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Dragons Of Spring Dawning (Dragonlance: Chronicles #3)

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  38,239 ratings  ·  335 reviews
After five years, a group of friends reunites as the shadow of war hangs over the land. When an artifact of incredible power falls into their hands, they must flee the forces of darkness, for they have learned the terrible truth: dragons have returned to Krynn From the teeming streets of the city of Tarsis to the majestic Tower of the High Clerist, they must battle to pres ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 381 pages
Published by TSR (first published January 1st 1985)
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Dragonqueen she was called in elven; Nilat the Corrupter, to the barbarians of the Plains; Tamex, the False Metal, so she was known in Thorbardin among the dwarves; Mai-tat, She of Many Faces was how they told of her in legends among the sea-faring people of Ergoth. Queen of Many Colors and of None, the Knights of Solamnia called her; defeated by Huma, banished from the land, long ago.
Takhisis, Queen of Darkness, had returned.

A disastrous defeat has all but destroyed the free nations of Krynn, a
The last two were okay. The writing in this series isn't amazing. It is repetitive and the characters are rather flat. The reluctant leader, the dark magic user, the strong yet beautiful female lead, the fiesty barmaid and her brooding warrior are all rather clique.

The redeeming factor in the last two books were the story lines and the bits of humor thrown in.

However, I felt like this one was missing some of the humor, and I quickly got over (view spoiler)
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
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
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
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..
Jason Koivu
Fuck this repetitious writing!

(See the following for a further explanation...
This is a good conclusion to the companions' journey together. I didn't want it to end. My brother-in-law told me that many people love the world of Krynn, that it's a fantasy world many people feel attached to. I understand why. I would definitely read more books about Krynn, but I want them to be written by Weis and Hickman. They're not the best writers, but they make me connect to the characters. I love how the companions developed and changed from Dragons of Autumn Twilight to this book. The ...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
-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
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 . . .
I let this go too long to remember much now. Too much of the good stuff happens off-screen, just like the rest of the damn trilogy. I'll juke it all the way up to three stars because it is notable for how the good characters (well, and even some evil characters) are tempted in ways consistent with their, well, characters; the plot is terrible and floppy, but the characters all at least have some strong points. It makes the series feel like a wasted opportunity, but I think it was a good experien ...more
Juan Eduardo Castellon
Nice ending. Great series. Fizban rules.
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 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 a whisper of my past, but the whisper wasn't even mine. I ...more
I started this series because some friends told me that they loved it more than The Lord of the Rings. That seemed like a fairly worth while recommendation. I was certainly surprised to discover that this not even in the same league as Tolkien. They did say that it starts out a little rough, but once you get into it the story really takes off. Well, after finishing the book I kept wondering when it was going to get better.

After finishing it I decided that I needed to re-examined all the recomme
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
He terminado la relectura de esta maravillosa saga y ahora voy a animaros a leerla. No va a haber nunca unos personajes tan humanos y amables como éstos. Valientes, humanos y entregados a un bien común: salvar el mundo de la destrucción y el mal.

Los draconianos quieren proclamarse como única raza existente en Krynn. Son criaturas humanoides con rasgos reptilianos y liderados por dragones.

Tanis el semielfo, líder de los aventureros, ha logrado infiltrarse en el ejército de los draconianos, establ
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.
When I was 14 I wanted to be Kitiara. (I admit this with barely a twinge of embarrassment). And now, re-reading the novels as an adult, I still think she's pretty bad ass and do not look down on my coming-of-age infatuation with her (in fact, I will credit her with providing me one of my only strong female role models in my teenager years, despite her clearly evil alignment). And the rest of the novel isn't bad either, despite the repetition and various other literary issues. Basically, if you'r ...more
Jack Shoegazer
A fitting and satisfactory end to this trilogy. (Pretend Summer Flame doesn't exist.) While grown-up me realizes there's some major flaws to the writing, it was really refreshing and soothing to spend time and relive these adventures with my old friends.
The series wasn't bad. The first book was great! The second book was very good in parts, and in some parts not. This book was not very good in most parts and okay in others.

How could this series be better? Thanks for asking! Remove Tanis.
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
Ese epílogo es demasiado para la vida.
Bernard Campbell
This trilogy has some failings. The story jumps here and there but the focus remains true to the core characters and I believe the writers had to get this out for the game was moving fast. It stood the test of time for me. Maybe nostalgia, however I truly think the way it is written is more to do with it. The story is solid and the Heroes true heroes. It speak volumes when I saw tonight. Storm Brightblade in Pillars of Eternity - this was and is a seminal series for so many people.
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Enjoyable series, compelling characters, good story, some surprises.
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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
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
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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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Other Books in the Series

Dragonlance: Chronicles (3 books)
  • Dragons of Autumn Twilight  (Dragonlance: Chronicles, #1)
  • Dragons of Winter Night (Dragonlance: Chronicles, #2)
Dragons of Autumn Twilight  (Dragonlance: Chronicles, #1) Dragons of Winter Night (Dragonlance: Chronicles, #2) Time of the Twins (Dragonlance: Legends, #1) War of the Twins (Dragonlance: Legends, #2) Test of the Twins (Dragonlance: Legends, #3)

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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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