This is one of my favorite Dragonlance books. It did a great job of covering the early life of one of the most interesting characters of the series. It also felt like a real novel whereas the original trilogies you could sometimes tell were there in part to create interest in the D&D game. Overall it was pretty well paced with all it had to cover and stayed pretty close to what was expected from all the previous novels and short stories about Raistlin. My only complaint would be that it was implied that the twins along with Sturm spent many more years traveling with Flint and Tanis. In this book they pretty much spent 1 year together and only went on 1 trip with all of them. But it was still a very enjoyable book.
It started out okay, looking forward to reading about Dalamar. The story fit in well with the core story line of the main Dragonlance events. But I felt the story lost a lot of momentum constantly switching through 5 or 6 different characters. I would have been fine not know about the Highlord and her motivations. And the writing was too slow. I like some details about the scenery but every sentance seemd to have 2 or 3 extra describing everything happening in minute detail - i don't need to have every elf they come across features described and compared to flowers or jewels. It would've been a better story if it hadn't been so slow.
I might listen to it again - it was a nice and short and was a good break from reading whole trilogies. It seems like they could bring these characters back in another storyline and if they did I might refresh myself with this book. Although it doesn't seem likely with the amount of time that has passed.
Donald Corren does a good job of voicing the characters - most are distinct and he has a nice range of voices to use.
I liked this story - it's was lighter read than some of the other dragonlance and was an interesting subject. They story moved along well enough without too many slow parts and problems/small plot changes resolved quickly.
I don't know if it's been a while since iIve read any of the Lankhmar tales or if the Barbarian whose name I can't remember and the other character named Cat bare more than a striking resemblence to Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser
I'd recommend this for Dragonlance fans - covers a lot of magic from Krynn in this trilogy although a lot of the elements probably come from the old game more than other dragonlance books
I liked that we get to see what the life of a more or less regular wizard is like on Krynn
His performance is okay - not great for me. He's does a good job on a lot of the voices although he is a little deep for my preference. Sometimes it was hard for me to follow the transitions from one setting to the next. The story would change from one character to the next but it sounded like one sentence but that was my only gripe
This book wasn't quite in line with the magic casting we learned from the main books. It glossed over a lot of the handicaps that the wizards have - probably to make the book move more quickly.
After the first book I read of Christopher Moore I decided I had to get every one. I enjoyed these as audio books probably more than in paperback. His mix of comedy and drama elements worked well and made for an enjoyable book and series
I think he did all the voices well and it really drew me in - made me forget I was listening to one reader.
Yes - there was a lot going on and it never seemed like a good time to take a break
Dragonlance was my first experience with fantasy when i was young and I'm enjoying them again now. Last time I read the paperbacks it wasn't the same- I read to fast or just anticipated too much but having it in audio book format makes me pay more attention to every part again.
I enjoyed his reading for the most part although some of the main character voices were a little too close or maybe mixed up so it was sometimes hard to tell which character was talking
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