This book is a great introduction to the Companions, or at least to two of the Companions: Flint Fireforge and Tanis Half-Elven. Tanis endures the ope..Show More »n prejudice of the elves because of his human father and finds comfort in his friendship with Flint, who endures the tribulations of being a dwarf in the elven city of Qualinost. The friendship between the two Companions blossoms against the backdrop of a murder mystery that does not fully resolve until the final climatic twists. For long-time fans of the Dragonlance series,such as myself, this book offers glimpses of events to come during the War of the Lance and the Chaos War. The performance was excellent, and Mr. Stillwell deserves much credit for bringing these characters alive.
Loved this book. Tas has always been one of my favorite Dragonlance characters, and this book examines his first adventures with Flint and Tanis. The ..Show More »chapters about his experiences as a bird, a fly, and a mouse, the result of a magic potion, are particularly good. I really enjoyed the early development of his relationship with Flint, another of my favorite characters in the series. The narrator's performance is pretty good. I highly recommend it.
I had forgotten how limp the story is in this book since reading it as a youth. Unlike the other Meetings books, the characters so many of us grew to..Show More » love do not become further illuminated in this work. Instead, we see wan child versions of them, believable perhaps, but sadly not at all interesting. It's not terrible, but worth hearing/reading only for the sake of completion of the series.
The reader is okay, but a few too many times comes across as if she were delivering story time to a group of small children. The text isn't very mature, so that almost fits, but occasionally I found myself picturing felt puppets.
Overall this was not what I was looking for, which I might have expected had I remembered the story better from its original release.