Dragonlance Chronicles (Dragonlance #1-3)
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Dragonlance Chronicles (Dragonlance: Chronicles #1-3)

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More than three million readers have witnessed the return of the dragons...And now the books that began the best-selling 'dragonlance' saga are collected in their entirety in this special edition, along with all of the artwork from the trilogy. This splendid collector's edition is a must for the millions of readers who fell in love with the fantasy world of Krynn.
Paperback, 1030 pages
Published March 15th 1988 by TSR (first published September 1st 1985)
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CONCEPT: A group of adventurers are chosen to help drive back the Evil from another world led by the Dark Queen.

MARKETING APPEAL: The DRAGONLANCE chronicles had the whole AD&D industry behind them; TSR used this tale as a marketing ploy, using their fans and game designers (to set up the world); then, they took some above average writers to do the first trilogy; Set up in a typical AD&D adventure (rag tag group of mixed adventurers off to save the world with promise of great magic, great...more
David Beavers
Feb 01, 2008 David Beavers rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fantasy geeks
This review isn't for the special edition (which I didn't know existed) per se, it's just a convenient way to review all 3 of the books in this series . . . this marvelous series, which I read when I was probably 15 or 16, and which is a really wonderful piece of fantasy storytelling. If you like that sort of thing, I can't recommend Margret Weiss and Tracy Hickman's work enough: they're brilliant storytellers, and they invest the Dragonlance fantasy world with a darkness, wit, and gravity that'...more
I have to give these five stars because my love of fantasy stems from my stumbling onto these, and reading them, as a teenager. No mean feat given I grew up in a small town in Malaysia!

I have read, and reread, these books many, many times, for comfort, for memory's sake, for any number of reasons. I have not read them in recent years, and I have to confess that I am loathe to do so, because you can never go back, but they deserve 5 stars just for the warm memories I have of them, and how they m...more
This review was written in the late nineties (just for myself), and it was buried in amongst my things until today, when I uncovered the journal it was written in. I have transcribed it verbatim from all those years ago (although square brackets indicate some additional information for the sake of readability). It is one of my lost reviews.

An epic fantasy of Tolkien-like scope?! Sounds good for a novel's back cover, doesn't it? But it is almost true with the Dragonlance Chronicles. Almost.

The k...more
Cassie Shook
This is a book my brother gave me when we were kids, and I found it recently on a bookshelf at my parents house. I was looking for a totally fantastical fantasy story, so I decided to read it again.

I LOVE IT. If you're looking for a book to read that takes you completely out of the current reality (and you love reading about Elves and Dragons and Dwarfs etc), read this. I've been working on it as my bedtime reading for a month or so now, and more than once have I ended up staying up til 4 or 5...more
El retorno de los dragones me costó un poco al principio meterme en otro mundo de fantasia pero una vez conoces a los personajes me enganchó muhisimo. La tumba de Huma fue alucinante un 5 para él. El desenlace me dejó totalmente descolocada... que ayer despues de una noche d lectura todavia no habia asimilado... vamos que pasan cosas que no esperaba para nada y eso siempre es bienvenido.
Mike (the Paladin)
I actually came across these books seeking something to interest my son in reading. He had up to that point been uninterested in books and we're a familly of readers. I was concerned.

But, using the wisdom of all good parents (get him something that is totally without merit and has no educational value) I introduced him to the Dragon Lance books (I'd discovered Dungeons and Dragons in 1978) and since I got them for my son I read them to.

Ever played D&D? These are pretty much the same experien...more
Tanis Half-Blacky
Once you start with this magnificent Trilogy, you will want more and more! The epic novels by Weis and Hickman provide the readers with stories about friendship, love, war, and how different races struggle together for survival. I really recommend readers to start with the Chronicles and find out the great world behind its pages. Enjoy :)
I read this book, technically three books, when I was about 12 years old. It was the first 1,000 page+ book I ever read, and I adored it. I wept when one of the characters died. I gasped when a plot twist was revealed. I was, as you may guess, the target audience. I don't know how well the book would stand up today. It is certainly better than a lot of the fantasy books I've read. Raistlin is a wonderful character. The growth of the mage over the three books was terrific. You were watching him g...more
My first-look impression of this enormous trilogy, when presented to me by a friend, was exactly this :


^"What the f...? How am I supposed to read all this!!!"...^

And then it began.

