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The Qualinesti (Dragonlance: Elven Nations #3)

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When Kith-Kanan of Qualinost, a society of renegade elves, is appointed Speaker of the Suns, his triumph is marred by memories of past failures, his unfaithful wife, and the strange behavior of his successor, his son. Reprint.
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 1st 2004 by Wizards of the Coast (first published 1991)
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Ian Hewitt
Oct 23, 2011 rated it it was ok
" "Rise up, O golem. Gather yourself from the dust and arise! I, Drulethen, command you! The fire is in you, the dust of the mountains! Gather and do my will!" Unlike his usual soft tone, the sorcerer's voice was changing, deepening, strengthening.

Wind whistled through the chinks in the crude barracks walls. Outside, the grunt gang members lounging around the breakfast wagon grumbled loudly about the dust being whirled into their eyes. In the barracks, Dru twisted the thong in his fingers, makin
Feb 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Rise up, O golem. Gather yourself from the dust and arise! I, Drulethen, command you! The fire is in you, the dust of the mountains! Gather and do my will!" Unlike his usual soft tone, the sorcerer's voice was changing, deepening, strengthening.
Apr 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
Qualinesti is now a reality so now both the old Speaker of the Stars' sons wear crowns, just like it was prophesised in the first volumen of this trilogy.
In Qualinesti, the focus is on creating a nation where human, elves and half-elves can live together in peace and be at peace with their dwarven neighbours of Thorbardin. Hence, they build Pax Tharkas to unite the two nations.
However, since Kith-Kanan, first Speaker of the Sun in Qualinesti, promises that he will step down and pass the crown on
Apr 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
one of the most enjoyable trilogies in the dragonlance series so far, maybe its cause I love elves and their lifestyles, their grace and love of natural beauty or maybe its cause I fell in love with kith kanan. A great leader who fought wholeheartedly but who truly believed in peace and respect for elves, humans and dwarfs and who worked to make his dream reality when he founded qualinesti where all peoples lived in peace side by side. But even kith kanan had to have a son who was so different t ...more
Jul 28, 2011 rated it liked it
copy-pasted from my Librarything account: Still, nice ending of the trilogy. In this part Ulvian breaks away with the evil Drulethen (evil wizard, personification of the god Hiddukel), but in the end he gets the amulet and is again on the path of evil. Greenhands, the son of Kith-Kanan and Anaya comes into the picture and ultimately becomes the new speaker of the, after having given his father the mortal strike with the hammer that helped build Qualinost. Ulvian is sent away, without process or ...more
Lawrence L
Aug 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
If you have read the first two Dragonlance trilogies (and even if you haven't), you have to pick up this third book of the Elven Nations Trilogy. One of the original species on the world of Krynn and also one of the longest living, the elves have a long and interesting history. Get carried into the world of the elves in this trilogy. It will be a journey well worth the time spent in the forest nation.
Kyle K
Oct 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Kinslayer wars are over and Kith-Kanan establishes the nation of Qualinesti. His alliance with the Thorbardin Dwarves it made tangible with the construction of their fortress of peace, Pax Tharkas. This new nation finds itself with an early conflict as it outlaws slavery. What follows is familial betrayal, the schemings of a mage, the appearance of an unknown heir and far reaching tragedy.
Emi G
Feb 28, 2008 rated it liked it
A few details that don't quite fit in with the original knowledge we have of Kith Kanan from the Chronicles. I was dissapoited with no mention through the entire series about Wyrmslayer, which any Dragonlance fan knows about because Kith gave it to Tanis. And there is no real closure for the series.
Mar 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: elven-nations
Following the kinslayer war between the elvish factions, Kith-Kanan becomes the first Speaker of the Suns in a new elf kingdom. But all is not perfect, family struggles and disagreements continue to plague his family.
Jim C
Apr 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
The final book in this Dragonlance trilogy about the elves. This book explores about Kith-Kanan's rule and his offspring. This was a nice conclusion to the series and tied in nicely with the first book of this series. If you are a fan of Dragonlance, you owe it to yourself to read this trilogy.
Philana Walker
Mar 05, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adolescent-bliss
Elves. We love them. This book finishes out the Elvin Nations and just when you think you can settle down and lead your people home, someone close tries to destroy it. Just like humans, power and corruption can undo all efforts to instill peace.
Seregon BookWorm
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was epic. My favorite of the trilogy. Kith-Kanan is a much older man in this book, having two grown children of his own. It explores his failures in his life as well as his triumphs. Every character is 3 dimensional and the reader can relate to every one in at least one way.
Jan 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This was another fabulous trilogy
Valerie Gargin
Oct 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
It was a little slow to start but it got really good and I couldn't put it down!
May 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
a virtuous king, a renegade and wicked son, elves, dwarves, goblins, ancient magic...a good old recipe...nothing new but well written and nice to read
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