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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This is the second book in the series, and book begins with Drizzt's exile where he has chosen to exile himself due to differences with his family as well as drow society in general. Time away from any social interaction takes a deep toll on Drizzt's psyche which is discussed in a lot of detail. Author continue to flush out the character, and readers gets to know Drizzt at a deeper level. His thought process, his principles and decision making is been discussed in more details that book is more focused on Drizzt than his environment.
Book introduces new races and their cultures which provide more contrast to the drow society. Drizzt's interaction with these races provides good action and entertainment. Drizzt's friendship explored in this book also provides good depth that it is put to test as dark elves hunt Drizzt to appease their deity.
Narration is the same as the first book. Though, not the best, It is well done and does add to the experience.
I find this book to be better written and more enjoyable than the first one, so I recommend this book. I look forward to pick up the next book when it is out.
I have been waiting for the release of this book since I finished listening to the first one; I read these long ago, and it was like visiting an old friend! I now find myself waiting for the final book in this trilogy. As before, listening to it, I heard parts of the story I had forgotten or didn't remember and Victor Bevine did an excellent job keeping my ear tuned to the story no matter what I happened to be doing.
The second book in this trilogy picks up virtually right where the first one left off. Although 10 years have elapsed in the interim, little has changed except that Drizzt has been surviving on his own and has grown even harder and tougher.
This book had a good mix of action and character development. While the plot didn't introduce much in the way of new or unexpected ideas, it still kept me listening without getting boring. Personally though, I didn't care too much to hear anymore about the Drow still living back in Drizzt's homeland. Since this series is my introduction to the whole Forgotten Realms world, I wanted to see Drizzt make it on his own in new environments, discovering things along with him. The snaps back to Menzoberranzan were therefore unwanted and jolting. I understand though that most of the books happen on the surface, and that this series was written later specifically to detail Drizzt's former life. To that extent I think it accomplishes its task well, and achieves some nicely satisfying moments as well. It's not epic fantasy or anything, but it's a good diversion of a story.
nature and space enthousiast!
One of the best authors in fantasy.Fast paced action.Quest of an unusual hero.The narrator is very suited to this style.If you like fantasy,I highly recommend this series.
Most of my reviews are good because I only tend to listen to books I like. Funny how it works out like that.
I found the beginning to be over detailed but once the story focused in on Drizzt, it became very engaging. I already have started on the second of the Trilogy. Couldn't wait for my monthly credits this time.
“I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it. I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia."
Drizzt and Belwar's exploration and journey through the Underdark.
I was introduced to Drizzt Do'Urden and got to know him a little bit in "Homeland", but it's in "Exile" that I became emotionally invested in Drizzt and his moral integrity. His willingness to sacrifice to help his friends and, sometimes, even strangers is an example of his heroic nature. And that even though he dwells in the depths of, seemingly, a hell of world in Menzoberranzan, in the Underdark, he never gives in to the darkness but instead holds true to his standards and ideals.
Drizzt Do'Urden of course. But I also like his protrayal of Belwar Dissengulp, he really brought that character to life for me.
Yes, it was hard to stop because I wanted to know what happen next.
"Homeland" started in a measured pace as we were introduce to the world of Menzoberranzan and gradually picked up with the emergence of Drizzt.
In "Exile", there was no need for conservativeness. The action starts of with a bang and bangs you to the end.
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!
Just as good as the first one. A good series so far. Awesome.
This is book 2 of the story of Drizzt, and it did not disappoint me. R A Salvatore writes so much detail into his stories that I can believe I am actually there, watching. Victor Bevine brings the characters to life, and the action is non-stop. Magic flies almost as much as arrows!
Hello, My name is Levi Brousseau. I'm on a life long mission to find stories that blow my mind.
this book was just as awesome as the first.
Belwar Disigulp, Zaknafain, an of course Drizzt.
Great job Victor!
This book has a lot of heart, and lots of action.
Check it out. It is worth it.
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.
"Yes, its that good"
Full marks for the story on this one. Took over my life for the duration, well tried too and nearly succeeded too!
4 stars for the performance because the pronunciation of stalagmites and stalactites sounded weird to me. No, actually because Drizzt sounded a little too emo a lot of the time in the way he was voiced.
But great book and I'm onto the next one.
An excellent book. The Drizzt series is among my favourite. But hearing about the power struggle going on between his family and the Drow politics just makes this more and more interesting.........bring on the next one!
"To travel is not to run somewhere but to live..."
I had to listen to all three in this series, because I could not believe how much I enjoyed the first or the second... I kept expecting disappointment.
I found none! A truly magical tale.
"like the first book, great!"
brilliant, just as the first book was. I can't wait to listen to the next one!
"deep dark adventure"
slowly working my way through the series, so far very enjoyable
I have never had a forgotten realms book or audiobook that I could fault and I have a lot of them. They are in depth and amazing stories. Also the areas of drizzt's journals are very philosophical
I love the story of Drizzt. I read the books years ago and listening to this is even better. I can't wait to listen to them all!
I following this brilliant story of Dritz engrossed in the story the reading please please please don't let it end
Read the Drizzt books years ago and the audiobook is just as good action from start to finish and the emotional struggle of who he wants to be and what his family and enemies expect him to be.
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