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Sojourn (The Dark Elf Trilogy #3)

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Far above the merciless Underdark, Drizzt Do-Urden fights to survive the elements of Toril's harsh surface. The drow begins a sojourn through a worl entirely unlike his own--even as he evades the dark elves of his past.
Mass Market Paperback, 346 pages
Published June 13th 2006 by Wizards of the Coast (first published 1990)
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Apr 09, 2015 Evgeny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Drizzt the Dark Elf comes to the surface world and tries to find his place in there. Nobody wants a dark elf living among people (wood elves, dwarves, etc.) due to firm belief dark elves are up to no good. There, I just gave you away the plot of the whole book, all 300 pages of it. Does it sound boring? If it does it is because the book is boring; the most boring one of the trilogy.

When I started on this one I was excited. I hoped to see interesting interactions between Drizzt and the surface d
Mar 30, 2015 Gavin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This final book in the Dark Elf trilogy got off to a flying start for the first third of the book and then rather disappointingly stagnated.

I thought Drizzt hitting the surface world would be a ton of fun, and the early stages were promising with a few hilarious interactions and plenty of drama. The story arc involving the farm family Drizzt encounters was excellent. Unfortunately it was all downhill after that with Drizzt just aimlessly plodding around fighting random monsters. Which was actual
Sep 17, 2016 Beatriz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un libro precioso que cumplió absolutamente todas las expectativas con las que me quedé al finalizar El exilio, cuando Drizzt decide salir a vivir a la superficie.

Era muy claro que no iba a ser fácil, la mayoría de sus encuentros con algunas de las razas de la superficie terminan con algún tipo de conflicto, pero cada momento en que alguien logra ver más allá de la estigmatizada apariencia de su raza, hace que se te estruje el corazón. Por fin, después de casi siete años de buscar un lugar en qu
Kostas Papadatos
Aug 26, 2015 Kostas Papadatos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Έχοντας πλέον απομακρυνθεί απο τις υπόγειες σπηλιές του Άντερνταρκ και έχοντας αφήσει πίσω όλα όσα τρομέρα συνέβησαν στον ίδιο, αλλά και σε πρόσωπα που αγαπούσε, ο Ντρίτζτ Ντο Έρντεν περιπλανιέται στον γεμάτο κινδύνους υπέργειο κόσμο, με βασικό σκοπό να κερδίσει την αποδοχή των <<περίεργων>> και επικίνδυνων κατοίκων της νέας του πατρίδας. Η τριλογία ολοκληρώνεται με τον πλέον εμφατικό τρόπο, λειτουργώντας ταυτόχρονα και ως εισαγωγή για τη υπόλοιπη σειρά!Το βιβλίο -ξενιτιά- έχει όλα ό ...more
Apr 08, 2015 Kaora rated it liked it
I didn't like this as much as the other two.

I believe the first in this trilogy was my favorite, and then it slowly started going down hill from there.

Drizzt Do'Urden has travelled out of the caves into the surface world. He struggles to find his place in a world where dark elves are feared, and where very few can get past the color of his skin.

This book was very slow moving to me. As Drizzt works hard in order to overcome prejudices, there was a lot of down time. He spent the majority of this b
Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
Jun 09, 2015 Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, drizzt

Only the third book in and I'm still loving Drizzt Do'Urden!

In this book Drizzt is trying to live in the real world now and no longer in the Underdark. He is trying to learn how to live in the sunlight without going blind so to speak and traverse this strange new world. He still has his wonderful black panther friend, Guenhwyvar. Together they have to find a place they can call home while fighting off giants, orcs, bad humans, etc.

