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The Annotated Dragonlance Chronicles

by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
Chronicles Series

Reviews of 'The Annotated Dragonlance Chronicles'

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Reviewer: Dark One

Rating: Stars

The books that started off what I know and love as the DragonLance saga. My words fall short to describe this majestic and glorious book of epic proportions. How can I praise Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman for this gift of literature? Bravo? Maybe. Awesome? Close. ENCORE? I think I will go with encore because encores are just what we got considering the countless DL titles Chronicles have spawned. Then again my words fall short...

This book, especially Autumn Twilight, did not fall short of what it is supposed to be. After I finished it, the opening scenes in the Inn of The Last Home stuck like glue in my head, and everytime I am reminded how Tanis stood up and took charge of the situation touches me and I hope my writing this review will pay homage to the companions with Tanis in particular as his wisdom is INSPIRATIONAL. Forget that they're storybook characters.

Kudos to Weis and Hickman. I thought all books excepting Matthew Reilly's were kinda slow but I was very wrong. Although the action was not as fast as that in Reilly's books, the pace was just right as the action was intense to say the least. I can't believe the authors could cram in so much information in these three books as opposed to Tolkien's work which although infinitely groundbreaking, the action was not as fast as I would have liked.

Back to Tolkien, he really established the fantasy genre of literature and it is natural that most other exceptional fantasy novels whould be compared to The Lord of The Rings but I think now all fantasy books should also be compared to Dragonlance and only if these books can come close to the grandeur of the Chronicles Trilogy can it bear any mark of greatness. No one can truly call himself a fan of fantasy literature unless he first reads Dragonlance Chronicles.

Reviewer: Sean Zimmerman

Rating: Stars

This is an excellent book for newcomers to Dragonlance. If you are just getting started on Dragonlance books and have the money to spend, buy this instead of the three separate Chronicles books. You won't regret it. This book offers insight into what was going on it the minds of the creators of Dragonlance (Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman), as well as presents additional information into the novels.

The book is basically about the Chronicles, making the AD&D stuff in the first bit just added information that can be skipped. The book is so big because it's actually three books in one (Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night, & Dragons of Spring Dawning). It's the entire Chronicles series. And it includes comments by the authors. The annotations in the book also contains incites into the Dragonlance world, as well.

Seven friends are supposed to meet at the Inn of the Last Home. One, Kitiara cannot come. The remaining six, Tanis, Flint, Tasslehoff, Sturm, Caramon, and Raistlin. They meet up with Riverwind and Goldmoon, whom they do not know--but that all changes.

They are chased out of town and set out on an adventure to find out what's happening in the world. They meet with dragons on their adventures, as well as creatures called draconians. Some of the companions are lost, new friends are gained. But int he end, one member must go before the evil to banish it forever.

In my opinion, this is a great buy for someone who wants to start on Dragonlance books or an avid fan of the series who wants any new material.

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