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The third title published in the Dragonlance line is now being released in a trade hardcover edition for the first time ever. Featuring the stunning art and design that graced the cover of the paperback edition, this new version is the final edition in the hardcover release of the entire Chronicles trilogy. This release also continues the planned release of all the core Dr
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Wizards of the Coast (first published 1985)
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Stephen
4.0 to 4.5 stars. Great end to the first Dragonlance trilogy. These books are fast paced, epic stories peopled with tons of great fantasy characters (elves, dwarves, knights, gnomes, dragons, magicians and sorcerers and even a minotaur sailor). Plus the anti-hero Raistlin is exceptionally well done. These books give you exactly what you are looking for when you pick them up and are the fantasy equivalent of "summer blockbuster movies." They are a ton of fun and will keep reading them as a fun ch...more
Brad
Of the original Dragonlance trilogy, Dragons of Spring Dawning is not my favourite. Even so, it contains some excellent moments while serving as both a pseudo ending to the War of the Lance and a fine introduction to the Legends series.

Perhaps it is Dragons of Spring Dawning's transitional position that makes it impossible for it to be the best of the three. There is a real sense in Dragons of Spring Dawning that we are not speeding towards a resolution of the War but a shift in hostilities from...more
Joseph
Again, four stars, at least a fraction of which are nostalgia-based. But for all that, once I started reading it required effort to stop. This was the book about which I remembered the least when I picked it up, but it came flooding back quickly enough -- Tanis, torn between the Good Girl and the Bad Girl, Caramon, torn between the Good Barmaid and the Sickly Brother, Raistlin, torn between Power and More Power ... And, of course, Tasslehoff and Flint and the rest. I'd forgotten how dark things...more
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..
Olethros
-Remate a la trilogía que simbolizó mucho tiempo el cénit del marketing cruzado de género.-

Género. Narrativa Fantástica.

Lo que nos cuenta. Tanis vuelve con sus amigos, sin contarles toda la verdad de su relación con la Señora del Dragón Kitiara, cuando el grupo debe escapar y terminan en un barco donde su timonel es Berem, y… pero qué más da, estimados lectores, porque el “poder” de este libro va más allá de sí mismo. Tercer libro de la saga Dragonlance y tercer libro de la trilogía Crónicas de...more
Cheryl Landmark
This was quite a satisfactory ending to the trilogy--although I suppose it's not really an ending since it appears to be a prelude to another series after this one. Nevertheless, the tale of the diverse group of companions fighting against the Dark Queen and her evil dragons was wrapped up relatively neatly, although I found the ending a bit rushed.

I didn't like Tanis quite as much in this book as I did in the first two. He seemed too full of anger and guilt and allowed the darkness in him to ov...more
Jason Koivu
Fuck this repetitious writing!

(See the following for a further explanation... http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
& http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...)
Brian
To anybody interested in the Dragonlance Saga, this trilogy is definitely the place to start and an essential read. To others, it may not stand out too much. There is one thing you cannot deny: they are fun. Autumn Twilight will always be a favorite of mine and getting to know the characters and the setting has a feeling reminiscent of (but not overly derivitive of) Tolkein's Fellowship. It is, however, a D&D book and if you are not a fanboy/girl then you won't get quite the same rush I thin...more
Greg of A2
This was a fine conclusion to a wonderful trilogy read. Dragons and wizards. Friends saved and friends lost. Love lost and love rediscovered. Though one could quibble about the authors' overuse of character distraction and the inability to find one's breath at times when crucial information needs to be expressed (manufacturing dramatic tension), this is plain old pulp fantasy reading with fun heroes and great evil doers. And you just might find yourself a bit misty-eyed a couple of times dependi...more
Stuart Langridge

The war against the dragon minions of Queen Takhisis rages on. Armed with the mysterious, magical dragon orbs and the shining, silver dragonlance, the companions bring hope to the world. But now, in the dawn of a new day, the dark secrets that have long shadowed the hearts of the friends come to the light. Betrayal, treachery, frailty, and weakness will nearly destroy all that they have accomplished.

The greatest battle they have left to fight is within each of them.

