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Sunday, September 4, 2022

Sojourn (Forgotten Realms: The Dark Elf Trilogy, #3; Legend of Drizzt, #3)Sojourn by R.A. Salvatore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm probably going to be saying this a lot when it comes to R. A. Salvatore's work, but the writing is solid. I won't say it's brilliant, but it Drizzt is compelling and the adventures (this time above ground and he's on a journey to belong somewhere instead of just wandering) are standard.

If you're looking for something that really stands out, I just have to say it's Drizzt, himself. This shouldn't be surprising. A whole franchise basically worships him.

But why? Because he subverts the trope of a straight-evil Drow by living his life by his own standards, his own moral compass. Everyone ELSE thinks he's gonna snap and he makes more friends among the generally despised races more than the standard good ones, but people are now beginning to notice.

It's a good trope. Learning and understanding and finding acceptance against all odds is pretty universal.

It just happens to be in a fantasy D&D setting. :)

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