The Silver Stair: Bridges of Time Series Mass Market Paperback – Mar 1 1999
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If you're an avid Dragonlance reader, you'll probably be disappointed in this book. If you've never read a Dragonlance novel in your life, you might enjoy it.
The other thing about this book that caused me to dislike it so much was the fact that her main elf character, Gair, didn't act like an elf at all. He was impatient, impetuous, and, for someone who claimed to be a scholar in the field of magic, tended to jump right in to doing something without even considering the consequences. These characteristics are all the complete opposite of those describing an elf. They are more along the lines of a human. If you're going to create a character and assign them a race and you want them to be believable, they have to have at least some of the characteristics of that race. Gair seemed to have none. I felt no sympathy for him whatsoever.Read more ›
The fall of Gair to the dark side of mysticism was just to fast! One minute we have Gair telling himself that he needed to have Goldmoon cleanse him of the darkness in him. The next minute...surprise! We have a mega evil Silvanesti elf creating a wraith army for himself.
How about the gnolls that was first mentioned in the beginning of the book? All we have is Orvago, and we don't even know much about him.
Camilla, the Solamnic Knight had opposed vehemently of Goldmoon's idea of mysticism and the Citadel of Light. Just a word from Goldmoon and she finds everything ok? Not convincing enough.
This is a bad read. I found myself skipping parts of the story to get to the end (something which I have never done in all the Dragonlance books I have read). The book did nothing to capture my interest and hold my attention. Even Rabe's Dragons of a New Age trilogy was not as bad as this one.
This is also a very good information book on the workings of Mysticism, which makes it pretty much a must buy for any Fifth Age fan. If you aren't that big on the Fifth Age then it's still a good read with plenty of interesting characters and lots of spirited fighting.
The only thing that I didn't like about this novel was the length. Typical of the Bridges of Time series the ending seemed a bit rushed and not as full and as deep as it could have been. But other than that, it's a good DL book by Jean Rabe.
Most recent customer reviews
Creation of the Silver stairs and monastery by goldmoon which will be vital in futur understanding of many books.Published 13 months ago by Thorjak
As a writer, Jean Rabe either runs hot or cold. There's no middle ground with her. Her novel Marquesta Kar-thon: I started reading & then quit. I'll go back & read it sometime. Read morePublished on Oct. 19 2002 by Andy. Gillum
First, DRAGON LANCE books are world class fanasty books. Unless you know nothing about reading these types of books you have no reason rating this book so low. Read morePublished on April 25 2002 by Helwen
The characters are all shallow and the story is poorly written. The elf goes from being an inheritantly good person to the most evil person in the world in one chapter for no... Read morePublished on March 4 2002 by M. Montealegre
Despite a few flaws I found this book quite entertaining. Following Gair's story was a very interesting read, and if this is how the Age of Mortals trilogy is like I'm sure it's... Read morePublished on June 4 2001 by Josh Morel
A very poorly written work and a disapointing read. Unless you just have to read everything Dragonlance puts out, wait for something better.Published on May 17 2000
I thought this was a "dark" book, with the undead and such, and a good character becoming a bad-guy. Still, I found myself really getting into the characters. Read morePublished on Oct. 17 1999
This book was good and bad. I have a few bad things to say about it first. I didn't like how she broke her own rules of Krynn she put in her trilogy. Read morePublished on Oct. 12 1999