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The Lone Drow (Hunter's Blades #2)

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  11,142 ratings  ·  97 reviews
Alone on the battlefield.
Surrounded by death.
Cornered by enemies.
And ready to die.

Drizzt Do’Urden has become the Hunter, the bane of the orc hordes still ravaging the North. Cut off, alone, convinced that everything he ever valued has been destroyed, all that’s left is to kill, and kill, and kill, until there are no enemies left. But there are a lot of enemies, and even th
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ebook, 384 pages
Published June 23rd 2009 by Wizards of the Coast (first published 2003)
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Greg Strandberg
I enjoyed this book a lot more the second time than the first. There are lots of windpipes getting slashed in this book, lots of angry dwarves, and quite a few orcs skewered on helmet spikes. I liked how the drow hunting Drizzt thought he might be an agent of destruction for Lloth. Those were the best parts – the fights between the drow. Very vivid scenes, and they’re the best part of this book.

I will say that there are some bad parts to this book. They include the continual reminiscing on Ellif
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Kyleigh
I really enjoyed this book. Recently I have been re-reading through the Drizzt books. At the time that I read this I was between Streams of Silver and The Halfling’s Gem. This book is quite different from the older books, but it was still very enjoyable. It took a while for the book to build up, but once it got going it was fantastic. I got tired of Drizzt being all mopey. The alter-ego of the Hunter wasn’t as strong as I was expecting. In Exile, the Hunter took over Drizzt’s life. He couldn’t t ...more
Eric Class
In The Lone Drow, R.A. Salvatore goes back and reintroduces something that has been rarely seen in the Legend of Drizzit series, an angry Drizzit. Very few times has he slipped into such madness that he is willing to risk life and limb just to kill all enemies that are in front of him and around him. However, that is what he does since he saw his true friends fall, along with the entire tower they were standing on. Now he is a man on a mission, to get revenge. There is nothing scarier than an el ...more
Branwen *Blaidd Drwg*
"I did everything right. Every step of my journey out of Menzoberranzan was guided by my inner map of right anf wrong, of community and selflessness. Even on those occasions when I failed, as everyone must, my missteps were of judgment or simple frailty and were not in disregard to my conscience. For in there, I know, reside the higher principles and tenets that move us all closer to our chosen gods, closer to our definitions, hopes, and understandings of paradise. But now...now I know only the ...more
Jerome
Another well-written Drizzt tale. Salvatore demonstrates his usual fine bility to convey the intensity of emotion and the intriguing interaction between various well-drawn characters. Drizzt is vaguely plotting some sort of revenge following the death of his friends, and Salvatore does a fine job conveying the toll this takes on Drizzt.

Interesting and smoothly written. Of course, the book is packed with the usual action, but this can get a little overwhelming at times. Also some of the Cattie-B
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Brandon J.
Drizzt has lost almost all he has ever loved or cared for, or so he thinks. In the second entry of the enthralling "The Hunter's Blades" trilogy. Drizzt finds himself alone, angry, depressed, and confused. With him believing his companions slain all he does, is kill, and kill, kill. Even in his sorrow he finds himself curiously drawn to a pair of surface elves that may teach him to love again. Even with this small hope he is trailed by more pain, but a hope of saving what is what is left of his ...more
Ugur
The Lone Drow 2003 yılında R.A. Salvatore tarafından yazılmış Forgotten Realms dünyasında geçen bir fantastik kurgu kitabıdır.

Kitabın serilerdeki yeri; Hunter’s Blades serisinin ikinci kitabı ve büyük The Legend of Drizzt (Drizzt Efsanesi) serisinin ise 15. kitabıdır.

Bruenor’un öldüğünü düşünen Drizzt Avcı olarak tekrar sahneye çıkmıştır, soğukkanlı bir katil olarak Orc ordusunu ufak ufak parçalamaktadır. Bu süreçte kendisini de sık sık sorgulamaya devam etmektedir. Kendisini takip eden iki elfd
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James
Salvatore impresses with plot ingenuity not seen since his earliest novels. This alone would be worthy of 4.5 stars. Unfortunately, he strangles the renewed story vitality (begun in The Thousand Orcs) with the worst character interactions of the series. They make the peculiar twists of The Spine of the World seem masterful by comparison.