At first, I have to say, I lived the experience of AD&D myself. Reading something that some other DM has written was kinda strange for me. The reason was that I didn't feel that it would be the same reading someone else's story, I 'd much rather live it through my DM. But then I started read...more
I tried reading these once when I was younger and never finished them. They show up on lists of great fantasy series all the time, though, so I tried again. I made it through them this time, but barely: they are really not good.

The writers use as their framework the "alignment" concept from the Dungeons and Dragons manual: the tic tac toe grid of lawful / neutral / chaotic and good / neutral / evil. Each character inhabits one of the boxes in that grid, and that is the extent of their characteri...more
Okay, let's start by clarifying that these books are not literature, even though there's a whole generation of Xers (Gen-Xers) who would claim otherwise because many of them were coming of age reading these novels.

I owned my copies from the time I was about 22, but never read them all the way through until I was closer to 35. They came off as pulpy, silly, cheap and badly written in many ways. The characters were beyond even decent graphic novel caliber in their exaggerated, stereotyped behavior...more
Three books (Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night, and Dragons of Spring Dawning) that comprise a single story, so I'm reviewing them all together. I'm not usually interested in multiple-author series fantasy, but this trilogy is one of my fiance's all-time favorites and he wanted to share them with me. These books were inspired largely by a role playing campaign using the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons system. I wish I hadn't known that beforehand, because too often I caught mysel...more
Apr 07, 2008 Tim rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of speculative fiction/ young readers
Like many of the other reviewers of this series, my high ranking on it is based upon my reading it as a teenager. I had read Tolkien at that point, and was fascinated by this trilogy. I read it periodically for about 3 years and enjoyed it, but I do recall becoming somewhat disenchanted with the writing by the time I got back from a year at college.

Still, the characters hold a warm place in my heart, and I think the trilogy is substantially better than other derivative works in the genre. The s...more
Maddie Lind
The Dragonlance Chronicles, a book made for fantasy geeks, D&D players and people who enjoy watching someone else play video games. You follow a group of adventurers, practically a D&D campaign, go through a series of adventures to drive out the forces of evil resurfacing in the world. The series is set in a high fantasy setting with much history and back story. The many plot and character twists makes this book a very good read. My only problems with this series is that there were times...more
Jason Haverfield
For me this is where fantasy started, in grade school when a friend introduced me to these books. Before I ever got into LOTR and JRR Tolkien it was the Dragonlance Chronicles. Weiss and Hickman always take me back with such great memories of first discovering the world of fantasy in books. I will always be grateful for that.
What a fantastically written world to escape to as a teenager. These books will always have a special hold on my heart. The characters are very dynamic and their journey is in the wonderful, classical vein of Tolkien. I'm rereading them now and the nostalgia has not been dampened.
This is the series that started me on Fantasy - well, that is... after Lord of the Rings (of course!!!)
He disfrutado con esta relectura de las Crónicas. Lo que más me ha gustado ha sido la dinámica de los personajes, especialmente en lo que respecta a la camaradería entre ellos, broncas y piques incluidos. Creo que aporta mucha naturalidad a un grupo de amigos. Eso sí, las relaciones románticas son bastante pobres en su desarrollo. Todas...

Crónicas es una lectura muy ligera y amena, y aunque es cierto que en varios puntos la narración es mejorable, en general creo que los personajes lo compensan...more

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The Dragonlance Chronicles is one of those books with everything. The background it’s well built and the world it just makes sense. It is the perfect example which proves that, a simple idea hasn’t got to be bad just because it’s simple. Obviously, it gets complicated as the story goes. If you like fantasy and you haven’t read it, go ahead. You should give it a try. It’s an adventure book so it never stops. It has got some really char...more
Rudy Dyck
After reading a lot of non-fiction I decided to read some fiction, particularly a fantasy series. I've become hooked on the Game of Thrones and enjoyed the Lord of the Rings movies (on Blu Ray, I do not like sitting for 3+ hours for a movie - too much).

