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Dragons of Spring Dawning (Dragonlance: Chronicles #3)

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The climactic chapter in Weis and Hickman's acclaimed trilogy Armed with the legendary Dragonlance, the Companions begin the final battle against the evil goddess Takhisis and her legions But even as hope begins to spring, secrets long hidden threaten to render their sacrifices meaningless The greatest conflict they have left is within each of them...
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published June 18th 2008 by Devil's Due Publishing (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
Apr 10, 2014 Kaora rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Sotiris Karaiskos
Άλλη μία από τις πολύ δημοφιλείς σειρές βιβλίων στο χώρο της φαντασίας αλλά εγώ δίσταζα να ασχοληθώ μαζί της πιστεύοντας ότι δεν πρόκειται για κάτι σοβαρό. Τελικά όμως έπεσε στα χέρια μου εντελώς τυχαία η ελληνική μετάφραση της πρώτης τριλογίας είπα να κάνω μία δοκιμή. Στο πρώτο βιβλίο οι φόβοι μου επιβεβαιώθηκαν καθώς το βρήκα ιδιαίτερα ελαφρύ έως παιδικό, με όλη την ιστορία να είναι ουσιαστικά μία ακατάπαυστη εναλλαγή σκηνών δράσης. Στο δεύτερο η κατάσταση βελτιώνεται θεαματικά καθώς τα πράγμα ...more
Tokio Myers
Apr 18, 2016 Tokio Myers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“The darkness might conquer, but it could never extinguish hope. And though one candle, or many, might flicker and die, new candles would be lit from the old. Thus hope’s flame always burns, lighting the darkness until the coming of day.”

The Dragonlance Chronicles comes to an end and man was it an adventure. Dragonlance isn't the best written or unique series out there in the vast ocean of fantasy, but it's one that makes you smile with predictable story lines and tropes that sometimes make your
Κωνσταντίνος Τσουρέκης
Το τέλος μια ενδιαφέρουσας τριλογίας. Είχε τις αδυναμίες αλλά και τα εντυπωσιακά της σημεία. Είχε ανατροπές αλλά και προβλέψιμα γεγονότα. Η πληθώρα των ηρώων δεν σε έκανε να βαριέσαι. Ο Ρέστλιν ίσως ο πιο ενδιαφέρον ήρωας. Ο Τάνις ο πιο εκνευριστικός, η Λοράνα η πιο δουλεμένη καθόλη τη διάρκεια του έργου. Ποικιλία για να διαλέγεις ανάλογα τα γούστα. Λυπήθηκα που τελείωσε γιατί κράτησε καλή συντροφιά!
Mar 26, 2008 Brad rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, to-my-kids
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
Oliviu Craznic
„Foe after foe fell to Raistlin.”

Everything is falling apart for the Heroes of the Lance in this last volume.
Sturm is dead and, unlike other characters of other stories, he stays dead; Flint is about to die and, unlike other characters of other stories, he is not to be saved; Kitiara is a betrayer and, unlike other characters in other stories, she stays a betrayer; and now Raistlin is willingly changing his red robe with a black one, leaving his brother and his friends to die a gruesome death by
Jul 09, 2015 Leona rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This one took me longer to read and dragged more than the first two books but nonetheless it was an entertaining read. The whole series was a nice light reading break after all that serious grimdark.

The adventures are quite good and the companions splitting up and going on different adventures is fun to read. Kitiara is a compelling character, my personal hate for her notwithstanding. She is quite well written and not one-dimensional like most others. Fizban is my other favorite here and the sur
Üçlemenin son kitabı olarak beklentilerimi karşıladığını söyleyebilirim. Tabii ikinci kitaptaki Laurana saçmalıklarının burda da devam etmesini görmek biraz can sıkıcı. Epik bir öyküden beklentim bir elfin altın rengi saçlarına bir sayfada 10 kez atıf yapılmasının çok daha ötesinde. Ama bununla birlikte Raistlin benim için kitabın ve hatta serinin en ilgi çeken karakteri olduğundan severek okudum. Öyküdeki süprizler ve şaşırtan olaylar hikayeye insanı ne kadar bağlıyorsa Tanis'in bu kadar öne çı ...more
May 07, 2014 Joseph rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
-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
Feb 24, 2013 Jason rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-long-ago
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
Feb 29, 2012 Jason Koivu rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Fuck this repetitious writing!

