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The Dark Elf Trilogy - Book 1

TSR Code:

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Product Type: Novel
ISBN Number: 0-88038-905-2
Author: R.A. Salvatore
Cover Artist: Jeff Easley
Release Date: 1990
Format: Paperback book (314 pages).
The text below is taken from a description by TSR on the reverse of the actual product:

'Travel back to strange and exotic Menzoberranzan, the vast city of the drow and homeland to Icewind Dale hero Drizzt Do'Urden.
The young prince of a royal house, Drizzt grows to maturity in the vile world of his dark kin.  Possessing honor beyond the scope of his unprincipled society, young Drizzt faces an inevitable dilemma.  Can he live in a world that rejects integrity?'

Other titles in the Dark Elf Trilogy:

See also the Dark Elf Trilogy Collectors Edition.

By: NewDle Date: 08-May-2004
Rating: Good GoodGoodGood
This is a great start to a legendary character. It was nice to see how Drizzt got his start. Even though the Icewind Dale trilogy was written before this, I forgive Salvatore for the little blunder. Wulfgar was a good character, people just liked Drizzt better (the Icewind Dale trilogy is about the origin of Wulfgar, who was originally meant to be Salvatore's main character)

(SPOILER) It sucked how Zaknafein died, and how Drizzt is so naive about his own race, but Bob made up for it with an great story line.

If you liked this book, then I suggest you also go out and get 'Exile'.

By: Ron Fernandes Date: 18-July-2004
Rating: Good GoodGood
The first and the best of the Dark Elf Trilogy written by R.A. Salvatore. Although most of the characters are rather schematic, the author shines in describing the unusual society of the drow, with a special regard to their family relationship. Action passages are pretty good, although they are overused in some parts.

Despite is shortcomings in characterization, the novel is very enjoyable to read and one of the best of its kind.

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