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Overview

This three-book set is perfect for collectors and an ideal gift for readers unfamiliar with the Forgotten Realms setting. The Dark Elf Trilogy--Homeland, Exile, and Sojourn--are enclosed in a hard-sided slipcover case featuring the cover art from the series.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786915880
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Series: Forgotten Realms Legend of Drizzt Series
  • Edition description: Collectors Edition
  • Pages: 816
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.37 (d)

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2008

    Excellent!!!

    This was the first Salvatore book that I have read. A friend told me I should read the Drizzt books and I am glad I did. Drizzt is an excellent character and the plot is very interesting. I am looking forward to reading all of the books!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 31, 2008

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    The beginnings of Drizzt Do'Urden, the definition of an archetype

    The Dark Elf Trilogy is the story of, but not the creation of the character (regarding our time frame; it's a prequel of sorts) one of the most famous fantasy characters in the literary world: Drizzt Do'Urden, the archetype of the drow (dark elf). <BR/>It tells of Drizzt's youth, training, etc... in his home, Menzoberranzan and I consider it one of the better book(s) regarding character development and action that I've read. <BR/>Picture a child born in a partially successful (there's still good guys out there somewhere) Nazi-like nation that feels like there's just something morally wrong with what he's doing. His problem is that if he shows those emotions, he disappears. So he has to disappear and, in doing so, face the rugged environs and other drow that can kill him on the way out to escape it.<BR/>We see a youth torn between his moral instincts in a primarily (aside from some of its slaves and a couple of others) evil city full of drow, an almost entirely and inherently evil, backstabbing, and power-thirsty offshoot of elves. <BR/>At the same time, we see him train, then fight, with his trade mark dual-scimitar fighting style. I didn't see that used again until the Transitions series, if I'm correct; although the dual-weapon style seems to be popular among the drow.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2008

    Awesome!!!!!!

    This book was reccomended to me by a friend, and when I started reading it I couldn't put it down. Drizzt is just a very interesting yet complicated character, but it makes you like him. I have not regreted reading these books at all and am starting to read others. I am so glad I took my friends advice.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2009

    Great series

    My cousing brought Homeland with him when he came to visit and said I must read it. I did and immediately had to have the whole series. Of course my small town library had only like the 5th and 13th book, so I turned to trusty B&N and started buying the series. Great reads, all of them, and I have discovered new characters to add to my already too large collection of favorites.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2007

    Highly Recommended

    My favorite Salvatore book. Basically, it is about Drizzt growing up and the choices he has to make between 'fitting in' and holding to who he is. And it raises the age old question of whether we are products of our environment or the environment is a product of us. I found the dark elf society fascinating in its 'lawful chaos'. When I read the first published book of Drizzt (The Icewind Dale Trilogy) I thought he was a little .... self defeating but with this book I now understand why he is the way he is.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2006

    Great set

    This is one of the best series of books I have ever read... My favorite is the second, were they summon the ... ill leave it out I am trying to collect all of R. A. Salvadors books but it is tricky and kind of expencive.. But I know it woll be worth it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2006

    Drow Pleasure

    Wow, I was just blown away by this book. The extreme, yet delicate atmosphere, pratically blossomed with detail. Not one thing was left undetailed, yet somehow he still managed to keep it interesting and eventful. I have to say this is the book that just blew away any other book for me. The language, the flowing writing was simply amazing. I recommend this to all around me to buy this book. It is considered a MUST HAVE!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 16, 2012

    Simply amazing

    If you enjoy fantasy at all, this is a must-read. Classic, artful style, unbelievable story, dynamic and relatable characters, consistent and creative environment, and an overpowering message...this book has it all. Rarely have I ever come across a piece of literature able to evoke such strong emotions. If you are considering purchasing the book, do it. You will not be disappointed.

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  • Posted April 28, 2012

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    love it

    love Drizzt, great adventure with much feeling, and wonderful writing style

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

    The Dark Elf Trilogy

    I had read the Icewind Dale Trilogy before this book and often wondered way Drizzt Do'Urden has left his home world. This trilogy should be read first before any of the other trilogys.

    I found that it was written well and it kept me interested from begin to end.

