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Blades of the Tiger (Dragonlance: Taladas #1)

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The first book in a series that will explore uncharted land in the Dragonlance setting.

Blades of the Tiger kicks off a series that will explore beyond the realms of Ansalon, the traditional setting for Dragonlance novels, and into the land of Taladas. No title has ever been set in this unexplored region on the other side of the world, allowing for an infinite variety of ne
Mass Market Paperback, 410 pages
Published 2005 by Wizards of the Coast
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Jim C
Nov 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual rating is 4.5 stars.

This is part of Dragonlance as we visit the world of Krynn. In this one, the action takes place on the continent of Taladas instead of the continent of Ansalon where the majority of the novels take place. This book has three stories. We have a new leader of the barbarians who is leading his people to war against his enemies. An elf that is hired to steal a statue that contains the spirit of the most ruthless emperor of this land. The last story is the commander of the
An interesting concept and great visuals, especially in the last part. But...

Where were all the women? There were 3 female characters of any importance in this story: one died a handful of scenes in, one was a pregnant ninny who would rather commit suicide than fight for what was hers and only the third one, Shedara, actually contributed anything to the story. The author had a whole new world open to him and he fell back on overly traditional gender roles of men = fighters, women = brood mares.
Tabitha Tomala
Jul 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not your typical Dragonlance novel. We have a new section of Krynn called Taladas, instead of a focus on Ansalon The gods are named differently (though similar enough names to not confuse the readers) and brand new cultures for familiar races. I enjoyed this new perspective on a world I have come to love.
I especially enjoyed how well Pierson brought the story lines together.  My favorite would have to be Shedara's because of her balance with magic use and rogue skills. It reminded me of prestige
Jul 07, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Pavlo Tverdokhlib
Sep 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: epic-fantasy
Arguably the best Dragonlance book.

Unlike most Dragonlance, this one does not go as a typical heroic fantasy D&D adventure, but tries somehtign genuinely different. The story is told through 3 distinct PoVs, which only overlap towards the end. Story isn't amazing, but keeps the reader's interest.
Apr 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has everything I look for in a book, action, suspense, and great plot twists!
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