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The Legend of Huma: Dragonlance: Heroes, Book 1 | [Richard A. Knaak]

The Legend of Huma: Dragonlance: Heroes, Book 1

Only fragments of the account of Huma survived the Cataclysm that broke the world of Krynn. The fullness of his tale has never been told – until now. One man took up the call to defend the world against the Queen of Darkness. He was the first Hero of the Lance, driven by his devotion to the Oath and the Measure and his love for a silver dragon. His life made him a hero. Here is the tale that made him a legend….
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Publisher's Summary

This attractive new rerelease of The Legend of Huma debuts a new look for the Heroes series. Each title in the series will reflect the new series design. This title is the only Dragonlance novel not written by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman to hit the New York Times best-seller list.

Only fragments of the account of Huma survived the Cataclysm that broke the world of Krynn. The fullness of his tale has never been told – until now. One man took up the call to defend the world against the Queen of Darkness. He was the first Hero of the Lance, driven by his devotion to the Oath and the Measure and his love for a silver dragon. His life made him a hero. Here is the tale that made him a legend….

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    Jeremy OREGON CITY, OR, United States 06-18-13
    Jeremy OREGON CITY, OR, United States 06-18-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Like a fine wine, this book keeps getting better!"

    Having read and enjoyed this book multiple times throughout several stages of my life ( early adolescence through adulthood), I've always thought it would transition well as an audiobook. Not only did it transfer well, but completely shattered my expectations.

    The story itself is timeless. The narration by Richard Topol was amazing. Reminiscent of story tellers of old, Topol breathed life into an already fantastic epic. Topol lent vivd expression to each character. His tone cemented the mood and seamlessly transitioned the story.

    If you enjoy fantasy and a classic epic or incredible verbal acting, then do yourself a favor and give this a listen...you won't be disappointed!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    RYAN BROOKVILLE, OH, United States 06-26-13
    RYAN BROOKVILLE, OH, United States 06-26-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story."
    Where does The Legend of Huma rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Loved the book when I read it in my teens and loved it in audio format 20 plus years later.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Classic dragonlance background story.


    What three words best describe Richard Topol’s voice?

    Good voice work but I prefer something more like Kate Reading.


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

    Yes


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    james Modesto, CA, United States 05-30-13
    james Modesto, CA, United States 05-30-13 Member Since 2010

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    I ,loved to hear the story. very well read. it was the first audio book that I listened too

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    Peter 04-02-14
    Peter 04-02-14
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    Would you ever listen to anything by Richard A. Knaak again?

    I very much like Richard Knaak's Dragonrealm series and look forward to listening them if/when they come out.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Richard Topol?

    Someone who is able to provide more dynamism to the characters to make them memorable. This may be a problem with the text rather than the narrator.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    None - I did not feel a connection to any of the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    There was very little of the Code and the Measure and how Huma embodies it. Things just happen to Huma, he shows no particular skill at being a warrior or a leader - He's basically just a nice guy. If someone or something didn't lead him directly to the next plot point he would have been lost. The background on why most Knights don't particularly like him is unclear. Gwyneth says why she loves him, but it isn't emotionally compelling. Magius, the greatest (2nd greatest?) wizard, he was friends with Huma as boy, but why later? No real background on why that relationship exists.

    Lastly - I liked the Chronicles of the Lance (which really didn't have a lot to do with the Dragonlance), but now hearing this story and how the lances were used I can only conclude the Dragons of Krynn are dumb. For the lance to work, the two dragons must come at each other directly like a joust. Once they see the glowing silver lance why would the evil dragon attack like this? I would pair up and attack from the flanks. Heck, how could two dragons fight in the air in the first place without falling to the ground? It makes for a great mental image, but I found myself unwilling to embrace a suspension of disbelief.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    "1 of the best stories in the Dragonlance serie"

    Huma is a knight of the crown. The knights are at war with the armys of Takhisis. Huma will find an unexpected allie. They will fight side by side against the dark minions.

    Huma will also meet his old childhood friend Magius, who is a very powerfull mage. The 3 companions will travel together through the land of Ergoth in the search of something that will help stop the war. But will they make it? And will they stop Takhisis?

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