*All his life, Drizzt Do'Urden has searched for peace. For companionship. For justice. He's traversed continents, confronted vicious enemies, and felt the sting of the surface-dwellers' disgust for his kind. Finally, at the very end of the world, he found what he was looking for - in Icewind Dale.
But now a power from before time threatens the remote outpost - and everything Drizzt has fought to attain. Crenshinibon, the fabled Crystal Shard, is an object of nearly unlimited arcane energy - and it resides in the hands of a madman bent on conquest.
With the peoples of Icewind Dale panicked by fear and divided by petty jealousies, only Drizzt - along with friends Bruenor and Wulfgar - have any hope of averting an occult massacre. *Source: Back Cover