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Homeland: The Graphic Novel (The Legend of Drizzt: The Graphic Novel #1)

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Travel back to strange and exotic Menzoberranzan, the vast city of the drow and homeland to Icewind Dale hero Drizzt Do'Urden. The young prince of a royal house, Drizzt grows to maturity in the vile world of his dark kin. Possessing honor beyond the scope of his unprincipled society, young Drizzt faces an inevitable dilemma. Can he live in a world that rejects integrity?
Paperback, 160 pages
Published January 29th 2008 by Devil's Due Publishing (first published August 1st 2005)
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Paul Nelson
May 22, 2013 Paul Nelson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
The Salvatore series featuring the dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden barring Lord of the Rings was the first fantasy series I read and continued with 20+ books and as a result is by far my favourite genre. The natural step as I have delved into graphic novels was to go back to the series that started it all and with Homeland I was far from disappointed.The story and the artwork really capture the essence of the Drow or Dark Elf culture, mainly deceit, deception and ruthlessness.

The story takes place in
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11811 (Eleven)
Sep 07, 2015 11811 (Eleven) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves:
I grew up on this stuff and didn't realize there was a graphic novel version until recently. Good stuff. Love the art. Looking forward to the other volumes.
Kyla
It was beautiful. Perfectly played out, gorgeous photos, and the emotions were tied up and stuck in one place until the book ended.
Gautam Surath
Jan 27, 2014 Gautam Surath rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have maintained that Graphic novels are a good way to relive the books that you loved in a totally new format while at the same time recalling the key elements that may still be pertinent in the books to come. It turns out that if the graphic novel is done well it takes on a life of its own and that's truly the case with Homeland. Tim does great justice with the creation on Menzoberranzan in colour and we get lost in the the cruel lives of the Drow. Is it great to be back or what. HIghly recom ...more
Keith Irwin
This the comic book adaptation of R.A. Salvatore's novel about Drizzt, an unusual Drow. I have not read the novel this was based on. I enjoyed reading this adaptation. It's an interesting story, steeped in the details of an exotic, imaginary culture. Part of the fun of it was understanding what Drow cultural norms were. Fundamentally, Drizzt is an exercise in putting a character whose morality and cultural expectations are more like our own into a very different culture and seeing the result. So ...more
Annemarie Donahue
HOLY COW! I'm crazy late to the table on this book, but let me say it again "HOLY COW!" was this a terrific graphic novel. For anyone out there who misses just good old D&D writing R.A. Salvatore (an alumnus of my uni!) This is the prequel to the adventures of Drizzt, a dark elf, with the ability to walk in daylight. Being born for the soul purpose of being sacrificed to the spider goddess, Drizzt is saved from death when his older brother kills the first boy of their house, house Do'Urden ( ...more
Benjamin
I was not expecting to enjoy this as much as I did.

Reasons why I wasn't expecting to enjoy it:
-Drizzt is a fun character when surrounded by others, but all by himself he can be overblown and melodramatic;
-origin stories lend themselves to that sort of "I'm all alone" melodrama*;
-the art is in a modern cartoony vein that isn't that fun to look at.

*Really, if Goethe wrote fantasy, he'd have written the Sorrows of Young Drizzt.

Reasons why I ended up enjoying this book more than I expected:
-There'
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Timothy McNeil
Weak 3 stars.

The art was mostly good (with one poorly executed combat scene rendered unfathomable near the end), but not of sufficient quality to make the individual Drow identifiable with any regularity. The story...well, it solved the problem of wondering whether I wanted to read the novel version of the story. The answer is "no". It may because of the format, but it was formulaic even for D&D story. Not terrible, and not without something approaching nuance (which may be there in novel fo
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Matej
May 27, 2015 Matej rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This collection (3 double sized issues) feels more like a visual companion to the books, and not as a standalone installment. They have tried to cram as much as they could, but you do get the feeling that a lot had to be cut out from the books, and therefore there are a bit too much time jumps, and story told through narration.
The art and coloring fits the fantasy comic genre rather well, even though sometimes the only way to to tell characters apart is by their hair styles (not to be racist, bu
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Angel
Jan 31, 2009 Angel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Drizzt, D&D fans, fantasy readers
I will say first of all that I had not read Salvatore's Drizzt series before reading this, but it had been on my list of things to read down the road. A few friends had been recommending it. So, when I saw it graphic novel format, I just could not resist. It was definitely a great read, and I am now fired up to keep on reading. The characters in this first volume are complex, well developed. And when Drizzt finally learns who is his father, it practically reads like a good tragedy as they both f ...more
Gwen Guerrero Maciel
Una novela fresca y bastante original, es un mundo creado desde cero con sus propias reglas sombrías, sin duda debe ser un extraordinario libro. Por lo que me gustaría conseguir el libro y disfrutar todo, puesto que en la novela gráfica solo podemos conocer algunas cosas muy superficialmente. Y también me gustaría saber como se pronuncian todos los nombres.

