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Dragons of the Hourglass Mage (Dragonlance: The Lost Chronicles #3)

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The dramatic conclusion to the Lost Chronicles series!

The War of the Lance is nearing its end—for good or ill. The wizard Raistlin Majere travels to Neraka, the lord city of the Dark Queen. Raistlin ostensibly plans to work for her, though in reality he means to further his own quest for power. The Dark Queen plans to destroy the gods of magic on the Night of the Eye, when
ebook, 336 pages
Published August 4th 2009 by Wizards of the Coast (first published 2009)
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Dragonlance was what introduced me to fantasy as an adult. I was charmed by the world and the creatures in it - especially the kender, a race unique to this setting. Over the years, I've read a lot of these novels and it is always enjoyable to enter this world. These books are a kind of comfort reads to me.

Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman are the two authors who have written the core books in this series. From the amazing Chronicles, over Legends and Dragons of Summer Flame and finally The War of
Mar 15, 2016 Scott rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I have a soft spot in my heart for Dragonlance - the first two trilogies are among my favorite and I've read them each 5-10 times. Don't know why I never read the Lost Chronicles but I'm reading them now and my anticipation for this one was pretty high (so high in fact that I skipped volume 2 to be read at a later time) since it's main character was Raistlin. I'm a huge Raistlin fan (my first tattoo was of Raistlin back in 1989) so I'm a little biased.

This was a fine novel but nothing great. It
Gordon Clemmons
I'll start by saying I'm completely biased because I've had a love for the Heroes of the Lance since reading the Chronicles trilogy as a teen. This takes you right back to the War of the Lance, and covers Raistlin's journey, starting from that fated day aboard the Perechon in the maelstrom of the Blood Sea of Istar.

Hourglass Mage doesn't just provide a fun adventure and heaps of nostalgia (it provides those in spades), it also provides greater insight into the character of Raistlin Majere--his m
 ☆☽ Ruth ☆☽
More trials and tribulations for Raistlin, possibly my favourite character apart from Tas. I'm still thinking about the ending and not quite sure if I understood it fully - but regardless of that I loved this book - pure reading pleasure for me! Next one please :).
Aug 15, 2014 Tifa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wanted so desperately to love this book because the Dragonlance novels were my favorite books when I was a teenager, and Raistlin was by far my favorite character. I was excited when I found this book so long after I first fell in love with Krynn, so I worked it into my re-read of the original series.

Maybe that was the problem. I read it immediately after Dragons of Spring Dawning so it was perfect chronologically, but the differences were clear. The authors' writing has changed drastically in
May 11, 2011 Inna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 30, 2009 Guin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
You'd think I'd have some bad associations with Dragonlance, since it was my ex who first introduced me to it. But I don't - most of the lasting friendships I've made in the last ten years were based on a common interest in this series. So it will always have a special place in my heart.

Most fans have become disenchanted and disappointed in the direction DL has gone in the last few years. But I was really delighted with the chance to go back to the beginning with the Lost Chronicles and relive t
Alicia Ham
The final book in the Lost Chronicles series, this story focuses on Raistlin, and what happened to him after he appeared on the steps of the Great Library in Palanthas using the dragon orb. It shows us not only how he ended up in Neraka at the end of Dragons of Spring Dawning, but also why he chose to do what he did in the end.

Being a book from one of my favorite fantasy series as a kid, and about my favorite character from that series, I thought that I would have enjoyed this one more than I ac
Feb 25, 2013 Jasmine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one was my favourite of the "Lost Chronicles" books- particularly the end, it was great seeing how this storyline fit in with the end of the original Spring Dawning.

Overall, with the Lost Chronicles I think I'd give Dwarven Depths a 3.5, Highlord Skies a 4, and Hourglass Mage a 4.5. But since Goodreads doesn't let us be so precise, they're all getting 4s.

I think in general I would lump the Lost Chronicles in with perhaps the Tales subseries of books - not epic storytelling in the wider arc
Aug 15, 2009 Sierra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, it was Raistlin Majere, my very favorite Dragonlance character. I can't dis him too much, but! I thought that a lot of the plot was author-driven and not character or plot driven. The author seemed to be telling the characters what to do and what to say. BUT! Again, it's Raistlin. And he rocks. The story picks up after Caramon, Tanis, Flint, Tass, and the others aboard the ship are thought to be lost to the Malestrom. Raistlin has whisked himself away via his dragon orb to Palanthas. It's ...more
Conan Tigard
I love the world of DragonLance that Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman have created. But I do not understand their insistence on writing about Raistlin Majere. Is there anyone out there that really loves this character besides the two that created him? What is to like? He is self-centered, power-hungry, mean-spirited, uncaring, and not a nice person.

