Given how impressed I was with Salvatore's first installment in the Dark Elf Trilogy, Homeland, and how disappointed I was with Exile, Book two of the series, I didn't quite know what to expect when I began reading Sojourn. I am pleased to say that while Salvatore wasn't able to immerse me in his world of fantasy as completely as he did in Homeland, he was able to get the bad taste of Exile out of my mouth with this final installment in his wildly popular trilogy detailing the early, formative years of the Forgotten Realms' most famous drow elf, Drizzt. By removing Drizzt from the Underdark, and his close proximity to the fascinating drow city Menzoberranzan, and depositing him on the surface world, Salvatore was able to abate (somewhat) my yearning for the focus of the storyline to return to the city of the drow (with which I am admittedly enamoured). Drizzt continues his do-gooder ways on the surface as he once again tries to find a niche. The misunderstood drow is faced with adversity and rejection at every turn as he tries to prove that he is not like his devious and murderous kin. Drizzt's resolve and faith are sorely tested as false accusations are leveled against him and he is relentlessly pursued by a brutal, revenge-driven human bounty hunter. Only by adhering to the tenents of the Ranger and keeping faith in the goddess Mielikki will Drizzt be able to survive and prove his worth on the surface.