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The Lone Drow

(Hunter's Blades #2)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  14,840 Ratings  ·  156 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
Mass Market Paperback, 370 pages
Published June 2004 by Wizards of the Coast Inc (first published 2003)
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Greg Strandberg
Jul 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
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
Dec 08, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: physically-own
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
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
Apr 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Mar 27, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Sietääkin olla yksin. Ei tätä kukaan kestä.
Branwen Sedai *of the White Ajah*
"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 I know only the ...more
Dec 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Second book in the trilogy.

The setup: The orcs have come together along with the giants, goblins and trolls. They are united and are set to take Mithral Hall and kill all the dwarves.

We really only have two plotlines in this book.

One: There's a battle and it takes the entire book. Yup, one battle, one entire book.
Two: Drizzt - he thinks all his loved ones are dead so he is alone with nothing more to do than kill and kill and kill. And reflect on those he lost, on the life he's lived.

We've got al
Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
Apr 04, 2016 marked it as dnf
Shelves: audiobook-reads
Read half of this (listened to) and probably won't return to it unless I'm somehow at a total loss of other things to read. I thought the Drizzt books would grab me, but I remained ungrabbed after my first listen. Maybe I started on too late a book in the mega series. We may never know
Dec 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Yet another surprisingly good entry into this series, if anything better then the first.

The development and growth of the villains, specifically the orc king Obould was excellent. The brute turning into someone with a thought out plan was very entertaining.

There is also some nice drama between emissaries from Mirabar and Mithral Hall, with Regis really coming into his own as a steward for the Hall.

There is also an awesome, desperate plan that is done, with Pikel and the gnome working together a
May 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
Sorry to say, but I have started to cheer for the orcs.

I really don't get why the dwarfs or humans should have more right to these lands then the orcs. Especially now that king Obould has had his moment of great clarity and insight, I can't fail to see that his claim seems as valid as any other. As he seems to be leading his people towards a stable understanding and position in the region that does not include full on genocide off all others but rather a reshaping of power balances that will re
Carlos Samper
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
me ha llevado de vuelta a cuando jugaba al rol y disfrutaba de partidas interminables e inolvidables. lo he disfrutado mucho
Voisipa kirjalle antaa negatiivisia tähtiä.
Nov 09, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Brandon J.
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mis-5-estrellas
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
May 10, 2009 rated it it was ok
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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.
Jessica Macri
Feb 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Goodness. Angry Drizz't. Stupid Drizz't. Just go home and learn the truth.

This book had several parts that bothered me. How did that miraculous recovery happen? When incapacitated, your muscles are weakened. How are you able to go to war that soon? So much of this book felt forced so that RA Salvatore could continue pushing the plot forward. Just... go home Drizz't! Stop being an idiot!
Jan 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
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!
Apr 15, 2009 rated it really liked it
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. :)
Mar 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Still getting exactly what I would expect to get from this series. These books scratch a certain itch for me. It's sort of like popping Legend into the old VCR every now and then.
Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing addition from R.A. Salvatore.
Aug 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
While the Saga of Drizzt is still somewhat engaging at this point, The Hunter's Blades Trilogy is quite a departure from the previous books and it definitely shows signs of the overall saga slowing down. After 15 books, the story has naturally drifted away from its initial themes. It is less of a defamiliarized reflection on racial issues with fictional races or a vehicle for the main character to share his interesting personal philosophies on life, which are very poignant. The character of Driz ...more
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars for the lamenting and contemplative Lone Drow, 2nd book of the Hunter's Blade Trilogy.

Thousands of orcs press upon Mithral Hall from all sides, while the dwarf king lies near death. On the outskirts, the dark elf, Drizzt Do'Urden, finds allies in a pair of moon elves with whom they engage in guerilla warfare against the orc army.

The Lone Drow is chock-full of battles of dwarves against orcs, dwarves against trolls, and dwarves against giants. The redundancy of the same enemies in simi
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 the Hunter is just one lone drow.
I think I will give this a 3.5 rounded up to 4 (because goodreads does not do halves). It star
Paulo "paper books always" Carvalho
I enjoy the novel. IT took me a while to finish but in the end it was a nice reading that really made me wanna read the next novels in a row.

The tale we follow Drizzt as he tries to recover from the supposedly loss of all his friends. Meanwhile Catti-brie & Wulfgar try to make a stand against the Orcs while Bruenor is almost non-existent since he is in a coma. We also follow Regis as he tries to unite the dwarves in war.

Probably a third of the novel we follow other characters that added to
Ned Leffingwell
Mar 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I read the first book in this series and I stated that I wasn't sure if I would continue the series. Well, I found this book, number 2 in the series, at a used book store for $2 and I decided to pick it up. I enjoyed it. This book delivers what it promises, Scottish dwarves and a brooding dark elf killing a lot of orcs. What I liked most about this book is that it was full of large battle scenes. Unlike most D&D adventures which focus on small parties, most of the action involved mass combat ...more
Anne-Marie Noble
Just because you write a fantasy book doesn't mean anything can happen. At least, maybe I don't know this universe enough but it seemed to me that some parts of the story, or the reason why some characters' motives change so sudenly was unknown or without a solid reason. Yeah, I just feel like the author is playing in sandbox mode when writing this. Other than that, I don't want to spoil anything but some characters died who I thought were interesting or had an interesting storyline so far or I ...more
Katherine Moss
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Overall, you can't go wrong with this book; Salavatore's done it again. Though during the midst of this series, you can't really tell whether the events of this particular arc have ended, though it doesn't seem to, ending with the capture by a Drow of a dearf? Not quite sure where the author is going with that, but I have a feeling that this one's not going to be rescued by the rest of Clan Battlehammer. We'll have to wait and see. Nice cliffhanger, though ... again, just like in the previous bo ...more
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