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Author: R.A. Salvatore
ISBN: 0880389052
Language: English
Category: Fantasy
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (September 19, 1990)
Rating: 4.4
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Homeland is a fantasy novel by American writer by R. A. Salvatore, the first book in The Dark Elf Trilogy, a prequel to The Icewind Dale Trilogy.

Homeland is a fantasy novel by American writer by R. It follows the story of Drizzt Do'Urden from the time and circumstances of his birth and his upbringing amongst the drow (dark elves). The book takes the reader into Menzoberranzan, the city of drow that is Drizzt's homeland.

I like how each book has a theme and represents the journey of his youth. In Homeland we read about the drow and their homeworld. While Homeland does feature some of Salvatore’s The first R. Salvatore book I read was Sword of Bedwyr, and I would liken it to an action-packed summer blockbuster movie. It was filled with exciting fight scenes, and the characters got off a lot of funny one-liners, but the plot itself was pretty basic and generic.

Born in 1959, Robert Anthony Salvatore was born in Massachusetts and resides there with his wife Diane, and their three children, Bryan, Geno, and Caitlin. They have one grandchild. The family pets include three Japanese Chins, Oliver, Artemis and Ivan, and four cats including Guenhwyvar. Salvatore has written many novels set in the Forgotten Realms and is one of the fantasy genre’s most successful authors

Home R. Salvatore Homeland.

Home R. Part of The Dark Elf Trilogy series by R. Salvatore. This is the Underdark, the secret world beneath the bustling surface of the Forgotten Realms, whose sky is a ceiling of heartless stone and whose walls show the gray blandness of death in the torchlight of the foolish surface-dwellers that stumble here. This is not their world, not the world of light.

Salvatore paints such an amazing picture, and the books are not too complicated for a younger mind.

Salvatore is the New York Times best-selling author of more than forty novels, including the popular Forgotten Realms series The Legend of Drizzt. He's an avid gamer, father of three, and loyal citizen of Red Sox Nation. Residence: Massachusetts. Series: Forgotten Realms: The Legend of Drizzt, Book I (Book 1). Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages. Salvatore paints such an amazing picture, and the books are not too complicated for a younger mind. So glad I tried them and I would recommend these as starter books if you are having trouble getting your teens to read.

Originally published as: book 1 in the Dark Elf trilogy, 1990. Drizzt Do'Urden, the honorable prince of a royal house in Menzoberranzan, must choose whether or not he can continue to live in his immoral homeland.

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Do not post photos of books, book hauls or places that make you think of a particular book THE DARK ELF TRILOGY Homeland.

Do not post photos of books, book hauls or places that make you think of a particular book. Book pics that are interesting or unusual are permitted at moderator discretion. Author signatures or pets do not qualify. Book cover reveals are allowed. So here it is, a COMPLETE LIST of my Forgotten Realms titles, as I would read them if I was just coming into the series. ALL CAPS TITLES are tet title. Also, I might do the ICEWIND DALE TRILOGY before DARK ELF - that is the unending debate! THE DARK ELF TRILOGY Homeland.

The first in a series of premiere hardcover editions of Salvatore's classic dark elf tales.This stunning new release of the classic R.A. Salvatore novel recounts the origins of Salvatore's signature dark elf character Drizzt Do'Urden and is the first-ever release of this Forgotten Realms novel title in hardcover. This title kicks off The Legend of Drizzt series, which will showcase the classic dark elf novels in new, deluxe hardcover editions. Each title features annotations by the author, all-new cover art, and forewords written by those who have become familiar with Salvatore and Drizzt over the years.
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After reading almost all of the top 100 fantasy books, this series is among the best of all them. I was hesitant to read this series because I thought it might be a cheesy rendition of D&D - I could not have been more wrong - and there is nothing wrong D&D I grew up playing it and spend a great deal of time playing fantasy RPG games as well. Anyone that loves fantasy needs to read all of these books, there is no question that Dridzzt is the best character ever created across all genres. The world is amazing, the plot, and all of the characters are richly developed. I should note I was also originally also scared off from this book by many of the reviews that state this would be a good starter book into the fantasy realm - I read into that incorrectly that this would be a light fantasy book trying to appease the masses. I am a hardcore fantasy reader and those reviews turned me off. This is a fantasy book for the most devote readers. I do think it is also a good introduction for new readers, but it is possibly the longest series ever written, so you have to really like fantasy to read them all. You cannot go wrong with this book, if you are debating it, just do as I did - get a free sample from Amazon and then purchase the book. In no time you will find yourself reading through the entire seasons. Truly a masterpiece!!!!
I barely know anything about Dungeons and Dragons or Forgotten Realms. I'd previously encountered Salvatore in Vector Prime and liked his work. I was looking for a new fantasy series to read and decided to check this one out.

