Daughter of the Drow (Starlight & Shadows #1)
This rerelease of a top-selling title from one of the most popular authors writing in the Forgotten Realms setting debuts a new look for the Starlight & Shadows series, complete with all-new cover art. The recover of this title and its sequel, Tangled Webs, will precede an all-new concluding title to the s ...more
I’ve bought Daughter of the Drow 7 years ago (2008) but could not find time to read it. This year I promised myself to read all unread books in my library.
Daughter of the Drow is an interesting book to learn the life of the Drow. Until this book I’ve only read R.A. Salvatore’s Drizzt Do'Urden books and all my knowledge is written by one author. Reading a different author is re ...more
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I also enjoyed this, but I found there to be some major flaws.
I'm not sure whether it's because WOTC made her edit the book down or not, but the pacing is really off.
New ideas are brought into the narrative that go nowhere or are red herrings, and this would work if it was a murder/mystery, but it's not, and it makes it feel sloppy and unbalanced.
I happen to like her lyrical style, but it does err towards being too passive...sometimes w ...more
Daughter of the Drow takes place after R.A. Salvatore's Siege of Darkness in the drow undercity of Menzoberranzan. It contains many dark elf characters created by Salvatore. However, the main characters are purely from the mind of Elaine Cunningham. I was pleasantly surprised that she stays true to th ...more
I have read other materials from Elaine Cunningham, and was not dissapointed by her narration and s ...more
She has several series that are much older than this one, and I look forward to reading those soon!
This story introduces a new character into the noblest of Drow families, Baenre!
Lireil is the daughter of Gromph, the eldest son in House Baenre and the High Mage of Menzoberanzan. Gromph has h ...more
In short, I greatly enjoyed this book. That isn't to say that I didn't feel there was flaws, but that I felt the good far outweighed the bad. It brought up interesting, new conundrums that weren't touched on heavily ...more
I had imagined this one differently. Yet its nothing like the other ones I've read -- basically being R.A. Salvatore in this central universe of the Dungeons&Dragons.
Still its a story nevertheless. It's characters are definitely interesting enough. However I was kind of missing the feeling that Salvatore gave.
But Cunningham's style almost gave me the remembrance of a high school drama, set in the world of D&D. It was kind of jarring in that sense. Yet it was interesti ...more
What are the drow? For those who don’t dally in fantasy literature—particularly the TSR Dungeons and Dragons genre, drow are the evil cousins of the elves. Whenever they are introduced into a world’s ecology they are given their ow ...more
Elaine Cunningham does an excellent job at creating vivid characters with the right combination of alienness to indicate they are not men and women, but a race of beings with their own complicated psychology and motivations. Even though most of the drow are evil, you sympathize with them and want to know more about them. Their subterranean city is described with the right amount of detail, not too much, bu ...more
Elaine Cunningham does a superb job and building a character living in Menzoberranzan and making the character her own while not changing the overall story and feel of the dark elf city.
The story flows nicely and you can feel what Liriel is going thro ...more
I own nearly every Drow book printed and this is one of my favorites. This main character, Liriel Baenre, is amazing. She is a strong woman who captures the Drow spirit, but she is not quite evil.
The best Drow books contain characters who are not totally good and not totally bad. This is one of these books.
Cunningham's style is much different than Salvatore's - she does not feel the need to move from one action-packed scene t ...more
Anyway, even with all its flaws the book had its moments of brilliance, It managed to move me at some points and come on, it is about drows, and drows are like pirates, in the sense that they make everything better. Also the story is very nice overall.
I wouldn’t reco ...more
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As beautiful as she is deadly, Liriel Baenre flits through the shadows of Menzoberranzan, city of the dark elves. Amid the treachery and murder that are the drow’s daily fare, she feels something calling to her . . . something beyond this dusky world far removed from the sun. Yet as she ventures toward the surface and the lands of light, enemies pursue her unceasingly.
And one of those enemies may offer the only hope of salvation.
“I have been a fan of Elaine Cunningham
Elaine Cunningham is an American fantasy and science fiction author, especially known for her almost poetic literary style and her contributions to the Dungeons & Dragons role playing game campaign setting of Forgotten Realms, including the realms of Evermeet, Halruaa, ...more