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5.0 out of 5 starsThe book came in amazing quality as well
Reviewed in the United States on January 28, 2017
The book came very quickly! Extremely fast shipping! The book came in amazing quality as well, considering how old this book is, I was very impressed. The previous owners definitely took care of this book and i'm very happy with the quality. The book was also great as I am trying to finish the whole series which is going to take forever but with companies like this and the quality the bring that won't be a problem. Extremely happy, thank you!!
5.0 out of 5 starsThe Day of the Tempest, Dragonlance series
Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2012
I cannot get enough of this series. I still have many more to read. I think I've been reading this same series for over a year now and it's just never ending. Every hero from the first books have come out in their own series. It's wonderful for fantasy or Science Fiction readers. You get to know every one of the players.
With such a horrible first book in the trilogy, the Dawning of a New Age, my expectations for the second, Day of the Tempest were very close to as low as you can go. In that, I wasn't disappointed.
Why read the second if the first was so bad, you ask? I had bought Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman's 2001 return to Krynn, The War of Souls Trilogy, this past summer. I noticed that events and characters from other Dragonlance franchise books were making an appearance in Weis and Hickman's new trilogy. So, after a 17 year absence, I travelled back to the world of Krynn to explore.
Even as a simple rest stop on the roads of Krynn's history, The Day of the Tempest is something that could be skipped for the next exit farther down the highway. There is no improvement in the awful, nearly nonsensical plot, characters, and descriptions. And it won't get any better in the third book of the trilogy, The Eve of the Maelstrom.
Rabe gets her groove finally during this book. The first one was very clunky with very little character development. The characters become more fleshed out during this book and the plot twists are surprising. I wasn't holding out much hope after the first, but this was actually pretty good. Would have given 3.5 stars, but didn't have the option for it.
The Day of the Tempest is round two of Dragons of a New Age trilogy. I really enjoyed the first entry but this second one felt like one big fetch quest but that’s okay for it was well written and kept you turning it’s pages. While a little slow up front DoT builds to a dramatic and unforgettable conclusion that will leave you thinking about it long after the book is back on your shelf. This ones all about character development and it delivers in spades!
Jean Rabe did a masterful job with these books. Not only are they fun any interesting to read, but they don't have many chapters were nothing is happening. The action and adventure is pretty much non-stop. Rabe had a difficult job diving into this new world, after many Dragonlance readers (including myself) were still distraught over the emotional Dragons of Summer Flame. Jean did a great job with this book, as well as the rest of the series. The Day of the Tempest keeps following the heros of the heart as they search for something to help rid Krynn of the evil overlords. The Dragon Overlords are building their armies and the knowledge of spawn is being passed between them. The heros must band together in search of magical artifacts that will help them gain the upperhand. This book really doesn't resolve much. It is basically centered on the companions searching for these magical artifacts. All in all, this book is a great read. Jean Rabe has done an amazing job creating a world after the destruction that was caused in Dragons of Summer Flame. Of course there are a few problems and inconsistencies in this book, but it is still worth the read. This trilogy is a definate must read. Not only does it keep you pretty much hooked the entire way through, but it is a great backdrop of knowledge before reading the War of Souls trilogy by Wies and Hickman.
3.0 out of 5 starsBetter than the first book in the series.
Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2003
The first thing I noticed in this book was Rabe's heavy handed way of recapping the previous book. Presumably, readers will know that this is the second book in a trilogy and will have read the first book. This being the case, Rabe goes into way too much detail in her recounting of what occurred previously. And it wasn't done subtly, either. Authors such as Jordan and Goodkind have taken this type of thing and elevated it to an art. Unfortunately, Ms. Rabe doesn't take that approach here and it left a bad taste in my mouth. Fortunately, by the time we get to around page 100, it seems that Rabe has finally found her voice. The clunky prose and awkward dialogue that plagued the first book have almost completely disappeared by the end of this one. Her narration becomes much more smooth and her characters speak like actual people. Most of the time. There are still a few rough spots to be navigated, but the improvement is definitely noticeable. The story itself is very engaging as well. The trials and tribulations of the characters and how they deal with them made me want to keep reading. I wanted to see how everything was going to end up. There is a twist or two at the end that I wasn't expecting and those made me want to immediately pick up the third book and start reading. Rabe is able to accomplish, in the last half of the book, what she wasn't able to do in the first book and a half: get me to care about the characters. Not up to the level of Weis and Hickman, but enough that I began rooting for them rather than just following along. Readers disappointed in the first book in the series have something to look forward to here. Rabe's writing improves immensely, which makes for a much more enjoyable book. Since this is a pivotal storyline in the new Fifth Age and should be read before moving onto Weis & Hickman's War of Souls trilogy, this is important for all Dragonlance fans. If she continues her improvement, the world of Ansalon will have a great new voice to add to the chronicles of the land and its characters.