Homeland is a fantasy novel by American writer by R. A. Salvatore, the first book in The Dark Elf . The comics adaption of Homeland, volume 1, received a positive review from George “Homeland: The Legend of Drizzt Book 1”. sfsite. com. THE LEGEND OF DRIZZT. Homeland Dark corridors meander throughout the dark realm in winding courses, connecting became an old and forgotten tale. Alternative view 1 of Forgotten Realms: Homeland (Legend of Drizzt #1) Child of the Northern Spring: Book One of the Guinevere Trilogy.

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Salvatore 1 5 May 05, It is wel I started this series long ago, but put it down as I wanted to save it for the right occasion. The nurture vs nature theme could and should have been handled with much more subtlety, but I was able to shrug off my annoyance and move on.

Open Preview See a Problem? For everyone else, this is a solid start to something that could be very good with some slight improvements.

I would not call them very well developed – again with the exception of Drizzt himself, but there were some interesting two-dimensional ones who homelznd serve their purpose in the story nicely.

Love and honour have no place on Homeland, where legehd, cruelty and violence rule, burried deep within the bowels of the earth under the strict supervision of forgtten malevolent Spider Queen.

Homeland is like part of a prequel to the Icewind Dale books giving insight to Drizzt one of the main characters. There is absolutely no mercy; the drow except for our beloved Dizzt of course are wholly obsessed with power and title will do whatever it takes to get more of it.

An unusual child is born in one of the families; I am using word “family” in very loose sense here.

Overall, an interesting and entertaining read, with an amazing setting, some good character exploration. Typically if you wanted wizards or dragons, you needed to rent a movie or buy a book. After I figured it out, the action scenes were legenx lot more enjoyable.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. What is surprising is the characterization. The character development and world building was very vivid. His saving grace The one thing that saves this review from actually being overall negative this in spite of my Forgottej obsession while I booi a young teen is the action. This world where new born male babies are sacrificed by their own mothers for the favour of the Queen and where children are brought up under the constant bite of snake-headed whips is the home of the young dark elf Drizzt, the hero of this series.


Forgotten Realms: The Legend of Drizzt Vol. 1 – Homeland

Sep 04, Penny rated it really drkzzt it Shelves: I began reading this story not expecting to find an example of high literature but hoping to be entertained. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jan 07, Choko rated it really liked it Shelves: Vierna, angered by Drizzt’s defiance, showed him what happened to those who defied the Spider Queen: Oct 27, Connor rated it really liked it Shelves: Their society is matriarchal and family ties only matter as long as one can bring something of value to the family, which is closer to the meaning of the way the Mafia interprets it.

I like how each book has a theme and represents the journey of his youth. I find her the most compelling character of the book, though she is only a minor player in the grand scheme and thf is a grand scheme in this book – several, actually.

View all 10 comments. Salvatore is one of the best fantasies ever written and only grows finer with age. The legend of Drizzt Do’Urden begins here as you learn of his upbringing and the sadistic immorality of the Drow culture. I really enjoyed this.

Homeland by R.A. Salvatore

While we are no strangers to morality and shades of grey here on Earth, fantasy settings with their roots in gaming have a slightly different outlook: I am not sure how much of it came from the forgottenn and how much ths already existing standard Forgotten Realms settings, so I will not attribute all of it to Salvatore’s creative letend. There are so many great things I could tell you about this book reealms as you may not have enough time or proper mood to go through it all, I’ll just wrap it up and make it short by saying: Like a deadly game of chess, these houses continuously position their resources to strike at each other and eliminate key opposition.


At times I felt a bit of tunnel vision while reading, like the room around me was getting darker and the only thing illuminating my eyes were the words on the page.

Homeland proved to be exactly what you’d expect from a tie-in novel written by a skilled author. Dragonlance Forgotten Realms Greyhawk Ravenloft.

If I were a smarter man with more time, I’d delve into each of these, but suffice it to say that, for all its hacking, slaying, nobility, and heroics, Homeland is a sociologists dream-come-true. Jul 25, David – proud Gleeman in Branwen’s adventuring party rated it it was amazing Shelves: Those most powerful in Menzoberranzan spend their days watching over their shoulders, defending against the daggers that would find their backs.

His gaming group still meets on Sundays to play. I think this was a very good book for the first of a series, and I look forward to seeing where the story goes. Drizzt has been different ever since his birth. The women have no qualms about demanding respect, and beating or killing off those who hold them back. While reading this book I highlighted a grand total of about four lines.

Mar 19, Gavin rated it liked it Shelves: For a certain readership — one looking for the literary equivalent of a Michael Bay movie — Salvatore will give you exactly what you’re looking for. Story Welcome to the underground city of Menzoberranzan, where drows, a race of dark elves, carve their homes in the enormous stalactites, where spiders are worshiped as servants of the one Goddess- Lloth, and where there is nothing better forgotteen do than kill tthe torture anyone or anything that stands in your way.

It’s a shame that the Drow look so similar — there were several instances throughout the collection where I was wondering which elf I was looking at.