Servant of the Shard is the first volume in the Sellswords Trilogy by R. A. Salvatore. The book picks up the tale of Drizzt’s old foe Artemis Entreri. Entreri is now in league with the drow mercenary Jarlaxle and his Bregan D’aerthe band. Jarlaxle has decided to extend his reach to the surface world. He sees great profit to be had. He knows the hatred that the surface world has for the drow so he uses men like Entreri to run the front end of the business. There is only one problem with the setup. At the end of The Silent Blade Jarlaxle stole the sentient artifact Crenshinibon from Drizzt. Now the artifact is doing everything it can to take control of the drow leader. Before it is over Entreri will have to do everything he can to save himself. The only way to do that is to save Jarlaxle from Crenshinibon. Before all is over the human assassin and the drow mercenary will find themselves new enemies and ally with the powerful cleric Cadderly and his companions. This is high intrigue and high action. All the best you can expect from R. A. Salvatore and his Forgotten Realms books.