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Dragons of a Lost Star (Dragonlance: The War of Souls #2)

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As the War of Souls continues, the shield over the elven kingdom of Silvanesti falls. Mina leads her forces triumphantly into that conquered nation, only to face danger from friends and foes alike. Meanwhile, Goldmoon follows the river of the dead, which threatens to engulf them all.Dragons of a Lost Star expands on the War of Souls saga and forms the point around which su ...more
Hardcover, 458 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Wizards of the Coast (first published 2001)
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Ugur
A decent book by Weis and Hickman. The story is not so attractive, but it is enjoyable to read.
I will start reading next And the third book this night, hope to finish it before .
Greg Strandberg
Mar 17, 2015 Greg Strandberg rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
Not my cup of tea. Like I said when I reviewed Book 1 of this series, it's probably best to just go back and read some of the 80s Dragonlance books. Read some of the ones you haven't read, like the Twins stories or even some other authors. These books are kind of like The Godfather Part III - best not made.
Jaime
Nov 18, 2013 Jaime rated it really liked it
Mina continues to do her best to take over various parts of Krynn. She follows the "One God" - a god who, like in most fantasy, is a very skewed version of the God that monotheistic religions follow.
Because, yes, any god would enjoy having souls stay on the world to "worship" it instead of departing in a final peace. Yup.

Goldmoon plays a role here, being in her youth's body but with her present mind. She follows the ghosts, ignores the tax on her mind and soul, and begins to tilt towards the On
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Christina
As stated in my review of the first volume in this series, this is the second time I'm reading this trilogy and I didn't remember much about it, just that I felt rather impressed by the scope of the story.
This volume focuses on the elves of Krynn - Mina is continuing her conquest of Krynn and in pursuit of this, she enters Silvanost and helps young king Gilthas to lower the shield. At the same time, the dragon overlord Beryl decides to attack Qualinest and both elven races are facing more hardsh
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Conan Tigard
Nov 16, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dragons of a Lost Star continues exactly from where Dragons of a Fallen Sun leaves off. Although the first half of the book is a builder with not a lot of action, there is plenty of fighting during the second half of the book to satisfy all fantasy readers.

Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman weave a wondrous tale of nations fighting to survive in a harsh world ruled by a few oversized dragons intent on ruling all of Ansalon. No person, creature, or nation will stand in their way. The mystery of who
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Alex Lee
Jun 20, 2016 Alex Lee rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, fantasy, 2016
I really couldn't care less.

The story has all the makings of an epic tale. But this permutation doesn't hold much interest, perhaps because we have no idea what is going on or who is to blame. In a way, Weis and Hickman have hit upon a way to explore fantasy space by rearranging all the parts and then hiding the reason why everything is awry, although there may be hints that I am not getting because this trilogy seems to be embedded in a larger set of books.

If anything the way they are able to s
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Melvyn Foo
Feb 26, 2016 Melvyn Foo rated it liked it
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Simon
Oct 03, 2011 Simon rated it really liked it
What more can I say besides that the adventure continues on with Dragons of a Lost Star?! That's basically what happens here. This second book picks up from the first and never misses a step. As in the first, there are several separate stories being told here. You have the duo of Tas and Palin trying their best to find the dark elf Dalamar and his secret castle, you have the story in Qualinost where Beryl's army is advancing, Silvan with his worries in Silvanesti, Mina and the One God, Goldmoon ...more
Kurtbg
Apr 23, 2012 Kurtbg rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy-sci-fi
I think I'm still reading this series out of sequence. Oh well.
The story is still interesting and I can follow it. I just kinda spoil it if I ever read the books in proper historical sequence. There's about 4 story lines that get chopped up and spliced together, much like in GRR Martin's Game of Thrones. The story lines are bold in that the world and characters are being pruned like a tree. For the writers I can only assume they knew they were maiming the creative future with these characters. P
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Camilo Guerra
Sep 23, 2016 Camilo Guerra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
La historia avanza, y avanza bien y rápido...Sangre,Magia, espíritus...todo lo que un fanático quiere del Genero fantástico de espada y brujería lo tiene este libro, acá continua Mina con su impasibilidad de estar un paso adelante de todos, hasta las ultimas paginas ,lo cual es fantástico, ya que se estaba poniendo cansina. Todos los personajes dan vueltas, para aquí y para allá, terminando en caminos cruzados pero no importa, mas allá de sensaciones y sentimientos existen grandes escenas como l ...more
James
Dec 02, 2008 James rated it it was amazing
The second of The War of Souls. As everyone tries to find the kender Tasslehoof Burrfoot, the elves and the Knights of Neraka that are stationed there are battling the highlord Beryl and her armies. But thanks to the heroics of Laurana, Queen Mother and The Golden General of the War of the Lance, and Marshal Medan, highest ranking officer of the knights there, manage to kill Beryl. But along with killing Beryl both the heroes and all who stayed with them to help were all killed, including the dw ...more
Timothy Newman
Aug 26, 2015 Timothy Newman rated it really liked it
Wow! It took me the whole summer to read this book! I can't really say it was a potboiler of a novel, I did want to see what would happen. By now, all the Heroes of the Lance are dead and even some of their children. Tasslehoff is supposed to be dead, but has traveled into the future passed his death so he isn't dead...what happens if his pre-death self dies in the future? When does Tas really die?...anyway, it's a pretty good read and I want to close off the series with the original authors. I ...more
Luis Lindo
Jan 15, 2016 Luis Lindo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excelente historia. Reí, salté, me entristecí y lloré con cada batalla, historia amorosa o muerte. Saber quién es el dios único me dejó estupefacto. Lo recomiendo al 100%.
Kati
Feb 07, 2008 Kati rated it really liked it
I'm not really a Dragonlance fan. For me, books are about characters and I don't find most of the characters in this series likable. In this book, it was a bit better, although characters like Silvanoshei really don't help. On the other hand, the story line was great. Some of the parts that were rather mind boggling during the first book and this second one were finally explained, it finally started to make sense. You can't say that Weis and Hickman didn't think their plot twists well through. A ...more
Nathaniel Crowningshield
May 13, 2014 Nathaniel Crowningshield rated it it was amazing
Childhood classic. Loved these books.
Austin Miller
Jul 08, 2011 Austin Miller rated it really liked it
Once again, I want to personally request: NO MORE TASSLEHOFF!! He was a fun character but I have had WAY too much of him. There are plenty of other great characters that I would like to read about. All in all, this is a fantastic book. Margaret Weist and Tracy Hickman do a great job of writing together. The book does a perfect job of keeping the truth veiled, keeping you in suspense, trying to guess and figure out what is tarnation is going on. They add minute details that really add to the envi ...more
Girish Mani
Fantastic book better than the 1st book.
Angie Westbrook
May 10, 2014 Angie Westbrook rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome love it
Edward Walsh
Sep 04, 2012 Edward Walsh rated it liked it
The 2nd book does present an interesting idea, following Mina as the nations 1 by 1 fall to her and her army. Unfortunately this premise feels like it is going in a depressingly familiar patten. Also the story is lacking in any characters that stand out, perhaps this is because with the gods gone each faction seems without purpose but what seemed refreshing with Mina now seems a malaise of characters substandard to the story.
Paulo "paper books always" Carvalho
The gods of Krynn have gone silent (or left Krynn) and every race must try to fend for themselves. Tasslehoff is again the main character alongside with Mina a champion knight of the One God (later revealed as Takhisis) This was an interesting tale but without the presence of other characters know to me I depart sadly from this world. This were the last three books I read of Dragonlance.
Temoca
Dec 02, 2008 Temoca rated it it was amazing
I picked this book up at the Dallas airport because of the cover but then I started reading and could not put it down. I then ralized it was part of a trilogy and went out to buy all the books from this trilogy and the other books from these authors.

