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The Covenant of the Forge (Dragonlance: Dwarven Nations #1)

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Explores the folklore and history of the dwarven clans of Krynn through the bickering clans' reconciliation and the construction of the legendary Thorbardin. By the author of Gates of Thorbardin. Original. 150,000 first printing.
Paperback, 309 pages
Published February 1st 1993 by Wizards of the Coast
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Jim C
Oct 12, 2015 Jim C rated it liked it
I would give this a 2.5 rating.

This takes place in the Dragonlance universe. In this one, a tribe of dwarves are forced from their home and search for a new one. They come upon other tribes of dwarves with each having their own differences and hatred of the other dwarves. These tribes try to cohabitate and be the residence we come to know in the original trilogy.

There were parts of this book that I believe to be excellent and parts where I plodded along. That is the reason for my 2.5 rating. The
Jul 02, 2016 Phil rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 24, 2013 J rated it it was ok
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Somewhat disappointing on a variety of fronts, this book promises to detail the origin of the great Dwarven city Thorbardin. If you are new to Dragonlance, a lot of the lore will be lost on you. If you are rusty to Dragonlance, most of the lore will be lost on you.

Dan Parkinson could have done a much better job with the style of storytelling here. While his representation of the Dwarves is fair and they overall feel is decidedly Dragonlance-esque, his overall presentation is rather hollow and al
May 01, 2016 Lana rated it it was amazing
A good read, it is great to learn how the dwarf clans came about and the differences between them. Its an adventure all the way and full of action, love the way they agree to form the covenant of the thanes and to protect one another from outsiders, love also how they build their Everbardin together, all pooling their talents to make their work easier, work is always done better this way and so much easier when the load is shared.
Kyle K
Aug 13, 2015 Kyle K rated it really liked it
A vengeful mage strikes out at the Calnar dwarves of Thorin and the survivors are forced to flee. They travel West and find a collection of 6 other dwarven tribes in the mountains of Kal-Thax. With the Calnar as allies and leaders, the dwarves band together to resist invaders.
Ronald Wilcox
I usually really enjoy the books in the Dragonlance and Forgotten Realms fantasy series but this one just let me down. Most of the books in the mentioned settings are rich on dialogue and the occurrences of individual or groups of characters. This book did occasionally have glimpses or short segments of this type of story-telling. Unfortunately the majority of the book reads as a telling of the history of the development of the mountain in Krynn where all the different dwarven races come to live ...more
May 22, 2015 Keith rated it liked it
Almost finished with this book. I'm a huge DL fan, but never really strayed much from the core books. I was looking to get back into the world of Kyrnn and so picked this book up. There is nothing earth shattering about the writing, character development, or plot. It is however a story set in the DL world that is solely focused on the dwarven races as they "evovled" on Krynn. The author does a decent enough job to make you interested in the next book so I'll most likely finish out the series.

Jun 07, 2013 Marianne rated it liked it
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This book has a bit of a dry story-telling style, which is befitting for a book that is basically the history of the dwarves in Dragonlance. Though it's decidedly the first in a series, it ends at a logical stopping point.
Joel Norden
Oct 12, 2016 Joel Norden rated it really liked it
A good solid start to the Dwarven nations! I love how Dan fit in a lot of history, with out it being boring. Very cool to see the founding of Thorbardin.
Apr 16, 2013 Devi rated it liked it
A good story with interesting characters written from a unique point of view.

First book of a trilogy
May 22, 2014 Mars rated it really liked it
It tends to meander around quite a bit, but is surprisingly entertaining.
May 19, 2013 Al rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Seía un 4,5 más que un cuatro, pero bueno.
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excelente historia
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