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El exilio (The Dark Elf Trilogy #2)

4.24 of 5 stars 4.24  ·  rating details  ·  29,139 ratings  ·  436 reviews
Hostiles hasta tal punto que un habitante de la superficie jamás podría llegar a imaginar, los laberintos formados por los túneles de la Antípoda Oscura desafían a todos aquellos que se atreven a entrar. Entre ellos están Drizzt Do’Urden y su pantera mágica, Guenhwyvar. Exiliado en Menzoberranzan, la ciudad drow, Drizzt tiene que luchar para encontrar un nuevo hogar en los ...more
Hardcover, Primera Edición, 331 pages
Published 2006 by Planeta DeAgostini (first published 1990)
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Reading R.A. Salvatore is a guilty pleasure. As someone who has a college education and has waded through Moby Dick, Ulysses, and The Canterbury Tales reading a book with characters who have names like Pikel Bouldershoulder can be a wee bit embarrassing. For an english major Salvatore’s books often seem like something that should be read under a flashlight in bed at night so no one sees us. Its like Tiger Woods playing a round of golf at a mini golf course. He knows all his skill and experience ...more
This one slipped a bit for me. I still liked it but to be honest I enjoyed the Menzoberranzan (yeah, totally looked that up) sections more than the Drizzt ones.

Drizzt has escaped from his family and has been hiding out in the underdark for the last ten years (too long in my opinion). With the panther Guenhwyvar as his only companion he has lost touch with who he was. Acting almost purely on instinct. Desperate to get back into their goddess' favor his family begins to hunt for their rogue noble
. . . In which Forrest's children con him into reading yet another book that wasn't originally on his TBR pile . . .

Yet another inadvertent social-science commentary, this time of a more psychological bent than sociological. Here we see Drizzt, the renegade drow-elf, struggle to regain his . . . well, his self. It's a lonely life out in the tunnels of the Underdark, worse, even, than the halls of your local middle- or high-school (if you can believe that). You see, the Underdark is full of bull
2.5 to 3.0 stars. After really liking the first book in the Dark Elf Trilogy, Homeland, I was looking forward to reading this...and I was disappointed. While okay to pretty good, I did not like this nearly as much as the first one.

The first book took place almost exclusively in Menzoberranzan (the City of Spiders) which I thought was fascinating and very well described, especially the social and political aspects of Drow society. The parts in this book that took place in Menzoberranzan were als
David "proud member of Branwen's adventuring party"
While I enjoyed “Exile”, I can’t say I liked it as much as Book 1 of the Dark Elf Trilogy. Don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty to like about “Exile”…it’s filled with action (much more than “Homeland” had), and features a compelling story and interesting characters. However, I couldn’t help but feel that the second chapter of the Dark Elf Trilogy was too dark for its own good, but more on that in a moment…

What Salvatore does well in “Exile”, he does very well. I was afraid Drizzt wandering the Und
When my friend Preston gave me this book along with Homeland and Sojourn, I was hesitant to even begin the series because it isn't really the sort of thing I'm 'into.' It has been a good lesson in learning to be openminded regarding literature. When I look for a fantasy book, I am much more likely to read Ursula K. LeGuin or Marion Zimmer Bradley or Calvin Miller, something that could almost pass for literature. The Drizzt series looked like cheap fantasy from the cover (I know, I know!).

I have
I've come to the conclusion that reviewing and critiquing is mostly irrelevant since the wide range of opinion over a book or movie or music make and individuals perspective moot. So i'll call what Im doing here merely reflection, adding yet one more opinion to the cacophony of rhetoric.

Reading a bit of pulp fantasy, trying to sate the hunger awakened by Song of Ice and Fire. Not meeting with success. Can't seem to suspend disbelief as easily as I could years ago when sword and sorcery was my st
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Když si čtete o Drizztovi, názor ostatních vás nezajímá. Jde jen o vás a o to, že se při dobrodružstvích, která s vážným drowím hraničářem sdílíte, bavíte.
David Sarkies
This series is probably one of the better of the Dungeons and Dragons spin off novels in that it seems to deal with some really dark themes, that of loneliness, alienation, and also being hunted by your own kind not so much because or differences of opinion, but because of a sense of betrayal. For those familiar with the character of Drizzt, he is a dark elf (more commonly known as a drow) who in a way did not feel that he belonged in his society, so he fled. However, his society do not necessa ...more
Shawn Fairweather
It gives me great pleasure to say that I had a great time reading Salvatore’s Exile, probably more so than I did Homeland; however that is probably because I didn’t like the opening of its storyline. I am quickly turning into a big fan of this series. Exile is definitely a popcorn novel, however its simplicity is what makes it so easy to get lost in. Again Drizzit and his co-characters are easy to identify with, with just enough added intrigue to keep the reader engaged.
Drizzit in Exile has rea
In this book Drizzt is alone in the wild underdark. Through necessity, he takes on the alter ego of the "Hunter"; a primortal version of himself that functions on a higher level of physical prowess to cope with the constant dangers of the underdark. However, as he hones his swordsmanship and stelth, he starts to lose his humanity and is becoming more like the monsters he is forced to fight. Gwen, his magical panther compainion, can only stay on the prime material plane for a short while and then ...more
May 06, 2009 Joshua rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
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I have come to the solid realization that I can not stand anything about the way this man writes. The story itself would be tolerable, even passably enjoyable at times, if it weren't for the fact that Salvatore is, in fact, one of the worst writers on the face of the planet.

