|The text below is taken from
a description by TSR:
'Here, in a single volume, are
the three novels that launched R. A. Salvatore as a major voice
in fantasy fiction and introduced the character of Drizzt Do'Urden,
the dark elf who struggles under the awful burden of his evil
heritage. From his birth in the hideous underground city of Menzoberranzan,
where murder and treachery are common coin, to the high passes
of Icewind Dale in the surface world, Drizzt confronts enemies
at every turn. Yet in Icewind Dale he also finds the friends who
will support him in his adventures and will offer him that which
he most desires: friendship and love.'
'Icewind Dale. Windswept passes and forbidding glaciers stand
at the top of the world. Below them, in the cold valleys,
an evil force broods: the magic of Crenshinibon, the crystal shard.
Now dwarf, barbarian, and the drow elf join to battle evil.
Tempered in the furnace of struggle, they form an unbreakable
friendship. A legend is born'.