Perhaps Mr. Salvatore had a deadline, or otherwise didn't put in the time he wanted to on this one. What passes for introspection and conversation in this book i
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Lauren
It is not a bad book, but the last few titles in the Drizzt campaign have been lackluster--including this one. The main problem is the lack of growth in the series. While events happen that should change things, everything eventually remains the same. Wulfgar and Bruenor should rightfully be dead at this point (or in Wulfgar's case he should be busy raising a kid instead of out gratuitously adventuring), and Drizzt should have had the courage to either love Catti-brie as he should or give a defi ...more
AgusMetal
Grandísimo libro. Ha vuelto a ganarme este escritor. Hacia mucho que no le daba 5 estrellas a un libro suyo. Este le ha quedado redondo. Es un no parar de acción y más acción. Me ha conseguido poner los pelos de punta en el penúltimo capítulo y como siempre me ha dejado con ganas de más. En este Drizzt tiene un papel casi secundario y son mis queridos enanos los que se llevan el grueso del protagonismo. Pwent es un grande.

Bueno, toca ponerme con otros libros ("promesas" por cumplir y con mucho g
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Netanella
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Kati
Too long, too long-winded, too dragged out. At a certain point, I felt like strangling the author. I literally yelled at the story to finally move ON! Fight, retreat, talk. Fight, retreat, talk. Lather, rinse, repeat ad infinitum. The deaths surprised me, though, I didn't expect them. My favorite characters in this book: Regis and Nanfoodle.
Nico
Brilliant Drizzt book again. I really like this trilogy. It's a bit darker than the previous adventures. Very nonstop action with lots of battles, that are of course very predictable, but that's what you get when reading this series.
Off to the next one!
Kelly
Drizzt really starts to get a little maudlin here, not that he doesn't have plenty excuse. However, with a centuries long life span, he'd better learn to let bygones be bygones. :)
Wesley
This was the hardest Drizzt book yet for me to read. It got a little better at the end, but oh it was a tedious book. The problem is two-fold. We are in a huge war and war really doesn't read to well. There was too much focus on which force was moving where, what reinforcements may or may not be coming and again my biggest problem with the author (who I really like and this is nit-picky), his overly descriptive battles. I find myself skimming over whole paragraphs as I don't really care about th ...more
David Williams
The orcs of the mountains have come down in force. Led by the chieftain Obould Many-Arrows they have swept all before them. The dwarves have been pushed back to a defensive position. Obould is like no other orc chieftain before. His goal is not plunder, but instead he seeks to establish a kingdom. In Mithril Hall King Bruenor Battlehammer lies at death’s door. Regis has been named regent. Catti-Brie and Wulfgar fight at the defensive lines hoping that something will bring them victory. Help come ...more
Terry Costantini
Obould has united the orca hordes, and with the help of the frost giants, is attacking Mithral Hall. Drizzt still thinks his friends dead, and is fighting his personal demons as "the hunter", and carving his way through the orc encampments, but can they stop the legions of orcs? This novel is outstanding, and feels like an "Empire Strikes Back" of sorts, showing our favorite heros at their lowest. I loved this book. The emotion and pure desperation, makes for a truly entertaining experience. I n ...more
Phillip
Drizzt was terrifying in this one. His hatred/rage/animosity towards his enemies is chilling to the bone. His brutality is matched only by his own species. Call me a nerd, but this book has a great message for all people. Read it! This one is my all time favorite out of all the Drizzt books. I have read it at least 8 times.
Heather Scott
This ended up being the last Drizzt book I bought for a good while until I picked up Gauntlgrym at a closing Borders recently. I loved Salvatore's work in the past but over the years it has begun to feel watered down compared to other authors I follow. The novels are much shorter and lack the substance I've come to expect. The Lone Drow was one I barely finished, and I only vaguely remember now. :/ If not for the cover art, I probably wouldn't of remembered it at all.
Nick Scott
this book is about drizzt alone, again, after he saw breunor go down with the tower, and assumes the rest of his friends are also dead. so drizzt returns to the tower later only to find breunors one-hormed helmet, and that is all he needs to confirm his suspicions, and that is the beginning of his loneliness, he takes refuge in a cave and become the hunter again to take vengeance on his friends after the orc invasion has begun. but what drizzt doesn't know is that his friends survived and ad gon ...more
Allie
The Lone Drow was excellent. The many different storylines kept me engaged and anticipating how they'd all converge together. There was a lot of raw emotion portrayed behind many of the characters...Regis, Drizzt, Catti-Brie, and many of the dwarves engaged in the epic battle against the orcs.

