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Čas bratrství (Dragonlance: Legends #1)

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Válka Kopí skončila. Temnota pominula. Nebo snad ne?
Jeden muž, mocný čaroděj Raistlin, připravuje její návrat.
Zastavit ho mohou jen dva lidé. Jedním je Crysania, krásná kněžka dobra, již Raistlin přitahuje jako oheň noční můru. Druhým je jeho bratr-dvojče Karamon, který musí nejprve poznat sebe sama, než bude moci napravit svého bratra.
Spolu s nezvládnutelným šotkem Tassle...more
Paperback, 442 pages
Published 1996 by Návrat (first published February 1986)
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Dale
This was the first book I read when I started my new bus/train commute. But, this was not the first Dragonlance book I've ever read. It was the tenth. Dragonlance is a gigantic moneymaking franchise that runs off the insatiable appetites of geeks, among which I count myself. It's almost besides the point for me to review the book at all, because it's so niche. Either you "get it" or you don't. But, shoot, I'll give it a try.

The original Dragonlance trilogy (which I read in high school) was about...more
Brad
I love this book despite the fact that about half of it is steeped in serious suckiness. The fact is, at least for me, that the excellent bits in Time of the Twins are far more excellent than the excellent bits in the three Dragonlance books that preceded this one (and those books had some excellent bits), making Time of the Twins a favourite of mine.

Sucky Bits:
Sucky -- This story hinges on the corruption of the Kingpriest of Istar. The Kingpriest arrogantly (and weakly) calls on the gods to com...more
Chris
I've been a Dragonlance fan since 1988. While I've loved most of the books, the Twins(Caramon and Raistlin Majere) were never my favorite characters. Friends have always said that Legends is a better trilogy than Chronicles (which started it all and am on my fourth reread.)

I probably should have listened to them. The first book was fantastic.

Raistlin(a powerful mage of the black robes(evil) and younger of the Twins)is one of the most devious characters around. He doesn't let you down, in his...more
Christie
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Dru
This will be my same review for all 7 books in the original double-trilogy (plus the 7th add on years later).



There are few D&D novelizations out there that are really worth reading. Only two series have I loved, and the original 6 (became 7) "Dragonlance" novels are one of those great series. (Gord the Rogue is the other).

At first when I read this, I was a bit put off because the "Krynn" world did not "agree" with D&D. The gods had different names (Bahamut = Paladine, Tiamut = Takhesis)...more
David
This is a fabulous tale and if you want to read any Dragonlance series, this is it. It’s a tale involving going back in time which is normally fraught with difficulty in writing a sensible plot. The authors’ do this amazingly well and this is a haunting tale. Characterisation is brilliant and fantasy fans will be enthralled by the main characters. Cameron and Raistlin are twins but more different twins you could not get. In this tale Cameron is a shadow of his former strength. Drink has brought...more
Sarah
I gave this book a 4, but I'm actually calling it a 4.5 because I absolutely devoured it. Fantasy books like this are my guilty pleasure, mainly because I feel like I should be spending my time reading "classics" and whatnot, but I had a blast diving back into the Dragonlance universe. I read some of the books when I was younger, and I'm ready to read some more!

I started with the Legends trilogy because, well... angsty brothers are my weakness. I remember loving Caramon and Raistlin and their co...more
Dylan
DragonLance: Chronicles and Legends are two trilogies that hold a really special place in my heart. So much so that I can't really divvy them up into separate reviews. I don't even think I could give an objective review of the books.

But if I know this: if I've had to replace a book from over-reading, that's amazing. I've had to replace these 6 books so many times that I keep spare copies around just in case. True story.

Chronicles Trilogy:

Dragons of Autumn Twilight
Dragons of Winter Night
Dragon
...more
Lindsay Scott
RAISTLIN! Imagine my glee when I learned as an overexcitable preteen girl that there was a whole trilogy of books that featured my favorite character. (And apparently everyone else's.) Oh how my girlhood trembled. lol I wish I were kidding.

