From the Forgotten Realms world, the Legend of Drizzt series covers the legends of the famous dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden ((Don’t ask me how to pronounce it, I don’t know either ^^; Elven names are hard to pronounce that way)). The Legend of Drizzt Omnibus compiles the first trilogy (The Dark Elf trilogy) that have been ported to sequential art— Home, Exile and Sojourn.
It’s a wonderfully woven tale of a dark elf that was born in violence and turmoil, grew into honor and lived in dignity despite the odds, and moved to the surface ((as the drow live deep underground)) to find where really belongs. The premise may be a bit cliche, but how the story was told and the circumstances that happen to Drizzt are done well. So it’s not really a cliche but more of a classic. This is one of the best fantasy stories I have read in a long while. It was hard to put down, so I read it from start to finish in one reading. I guess the graphic novel nature of this book made it all the more easier.
The characters are good, and you could really relate to most of the characters, especially the title character Drizzt. You really feel for him when he has to sacrifice everything, and the ones around him see tragedies they do not deserve. You also get to grasp the politics/ religion setting of the environment without going too much into it.
I used to play a homebrew version of D&D back in my college days, so this made me nostalgic and want to play again. I can’t believe I haven’t read this long before, good thing the hubby got interested and bought him self a copy.
I recommend this book to anyone who is starting on to read the fantasy genre, as this is a good start to get a good grasp of classic high fantasy. And also to anyone who is simply looking for a really good read.
Rating: 5 of 5 stars [?]