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Finally! Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman have returned to Krynn, picking up at long last Dragonlance's seminal--and best--story line. Following directly on the heels of 1996's Dragons of Summer Flame, this new trilogy (dubbed The War of Souls) continues the arc begun with their phenomenally popular Chronicles series released so many moons ago. This first installment, Dragons of a Fallen Sun, sets up another epic conflict for the poor war-torn, dragon-beset populace of Krynn, some 40 years after the close of the Chaos War (and even longer since the triumph of the Companions in the War of the Lance), with the great dragons holding sway over most of Ansalon.
The action in Fallen Sun breaks as the mother of all storms sweeps across Ansalon, wreaking havoc on all the book's players: the Knights of Neraka (née Takhisis) laying siege to Solamnic-controlled Sanction; the elves of Qualinesti and their hated cousins the Silvanesti, barricaded behind an enormous magical shield; the aging Goldmoon in the Citadel of Light; the dragons, Malys, Beryl, et al., holed up in their lairs; even Bertrem and the librarians of Palanthas must scramble to keep their precious volumes dry. But it's a small girl who lies at the center of all this, an enigmatic waif who's quietly begun a bloody path of conquest in the name of the One God--even though now, in the Fifth Age, magic is on the wane and Krynn has no gods. Or does it? Heroes still die, mysteries still go unsolved, and Weis and Hickman show that they've still got it in spades, introducing a new set of characters (plus a couple of old favorites) and enough plot and locale jumps to keep you from wandering off. (The duo even provides enough backstory for Dragonlance neophytes to follow along.) --Paul Hughes
Love the new story to an excellent epic saga but I was left.... wanting . Which is good but i felt the first 2 books should have been one BIG book. Would have made more sense.Published on March 18 2004
My mother bought me a Dragonlance book when I was 13 years old. The first book in the Elven Nations trilogy. Read morePublished on Dec 14 2003 by Shawn M. Lucas
This book isn't as good as the rest of the Weis and Hickman Dragonlance Saga. In the matter of fact, most of the time it doesn't reach the standard of any of their books that I've... Read morePublished on Nov. 15 2003 by Nimrod
I found this book to be a good story. It had the power to pull the reader in and watch the world unfold around you. This was my first Dragonlance book ever. Read morePublished on Aug. 8 2003
I came across dragonlance last year and have devored the books. This book, Dragons of a fallen sun, has much of the loved charm of dragonlance. Read morePublished on June 25 2003 by I*chase*butterflies
Having been an enormous fan of the first 2 trilogies and having suffered through some of the shlock that spun off of them, I was thrilled when it was announced that Weis + Hickman... Read morePublished on May 28 2003
This was an extraordinary book! From the beginnning, it pulled me in and i found myself reading nonstop, everytime i got the chance. I would highly recommmend thid book to anyone. Read morePublished on March 24 2003
Having only recantly read the "Legends" Trilogy, and completely not having read "Chronicles" (It's on my to do list), I was kinda saddened by the death of Caramon so early on. Read morePublished on Feb. 19 2003 by Dj Toasty