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Far above the merciless Underdark, Drizzt Do'Urden fights to survive the elements of Toril's harsh surface. The drow begins a sojourn through a world entirely unlike his own--even as he evades the dark elves of his past....

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ISBN : 9781560760474
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Number of Pages : 309 Pages
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Sojourn Reviews

  • Evgeny
    2018-12-15 07:21

    Drizzt the Dark Elf comes to the surface world and tries to find his place in there. Nobody wants a dark elf living among people (wood elves, dwarves, etc.) due to firm belief dark elves are up to no good. There, I just gave you away the plot of the whole book, all 300 pages of it. Does it sound boring? If it does it is because the book is boring; the most boring one of the trilogy. When I started on this one I was excited. I hoped to see interesting interactions between Drizzt and the surface dwellers. I hoped to see how Drizzt would fit in the new society. Well, he did not fit and all the interactions I saw was people - I am using this term in a broad sense - sending him away from yet another city gates. This was not-so-subtle message about racial prejudice (Drizzt is a dark elf, get it?). I also thought about the following while reading: It did not help any that Drizzt was on practically non-stop guilt trip for something which was not his fault in the least: Somehow I missed the moment where a badass guy who survived all the double-crossings of the Drow society became Mary Sue, or Gary Stu if you wish. His character became one-dimensional in his goodness and misery. It is shame as the beginning of the book was quite good. Imagine one of the best - if not the best - fighters of the society where practically all males are raised to be ones. This guy is accompanied by his pet panther, the grown-up version of the guy below:These are very efficient predators, by the way. So which non-magical force in the Universe can make these two run away? Simple:This particular episode was hilarious and made me laugh out loud. Unfortunately the book could not keep up with the fairly exciting beginning. It was still a decent read, 3-star decent which did not kill my interest in further Drizzt's adventures in the least. So as I already mentioned this is good enough but not great novel and the conclusion of the Drizzt origin trilogy.

  • Gavin
    2018-11-25 03:15

    This final book in the Dark Elf trilogy got off to a flying start for the first third of the book and then rather disappointingly stagnated.I thought Drizzt hitting the surface world would be a ton of fun, and the early stages were promising with a few hilarious interactions and plenty of drama. The story arc involving the farm family Drizzt encounters was excellent. Unfortunately it was all downhill after that with Drizzt just aimlessly plodding around fighting random monsters. Which was actually a major flaw of the second book that was not rectified! There was a multitude of villains, and despite a few horrifying acts, none of them ever managed to come across as equals of the Dark Elves we meet in the fabled Underdark city of Menzoberranzan. The supporting cast was also rather disappointing. Drizzt found few friends and the only one who got much screen time was the aging Montolio. He was a likable enough guy who sought to help Drizzt, but there is no hiding from the fact that the time Drizzt spent with him was utterly boring.Things picked up a bit towards the very end so that hints at more promising happenings for the next book in the series. Rating: 3 stars.Audio Note: Victor Bevine gave another good performance.

  • Beatriz
    2018-11-20 05:22

    Un libro precioso que cumplió absolutamente todas las expectativas con las que me quedé al finalizar El exilio, cuando Drizzt decide salir a vivir a la superficie.Era muy claro que no iba a ser fácil, la mayoría de sus encuentros con algunas de las razas de la superficie terminan con algún tipo de conflicto, pero cada momento en que alguien logra ver más allá de la estigmatizada apariencia de su raza, hace que se te estruje el corazón. Por fin, después de casi siete años de buscar un lugar en que sea aceptado, Drizzt llega al Valle del Viento Helado y a la compañía del clan Battlehammer, con quienes se quedará para vivir las aventuras de los siguientes libros.Rob Salvatore es un narrador magnífico; lo mismo logra estremecer en las descripciones de batallas y enfrentamientos, como en aquellas en que nuestro héroe debe encontrarse a sí mismo y su lugar con los demás.Una maravillosa trilogía que siempre recomendaré.

