Book Reviews of Homeland (The Dark Elf Trilogy, Bk 1)

Homeland (The Dark Elf Trilogy, Bk 1)
Homeland - The Dark Elf Trilogy, Bk 1
Author: R. A. Salvatore
ISBN-13: 9780880389051
ISBN-10: 0880389052
Publication Date: 8/1/1990
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 163 ratings
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Homeland (The Dark Elf Trilogy, Bk 1) on + 31 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I rarely read a book where the bad guys are the best but I decided to try this and I'm glad I did. The main civilization was quite cruel and death a common and accepted way to rise in status.

Naturally our hero breaks the mold but not easily and it makes for a good story. The ending could have been more detailed but there is probably a sequel which I haven't looked up. If so, I'll read it.

Worth the time. Not great but a good read.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a story that I've read several times and is one of my favorite series. Drizzt, though a bit naive at times, makes for a wonderful hero in his struggle to overcome his upbringing in the city of Menzoberranzan.

I really like that they've redone the cover for this one, because on the previous covers, Drizzt looked like an old man.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a story that I've read several times and is one of my favorite series. Drizzt, though a bit naive at times, makes for a wonderful hero in his struggle to overcome his upbringing in the city of Menzoberranzan.

I really like that they've redone the cover for this one, because on the previous covers, Drizzt looked like an old man.
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Helpful Score: 1
A fantastic and well written book. I have fallen in love with the legend of Drizzt. If you are a D&D fan or just love to read fantasy then this series is definetly worth your time.
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Helpful Score: 1
It's easy to see why Drizzt instantly became one of the most revered and loved heroes in fantasy. He is a real character in that he has faults and weaknesses, but he is a hero in that he constantly strives to live as a moral being in a world based on violence, deceit, and pain.

In this, the first novel about Drizzt, R . A. Salvatore artfully constructs the world into which Drizzt is born and then follows his growth, both physical and moral, as he comes to realize the true nature of his world.

R. A. Savatore reinvents elves in a unique, thrilling, and compelling way. The writing is superb, the characters fully developed, and the world of Drizzt fully realized.

A real classic. I highly recommend this book and the following two books about Drizzt (Exile and Sojourn), as some of the best works in fantasy.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a story that I've read several times and is one of my favorite series. Drizzt, though a bit naive at times, makes for a wonderful hero in his struggle to overcome his upbringing in the city of Menzoberranzan.
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"Homeland is R.A. Salvatore's first book in The Dark Elf Trilogy, set in the FORGOTTEN REALMS fantasy world from TSR, Inc."
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Having recently gotten into fantasy fiction, several friends recommended R.A. Salvatore. I'm so glad they did! I was drawn into Drizzt's world and read the entire book in a day. Can't wait to get my hands on the next book in the series!
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Travel back to strange and exotic Menzoberranzan, the vast city of the drow and homeland to Icewind Dale hero Drizzt Do'Urden.

The young prince of a royal house, Drizzt grows to maturity in the vile world of his dark kin. Possessing honor beyond the scope of his unprincipled society, young Drizzt faces an inevitable dilemma. Can he live in a world that rejects integrity?
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A great look into the beginnings of a classic hero; "Drizzt Do'Urden"
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Travel back to strange and exotic Menzoberranzan, the vast city of the Drow and homeland to Icewind Dale hero Drizzt Do'Urden. The young prince of a Royal house, Drizzt grows to maturity in the vile world of his dark kin. Possessing honor beyond the scope of his unprincipled society, young Drizzt faces an inevitible dilemma. Can he live in a world that rejects integrity? Homeland is R.A. Salvatore's first book in The Dark Elf Trilogy, set in the FORGOTTEN REALMS fantasy world from TSR, Inc.
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As an advanced teen reader my daughter loved this book and says she just couldn't put it down. She says it had a lot of action that keeps your attention the whole way through and never gets boring. According to her it's a fantasy adventure book that is sure to please. She is definitely getting the next book, Exile!
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Great Trilogy, Keeps On the edge of my seat.

The detail makes you feel like you are there next to the Drow.
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This is a story that I've read several times and is one of my favorite series. Drizzt, though a bit naive at times, makes for a wonderful hero in his struggle to overcome his upbringing in the city of Menzoberranzan.
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Didn't finish it.
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This is one of the best Salavatore books out there. Details the origins of his most popular character.
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At first, I was a bit intimidated due to the very small type. But before I was completely through the first chapter, I didn't even notice the size of the type. The story of Drizzt kept me so enthralled, I was hard-put to lay the book down. R.A. Salvatore knows how to weave a spell to keep the reader interested. Once into the story, I found myself rooting for Drizzt in his many trials. This is a great story of one person who finds it hard to accept the ways of his people.

I highly recommend this book to all fantasy readers!
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I had tried Demon Wars by Salvatore a few years ago and just couldn't get into it. I'm glad I gave Homeland a try. It wasn't the deepest fantasy ever, but it was interesting reading about the Drow society, and had a good mix of action and court intrigue. Drizzt is an interesting character and I'm definitely looking forward to the next two books of the Dark Elf Trilogy. If it keeps being as engaging and action-packed, I'll probably continue on with the rest of the 13 books that are now being marketed as the Legend of Drizzt.
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Hubby can't wait to read #2!
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I felt bad for Drizzt when I read this. Although I loved the idea that the women were in total power of the race of drow. Excellent book. I definitely recommend reading it.
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It was alright. The writing isn't that great. The editing is worse. The character building could be better, for instance the only real thing I know about Drizzt is that his hair white and his eyes are purple. Oh and that he cares. I could take it or leave it. The author spends a lot of time repeating himself. I get it that it's a dark elf community within the first couple pages of the book, but he really wants to remind me of that over and over again. I really think he could have expanded on some grammar as well. I liked the story enough to finish the book. Will I get the next in the series, I don't know. At least not right now. I am positive that there is better fantasy writing out there.