Darkwalker on Moonshae

Darkwalker on Moonshae  - Douglas Niles 3.5 stars
Prince Tristan is seen as frivolous by his father, spending his time hanging out with friends and hunting.
As an ancient evil starts to terrorise the Moonshae Isles, Tristan starts to prove his worth.

Standard D&D fare, with the various races all turning up to aid in the upcoming war.
The villains are well written, and suitably vicious. The main characters fill their roles in the story quite well, and although Tristan does improve over the course of it, he never quite clicks as a hero in my opinion. A lot of the plot involves things falling into their laps just in time to move on to the next part of the quest.

A well told story, especially as it's the first Forgotten Realms novel and the author didn't have as much background to work from as later ones.