Yet, in the end, they will

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Mike Rice
Until recently, Dragonlance had been a whisper of my youth carried by me fondly into adulthood. A dear friend of mine, Christie Bilboa (of bilbosbookends.com) encouraged me to revisit the prolifically imaginative and colorful world of magic, wonder and danger as a group reading effort. Having 'remembered' reading this series before, but remembering only bits and pieces of it, I agreed. What I soon learned is that not only was Dragonlance and whisper of my past, but the whisper wasn't even mine....more
Colin
Still enjoying re-reading this series. I'm not so into the Mormon subtext that pervades the Dragonlance books (not a slam against Mormonism itself, mind you, just seems weird in a fantasy series). Since I first read Dragonlance books back in the 80s, I always identified with Raistlin Majere. Not quite as much in my old age, but it's interesting to re-read and see why I loved the character so much . . .
NATUI
I give this series five stars based solely on the fact that I LOVED these as a kid. I am loathe to read them as an adult--I've seen the disappointed reviews by others on GR who reread them in adulthood. These three books hold a special place in my heart, and I think I'll leave things as they are.
Mirya
Una fine memorabile per questa bellissima prima trilogia, che credo sia la vera rappresentazione del mondo fantasy più classico e sfruttato dai giochi di ruolo - da cui, peraltro, vengono molti di questi personaggi.
Uno stile semplice e dinamico per queste opere a quattro mani, con personaggi mai scontati o estremizzati, tutti con le loro oscurità, tutti con i loro punti di luce, con tutto quello che ci si aspetta da un fantasy: avventura e amore, maghi e divinità, mostri e razze tipiche, forze...more
Juan Eduardo Castellon
Nice ending. Great series. Fizban rules.
Jackie
4.5
Enjoyable series, compelling characters, good story, some surprises.
Matteo Pellegrini
L'arrivo della primavera fa rinascere la speranza, gli eroi, armati della leggendaria Dragonlance, combattono per sconfiggere i draghi malvagi, ma anche le proprie debolezze, che potrebbero rivelarsi la causa della rovina del mondo. Il dubbio condurrà Tanis sull'orlo del baratro e Raistlin dovrà scegliere tra le tenebre e la luce, mentre Laurana dovrà ingegnarsi per evitare l'insidiosa trappola che le è stata sapientemente tesa. Ma sarà il misterioso Uomo della Gemma Verde a reggere le sorti de...more
SilverPen Pub
The final novel in the Chronicles Trilogy, Dragons of Spring Dawning, concludes both this war and the Companionship. The novel, much like the first two, leaves a great deal unsaid in an attempt to relate the story entire, and so it feels a bit rushed. A fourth book probably could have been written, spacing this one out and expanding on some of the scenes, particularly at the end. After the focus on character development in book two, this one seems to be trying to fit a great deal of story into t...more
Skar
Mixed feelings after finisching "Chronicles".
I _should_ give these 2 stars - charakters ripped straight from Tolkien (grumpy dwarf: check; haughty elves: check; mysterious magic user: check; strong, slightly dumb warrior: check; funny halfl... sorry, kender: check; mysterious object of power to be destroyed at the archenenmie's lair: check) but still, somehow...
For the deus ex machina Raistlin appearance in the end alone it should be no more than two stars, but I have a soft spot for omnipotent...more
Graham
SPRING DAWNING, the last of the Dragonlance Chronicles trilogy, is definitely a step up from the middling middle book. Things have a more epic feel here, with outright warfare between good and evil, the emergence of the Dark Queen (finally on the page), and lots of supporting characters - and a few leading - getting bumped off.

I kind of missed the smaller-scale quest antics of the first book, here replaced by a lot of sub-Tolkien stuff (I'm sure I'm not the only one who was reminded of the final...more
Kelanth, numquam risit ubi dracones vivunt
Spero nessuno ne voglia a male se recensisco questo libro considerandolo come parte unico delle "Cronache di Dragonlance" che comprende: "I draghi del crepuscolo d'autunno", "I draghi della notte d'inverno" e "I draghi dell'alba di primavera". Anche perchè se non erro attualmente si trova in commercio appunto il volume che raccoglie tutti i tre romanzi che comprendono questa prima parte del ciclo di "Dragonlance".

