R. A. Salvatore's New York Times best-selling novel! Drizzt DoUrden has forsaken his subterranean home for the harsh unknown of the surface. The young warrior begins a sojourn through a world utterly unlike his own - and finds that acceptance among the surface-dwellers will only come at a great price....
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This series was my introduction to Salvatore and I found that, like Tolkien, it entertained while inspiring perseverance and clarifying important life values. That of course sounds dull but I did not find it easy to turn it off.
All three books in this series were a ton of fun to listen to. They all went by too fast, leaving you wanting to start the next one. The performance was great as always.
I wont go in to the plots too much mainly if it 3 - 5 stars you may want to try it.
He bring Drizzt to life.
The Legend of Drizzt: Dark Elf Trilogy show his early struggles to do what needs to be done. Drizzt Do'Urden has left the underdark and his friend Belwar Dissengulp behind and face the challenge of living on the surface. Where even there the reputation of the Drow precede him causing turmoil and hardship. This journey to find a home brings Drizzt to a small farming village and on to meet a blind retired ranger befriends him and trains him as
a ranger. Drizzts fights and kills with grace but not for sport. through his travels he ends this series at Icewind Dale the spine of the world pursued by a man bent on revenge for the scars on his face and lose of an ear.
Fantasy Novels 4 Life
Yes it brings it to life like a movies fantastic
Drizzt he is the man
Yes the whole series of 20+ books is I would if I could
Thank you ra and audible
I was very interested in the idea of the first book: taking the viewpoint of the Tolkien-style "evil" races and exploring an individual's experience and ethical growth in the face of an "evil" culture, leadership, and deity. I stuck through progressively worse books, all in hope the author was going to take that idea to its fruition.
I liked the story of the first book--despite the very week development of the mythology, history, and characters. I thought that the paper thin facade of the background story of "good" vs "evil" was just that--a "facade"--and that the author was setting it up just to tear it down in the second and third book (as a great trilogy author would). I put up with the lack of any rules to the character's abilities (a new magical ability or skill seems to pop out of thin air as the author needs it to push the story along). I also put up with the main character's inanate physical abilities (which conveniently for the story-telling are alternately awe inspiring and then insufficient throughout the series) AND WORSE innate "goodness" without any real explanation or development (only weak, underdeveloped hints as to the influence of the father or sister or third book "goddess/heart").
But to my great dismay, the second book was even less nuanced and only detracted from the depth of the character--adding in childish ("young adult") motivations, dialog, and actions. From this book forward, everyone he meets is either pure good (open minded, accepting, kind--always after a short adjustment period) or through and through "Cruella De Vil" evil (so borring!).
It got exponentially worse in the third and final book. The author almost entirely dropped the mythology of the first book; only at times making a surface nod towards a larger idea (e.g. the main character has issues with one of his abilities on the surface, but that is never explored). Worse the author exchanged the underdeveloped villains of the first and second book--who had some potential for depth/interest (spider goddess, main character's family, mercenary group) for pathetic caricatures of recycled Disney villians (mountain troll gang leader, then mountain orc gang leader, then vindictive mountain man).
Loved the original idea--hated the execution.
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