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Daughter 0f the Drow
The Starlight and Shadows Series

TSR Code:

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Product Type: Novel
ISBN Number: 0-7869-0165-9
Author: Elaine Cunningham
Cover Artist: Fred Fields
Release Date: Hardback: August 1995
Paperback: September 1996
Format: Hardcover book (314 pages) / Paperback book.
The text below is taken from a description by TSR on the reverse of the actual product:

'War has passed, and the drow return to Menzoberranzan to face the unthinkable: their armies defeated, their ruling houses shattered, their magic faded in the cruel light of the sun.  In the aftermath of war, the dark elves brace themselves for the power struggle to come.  Yet they will submit to the rule of the matrons and the tyranny of Lloth, because they have no other choice.
Or do they?
Liriel Baenre is a free-spirited drow princess who searches out adventure as passionately as most drow pursue power and status.  When she discovers a way to take her heritage of dark elf magic to the surface world, she sets off alone on a hazardous quest.   Many want to possess Liriel's secret - or destroy it.  Pursued by enemies from her homeland, Liriel finds no welcome in the world of light.  Her best hope for an ally is Fyodor of Rashemen, a young berserker warrior who may also be her deadliest rival'.

Also released in Paperback format.

Daughter of the Drow was given new cover art and re-released in 2003 by WotC.

Other titles in The Starlight and Shadows Series:

By: Rebecca Date: 20-February-2000
Rating: GoodGoodGoodGoodGood
The prologue just sucks you in. From the very beginning you get an accurate and very distrubing image of the Underdark and of the drow. Liriel, Shakti, Fyodor, and Zz'Pzora are all extrmely interesting and unique. I like the plot, and I highly recommend you check out the sequel, Tangled Webs.

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