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Spirit of the Wind: Bridges of Time Series [Mass Market Paperback]

Chris Pierson
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Sept. 1 1998 Bridges of Time Series
A year has passed since the Chaos War threatened Krynn. In the east, on the Dairly Plains, the hard-won peace is shattered by a new threat: the red dragon Malystryx.

The kender Kronn-alin Thistleknot travels to Abasasinia with his older sister Catt. Together they seek heroes to stop the dragon from destroying Kendermore.

Riverwind, aging chieftain of the Que-Shu, answers the call.

Accompanied by his beloved daughter Brightdawn, Riverwind sets out in his final quest to save the kender from Malys's wrath . . . and to find sense in a world abandoned by the gods.

Chris Pierson's novel tells the stirring tale of the final quest of Riverwind, one of the original companions of the best-selling Dragonlance series.

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4.0 out of 5 stars The best since Weis & Hickman Aug. 8 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
First off, I have to say that this is probably the best written Dragonlance book I've read outside of Weis & Hickman's work. Most impressive is Pierson's strong grasp of the characters. Riverwind was handled brilliantly and I liked how he gave the different kender separate personalities and didn't make them carbon copies of Tasslehoff like many other authors do. His pacing was also excellent, with enough "down time" for character development in between fight scenes, but not so much that the story starts to drag.
I was disappointed when, in THE SECOND GENERATION, Riverwind and Goldmoon's children were mentioned, but we never got to meet them. This book rectifies that problem. Taking place after the Chaos War, this book tells the story of Riverwind's journey to Kendermore to help the kender stave off an ogre invasion. As stated earlier, the book is very well written and paced, but doesn't shy away from killing off characters. It makes for a very dark book helping to set up the new status quo in Ansalon after the disappearance of both the gods and their magic. Unfortunately, I read Jean Rabe's DRAGONS OF A NEW AGE trilogy first and so more or less knew what would happen by the end. I highly recommend reading this series (this book being the first of five in the BRIDGES OF TIME saga) before jumping into Rabe's trilogy.
If you liked what Weis and Hickman have written in this setting, you'll most likely enjoy this entry as it has a similar feeling to what they've done. A quick read, but thoroughly enjoyable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Read.. June 2 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I went into this book with eyes of the skeptic, and I was wrong. I have never really gotten into "Riverwind", or "Goldmoon" for that matter, but in this book, I really warmed up to the character.
The story was great, It didnt leave big holes, or you were never left wondering about things. I have allready been a big fan of Mr. Pierson, and this was no let down. I really hope to see some more stories about Kronn, and Catt, the Kender Brother and Sister.
In the past, I have found Kender to be, well, typical annoying Kender, but, in this story, I just wanted to go meet everyone of them, (Before I'd still empty my pockets out, I mean, they are still kender after all ;-) ).
So to sum up, READ THIS BOOK.
-Dj Toasty
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5.0 out of 5 stars I can only hope Pierson writes more... Feb. 7 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is one of the best written DL books around. Mr. Pierson has a very good grasp on keeping his readers wanting more. His battle scenes are well thought out (and acted), his characters never lose who they are (ie. they never act like anyone else, they stay true to form), and its always nice to revisit some old friends and make some new ones too!
Riverwind was not Kendermore's first choice of heroes but as Paxina states "You'll do!" The red dragon Malystryx is out for conquest, and she enlists the Ogres to help pave her way. Little by the little Malys' magic changes the land around her, and here Kendermore and Kenderwood are her targets. How does an aging Hero of the Lance deal with this mess? Read and find out, you won't be dissapointed!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A must read!! Oct. 19 2002
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This was a really good book. Even if the story itself had [been bad], I'd have recommended it based on the first 15 or so pages alone. There was a meeting of old friends that was so well written it could've been written by W&H themselves. Truly moving.
This story had everything you've come to expect from a good DL book: good plot, great characters who become like family & the sorrow that comes from losing them. Great book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars One of the better Dragonlance novels Dec 25 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The best novels in the Dragonlance series are undoubtedly the ones written by the original authors - Margret Weiss and Tracy Hickman. Everything else just seemed like imitators playing in the same yard. Some books in the series do stand out of the pack, and 'Spirit of the Wind' is definately one of them. The story centers around Riverwind, one of the original characters from the first trilogy in the series. Riverwind is dying, and decides to leave the world not in a bed, but in battle. He volunteers himself to aid two poor souls in their attempt to defend their homeland against a hideous dragon. It's a story of sacrifice and bravery, and is very well written. At times it seemed to steal from David Gemmell's excellent book 'Legend', but all in all quite a pleasure to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice to see an Author with enthusiasm April 16 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I wasnt sure if i would like this book because i was never a Riverwind fan. But the energy involved in this book really made it a winner. I couldn't believe it when i found myself caring for the characters and I also respect the ways in which he kills characters. Killing characters properly is crucial in a good fantasy and its done here. Way to go Chris and way to bring us a proper view of the plainsman we never knew!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good but... July 8 1999
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
It was pretty good as a whole, and I liked the part of the fight on the ship but this style of book is more genarly for the Forgotten Realms series where half the story is descriptions on how everybody dies brutally. I liked what they did with kenders, though making them an actual race and not just nuisences brouight in sometimes for comic release. Kenders are my favorite race and I was somewhat disapointed at the way they were describing all the cruel things the Ogres were doing to the kenders. The positive things were that all in all the storyline was really good! The main characters were well done although it is a pity that they had to die. It also reveals more about kender than was known before, such as there weapons. I do recommend this book to someone who likes action and kender.(but not to much, cause it is depressing)
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