Drizzt finds some good peopl
Jarek "the Mistborn" Dąbrowski
Awesome conclusion to the first trilogy. Just what you would expect from this kind of novel. Quick, easy with enough action and world/character building to keep you interested, leaving room for the many books that come after. 4 stars
Sep 03, 2010 Dancce rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Liked less because the Underdark suddenly went somewhere, and - a blind goodly ranger with a whole heap of animal friends? Come on. AND a major thing. Drizzt has always seemed to be a fighter as far as I'm concerned. No ranger-thing there. It's just weird. He rarely shows any ranger skills at all, except for sneaking around - and that's something any light-weight rogue/fencer can do. Plus, he's a drow, for goodness's sake. He could never have grasped the scope of the Surface's fauna and flora th ...more
Sotiris Karaiskos
Τον R.A. Salvatore δεν τον είχα πάρει με καλό μάτι και έτσι απέφευγα να ασχοληθώ μαζί του, τελικά όμως η περιέργεια νίκησε και έπιασα αυτή την τριλογία. Το αποτέλεσμα τελικά μάλλον δεν με ικανοποιεί αν και αναγνωρίζω ότι δεν είναι κακά βιβλία. Ίσως αν τα διάβαζα σε νεαρότερη ηλικία τα πράγματα να ήταν διαφορετικά.
Apr 03, 2009 Carmen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Of the Drizzt “origins” trilogy this one moved me the most, and contained the most surprises. You can tell Salvatore in this book is relieved to get out of the underdark. He fills the book with lush descriptions of the woods, streams, the loneliness and beauty of the wild places. He also describes the pioneer spirit of a community on the outskirts of civilization. He brings Drizzt agonizingly close to becoming accepted by a real family, only to in complete shocker and his best plot surprise to ...more
Doug Winenger
Sep 24, 2007 Doug Winenger rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So many writers regurgitate the same themes, ideas, and characters in their books that the lack of original ideas or thoughts is often disappointing.

The Dark Elf Trilogy uncovers the previously unveiled world known as "The Underdark". While many creatures in this realm are fierce, barbaric, or evil, none compare to the race known as "Dark Elves". The depth of their savagery, brutality, and cunning is inspired by generations of purely evil practices.

In the Underdark, you either kill or be killed
3.0 stars. Good, solid sword and sorcery novel set in the Forgotten Realms. The part I really liked about this novel is the plethora of interesting characters and races including the Barghest whelps (Goblin werewolves) and the winter wolves (larger wolves with human-like intelligence) were very cool. Unfortunately, I did not find the plot as interesting as I would have liked and didn't think the background of interesting creatures (strengths/weaknesses, etc) were explored enough to make them mor ...more
David "proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party"
"Sojourn" is the last book in the Dark Elf Trilogy, and what an epic conclusion it is! This book has a much different tone than the first two. Whereas the first two books took place in underground worlds, this book brings Drizzt Do'Urden to the surface. R. A. Salvatore does a magnificent job portraying Drizzt in a sympathetic light as the dark elf tries desperately to assimilate into his new home. From his bumbling attempts to befriend a family of farmers, to his fear while experiencing his very ...more
Apr 03, 2012 Micheal rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fantasy junkies not of a critical nature
More rhetoric.

So I got to the Drizzt story I really wanted to read in the first place, and this series has lost momentum for me. The Crystal Shard (the next book in the series) sits unread on my ipad and I don't know if i'll get to it or not.

Sojourn had its intriguing segments; Im still interested in the fundamental concept of Drizzt. But once again, I was put off by Salvatores style and presentation. Ultimately unsatisfying.

Im left to wonder at the state of fantasy literature (using that term l
Sep 08, 2008 Jerk rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: U
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Nov 29, 2016 F.T. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I love these books. Sojourn makes an interesting contrast to Book 2, Exile. In that one, Drizzt is prowling around the vast Underdark in survival mode, a force unto himself, fighting a fantastic array of monsters and fiends while being stalked by Matron Malice and her spirit wraith. It was gloomy, creepy, and his loneliness and isolation are heartbreaking. If not for a brighter foray with the gnomes, he'd have fallen into something purely instinctual and predatory.

In Exile, he goes above into t
Feb 12, 2012 Traci rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Honestly. Eh, kind of meh. I started this set of Drizzt books thinking they were favorites but I find myself looking more forward to stuff that is coming up. Homeland was great fun and gave good insight into the Drow....well homeland. Exile was okay but mainly for the ongoing struggles of the Do'Urden clan. The whole purpose of the book to get Drizzt to finally leave the underdark. And again this book, Sojourn, all lead up to the last fifty pages or so. To the meeting of the two most important p ...more
Mar 09, 2017 Crystal rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Easily some of the most enjoyable high fantasy I've ever read.
Fantasy Literature
Sojourn is the last book in Salvatore’s DARK ELF TRILOGY, the prequel novels he wrote to establish Drizzt’s origin story after the success of his earlier trilogy ICEWIND DALE. While the first two DARK ELF novels, Homeland and Exile, are charming enough little stories to entertain on their own merits, Sojourn is the point at which the story begins to suffer for the necessity of ticking certain narrative boxes to get Drizzt where he needs to be by book four. It’s very much a transitional novel, an ...more
Ignacio Senao f
Sale de las cuevas y vida subterránea para encontrarse con un mundo plagado de razas hostiles y buenas. Un ciego humano le cuidará hasta el final, ambos lucharan contra trasgos de la oscuridad, para llegar a un final que nada nos dirá.
Bruno Vinhas
Jan 13, 2016 Bruno Vinhas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Acabou muito bem esta excelente trilogia, agora compreendo porque é que Drizzt é um dos heróis mais admirados do universo da fantasia. RA Salvatore realmente sabe como contar uma boa história, deve ser um excelente Dungeon Master.
Nov 11, 2016 Elihú rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
He quedado encandilado con Drizzt y su etérea amiga, Guenhwyvar. El hecho de que el protagonista sea un máster con las armas o con unos ideales caballerescos no quita que sus dudas no estén bien planteadas. Sus culpas, temores y esperanzas hacen de este personaje uno de los más gratificantes de leer en este género.