I find that I have to like the main character of a book to really enjoy the read. If I don't, I find I don't really care what happens that character
Soykan Celik
Jul 29, 2016 Soykan Celik rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 17, 2014 Jaime rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the final book of Raistlin's story, taking place within others of the DragonLance series.

Raistlin carries Fistandantilus, the dark wizard, in his mind. The wizard is transferred to a dragon orb carrying Cyan bloodbane, the dragon who fights Lord Soth in another novel. When Raist rids himself of Fistandantilus, his coughing fits are healed.

Par-Salian is faced with multiple tough decisions: does he renounce the black robes? Does he trust Raistlin? an he actually put his faith [again] in t
Jamie Belanger
Jan 06, 2015 Jamie Belanger rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As disappointed as I was with the other two books in the Lost Chronicles series (especially the first one), part of me actually dreaded reading Dragons of the Hourglass Mage. However, Raistlin is on the cover, and he's such a great character that I did have some small glimmer of hope that maybe, perhaps, this would be a tale worth reading. And oh how it was. This book renewed my interest in the Dragonlance world, doing what the other two in this series of prequels just could not do: it made me w ...more
Mike Rice
Dec 16, 2014 Mike Rice rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dragons of the Hourglass Mage is a must read for all Dragonlance fans, and particularly those who find themselves drawn to dark side of the brothers, Raistlin Majere. This book explores those lost moments between Raistlin's departure from his brother, in the violent throws of the maelstrom of the Blood Sea of Istar and their last encounter, beneath the temple of Neraka, before Raistlin claims his place as Master of the Past and Present.

But more than filling in the simple missing pieces of those
Jan 20, 2016 Sud666 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I was passing through the library when I saw this book. Since I had grown up with the Dragonlance Chronicles and Legends trilogies, in fact both sets of stories had introduced me to my love of fantasy, I was surprised to see the names of Weis and Hickman. Then I assumed this was some new storyline like the horrid New generation or the stories where huge dragons came from Lord knows where and took over Krynn. I guess what I am saying was the past several years of books had not been kind to the Dr ...more
Marco Vaca
Sep 09, 2015 Marco Vaca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
And so, the Lost Chronicles come to an end.

This was the year of revisiting the Dragonlance World. A world I fondly remember from my teen years, and the people that inhabit it are close in my memory and my heart. But as for most of the people I know are familiar with the setting, it is Raistlin the one you remember most vividly...

Raistlin / Fistandantilus: The duality. The eternal question. The doubt.

Having finished the book, I think I can safely place Raistlin as one of the most memorable charac
The first two books in this series were "meh", not up to par with the books these authors wrote over two decades ago about the same characters. But this final book in this series features a much beloved character, and it did not do him justice. He spent a good portion of the book going about mundane tasks, totally wasting opportunities to do something really spectacular for his character development. But nothing of the sort ever materialized. I think I'm probably not the only person who went int ...more
Jan 11, 2011 Ithlilian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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As a Raistlin fan, I have been waiting so long to read this. I finally got my chance and find myself disappointed. Even though the authors mention that it's best to read other dragonlance books before this, you really don't need to. There is so much repetition and information given that any dragonlance reader already knows. Many of the races and places, and the magic system and characters are described in too much depth for someone familiar with the series. I don't remember the previous two Lost ...more
Modern Girl
This is a book worthy of Five Stars.