  • Anna
    2018-11-27 04:21

    Πρόσεχε τι εύχεσαι λένε γιατί μπορεί να πραγματοποιηθείΈτσι λοιπόν, το μικρό μας dark elf ανέβηκε στον υπέργειο κόσμο, όπου... δεν αντιμετωπίζεται πολύ διαφορετικά από τον παλιό του κόσμο... Βέβαια, ο Ντριντζ είναι, δεν το βάζει κάτω και προσπαθεί να κατανοήσει τον τρόπο που λειτουργεί η καινούρια του πατρίδα! Δολοπλοκίες, μυστικά, μάχες, φίλοι, εχθροί και ένας συμπαθέστατος ήρωας στο κλείσιμο της θρυλικής τριλογίας του Σαλβατόρε που δημιούργησε το Forgotten RealmsΌρμα τους Ντριντζ!!!!

  • Kostas Papadatos
    2018-12-14 02:06

    Έχοντας πλέον απομακρυνθεί απο τις υπόγειες σπηλιές του Άντερνταρκ και έχοντας αφήσει πίσω όλα όσα τρομέρα συνέβησαν στον ίδιο, αλλά και σε πρόσωπα που αγαπούσε, ο Ντρίτζτ Ντο Έρντεν περιπλανιέται στον γεμάτο κινδύνους υπέργειο κόσμο, με βασικό σκοπό να κερδίσει την αποδοχή των <<περίεργων>> και επικίνδυνων κατοίκων της νέας του πατρίδας. Η τριλογία ολοκληρώνεται με τον πλέον εμφατικό τρόπο, λειτουργώντας ταυτόχρονα και ως εισαγωγή για τη υπόλοιπη σειρά!Το βιβλίο -ξενιτιά- έχει όλα όσα αγαπήσαμε στα δυο βιβλία που προηγήθηκαν. Μάχες, δολοπλοκίες, προδοσίες και παράξενα πλάσματα σ΄ένα βιβλίο που πραγματικά απολαμβάνεις κάθε του σελίδα! Υ.Γ Αν ο Ντρίτζτ ήταν Έλληνας και ζούσε τη δεκαετία του εξήντα θα ήταν σίγουρα ο Νίκος Ξανθόπουλος, αν πάλι ήταν έφηβος στα 90΄s θα άκουγε όλη μέρα στο πικ-απ του ANATHEMA και PARADISE LOST..φιλε Ντρίτζτ φλερτάρεις με την κατάθλιψη.

  • Kaora
    2018-11-18 10:09

    I didn't like this as much as the other two.I believe the first in this trilogy was my favorite, and then it slowly started going down hill from there.Drizzt Do'Urden has travelled out of the caves into the surface world. He struggles to find his place in a world where dark elves are feared, and where very few can get past the color of his skin.This book was very slow moving to me. As Drizzt works hard in order to overcome prejudices, there was a lot of down time. He spent the majority of this book attempting to get to know the difference races of the surface, usually unsuccessfully. When he does find a friend, the majority of their time is spent learning/teaching rather than anything else, and while I was glad he found a friend, it just seemed to drag on.I was bored. Disappointing after the exciting world of the Underdark.

  • Jarek
    2018-11-24 04:35

    Awesome conclusion to the first trilogy. Just what you would expect from this kind of novel. Quick, easy with enough action and world/character building to keep you interested, leaving room for the many books that come after. 4 stars

