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.
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©2006 Margaret Weis; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio
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...
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.
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!!!!!!!!!
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!!!!
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.
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.
Tasslehoff's voice actually brought me here to write about it...awful is not a brutal enough word to capture the degree of dissatisfaction I have with it. I listened to it right after listening to Dragons of Autumn Twilight. That was a Tasslehoff voice...
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.
Very strong. Not the best voice actor I've heard but close to the top.
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.
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.
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