Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman

In Dragons of Autumn Twilight, all seems peaceful in the world. Towns are thriving, people are happy. Everything seems perfect for all of the races. WHAM! Out of nowhere, the dragons reappear, and only a small group of people can save the world from them, by finding a legendary weapon called the Dragonlance.

The party consists of Tanis (a half-elf who left his homeland), Flint Fireforge (a surly dwarf with a soft spot in his heart), Tasslehoff (a cheerful and fearless trickster that comes from the “kinder” race), a chivalrous knight called Sturm, and a warrior named Caramon with a fraternal twin brother named Raistlin. But one of the most vital characters to this story is a young woman of the Plains People named Goldman. She carries a mysterious staff that has incredible power. Traveling with her is her “bodyguard” Riverwind.

Anyway, their quest is to find this supposedly mythical weapon that was wielded by a dragonslayer named “Huma”, hundreds of years ago. Tensions rise as new members join the group and Raistlin’s dark power causes suspicions among the companions.My only complaint about this series is the uncanny similarity to The Lord of the Rings. Still, the writing style is very good and I think that fans of D&D and the Forgotten Realms series will like these books.

Dragons of Winter Night
Dragon of Spring Dawning

Reviewed by Maria

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