Forgotten Realms: Homeland (Legend of Drizzt #1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

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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Forgotten Realms: Homeland (Legend of Drizzt #1)

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786954018
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
  • Publication date: 6/23/2009
  • Series: Forgotten Realms Legend of Drizzt Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 15,017
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

R.A. Salvatore
R.A. Salvatore
R. A. Salvatore was born in Massachusetts in 1959. His first published novel was The Crystal Shard. He has since published more than a dozen novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Halfling's Gem, Sojourn, The Legacy, and Starless Night. He makes his home in Massachusetts with his wife, Diane, and their three children.

Good To Know

Well, I just turned 50, but I'm still a clean-up hitter on the softball field. A couple of years ago, I found myself in horrible shape and feeling lousy all the time, and so, with the help of my wonderful and beautiful wife of 25 years, I started taking my health seriously again. Now I feel better than I did when I was 40. Fit Camp three times a week and yoga and softball and all the rest.

The other thing that I've come to learn about myself is that R. A. Salvatore and Bobby Salvatore are two different people (and I much prefer Bobby, thank you very much). It's not that I lie to readers at book signings, or anything like that, it's just that the things that are important to me are the little things in life: my family, my home. Writing is what I do, but it's not who I am. I remember one time about 20 years ago, I went back to where I had worked to see my brother, who still worked there. Gary was a few years older, and was, of course, my hero. An associate found us in the parking lot and nudged my brother, asking him what it felt like to have a younger brother who was so much more successful than he.

Gary, of course, took it all in stride, turning what might have been an awkward moment into a joke. Gary died a few years later and I'll never forget the lines of mourners -- grown men crying like babies. He was such a big part of the community, as a friend and a coach to so many kids over the years.

That brought me back to the parking lot and the awkward moment, and the truth of it all: I was not and have never been more successful than my brother, and nothing I can do as a writer will get me there. Only the things I do as a human being, a father, a neighbor, a friend, can bring me into his league.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted June 26, 2010

    This book will leave fantasy readers wanting more!

    After a trip to the local BN, I picked up Homeland by R.A. Salvadore. I started reading and it the first couple of pages I was hooked. The characters are realy neat and nicely described and the plot was fantastic. I was on the edge of my seat reading this book. Anyone of fan of Eragon, Harry Potter, or any other popular fantasy titles should go to BN and pick this up right now!
    Have fun reading this amazing book,
    Review By: Spikey Enigma

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 28, 2008

    excellent origin

    We are soooooooo lucky that Salvatore did not pen this novel first. He was able to refine his style, and put forth an incredible offering of intrigue, danger, and character discovery. How Drizzt got his magic Panther Guen-however-you-spell-it was pure genius. The new villians were good, and if there was any flaws in this story at all it is the fact that Drizzt's father was way more interesting than he is during the course of this novel. The anti-climatic ending works well in this novel because the next book picks up right where this one leaves off in the character development department anyway(some years pass between books, but that ultimately doesn't hurt anything)

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    The best

    This book has all the trappings to make it one of the best novels i have read to date......

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

    Fantastic

    I don't always read Fantasy novels, but when I do... I read "Homeland" by R.A. Salvatore. ;)

    Seriously though, this an excellent novel with expertly crafted characters and themes. If you like stories about the unwavering good guy who remains benevolent despite being born in to a wicked world, but always felt that the story could be greatly improved by the addition of magic and super-badass sword fighting... then you, my friend, have found the right book.

    Will most definitely be reading the rest of the series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 19, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    Just Wonderful

    I picked up this book when I was just getting into fantasy reading. I read this book and I just craved for more Drizzt. It has non-stop action, complex and realistic characters, superb descriptions, and it is one that you're just not able to put down. I am in love with the whole series and any other series Salvatore has written, especially the Drizzt ones.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2009

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    The best book I ever read!

    Out of the entire series this is my favorite of the books though the others are great too. It has a great plot and is very accurate in its fantasy storline. All the characters were given a personality that suited them the most. R.A. Salvatore is great at telling the dark side of the society Drizzt was born into.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 22, 2012

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    This book is a must read for fantasy fans of all ages. I borrowe

    This book is a must read for fantasy fans of all ages. I borrowed Homeland from one of my friends, and finished it in about 3 days because I couldn't put it down. The series is long enough to give plenty of entertainment, so don't worry about finishing them fast.

    The plot is more or less about holding to good moral values in a world of evil, violence and backstabbing. Expect fantastic detail that sucks you in like you are there. Expect creative stories that rival your favorite celebrity fantasy writers like Tolkien, Rowling, and C.S. Lewis. And expect a glorious serving of magic, violence, and character development; but nothing rediculous or X-rated.

