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Chosen of the Gods (Dragonlance: Kingpriest #1)

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The second book in the historical Kingpriest trilogy.
The Kingpriest trilogy chronicles the origins and development of a noted figure from the Dragonlance Legends trilogy, linking this new series to one of the top-selling trilogies in the entire Dragonlance backlist. Dragonlance is a rich world that lends itself to revisiting popular characters from prior series--an integr
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 1st 2001 by Wizards of the Coast
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Jim C
Oct 17, 2012 Jim C rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in a trilogy. If you have read dragonlance, you know about the incident of the Kingpriest and the cataclsym. This trilogy is that story. The first book is about how the Kingpriest comes into power. If you are a fan of dragonlance, this is a must read. The author did a fantastic job of detailing the setting and this was a great story. The story contains a well known dragonlance character and also a cameo by another one. This book contains your fantasy battle scenes and your ...more
May 24, 2016 Winston rated it really liked it
An Excellent Introduction to the World of Krynn

Chris Pierson is a masterful writer. I have no issues or complaints with his writing. It’s smooth and easily apprehended by anyone who loves books and enjoys learning. That said, the novel is not without its flaws. Although they aren’t numerous, the are quite conspicuous and end up making the experience less epic than it otherwise could have been.

I’ll start by pointing out its status as the first tome in a 3-part trilogy. As such, there will be a co
Jun 08, 2013 Tim rated it it was amazing
Prachtig geschreven, alsook dat je je kunt inleven in de personages, je je bepaalde gebeurtenissen goed kunt voorstellen. Van deze serie kan zeker een film gemaakt worden. Geen twijfel mogelijk.

Istar komt, voor zover ik mij herinner, ook voor in 'Chronicles' (met Tas en Flint?), en dan is de streek al verwoest. En in Kingpriest Trilogy krijg je meer info daaromtrent (Cataclysm? ).

Wel jammer dat lady Ilista al in het eerste boek uit het verhaal 'verdwijnt' (lees: gedood wordt). Ik dacht echt dat
Aug 09, 2010 Bonnie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who want excellent Dragonlance stories.
After reading the rest of the series, my opinion of this book has gone up quite a bit. It really sets the stage for the story of Cathan and Beldyn. If you've ever read any of the Dragonlance series, you've most likely heard about the Kingpriest and the fiery mountain that was dropped onto Istar as punishment for his demands upon the gods. Well, this is the series that fleshes that out and its probably one of the best crafted of the Dragonlance series.

Chris Pierson incorporates elements of gamin
Todd R
Dec 18, 2015 Todd R rated it liked it
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Three stars for this from be honest I could have very easily given four if it hadn't dragged on and on. Pierson is probably the best secondary author (by that I mean any author other than Weis+Hickman) to grace the Dragonlance series. If the book would have been better edited, and by that I mean trimmed down, I would have given it four stars.
Being that my education is in sociology/religious studies I greatly admired the use of language and ritual throughout and these primarily kept me r
Mar 13, 2016 Lana rated it it was amazing
a great read even though there was too much religion for my liking. Seems that all religions everywhere and through all times are the same, breeding fanatics and corruption and so much evil!! the lightbringer seemed like he was going to be different at the start but in the end he vowed to go against all kinds of magic with a vengeance and this does not augur at all well!! why are religious leaders always threatened by anything different to their own beliefs? and cannot tolerate any form of ...more
Sep 22, 2013 Tonari rated it liked it
It could have been worse, "Chosen of the gods" is not so bad compared to other Dragolance novels (especially the ones not written by Weis and/or Hickman).
The background and the story are interesting (the mighty empire of Istar at the peak of its power and the deeds of the young Beldinas Pilofiro, the man who will be last Kingpriest of Istar), but the battles are unconvincing and the last siege of Giovinna is too simple, reminding of some fantasy B-movies.

Anyway a decent book, very classic. If yo
Tobias Cooper
Jan 16, 2015 Tobias Cooper rated it really liked it
One of the best Dragonlance books I've read in a while. Nicely non demanding page turner for the dreary winter weather.
Nimrod Daniel
Jun 01, 2013 Nimrod Daniel rated it really liked it
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Like good old times :)
Chris Pierson almost reach Weis- Hickman's Level here. I really enjoyed reading the book.

Sep 29, 2014 Mariana rated it it was ok
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It was ok as a book of dargonlance. I didn't like any of the characters. Had a good moments and you endure the reading.
Aug 14, 2013 Daniel rated it it was amazing
I know that this book was rated as meh, by a lot of people, I loved it. I read it in a day, I liked meeting old familiar faces, and new ones as well. Well done,
David Alexander McLane
Oct 08, 2015 David Alexander McLane rated it it was amazing
Took me a long time to get my hands on this novel (and the rest of the triology), but it was well worth the wait. In a dim sky of mediocre Dragonlance novels, this one is a shining beacon.
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