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Emperor of Ansalon (Dragonlance: Villains #3)

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Ariakas Was Ambitious

Vast armies surge across Krynn, spreading shadows of evil dragonkind over the land. All these horrific forces follow the commands of one man. . .

Ariakas, the Emperor of Ansalon.

Warrior, priest, nobleman, king. . . he attains glory and power by climbing over the bodies of his enemies. And his rise is aided by Takhisis, his mighty mistress. Yet, when th
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Mass Market Paperback, 308 pages
Published December 1st 1993 by TSR Inc.
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Jim C
Jul 31, 2015 Jim C rated it liked it
This book is part of the Dragonlance world. It is a prequel to the original trilogy. One doesn't need to read the original trilogy for this novel but it does help. This book tells the story of Ariakas and how he comes to be the leader of the Queen's army.

This was a decent book that had good parts and not so good parts. The beginning was terrific as it details Ariakas becoming in favor with the Queen. It was well done with a nice mix of action and cleverness. The ending was very good as this part
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Jun 20, 2007 Jeremy Brown rated it liked it
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Emperor of Ansalon is the third book centered around the villains of The War of the Lance which is set in Dragonlance. This book is written by an excellent writer with a vast amount of experience in Dragonlance and in Forgotten Realms. The lead character is Lord Ariakas who is Takhisis’ champion who is seeking to re-enter the world of Krynn. The book is split up into two main parts that revolve around Ariakas before he becomes the leader of the Dark Queen’s army. The first section details an adv ...more
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Feb 07, 2016 Justin Kern rated it liked it
I used to like villains with cool scary armor. Look at the guy on the cover of this book. Not only does he have cool armor - he has a scary helmet/mask and his hands are shooting lightning. So, yeah. That's what's going on here.
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Douglas Niles is a fantasy author and game designer. Niles was one of the creators of the Dragonlance world and the author of the first three Forgotten Realms novels, and the Top Secret S/I espionage role-playing game. He currently resides in Delavan, Wisconsin with his wife, Christine, and two Bouviets, Reggie and Stella. He enjoys playing his guitar, cooking, and visiting with family.

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Dragonlance: Villains (6 books)
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