Aside from completely redefining the term "infrared", having random, previously unmentioned possessions materialize out of nowhere, and apparently allowing the main characters to "listen in" on the narration (several characte
Salem Parker
I think this was a really good book because it has a lot of details. This is most likely the best book I have ever read. It's about this character named Drizzt who become a weapons master in the home world of UnderDark. The way he earned the name is because...(i'm not telling, you have to find out yourself). The name of the Drow hometown is Menzoberranzan. He meets his match but can not fight the power the creature has! He even had to fight a spirit-wraith(in which you will find out about if you ...more
Michael Ramm
Amazing look into the character of Drizzt Do'Urden. You see the struggles that he faces as he leaves his homeland to set himself apart from his ancestry and to show everyone else that he is NOT a typical drow. He finds the value of true friendship in the forms of Belwar Dissengulp and Clacker, as well as his trusty astral plane panther, Guenhwyvar. The end of the book see Drizzt makes a decision that will alter the rest of his life, as he decides to move to the surface to avoid the confilcts wit ...more
Exile is the second book in The Legend of Drizzt series. It talks about how after Drizzt Do'Urden leaves his house because of his beliefs, what he must do to survive on his own for so long. Drizzt is a dark elf who was not as cruel as his kin. Drizzt was one of the greatest fighters in the Underdark and Menzoberranzan, so naturally his domain was kept safe. He could easily survive because of his survival skills he had learned while on patrols with other members of his family, so this was not an ...more
Julie Decker
Drizzt, with his panther Guenhwyvar, has fled from the only home he's ever known and is now braving the deep, dark tunnels of the Underdark, which are filled with many horrors--including himself. His mother, Matron Malice, and some other family and drow from other houses, are plotting to find him and kill him so their spider queen, Lolth, will favor them again. He fights them and nearly kills his sister, almost breaking his promise never to kill his own kind again, and Guenhwyvar temporarily aba ...more
Jun 08, 2014 Tony rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fantasy readers
Exile chronicles Drizzt's (the dark elf hero) adventures in the Underdark as he leaves the unforgiving drow city, Menzoberranzan.

Drizzt develops a primal, instinctive alter-ego for survival in the harsh realm of the Underdark - has he lost his own self completely to this new bestial ego? It feels like Bruce Banner and the Hulk, except without the physical change. The theme of losing oneself is prevalent throughout the novel, and manifests into different forms in Salvatore's storytelling, allowin
The second book in this trilogy picks up virtually right where the first one left off. Although 10 years have elapsed in the interim, little has changed except that Drizzt has been surviving on his own and has grown even harder and tougher.

This book had a good mix of action and character development. While the plot didn't introduce much in the way of new or unexpected ideas, it still kept me listening without getting boring. Personally though, I didn't care too much to hear anymore about the Dro
Nicole Nya
My obsession with Salvatore grows with each book I read. This book got me very emotionally attached. All the characters sadness really made me feel the “feels”. The combination of loneliness, post traumatic stress, being trapped with no where to go, and realizing you are losing yourself. Don't get me wrong this book is filled with incredible action along with the excitement of exploration and not knowing what is going to be around the corner.

Even though the setting is still in Underdark, Exile
These books are obviously meant for young adults, and I suffer at times for the writing style. I so love the overall story though.
Jared Beiswenger
I was hoping the story would ramp up in book two, but Drizzt's adventures seem to be a random series of encounters with underground monsters, where Salvatore stretches to find some way to make each encounter different.

The idea of Drizzt is great. Out of a vicious, immoral society comes a hero who fights against his dark past and redeems his many dark powers by using them for good. Unfortunately, it's executed completely wrong and unbelievable on so many levels. It feels like a boring, cookie-cut
Great book. I liked the introduction of "The Hunter", and how the main character had to reconcile himself to that side of his personality. And aslo, who wouldn't like Belwar Dissengulp? Bivrip!
This book also had some of the coolest monsters to inhabit the underdark; I think the Mindflayers where some of the creepiest and most dangerous villains I've ever read about.
Good stuff. Lots of fun to read. Next!
Matt Floyd
Where Homeland casted Drizzt as an outsider, Exile had him in a role of survivor- enduring the Underdark with the assistance of unlikely friends.
A step away from the first book's analyzation of the City of Spiders, Exile gives the reader more of the best part of its prequel: Drizzt's perspective and his inner conflict. This does lead to a book with less events and parts that drag on for a bit.

