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Weasel's Luck (Dragonlance: Heroes #3)

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The third in a series of recovers of classic Dragonlance novel tales.
This attractive new re-release of Weasel's Luck showcases a new look for the Heroes series. Each title in the series will reflect the new series design and feature entirely new cover art.
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Wizards of the Coast (first published 1988)
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Dirk Grobbelaar
Dec 06, 2012 Dirk Grobbelaar rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, books-i-own
Admittedly, Weasel’s Luck is very funny at times, and written surprisingly well. It certainly reads quickly enough, but the superfluous humour and the childishness of the protagonist eventually annoyed me. I disliked Weasel/Galen, which is a problem (he is after all the narrator of this story). He is a despicable, selfish, snivelling, cowardly and ridiculous boy. This is exactly what the author was going for, no doubt. He is seventeen but acts like he’s four. By the time that the book takes a tu ...more
Lana
Feb 24, 2016 Lana rated it it was ok
this is the most disappointing book from dragonlance series I have read so far, the character was such a whimp, a far cry from the heroes I have come across so far!! no wonder he is called the weasel! must admit the scorpion was the only interesting character in the book but for sure the pathfinder boys were awful!! hope I do not come across any of them again in any future reads!!
Nathan Burgoine
Jun 03, 2015 Nathan Burgoine rated it really liked it
I cannot tell you how much I loved this book back in the day. I adored the Dragonlance world, and had been feeling the let-down of book after book not written by Weis and Hickman that seemed to sort of only half-exist in the world they'd created.

Weasel's Luck changed that - it's wonderful, the character was so darn witty and funny, and the story itself was captivating. My teen self was head-over-heels crushed out on the guy, and to this day I can remember the omen dice, that awesome one-liner a
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Zenny the Bear-face
Oct 03, 2012 Zenny the Bear-face rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I loved Weasel's Luck from the start. The characters were adorably dorky, full of life and, what I liked most, never perfect. Weasel is a coward of the worst part but he knows it and he doesn't mind it and it made me love him. I laughed my way through the book, but I mourned the deaths too and ate my way through the book like it was chocolate.

The plot wasn't realistic at all, but it doesn't pretend to be either - crazy things happened and that was simply the way of it. Williams has a type of hum
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Nathan
Feb 05, 2008 Nathan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fantasy readers
One of the better Dragonlance books out there -- in fact, I tend to think of Chronicles, Legends, Heroes, and Tales as the only really worthy sets of Dragonlance books that were written.
Jasmyn
Mar 22, 2011 Jasmyn rated it really liked it
Galen Pathwarder, not so affectionately referred to as Weasel, is the third son of a noble family of Solomnic Knights (think uber honorable and a bit uptight). He isn't the son his father always wanted. Instead he lies, cheats, and occasionally sets something on fire. His older brothers aren't much better. The oldest is rather stupid and is always up to no good, while the middle brother seems to be some sort of a priest or monkish type, always meditating and trying to live among the animals.

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J.C. Cauthon
Apr 29, 2016 J.C. Cauthon rated it liked it
I am a bit undecided about this book. Though it was very well-written, the main character (as he is written in this novel) just rubs me the wrong way.

Once again, Michael Williams has wow'ed me with his amazing descriptions. It's like I am running around with the characters, and that makes any story more real for me and more enjoyable.

But this time around, I found myself wanting to smack Galen at times. I think (if I remember correctly) that he is seventeen or eighteen in this story, but most of
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Katrice
Ok. First I want to say it was really nice to be back in Krynn again. William's captured a lot of the atmosphere that is characteristic of a world that have had many enjoyable adventures in.

After saying that, I have to say did not particularly enjoy this story. It starts out a solid enough "coming of age" tale for a Solamnic boy no one expects much of. Has a nice "solve the curse" plot. But, I just can't find myself liking Galen. He's really a. . . weasel and kind of unpleasant and even if the s
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Bradley
Feb 28, 2014 Bradley rated it really liked it
This story was pretty fun. I enjoyed it. =) Fantasy lovers will like this book. =)
Alessio
Jun 10, 2013 Alessio rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Niente di innovativo. Non è scritto male, però non riesce a caratterizzare i personaggi o per meglio dire il personaggio, perché vuole cercare di caratterizzare un stonfo il protagonista, vuole farlo sembrare un furbone, codardo. Passa tutto il tempo a dire che si rintana ovunque, che cerca ogni scappatoia e poi all'ultimo c'è il cambio di frontiera, diventa un paladino che non ha paura di nulla? Caratterizza un po', spiega un attimo l'evoluzione che c'è stata nella sua testa no? Tant'è che lo r ...more
David
One word: Daring. This book is very different from the lot of D&D books, not just Dragonlance books. If you like a fresh perspective, then this might be just the thing for you. I found it not too bad. It's told from the point of view of the titular character - a weasel. And this protagonist is a selfish, self-serving, and manipulative coward. This story is about his adventure as a squire - or rather, his misadventure. I kept thinking he'll grow up and change, but on hindsight, that would've ...more
Elrond24
Jun 16, 2015 Elrond24 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Volver al Krynn, el mundo de la Dragonlance siempre es un placer. Esta historia es entretenida y tiene unos personajes muy bien definidos. El principio es un poco lento y le sobran unas páginas, pero está muy bien narrada y no se hace pesada. El final me ha gustado mucho y si le quito una estrella es porque te lo venden en la sinopsis como un libro divertido y humorístico y a mí, al menos, no me ha hecho mucha gracia.
Bernard Campbell
Not as good as the others in the Heroes trilogy it is still a decent read and provides a good simple story that tells us more about the real world of Krynn.
Not a favourite it still is a good read.
Chris Witt
May 16, 2011 Chris Witt rated it it was ok
Pleasant enough, although the recurring skirmishes between the three brothers wears thin after a while.

Also tiresome is the final part of the book, which comes across a bit too stilted, feeling more like a Dungeons & Dragons game - each paragraph seeming to correspond to a roll of the dice - and less like an actual story with flow or dynamic.
Wesley Asbell
Sep 20, 2012 Wesley Asbell rated it it was amazing
A delightful read. An adventurous romp. Sir Brightblade is determined to make a hero out of Galen Pathwarden AKA Weasel, even if it kills him.
This is the first Dragonlace novel I ever read and the book that hooked me into the Dungeon and Dragons universe.
Gwyneth
Apr 30, 2011 Gwyneth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reread
I love this book so much, which is why I belive this is the 3rd or 4th time I have read it. Weasel is such a cool chacter. I love the way he changes by the end of the book.
Andrew Uys
Nov 07, 2012 Andrew Uys rated it liked it
Initially not a fan of these characters, cause the storyline didn't feature any of the "main group" of characters, I really enjoyed this book in the end.
Adam
Oct 14, 2010 Adam rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy
A cowardly character finds himself in the midst of a fantastical adventure. Lame wink-wink genre tropes abound.
Tara Calaby
I was never a reader of epic fantasy... and then I discovered the Dragonlance books and never looked back.
Carl Mann
Jan 27, 2013 Carl Mann rated it did not like it
bord the crap out of me ,in the end it got good.
Deborah
Mar 18, 2010 Deborah rated it did not like it
This is the one book in the world I might actually hate.
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Michael Williams was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and through good luck and a roundabout journey through New England, New York, Wisconsin, Britain and Ireland, has ended up less than thirty miles from where he began. Over the past 20 years, he has written a number of strange novels, from the early WEASEL'S LUCK and GALEN BEKNIGHTED in the best-selling DRAGONLANCE series to the more recent lyrical ...more
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