Legacy of Steel: Bridges of Time Series Mass Market Paperback – Nov 1 1998
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Three years after the Summer of Chaos, Sara Dunstan, adoptive mother of Steel Brightblade, hears rumors that the Knights of Takhisis are regathering in the evil city of Neraka. Although still branded a renegade by the Dark Knights, she travels to Neraka with the blue dragon, Cobalt, to learn the truth. There she discovers the knights are not only rebuilding under the leadership of General Mirielle Abrena, but they have imminent plans to return to war.
Frustrated and seeking answers, Sara journeys to the Tomb of Last Heroes in Solace. At the tomb, she receives an answer she never expected, which inspires a new order that could help the people of Ansalon to survive the dark days ahead.
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Top Customer Reviews
The big redeeming quality of this book is the character of Sara Dunstan. Readers were first introduced to her in Weis & Hickman's THE SECOND GENERATION and we saw more of her in their DRAGONS OF SUMMER FLAME. This book fleshes here character out much more than those two did. Since the book is told from her point of view, we get to observe the various facets of her character. This is important since I get the feeling that she will be playing a larger role down the road, possibly in Weis & Hickman's War of Souls trilogy (which I have yet to read).
The writing in the book was solid, although the supporting characters all seemed pretty one dimensional. The new general of the Knights of Takhisis was kind of interesting and it would be neat to see her fleshed out in another book at some point. Herbert does a good job of telling the story and getting to the point where the necessary things (I don't want to ruin things for people who haven't read it yet) are established for use in later books. I just wasn't engrossed in the story since there wasn't much of a plot to get involved in. Decent book and Dragonlance fans might find it useful in understanding these new concepts that I'm not mentioning. If you're not a completist, though, you can probably skip it and not miss out on much.
This story is centered around Sara Dunstan, whom is still grieving over her adopted son Steel Brightblade three years after the summer of chaos. In the begining, she is living as a exile from the Knights of Tahkisis, and is pretty miserable. Then she starts having some dreams that call to her for help. Eventually, she sets out to find the source of the dreams and comes upon a wounded and riderless blue dragon whom she nurses back to health.
Thats all I'm telling you about this book. But It was page turning. I just added Mary H Herbert, to the list amazing Dragonlance storytellers, right under Richard A Knaack, whom we all know is the best. I Cannot wait to learn more about the "Leigon Of Steel" which is founded in the end of this work!
By Huma's Shield, this was a Fantastic Book!
Most recent customer reviews
Gives a pretty good summary of Steel's adoptive mother's life after the chaos war. However, until I haven't read it yet, I don't recall hearing from the Legion of steel ever after... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Thorjak
Like i wrote in the title this has been on of the first dragonlance's beautiful books from the very first page. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2002
I only bought this because Spirit of the Wind was a good book and it ended up surpasing it. Great read!Published on May 6 2001 by Josh Morel
This book was the book that got me started in the fantasy book stufff. I am reading The spirit of the wind right now and it is so cool. I love this kind of stuff now. Read morePublished on Aug. 9 2000 by Gail
This book is one of my favorites. It is smartly written and I love it being about Sara! I also loved Cobalt's loyalty towards Sara. Read morePublished on April 5 2000 by Lacey
I was starting to get disinterested in the bridges of time/fith age series, but this book had an amazing quality of making one want more. Read morePublished on Dec 12 1999 by Eric Remer
This book just stunned me. I thought it was just going to be another lame old dl book but it was just purely awesome. Read morePublished on Oct. 13 1999 by Amazon Customer
Mary Herbert has definitely re-energized my interest in the DragonLance Saga. Sara and Cobalt enjoy invaluable times together, heroicly spirited and heartfelt. Read morePublished on Sept. 27 1999 by Seth I. Greiner (email@example.com)