Getting into the Drizzt Novels

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I love D&D, my Warder's avi is of Drizzt, and a previous roommate of mine loved the series.

So, I downloaded what Audible tells me is the first book in the Drizzt series. The summary says it's his origin story, so I thought maybe I'd be okay...maybe.

...I have NO CLUE what's going on.

Where is a good starting point? :rofl
 

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He had a first appearance in books in The Icewind Dale trilogy, but he has an origin a series that tells his backstory in The Dark Elf trilogy. If you just kind of want his origin and background, I'd just pick up Homeland, Exile and Sojourn all by R. A. Salvatore. Unless that's what you did get.....
 

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I picked up Homeland, but I feel like I'm missing a lot.

I love D&D, but I'm not really well-versed in it. How much does he factor into the Icewind Dale trilogy?
 

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I started with Homeland when I read some of his books. And from a cursory google search, the Reddit tells me RA Salvatore recommends starting there as well.
 

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Okie dokie. Maybe I should save it until after my wedding. I'm ADHD'ing pretty bad right now. :laugh:
 

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Lol. We posted on top of each other. :shifty
 

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Aw, crap. Did Satara sublet to you too? :rofl
 

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In The Icewind Dale trilogy, he's part of a party of PCs. So it's like when Loki became the breakout star of Thor and kind of took over MCU when he was chosen as the villain for the first Avengers movie lol
 

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So, okay. I had to actually start over, because my brain was just so full of ADHD manic planning and wedding stuff when I started reading.

And, reading while relaxing, and not trying to multi-task at work helped a whole lot. I actually know what's going on now.

I think I kept getting stuck on the looooong Drow Elf names, and before I could try to figure them out, the story moved forward, because it's an audiobook. By the time I tuned in, I was lost.

I am no longer lost. :laugh:
 
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I started reading The Icewind Dale books because I really love that setting and didn’t know this trilogy existed. I also didn’t know it was the origin of Drizzt.
 
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I finished 'The Crystal Shard' over the weekend, and man was it a fantastic book. I can't wait to start the next book, 'Streams of Silver'.

I also got so into it so fast, I ordered the Dark Elf Trilogy on thriftbooks a couple of days ago so those will be in once I finish this Trilogy. I also got the Elminster books since I love the Cormanthor setting and the 2nd book takes places in Myth Drannor.
 

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Just passing through to wave hello and note that I am a big Forgotten Realms setting and novel fan all around and am happy to discuss Drizzt, Elminster, and friends with whoever would like to chat about them. I haven't read all the novels by a long shot, but I have been mucking about in the Realms as a DM since the mid-late 1990s in some form or other.

I hope you have been enjoying your time with the books!
 

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I ADHD'd away when i started reading the second novel, but i still like them. :)

What i read changes a lot depending on what's going on in my brain. :laugh: I'm sure I'll drift back to that world eventually. :)
 

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I can relate, Leala Sedai! I think I'm currently on Book 12 or 13 of the Drizzt books, but I had a squirrel moment like 6 or 7 months ago and ended up reading a bunch of other stuff about a topic that had seized my interest (ceremonial magic, I think) and forgot about it. It's still on my nightstand, waiting patiently for me. I'll rediscover it some morning when I'm out of patience for whatever else I'm reading and will be right back into it, I imagine. :)
 
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