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Test of the Twins (Dragonlance: Legends #3)

4.16  ·  Rating Details ·  22,975 Ratings  ·  202 Reviews
Raistlin casts the magical spell that has cost him so much. For him, the Portal opens…

But at the same instant, his twin brother, Caramon operates the magical time-traveling device. The fields of magic shift and collide.

Caramon and the kender, Tasslehoff, are flung into an unexpected time and place where they make a horrifying discovery.

And Raistlin enters the Abyss, prepar
Paperback, 330 pages
Published May 24th 2000 by Wizards of the Coast (first published January 1st 1986)
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War returns to Krynn. The Dragonarmies are on the march once more. And in the shadows, Raistlin Majere prepares for his ultimate test: the final confrontation with the Queen of Darkness...

Test of the Twins was a surprisingly good ending to the Legends trilogy, just as Dragons of Spring Dawning was a surprisingly good ending to the Chronicles trilogy. Both of those saved their respective sub-series from hopeless mediocrity after very disappointing middle books, and ended up making both trilogies
Ian Hewitt
Oct 23, 2011 Ian Hewitt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Our last hope, thought Tanis - a dark elf. This is insane! It can't be happening.

Leaning against the stone table, he let his head sink into his hands. Name of the gods, he was tired! His body ached, his wounds burned and stung. He had removed the breast plate of his armor - it felt as heavy as a gravestone, slung around his neck. But as much as his body hurt, his soul hurt worse.

Memories flitted about him like the guardians of the Tower, reaching out to touch him with their cold hands. Caramon
This almost got bumped down to three stars, because I cannot begin to tell you how much I still don't care about Tanis and Kitiara, but while the good bits were smaller than in the first two books, they were in some ways even sweeter.

Crysania buys a clue! Caramon manages to find a small bit of balance between total dependence on Raistlin and total repudiation of him! Raistlin remains fascinatingly ambiguous! (Did he stop Takhisis at the last minute because he realized that winning would be wron
Nov 09, 2012 Ugur added it
Shelves: fantasy, dragonlance
Test of the Twins is the third and last book of Dragonlance: Legends series, which was written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman in 1986.

After reading the first two books of Legends series, I’ve been expecting more from Test of the Twins. I expect a different ending for this novel but I could not find what I expected and the end did not satisfy me.

In this novel you will read mostly Caramon’s adventures and also in this novel Tanis and Kitiara has roles. I could not learn what Raistlin is thinki
Jan 18, 2016 Gabriella rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy

Okay, let me just say that I haven’t read any Raistlin Majere books since I was ten. You guys have NO IDEA the DEPTHS of my childhood unquenchable, unrequited, forbidden (yet everlasting) love for Raistlin. I devoured every single book that had his NAME in it. I read and reread and reread and reread a hundred times scenes, chapters, SENTENCES that involved him.

It started with this series — Time of the Twins had a gorgeous cover that stole my heart. (Who says not to judge a
Mar 14, 2012 Danni rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2012, fantasy
After feeling the first book in this trilogy felt rushed and thoroughly enjoying the second one and watching the characters really come into their own, this one took my breathe away and broke my heart. For the first time since I began reading these books, I saw Caramon as more than just Raislin's twin or the brute force of the group - I saw him as a person who has become whole and found himself, which I suspect, is what was intended. The appearances of both Tanis and Kitiara were nice touches an ...more
We're back in the present for this one (after a brief sidetrip somewhen unexpected), as Caramon and Tas race to try to save Krynn from unspeakable horrors, joining forces with an old friend along the way. At the same time, Raistlin and Crysania are fighting their way through the Abyss, in an attempt to defeat the dark queen. Messy? It certainly was (for the characters, I mean, not the book). Again, this was somewhat darker in tone than earlier books set in the Dragonlance world, and there are pl ...more
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Jan 16, 2016 Jay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fantasy fans
Very nice conclusion to the original trilogies! Nice to see the return of old friends (Tanis) and old enemies (Kitiara, Lord Soth) and some character arcs closed! This was a very satisfying conclusion. If I never read another Dragonlance book, I could move on and be happy. I still enjoy the world and I would love to read more about Lord Soth, but I can move on feeling satisfied here. I definitely see why everyone has said I had to read ALL SIX of the original novels! The first trilogy left me ki ...more
Kirja oli pettymys jopa henkilölle, joka velloo tällä hetkellä teinivuosiensa Dragonlance-nostalgiassa. Edelliset osat olivat todella viihdyttäviä kaikessa ylitsevuotavassa dramaattisuudessaan ja suhteellisen käsittämättömine juonenkäänteineen. Nyt ainoina valopilkkuina olivat Tanis, joka oli suhteellisen done kaikkien ja kaiken kanssa, ja Dalamar, jonka Raistlin-suhteesta sietäisi kirjoittaa gradu.
Zoran Krušvar
Aug 23, 2015 Zoran Krušvar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Dragonlance: Legends" is actually a good series. And that's weird, because game-inspired books do tend to suck big time. I give most credit for complexity of Raistlin's character and for the fact that Caramon suffers from PTSD. And that's just great, because too often fantasy heroes tend to be completely immune to distress and we know that human mind doesn't work that way.
Mar 19, 2017 0rkun rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Serinin bu kısmına kadar okuduğum en iyi kitap buydu. Soluksuz bitirdim, her şey çok güzeld- Tam burada İthaki araya girip kitabı mahvetti.

