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Dragonlord of Mystara (Mystara: The Dragonlord Chronicles #1)

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As dragons roam the lands that will become Glantri, leaving havoc, destruction, and death in their wake, an unpromising young man, a female sword-fighter, her dwarven sidekick, and a ne'er-do-well storyteller and prophet set out to defend their world. Original.
Mass Market Paperback, 396 pages
Published July 1st 1994 by Wizards of the Coast (first published 1994)
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May 12, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2009-challenge
Here is the plot of this book: Cliché cliché cliché cliché… orphaned child born under odd omen from mysterious mother and raised by a village of a race that will never understand him/her but is kindly nevertheless save for ONE other in the village who is a man from another land living there and will take child under wing once he/she gains their good wholesome grounding by good, wholesome race that will never understand the child. Cliché cliché, insert improbably plot that will be some sort of pr ...more
Oct 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
I remember finding this book in a random library as a kid. I was in a bit of a reading stage at that point in my life, and was interested in dragons. I checked the book out, and loved it. I may have been 11. Going back and reading it now, it doesn't quite measure up to how good it was to me then (But then, what would be).

I still never had, and still haven't played D&D, so don't know any background on Mystara. That might be part of why I don't quite like it as much now - I see holes the I my
Guille Masson
Mar 23, 2009 rated it it was ok
I read this book years ago. I had just finished reading David Eddings' Pawn of the Prophecy and I really wanted another book that could do the same for me. This book came close. I remember being disappointed with how the characters evolved throughout the story but I was still excited to be reading about dragons. I remember wanting it to be much more than it was. The book had potential but it fell flat towards the middle.
Sandra Visser
Feb 13, 2016 rated it liked it
This book is sometimes quite a drag to read as it's not very well written. The characters are mostly flat and there's more telling than showing. Gunnarsson also doesn't have the ability to make routine and everyday occurrences interesting, so the novel is quite a slog. The author's word choice is also mostly clunky. But once Thelvyn gets an inkling of what he's supposed to do the plot gets going and becomes interesting. The bit on World Mountain is quite good, as is the last part where (view spo ...more
Jan 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Recommendation applies for Mystara afficionados only. It's just run-of-the-mill fantasy otherwise...
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From Wikipedia: Thorarinn Gunnarsson is the pseudonym of an American author of science fiction and fantasy.
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