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The Dark Elf Trilogy - Book 3

TSR Code:

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Product Type: Novel
ISBN Number: 1-56076-047-8
Author: R.A. Salvatore
Cover Artist: Jeff Easley
Release Date: December 1991
Format: Paperback book (309 pages).
The text below is taken from a description by TSR on the reverse of the actual product:

'Far above the merciless Underdark, Drizzt Do'Urden fights to survive the elements of Toril's harsh surface.  The young drow begins a sojourn through a world entirely unlike his own - even as he evades the dark elves of his past.  He begins to understand his new home and its inhabitants, but acceptance among the surface-dwellers doesn't come easily'.

Other titles in the Dark Elf Trilogy:

See also the Dark Elf Trilogy Collectors Edition.

By: John Smith Date: 14-September-2003
Rating: GoodGoodGoodGoodGood
The best FR book I have read, no contest. Sojourn is an excellent ending to an excellent trilogy. R.A. Salvatore's character development with Drizzt is amazing and by the end you can really relate with his hopes, dreams and fears. Salvatore skilfully combines action, plot and character. What really sets this book apart however is the battle Drizzt wages against the timeless scourge of racial discrimination and the infamous heritage of his people, the Drow. It is rare for an FR novel to have such a wealth of subtle social commentary.

Fans of pure hack and slash may be disappointed in the fact that the book centres around Drizzt's struggle for acceptance and a place in the world, rather than battles. Sojourn doesn't have as many fight scenes as other Salvatore novels, but still enough to add a little spice here and there. Also, Sojourn allows the reader to view the world we take for granted through the eyes of one who is a total stranger ... to those who have called the Underdark home for their entire lives, they have no concept of the Sun and Moon, of the Seasons, of wind, of snow, of trees and the myriad creatures who inhabit the surface of Faerun. It all makes for an interesting and extremely satisfying read as Drizzt experiences these all for the first time.

I would highly recommend this book to any fantasy reader

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