"R.A. Salvatore is the best descriptive writer ever for fantasy battle scenes. No one writes them better than he."
-- Conan Tigard, Reading Review
Drizzt has been alone in the rugged, windswept wilderness of the Spine of the World for a long time now, killing orcs, moving inexorably closer to the source of all his rage. But will he discover, before it's too late, that the friends he thought were fallen are alive and well, and his new allies are the ones in real danger?
King Obould has cemented his absolute sovereignty over the orc tribes of the Spine of World. His plans are coming together -- plans his own vicious, revenge-crazed people may see as weakness. And even the briefest appearance of weakness is the one thing Obould must never, ever show. Not if he wants to hold on to his hard-fought position. Not if he wants to live.
Drizzt has fought enemies ranging from his own mother to a demon straight from the hellish Abyss, but will he actually meet his match against an orc? But King Obould, Chosen of Gruumsh, is hardly just any old orc. And even Drizzt may have to come to grips with the fact that Obould, and his fledgling kingdom, is here to stay.
The Hunter's Blades trilogy, which began with The Thousand Orcs and continued in The Lone Drow, comes to a shocking finale in The Two Swords -- a finale that will change Drizzt's world, the world of the Forgotten Realms, forever. And the story continues in the first book in the Transitions trilogy, The Orc King.