Q: When is the next book being released?
A: The next book in the main Drizzt series, The Companions, is slated for an August '13 release.
Q: What is the Legend of Drizzt?
A: The hardcover/paperback reissue of Homeland through Sea of Swords (excluding Servant of the Shard) with new art by Todd Lockwood and chronological numbering. Reissues of the first four collector's editions (Homeland through Sea of Swords, again) with new art were also released.
Q: Is there going to be a Drizzt movie?
A: The Icewind Dale Trilogy reportedly had a script treatment penned, but there has been no news since. Any threads are based purely on speculation. The "Official" Movie Discussion thread can be found here: Movie Call! Further, the rights for Dungeons and Dragons films, which Forgotten Realms currently falls under, belong to Sweetpea Entertainment--the people responsible for the films that everyone knows and doesn't love--and they are more than happy to pump out terrible films to keep the rights. However, Hasbro is fighting to get them back and their current focus on Forgotten Realms in their campaign setting might mean good news. Don't get your hopes up.
Q: In what order should I read the books? Which book should I read first?
A: Most of us recommend that you read the books in chronological order instead of order of publication, but there are a few hold-outs. The Chronological order can be found in either the scrolling box in the upper corner of your screen or here: <Chronological Order>.
Q: What are the short stories, where can they be found, and is it necessary to read them?
A: A good list with that information can be found here (mostly the grayed-out titles, published as part of anthology books), and no, it is not necessary to read them, but the events that take place may be referenced in the book sequence. Many of the short stories can be found in The Collected Stories: The Legend of Drizzt.
Q: Is there anyway to get the correct pronunciation for the characters and places in the books?
A: There are no definitive guides to pronouncing the names of characters in the books. Everyone has a different opinion and RAS is not quick to give them either. Pronunciation of the places around Faerun is about the same, though the Forgotten Realms forums at Wizards.com would offer more insight. Some information can be found in various D&D sourcebooks, such as Heroes Lorebook, or the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting.
Q: Does RAS follow Dungeons and Dragons rules?
A: No, however because of criticisms about shared worlds, and The Forgotten Realms novels, Bob decided to experiment with Promise of the Witch-King, and write the novel as a "dungeon crawl".
Q: Is Servant of the Shard part of the Paths of Darkness series or part of the Sellswords Trilogy? Is it the same book?
A: Well for an overly simple answer...both. You can either skip it while reading the Paths of Darkness series as it doesn't concern Drizzt or the companions or read it then and just continue on when you get to The Sellswords Trilogy. It is indeed the same book.
Q: Is Servant of the Shard going to be released as a hardcover for The Sellswords Trilogy?
A: No, it was however reissued in paperback.
Q: Is there going to be a Hunter's Blades Trilogy omnibus?
A: Yes, it is made available on Amazon.com Here.
Q: What is Shores of Dusk?
A: The Drizzt story by Mark Anthony that never happened. Mark Anthony also wrote a short story found in Realms of the Underdark, titled "The Fires of Narbondel". While a fantastic writer (and I enourage you to try his Escape from Undermountain), the story is considered non-cannon (ie it never happened). Be forewarned that these two works can be a touchy subject.
Q: Why can't Drizzt cast ranger spells?
A: There is no clear or official answer to this question. Some attribute it to RAS not using D&D rules, others have different theories most involving D&D rules.
Q: What happened to Drizzt's ability to levitate?
A: Drizzt's power to levitate at will present in the DET was given to him by the house insignia that all Drow nobles wear. When he lost the insignia he lost the ability to levitate at will. However this doesn't explain away the fact that Drow can still levitate once per day. His loss of that may be attributed to his removal from the underdark, magic on the surface seems weaker and will eventually just go out, which is what is commonly believed to have happened to Drizzt.
Q: So why can he still cast faerie fire and globes of darkness?
A: Well we really have no clue, but it may be that those two abilities are not tied to the underdark and therefore work fine on the surface.
Q: If Guen is a she, why was she referred to as "he" and "him" in some books.
A: Basic example of bad editing.
Q: Will there be another book about Cadderly?
A: Yes and no, according to RAS his tale is told and at this time he has no plans to write anymore novels about him, however he makes a few cameo appearences in the later Drizzt books, and you never know if he might reappear in a later one. In fact, he plays a vital role in The Ghost King.
**Note: Original list put together, and created, by board member Sargai