Dragonlance - Dragon Sword (New Adventures #5)

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The fifth title in an all-new Dragonlance series for young readers.

Dragon Sword continues a new series of Dragonlance adventures written specifically for readers ages 10 and up. Sized to fit the young reader market, the series features a new group of young companions who band together for friendship and excitement during the golden age of the Dragonlance world.

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Overview

The fifth title in an all-new Dragonlance series for young readers.

Dragon Sword continues a new series of Dragonlance adventures written specifically for readers ages 10 and up. Sized to fit the young reader market, the series features a new group of young companions who band together for friendship and excitement during the golden age of the Dragonlance world.

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The Dragonlance series of fantasy novels are something of an industry. There are more than one hundred novels set in the world of Krynn, all concerning the sword-and-sorcery goings on there. Dragonlance books tend to be for adults or at least older teens, but this new series set in this world is written for a younger audience. Drangonlance, the New Adventures is meant to be an introduction to the world of Dragonlance and is clearly written for upper elementary or lower middle school readers. The first five books in this new series tell the story of five teens who band together in a series of adventures that really could have been neatly tied up in one book. Nearra is a young lady who has lost her memory. She has been put under a spell by an evil wizard who wants to force something called "the Emergence" on her. This event will release the spirit of an evil sorceress imprisoned within Nearra. The wizard's minions try throughout the novels to menace Nearra and her friends to make this "Emergence" happen. