Quenthel Baenre is second only to the matron mother and is Menzoberranzan's most powerful priestess of Lolth. When the Spider Queen goes silent, Quenthel is called upon to lead a team of dark elves on a mission that could save Menzoberranzan or doom it forever. With the cunning wizard Pharaun Mizzrym, weapons master Ryld Argith, mercenary Valas Hune, and the vicious draegloth Jeggred by her side, the priestess is sent to the trade city of Ched Nasad to determine the scope of Lolth's silence. Is Menzoberranzan alone being punished? Are all the drow? Is it just Lolth, or have all the gods gone quiet? The answers to these questions will determine the fate of the entire drow race and set the course for the future of the Underdark. If the powerful dark elves falter, the world below is open for Insurrection The War of the Spider Queen spreads.