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Dragonlance Chronicles Vol 3: Dragons Of Spring Dawning Pt. 1 - Margaret Weis

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Genre: Graphic Novels / Comics / Author: Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman / Paperback / 144 Pages / Book is published 2007-10-15 by Devil's Due Publishing

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      16.10.2009 22:52
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      classic fantasy fare

      Dragons of Spring Dawning brings together the story of Tanis, Goldmoon and the rest in the chronicles trilogy.

      The book brings all the stories together as the different character who at the start of the trilogy set off together have by this book become disparate. Tanis the leader is trying to overcome his revulsion at having a relationship with an old flame who has become leader of a band of enemy dragons, this act alienates the other group members.

      We then meet the mysterious berem, a strange ship hand with a huge green gem embedded in his chest, Berem guides them against there wishes into a whirlpool into the realm of the water elves. Here the story moves forward, the truth of Berem is a strange one and reminiscent of Tom Bombadil in LOTR in that the character is out of sync with the rest of the stories. However, this ruse introduces the water elves and forces the hand of Rastlin the mysterious wizard to turn from red to black and cast a powerful spell. The spell pulls him into a mysterious library and meeting with the powerful librarian.

      The story then introduces a powerful elvish women in Laurana and she rallies the forces for good to face the forces of evil cast against them. The forces for evil are mainly dragons and draconians and both army commanders are looking for the mysterious dragonlance.

      The book moves to a conclusion, characters barely mentioned re-surface and have huge influences at the end of the chronicles. A truth emerges and a character dies peacefully, in that truth is the truth of the book and once that is unearthed there is a sense that the book is winding down rather than charging to a finish. In the end, the climax leaves the reader confused and a little disappointed but it does try to explain the consequences of the actions of the original group members.

      So here in this final book, we encouter battles, gods, dragons, knights, heroic death, divine influence, treachery and friendship. However, the book leaves plenty of scope for a sequel which led into the war of the twins trilogy. By the end, the strongest and most interesting character in the books is the troubled mage Raistlin and his relationship with his muscular brother Camaroon.

      If you love the books by Tolkein then you'll enjoy these novels but don't expert the high literature found in those books but enjoy them all the same.

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