Book review – Homeland: The Legend of Drizzt book 1 by R A Salvatore


  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (December 1, 2005)
  • Language: English




Book Description as described on Amazon


Drow ranger Drizzt Do’Urden, first introduced in The Icewind Dale Trilogy, quickly became one of the fantasy genre’s standout characters. But Homeland first reveals the startling tale of how this one lone drow walked out of the shadowy depths of the Underdark, leaving behind a society of evil and a family who want him dead. It is here that the story of this amazing dark elf truly began.


Drizzt Do'Urden

Drizzt Do’Urden (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Author Bio according to Wikipedia


R.A. Salvatore has spent so many years winding himself into fantasy worlds that he’s still trying to figure out how to unwind. He is the author of more than forty novels and more than a dozen New York Times best sellers, including The Two Swords, which debuted at or near the top of many best seller lists.


English: Author, R. A. Salvatore at book signing

English: Author, R. A. Salvatore at book signing (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


My Review


The language is just beautiful the prose flows lyrically.
The matriarchal society of this fantasy world is very different to that of our own society but unfortunately it is not too difficult to imagine. As a generalisation of this world, there is no compassion, mercy, empathy.
The characters are all extremely well written but as readers we are left with three definite favourites – Drizzt, Zaknafein and Guenhwyvar, I will leave you to read it for yourself to find out why.
The battle scenes are well described and real.
The complex relationship structure within this novel is extremely well written and draws the reader in, you will quickly begin to take sides.
I absolutely loved the ending of this book and will not be waiting long before I get my hands on the next in the series.
If you are a fan of fantasy then go out now and buy this book – start a new adventure.

A definite 5 stars – total escapism and fantasy.



~ by adelesymonds on February 1, 2013.

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