If you do not know of Drizt, then you are missing something awesome in fantasy fiction. Get this book to get to know Drizzt
R A Salvatore is one of the greatest fantasy writers ever. when you read his books you they just grab you and you can't stop reading. I have read all his books and their is not 1 that I don't like.
My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.
I don't know if it is the author or just this these Forgotten Realm books, but I can't into these. Everything is magical or enchanted, the plethora of adjectives and adverbs are uncountable. To me good writing does not need all of these descriptive narratives. For my fantasy I prefer Robin Hobb, she gets in my head.
This is very popular with a certain set of the fantasy world. I believe if you like Terry Brooks, you will love this.
The narrator was good.
Imagine a society where meritocracy is based on how cruel and pitiless a person could be molded; where the vast majority of the ruling class is weaned from the noxious formula of ruthlessness and torture. And yet, there came one who refused to accept this way of life and dared to rebel and seek a more enlightened path.
Drizzt dares to stand against his society, his family and their deity while maneuvering to remain alive amidst lies, betrayals and care-free brutality. The author's skills are excellent and the narrator enlivens the story with his practiced oratory.
Salvatore's GREATEST character he created for the forgotten realms series. Drizzt. Story of his origins and early years. Well written and well told by a great narrator. It will keep you hooked from beginning to end waiting for more. Dark elves, dwarves, gnomes, monsters, swords and sorcery, intrigue, death destruction and hope
the start of this book/series is alot like others, it's a struggle to figure out whats going on until a few chapters in. but past that it's a great book with great narrative. but definitely times he gets way too into the book lol
I've been reading the series since I was a kid and recently decided to revisit. The audio performance is superb and really brings you into the tainted world of the dark elves. The lore and world that RA has helped develop over the years provides a perfect backdrop for the complex culture of the dark elves of the under dark. Light fantasy this is not, but if you're looking for a tale of vast magic, powerful deities, enchanted items, impossible feats, and dangerous deeds you're probably in the right place. The best thing is, if you fall for this book, there are so many more tales of Drizzt to look forward to.
This was an interesting and well written fantasy.
Maybe it's the feminist in me, but I really like a world where females are in control, even if their personalities rhyme with " witch".
The main character is male, of course, but he is well written, although he has the usual heroic attributes common to fantasy heroes.
All in all , a good read, and I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
I knew nothing about this author and his many books and at the beginning of the story thought that I was not going to be dawn in. But drawn in and riveted I was. What was there to care about in this dark and menacing world that was so alien to me? But as the tale unravelled quickly so did I start to care for Drizzit and Zak, hoping that they would prevail against intimidating odds. So I would definitely recommend this novel, it's a fast compelling ride.
I had always heard that Drizzt's story was one that was loaded with angst and anger, which greatly impeded my desire to give the series a chance. I finally bit the bullet and gave this first book a try, and I'm pleased to say that I couldn't have been any more happier that I was wrong. Drizzt is one of the least angsty characters in the book...at least in the traditional sense. He certainly does have much "angst", but it's focused on how much he is in constant struggle with his city's (and race's) evil ways. His story was surprisingly a breath of fresh air.
Also, the narrator's soft spoken voice makes the story beautiful. It suited the location of the story.