  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    2018-12-14 05:28

    www.melissa413readsalot.blogspot.comOnly the third book in and I'm still loving Drizzt Do'Urden!In this book Drizzt is trying to live in the real world now and no longer in the Underdark. He is trying to learn how to live in the sunlight without going blind so to speak and traverse this strange new world. He still has his wonderful black panther friend, Guenhwyvar. Together they have to find a place they can call home while fighting off giants, orcs, bad humans, etc. Drizzt finds some good people along the way that he becomes friends with and stays with for some time. I really loved Montolio. He was an old blind ranger living in the mountains, he trains Drizzt in the human language and about things in the world. He was such a great friend and a friend to animals, which I loved of course :) I could not stand Roddy who pursued Drizzt to the end of the book! He was a jerk complaining about something that Drizzt did to him, well you attack someone they fight back! Get a clue! I liked how the book ended with Drizzt finding a home with some new friends, including Catti-brie who was fearless in taking up for him, and she was just a little girl. Through the eyes of babes right? I recommend to anyone that likes this kind of fantasy novel.

  • Carmen
    2018-11-29 06:12

    Of the Drizzt “origins” trilogy this one moved me the most, and contained the most surprises. You can tell Salvatore in this book is relieved to get out of the underdark. He fills the book with lush descriptions of the woods, streams, the loneliness and beauty of the wild places. He also describes the pioneer spirit of a community on the outskirts of civilization. He brings Drizzt agonizingly close to becoming accepted by a real family, only to in complete shocker and his best plot surprise to date, have them murdered in cold blood. Reading the book felt like I was watching a western where the natives wipe out a border family. Several characters in the book leap from the pages as being if not original, then freshly described. Roddy McGristle is every redneck bully I have ever met. He lives in my town and can be seen at a local bar on Friday and Saturday nights or walking his hunting dogs down the street and daring people not to get out of his way. He schemes for his financial gain all in the name of protecting and serving his community. He uses Drizzt’s people, not his person, as an excuse to hunt him down (for a handsome reward). In the end he gets his comeuppance but not before he causes damage. He makes things hard for an outsider because that is the only way he can ever be accepted. Another description is the mountain man Montolio who befriends Drizzt and with whom Drizzt serves the apprenticeship as a Ranger. In a twist Montolio is blind as a bad from a battle, and old, around seventy. To make him believable with his disablity was feat I didn’t think Salvatore could pull of but to my surprise he did. This was his sixth published Drizzt book and you can see him developing as writer. The best way to describe the characters movement from isolation to acceptance, and the way salvatore describes it, is to show him getting close to building a relationship with people only to lose it time and again. Sometimes through fate, other times through the sheer maliciousness of others. When the family that Drizzt observes is wiped out you can feel your heart dropped because you sensed an opportunity for acceptance. You are also kind of surprised at the way Salvatore doesn’t pull punches and kills of characters he was at pains to describe. That has to be hard for a novelist. Invest so much time and energy into a character and then have to wipe them out in the service of a plot. Ouch. And there are the comic scenes too. The pranks the young boy plays on Drizzt, the tricks montolio plays. The farm family’s games with each other. By this book he has learned how to alternate such scenes for comic effect. I also was moved by the way Drizzt serves his apprenticeship and learns to become useful. And then he becomes useful to the townspeople of the Ten Towns as a Ranger guardian. In so many ways Drizzt grows. He gains trust and friendship andlearns to give back in return without too much expectation. He’s not a fool, but he knows how to give help. Im not that certain that he knows how to receive help. Other characters and situations from the books that stand out: the sprite who is every thirteen year old know it all Ive ever had to work with. Cattie Brie who is so tender and just a girl in this book trying to understand the world around her. It moves me the way she takes to Drizzt. And Bruenor’s acceptance of him. That was a surprise.

  • Dancce
    2018-12-03 07:20

    Liked less because the Underdark suddenly went somewhere, and - a blind goodly ranger with a whole heap of animal friends? Come on. AND a major thing. Drizzt has always seemed to be a fighter as far as I'm concerned. No ranger-thing there. It's just weird. He rarely shows any ranger skills at all, except for sneaking around - and that's something any light-weight rogue/fencer can do. Plus, he's a drow, for goodness's sake. He could never have grasped the scope of the Surface's fauna and flora that quickly. Plus, he cannot see well during the day. Just... come on. I could continue. This is all a pile of improbability... I like my daily plate of logic, thank you very much.

