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Homeland: The Legend of Drizzt, Book I: Bk. 1

Homeland: The Legend of Drizzt, Book I: Bk. 1 [Kindle Edition]

R.A. Salvatore
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

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Drow ranger Drizzt Do’Urden, first introduced in The Icewind Dale Trilogy, quickly became one of the fantasy genre’s standout characters. But Homeland first reveals the startling tale of how this one lone drow walked out of the shadowy depths of the Underdark, leaving behind a society of evil and a family who want him dead. It is here that the story of this amazing dark elf truly began.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1739 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast; Reprint edition (23 Jun 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,946 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most likely Salvatore's finest 5 Oct 1998
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
"Homeland" is possibly R.A. Salvatore's finest work written to date, with the possible exception of "The Legacy". A beautiful story set in perhaps one of the most creative settings ever in a fantasy story, this story both tugs at one's heartstrings and pulls at one's imagination. Menzoberranzen is presented in such intricate, almost loving, detail that one wonders if Salvatore has created the world or is merely reporting on it. The morality of the book, so often overdone in many of his later books, is perfectly presented in this story as the main character, Drizzt, must begin to make his own decisions as to what is wrong and right. Salvatore as well, writes of a very intricate relationship between Drizzt's father and his son, a relationship that is much more complex and intricate than many in his later books. The characterization in this book is superior to many of his other books, and the reader can come to believe that the characters are real people in a real world, so vividly are each painted. In general, this book is excellent in every way, a complex and gripping story set in a detailed and wonderous world. Any fan of fantasy, and many people who are not fans, will love this story. I recommend it wholeheartedly.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best fantasy books you'll read. 22 Aug 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I've read fantasy in the past but i was new to the Forgotten Realms books. I had been recommended this by my mates on more than one occasion and finally i broke when seeing the Trilogy for sale in one volume. I wasn't dissapointed. The depth of the characters was amazing and Salvadores description of fight sequences was brilliant. Homeland is the best book of the three but don't let that put you off reading the other two. It would be hard to keep that standard up for 800 pages. The continuing saga of Drizzt is a great read and i'd recommend it to anybody who loves fantasy books.
Can't wait to get stuck into The Icewind Dale Trilogy!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Homeland is the best book ever!!!! 17 May 1996
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I usually don't like TSR books, but Homeland just blew me
away. A society of *EVIL* 'Drow' elves live underground.
One elf breaks the mold and fights for what he feels is
right. Beautifully written with increadible fighting scenes.
Intricate plot and so many twists and turns your head'll
Book #1 in a 9 book series, it actually was the fourth
book written (Crystal Shard was first, from the Icewind
Trilogy) but it is MUCH better if you read the Dark Elf
Trilogy then Icewind Trilogy and then the following 3 books.
#9th book leaves so much unanswered and I don't know if he's
going to continue. Does anyone know?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fantasy novel, but......... 23 Oct 1997
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I read this book a while ago. Since then I've read many other fantasy novels, there is no compare. You purists may not like to hear this, but this book is better than even J.R.R. Tolkien! Yes, you heard me right. The character of Drizzt Do' Urden is unlike any other character in any fantasy novel. The novel shows us how one individual in a race consumed by evil is able to be different and resist the darkside. I can draw comparisons to Star Wars in that they both show the overcoming of an invincible evil. Unlike most fantasy novels, there are many real life themes in Salvatore's Dark Elf trilogy. Besides the usual good vs evil, you have the question of racism discussed and how you are stereotyped because of the actions of others. All of these themes that you would expect in a real-life novel, you see them in an entertaining fantasy setting. The great writing was continued in Salvatore's subsequent Drizzt novels (though he does kind of descend into the usual swords and sorcery that all of us have seen before). Now you may be wondering why I included the but.... in my summary, well I will tell you. R.A. SALVATORE IS NO LONGER WRITING DRIZZT NOVELS! I don't know what the problem was? Maybe TSR was giving him grief, I don't know, but Drizzt by any other man just isn't Drizzt. PLEASE SALVATORE, WRITE MORE DRIZZT NOVELS!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is an incredible book. 22 July 1998
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
In "Homeland", R. A. Salvatore's story of an evil dark-elven city and the drow caught in it, Drizzt Do'Urden is born to a Matron Mother, a priestess of the goddess Lloth. Drizzt's ideals and morals are alien to all his family but his father, a skilled Weapon Master who may train Drizzt to become even better than he. Drizzt's panther friend Guenhwyvar also shares Drizzt's views. Staying in the city of those who kill the merciful cannot be an option for the two, but fleeing is equally suicidal. This story is free of other contradictions in some of R. A. Salvatore's other works (character's abilities, such as Guenhwyvar's, seem to fluctuate as the books continue). The incredible skills of Drizzt and his father are made more credible by play-by-play action accounts, which keep you in step with how the characters skills differ and why one character lost and the other won. This also stops you from deciding that one was suddenly struck by invisible li! ghtning, allowing the opponent to win. This may be Salvatore's best book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good beginning. 11 Nov 2003
By Ian Tapley VINE VOICE
Amid the treachery and cruelty of the world of the dark elves, an unusual child matures into a warrior of unparalleled skill and unwelcome compassion.
This story shows exactly what events forged Drizzt Do'Urden, one of the best fantasy heroes ever; his childhood amid his murderous family, his revelations about the evil of Drow society and his bond with Zaknafein, his father and a similarly compassionate warrior. The story is well written and has intrigue, tension, action and emotion in perfectly balanced parts.
This book lacks the epic scope of Salvatore's other work and at times is a little slow, but these are minor points and easily overlooked.
The perfect introduction to both Drizzt and the Forgotten Realms series as a whole.
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Published 28 days ago by Simon whitehead
5.0 out of 5 stars The saga starts here
Very much enjoying the Drizzt series of novels, in fact have now purchased the whole series so I can follow the total legend. R A Salvatore is an excellent story teller. Read more
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This series by Salvatore was recommended to me by my grandson who enjoys the same type of reading material as I do. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mrs. M. R. Gray
5.0 out of 5 stars Drizzt, Drow outcast and hero - the beginning.
The beginning of the epic tale of Drizzt, a Drow unlike any other. Warrior with a conscience, outcast of his kind, the dark hearted Drow elves. Read more
Published 7 months ago by M Rickard
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Excellent
I've no idea why I've never heard of this series before now as if the other books are as good as this one its something of a classic. Read more
Published 7 months ago by C. Jack
5.0 out of 5 stars homeland drizzt
An awesome book that fills in drizzt early years well worth a read if you like forgotten realms you will like this book
Published 8 months ago by mac
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, good fun
Good, fun read. A fantasy species and culture comes to life, providing great escapism and pure, simple fun. Looking forward to Drizzt's other adventures.
Published 8 months ago by johnyquest
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book
haven't been able to put my kindle down since starting this book..

Will definitely be reading the entire collection now
Published 9 months ago by Sam
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
Love this book. Love the whole series. Recommend them to anyone who likes fantasy novels. Salvatore has an amazing way of making the story come to life, you start willing the main... Read more
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