Many years ago, I read this series and the Crystal Shard trilogy when they were first published and have followed the life and experiences of Drizzt the Drow Elf for many years. When it was released by Audible on audiobook, I was excited to jump back in and re-live those stories...I am so glad I did. Hearing these novels read by Victor Bevine is fantastic! His voice is perfect and he brings each character to life in their own unique way! Have downloaded this trilogy and the Crystal Shard trilogy to listen to again and again. I'm also sharing these audiobooks with my 10 and 11 year old children and teaching them the principles of the books...you can rise above your environment. You can become whatever you want, and living a principled life may not be easy, but it is worth it! Thanks Audible for bringing me back to these great books!
Homeland was one of the very first books that I read cover to cover for fun as a child. I turned me on to a whole new world of fictional books. My love of reading started with this very book. I had to buy it to relive that world I read about so long ago. I can't wait to dust off the actual book and pass it down to my son.
Move over Batman, There's a new dark knight in town.
I've heard lots of books. It'd rank towards the top. But not at the top.
His ability to stay true to himself and his beliefs.
Drizzt followed by his father.
Don't usually read these types of books but I was fairly impressed great read. If I had to say something negative it would be that it's 2 short a book. Definetly recommend.
The world of drizzt.
It gives you the background story of the main character which is very interesting.
I am a "Life is Awesome! Strive to be Worthy of it." student of life kind of guy. Feeding on Chaos and Empowering the Good. Group Hug!
This was another book that I had a hard time keeping up with in the beginning. The whole idea behind the logic in the lives of the Dark Elves was something that took a while to grasp. In Fact, as I started figuring it out I was liking it less and less. In addition to the different things that were going on all at the same time, sent the dialog in so many directions in the first few chapters I was not really getting what was happening and almost stopped reading.
But once Drizzt's character started to form, it got awesome real fast. :)
Grows on you
It took a bit to get all the background of the story but it is a series and as the story goes on, it gets better and better. It is dark and cruel but our hero emerges and there is hope.
I think when Zack and Drizzt's last 'fight'. They come to the knowledge of what they are to each other and it is touching.
Yes, when Drizzt and his cat leave, they leave as friends together. Doesn't sound like much, but in their world, friendship and loyalty to one another is unheard of.
I actually listened to this a couple of times before I really got into the story but am glad I took the time. I will continue the series.
I have just fallen in love with Drizzt. He is such an excellent character. There are so many books about Drizzt that it took me a while to find the beginning of the series; however, this is it. You have reached the beginning story. I especially love Drizzt's commentaries on life. Pretty sensitive, for a Drow! lol
If you are looking for a good fantasy series, with Elves, Dwarves, Humans, and all kinds of fantasy creatures, all wielding Magic, and with lots of action, you just can't go wrong with this series. It is the Motherlode. R A Salvatore has created so many excellent books about Drizzt and his companions that it is like an banquet. Victor Bevine does an excellent job of narrating, too. He brings the characters to life for me.
The perfect start.
To put it in a better wording, this series is what I use to compare all other fantasy stories. The immense story line, fast paced action scenes, and incredibly detailed fighting narration of R.A. Salvatore just can not be beat.
Zaknafein. The voice of Zaknafein really came to life for me. This first story having a lot to do with his roll in shaping Drizzt to the character he becomes later in the series, and learning his roots. He is by far my favorite character in Homeland.
There is much to see in the pitch black of the underdark.
This is my first audio book I have listened to on audible. It was a very enjoyable experience. The narration and dialog was well done. I use the audible app for the iPad, and it is easy to use and flawless in design. I would recommend audible to anyone. As goes the same for this book.
They don't call them dark elves for nothing. These are treacherous deceitful dangerous evil elves. Their only concern in life is getting to the top of the dark elf heap and they will go over or through friend and foe alike to get there.
Except one. Drizzt.
He is different from his kin and this is his story. How will he cope in such a civilization? How can he survive in this ultimate Machiavellian of worlds?
Read and find out for it is a good tale well read.
This is an interesting world with it's own set of twisted rules and customs. The author paints this dark world and culture vividly. Some of the characters can seem a bit one dimensional but then again these are some pretty evil elves. I give it a solid 4 stars.
In a few years when the material isn't so fresh in my mind, absolutely!
Drizzt, he's a character out of his own culture and a powerful fighter. He's a character everyone would want to be like.
Different convincing voices for each character.
It was just a fun listen from start to finish.
I've been listening to a lot of Sci-fi because thats my scene. However, the first novel I ever read cover to cover was written by R.A. Salvatore and it was riveting to me as a teen and I could barely put it down. I remembered the author when I seen this book on a friends shelf and thought I need to see if Audible has that title. This is the origin story of a very fun character and it is a very fun great read I'm excited to read the rest in this series and to follow the adventures of Drizzt Do'Urden.