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Dragons of Winter Night by Margaret Weis
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May 11, 12

it was amazing
Read in March, 2012

The second book in the Dragonlance Trilogy series is a book that can not be put down! The story picks up with the companions after they have escaped Pax Tharkis and killed one of the Dragon Highlords. They fight their way across those country searching for answers to their questions, and find a way to win the war. The companions split up whilelooking for the mysterious dragon orbs and the long lost Dragonlances of children stories. Rasitlin continues to mysteriously get stronger as a strange voice whispers to him. Strum fights for his right to hold the title of being a knight, and Tanis struggles between his love for two women.

As with Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night has a great balance of humor, romance, mystery, action and suspense. While the book may be considered long, it is far from boring. You are thrown into the action from the beginning of the story, while the backstory is being told, just in case you forgot or didn't read Dragons of Autumn Twilight. One of the intriguing parts is the animosity between the races even the sub-races such as the Qualasti Elves, Silvanisti Elves and the Wilder Elves. It helps show one of the pitfallsto humanity and society. We get more of a background to the history of the world including the tower of High Socery and how the dragon orbs came into existance. The story progresses emmensly in this novel.

The companions learn a lesson in friendship, trust and love amidst the battle between good and evil. The continue to search for the answer to the Disks as well as the reason why the Dark Queen is looking for the Green Gemstone Man, what power does he hold and what could his power mean for the companions if they find him? This novel develops the characters more (mainly Tanis and Laurana) through their interactions. People across Anaslon prepare to fight for their homes, their freedom and their lives. Will the races be able to come together and work to fight the evil within the world and save themselves?

Hickman and Weis knock it out of the ball park with this one again. There is so much that happens within the novel that you don't want to put it down. Old favorite characters return and new ones are introduced as the companions make their way to their destination to stop the Dark Lady, a dragon highlord with a repuation. If the companions fail then the world is lost to the Dark Queen and her evil minions. Can the party put aside their own fears and insecurities to be able to save the world? Or will they crumble under the pressure?
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