Drizzt Do’Urden, the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms hero who’s become one of the most beloved characters in the franchise, is back in a brand-new book trilogy.
According to Nerdist, author R.A. Salvatore is continuing the story of Drizzt Do’Urden with Timeless, focusing on the drow who defies stereotypes of his race with a focus on peace and love over violence. The character was originally created on the fly about 30 years ago as a last-minute replacement for Wulfgar’s sidekick in the Icewind Dale series, but has since become one of the most popular figures in Dungeons & Dragons with several books and other adaptations, most recently the Neverwinter Saga.
“I wasn’t really ready to say goodbye to Drizzt and the gang,” Salvatore told Nerdist. “Even after all these years, there seemed to be dozens and dozens of stories left to tell. These characters have become like my family.”
Here’s an official synopsis of the first book in the series, Timeless:
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.
The greater nobles watched him, and one matron, in particular, decided to take him as her own. She connived with rival great houses to secure her prize, but that prize was caught for her by another, who came to quite enjoy the weapon master.
This was the beginning of the friendship between Zaknafein and Jarlaxle, and the coupling of Matron Malice and the weapon master who would sire Drizzt Do’Urden.
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.
Timeless is expected to come out September 18, and is currently available for pre-order.