Daughter of the Drow (Forgotten Realms: Starlight and Shadows #1)

Daughter of the Drow (Forgotten Realms: Starlight and Shadows #1)

by Elaine Cunningham

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ISBN-13: 9780786960194
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Publication date: 08/23/2011
Series: Forgotten Realms Starlight and Shadows Series , #1
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 241,823
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Elaine Cunningham has been wandering with the dark elves of Faerûn for some time but likes to think it hasn’t seriously affected her personality. She has also written the popular Forgotten Realms series Songs & Swords and Counselors & Kings. She is the author of the New York Times best-selling Star Wars novel Dark Journey. She lives in New England with her husband and sons. Learn more about her at www.elainecunningham.com.

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Daughter of the Drow 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Lizymarie on LibraryThing 10 months ago
As a book in the Forgotten Realms I give it more credit then it probably deserves. I really enjoyed the Liriel character, and felt her development was suitable to the Drow standards, however I don't think she matches Fyodor at all. I was not a fan, and will not be a fan of Fyodor. The character seems underdeveloped and unliked. Too plain to be part of this fantasy. As a previous commenter had said, if this was role playing, I would be interested. But it isn't, and I'm not.If you are a fellow fan of the Forgotten Realms novels, then this is not bad of a book to add to the collection, however. Liriel still proves to be a notable drow, however un-drowlike she may seem. I suggest reading all the way through before throwing the book to the side, it's worth the read. All in all: Great begining and character creation (Liriel), weak character creation (Fyodor), medium length, weak ending, medium plot.
rbtwinky on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I enjoyed this book for what it's worth. Liriel is a great character, and it was really nice to read a fantasy book with a strong female protagonist. This book really bothered me though. I don't like the idea of there being many drow who are not evil, or that there a many drow that live on the surface. Nisstyre's Vaehrun community didn't bother me as much as the Elistraee group. The whole point of the drow is that they are evil and conniving. It undermines that if there's a whole group of them out there helping people, acting as a force for good. It makes Drizzt less unique, and it changes the overall feel of the drow. I know there is variety in any and every race, but the idea in the realms is that humans have wide variety, while the other races are much more homogeneous. The first part of the book, that takes place in Menzoberranzan, is much more interesting that the latter parts on the surface. The interaction between Liriel and Fyodor is the one redeeming quality of the surface section. And what kind of name is Fyodor?!? Is he going to return to Rashemen to sell travel books about the realms? It just makes me think of those travel guide books we used to have.
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We had a huge discussion trying to find a fantasy book with a female protagonist who is not a courtesan. This is actually one of the very few books that actually meets that criteria! And it is pretty good.
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While feining for another good author like R.A. Salvotore, i came across Elaine Cummingham. I appreciate how she weilds a pen to also include other characters from the Forgotten Realms series. You fall right in to the characters and have fun all the way. Drizzit and Liriel just might be related???
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this book, Lireal dicovers powers, enimies, and friends. It has lots of cool action, tention, and has some romance! I loved this book because it gave me a whole new look at adventure and exitement! It reopened my eyes to a whole new world!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've never read anything about the Drow before, but this puts you right in the middle and does a great job making you understand their society. The main character Liriel wields great magic and learns more by the moment and takes it to the surface! great book and I look forward to more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book quickly emersed you into it. Beautifully written. Makes it seem as if you were in Menzo. The main character showed hints of the female version of Drizzit. Kinda would like to see the two hook up later down the road.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is really funny and soooo entertaining, I'm glad a friend of mine recommended it to me. The characters are very well developed, and the book leaves you wanting more. I can't wait 'till I get to read Tangled Webs!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great! I had unknowing got myself addicted when I first picked it up and started reading. The characters all come together in a big web, each with their own part. This book is a must if you enjoy fantasy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book with A LOT of mischief. One of my favorite books,I could just not put it down. Filled with typical drow stuff,mischief,treachery,assasination, the works!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If youlike drow-read this epic journey now!!!!!!!!
Michael Ramirez More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book. I couldn't put it down!