- Mass Market Paperback: 900 pages
- Publisher: Wizards of the Coast,US; Box edition (25 Sept. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0786947772
- ISBN-13: 978-0786947775
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 7.6 x 18.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 760,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Legend of Drizzt: Set 1, Bks. 1-3 (Forgotten Realms) (Forgotten Realms: The Legend of Drizzt) Mass Market Paperback – 25 Sep 2007
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This collection of books were written after "The Icewind Dale Trilogy" but take place before the events of "The Icewind Dale Trilogy". I would recommend reading "The Dark Elf Trilogy" first, it simply makes more sense that way.
Anyhow, I would recommend these books to anyone looking for an enjoyable read & whilst some may say that R.A Salvatore's language is simple or he doesn't add much detail when compared to authour's such as J.R.R Tolkein but i feel thats whats make them so enjoyable, as a comparatively light read.
one problem though: once you pick these books up you can't put them down
I hadn't realised how small these books were going to be. They are quite literally pocket size. Also the printing, on low quality recycled paper, is minuscule.
People without first class vision will soon find reading these books tiring on the eyes.
I do have one criticism though. Drizzt seems to be able to overcome just about anything without too much trouble. Salvatore often says something along the lines of "Drizzt's strength is waning against his persistant attacker. He musters his courage like never before to fell the foul beast!". I mean after the first few times it gets a little predictable, annoying and quite frankly laughable. However after he gets out of the Underdark (the home of the drow elves) things get less "attack everything that moves" and more focused towards character progression and plot progression, making those more spaced out fights actually seem meaningful.
All in all the books are great and I would encourage anyone who likes very high fantasy to read it (I'm a low fantasy person myself but I still liked it though!), along with anyone who likes Dungeons and Dragons or the Forgotten Realms setting. This is also suitable for most ages, for the writing is so brilliantly fluid.
Chronologically (in terms of the series time line) the next books were the Ice Wind Dale trilogy, but that trilogy had actually been written first and the drop in quality is noticeable. They are still good books but they were not up to the standard of this set which are wonderfully written and I am glad that the author came back to write these rather than started with them as Drizzt deserves this kind of well written intro that can only be achieved by a more experienced R.A. Salvatore.
This trilogy is nicely packaged in this box set and looks really good on the shelf. The books themselves are well made with little cracking on the spines even after they have been passed around my extended family (the fantasy lovers anyway).
Overall this is an excellent set of books and a nice box set that looks good on your shelf or could make a nice gift for someone.
I finished reading these three books in less then
4 days. The stories are amazing and from the first moment
you meet the main character 'Drizzt' you are hooked.
As soon as I finished this box set, I ordered the 2nd and 3rd
set of books. I'm already halfway and I still can't stop reading.
I'm already looking forward to ordering the next set.
Like I said, this is a must for every fantasy reader.
You won't be disappointed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great start in an epic world. The writing style is very dynamic, and it will catch you from the first pages.Published on 14 Dec. 2013 by bioShark
Having recently taken an interest in Forgotten Realms I picked up this box set to get some background info. I hadn't read any RA Salvatore or Drizzt related material before. Read morePublished on 18 Feb. 2012 by Matthew D. Hayward
There is some really interesting stuff in these books. I really enjoyed reading them. they are not the best fantasy books I ever read but they have enough new and unusual... Read morePublished on 24 July 2011 by B. Brennan
Just finished reading the trilogy ! took me one day ! Excellent read ! Well presented box set , Storylines are well thought out and descriptive, i have no reservations on buying... Read morePublished on 7 Mar. 2009 by Amazon Customer