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Dragons of the Dwarven Depths: The Lost Chronicles, Volume 1 | [Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman]

Dragons of the Dwarven Depths: The Lost Chronicles, Volume 1

The companions believe they have slain the evil Dragon Highlord Verminaard. They have rescued the refugees from Pax Tharkas and taken them to a valley in the Kharolis mountains.
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Publisher's Summary

The Companions are back in this first volume, which features an untold story from the War of the Lance. The beloved heroes return: Tanis, Raistlin and Caramon, Sturm Brightblade, Tasslehoff, and Flint Fireforge. Old friends, such as Riverwind and Goldmoon and Laurana, travel with them. Old enemies are here too, as the companions encounter new adventures and new dangers in the very beginning months of the War of the Lance.

This book starts with the celebration of a wedding. The companions believe they have slain the evil Dragon Highlord Verminaard. They have rescued the refugees from Pax Tharkas and taken them to a valley in the Kharolis mountains.

After they are attacked by the Dragon Armies, Tanis and Flint are sent to search for the long lost dwarven kingdom of Thorbardin, hoping to persuade the dwarves to give the refugees shelter for winter.

Each of the other companions face their own trials. Raistlin remembers that, according to tales of old, the key to Thorbardin lies in the haunted fortress known as Skullcap. The others want nothing to do with this accursed place, but Raistlin feels strangely drawn to the ruins, and he persuades a reluctant Caramon to accompany him there.

Sturm becomes obsessed with finding the legendary Hammer of Kharas, and his obsession nearly plunges the party into disaster. Riverwind, now chieftain of his tribe, is made the reluctant leader of the refugees and worries that he is not suited for the task. Tika Waylan must decide if she has the courage to undertake a perilous journey to save those she loves from certain death, while Tanis Half-Elven wrestles with his faith in the newly returned gods.

But it is the dwarf, Flint Fireforge, who faces the most crucial test.

Get Lost: listen to more of the Lost Chronicles.

©2006 Margaret Weis; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio

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    Momo11 12-16-09
    Momo11 12-16-09 Member Since 2009
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    "I just love these characters!"

    So great to be able to enjoy the lives of Tanis & co. again. So great a modern fantasy book with some strong female characters, all the characters with depth. Narrator did a good job--it took a bit to get used to Tas' voice, but after a while, I felt the narrator's interpretation really was on mark. She did a good job making the characters' voices sound different, the voices matched the personalities of the characters well and I could tell who was talking just by voice along. I wish they would put the DragonLance Chronicles into Audiobook form, maybe someday...

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Darryl Riser Mangham, LA 12-30-09
    Darryl Riser Mangham, LA 12-30-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Like coming home"

    I loved these books in high school, some 25 years ago. Catching up with Tass and Tanis and the gang again was like a homecoming for me. So maybe my love of this book is colored by nostalgia. Still, it was the great adventure romp now that it was then. Sure, it's light reading that just makes you smile. But that's what I want from AD&D books. Tass' voice took some getting used to, but that could just be because it didn't match the one in my head when I first met him a quarter a century ago.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jean Irmo, SC, USA 02-08-09
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    "Sensational"

    I really loved this book...being an all time fan of the authors. Only thing I would change would be Tas' voice =)

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    Chris Mc Calla, AL, USA 10-21-08
    Chris Mc Calla, AL, USA 10-21-08
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    "Dragons of the Dwarven Depths (Unabridged)"

    This is a GREAT BOOK. Weis and Hickman have done it again. I didn't want to stop listening. I just have one Question, Why hasn't Hollywood Picked up the Companions. I've read all of the Compainons books from the Meeting to The Drangon Lance Wars. They just keep getting better!!!!!!!!!

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    Jo South Carolina, USA 03-20-14
    Jo South Carolina, USA 03-20-14
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    "Book for Fans of Dragonlance"
    Would you listen to Dragons of the Dwarven Depths again? Why?

    I really enjoy revisiting the characters from the Hickman/Weis Dragonlance series. I have played D&D since the 2nd addition was out. This reminds me of all those great and wonderful gaming days with my friends.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I've always liked Fantasy novels and especially ones about D&D. This story doesn't disappoint, It's not my favorite D&D novel, but I like the characters especially Tanis, Flynt, and Caramon. If you like D&D novels or sword and sorcery fantasy I would suggest you read this. Dragons of Dwarven depths gives you plenty of action, magic and character interaction.


    What three words best describe Sandra Burr’s voice?

    Her narration was good, she does a good job of creating different voices for the characters and sticking to them with only a few lapses in voice or accent. But overall the audio book is well read and fast paced.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    My favorite parts happen between Sturm, Caramon, and Raistlyn in Skullcap, and between Flynt and Tasslehoff throughout the book.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great adventure. This is not really a book for you if you don't like fantasy, or high magic.However if you do and you want something to listen to while driving, riding to work/ school, or working pick up this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Greg United States 11-09-12
    Greg United States 11-09-12 Member Since 2012

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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I think the story is good, but the reading, especially Tasslehoff's voice is very strange. His voice is supposed to be high, and quick, the reader makes him sound like a sick frog.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    N. Busse Sun Prairie, WI United States 06-26-12
    N. Busse Sun Prairie, WI United States 06-26-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Above average."
    What about Sandra Burr’s performance did you like?

    Very strong. Not the best voice actor I've heard but close to the top.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Book had a lot of ups and downs as far as my interest went. Some times it was a choir to pay attention other it had my fully.


    Any additional comments?

    I haven't read any other books by Weis & Hickman, but I have read books by them individually. Overall, this was a great story that suffered at times from a little ADD. Also, the attempt as 3rd person omniscient was a failure - which is what I blame for more of the slow spots.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Hector DORAL, FL, United States 08-09-11
    Hector DORAL, FL, United States 08-09-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Delightful - Dragonlance Rules!"

    I was delighted to return to this world and find these heroes from my younger youth back in a wonderful adventure. Now this time with voices!!! Excellent narrative!! Super FUN!!! Sandra: Keep up the excellent work. Please provide all Dragonlance Novels in Audible format!!!!

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    Joseph Arlington, TX, United States 09-14-10
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    "Poor narration"

    All three of these books are great for fans of the Dragonlance Series, but the narration is horrible. I won't buy another book read by Sandra Burr.

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    R. Traylor Virginia 02-06-09
    R. Traylor Virginia 02-06-09 Listener Since 2005

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    "Book was good, narration was horrible"

    I started reading the dragonlance series when I was in high school and I have really enjoyed all of the books. I have read this book before I was looking forward to listening to the audio version; however, the narration was horrible. At times I felt like I was listening to my daughters preschool teacher try to read the book with different voices. I have never stopped listening to a book simply because of the narrator, but this was the first. The voices were horrible and very annoying. I will not listen to anything with this narrator again.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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