I hope the conclusion is as good as this story was!
Michael Alexander Henke
Took me a while to get into it, but it started to move pretty quickly during the end. Following the battle at the end of the previous book, Drizzt believes his companions to be dead at the hands of the orc army. As the title suggests, Drizzt is on his own and moving through the wilderness, attacking the orcs when the opportunity presents. Despite the title however, this actually makes up a rather small part of the story. The real meat is in the orcs coming together under their leader, Obould Man ...more
Dorina
I didn't like it as much as the other Drizzit books. It has a lot of fighting, which is expected, but it was throughout the entire book instead of the book revolving around things happening to the individual characters. I know the author was trying to show how the characters handle pain and persevere, but I got bored with all of the battles.

The orc/giantess dynamic was interesting though. I actually got to the point where I wanted to read about that more than Drizzit because at least something
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Steven Cole
Look, it's another Drizzt book! Seriously, these things have become something like a soap opera for me. I'm interested in them because (for whatever reason) I find the characters compelling, and I want to find out what happens next. This one has Drizzt off on his own, dealing with the emotional demons that haunt him, while the other companions are busily defending Mithral Hall.

But is there anything new here? Well, not really. The Drizzt angst is a little bit different, but not really all that re
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dejah_thoris
This one seems like the longest of the trilogy but it also has the most character development. There's still a HUGE battle waging between the dwarves and the orcs throughout the book, but you learn much more about Drizzt and everyone else too. Plus the super weapon!!
Megan Fennell
Still love the heck out of this series, despite some pacing issues as Salvatore allows his characters to work through mental anguish in quasi-real time. The addition of new characters gave the old-timers something different to play off, which I enjoyed.
Paul Mike
This is one of my favorites. After reading about all the characters in this series, and now that Drizzt is out on his own just killing everything, it was amazing. All the side stories of the other characters were good to.
Todd
3.5 stars, Seems like forever since Drizzt has been out on his own doing what he does best! Unfortunately, this book dragged in a number of places, I think Salvatore's editor was on vacation. :D
Todd
Just finished this book, 2 days after finishing the 1st book in this trilogy hoping for something better than the "OK" I felt after the last one. And I got it. Drizzt is out doing what he does best, killing monsters while facing his inner monster. I good story that is full of action and even a few "good guys" buying their end. Though all the "heroes" make it through the overwhelming odds that face them, you can expect that. It just doesn't seem that Salvatore can kill any of them off in fear of ...more
Richard
R. A. Salvatore is the Edgar Rice Burroughs of our day. His writing is fast paced, imaginative and action packed. While the humor may be a bit juvenile and the plot slightly ham-fisted these factors did not take away my enjoyment of the book. One reads the Legend of Drizzt books like one watches a summer action movie. Hands covered in popcorn while you laugh at the silly situations and ooo and aww at the spectacle and explosions.
If you are a fan of Dungeons and Dragons then there is no better w
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Hunter's Blades (3 books)
  • The Thousand Orcs (Forgotten Realms: Hunter's Blades, #1; Legend of Drizzt, #14)
  • The Two Swords (Forgotten Realms: Hunter's Blades, #3; Legend of Drizzt, #16)
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