"(R.A. Salvatore) breathes new life into the stereotypical creatures of the milieu . . . His heroes face dilemmas deeper than merely how to slay their foes. Salvatore has long used his dark elf protagonist to reflect on issues of racial prejudice . . . and this novel is no exception."
-- Paul Brink, School Library Journal on The Thousand Orcs
How many orcs have fallen to the twin scimitars of renegade dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden? Too many to count, and over too many years. Back at home in Mithral Hall, Drizzt is looking for a little peace, just a little time with Catti-brie and his remaining friends, but Drizzt has precious few moments of peace in his future.
Aided by giants, egged on by drow agents, and Chosen by the god of the orcs, a new king, Obould, has come to the caves of the Spine of the World mountains. Uniting the disparate orc tribes by violence and cunning, Obould has conjured the worst nightmare the North could imagine: an army of orcs with conquest on their minds.
When rampaging hordes of deadly orcs stampede through the Spine of the World, all the forces of good spread out to combat them, and King Bruenor may be one of the first casualties.
Following close on the heals of Sea of Swords, The Thousand Orcs brings Drizzt home to Mithral Hall, then sends him right back out, and into even greater danger. This epic tale of orcs and dwarves continues in The Hunter's Blades Trilogy, Book II, The Lone Drow, and begins a story that will ripple through the Realms for the next hundred years.