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The Legend of Drizzt Boxed Set, Books I-III (Set 1, Bks. 1-3) Mass Market Paperback – Box set, October 9, 2007


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Product Details

  • Series: The Legend of Drizzt
  • Mass Market Paperback: 900 pages
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast; Box edition (October 9, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786947772
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786947775
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 3.1 x 7.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #355,625 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

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.

More About the Author

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.

Customer Reviews

These books were so good, it only took me 4 days to read them.
Daniel LaBelle
If you are looking to get wrapped up in a series of books that you cant put down until they are done then this is a good place to start.
maya
Originally published in 1990, R.A. Salvatore's Dark Elf Trilogy set in the Forgotten Realms shone like a beacon in the fantasy genre.
D. Allen

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Darth Mortis VINE VOICE on September 1, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
It's not every day that you manage to pick up a book that you don't want to put down. Well, if you're searching, here's a set of 3. This is an example of one of the most superb writing styles that I have ever encountered. There is a masterful balance of action, adventure, and character/plot development that is rare to see. Typically, heavy action detracts from everything else, but not here.The characters are so well described and developed that they practically come to life.

The books take place in the Forgotten Realms, a world for Dungeons and Dragons. You don't have to be a gamer to read and enjoy this trilogy although, if you are familiar with the world, you'll have that much more description going in.

This series starts from the nitty gritty beginning with the birth of Drizzt Do'Urden, one of the most famous characters in Forgotten Realms. A drow (dark elf) by birth, he is born with strange lavender eyes and a good, moral heart that is extremely rare amongst his kin. In drow society, males are subservient to females so he is already at a disadvantage due to his gender. As the time goes by and he is exposed more and more to the evils and brutality of his kin and their evil deity, the Spider Queen Lolth, he realizes that he will never fit in with them. Eventually, he decides to leave the underground Drow city of Menzoberranzan and all of the evil that is there, much to the dismay of his family. When he figures out that his fellow Drow will never stop pursuing him, he decides to travel to the surface.

Throughout you get to really see the internal workings of Drizzt and his turmoil and struggles with his heritage as well as his desire to fit in with those on the surface that fear him for being what he is. If you enjoy fantasy, I am quite sure that once you pick this set up you won't put it down until you are done or you are in desperate need of food.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. Caggiani on October 24, 2010
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Even though these three books are not the first three that Salvatore wrote about the iconic dark elf, it's a great place to start since they actually are the chronological beginning to the Drizzt series. This trilogy is the origin story of Drizzt and can be dark at times. One thing is for sure, you will get sucked in and want to read everything Salvatore has ever written! I'm a fan :-)

-Ed Caggiani, Translator of Tracks and Horizons: 26 Countries on a Motorcycle
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. A. Romanov on January 24, 2010
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I loved how the books came in this little box set making it easy to ship to my husband in Iraq. He loved it too. I will definitely be purchasing the next box set for him when he is done reading this one.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michael Goldrich on May 30, 2007
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The Icewind Dale comics were at a local comic book store and, when I did some checking, I saw the original Dark Elf Trilogy was already done. I picked these up and read them in about a day. I have been a reader of R.A. Salvatore's for years and these are extremely true to the books. Some of the side adventures are cut, reasonably so due to space constraints, but the story is solid and there is nothing lacking.

I plan to purchase the Icewind Dale series when it is completed.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Edward Rivera on August 13, 2010
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I have decided to change my review because although these books are good i have read other fantasy novels that have been better.I purchased this box set and the first book was excellent due to the characters Drizzt and his bizarre family, their customs the drama involved etc .The main character Drizzt Do'Urden is a fascinating character, however once i started reading the second and third books i found them less interesting than the first...( I however would recommend for younger readers) Some fantasy novels that i think outshine this would be The Elric Saga by Michael Moorcock & The Vlad Taltos series by Steven Brust.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Larrivee on December 29, 2012
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I've read these books at least 3-4 times, always been a Salvatore/Drizzt fan. While the first three books in the series are pretty good it's the next three that are the best. These however give a background and really should be read. The content in the books gets 4 stars, but the actual books are tiny! They are like shrunken mini books with little tiny type. Cheap yes, but also hard to hold and read. spend the few extra bucks and get the better quality versions
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By wcornell86 on June 8, 2012
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The boxed set looks very nice, with Todd Lockwood's art shining through. At around $8 per paperback book, this boxed set is a true value. In fact I already owned Homeland, but figured that the price for all three was the same as the last two books anyway. I gave the extra copy to my son.

For anyone interested in a Drizzt collection, but are on a budget, the Legend of Drizzt boxed sets are perfect for you! The actual Legend series only goes up to the Paths of Darkness books, however there are still other value boxed sets for The Hunter's Blades Trilogy and Transitions.

This trilogy is a must-read for any Drizzt fans who haven't read them yet. Reading about where he came from and the trials he overcame to reach the surface, while maintaining his values, truly puts his character in perspective in later novels.

Anyone who has not yet picked up a Drizzt book should start with Homeland and work their way up.

We get to see the evil and deceitful ways of the drow society, and why everyone on the surface is so weary to see one such as Drizzt Do'Urden wandering around. We also see the trials of racism and stereotyping that the hero comes to face on the surface world.

*SPOILER ALERT*
I wish Salvatore would have allowed more expansion in Drizzt and Zaknafein's relationship instead of killing Zak off right away once they make amends. But, it is his story and his to dictate. This is merely an expansion of my own imagination that I crave!
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