Homeland by RA Salvatore

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Rating 9.5/10
A book comparable to the Tolkien masterpiece.

Strange and exotic Menzoberranzan is the vast city of the Drow. This is a world of dark elves, where families battle families and fantastic monsters rise up from the lightless depths.

Drow ranger Drizzt Do’Urden, first introduced in The Icewind Dale Trilogy, quickly became one of the fantasy genre’s standout characters. But Homeland first reveals the startling tale of how this one lone drow walked out of the shadowy depths of the Underdark, leaving behind a society of evil and a family who want him dead. It is here that the story of this amazing dark elf truly began.

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from UK


Loved this trilogy, absolutely amazing. I am now reading it for the 4th time.

from United States of America


I found Homeland to be a very compelling book. From the beginning with the first battle, right up to the end with Drizzt leaving Menzoberanzan. With the plot weaving throughout the book, I plan on reading the rest of the books and hope to find them as enjoying as this one.

from United States


I thought it was a very entertaining and thrilling book. The people who think that all the other charaters are shallow and they're "just evil" did not latch on to the concept of the Drow society. They are a dark and evil race nurtured through war and their dark god Lady Lolth, who truly enjoys the pain and suffering that the drow love to provide to gain the favor of lady lolth. And the first book may seem confusing and boring in the beginning that is also because Drizzt has not even been born yet. Once he is born and the book gets momentum it doesent stop and keeps you going all the way through the trilogy and gets you intruiged in the story that is Drizzt Do'Urden.

from UK


Take it for what it is and this is a great series with lots of action and an interesting and dark world to explore, great entertainment overall for youths and adults. Those who least like the series seem to be expecting great literature, and this it is not, and this is fine because sometimes light entertainment fits the mood better anyway.

from Singapore


I bought books 1-3 based on the good reviews. So far i've struggled through to page 100. Suffice to say i'm bewildered by the good ratings. I couldn't care less abt drizzt although he should have been a sympathetic character. He's about as bland as u can get. The story is plodding too. I'll try to finish book 1. In contrast, I've read David eddings's belgariad and mallorean and love them.

from Australia


Amazing books, they deserve all the praise they get, and none of the insults.

from California


I like the first book, but found it to be a bit childish and simple in reading. It lacked complexity for myself. I ended up reading the first 3 to try and give it a chance but I could not bring myself to read anymore. I would have liked these when I was 12-13 but I need something a bit more adult. I would recomend to anyone in highschool or younger.

from Canada


These books are so overrated. I can see myself having liked Homeland if I had read it when I was 12. It's understandable how R.A. Salvatore's books would be a hit among young teens, but for adult tastes it simply doesn't measure up, with its cookie cutter story and cardboard characters. The only two with any sense of realism are Drizzt and Zak, and the others are just evil for the sake of being evil. It's unbelievable and very lame. Fittingly, the writing is pretty juvenile as well. There are so many other better series out there right now. Go read Martin or Erikson if you want to see what real fantasy is.

from Down Under


If you read epic/heroic fantasy and haven't read these books do yourself a favour. Excellent!

from USA


I laughed, I cried, I threw up (my hands in admiration).

from MN


Highly praise this series. R.A Salvatore's dark elf character, 'Drizzit do'Urden' is the best in the last 20 years. It's the friendships made, the battles fought, and the epic journeys they undertake. The great storytelling transports you to another world and into the midst of all the action.

from United States


This is the best fantasy character ever. Drizzt is the man. The drow way of life is epic.

8.5/10 from 13 reviews

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