The flames of war devour Ansalon. The army of dead souls marches toward conquest, led by the mystical warrior Mina, who serves the powerful One God.
A small band of heroes, driven to desperate measures, leads the fight against overwhelming odds.Two unlikely protagonists emerge. One is a dragon overlord who will not easily relinquish her rule. The other is an irrepressible kender who has been on a strange and remarkable journey that will end in startling and unforeseen fashion.
The stirring climax of the War of Souls.
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The reading of the text was abysmal.
The character of Mina and her (spoiler) misguided devotion was interesting. The constant overt reminder that (spoiler) the gods had left Krynn was a bit boring.
The reading of the text was abysmal. Constant incorrect pronunciations and simply misread words... examples: liches should be pronounced lih-Chez, but she read it as lik-Es. Another instance the word was immortality, and the narrator read it as immorality, in spite of the context. Finally, the name Majere is pronounced mah-Zheer, but the narrator constantly reads it as ma-Jeer-ey. It's pretty bad.
See my review of Book 1.
I would like to get my money back on this series.
The end of another fantastic trilogy by Margret Wise and Tracy Hickman. This book left me wanting to know more about the fate of the peoples of Krynn, as Wise/Hickman usually do. I'm a big fan of Gerard uth Mondar and Odila Windlass. There is a distinct lack of Dwarf in this trilogy that does bug me though. So much elf, so little dwarf. =(
Chaos Gate of the Deathgate cycle (5th book). This book doesn't feel like the end of the story by any means. It leaves you feeling like events continue, which they do. They continue in the books of other authors which, sadly, don't live up to the legacy of Wise and Hickman.
Nick Sullivan (for the male cast)
The finale battle between men and a god.
Marieve Herington isn't a bad Narrator by any means, but she clearly isn't familiar with some of the terminology in the DnD lexicon. Which at times is jarring. Additionally, her portrayal of elves left me feeling a bit ruffled. I've never thought of elves as sounding so much like Santa's little helpers in any of the DnD worlds. Hearing the men as high-pitched, squeaking voiced, waifs bugged me. Particularly when the female elves have lower more stately voices. All in all, I think these books should be given to different voice actors per part. I can't think of a better Mina, Alana, Odila or Laurana, but I'd have loved to hear all of the male parts done a bit more justice, particularly Gilithis and Alana's second in command.
I loved it! It was such a wonderful conclusion to a series of books that have kept me entertained for a long time!
The most memorable moment for me was when Takesis was in the arena. What an intense moment!
The narration was wonderfully done although I did miss having Paul Boehmer as the narrator.
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