If I went back and read these books now, I'm sure I would still enjoy them despite the fact that I now see them in a different light. Sure, they aren't original and they use just about every fantasy cliche there is. But it's not like I knew that when I first r...more
James Swenson
Raistlin is one of the great characters from the fantasy novels of my youth, and this is our chance to focus on him.
Nikita Kiryanov
I was happy to discover that Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman abandoned that tired epic-war/dragons/hordes-of-Orcs formula that plagues so many Fantasy novels, and instead chose to tell a story that explores new avenues. What was particularly great for me was how developed the world of Krynn feels at this point in the series. History, relationships between the races, locations, culture- all are well established and considerably developed at this point, and if you've been reading the previous nove...more
Paulo "paper books always" Carvalho
Small Review: My two favourite characters are on this book. Raistlin and Tassheloff. Caramon and Crysania are in it too. Interesting tale about the mind of Raistlin and the quest to rule the Abyss overthrowing Takhisis. This was the tale of Finstandituls and Raistlin travelled back in time to fulfilled it. Interesting tale.
James
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Jason
The Dragonlance series was a love of mine as a young teenager. They are one of the main reasons that I love fantasy so much today. These are the perfect young adult fantasy novels that are very well geared towards boys...

I loved them..
Bradley
Good old Raistlin and Caramon. I love the rich setting of the Dragonlance world. My gaming experience started in this wonderful setting ever so long ago. This tale is an excellent addition to this vibrant place. Kudos for this book!
Anderson Tiago
Houve uma época em que a quantidade de títulos de fantasia disponíveis no Brasil era limitadíssima. Isso ficou bem evidente, principalmente, após o grande sucesso da trilogia de filmes “O Senhor dos Anéis”, que levou muitas pessoas à obra literária, porém, após devorá-la, o leitor acabava ficando sem opções de leitura dentro do estilo.

Eu fui um desses leitores que ansiavam por mergulhar mais uma vez em um mundo fantástico, mas não encontrava um caminho para empreender essa jornada. Até que, ao e...more
Scott Kaelen
Time, War and Test of the Twins are, to me, the best that Weis & Hickman have ever written. They are to 'Chronicles' what Lord of the Rings was to The Hobbit.
The books are best read as one volume; I still have my original TSR 1987 omnibus hardback edition.
Each character is unique and memorable. Some, though, are a bit cliche and somewhat two-dimensional, but those particular roles are quite small in this trilogy. The twins, Caramon and Raistlin are the main stars here, especially Raistlin. A...more
DavidO
Way better than a book which was designed to sell D&D modules should be.
Alexandre
Um livro bastante diferente de As Crônicas de Dragonlance. Menos personagens, menos ação e menos qualidade.
Trata-se da busca de poder de Raistlin Majere e o esforço para detê-lo.
O objetivo de Raistlin é simples, mas o plano é mirabolante e nenhum outro personagem é páreo para seu jogo, não porque suas artimanhas são coesas, mas porque os autores querem assim. Isso soa fraco. Por outro lado, pode ser porque Caramon e Crysania se preocupam com ele demais, pelo menos no começo.
O melhor é Tasslehoff...more
Ana Elena
La Guerra de la Lanza ha terminado, y la Oscuridad ha desaparecido. ¿O tal vez no? Porque hay quien ansía reinstaurarla en Krynn. Raistlin, el mago de los ojos como relojes de arena, quiere ser más poderoso que su Reina de la Oscuridad y propagar el Mal en el mundo. El hechicero goza de un desmesurado poder porque Fistandan tilus, el archimago más perverso del orbe, se ha encarnado en él. Sólo dos personas pueden detener a Raistlin. Una es Crysania, una bella sacerdotisa, Hija venerable de Palad...more
Blair
At some point later, perhaps I'll rant on about how much I love this series - at least the early Hickman-Weis core narrative. (The first 6 books, plus a later seventh, about 10 years later.) So much of it might be mired in nostalgia and newness; it was the first true adult fantasy stuff I had ever read. I was 11 years old. I got fully immersed. The characters are so compelling, from archmage Raistlin (perhaps the best fantasy character of all time, up there with Drizzt D'Ourden) all they way dow...more
Sam
So, the continuation of the Dragonlance story, and another trilogy I haven't read in many years and can remember virtually nothing about. Actually, re-reading this one, I find I prefer it to the original trilogy. The authors (sensibly, I think) trimmed down the number of main characters, so here we have only the already-familiar Raistlin, Caramon and Tasslehoff, along with the new cleric, Crysania. The first three are fairly much unchanged—Caramon is still a big lummox, Raistlin is still slightl...more
Rebel
Aug 30, 2012 Rebel rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any ready of Fantasy
Recommended to Rebel by: The publisher, directly
This book--the entire series--completely redeems the DragonLance Chronicles series to me. All the depth of character and considerate thought about their circumstances which are glaringly absent in the other books finally appear in this novel.

