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At the start of bestseller Salvatore's second book in his Tolkienesque fantasy trilogy (after 2002's The Thousand Orcs), hordes of orcs, led by cruel King Obould Many-Arrows, sweep down mechanically and unexcitingly on beleaguered dwarves. When he isn't slaying orcs, the story's hero, the dark elf drow loner Drizzt Do'Urden, suffers guilt for allowing a friendly elf to die in his stead and is attracted to Catti-brie, a beautiful human woman who is the ward of the dying dwarf king, Bruenor Battlehammer. The usual fantasy suspects-gnomes, trolls, elves, flying horses, unicorns, giants-crowd the pages, but the author does at times rise above cliche, and a few characters do achieve some complexity. Obould actually speaks of economics, while an elf, Innovindel, having lost her mate in battle, talks pensively of the centuries of her life, in contrast to the paltry few years of human life. This difference is significant to Drizzt, because Catti-brie is only human. Fans will eagerly await further developments in volume three. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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The book was scheduled to arrive between February 1-11, and was delayed due to customs. My book came on February 16th, but the seller was really nice when I contacted them, and... Read morePublished on Feb. 21 2011 by Salvatore Collector
Book One of R.A. Salvatore's "The Hunter's Blade" trilogy, The Lone Drow is the story of Drizzi Do'Urden who is the bane of the orc hordes still ravaging the North. Read morePublished on July 9 2004 by Midwest Book Review
Starting with the Dark Elf Trilogy this drow's adventures really kept me good company for years. My all time favorite work of the author is the Dark Elf Trilogy and I read all the... Read morePublished on June 30 2004 by dream28
I've been a fan of Salvatore for years now. The Ice, wind and Dale Trilogy and The Dark Elf Trilogy (Which is my all time favorite work by Salvatore) are great. Read morePublished on June 25 2004 by William M. Olejarz
Salvatore keeps getting better and better along with the solid and unforgetable characters. I feel that he, second only to Lars Walker, is about the best fantasy writer out there!Published on June 17 2004
It seems like I refused to read these books for so long on the simple principle that if more than two people I knew had read them, then they must be mainstream crap. Read morePublished on June 11 2004 by Bizmarkie
All I could think of as I read this book was WOW! Never before have I had any book as interesting as this, and as I neared the finish I was hoping it would never end. Read morePublished on April 22 2004