To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness.
Review this product
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
5.0 out of 5 starsFun collection of stories
Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2018
Excellent collection of short stories! An easy and fun read for Dragonlance (and fantasy) fans. My favorite is "The First Dragonarmy Engineers' Secret Weapon". Such a fun story!
The Dragons at War is an excellent anthology set in the world of Krynn during various time periods. The impressive array of authors have written countless books in the setting, and their short stories are nothing short of remarkable in this collection. Each story shows a different facet of the great wyrms of Krynn, including the original 10 created by Paladine and Takhisis, draconians, dragon riders, dragons in mortal guise, the treachery of the evil, and the gentleness of the good. If you read this collection you will laugh at the whimsical tales, such as The First Dragonarmy Engineer's Secret Weapon by Don Perrin and Margaret Weiss, and you will feel sadness and sobriety after reading Aurora's Eggs by Douglas Niles and Through the Door at the Top of the Sky by that cunning storyteller Roger E. Moore. There are countless books in the Dragonlance series, and numerous short story collections therein, but this one shines as a fine example of the setting and the skills of the authors who dream there.
Dragons at War is a good read compared to some of the other Dragonlance collection books. Obviously the book focuses on stories involving dragons. Some of the authors are better than others, particularly Mark Anthony and Douglas Niles. A couple of the stories surprised me with their sudden developments, which is a good trick in a short story. This collection includes stories that involve character groups from all over - Solamnic Knights, minotaurs, Dragon army forces, and an evil Gnome for good measure.