This book depicts the quest to recover Mithral Hall, the dwarven home of Bruenor. This book we also meet the arch-rival of Drizzt, Artemis Entreri, probably the only one who can stand a fight against him. From this moment on Drizzt begins to question his mind because the only thing that separates him from Entreri is his virtue. From this moment on Entreri wants to prove he is a better fighter and that the friends of Drizzt are a hindrance not an advantage. It ends with cliffhanger.