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Ojczyzna

(The Dark Elf Trilogy #1)

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Wróć do dziwnego i egzotycznego Menzoberranzan, wielkiego miasta drowów i ojczyzny bohatera Doliny Lodowego Wichru, Drizzta Do'Urden.

Drizzt, młody książę z królewskiego domu, dorasta w niegodziwym świecie swych mrocznych pobratymców. Mając honor nie przystający do pozbawionego zasad społeczeństwa, Drizzt staje przed dylematem. Czy potrafi żyć w świecie, który odrzuca prawo
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Paperback, 342 pages
Published 2004 by ISA (first published 1990)
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Avaminn F'nett Yes, start with this book, then read Exile and Sojourn.
After that comes:
Icewind Dale trilogy
Legacy of the Drow series
Paths of Darkness trilogy
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Yes, start with this book, then read Exile and Sojourn.
After that comes:
Icewind Dale trilogy
Legacy of the Drow series
Paths of Darkness trilogy
Hunter's Blades trilogy
Transitions
Neverwinter
The Companions (The Sundering)
Companions Codex

I hope this helps!(less)
Jake It is set in the same universe, the Forgotten Realms.

There is a trilogy, but the same author, set in Icewind Dale and the surrounding areas, though…more
It is set in the same universe, the Forgotten Realms.

There is a trilogy, but the same author, set in Icewind Dale and the surrounding areas, though it doesn't necessarily follow the plot of the old PC rpg. Homeland is like part of a prequel to the Icewind Dale books giving insight to Drizzt one of the main characters.

If you enjoyed the Icewind Dale PC game give this or Icewind Dale a try, both are by R.A. Salvatore and pretty enjoyable.

The group these books follow have many later books, which some people love, and I liked, but after about the 12th book I sort of got irritated by Drizzt and crew. (less)
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Evgeny
Mar 23, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A buddy read with Kristen, Gavin, and Kaora. Please let me know if I missed somebody.

For those unfamiliar with Forgotten Realms and the whole Dungeons and Dragons thingy I have just one question: what rock have you been living under? Anyway welcome to Menzoberranzan (I will award my very special bonus points to anybody who was able to pronounce the city's name correctly on the first try). The underground city is the home of dark elves who call themselves drow. They are not nice by any stretch o
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Forrest
Sep 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh, Mr. Salvatore. Methinks thou hast bitten off more than thou canst chew.

Intentionally or not, R.A. Salvatore has created a potential monster here. Not in the Underdark denizens or in the drow society that provides the backdrop for the story. Not even in Lloth, queen of the demonweb pits and diety to the drow. I'm talking about the themes of race, gender, and, most of all, the nature versus nurture debate. If I were a smarter man with more time, I'd delve into each of these, but suffice it to
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Markus
I started this series long ago, but put it down as I wanted to save it for the right occasion. A few weeks of occasionally playing D&D whilst vacationing at home this summer made me absolutely long for it. Spending the remainder of the summer in the middle of the Norwegian mountains with very little I needed to get done, it seemed like the ideal time to go on some adventures with Drizzt.

Homeland proved to be exactly what you'd expect from a tie-in novel written by a skilled author. It is wel
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Justin
Aug 19, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Homeland was the first fantasy book I ever read, and I only read it because it was a Christmas gift and I was bored. But that first copy of this book has now been read so many times, by me and everyone I ever thrust it on to read, that the spine is barely holding together and the cover is threatening to disintegrate. For a dork who really likes fantasy novels, this story was just too engrossing for me to ever stop reading. While I can't say it's a great cultural work or the kind of story everyon ...more
Choko
*** 3.65 ***

A buddy read with the wonderful folks at FBR Group!


Now this is a series which I have been planning on reading for decades and even I have no idea why I kept putting it off until now... I own most of the books and kept buying them every time I ran across one or another in used book shops or Amazon sales, so I am very prepared to read all of them, as long as there is time and it is in G-d's plans... This is the beginning of the Legend of Drizzt, but I think it is sixth or seventh in th
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Traci
Feb 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, favorites
I read this years ago, maybe ten, and wondered how it would measure up to my memory. Not bad.

Salvatore is good at delivering what he promises. These are just fun action packed fantasy reads. With interesting places, memorable characters, exotic creatures and exciting battles. Although there are moments when he takes himself too seriously. When reading Forgotten Realms I'm not looking for philosophy you know?

This is my favorite trilogy of the Drizzt books (a quick aside I enjoy Salvatore's writin
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Kaora
Jun 05, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'll admit it.

I went into this expecting a book like Dragons of Autumn Twilight. An interesting world, flat characters and cheesy dialogue.

I was not expecting how dark it was.

The drow are the survivors, and this is the Under-dark, the valley of death - the land of nameless nightmares.