This trilogy hooked me into the fantasy genre and now I just love reading these magical worlds and chracters.
Lana
Jan 16, 2016 Lana rated it really liked it
was a bit disappointed on reading this book as I thought it would continue where the previous book in this particular trilogy left off but this was a set of short stories about dragons! some I must admit I really enjoyed especially closer to the end of the book but am hoping the last book in this trilogy takes up the tale where the first book left off!!
Teri
Feb 03, 2012 Teri rated it really liked it
Very good book. Alot of new good characters and a few older also good chars. lol..no matter what, even when it is only a passing thought by a char, it is still hard to read of Sturms death. I have read this book twice now, but it is still hard to read about what happens to the elves, Laurana and Gilthas's parting brings tears to my eyes. now on to book 3!
Shannon Appelcline
Jan 03, 2014 Shannon Appelcline rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, rpgs
The characters seem more fully fleshed out in this book, and it again builds out to an exciting climax, but Mina's omnipotence starts to get pretty annoying in this book.
Sara
May 23, 2008 Sara rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dragonlance
Another excellent trilogy from the works of Weis and Hickman, following the best band of heroes since Frodo Bagginas and the Fellowship of the Ring. I don't think it's possible to read this series and not get lost in the world of Krynn and the battle for the World's souls.
Kahn
If ever a book needed a good editor, it's this one. Reading like the middle-part of a trilogy, in that all its doing is setting up the final instalment, the book lacks focus and any real depth of character. Finishing it was something of a grudge match.
Bahia
Feb 22, 2015 Bahia rated it it was ok

Still plodding on, but better than the first one. I'm still not impressed, but sticking it out since I want to know what's going to happen. I'll review the whole trilogy when I finish the 3rd book.
Benjamin
Jul 29, 2012 Benjamin rated it it was amazing
I read this trilogy before without reading the first book, so now I'm reading it again. I think I'll still stand by my earlier rating. The book has a lot of powerful scenes and characters and it's interesting to see what happens the entire time.
Brian
Mar 18, 2013 Brian rated it it was amazing
Finally, a good second installment by Margaret Weis. Instead of simply providing filler for her storyline, she turns and focuses on another group entirely. This kept my interest much better than some of her other #2's.
Rachel C.
So, I wrote a review for this when I read it but accidentally deleted a whole bunch of reviews when I was reorganizing my shelves... So I guess I just have to read them all again so I can give accurate reviews :D
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Fantasy novelist who, along with Tracy Hickman, was one of the original creators of the Dragonlance game world. I've written numerous novels and short stories set in the world of Krynn, as well as series in other, original worlds. These include: Darksword, Rose of the Prophet, Star of the Guardians, DeathGate, Dragonvarld, Sovereign Stone, Dragonships, and the Dragon Brigade. I also wrote two para ...more
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