Starless Night

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Starless Night
Starless Night (first edition).jpg
Cover of the first edition
Author R. A. Salvatore
Country United States
Language English
Series Legacy of the Drow
Genre Fantasy
Publisher Wizards of the Coast
Publication date
August 23, 1993
Media type Print (Hardcover, Paperback)
Pages 311
ISBN 1560766530
Preceded by The Legacy
Followed by Siege of Darkness

Starless Night is the second book in R. A. Salvatore's The Legacy of the Drow series

Plot summary[edit]

In Starless Night, Drizzt decides to return to Menzoberranzan to keep the drow from going after his friends. He gives Guenhwyvar to Regis and tells him not to tell anyone where he went. When Cattie-brie later questioned Regis, she was skeptical and decided to follow Drizzt. Drizzt goes first to Blingdenstone and stays for a short while. Then in Menzoberranzan, Drizzt is able to disguise himself for a little while as a guard, but is later found out. He is captured and taken to Matron Baenre's dungeon and tortured by Vendes, the chief torturer who earned the nickname duk'tak. Meanwhile, Cattie-brie uses the magical mask to disguise herself as a drow priestess. She teams up with Artemis Entreri and frees Drizzt. Drizzt kills Vendes, then later fights Dantrag Baenre, who was considered the second-best to Zaknafein, so he wanted to kill Drizzt because he was Zaknafein's son and protégé, to come out of Zak's shadow. Drizzt defeated him and obtained the speed bracers that he wore, while Cattie-brie took the sword Khazid'hea.


Starless Night debuted on the New York Times bestseller list at number 12.[1]

"Starless Night is good sword-and-sorcery fare and keeps a lively pace throughout."—Adam Paul Hunt of the Library Journal.[2]


  1. ^ "BEST SELLERS: September 19, 1993". The New York Times. 1993-09-19. Retrieved 2008-05-31. 
  2. ^ "Starless Night by R.A. Salvatore". Library Journal. Retrieved 2008-05-31.