In Menzoberranzan anything goes as long as you aren't caught. Into this society, Drizzt Do'Urden is born, a drow with rare violet eyes and a conscience. He must struggle to come to terms with a society that will do
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Rick
Jul 04, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fantasy fans looking for an action romp
Maybe it's the deliberate hack-and-slash approach. Maybe it's that this book is intended for teenagers. Or maybe it's that George R. R. Martin's A Dance With Dragons hits stores in two days and I can't think of anything else. But after ignoring the pleas of online fans and personal friends for years upon years, my eventual reading of Homeland was one of utter disappointment. This is as hollow a book as you're bound to find.

I feel for R.A. Salvatore. I really do. I truly believe that behind the o
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Beatriz
Jul 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
¡Qué diferencia respecto de los libros del Valle del Viento Helado! Se nota que la trilogía de El Elfo Oscuro fue escrita después, a pesar de ser la precuela de la anterior, porque es mucho más oscura y más profunda.

La Morada es la primera entrega, que nos muestra la vida de Drizzt Do’Urden en Menzoberranzan, desde su nacimiento hasta que finalmente decide rebelarse a su familia y su destino. Podemos conocer y comprender todo su proceso de autoconocimiento en esta sociedad de antivalores regida
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David - proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party
The first R. A. Salvatore book I read was “Sword of Bedwyr”, and I would liken it to an action-packed summer blockbuster movie. It was filled with exciting fight scenes, and the characters got off a lot of funny one-liners, but the plot itself was pretty basic and generic. I went into “Homeland” expecting something similar, but as it turns out, if “Sword of Bedwyr” was a breezy popcorn movie, then “Homeland” is an Academy-Award winning epic!

While “Homeland” does feature some of Salvatore’s sign
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Laura
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Buddy Read with Chris
I picked this one up out of sheer curiosity because everyone I know was gushing about it. And now I'll be the one doing the gushing because - and I just have to say it - this book is amazing!
Homeland is a dark cruel place where kindness and compassion are weak and disgracefull traits that need to be eradicated. Love and honour have no place on Homeland, where hate, cruelty and violence rule, burried deep within the bowels of the earth under the strict supervision of the mal
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Connor
Oct 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: high-fantasy
I didn't really know what to expect from this book going in, but I was pleasantly surprised. I really loved learning about the world and the culture of the drow elves. Drizzt is awesome, and I thought the characters were all pretty interesting. The writing style took me a while to get used to. I think sometimes it made me feel disconnected from the novel, but I'm thinking I'll just like the books more and more as I read them and I won't have those disconnection problems going forward.
Kristen
3.5/5ish stars

The Skinny:

Drizzt Do’Urden, is born into the vicious society of the drow elves. Raised primarily by his sister, Vierna, and later Zak, Drizzt learns the ways of the dark elves. Something is different about Drizzt though; in many ways he is unlike his evil drow kin. While those around him give themselves over to pleasing the Spider Queen, Drizzt finds it exceedingly more difficult to function in a world that goes against his inner morals.

The review:

There were several things about th
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Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
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“Homeland’ is not just the first of an amazing trilogy, but is also the beginning of the brilliant “Legend of Drizzt” saga. A well-rounded prequel, it takes you deep into the kingdom of Menzoberranzan where dark elves rule with unabashed cruelty. Among them dwells Drizzt, an anomaly with honor and compassion who yearns for a different life. A tad slow to start, the story soon launches to become one of the most epic fantasy adventures in the ge
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Wanda
This novel relates the first installment of Drizzt Do’Urden’s back story, namely his birth into Drow Elf society. As I have come to expect from Salvatore, it is melodramatic in the extreme. Drow society is over-the-top evil, bad in every way. Despite the fact that Drow females don’t produce many offspring comparative to their extra-long lifespans, Drizzt was conceived as a sacrifice to the horrible spider goddess Lloth and he is spared this fate when one of his brothers murders the other. Lloth’ ...more
Anna
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Κάθε fan του fantasy που σέβεται τον εαυτό του θα πρέπει να γνωρίζει (τουλάχιστον) τον Salvatore (όχι μόνο τους αδερφούς Salvatore στο VD κορίτσια!) και ως αρχή να διαβάσει την πρώτη τριλογία με ήρωα τον Ντριτζ, το dark elf που ζει στη μητριαρχική κοινωνία, στα έγκατα της γης και ονειρεύεται έναν καλύτερο και δικαιότερο κόσμο. Κοινωνικά μηνύματα και εσωτερικές αναζητήσεις ταυτόχρονα με μάχες και συνωμοσίες πολιτικής, aka pure fantasy!!!

Στα ελληνικά από τις εκδόσεις anubis, η έκδοση είναι pocket
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I love this fantasy series of Drizzt! I'm slowly getting all of them and as I have been searching there are a lot of them. I'm glad one of my best friends who loves fantasy told me about this series.