  • Sotiris Karaiskos
    2018-12-11 04:32

    Τον R.A. Salvatore δεν τον είχα πάρει με καλό μάτι και έτσι απέφευγα να ασχοληθώ μαζί του, τελικά όμως η περιέργεια νίκησε και έπιασα αυτή την τριλογία. Το αποτέλεσμα τελικά μάλλον δεν με ικανοποιεί αν και αναγνωρίζω ότι δεν είναι κακά βιβλία. Ίσως αν τα διάβαζα σε νεαρότερη ηλικία τα πράγματα να ήταν διαφορετικά.

  • Doug Winenger
    2018-12-04 10:17

    So many writers regurgitate the same themes, ideas, and characters in their books that the lack of original ideas or thoughts is often disappointing.The Dark Elf Trilogy uncovers the previously unveiled world known as "The Underdark". While many creatures in this realm are fierce, barbaric, or evil, none compare to the race known as "Dark Elves". The depth of their savagery, brutality, and cunning is inspired by generations of purely evil practices. In the Underdark, you either kill or be killed, you watch your own back because no one else will, and your worst enemy might just be a member of your own family. Insert into this environment, Drizzt, a character with an inner sense of morality, justice, and and even a concept of love, mostly due to a recognition of its absence. Drizzt is a dark elf born into the most unusual of circumstances. While he cannot put name to the traits he finds so lacking around him, he knows that the dark elf race is evil, and he eventually discovers that he doesn't belong. This trilogy is the story of Drizzt's journey as he grows through his early years, trains in the weapons and tactics of his race, and learns ultimately that he can not live among them for fear of compromising or losing altogether his sense of good and his recognition of evil. He leaves everything he knows and ventures into the Underdark where he discovers another challenge to his identity. While Drizzt, at this point in his life, is an unparalleled fighter and master of weaponry, the primal creature he is forced to become to remain alive in the underdark is no better than what he believed he would have become living amongst his race. Finally, Drizzt finds his way to the surface in an effort to escape his past and build some semblance of a life based on the ideals he inherently senses. But, instead of escaping his dark elf heritage, he is forced to combat their stereotypes at every turn. As a voracious reader of several hundred fantasy and science fiction books, I find the original environment introduced in Salvatore's Dark Elf Trilogy enchanting while his twist on the age-old good vs. evil theme enticing. This trilogy remains one of my favorites since the first time I read it over 10 years ago.

  • David - proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party
    2018-11-28 04:26

    "Sojourn" is the last book in the Dark Elf Trilogy, and what an epic conclusion it is! This book has a much different tone than the first two. Whereas the first two books took place in underground worlds, this book brings Drizzt Do'Urden to the surface. R. A. Salvatore does a magnificent job portraying Drizzt in a sympathetic light as the dark elf tries desperately to assimilate into his new home. From his bumbling attempts to befriend a family of farmers, to his fear while experiencing his very first winter, Drizzt's pain and loneliness made me truly feel for him. Also, Drizzt shows a lot more personality in this book (the first book was more about Drizzt's dysfunctional family, while the second book portrayed him almost as a primal beast), which made him all the more likeable as well.And speaking of likeable characters, I found the blind ranger Montolio to be a welcome addition to the mythos. While the last book was a little too grim for my tastes, Drizzt's growing friendship with Montolio allowed Salvatore to inject more of his trademark humor this time around. The relationship between the two friends is very touching and reveals more facets to Drizzt's character. I do have one minor complaint, however. While I thought the villains of the last two books were phenomenal adversaries, I did feel the antagonists of "Sojourn" were nowhere near as compelling as Drizzt's twisted family members were. Don't get me wrong, there's plenty of action and excitement in these pages, and Salvatore finds a whole slew of opponents to send after Drizzt, but none of them were quite as entertaining or as complex as the villains from the last 2 books. Again, a small quibble, but one that kept this from being my favorite entry of the trilogy.So, if I had to rank the books in the Dark Elf Trilogy from favorite to least favorite, the order would be "Homeland", "Sojourn", 'Exile". Still I would highly recommend them all! Now, onward to the Icewind Dale Trilogy for me!

