Hostile in ways that a surface-dweller could never know, the tunnel-mazes of the Underdark challenge all who tread there. Among these souls are Drizzt Do'Urden and his magical cat, Guenhwyvar.
Exiled from his drow homeland, Drizzt must fight for a new home in the boundless labyrinth. Meanwhile, he must watch for signs of pursuit - for the dark elves are not a forgiving race.
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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.
Homeland was in my opinion, one of the best books of all time. Exile isn't QUITE that good, but it's still worth the listen. The first few hours of the book are exceptional. The Hunter is a super cool character. Slows down for the middle half, but the supporting characters are so well done that it holds you till the end.
I enjoy seeing a character that finds their way out of a dark place. I can relate to this dark elf warrior/hunter as I too have been to dark places in my heart and soul. And to see the way he struggles to overcome what haunts him, in much the same way I did. I find peace and comfort knowing that in fantasy and reality there is always Hope!
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