Haven't read the printed version.
The character and universe development of every character, making it feel like a fully fleshed out world.
Many but that would spoil it.
Bought the book shortly after completing the first one in the trilogy. The second continues a great story with excellent narration. Compared to the first, I found the story lagging behind on the first one slightly. Whereas the previous book spent a lot of time in Menzoberranzan watching Drizzt grow up, giving you a lot of background on many characters, this one is spent mainly in the various locales of the Underdark. It moves the focus from Drizzt and his family, to Drizzt and the creatures he encounters. This allows for more action, but less story progression. The first book spanned several dozens of years. This one feels way more confined in that regard.
I felt the scenes in Menzoberranzan were less interesting now that the focus character of the book isn't actually in the city.
The excellent writing and great scenes more than made up for the slower story pacing though.
A fantastic book that makes me eager to listen to the next one.
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Great fantasy book where good and evil is sometimes easy to spot, yet hard to define. Here we learn more about the Underdark and the creatures and monsters that live there. The book starts off 10 years later from where it left off in Homeland. Drizzt finds new friends and still has old enemies after him to contend with. Again the world building is excellent. The first book is has a lot of different character building, in the second the focus is more on Drizzt and his perceptions. Author leaves off with the promise of new adventures for Drizzt and anticipation for the reader in the next segment of this trilogy. Narrator has a clear concise voice and is pleasant to listen to.
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!
I read R. A. Salvatore's stories, "The Legend of Drizzt".
To be able to forgive the wrongs someone/people do to you is rare.
Belwar's principals, "Friend ship is not a debt."
When Belwar puts aside his feelings to show compassion,
Yes, I'd love to if I could sit down for 15h. I normally listen to it for 6h to 8h a listening.
Belwar shows how to be a true friend and never asks for anything in return.
Obsessive book hoarder, and intense audible lover.
I did listen to this. I didn't end up liking it myself. I had a hard time keeping all the details of the novel straight. It may have been due to my gradual disinterest, or it may not. I appreciated the idea and plot, but just didn't like the writing.
this story has only gotten better since I have started the series. Many plots and twists in the story that allow ones imagination to drift off seamlessly from one angle of the story to another.
Salvatore's stories are enthralling and I love his ability to allow the reader to delve into the D&D universe; however, the narration is mediocre as--in my opinion--the narrator does not embody the individual characters as well as he should. Still would recommend to others whose lives are too busy to read, but would recommend that others should read it if possible so that they may properly envision each character.
Drizzt has left his homeland behind him and must learn to survive in the perilous wilds of the Underdark. He mus do this while at the same time holding on to his inate goodness. This will be no mean feat given the evil monsters he will need to kill in order to survive and that very killing instinct within him, which threatens to drag him down to the same level of those creatures he is forced to kill to stay alive.
Fortunately for Drizzt he is not alone. His magical Panther introduced in Homeland is still by his side and he makes some new and unlikely friends along the way.
However, his greatest threat comes from his old life. The Do'Urden family will stop at nothing to hunt down and kill their renegade son ... if even in doing so they put the entire family at risk.
In many ways this book is more of a Dungeons and Dragons sstyle title. Drizzt and his companions have to tackle and overcome difficulties along the way and as a result the group becomes stronger as a result.
Its probably fare to say that there is more action and less intrigue in this book as compared to Homeland.
Even so, its a good read and the story progresses steadily and things are set up for new and interesting challenges in the final book in the series.