La trama, claro, peca de simple, pero no de infantiloide. Salvatore no duda en mostrar algunas desgracias que obligan a nuestro elfo oscuro a tomar decisiones que lo van cambiando, que
Dec 21, 2015 Amyiw rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, dragons, x-2015
The drow is once again alone. Now on his quest to find a place to belong, far from his twisted people. The reputation of his people follow him and loneliness continues as he looks for acceptance.

Drizzt is now topside and becoming use to the sun and moon. He approaches and human village and farm but all is misunderstood. Suddenly he is leaving again and being chased. One of the chasers has a grudge and will be his relentless enemy throughout. Drizzt finally is approached by another and starts to
Dec 05, 2013 Paulius rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tagi taigi taigi, išlindo elfas iš savo urvelio… Apsidairė, nužudė pora blogiukų, išmoko žmonių kalbą (ko gero anglų), susirado savo dievybę, tapo bastūnu (patinka man šis ranger vertinys) bei susirado sau vietą po saule (ir daugybę draugų). Artėja šventės - 5/5.
Prikimšta visko labai daug, bet šįkart autoriui pavyko išsinarplioti. Knygą sudaro trys atskiros dalys: pirmasis bandymas bendrauti su žmonėmis (nepavyko), gyvenimas ir mokslai pas aklą senį bastūną Mooshie (kaupia patirties taškus) bei
May 12, 2015 Jaagup rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Drizzt pageb Underdarkist ja otsib oma kohta maapinnal, kus tumehaldjaid just suure au sees ei hoita. Pikem kui eelnevad raamatud; märulit on proportsionaalselt vähem; sellevõrra rohkem on mõtisklusi eksistentsiaalse küsimuste üle. Ühelt poolt võib jääda mulje, et see lugu on kurvameelne kommentaar "valet" värvi nahaga immigrantidele osaks saava umbusu ja väärkohtlemise üle, kuid paar lehekülge hiljem kirjeldab igas mõttes hea ja moraalsena kujutatav tegelane, kuidas kõige armsam heli tema jaoks ...more
Branwen Sedai *of the White Ajah*
In the third installment of the Drizzt series we find the drow finally making his way to the surface world above the Underdark.

Each book in this series seems to be better than the last, which is part of what keeps me so excited to continue on with this series! Drizzt is such a likable character, you can't help but empathize with him and want him to find a place to call home. The descriptions of the various creatures and races that fill this world is something else that is captivating. Also, R.A
Jonathan S. Harbour
This book was a VERY satisfying ending to the first Drizzt prequel trilogy, effectively placing Drizzt into Icewind Dale, the setting of the original first novel (The Crystal Shard). I thought the story was a little too predictable during the first half but the second half really picked up the pace and threw some surprises at the reader, quickly building up the scenario for the original trilogy. Each of the three novels was equally enjoyable, but this one was the icing on the cake.
Aug 03, 2013 Ben rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"My god is my heart." - Drizzt Do'Urden

I say the series is a story of conscience and compassion. This is how it stands out among the fantasy series I've read.

Last time I checked, "The Legend of Drizzt" has 24 books published already. Now I'm starting to figure out how I am supposed to read them all.
Sep 30, 2014 Randal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this one much more than the first two. The introduction of those who are his future companions was great as well. I should say that the writing is what I enjoyed more, the story has always been great and interesting.
George Nelson
Aug 18, 2016 George Nelson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is by far the best in the first series, and I love it so much. There's so much going on and so much happening that it's never boring. I love Drizzt, I love Guenhwyvar, I love R.A. Salvatore. If classes don't take up all of my time I might just keep on reading.
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