The Annotated Chronicles Paperback – Oct 1 2002
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About the Author
MARGARET WEIS is the cocreator of the Dragonlance world. She has authored or coauthored fifteen books, several of which were New York Times bestsellers, set in the Dragonlance world. Weis lives in Wisconsin.
TRACY HICKMAN is the coauthor of fifteen Dragonlance novels, as well as other series such as Darksword and the Death Gate Cycle. He has designed game settings, including Starshield, and is the author of the novel The Immortals. Hickman lives in Utah.
Top Customer Reviews
Overall, this was a great book. Not a bad part from beginning to end, and quite funny too (Two words: Tasslehoff Buurfoot). If you havent read this book, by all means GO ON AND BUY IT( And avoid ALL annotations between the standoff at the Solamnic clerics tower, and at the beginning of "winter night" about the Highlord). Amazing book, well worth the read. Now if only "Time Of The Twins" would arive here...
Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman did a fantastic job writing these books. They draw you in with the emotion of each character, keep you in suspense by having 3 and 4 stories going on at once (every couple chapters changes), and end it with events you will never expect to happen.
This book is three books in one. You get "Dragons of Autumn Twilight", "Dragons of Winter Night", and "Dragons of Spring Dawning". Not only do you get three books, but you will get an annotation by the authors on the book. This is good for those of us who are re-reading the books again. But for those of you who haven't read it yet, buy this anyway. The authors give great inside information on the book, characters, and events.
The book is an extremely thick one, running well into 1300 pages; but it is still easily capable of being laid on a flat surface without the pages tending to automatically flip over by itself. The typeface used is also larger than normal, with just slightly over two thirds of each page given over to the original text and the last third for editor and author annotations. Within the volume as well are full colour pages for Larry Elmore's original set of four paintings created on the onset of the trilogy (available also in the Art of Dragonlance book), and the other illustrations adorn the book as well. The paper quality itself has a light glossy feeling about it too. All this makes not just reading this book, but actually handling it a real pleasure.
About the annotations themselves- I found them quite informative, light humoured at times- the references to Kender for instance were always a riot to read- and very representative of how much this project meant to its designers and authors. We get a very good idea of how the characters evolved from the players' imaginations, crucial story design decisions along the way and such. As noted however, the annotations do tend to give away the parts of plot right from the start, so folk new to Dragonlance should avoid reading the annotations on the first run.Read more ›
The story begins with the reunion of lifelong friends 5 years to the day after their last meeting. The world of Krynn is in a time of relative peace, the Cataclysm War having recently ended. Each companion meets back at the The Inn of The Last Home with stories to tell, treasures to boast of, and memories to relect on. But it is not long before the cozy ambiance is sharply pierced as the party is sucked into a plot of good versus evil that will change their lives forever...
Dragonlance may sound like a typical fantasy book, but that is because it DEFINED the fantasy genre over 15 years ago. It set the standard for the grumpy dwarf, the confused leader, and the sexy barmaid; countless writers have tried and failed to emulate the formula quite so well. I have personally read the trilogy three time and am still thirsty for more. In fact, Dragonlance is a much more readable book than The Lord of The Rings. The action is non-stop and each character has his own unique personality and traits. The massive length of Chronicles may seem daunting but to me it is one of the few books that justifies it. My only regret having been an illiterate 1-year-old when the first book, Dragons of Auntumn Twighlight, came out in 1984.
Concerning this annotated version specifically, Weis and Hickman do a decent job of rekindling the magic of Dragonlance. There are plenty of interesting comments on the page borders in the beginning and the end but toward the middle, the authors seem to lose steam.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
It's absolutley amazing how this book gets u addicted. Im 17 and i find this book addicting sooo bad. SO interesting, such interesting characters, a must get if u like good booksPublished on July 4 2004
Have you ever wanted to get into the author's head just a little bit further? Or to rent them for a few hours and ask them questions? Well here you go... Read morePublished on April 9 2004 by Chris Rehers
I first read this series when I was in grade 6, and have recently re-read it again. The story is first rate and it good for all ages. A must read for any fantasy lovers.Published on March 18 2004 by Terry J Tsang
The chronicles is the second series I have ever read by Weis and Hickman, and I love the story very much. Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2004
In this book, not only do you get the three Dragonlance Chronicle book, but you also get a bunch of notes, explanations, and commentary from the authors. Read morePublished on Nov. 22 2003 by Myra
If you have the first three in natty old paperback, trade them in for this.
This book is for real fans and people that are new to the series. Read more
After reading a lot of reviews about how bad the annotated chronicles were compared to the original, I think a lot people forget the main point behind it. Read morePublished on July 16 2003 by JJAM
If you have not read these books and are the type of person to jump right to the last page, then this is the book for you. Read morePublished on June 9 2003
I read this series when I was in 5th grade. It is a great introduction to fledgling fantasy readers. The story is a memorable one with pretty basic ideas. Read morePublished on April 14 2003 by ForsakenOne