Item description for Sojourn: The Dark Elf Trilogy, Part 3 (Forgotten Realms: The Legend of Drizzt, Book III) by Andrew Dabb R. A. Salvatore...
Collecting the adaptation of R.A. Salvatore's New York Times-bestselling novel! Drizzt DoUrden has forsaken his subterranean home for the harsh unknown of the surface. The young warrior begins a sojourn through a world utterly unlike his own - and finds that acceptance among the surface-dwellers will only come at a great price...
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.3" Width: 6.8" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Jan 18, 2007
Publisher Devil's Due Publishing
ISBN 1932796738 ISBN13 9781932796735
Reviews - What do customers think about Sojourn: The Dark Elf Trilogy, Part 3 (Forgotten Realms: The Legend of Drizzt, Book III)?
An excellent conclusion to the Dark Elf trilogy May 17, 2008
Salvatore brings us once more into the world of Drizzt Do'Urden, one of the heroes of the Icewind Dale trilogy. This final installment brings us, more or less, to where the Icewind Dale trilogy picks up, and helps us to more clearly understand the trials that Drizzt has gone through, which have helped shape his character.
Drizzt has emerged from the Underdark, at last free from the evil machinations of his mother, Matron Malice, the dark elven society and their twisted deity Lloth. He is, but for Guenhwyvar (a magical cat), alone. However, lonliness drives him to seek contact, yet being unfamiliar with surface races, is unsure as to who is good, and who is evil.
He defeats some gnolls who are intent on attacking a small farm, yet this attracts the attention of their leader, a barghest whelp (a magical creature from another plane of existence). While Drizzt is not around, the barghest whelp murders the inhabitants of the farm, leaving behind clues pointing to Drizzt, framing him for their murders. Even though he kills the monsters responsible in revenge for the family's death, Drizzt is unjustly chased. While most of the trackers stop, concluding that Drizzt is innocent, a mean bounty hunter continues on, seeking vengeance on Drizzt for the death of one of his dogs, and the scars he sustained in a fight with Drizzt (even though the bounty hunter was responsible for it himself).
After surviving his first winter, Drizzt is befriended by a ranger, who teaches Drizzt the ways of animals, introduces him to Mielikki (the deity of rangers) and teaches him skills to actually live, rather than just survive. The bounty hunter has not given up, though, and convinces a local orc king to attack Drizzt and his ranger friend. Unsurprised, the two friends, with the aid of Guenhwyvar and the ranger's woodland friends, repel the attack.
After the ranger passes, Drizzt sets out once more, yet this time with hope in his heart that he may truly find a home...yet the bounty hunter is not so easily deterred, and the heritage of his dark elven race proves a difficult barrier to overcome when confronted by fear, prejudice and loathing.
Salvatore does well in helping us understand the psyche of Drizzt, a character beloved by many fans, the battle he must face against prejudice, and the motivation for clinging so tightly to his ideals and beliefs in spite of it all.
My only criticism is that he spends time training Drizzt in the woodland arts and empathizing with creatures, yet Drizzt never really uses those skills thereafter.
Still, it's a difficult book to put down, and a worthy conclusion to the trilogy.
I highly recommend this book (although I would recommend reading "Homeland" and "Exile", the first two books in the trilogy, beforehand).
The Legend of Drizzt Sojourn Mar 25, 2008
This book is part of the Legend of Drizzt series, a great series. This is a story of a drow elf, underworld elf, that comes to the surface. However he faces an enemy at every corner because of the reputation of the black skinned elves. But he doesnt find enemies every where, he makes a few friends and this is their story and adventure.
Weak compared to the other books in this series Nov 23, 2007
I would say that this is the worst installment in Salvatore's series so far. Why?
The style is too choppy. Scenes that would deserve much more attention - the impact of Kellindil's death, the death of Tephanis - are glossed over and very rushed while other scenes, like the completely nonsensical adventure in the dragon's lair, drag on and on and on.
My second complain would be that the book is too preachy. It tries to tell the reader what's right and what's wrong but it's too heavy-handed and definitely not subtle.
And the way Bruenor met Drizzt? Well, lets just say that if I read this book before the 2nd trilogy, I wouldn't like the dwarf much.
A good ending to the Dark Elf set Nov 10, 2007
Once again RAS does it agin with another solid Drizzt story. It was not as good as the the first two in this set , but I still enjoyed it very much. I liked the book soo much I went out and bought the next 7 books RAS published on the Dark Elf. This book is not a waste of your time or money, but you need to read the first two of this set to really get a feel of what Drizzt is all about. Although theres not as much darkand evil magic in this one compared to the first two it is still full of adventure
PROS: Solid plot Good fight scences with a lot of action Well fleshed out characters Good ending Well paced
CONS; a few typos ( not a big issue)
as I have askethed, so I have been giveth Jul 20, 2007
an excellent book, all that I was hoping for in a great conclusion, and yet an amazing lead into the crystal shard book. we have asked and Salvatore has given, a great book for one who loves fine characters, great plots, and above all, a good story.