Forgotten Realms: Homeland (Legend of Drizzt #1)

Forgotten Realms: Homeland (Legend of Drizzt #1)

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786939534
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Publication date: 11/29/2005
Series: Forgotten Realms Legend of Drizzt Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 32,178
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: 980L (what's this?)

About the Author

R.A. Salvatore is the New York Times best-selling author of more than forty novels, including the popular Forgotten Realms series The Legend of Drizzt. He's an avid gamer, father of three, and loyal citizen of Red Sox Nation. Residence: Massachusetts


Leominster, MA

Date of Birth:

January 20, 1959

Place of Birth:

Leominster, MA

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Forgotten Realms: Homeland (Legend of Drizzt #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 843 reviews.
SpikeyEnigma More than 1 year ago
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
1-4-da-shelf More than 1 year ago
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)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has all the trappings to make it one of the best novels i have read to date......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
ZL More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. Great read about one of Fearuns great heros
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friend read this and the second and third book. Is it good? I like fantasy and it seems cool but i dont want it to be a waste of money. Please some how reply and see if we can be nook friends. P.S I have minecraft books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read I enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I remember an old boyfirend lending me a copy of this book. I loved how Drizzt was so determined. Years later I still enjoy this story. I even play dnd now.
jake2259 More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this particular book for the third time. It is an excellent read. I would happily recommend the entire series to anyone. They are very well written, and the story just ensnares you and refuses to let go.
RobertMW More than 1 year ago
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.
Les_Livres More than 1 year ago
" '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!
blakelpc1 More than 1 year ago
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!
Teroh More than 1 year ago
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.
AlexanderO More than 1 year ago
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
DallasFabulously More than 1 year ago
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
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Anonymous 3 months ago
Amazing and captivating
Anonymous 9 months ago
Could hardly put it down.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Well written and edited! I read it from cover to cover every couple of years!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
R.A. salvatore has been my favorite author for nearly a decade, and has also given me the inspiration i have been looking for in my own writing style. I am always in awe to his prowess with words, and the elegance he displays when putting his novels together. I aspire to be just as skilled as he in the written word, and hope to one day work with him in adding the the wonderful world of fantasy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
briefmissives on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I turned to this recently when I wanted a quick fantasy fix, and because I'd heard that R. A. Salvatore's stuff was pretty good. While it wasn't as good as I expected, it was still a fun read.The story itself, dealing with dark elves (duh!) and Drizzt Do'Urden's rebellion against his race's ingrained lack of morality, is a good one. What marred the experience for me was not the story telling, but some bad writing quirks that Salvatore has. Specifically, he uses a set of tag lines for his dialogue over and over - and then he uses them some more. I get that dark elves are evil and all, but do they really have to *growl* and *snap* so much? As I remarked on my blog, it reached the point that I wondered if the dark elves had a bit of canine blood in them. There were some other things that seemed a bit goofy, which were incorporated into the book mostly (I assume) to plant more links to the D&D game itself. For example, all dark elves can levitate; the Do'Urdens, Drizzt's family, can levitate repeatedly. And so they have no stairway to their tower. They just levitate up to the balcony to get in. It was explained in the book that it helped them defend their home from the other ruling houses of the city, but even with that explanation - levitating into your house? Struck me as goofy. :)All in all, I don't regret reading it, even though I had to grit my teeth a bit to get through the dialogue. It was a bit battle heavy, but it *is* based on D&D, so I can't say I expected otherwise. I'm going to finish reading the Dark Elf Trilogy to see how it all pans out.