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  • Posted November 18, 2009

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    Fantasy at its best

    I can't possibly say enough about this first series. This universe that is created before my very eyes set my imagination on fire. The absolute scope and contrast of this character and the world in which he lives is absolutely dumbfounding. Despite its size which contains 3 books I found it to be an incredibly fast read that left me hungry for more. I would recommend this again and again.

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  • Posted September 23, 2009

    Drow elv's

    Book Review Outline
    Book title and author: Homeland by R.A. Salvatore
    Title of review: Homeland
    Number of stars (1 to 5):5

    Introduction
    The main idea in this book is to learn about the drow elves and their way of life. This book is mainly for teens and adults. There are a lot of dangerous things in this book.

    Description and summary of main points
    This book is fantasy so do not try anything the main character, Drizzt or his friends do. Salvatore has written many other fantasy books so he has experience with these books. It needs to have some of the plot. The adventure starts when Drizzt Do'Urden was born. Throughout his many years as page prince to his house he learns how to use his innate drow magic. Then he learns how to use two matching scimitars. After many years Drizzt becomes a drow warrior. After he becomes an exile of his homeland he goes to live in the under dark. To find out what happens to Drizzt get this book and read it for yourself.


    Evaluation
    Drizzt is part of the drow society. The drow are tall, slender and agile. They have ebony skin. The story takes place in the evil city Menzoberanzan. This is the drow city. It is made completely underground. The girls of every house are superior to men and when Drizzt called his mother Malice his sisters would pull out there snake-headed wips and say "Matron Malice". With the long adventure in this book it has made the point of an adventure book. Exile, the second book in the series has a bit more adventure than Homeland does.

    Conclusion
    There are many dangerous things in this book. The main idea is Drizzt Do'Urdens life. In the end I loved this book and could not wait to read the next books in the series.

    Your final review
    In my opinion this is the best book I ever read. This book gives lots of detail and describes everything to its fullest. I would not change a single thing in this book. My favorite character would have to be Guenhwyvar, Drizzts panther.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2009

    Matriarchial dystopia

    This is the 3 piece book that preludes "The Icewind Dale" trilogy. It is fantastic beyond imagination. The first page that describes the horrors of the Underdark sets the stage for some definite horrors to come to a young dark elf lad. There's so much I can say about it, but I'll just leave it at that, I don't want to spoil anyone's read. But if you like fantasy, and great storytelling, pick this up, or just buy "Homeland" first, then "Exile", then "Sojoun", just trust me, I red this book in 2 weeks, for me that's fast, usually I get bored and do something else haha. But yeah, buy it, if you want, it's GREAT!1

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  • Posted August 10, 2009

    Loved this book!!

    I absolutely loved this book. From the moment I opened it I wanted to know more about Drizzt and the challenges he had to face. It has a lot of good characters and twists to the story. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy and has a good imagination.

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  • Posted August 4, 2009

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    MUST READ

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2009

    Must read

    This book was loaned to me and it is terrific.I can,t wait to read the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2006

    One of the best series around

    This series is one of the best I have ever read. I have read it over and over because the story line is so intense and thrilling. Drizzt is a dark-elf fighting to live in a world that harbours no tolerance for his race. With his will to survive and be better than his people he sets out to live the life he dreams of and to leave the reputation of his people behind. With the help of many friends, and alas, many enemies, he truly learns what it is like to be accepted for who he is instead of what he is. This is only the beginning of his adventures as his story unfolds over a conglomerate of over a dozen books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2006

    The Dark Elf Trilogy rivals that of the legendry Lord of the Rings

    This series takes you along with Drizz't, a dark elf on an odysey full of dark wonders and tense battles of those in the underdark with dangerous enemies and the battle to hold on to his principles and soul. This book is a must read and one of my favorites.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2006

    Dark Fantasy

    This was definitely a 'dark' trilogy, though it was very interesting. Though it's a fantasy series, it really displays the consequences of misconceptions and assumptions against other people. If you like the Dragonlance saga or Magic the Gathering, you'll probably like this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2005

    Never Before

    Never had I read a fantasy novel before I stumbled on to R.A Salvatores dark elf trilogy. Wow what a way to start! Any other fantasy author would be hard pressed to live up to Drizzt Do Urdan and his adventures in the underdark of the Menzoberanzan. Each book gets better and better. If I had to describe these novels and R.A Salvatore I would describe him as the Louis Lamour of fantasy and this series (all of the Drizzt books) as the best story ever told in all of the Realms.

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