Discover the origin story of one of the greatest heroes of the Realms—Drizzt Do’Urden—in this thrilling first installment of the Dark Elf Trilogy
Drow ranger Drizzt Do’Urden, first introduced in The Icewind Dale Trilogy, quickly became one of the fantasy genre’s standout characters. With Homeland, Salvatore pulls back the curtain to reveal the startling tale of how this hero came to be—how this one lone drow walked out of the shadowy depths of the Underdark; how he left behind an evil society and a family that wanted him dead.
As the third son of Mother Malice and weaponmaster Zaknafein, Drizzt Do’Urden is meant to be sacrificed to Lolth, the evil Spider Queen, per drow tradition. But with the unexpected death of his older brother, young Drizzt is spared—and, as a result, further ostracized by his family. As Drizzt grows older, developing his swordsmanship skills and studying at the Academy, he begins to realize that his idea of good and evil does not match up with those of his fellow drow. Can Drizzt stay true to himself in a such an unforgiving, unprincipled world?
Homeland is the first book in the Dark Elf Trilogy and the Legend of Drizzt series.
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If you enjoy Fantasy novels then you love this book! I read this book for the first time in my early twenties. Then again in my early thirties. Now in my forties, I have read it yet again! It is remarkable how in each read through I have made connections with different characters of this story. This is truly a work of art, a masterpiece!
Illidan Stormrage, of World of Warcraft fame, is one of my favorite fantasy characters. Second only to Drizzt Do’Urden. I have read almost all of Salvatore’s books on Drizzt. I feel the undeniable urge to read them all again and just as before, it all started with Homeland.
I’ve heard stories of Drizzit growing up but not that I finally got the chance to read it. I couldn’t put it down. Read it in about 2 hours. Can’t wait to start book two!
Second time reading this book and want to read all of this great authors books. If you want a series of books that will take you a while to catch up on and enjoy immensely this is thee one you want to read.