  • Micheal
    2018-11-30 09:15

    More rhetoric.So I got to the Drizzt story I really wanted to read in the first place, and this series has lost momentum for me. The Crystal Shard (the next book in the series) sits unread on my ipad and I don't know if i'll get to it or not.Sojourn had its intriguing segments; Im still interested in the fundamental concept of Drizzt. But once again, I was put off by Salvatores style and presentation. Ultimately unsatisfying.Im left to wonder at the state of fantasy literature (using that term lightly) when authors like Salvatore and Terry Goodkind consistently churn out best sellers in this genre.Of course, what do I know?

  • Stephen
    2018-12-13 05:25

    3.0 stars. Good, solid sword and sorcery novel set in the Forgotten Realms. The part I really liked about this novel is the plethora of interesting characters and races including the Barghest whelps (Goblin werewolves) and the winter wolves (larger wolves with human-like intelligence) were very cool. Unfortunately, I did not find the plot as interesting as I would have liked and didn't think the background of interesting creatures (strengths/weaknesses, etc) were explored enough to make them more then two dimensional. In the end, it was pretty good just not great.

  • Basia
    2018-11-20 02:29

    Well, I read the first 3 books in this series in just under 2 weeks, I think. And that was effortless, as these books just WANT to be consumed! I cannot believe there are 11 more to read!This book, like the 2 before it, was fun to read, did a great job of continuing the story, and had such a colorful cast of characters (referring to the species that appeared throughout this book, AND the series so far, as well as how they were portrayed). That was one of the coolest points about the reading experience here, I think. All the creatures I grew up imagining from various fantasy faerie tales, etc., were in these pages. It was fascinating, too, how their world was built. Anyway, a great and relaxing set of stories! 4.5 ✨ for the book. Happy reading, everyone!!!!!

  • Amber
    2018-12-04 09:13

    I'm really enjoying the world.

  • F.T.
    2018-12-06 09:20

    I love these books. Sojourn makes an interesting contrast to Book 2, Exile. In that one, Drizzt is prowling around the vast Underdark in survival mode, a force unto himself, fighting a fantastic array of monsters and fiends while being stalked by Matron Malice and her spirit wraith. It was gloomy, creepy, and his loneliness and isolation are heartbreaking. If not for a brighter foray with the gnomes, he'd have fallen into something purely instinctual and predatory. In Exile, he goes above into the bright world, and the neatest thing about this story is how he adjusts to that, having to learn about basic things like day and night, season changes, wildlife, the different races and of course, a whole new raft of monsters and fiends. In keeping with Drizzt's tormented nature, this book is no less heartbreaking; he starts to lose his magic, and he gets his ass kicked in more ways than one. But he keeps evolving, makes an excellent friend and learns to be a ranger, just his kind of thing.This book doesn't end where it seems it should, but keeps going to set up the next part of the series. This is a bit weird, but it did give me closure on some things.

  • Traci
    2018-12-04 04:06

    Honestly. Eh, kind of meh. I started this set of Drizzt books thinking they were favorites but I find myself looking more forward to stuff that is coming up. Homeland was great fun and gave good insight into the Drow....well homeland. Exile was okay but mainly for the ongoing struggles of the Do'Urden clan. The whole purpose of the book to get Drizzt to finally leave the underdark. And again this book, Sojourn, all lead up to the last fifty pages or so. To the meeting of the two most important people in Drizzt's life. The dwarf Bruenor and the dwarf's adoptive human daughter Catti-brie (who is only eleven here reminding me uncomfortably of The Thornbirds). The rest is just forgettable filler. Uninteresting villain. I did enjoy Dove, Fret, and Kellindil and their hunt for the truth behind the Drow. In my opinion an entire book from this point of view would have been interesting. After reading so many dark books I have to admit it's been nice reading uncomplicated optimistic books. Where good is good. And evil is evil.

