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Collecting the second volume of R.A. Salvatore's The Legend of Drizzt! The Dark Elf known as Drizzt has abandoned the twisted society of his people to seek honor and justice. But his family will not let him go so easily, and even greater dangers await Drizzt and his new ally Belwar in the caverns of the Underdark!


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Collecting the second volume of R.A. Salvatore's The Legend of Drizzt! The Dark Elf known as Drizzt has abandoned the twisted society of his people to seek honor and justice. But his family will not let him go so easily, and even greater dangers await Drizzt and his new ally Belwar in the caverns of the Underdark!

30 review for Exile: The Graphic Novel

  1. 5 out of 5

    Chip Hunter

    This second volume in the graphic novel adaptations of the Legend of Drizzt series is every bit as excellent as the first. Spectacular, dramatic art brings this favorite story to life as never before (it should not, however, be viewed as a substitution for the original novel). In Exile, the story of Drizzt takes up with him having lived ten years in the Underdark, where he survived by becoming an instinctual hunter. He travels to a city of deep gnomes where he befriends Belwar Dissengulp and reg This second volume in the graphic novel adaptations of the Legend of Drizzt series is every bit as excellent as the first. Spectacular, dramatic art brings this favorite story to life as never before (it should not, however, be viewed as a substitution for the original novel). In Exile, the story of Drizzt takes up with him having lived ten years in the Underdark, where he survived by becoming an instinctual hunter. He travels to a city of deep gnomes where he befriends Belwar Dissengulp and regains his sense of humanity. Drizzt's mother, Matron Malice seeks to find and kill Drizzt in the hopes to regaining the favor of Lloth. To do this she enacts a reanimation spell on the body of Zaknafein, Drizzt's father, so that it may seek out and destroy Drizzt. Drizzt and Guenhyevar (forgive spelling) encounter many perils and mysteries in their travels through the Underdark, and this story (more than any other) allows the reader to really get to know Drizzt's character. This graphic novel faithfully retains the essence of the original novel, and actually adds to the story with the vivid and spectacular art. The only real complaint I had with this volume was the truncated-feel of the scene where house Do'Urden falls. This scene is of central importance to the future of Drizzt's tale and more effort should have been made on its telling. Much like the first book, this one is excellent and should be a must-have for any fan of Salvatore's Drizzt novels.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Benjamin

    Fine enough, with one or two interesting notes, as when Drizzt sets off on a noble quest to find a wizard to save his polymorphed friend--and then the polymorphed friend kills the wizard. Things tend to be a little convenient for Drizzt: he's hunted by a great evil and captured by another great evil, and then the two evils mostly kill each other. (There's also some subplots that feel like they should be longer, as if they got cut down from the book these are based on. Like: Drizzt's evil mother Fine enough, with one or two interesting notes, as when Drizzt sets off on a noble quest to find a wizard to save his polymorphed friend--and then the polymorphed friend kills the wizard. Things tend to be a little convenient for Drizzt: he's hunted by a great evil and captured by another great evil, and then the two evils mostly kill each other. (There's also some subplots that feel like they should be longer, as if they got cut down from the book these are based on. Like: Drizzt's evil mother is forced to adopt a rival--and then pretty quickly kills her. Like, was there supposed to be suspense around that?)

  3. 4 out of 5

    Angel

    Once I got into this one, I could not put it down. The tale Drizzt continues as the Drow now goes on a self-imposed exile. However, this is like other tales of the loner that others can't seem to leave alone. His House chooses to hunt him down, and they get the "perfect" hunter for the job. It has been ten years since the events in the previous volume, and Drizzt is struggling with loneliness, accompanied only by his panther friend. However, he manages to find new friends. Overall, this was a go Once I got into this one, I could not put it down. The tale Drizzt continues as the Drow now goes on a self-imposed exile. However, this is like other tales of the loner that others can't seem to leave alone. His House chooses to hunt him down, and they get the "perfect" hunter for the job. It has been ten years since the events in the previous volume, and Drizzt is struggling with loneliness, accompanied only by his panther friend. However, he manages to find new friends. Overall, this was a good, entertaining story with a pretty fast pace. I have already picked up the next volume in the series.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Keith Irwin

    In this volume, the adventures of Drizzt continues as he leaves the city where he grew up. I liked this volume, but I had expected that we would finally get to leave behind all the internal political squabbling which was my least favorite part of the previous book. But there was still plenty of that, so that was sort of disappointing. Nonetheless, it was a good adventure, well told, and because it was mostly just about Drizzt the continuing difficulties being able to tell one Drow from another d In this volume, the adventures of Drizzt continues as he leaves the city where he grew up. I liked this volume, but I had expected that we would finally get to leave behind all the internal political squabbling which was my least favorite part of the previous book. But there was still plenty of that, so that was sort of disappointing. Nonetheless, it was a good adventure, well told, and because it was mostly just about Drizzt the continuing difficulties being able to tell one Drow from another didn't really impact the story much.