It's pretty good. Salvatore does excellent worldbuilding but he doesn't get bogged down with it either. I'm not even going to try to spell the name of their city right now, but it's a subterranean place that's very dark and full of stalagmites etc. The plot is kind of Game of Thronesy with a lot of noble houses competing for power, but with a twist in that it's all matriarchal and treacherous. It's not a particularly likable place and that's the point, it's a horrible place! I'm excited that Drizzt escaped from it. I'm curious to see where the story goes from here. I can't say I love it because this very much feels like the introduction to a bigger thing.
Although having been an avid gamer for years and very familiar with Forgotten Realms, I haven't ever actually read any of Salvatore's books. I love Fantasy, and the legendary Drizzt Do'Urden had gone too long not being intimately known to me, so I thought the time had come to remedy that.

1) GREAT characters. Usually I comment first on the worldbuilding for epic fantasy works, but really this world was pretty much built already by TSR and was familiar to anyone who had played AD&D (either in or outside the Forgotten Realms setting). Still, the familiarity of the setting did not detract from the brilliant character development. Drizzt, Masoj, Alton, Zak, Malice, and the whole crew were a challenge to build out. Given they all were drow, a race with generally a unified purpose and ideology, Salvatore did a great job exploring the subtle shades of character that could still differentiate even members of this dark and evil race.
2) Excellent development. It would be hard to imaging how something good could emerge from an environment of evil, but Salvatore did an excellent job showing how a beacon of light could fight through three decades surrounded by evil and still maintain its glow.

1) Really only one ding. I would have expected a NYT multiple-time best selling author to have an impeccable writing style worthy to learn from and emulate. As a fantasy author myself, I really hoped, beyond getting a great story, to get some great insights into writing. Don't get me wrong, this book was NOT poorly written by any means, but I did spot some slips in diction, some sentence structure issues, etc that surprised me. I guess newer writers tend to hold respected veterans like Salvatore up on a pedestal, as quasi-idols to aspire to match. Seeing these things actually was a great encouragement, as it shows even the pros aren't perfect all the time, and guys like me don't have to be perfect to make it. It was a great learning experience to read this, but perhaps the lesson was just different than what I expected.

All in all I am sad because I know I am hooked on this series now. Much money and time will be flowing out in my future as I dig through and look to complete the twenty-something books that still lay ahead in the life of young Drizzt. It is a journey I am looking forward to with much joy.
As it has been mentioned in several other reviews, the main character of the novel, Drizzt himself, feels a little under developed and two dimensional. However, the deep introspection into Drow culture and daily life was the reason I picked up this book, and it does NOT disappoint. At first I found the Drow culture equally two dimensional and boring and the archetypal "evil people" like those bland descriptions of sith culture from star wars books, the further I got into the books the more i realized that the Drow were not necessarily evil, but slaves to their obsession with pleasing the Spider Queen Lolth, who only bestows her pleasure on the most evil of Drow. This brought a whole new depth to the Drow people and characters and readers alike began to question: "Is this the way the Drow are, or is this what Lolth has made them?"

Anyone looking for a good story, more info about the Drow, or just simply some D&Ds because you have no-one else to play with, this book will meet your needs.