  • Patrick
    2018-12-13 06:25

    Enjoyed this more than the first two - probably due to the setting, after all those subterranean passages of the first two, nice to finally get above ground!!Not a great deal of story as such, but a nice easy and enjoyable read (I read it in a day!)

  • Beste
    2018-12-14 09:16

    Uhm.. This felt like a filler book.

  • Crystal
    2018-11-28 05:29

    Easily some of the most enjoyable high fantasy I've ever read.

  • Fantasy Literature
    2018-12-14 04:16

    Sojourn is the last book in Salvatore’s DARK ELF TRILOGY, the prequel novels he wrote to establish Drizzt’s origin story after the success of his earlier trilogy ICEWIND DALE. While the first two DARK ELF novels, Homeland and Exile, are charming enough little stories to entertain on their own merits, Sojourn is the point at which the story begins to suffer for the necessity of ticking certain narrative boxes to get Drizzt where he needs to be by book four. It’s very much a transitional novel, and while on the whole it keeps the flavor of the rest of the trilogy, the plot here is the weakest of the three.At the end of Exile, our valiant drow hero Drizzt Do’Urden exited the subterranean world in which he had lived practically all of his life to brave the surface. Drizzt is starting fresh here, which means that we,... Read More:http://www.fantasyliterature.com/revi...

  • Ignacio Senao f
    2018-11-23 10:08

    Sale de las cuevas y vida subterránea para encontrarse con un mundo plagado de razas hostiles y buenas. Un ciego humano le cuidará hasta el final, ambos lucharan contra trasgos de la oscuridad, para llegar a un final que nada nos dirá.

  • Bruno Vinhas
    2018-12-14 08:32

    Acabou muito bem esta excelente trilogia, agora compreendo porque é que Drizzt é um dos heróis mais admirados do universo da fantasia. RA Salvatore realmente sabe como contar uma boa história, deve ser um excelente Dungeon Master.

  • Aera
    2018-12-13 06:23

    Overall this was a pretty good read. Definitely better than the second book in the series.Drizzt has a very long and difficult road ahead of him when it comes to being accepted by the surface races, and for good reason. To see him coming to terms with this and not giving up was interesting to see. It was all a huge, and often painful, learning experience. I really liked reading about the time he spent with Montolio in his castle. I did have a few issues with this book. I didn't understand Roddy's persistence in hunting Drizzt down. There didn't feel like there was enough motivation to keep him following Drizzt after all that time. Also, some of the deaths seemed unnecessary or out of place. The ending itself was a little bit anti-climactic, but I'm wondering if maybe the next trilogy starts shortly after?I'm glad there was a series about Drizzt's backstory and I'm excited to read more books he is featured in.

  • Kathi
    2018-12-16 06:14

    The most satisfying of the three books in the Dark Elf Trilogy, probably because Drizzt finally leaves the dark underworld and begins to explore the surface world. The story’s roots as a game are never too far away, but this installment both wraps up the tale of Drizzt’s early years and sets the stage for further adventures.

  • Eric
    2018-12-01 06:07

    Great audiobook thanks to the narration by Victor Bevine. A good conclusion to the origin trilogy. Great characters. The story is well told and characters are true to themselves. The ending is a decent end but I somehow expected more. Again, this was written quite a few years ago and would have been a standout in Fantasy back then. The standard has changed since then.

  • Katherine
    2018-12-02 10:22

    Trilogie Temny elf mi konci, ale Legenda o Drizztovi porad jeste zacina. Tesim se na dalsi dil!

  • Büşra
    2018-12-11 05:23

    Seviyorum bu seriyi dizi gibi :D