Since July, I had reread the following DragonLance titles (in this order)

Dragons of Autumn Twilight
Dragons of Winter Night
Dragons of Spring Dawning
Time of the Twins
War of the Twins
Test of the Twins
Brothers in Arms
Dragons of Dwarven Depths
Dragons of Highlord Skies
Dragons of the Hourglass Mage

Well, I didn't "reread" the last three, I read them for the first time. I reread all the other ones because DragonLance Nexus said that they go better after readi
Geddy Israel
Nov 05, 2013 Geddy Israel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dragons of the Hourglass Mage was the perfect conclusion The Lost Chronicles tying itself neatly to the original Dragonlance Chronicles. Raistlin Majere never fails to be a dynamic character, and this tale proves to be no exception. Raistlin has abandoned his friends to watery graves in a maelstrom to find himself at the great library in Palanthas. Here he can recuperate and plan his next steps, which take some surprising turns. Raistlin takes the black robes of Takhisis and determines to become ...more
Scott Lee
I, like many who've reviewed this before me I'm sure, remember the Dragonlance books, especially Chronicles and Legends from early high school with fond nostalgia. I was very much engaged by Weis and Hickman's stories and have since followed them into several other worlds before returning with them to Krynn for the Lost Chronicles Trilogy. I've listened to all three now, and they were okay.

Unfortunately, these books are sufficiently dependent on the previous novels as to be nearly unintelligibl
Aug 03, 2008 Crystal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Originally posted by Wizards of the Coast:


Tolena Thorburn
Wizards of the Coast


RENTON, Wash.—July 21, 2008 — Wizards of the Coast Inc., and New York Times Best-selling authors Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman today announced that Dragons of the Hourglass Mage is scheduled for a Summer 2009 publication.

Dragons of the Hourgla
Oct 21, 2012 Marco rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Dragonlance books will always have a special place in my heart. I used to read them when I was a kid. I still remember many summer days spent outdoors, protected by the hot sun rays by an old silk tree, with my nose in one of the book of the series. I would spend hour after hour lost in those pages, until it was too dark to read or it was time for dinner. Reading this book was like falling back in time. I was no longer in my San Francisco apartment, but I was back again in that field in Ital ...more
Jul 09, 2012 Kurtbg rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The last of the "lost" or "missing" section of the author's dragonlance chronicles. This book focuses mainly on one of the most interesting characters that this world created - Raistlin the black robed mage. Oddly enough, they did not elaborate and flesh the hero character, Tanis. Imagine brad pitt with a beard and a smart cunning (Brad Clooney?) Anyway this last book ties together Raistlin's rise as the mage of past and present, and ties off the story where the end of the Dragons of Autumn pick ...more
Lindsay Stares
I find the “Lost Chronicles” particularly ridiculous. The idea here is that Weis and Hickman's kids must need dental work or something, and/or things are very sour between them and WotC. This is the last of three books that aimed to fill in the time gaps in the original Chronicles trilogy. You know, besides all the short stories and etc. that others have written that retread the same exact ground. The first one was useless and the second inane. This one is... complicated.

My non-spoiler thoughts
Two stars for the book, one bonus star for it being focused on Raistlin Majere.

There were quite a bit of misses in this book. And after a somewhat disappointing book 2, I didn't really have high hopes for this one. Raistlin, for the most part, acts the way that has become his trademark; yet we see him in scenes of weakness; not sure how I feel about that. Feels a bit out of character.

There's quite a bit of filler with repeated explanations or reflections in the book, so the new content is actual
David Zerangue
Sep 20, 2014 David Zerangue rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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So, I believe this is the close of my Dragonlance world reading as I only really ever followed the original authors' works. These novels hold a very special place in my life as the Chronicles were the first epic fantasy series I ever read. I loved them. I have not had the heart to try and reread them as I am afraid that as an adult, I might find them severely lacking. Maybe I will give it a shot one day. Out of all three of the Lost Chronicles novels, this one had to be my favorite as it dealt w ...more
Jul 31, 2012 Alex rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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A disappointing conclusion to a disappointing trilogy. Raistlin's missing story from Dragons of Spring Dawning could - and should - have provided good material for something quite thrilling or mysterious, but Weis and Hickman bash this one out as if they couldn't care less about it. Plot setups don't engage and we're rarely given any reason to care about any character in the book, not Iolanthe, not Kitiara, not any of the members of the Hidden Light and definitely not Raistlin, who ambles about ...more
Dec 25, 2015 Lana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
raistlin majere is not one of my favourite characters in these books but i must admit he is one of the most fascinating!! i started the book yesterday evening and did not go to sleep before i read it all! i find that even though he wants to be evil, like everyone else in life he has a lot of good in him but he does his best to cover this!! no one is truly all evil or all good and this character brings this to the fore so well. i loved this book as at one time everyone was holding the knife to ev ...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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