(See the following for a further explanation...
Όμικρον  Μι
Από την βιβλιοπαρουσίαση που έκανα για την Πάστα Φλώρα :

Όταν μιλάμε για λογοτεχνία του φανταστικού, τι σας έρχεται σαν πρώτο πράγμα στο νου σας; ότι και αν σας έρχεται υπάρχει σε αυτή την τριλογία. Ο κόσμος του DragonLance που εκτυλίσσεται σε περισσότερο από 150 βιβλία περιέχει όλα εκείνα τα συστατικά που κάνουν έναν φανταστικό κόσμο πραγματικά φανταστικό. Δράκοι, μάγοι, ξόρκια, ιππότες, ξωτικά, βάρβαροι, νάνοι, Κένταυροι, γρύπες είναι μόνο μερικά από τα πλάσματα που θα συναντήσουμε στον κόσμο τ
Cheryl Landmark
Oct 25, 2011 Cheryl Landmark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 21, 2015 Jenny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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
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
Esma Tezgi
Oct 23, 2015 Esma Tezgi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
İlk kitap ve ikinci kitap güzeldi, hareketliydi ama bazen durgunlaşıp aksiyondan çok uzak oluyordu ancak bu kitap.. Gerçekten çok güzel bir kitaptı, okurken diğer kitaplarda ki gibi sıkılmadım, açıkçası ilk iki kitap okurken bazen sıkıyordu ve bir oturuşta uzun uzun okuyamıyordum, bu kitapta bu sorun çok olmadı. Özellikle son 50 sayfayı nasıl okuduğumu bilmiyorum, olaylar müthiş bir ivme kazandı ve heyecan doruktaydı.

İlk kitaplarda başlayan olayların bir çoğu bu kitapta açıklığa kavuştu. Bir
Mar 28, 2016 Scott rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Flat, one-dimensional, repetitive, shallow. If you are the type of reader who constantly forgets what color hair all the characters have, this is the book for you.

What I can't understand is how despite all of that, these books are so darn appealing. They fit snugly in that part of your brain that likes good old cookie-cutter predictability and simplicity. Terrible dialogue, ridiculous characters with one or two traits that govern everything they do. It's like Hercules The Legendary Journey in bo
Oct 10, 2013 Colin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 . . .
Zoran Krušvar
Aug 23, 2015 Zoran Krušvar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Look, these books aren't really THAT good, but I love them. So I'll give them a bunch of stars and that's it :-p
Juan Eduardo Castellon
Nice ending. Great series. Fizban rules.
Apr 20, 2017 Elihú rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
La trilogía que inauguró la literatura fantástica de franquicia llega a su fin con un clímax muy "lo hizo un mago" (literal) y deja abierta la puerta para seguir explotando la marca en sucesivas entregas.

Raistlin sin duda, por su ambigüedad, es el personaje que más llama la atención y del que más queremos saber. Es una lástima que luego de que descubramos el terrible secreto que comparte con su hermano, Caramon, desaparezca por completo para reaparecer en los últimos capítulos más poderoso y res
Luca Lesi
Jan 04, 2013 Luca Lesi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Potrebbe essere soltanto una coincidenza... ma segui la coincidenza abbastanza lontano e la torverai legata al destino
Astinus di Palathas sedeva nel suo studio.
La sua mano guidava il calamo che stringeva fra le dita a tracciare tratti fermi e regolari.
La scrittura chiara e decisa che scorreva da quella penna poteva venir letta senza difficoltà perfino da lontano.
Astinus stava riempiendo rapidamente un foglio di pergamena,soffermandosi raramente a pensare.
Nell'osservarlo si aveva l'impressione ch
Eco Imp
Mar 05, 2017 Eco Imp rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
When I read this series, I pictured my gaming group as many of the characters. Although I have the requisite red hair and being the only female in our group, I am Tasselhoff. The book came alive in my mind more so with this reading than when I originally read it years ago.
Mike Rice
Feb 10, 2014 Mike Rice rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 23, 2014 Francis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites-books
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
J.C. Cauthon
Jun 21, 2014 J.C. Cauthon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is part of the ever-expanding Dragonlance Universe, and it is book 3 in the Chronicles series.

This series is where my love for fantasy novels began, and it is my absolute favorite series from the Dragonstone Universe.

That being said, of the three novels in this trilogy, this one is my least favorite. To me, it read as a set-up novel. It's sole task seemed to be to offer minimal closure to the War of the Lance and to slowly introduce the Legends series, so for me, that's where it fell f
Nov 04, 2011 Brian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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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Dragonlance: Chronicles (3 books)
  • Dragons of Autumn Twilight  (Dragonlance: Chronicles, #1)
  • Dragons of Winter Night (Dragonlance: Chronicles, #2)

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“Why you decrepit old mage! You couldn't turn water into ice in the dead of winter!” 15 likes
“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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