside their differences in order to keep the ones they love safe.

©2018 Wizards of the Coast, LLC (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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decent

It's well written and a good continuation of the story. It is more adult than the previous books. However I do wish that it wasn't another drow plot, and given the previous material Zac's overt racism seems out of character.

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Salvatore remains amazing

Salvatore and Bevine never cease to amaze.
Oh the emotions these booked evoke. Read It!

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i love the author

but I found this story slow and dull as well I did not enjoy the voice actor

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  • Jamie
  • 2018-09-05

A New Era

A wonderful ride and a great beginning of a new era in the Forgotten Realms. R.A. Salvatore brings his action-packed style to a story of reconciliation and a new adventure. Laugh, cheer and cry for our favorite heroes.

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  • Robert Miles
  • 2018-09-04

Another Amazing book!

Just cant put one of these books down, they are written so well and keep you at the edge of your seat the whole time. AMAZING JOB SIR!

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  • jmompuzz
  • 2018-09-06

excellent

A perfect continuation of the Drizzt story and a little more to boot. Expertly narrated by the Incredible Victor Bevine.

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  • J. Griff Griffin
  • 2018-09-06

Is still dazzling us with Drizzt. . .

When I didn't think that R.A. Salvatore could take Drizzt Do'Urden & his allies' story any further! He had me on the edge of my seat several times trying to guess where this story was going to go. It will be a long year of waiting till the next book in the series is released.

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  • raymond
  • 2018-09-07

oh my God fantastic!!

just another fantastic book from the great R A Salvatore another fantastic performance from Victor bevine.

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  • xTheCanadian
  • 2018-09-05

Great story!

I have been reading the Drizzt series of novels since I was a teen and slowly collecting the audiobooks over the past couple years. As a fan of the character Jarlaxle I was very happy with this book and the narrator does a wonderful job bringing the story to life for me.

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  • david
  • 2020-01-13

Drizzt is not timeless, The story telling is old.

The production of this audiobook is appalling. There are no gaps between words, no gaps between sentences or paragraphs.
It is very confusing, one moment we are on a paragraph the next we have skipped to a new paragraph with completely different . If this is a new way of editing, forget it make it more natural.

The story is old and the pop philosophy seems so overdone. The story is lost by the complex story without clear motivation or goals. This is a really terrible book.

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  • stefan
  • 2019-12-12

Conflicted

Would've rated it higher but I can't stand flash backs either in books nor films. I always want the story to be moving forward, any part of the characters past should be able to be presented without entire chapters dedicated to it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-08-15

more of the same.

as a fan of salvatore who has read or listened to almost all his books I enjoyed and was disappointed by this one. after all these years his writing seems the same. not better, not worse. same descriptions and predictability. same formula and plot. I do like his writing and books but there are certainly ti.es I find myself hoping for a chapter or plot line to end. i believe him to be a better writer than this. i did however like learning about the past before drizzt and will be purchasing the next book. if you like his books, you will like this one. if you are tired of them. this wont help mich, but I would read it anyway.

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  • Steven
  • 2018-09-14

love Victor Bevine and Drizzt

loved this book, but it was way to short. can't wait for the next one.

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