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5.0 out of 5 starsImportant Tales that set up Coming Adventures
Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2017
This book is almost an epilogue to the
trilogy, or a prologue to what comes next (
Dragons of Summer Flame
). It is an enjoyable interlude, a collection of stories (some new to this volume and some not), that focuses on the children of the heroes of the first two trilogies (this book takes place about 20 years after Legends). As with the other Weis and Hickman books, this one is at its best when it's serious: Stories of Kitiara's son, Raistlin's daughter, Tanis' son, and Cameron's son becoming a mage, are stand out tales, obviously setting the scene for the next book. The "Wanna Bet?" is some goofiness that's a bit out of place, but may provide readers with a break from all the seriousness (and it does introduce an important element for the next book).
While not quite as good as the original 4, in my opinion, still very good. I just love this world and it's dragons!! I highly recommend all of the series set in this world, until they stop being written by Hickman and Weis. Once they bow out and other authors step in it looses the feel and flavor, and some of them are just plain BAD writing... Still, there are quite a few written by Hickman and Weis, and I recommend them all.
Vendor delivered in a timely fashion and in good condition.
Here's the thing - I really enjoyed the stories, but I also got the Audible version. Hands down, the WORST narration I've ever listened to. Her voice was horrible, and practically unbearable when she attempted to characterize any of the male characters. I don't know if there's a sample audio for this one, but if there is, do yourself a favor and listen to the sample before you buy it. For me, it was terrible. Two thumbs up for the print version, two thumbs down for the audio.
4.0 out of 5 stars... about this book because one of the stories was terrific, one was really good and the rest merely ...
Reviewed in the United States on August 20, 2014
I have mixed feelings about this book because one of the stories was terrific, one was really good and the rest merely okay. I'd read several of them before in different volumes, so it was nice to get them compiled in one book as the next generation of "heroes."
My favorite story of the bunch is the tale of Caramon's sons in "Wanna Bet?" It was a story told very much like the original Dragonlance tales, with loads of action, fascinating characters and lots of humor all the way around. I also enjoyed The Legacy because I'm a huge Raistlin fan, but this left me wanting more, as usual.
Altogether, this collection was worth reading, but I hesitate to recommend Amazon's Kindle edition. It is the most poorly edited Kindle book I've ever purchased from Amazon. However it was scanned into the system, it's riddled with spelling errors and words pushed together or it created words that don't make any sense. Several of the chapter titles are so obviously wrong because it scanned a "G" as a "B" even though the correct word is in the first line of the chapter. It's a very poorly made Kindle file, and I would have much preferred to read a paperback edition.
Bought this used but read this along time ago when it was first published. Book arrived in gently used condition and in great shape. Love this story of the second generation of children from the original heroes. Highly recommend this book if you're a fan of the original trilogy.
3.0 out of 5 starsIt's an unnecessary prologue to the next book in the universe
Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2015
Filler material. Some neat stuff happens here, to be sure, but not enough to justify a whole book filled with several disparate stories. The good parts of this book could have been included as flashbacks in Dragons of Summer Flame and only have added ten pages to it. If you're a Dragonlance fanatic, it's worth a read. If you're just looking to get the meat and potatoes of the Dragonlance stories, skip it.
This is a fun collection of stories to read for those who are interested in getting some character depth from the second generation of Dragonlance Chronicles heroes. As with most compilations, the stories are well written by a group of talented authors. They're not all grand slams but none of them are "bad".
At the time of the writing of this review, it can be had for under $10 for Amazon Kindles. It's a fun read. 4 stars means I liked it :)