"This book is absolutely gorgeous! I would highly recommend that any Salvatore/Drizzt fan pick up a copy and geek to your hearts content. This is the sort of reference book you'll find yourself turning to over and over again -- whether to remember a character or to drool over the collections of artwork."
-- Library Thing
Drizzt Do'Urden has been inspiring fantasy fans for more than twenty years, and along the way has met a huge array of friends and foes, gods and monsters, castles and cities, and experienced more than it seems possible for someone to imagine. But imagine it R.A. Salvatore has.
This large-format, lavishly-illustrated hardcover encyclopedia of all things Drizzt covers all thirteen of the Legend of Drizzt novels from Homeland to Sea of Swords. Spotlighting characters, locations, monsters . . . everything we could jam in, this is the essential guide to all things Drizzt.
And new information is scattered throughout. The Crystal Shard told us that Crenshinibon was created by a circle of seven liches, but what were their names? What were they like? Find out here for the first time. Some characters have never appeared in illustrated form. Always wanted to look Thibbledorf Pwent in the eyes? This is your chance. And brilliantly realized new maps shed light on some of the deepest corners of Drizzt's world, including the first time all ten of Ten-Towns have been mapped in detail.
Drizzt Do'Urden, the double-scimitar wielding dark elf ranger, stepped out of the Underdark and into the imaginations of fantasy fans all over the world in 1988. No fan should be without this one of a kind compendium. The text was compiled and written by R.A. Salvatore's long-time editor (since 1998's The Silent Blade) Philip Athans, and features art by Todd Lockwood and a host of extraordinary fantasy illustrators, with full-color illustrations on every page.
Philip Athans, himself a New York Times best-selling novelist, has served as an editor for TSR, then Wizards of the Coast, since 1995. He lives in Western Washington with his wife and two children. Follow him on Twitter @PhilAthans, and on his blog: fantasyhandbook.wordpress.com.