  5. 4 out of 5

    C

    As others have said, Drizzt is great, the environment is great, story is a bit bland. The brain massage thing is just as wacky in the graphic novel as it is in the book. But, that said... the graphic novel is a great way to get through it if you want the backstory quickly before moving on to book 3. I do REALLY dislike the graphic version of Jaraxle -he looks like a Marvel comicbook villain. Blech. I just don't see even low rent Drow citizens dressing like pirates.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Michael Prier

    Another well drawn graphic novel featuring Drizzt, with his companions Gwenhwyvar, a hook horror, and a Svirfneblin. The treachery in the Drow cavern city of Menzoberranzan comes to fruition when House Do'Urden falls to House Baenre and loses support from Lolth. I love the society of the Drow, and the language (which is hardly used in the GN) and the subterfuge with which the culture survives.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Gautam Surath

    And its all slowly coming back to me now. In color and in representation. The Ithilids are beautiful and so are the Gnomes. The side story of Clacker is nicely covered and still saddening. The art continues to impress and I can't wait to finish the this one to catch up with Drizzt as he reaches the surface. The last frame of sunshine bathing his face leaves an everlasting impression on the eyes! Time to surface

  8. 4 out of 5

    Nynke

    absolutely love these! Every thing is drawn almost exactly as I immagined it when reading the book. It brings memories as if I had been on an adventure a few years ago and am now looking at the pictures. also learned from this version that Salvatore is not the inventor of the dark elf race. Must check out Gary Gygax.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    The second installment of the graphic novel portrayal of Drizzt and his many adventures and choice to ultimately escape the Underdark and venture to the surface world. This was even better than book one. I love coming back to this story after so many years and being able to view the wonderful artwork the Devil's Due guys put into this collection.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Suvi

    Huhhuh. En varsinaisesti ollut unohtanut keskusaivoja, mutta illithidiepisodin koko hämmentävyys oli unohtunut. En ehkä pääse yli aivohieronnasta.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Brenna Skirata

    So much love for Guen

  12. 5 out of 5

    David Campos

    Infantil y flojo

  13. 5 out of 5

    Reuven Fischer

    I actually enjoyed the Graphic Novel version better then the prose novel. The later, although I did enjoy it, moved a bit too slow for my taste.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jess

    The art is good. Fast-paced and exciting, this was easy to get into even though it was the first R.A. Salvatore work (well, in graphic novel form, but still...) that I read.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Dave

    The focus on Drizzt wandering in the Underdark seems far too random, and the intrigue of the first novel is pretty much gone.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Mark

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I thought Drizzt is officially amazing and he has my exact personality. I still can't believe Zak was his father.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Wayne

    A good version of the novel. A bit simplistic, but that's to be expected. Kind of like watching the movie as opposed to reading the book.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    Again, super-abbreviated but fun.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Lori

    This was fast-paced as well but I enjoyed it a little bit more than the previous one!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Waite

    Much better than Homeland. Looking forward to follow Drizzt’s exploits on the surface

  21. 4 out of 5

    Seth

    Continuation of the series. Its a fun fast read.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Searska GreyRaven

    Like the first one, pretty true to the novels, if much shorter.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Max

    There are 2 things that save this book. First, the environment that surrounds the story is incredible, original, and beautifully rendered. Second, the main character, Drizzt, is deep, complex, and exciting. Other than that, the book was fairly disappointing. The supporting characters are pretty weak. The story is incredibly predictable and way too convenient at times. There were far too many instances where one of the characters just happened to have something in his pocket (that had never been m There are 2 things that save this book. First, the environment that surrounds the story is incredible, original, and beautifully rendered. Second, the main character, Drizzt, is deep, complex, and exciting. Other than that, the book was fairly disappointing. The supporting characters are pretty weak. The story is incredibly predictable and way too convenient at times. There were far too many instances where one of the characters just happened to have something in his pocket (that had never been mentioned before) that was exactly what was needed to save the day. The first book in the series was ok, but this one really feels like a step backwards. If you love Drizzt from the other Forgotten Realms books, this book will probably be ok. His character is one of the few bright spots of the book. If you are just a scifi/fantasy fan that wanted to give the books a try, you'll probably be disappointed.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Netanella

    Just like most movie versions of a book, there is no comparison to the written word. Although I enjoyed the visual element and being able to see what I had so thoroughly enjoyed reading, the graphic novel seems rushed in places and doesn't do the book justice.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Γιώργος Μπελαούρης

    amazing adaptation

  26. 4 out of 5

    Frans Karlsson

    The adventure of Drizzt continues with him as an exile hunted by his family. Great artwork

  27. 5 out of 5

    Krystal Michele

  28. 4 out of 5

    Scott Koon

  29. 5 out of 5

    Armand Rosamilia

  30. 5 out of 5

    Teresa Zimmer

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