    Absolutely one of the best stories I have ever read, and I hope that R.A. Salvatore lives a very long life full of writing - simply for my own selfish desires.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2011

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    An introduction to the Drow

    " 'Homeland' by R.A. Salvatore is the first book in the Dark Elf Trilogy. A prequel of sorts to the Icewind Dale Trilogy, Salvatore treats us to an intimate look at Drizzt's beginnings. Starting with events just before Drizzt's birth, we are shown who the drow are and where they come from. As Drizzt grows up, he and his family know that he is different. To his family, however, that is not a good thing. In a society ruled by chaos and the cruel Spider Queen the drow worship as their patron goddess, there is no room for such things as compassion or friendship. ..."

    For full review, please visit me (Les Livres) on Blogger!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2011

    Greatest story (all books) ever told! Must make movie! Refuse to accept its over!

    I read all 13 + all other trilogies & other 2-3 book collections in under 4 months. I was immediately addicted to Drizzt, Cattie Brie, Brunor, Wulfgar, Jarlaxle, Artimis, "Rumblebelly" and all the terrible Matron Mothers of evil Menzoberrenzan as well as all the weird, evil creatures of the Underdark as well as the Surface World. Salvatore's imagination appears to have no limitations. I have a Masters Degree and am quite well-read and I was 100% addicted, hopelessly to Drizzt and his adventures upon reading the 1st several chapters of Book 1. I CAN'T STAND IT THAT IT IS OVER! HE IS SUPPOSEDLY "IMMORTAL" WHY CAN'T HIS STORY GO ON? Please, Mr. Salvatore...if not for the sake of Drizzt and his world, then for the sake of the (apparently) millions of us who are starving for more---please find a way to re-start the adventures of Drizzt and some of his long-lived friends and lets learn about some new ones as well! YOU opened this box! You can't leave us hanging on for more! MAKE A MOVIE OUT OF BOOKS 1-3! They will be BLOCKBUSTERS!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2009

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    And Now For Something Completly Awesome

    I am very picky with what I read, but this is an excellent way to start a series. I'm also very pleased with how it stayed true to the setting of Forgotten Realms and DnD (i r dnd nerd). The only thing that will disappoint you is when you run out of pages. You really can't stop reading this book, you are hooked right from the second time you read the word "lizard." I would advise that you get the second book when you reach part 5 because you will be asking for more.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2009

    THEY NEED A MOVIE

    this is possibly one of the best series in the history of ever but cmon ppl? they have movie of narnia and yet no legend of drizzt? they have lord of the rings when this book clearly outshines them. if they do not make a movie of this using the actual book as a script i will go down to hollywood and crack every one of the writers there with a hardcover copy of this book and scream" YOU HAVE COMPLETELY KILLED THE LEGEND OF DRIZZT YOU IDIOTS ITS IMPOSSIBLE TO CAPTURE IT WITHOUT THE BOOK AS A SCRIPT" just as they did with the book "eragon" its one of my personal faves but the movie they made absolutly made the series dead to me.DONT MESS THIS UP HOLLYWOOD!!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 14, 2009

    Great First Book for a Great Series

    I think that Homeland is a great start to this awesome series. It follows the story of the drow, and of the main character Drizzt. Drizzt is so well described in this story it sometimes feels like you have known him for a long time. R. A. Salvatore does a wonderful job putting detail into this and all of his books, as we see with Drizzt. He develops the story of the inhabitants of the Underdark, the drow. It starts off with action and keeps going. Salvatore's fight scenes are the best ever written, I think, just because they are so detailed. You feel like you are standing right there witnessing them. Its almost as if he is just recalling memories from the past. Very worth reading.

    -AlexanderO

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Great First Book

    I think that the book, Homeland, in the Legend of Drizzt series was an excellent introduction to a series full of depth and detail. The author, R.A. Salvatore, expertly describes the setting and the grim situation of the dark elves. Throughout the book, you deeply get to know the ingenious main character, Drizzt, as if he was a friend. Although this was more of the introductory book for the amazing series, it is packed with action. Even the beginning was drenched with the excitement of battle, and the rest of the book blackened with the evil magic that goes on in the underdark. This book deserves a five out of five stars as the narrator switches perspectives making the book mysterious and awesome.

    Reviewed By: Walter Mysteriously

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2014

    Post who you role play

    At who do you roleplay res one. Sorry for mistake.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2014

    Dash

    Runs. Her dagger in hand sheild raised

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2014

    Zach

    Airboatds in, sword in hand

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2014

    Dash

    Screams in fustration unable to get her sword "Tyler help me!!" She cries as the monstrs goes for the kill

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2014

    Tyler

    RUN!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2014

    Drizzt dies......

    Dun. Dun. Dunnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnmmmmmmmmmmm

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Bog stones

    The moonstone is in theheart of this area. Some say Starclan is heard whispering away here.

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