The (SPOILERS) final conflict of the book was underwhelming and Zaknafien's return made for a cliche fig
Belwar and Clacker were really welcome additions to the cast (view spoiler)

I liked the progression of the book, from Drizzt being essentially an Underdark wild-drow survivalist, to him finding peace and assurance through companions (view spoiler)

Like the first book, I feel like the action is a big focus, but this book had a bit more in terms of
This is the book after homeland so if you havent read that i sugest that you read that first and if you love books with nonstop action and suspennce that you read this book, or even better than that get the entire series. it is a personal favorite of mine because theres allways something happing and i just cant put the book down! Thanks alot Ra Salvatore! Well heres a quik summary of the book. Drizzt escapes His homeland and his house sends there hunters after him so there secrets would not get ...more
Jul 15, 2008 Cindy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Cindy by: fiance
Shelves: fantasy
Another quick read. I love that this book moves quickly and that you hardly have time to think that you are reading. The fights are clearly described so that there is no guessing as to what is going on.
Just a few quick words. I'm rereading the series. I wanted something really light. Something I could in bed in the minutes before I fall asleep. Something where it wouldn't matter if I forgot most of what I'd read the night before.

This fits the bill.

I don't know why I have to feel like I need to justify my feelings about these books. I'm not saying they are great books. I think they are pretty solid three star books.

I would say this again, start with the trilogy that was written first, but that
Shawn Bain
Full review here:

I wish I could give half stars here. I reserve 5 stars only for absolute favorites, and while this book doesn't quite meet that standard, it ranks above other books I have given four stars to.

The twists and turns in this story are complemented well by the frequent and intense action. We are given a crystal-clear look at the main character, Drizzt, as he struggles through the harshness of life in the Underdark. He is pursued relentlessly
Dövüş sahnelerinin çok uzatılması biraz sıkıcı olsa da yine güzel bir maceraydı. Asıl yüzeye çıkınca neler olacak merak ediyorum, yüzey elfleriyle karşılaşmasını özellikle.
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Drizzt series Audible 1 6 Mar 27, 2014 09:44PM  
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  • Dissolution (Forgotten Realms: War of the Spider Queen, #1)
  • Tangled Webs (Starlight & Shadows #2)
  • Insurrection (Forgotten Realms: War of the Spider Queen, #2)
  • Resurrection (Forgotten Realms:  War of the Spider Queen, #6)
  • Condemnation (Forgotten Realms: War of the Spider Queen, #3)
  • Annihilation (Forgotten Realms: War of the Spider Queen, #5)
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  • Prince of Lies (Forgotten Realms: Avatar, #4)
  • Waterdeep (Avatar #3)
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As one of the fantasy genre’s most successful authors, R.A. Salvatore enjoys an ever-expanding and tremendously loyal following. His books regularly appear on The New York Times best-seller lists and have sold more than 10,000,000 copies. Salvatore’s most recent original hardcover, The Two Swords, Book III of The Hunter’s Blade Trilogy (October 2004) debuted at # 1 on The Wall Street Journal best- ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Dark Elf Trilogy (3 books)
  • Homeland (Forgotten Realms: The Dark Elf Trilogy, #1; Legend of Drizzt, #1)
  • Sojourn (Forgotten Realms: The Dark Elf Trilogy, #3; Legend of Drizzt, #3)
Homeland (Forgotten Realms: The Dark Elf Trilogy, #1; Legend of Drizzt, #1) Sojourn (Forgotten Realms: The Dark Elf Trilogy, #3; Legend of Drizzt, #3) The Crystal Shard (Forgotten Realms: Icewind Dale, #1; Legend of Drizzt, #4) The Halfling's Gem (Forgotten Realms: Icewind Dale, #3; Legend of Drizzt, #6) Streams of Silver (Forgotten Realms: Icewind Dale, #2; Legend of Drizzt, #5)

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“As I became a creature of the empty tunnels, survival became easier and more difficult all at once. I gained in the physical skills and experience necessary to live on. I could defeat almost anything that wandered into my chosen domain. It did not take me long, however, to discover one nemesis that I could neither defeat nor flee. It followed me wherever I went - indeed, the farther I ran, the more it closed in around me. My enemy was solitude, the interminable, incessant silence of hushed corridors.” 18 likes
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