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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Loved the book when I read it in my teens and loved it in audio format 20 plus years later.
Classic dragonlance background story.
Good voice work but I prefer something more like Kate Reading.
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!
Excellent story, I read this when it first came out, and was not disappointed with Richards performance! He did an excellent job of bringing each character to life, making it easy to become immersed in the story!
More adventuring with Magius & Gweneth. To me, they were just side characters that didn't really help create any impression of any relationship. In another book, Tasselhoff Burfoot popped into a scene where Huma & Magius were running from something and they were startled to see the kender. That, along with other references from other books, gave me the impression that the two had traveled & battled together for a long time, perhaps years and not a few days/weeks, and were dear friends. In this story, Magius was a character that used Huma for his own ends. Yes, he redeemed himself, but his demise was rushed. I had the impression, from other books, that Magius had died in battle because he did not have a weapon after his spells are used up, which is why the mages after that were allowed a weapon. Yes, he ran out of spells, but he was captured and then tortured instead of dying in battle. I had expected the love story with Gweneth to be an epic kind of love where the two are strengthened by their love to fight for Krynn. Huma was rather confused and didn't admit loving her until she was dying. She came off as a confused high school girl instead of a confident dragon.
In the beginning, I think he was a little dull about the characters. He just seemed to be reading, not acting. Either, I grew used to that or he changed his performance later because I didn't notice it any longer.
The ending of Magius, the ending of Gweneth, and the defeat of Takhesis. They seemed rushed & were disappointing. I think the Legend of Huma might have been better if it had been longer and had developed the characters and their relationships better.
I'm a fan of Dragonlance, but some of the books are disappointing. Those stories are rushed. Almost as if they wanted to make money and didn't care about story or plot as long as they thought it would sell a book. I think they would sell more books if the stories were developed in depth, like in The Chronicles.
just a bad story
I do like more than a few of the dragon lance series however this story doesn’t live up to the series. The writing seems very rudimentary lack of feeling and seems to go along with the story for no real reason. The narrator makes it worse. I was only able to get an hour and a half before having to turn it off. I regret buying this.
No single seen went wrong. The writing stile as a whole needs and overhaul
I very much like Richard Knaak's Dragonrealm series and look forward to listening them if/when they come out.
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.
None - I did not feel a connection to any of the characters.
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.
"One of the best books in the Dragonlance univers"
The only thing about this book that I don't like is that it is too short
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