Perhaps part of the reasons why is because we finally get to narrow down our focus to fewer characters, so that means each character gets more "screen time" as it were. In addition, the topic of "evil people trying to take over the world" in the Chronicles...more
Lauren
The "Time of the Twins" is a wonderful new book that takes palce in the world of Krynn. It's a great new start to what promises to be an exciting new series. The "Time of the Twins" has a well written story, introduces us to new characters, and even brings back old favorites from "The Dragonlance" series. This series promises to settle the questions readers have about the twins from "The Dragonlance" series, and to finally settle their brotherly dispute. I recommend this book to anyone who like...more
Kelanth, numquam risit ubi dracones vivunt
Spero nessuno ne voglia a male se recensisco questo libro considerandolo come parte unico delle "Leggende di Dragonlance" che comprende: "Il destino dei gemelli", "La guerra dei gemelli" e "La sfida dei gemelli". Anche perchè se non erro attualmente si trova in commercio appunto il volume che raccoglie tutti i tre romanzi che comprendono questa seconda parte del ciclo di "Dragonlance".

Per chi non lo sapesse (sei appena arrivato da Marte, amico?) "Dragonlance" è un'ampia raccolta di romanzi fanta...more
melydia
It's been years since I read the Chronicles trilogy, but I managed not to stay lost for too much of this book. (I do, however, strongly recommend one reads that trilogy before starting this one.) Basically this is Weis and Hickman accepting that Raistlin is the only truly interesting character in Chronicles and throwing in the second-most interesting, Tasslehoff, for good measure. Raistlin is hungry for power, and believes he can get it by traveling back in time to before the Cataclysm. His twin...more
Jasmyn
The first in the Legends Trilogy from the realms of DragonLance. The series starts up several years after the Chronicles Trilogy. We are revisited by three old friends, the twins, Raistlin and Caramon, and the kender, Tasslehoff. The war has changed all of them over the short time since its conclusion and the world feels at peace. But some feel otherwise, such as the cleric, Crysania, a new character that is introduced.

Raistlin has grand plans, more ambitious than anyone suspects, but he needs...more
SilverPen Pub
Raistlin is perhaps the most powerful character in the DragonLance saga, for his story is not just about the darkness in his soul and his potential for redemption. In Raistlin we see the darkness within us all, and our own journeys through this world as we seek to learn more. Time of the Twins is the first book in the Legends trilogy, which focuses heavily on the development of Caramon and Raistlin and the nuances of their relationship. Less heavy-handed than the later Dragons of the Dwarven Dep...more
Peter Gorman II
Oct 31, 2012 Peter Gorman II rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Peter by: Jennifer Gorman
Would like to go to 4.5 but closer to a 5 than a four. Wies and Hickman really deliver. Like all fantasy novels (especially trilogies) it starts out pretty slow, but by the time you reach the third to last chapter, you are emotionally involved in every character. Tasslehoff is written beautifully, and frankly is one of the most underrated characters in the Dragonlance universe. He is that best friend underdog every good story needs, and you love him like your best friend. Weis writes him to be s...more
Jessica
Sep 16, 2008 Jessica rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves fantasy with in-depth characters and well set plots and themes
Oh my gosh, this book was like my initiation into the adult section of the library. What a way to begin! Having just left the young adult section, I was completely blown away by the writing style and plots and themes; I am still! I could make a lot of referrences from the book to our world, and I absolutely loved the characters. Raistlin is my absolute FAVE!!! I really love how each character has his/her own unique personality, and I love how the characters interact with each other. I still thin...more
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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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“I can kill with a single word. I can hurl a ball of fire into the midst of my enemies. I rule a squadron of skeletal warriors, who can destroy by touch alone. I can raise a wall of ice to protect those I serve. The invisible is discernible to my eyes. Ordinary magic spells crumble in my presence... But I bow in the presence of a master.

-- Lord Soth to Raistlin Majere”
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“Rule the world," Raistlin repeated softly, his eyes burning. "Rule the world? You still don't undestand, do you, my dear sister? Let me make this as plain as I know how." Now it was his turn to stand up. Pressing his thin hands upon the desk, he leaned towards her, like a snake.
"I don't give damn about the world!" he said softly. "I could rule it tomorrow, if I wanted it! I don't.”
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