War of the Spider Queen is a six-book series written by several authors and overseen by R.A. Salvatore. It takes place in the Forgotten Realms.The series follows the adventures of a group of Drow as they search for the reason that Lloth, their goddess, has fallen silent. Their quest will take them around the world, and under it. Meanwhile, back at Menzoberranzan, the status quo has been upset.The books and authors are as follows:
Alas, Poor Villain: Ryld's death, as he pretty much gave everything up for a women he barely knew and was unsure actually cared about him. Halisstara's fate as well given the huge crisis of faith she ends up having.
Contemptible Cover: The cover of the last book shows a nude woman only covered by strands of web.
Conveniently Timed Attack From Behind: Subverted in the three-way deathmatch between Quenthel, Danifae, and Halisstra. Halisstra hit Danifae with one just as the latter was about to kill Quenthel. It didn't take, unfortunately.
Hitchhiker Heroes: Halisstra and Danifae. Of course, since the original party had a hand in making them hitchhikers in the first place, it also ended up being a case of Teeth-Clenched Teamwork at first.
Ineffectual Death Threats: Quenthel constantly makes them to Pharaun throughout the series. It's eventually averted near the end of Resurrection.
Royal Rapier: Pharaun starts off with a pimped-out dancing rapier that turns into a ring when he doesn't want it around. Helpfully, the dancing part bypasses the fact that he's a scrawny elf wizard.
Shaggy Dog Story: The heroes spend over five novels and several months to find out what happend to Lolth and how to fix it. With probably only about half an hour of marching before they finally find her, she wakes up all by herself and was never in any trouble to begin with.
Summon Bigger Fish: Both Quenthel and Danifae summoned bigger fish (namely a klurichir and a giant spider hoarde) against the yugoloth army in Resurrection.
Taking Over the Town: The Jaezred Chaulssin took over the ruins of Ched Nesad after its destruction. They fully intend to rebuild it, as the beginning of the process was shown at the end of Resurrection.
Walk into Mordor: In order to get to the Planes of Soulfire, you have to walk through the Pass of the Soul Reaver. And survive a Mind Rape while you're there.