Per chi non lo sapesse (sei appena arrivato da Marte, amico?) "Dragonlance" è un'am...more
David Sarkies
Dec 03, 2011 David Sarkies rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teenagers who like fantasy and want something easy to read.
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Well, I guess that it all comes down to this. Well, not quite since the authors then went on to write another trilogy that is set after this where Raistin pretty much becomes an evil God and Caramon, his twin brother, must take it upon himself to go and defeat him. Now, I really cannot remember if I actually read all of the second trilogy, I suspect I may have only read the last book, but I am not writing about that book now, but about the final book in the Dragonlance Chronicles.
It is interes...more
Firrose(Felrose)
Now, I’ve done reading the Dragonlance series, I couldn’t understand myself. A fantasy that is, I was in second thought to read it or not. This books has been kept at the shelves since 2009, I just look at it never having a second glance at all. But I think the book has its own magic whatever it is that I found myself holding the first volume Dragons of Autumn Twilight. I was really thankful to the authors Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman for the choice of words that could easily be understand...more
Brian Schwartz

DRAGONS OF SPRING DAWNING is fast paced and moves the story to an exciting conclusion. Of the three, it is easily the strongest of the books and ONE can observe Weiss and Hickman maturing as writers through their first three books.

The primary weakness of the trilogy is too much is left out. As noted earlier, the fight to gain the Dragonlance should have been told in full. The adventure Gilthanis and Sylvara experienced in bringing the good dragons into the fold was dismissed as too long to tell....more
Eric Moreno
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Marcin Roszkowski
Trzecia i finalna odsłona cyklu "Kronik Lancy". Dobrzy bogowie powrócili, a wraz z nimi metaliczne smoki i smocze lance. Armie królowej Thakhisis są w odwrocie, ale jej najbardziej utalentowana władczyni, Kitiara, nie złożyła broni. Do spółki z demonicznym Lordem Sothem postanawiają zawładnąć Wieżą Wielkiej Magii i odwrócić losy wojny.

"Smoki Wiosennego Poranka" są konkluzją wątków, które były prowadzone od pierwszego tomu. Raistlin zrzuca czerwone szaty i przywdziewa czarne, jasno pokazując, gdz...more
Paul
This one is only getting 2 stars, because you don't take your best character and remove him from the book almost entirely. The book starts with Tanis, Goldmoon, Riverwind, Tika, Caramon and Raistlin. The take a ship Kitiara gives chase, the helmsman Berem, the Everman or Green Gemstone Man, steers the ship into a whirlpool to escape pursuit, it works but now the ship is being swallowed up by the whirlpool. Raistlin uses the power of the dragon orb to teleport away to Palanthas. He is on the brin...more
Liliana Pinto
"Dragões de um Alvorecer de Primavera" traz consigo o fim de uma trilogia maravilhosamente escrita e com personagens inesquecíveis.
Quando me inscrevi para ler este livro tive muito medo de não me conseguir situar na história por não ter lido o 2º livro ("Dragões de uma Noite de Inverno"). Mas, felizmente, não senti muito dificuldade em voltar a entrar na história.
Em "Dragões de um Alvorecer de Primavera", encontramos os nossos heróis metidos em grandes sarilhos. Tanis, Caramon, Tika, Raist, Vent...more
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
Ayame Sohma
The final installment in the Dragonlance trilogy begins by leaping off an appetizing cliffhanger revealed in the latter third of Winter Night. Rushing headlong into action, suspense and betrayal, the final plot threads and motives of the companions and (true) villain are revealed and fleshed out.

As with Winter Night, a quest that would have taken several dozen pages to fully flesh out is condensed into a few pages. None of the impact is lost, even though the revelation can be guessed at towards...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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“Interesting." Raistlin coughed the word.
Tanis glanced at him sharply. "What is interesting?"
"I've never heard you lie before, Half-Elf," Raistlin said softly. " I find it...quite...fascinating.”
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