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Dragonlance: Dragons of Deceit Evaluate | EN World | Dungeons & Dragons

Dragonlance: Dragons of Deceit Evaluate | EN World | Dungeons & Dragons


Dragonlance is again, and never simply with the RPG journey guide Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon Queen (I anticipate a launch date announcement on August 18). Dragonlance: Dragons of Deceit is a brand new novel by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman and the beginning of the Dragonlance Destinies trilogy.

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In fact, Dragonlance has by no means actually gone away. Even after Weis & Hickman left TSR and different authors have been employed to write down Krynn novels, the unique duo have recurrently returned to their fan-favorite collection along with some novels written by Weis alone. Nonetheless, the final utterly new novel by the pair was 2009’s Dragons of the Hourglass Mage so it has been a very long time.

In case you’re a Dragonlance fan, you may be proud of DDoD. Weis & Hickman are nonetheless on the prime of their sport, and whereas it is a new story, acquainted faces make an look with much more named. Prior information of Dragonlance is not vital, however in case you are a fan, you may instantly acknowledge a variety of references.

Destina Rosethorn, daughter of a Solamnic knight, has been raised to observe The Measure, look after her hereditary lands, and preserve Fort Rosethorn as a line of protection in opposition to the forces of evil. Even when tragedy strikes her household, Destina continues as she was taught – till one other loss strikes and upends every part she anticipated from life. Destina decides the answer is to return in time, utilizing the System of Time Journeying, to save lots of her father throughout the Warfare of the Lance.

Whereas I believe Dragonlance followers (and I’ve all the time thought of myself one) will take pleasure in and even love this guide, that final sentence is a part of the rationale why I did not take pleasure in this novel as a lot as I anticipated. I have been a lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy, and grew up on Star Trek time-space continuum shenanigans and Physician Who, so time journey shouldn’t be a deal breaker for me.



Even in a world the place dragons and magic exist, I journey over Destina’s leap in logic. Residents of Krynn have skilled magic, lived by the return of the gods and clerics, and sure have seen dragons fly overhead, however time journey is past uncommon. Individuals view Tasslehoff Burrfoot’s tales of his time-travel adventures as Kender exaggerations. I perceive Destina’s desperation, however that is fairly the leap. Possibly it is simply that Destina typically comes throughout to me as extra immature than I anticipate from the Destina depicted within the early chapters.

Or perhaps my tastes have modified since I initially learn Dragons of Autumn Twilight. Each books open with a location description, however DDoAT focuses on Tika and her ideas whereas additionally describing The Inn of the Final House, whereas DDoD begins with a a number of paragraphs description of Fort Rosethorn earlier than Lord Gregory even seems. It wasn’t precisely a grabber.

I am used to Tasslehoff being flighty, however his refusal to simply accept the reality of a plot-point, even after it has been repeatedly defined simply rubs me incorrect. There is a distinction between being trusting and denying proof.

Worse, I did not really feel an emotional connection to the characters or Destina’s dilemma. I loved DDoD, was within the plot, and I am inquisitive about the remainder of the trilogy, however I did not really feel any pressure or emotion like I did whereas studying Drew Hayes’ NPCs or Travis Baldree’s Legends & Lattes. But after I evaluate DDoD to Weis & Hickman’s earlier Dragonlance novels all of them match collectively, so the disconnect is mine.

Additionally, time journey trilogies could be difficult to precisely consider whereas incomplete. I’d look again when it is over and love this guide. I hope so.

The hardcover is properly made with end-papers that present the map of Ansalon. In case you want audiobooks, reader Kirsten Potter is superb. Whether or not voicing Destina, her dad and mom, Tika, Caramon, Tas, Dalamar, or others, Potter adjustments her voice so you already know precisely who’s talking earlier than you get to the attribution. Most fiction audiobook readers attempt to do this, however do not accomplish it almost in addition to Potter does.

In case you love Dragonlance, Dragons of Deceit will probably be an A or an A+ for you although for me, it is at the moment a stable B to B+. Fan of epic fantasy however new to Dragonlance? It will be someplace between a B and an A+, relying upon your precise tastes. And regardless of my hesitation, I’m within the subsequent guide, Dragons of Destiny, and I believe that is a more true signal of my Dragons of Deceit assessment than a letter grade.



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