I don't have the good mind or words to write a big review. You can read what it's about and if you love these kinds of books then this is one for you!

All I can say is Drizzt is a dark elf with a good heart!
Stephen
4.5 stars. I have not read a lot of "Forgotten Realms" novels and did not go into this book with overly high expectations. Well, those expectations were greatly exceeded and I found myself loving it. The character of Drizzt is fascinating and the politcal/social/environmental structure of the drow, or dark elves, was very well thought out and incredibly interesting. I will certainly read the remaining books in this series. Highly recommended.
Luke Taylor
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Masterful storytelling and perfect world-building. Homeland by R.A. Salvatore is one of the best fantasies ever written and only grows finer with age.
Gavin
Mar 19, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This book in the Forgotten Realms Saga chronicles the early years of the Drizzt Do'Urden, a Dark Elf. Raised in the underground city of Menzoberranzan a young Drizzt learns the skills of swordsmanship while trying not to fall to the dark beliefs of the cruel and evil Spider Goddess religion which dominates all aspects of the Drow society.

Drizzt was an easy character to like and root for which is good as apart from his mentor he was the only one in the story you could accuse of having any morals
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Tammy
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars. Thoroughly enjoyed this one.
Ranting Dragon
Jun 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dan
http://www.rantingdragon.com/review-o...

While not the first book published in the Forgotten Realms by American author R.A. Salvatore, Homeland takes place first chronologically, and it reveals much of the history of one of the most famous characters of the Forgotten Realms, the Dark Elf Drizzt Do’Urden. As the first book of The Dark Elf Trilogy, it provides back story to Drizzt who appeared pretty much fully-formed and complete in the novel The Crystal Shard. Starting with Homeland and proceedin
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Gergana
First read in 2008
Reread in January, 2016


One of my first fantasy books back in the days when I didn't know what to read after finishing the last Harry Potter. Tough times.

Story
Welcome to the underground city of Menzoberranzan, where drows, a race of dark elves, carve their homes in the enormous stalactites, where spiders are worshiped as servants of the one Goddess- Lloth, and where there is nothing better to do than kill and torture anyone or anything that stands in your way.
Drizzt has been d
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Eon ♒Windrunner♒
I should not be surprised that I really loved this book. I have heard the name of Drizzt mentioned many times in conversations regarding awesome characters, but somehow managed to avoid reading this book until now. I'm not sure if I should be sad that I have only discovered this series now, or happy that I have so many wonderful books to look forward to.

Upon starting this book I struggled a bit getting to know the world of the drow (why is everyone so evil? Ah, villain POV) and kept wondering w
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Ashley
Feb 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
This was a very interesting and different type of read for me. Fantasy is not typically a genre I pick up on my own, but my husband wants me to get into gaming (RPG) with him and his friend suggested I read The Legend of Drizzt series.

My husband also listened to this audiobook, and he really liked the story. I was a little slower actually getting interested in the story line. Once I did, however, I really enjoyed the book. The character development and world building was very vivid. I do have t
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Penny
I really enjoyed this. Set in a world where evil is expected, how does one with feelings cope? It's all backwards and upsidedown but the rules by which society runs are surprisingly easy to figure and follow.

I can understand why so many people love Drizzt so much, he is a character of much gravitas and despite his brilliance in combat, he has a good heart.

I feel certain that this first novel has set up this world nicely for some exciting future adventures. I'm looking forward to reading on in
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Gregory
Mar 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The legend of Drizzt Do'Urden begins here as you learn of his upbringing and the sadistic immorality of the Drow culture. He somehow develops a conscience while surrounded by an ambitious, ruthless mother and equally evil sisters in this matriarchal society.
Mike Mueller
The only way I can explain the love for this book is that people read it when they were 13 and are remembering it fondly. The writing style holds the reader's hand a lot: we're told the motives behind every character's action, instead of having to derive intent from their actions, the narration stops to explain how things work rather than immersing us in the world and letting us figure it out. It's also a binary world: everyone is either evil or good, even entire races are described as "evil" by ...more
Jay  The Crippled God
Enjoyed it to the max. My fav parts are: The monotones, the encounters with Zak, and the world building!
Amber
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, fantasy, read-2017
This is a high 4. How much I struggled in the beginning keeping track of the characters is the only reason I'm not giving this a five. I'm really interested in where book 2 heads
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“Station is the paradox of the world of my people, the limitation of our power within the hunger for power. It is gained through treachery and invites treachery against those who gain it. Those most powerful in Menzoberranzan spend their days watching over their shoulders, defending against the daggers that would find their backs. Their deaths usually come from the front." -Drizzt Do'Urden” 57 likes
“There is no pain greater than this; not the cut of a jagged-edged dagger nor the fire of a dragon's breath. Nothing burns in your heart like the emptiness of losing something, someone, before you truly have learned of its value.” 41 likes
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