I picked up this trilogy set for cheap and read it. It was recommended for newbies to fantasy readers and more of the teenage crowd. I thought I would give it a shot.

I enjoyed this book quite a bit for what it was. It's the equivalent to a Hollyw...more
I know I read this at least twice when I was younger, but rereading it now, I find myself remembering so much of it that twice is clearly nowhere close to accurate. Regardless, what a rush of nostalgia. I still have a whole shelf at home devoted to this series, and there's even a small part of me that wants to revisit all the spinoffs as well.

I probably won't, though, becuase, to be perfectly frank, these are not really great books. The writing is not nearly as bad as I feared, but it's a long w...more
This isn't the specific book I read, but after reading The Fallen Sun I decided it wasn't worth going forward unless I had read the earlier books and had some reference. This chronicle consituties the first three books of the series by the Weis & Hickman writing team. I believe this series rekindled the fantasy genre. Meaning, many fantasy writers were weaned on these books and characters and built off them. These book came out in the mid 80's and are written by former TSR employees. TSR is...more
I finally managed to finish this on my long journey from Greece to Germany and although I really love the characters, I got in the end tired of some things. I love the Kender probably the most and his character gave me joy from start to end. But the other characters.. I was struggling with Tanis a lot. He is half-elven, for f***s sake, he grew up with elves and he behaves in the end worse than any hot-blooded barbarian. I really did not like that, since his character had been different before, m...more
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Christopher Wieninger
I first read the Dragonlance Chronicles trilogy when I was in high school, and these three books are some of the few that I keep coming back to. I don't usually read books more than twice, if that, but I've read these a half a dozen times each.

Weis and Hickman craft a surprisingly interesting yet simple fantasy world based on some of the then-current Dungeons & Dragons rules and handbooks. Although it takes another trilogy by Weis and Hickman and a slew of new installments in the Dragonlance...more
I read this book eagerly and willingly, knowing full well what to expect. There would be dragons(duh) and knights, swords and spell-slinging, Good and Evil. The writing was a little dry at parts, mostly because there was subtext between characters I didn't understand due to a long and sordid history that is mostly implied at the beginning(which frustrates me) but explained over the course of all three books. Margaret Weis also has a way of describing the scenes that is a little exhausting to rea...more
Jun 08, 2008 Annalisa rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fantasy fans
Shelves: scifi-fantasy
My mother gave me the first of these books in an Easter basket as something to read on the plane when we went to visit either Maryland (where we'd moved from a year earlier) or Texas, where her parents lived. At least, I think it was this book--it might have been The Scions of Shannara...

Anyhoo, if you've read any of my other recent reviews about the young-adult fantasy I read growing up, you will have realized that a lot of it made a great impression at the time, which has since faded to dream-...more
Samantha Cira
I like to read this trilogy every few years.

It's Tolkien with a little romance novel aspect? Fantasy written by women, what do you expect.

Easy reading, just long.

UPDATE: I recently received the most awesome comment from a Goodreads user concerning my statement above. I have decided not to post it, for her own benefit/protection.

This user informed me that Tracy Hicks is actually a man. I could really care less about that, what I'm truly pleased to tell you is that soon after she called me sexist,...more
Bello si, ma mi aspettavo qualcosa di più da questi tanto osannati autori.
Certo, i loro personaggi, così come accade per Eddings, sono quelli che restano di più impressi a fine lettura. In effetti, secondo me, è il punto di forza della saga, la caratterizzazione dei personaggi ce ne ha regalati un paio davvero memorabili: l'accoppiata Fizban con Tasslehoff è spettacolare, hanno regalato i momenti più esilaranti della saga... XD Parlando del Kender, c'è da dire che gli autori l'hanno gestito davv...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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