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Murder in Tarsis

by John Maddox Roberts
Classics, Volume 1

Reviews of 'Murder in Tarsis'

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Reviewer: Darlaten

Rating: Stars

A murder has taken place in Tarsis and our group of heros (kind of) must try to solve the mystery. What follows is a book filled with intrigue, suspense, humour and intelligence.

In "Murder in Tarsis", you have a warrior who has "most likely" killed a baby black dragon. It's mother is out looking for revenge. She has stalked our warrior and has at last come to Tarsis.

There is also an assassin who wants to be a poet. His lines and thoughts about the state of the world -along with how he feels about his profession are very eye-opening. (Sometimes, his speeches drag on - but all in all they are intriguing).

We also get a thief who knows the backroads, sideroads, and sewers of Tarsis like the back of her hand. Yet, she has never been outside of Tarsis! What will happen to her the first time she leaves? Her interaction with other theives is very reminiscent of "The Thieves Guild" by Jeff Crook.

Other interesting characters: a wizard who realizes how dangerous magic can be - because of his arrogance in the past, only practices the healing arts now; a barbarian sister and brother who show extreme devotion to each other and their friends.

Some other interesting points about the book include: a gully dwarf who is a "seerer" (this has got to be the funniest part of the book); the drawves' civilization below Tarsis; the city itself (some great politics are covered here); and a "truth-fiend" (I never knew they existed in the world of Krynn).

After all of this, throw in some Barbarians who are threating to lay seige to the city and you have the makings of a great story.

How will these these characters solve their differences? How will they work together to solve a murder? Who are the suspects and who is the killer? These elements make for an interesting and unique type of story - a murder mystery the likes that is not usually seen in the world of Dragonlance.

This book was a pleasant surprise. I was not expecting much at the start; however, I was proven wrong. The characters introduced are very engrossing--it's a pity that John Maddox, the author, didn't continue the story in another book.

As it stands, the book ends with our group of heros (I can't tell you who as that would spoil the fun!) riding off to solve more crime. There's definately another story waiting in the wings. Hopefully, another book will happen.

Anyway, those are my thoughts. If you want a book that is interesting to read -pick up this one. Read the book and try to solve the murder mystery!

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