Böyle önemli bir seriyi Türkçe'ye kazandırmak gibi bir görev üstleniyorsun. Takdir ediyoruz, destekliyoruz, alıyoruz, okuyoruz. Ama bari okuyucuya biraz saygı göstermek adına bir son okuma falan yapsanız? Kitabın ilk sayfasında yok editör, yok seri danışmanı, 6 tane isim yazıyor. Ama kitapta belki 10 tane nokta yerine yazılmış Ç harfi var. Evet, ben de bazen
Jul 05, 2016 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I waited untill I finished all three books so I could compare before rating. It started out great but certainly went downhill from there:
Time of the twins: 5 stars
War of the twins: 4 stars
Test of the twins: 3 stars

I borrowed these books from a friend. The covers were so cheesy :-) Nice yellow pages. Gotta love that old book smell!

Overall I had less issues with these books than with the dragonlance chronicles. They felt a bit more mature. The writing has really improved and didn’t annoy me anymor
Jan 04, 2011 Antonis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
(This review is about the whole trilogy)
This is an amazing series. Suffice it to say that I'm not a book re-reader and those three are the only books I've ever read for a second time!! They are that good! In my opinion, (which admittedly was formed when I was much more inexperienced reader and might be a little foggy from the passage of time) this series has everything a reader might expect from a good fantasy read. Very well written and distinct characters, passion, drama, magic, more magic, ex
Jan 05, 2010 Dylan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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
Aug 31, 2007 Dale rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dragonlance
Fifth book of the commute, rounding out the "Legends" trilogy. Really not much to add that hasn't already been covered in my review of the first two volumes. The trilogy finishes with a bang, a satisfying but bittersweet conclusion. Again, it's the characterization of Caramon and Raistlin and the dynamics of their brotherly relationship that sets this book a notch above most others in the genre.
Mar 24, 2012 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
A good conclusion to a slow starting trilogy and is it wrong that I'm glad Kitiara finally got what she deserved? Yeah I didn't think so another wonderful addiction for me. :)
Morbus Iff
Jan 31, 2011 Morbus Iff rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dragonlance
Raistlin Majere remains a favorite.
Dec 22, 2016 Alex rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, dragonlance
(NB Same review on each entry in the series. Mild spoilers)

For folks of my generation the two epic Dragonlance Sagas, Chronicles and Legends respectively, were an essential gateway into fantasy literature, in many ways as essential then as Harry Potter was 10 years ago and similarly as critic-proof. That Dragonlance spin-off novels continued to be published like clockwork for the following 20 years is all the proof needed that Weis and Hickman had captured the imagination of a profitable market,
Almustafa Couch
A good finish to a rather good trilogy. The focus of which was the difference between deontology and consequentialism, that rules do not always lead to the greatest outcomes when followed religiously, but can be useful in guiding action.
Jan 27, 2017 Alan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great ending

I choose my rating because the final book beings about the loose of a very liked character in Raistlin, and opens the eyes to the real hero Caramon. Great book. Wish now though there was a way to bring Raistlin back in future books.
Justin VanShaar
Feb 10, 2017 Justin VanShaar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Caramon! Even if you went... there... What would you do?"
"Something I should have done a long time ago." Caramon said resolutely.

Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman

The Test of the Twins is the finale to the fantastic Dragonlance Legends trilogy. This book is about the spiritual bonds that bind brothers together. The authors wrote this book very emotionally, and it begins where War of the Twins left off. The powerful archmage, Raistlin Majere, casts a magical spell allowing
Christian, Kelanth, Scala
Jan 25, 2011 Christian, Kelanth, Scala rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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
Haley Iwakiri
Jan 06, 2017 Haley Iwakiri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I always was intrigued by Raistlin so naturally I was delighted after I finished the next generation books and realized I had missed this trilogy. A gem - made me angry, made me nostalgic, even brought tears to my eyes.
Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman can do no wrong. The Twins Trilogy is high fantasy at its best. I think this follow up to Chronicles is even better than the original trilogy because they narrowed the focus down to the lifelong relationship between Caramon and Raistlin. (view spoiler) ...more
Nov 28, 2014 Tanya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Георги  Димитров (Grim)
Изненадващо прочетох книгата за два дни, което говори или много добре, или много зле за нея!

Първо хубавите неща:

1. Почти липсваха безсмислени пълнежи и всичко се развиваше бързо и динамично.
2. Имаше много Тасълхоф и почти никаква Кризантия.
3. Повечето герои най-сетне придобиха някаква плътност и заприличаха на истински личности, а не клишета сложени само поради нуждите на сюжета. (С изключение на Кризантия.)
- Дилемата и терзанията на Рейстлин и Карамон най-сетне придобиха плътност и образите
Sep 04, 2011 Christian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fantasy nerds
Darkness unending...or is it?

As others have said, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman have created another trilogy that will forever have a seat within my heart next to their The Annotated Chronicles. The final volume of the Twins trilogy, the ending was superb. Test of the Twins weaves in a few old faces to join this volume's roster of main characters - although, again as others have reviewed, I personally could have cared less of their involvement. At first.

That said, at least one old friend is
Nov 30, 2016 Annathelle26 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: epic-fantasy
A very satisfying end to the trilogy.
It is true that I didn't get as thrilled as I was while reading the ending chapters of the first two books, but it doesn't matter. This book gave me the satisfaction of finally reaching a conclusion, seeing what happens in the end, and watch everything fall back into place after all the adventures, the triumphs and the tragedies the heroes had to go through.

I was glad to see Caramon get his happy ending, and go home to Tika a changed man, as she had bid him
Mar 16, 2014 David_mb rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was a big Dragonlance fan in my teens and decided to re-read Legends recently mainly out of nostalgia. While the books still have a certain entertainment value it's hard not to notice their many flaws – not least the underdeveloped characters (Crysania) and the serious plot holes.

This was an improvement on War of the Twins, in that the plot holes weren't so glaring. But the writers seem almost as confused about how travel within the Abyss works as they do about time travel in the second volume
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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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