Sojourn (novel)

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Sojourn
Sojourn.jpg
First edition
Author R.A. Salvatore
Cover artist Jeff Easley
Country United States
Language English
Series The Dark Elf Trilogy
Genre Fantasy novel
Published TSR, May 1991
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 309
ISBN 1-56076-047-8
Preceded by Exile

Sojourn is the third book in The Dark Elf Trilogy, written by R.A. Salvatore.

Plot summary[edit]

Having lived in the Underdark for over forty years, Drizzt realized that neither he nor anyone around him would be safe, so he decided to travel to the surface. There he met with much adversity because of his race, but also found his true calling in life as a ranger, during his time with a blind ranger named Montolio. He eventually moved to Icewind Dale, where he joined with Catti-Brie, Bruenor Battlehammer, Regis the Halfling, and Wulfgar the barbarian.

Reception[edit]

On March 26, 1991 Sojourn debuted at 13 of the New York Times Best Seller list.[1] Ian Strelec awarded the final book of the trilogy, Sojourn with a B+ rating. He stated he found the book short and although not incredible, it was an important component of the Drizzt mythos. [2]

According to PopMatters' Andrew Welsh, Drizzt is Salvatore's attempt to create a multifaceted character who faces internal struggles, in hopes of standing out from the drow, and fantasy fiction in general. Welsh feels that Salvatore fails in this regard, saying "any blood Drizzt finds on his hands is quickly justified and most “internal” conflict is superficial at best."[3]

The trade paperback Sojourn, volume 3 of the Dark Elf ranked 19 in the August 2006 Graphic Novels sales with an estimated sale quantity of 3,465.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PAPERBACK BEST SELLERS: May 26, 1991". NY Times. 1991-05-26. Retrieved 2008-03-11. 
  2. ^ Strelec, Ian. "Forgotten Realms: Sojourn (The Legend of Drizzt, Book III) Review". d20zines.com. Retrieved 2008-03-11. 
  3. ^ Welsh, Andrew (March 2006). "Sojourn: The Legend of Drizzt Book 3". PopMatters. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  4. ^ "Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual August 2006". icv2.com. Retrieved 2008-03-03.