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Dragonlance - Dragons of Autumn Twilight (Chronicles #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

This really goes over five stars if there was a choice!

Yes, it is sort of slow at first, but there is something in the book that makes you keep reading, and when you get to page 75 or so you cannot put it down! By page 200 it was straight to my top 10 list(maybe even 5). There is a little bit of love, extreme action, supens...
Yes, it is sort of slow at first, but there is something in the book that makes you keep reading, and when you get to page 75 or so you cannot put it down! By page 200 it was straight to my top 10 list(maybe even 5). There is a little bit of love, extreme action, supense, danger, and twists and turns here and there. That silly kender Tasslehoff tips it off with humor. Slowly it builds up from some friends meeting to them fighting a Dragon Highlord! If you like swords, magic, love, humor, action, adventure, dragons and walking warrior skeletons, BUY THIS BOOK(at the very least read it)! I CAN GARANTEE YOU WILL NOT REGRET YOUR CHOICE!!!!! But all in all this book is undescribably one of the best books ever written.

posted by Anonymous on June 25, 2005

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4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Not worth the hype

There's been so much hoo-haw about Dragonlance recently, that I figured I'd finally grab a copy and see what the fuss is about.

Now, granted, the very first book written was probably not the *best* choice, seeing as the authors were just getting themselves wrapped ar...
There's been so much hoo-haw about Dragonlance recently, that I figured I'd finally grab a copy and see what the fuss is about.

Now, granted, the very first book written was probably not the *best* choice, seeing as the authors were just getting themselves wrapped around the novelization of a D&D adventure, but it was the start of the saga, so it did seem like the right place to begin.

But the book has trouble. It's got way too many characters in it to be anything more than a plot-driven story, and the themes of the characters in the story never get explored as fully as they ought. There are sections describing underground exploration where lots of words are wasted describing the length of corridors. It feels like it's struggling with the question of whether its audience is adult or not.

The end result is a book that probably really appealed to 13-year-olds back in the early 80s. Today? There are many many more well-written books for 13-year-olds, and it's not all that great a journey for adults in any era. I did want to see how the book ended, so it was better than something needing only to be tossed out, but its companions will suffer at the bottom of my book pile for quite a while, as I pursue other, better written books.

posted by SteveTheDM on May 25, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2002

    Uninspired

    yes this tale was written some time ago. but overall it lacks a lot to be desired. The most important part of any story are the characters. and thier development with the reader. The only redeemable characters in this stale book are the "twins" and "sturm" otherwise forget it. I felt nothing in regards to the plot and how the writers TRIED to pull us into the world of krynn and it's chaos. the draco..... offered nothing too the palette either. All I had heard about the novels and the good reviews accompanying them left me dissappointed to say the least after trying so hard to become involved in the story. alas I will just stick with other vastly superior writers. and keep my purchasing distances from tracy and companions.

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