Personajes y situaciones bastante buenas. Todo muy bien creado. Recomendable si te gusta la fantasía.
Bentley
Aug 25, 2014 Bentley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have given most of Salvatores' books 5 stars because of my love of his storytelling, while the story has not changed, i do not feel the artist did the justice of Salvatores' words. I would rather read the books and visualize over the graphic novel.

Still a great book to own, i have no regrets spending the money for this book!
Magila
Jul 25, 2014 Magila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dark Elves. The idea that they vary so absolutely from their cousins is pretty interesting. I was pretty happy with my first introduction to Drizz't. Maybe a tad cartoony here and there to me, but apart from that there isn't much reason for compliant.

NB: I haven't read the novels yet.
Suvi
Omistan tämänkin. Älkää kysykö. Se oli tärkeää silloin. Drowit ovat hämmentäviä lihaskimppuja. Sitä paitsi drowmiesten pitäisi käsittääkseni olla naisia pienempiä. Eikä nyt edes mennä mihinkään, mitä kenelläkään on päällään...
Daniel
Jul 27, 2014 Daniel rated it liked it
The novel upon which this is based, I read once and never read again. However, this graphic novel is enjoyable and develops the characters and world they reside in to create interest in the next graphic novels in the series.
Camem1996
May 09, 2014 Camem1996 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The story starts in A big underground City Called menborozan, this is a city where the dark elves live. there are several big houses of familys in this where they are constinly trying to secrelty kill eachother so they can become one of the higher ranking houses. During one of these raids our Main Charactor is born Drizzt Do urden. He grows up like any other Dark elf but he has different thoughts about his race then all of the other dark elves but he tries to become like them till he just cant s ...more
Lisa Geddes
Apr 07, 2014 Lisa Geddes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
The artwork almost perfectly captured what i had envisioned while reading the novel.
Brenna Skirata
Dec 31, 2015 Brenna Skirata rated it it was amazing
So much better to read this collected instead of issue by issue.
Güneş Eser
Jul 10, 2014 Güneş Eser rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: salvatore
drizzt comic series (: really great/
C
Oct 20, 2012 C rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it. My only complaint is: Drizzt has quite a chin. What kind of complaint is that? None. So therefore: it's great.

Recommended for folks who want to get the sidestory on Drizzt before jumping into other Salvatore books, or get an idea of the Drizzt fascination in nerd-land without committing to reading the bulk of the series.
Katrin
Mar 28, 2013 Katrin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't really own the book, but the graphic novel was featured in a greek fantasy magazine and I found some of them on the flea market. I thus did not read the whole story, but what I did read, I really liked. It's nice to see the books visualized and it matches quite with what I imagined while reading the books.
Brenda
May 21, 2009 Brenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
I have never read any novels by Salvatore, so I've never been in this world before. I really liked this as a graphic novel. I think it was a good medium for it. I will definitely be reading on.
Wayne
Apr 17, 2008 Wayne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
A decent adaptation of the book. The visuals help with the descriptions of some of the monsters. I'm not sure how well it stands on its own, without having read the book. I enjoyed it.
Chelsea
A decent adaptation of the novel, but leaves out minor details which is to be expected anyway. My only complaint is that I wish the art was better.
Dave
Aug 20, 2010 Dave rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good artwork with a matriarchal society deep in intrigue and rituals makes this stand out from other fantasy fare.
Amy
Jan 06, 2016 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very abbreviated but still enjoyable. I love Drizzt. Any chance to see him in visual form is great.
Andrew
Nov 16, 2012 Andrew rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I absolutely loved this adaptation of Homeland. They got it right and that's all the fans could ask for.
Matt
May 20, 2008 Matt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who loves epic adventure fantasy
Shelves: epic-fantasy
i gave it only 4 stars due to the cutting out of what i thought to be important parts.
Angeles Broullón
Mar 10, 2013 Angeles Broullón rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, epic-fantasy
Good artwork, and a pretty good adaptation.
Alisha
Jul 11, 2008 Alisha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
good depiction of the story.
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