Rage of the Dragon Hardcover – Apr 24 2012
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“Weis and Hickman again demonstrate their talent for world-building and for creating likable yet flawed heroes. This Norse-flavored series opener should have a large following.” ―Library Journal on Bones of the Dragon
“Weis and Hickman have created a believably human story out of their mix of saga and sorcery.” ―Publishers Weekly on Bones of the Dragon
About the Author
MARGARET WEIS and TRACY HICKMAN published their first novel in the Dragonlance™ Chronicles, Dragons of Autumn Twilight, in 1984. Together, the pair worked on over a dozen other titles in the series, and they are still going strong, collaborating on more than thirty novels. Margaret Weis lives in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. Tracy Hickman lives in Utah.See all Product Description
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This was yet another excellent story by Weis and Hickman, full of rich world building and surprises. The stories tend to remind me of the Grandfather's line from The Princess Bride movie while describing the book, "fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miricles." Their heroes are always very human, experiencing both victories and defeats, and Skylan Ivorson is no exception. In this third book in the series, he has finally accepted the mistakes he has made in the past and comes out stronger for it.
If you're looking for a good fantasy adventure, it's hard to go wrong with anything written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.
Skylan annoyed the daylights out of me at first, but after everything he's been through over the course of the series, he's definitely redeemed himself. (Quite dramatically, in fact, by the end of book, but I won't give anything else away :p) The strongest pull of this series has to be the superb characterisation. The good guys and the bad guys aren't flat and one-dimensional...everyone is flawed, troubled, and determined to do what they think is right. Out of an outstanding cast of characters, Wulfe, the Fae princeling, has to be my favourite character.
On another note, I won't look at fish knives the same way again!
Overall, I found this a pretty darn good book. As with the other books of the series, I like the interesting milieu, and the characters. I like the level of magic, and the many interesting creatures that the world contains.
Admittedly, at times the story does drag a little, and you find yourself wishing that the authors would just get on with it. But, the action eventually does pick back up, and everything adds up to a pretty darn good fantasy story.
So, if you like high fantasy, with great magic and world-wide stakes, then you will like this book. I certainly did!
Farinn is my favorite character too! All I can tell you is he's 16 and fae. He is a delight, but not heard from much. I do hope later on there will be a book just about him.
At the end was a sad part, for like a millisecond, then you get another twist. I love when a book leaves it on a twist, that's how you know there's more to come. I can't wait for that, heck, I may even backtrack for the first two and see what I missed.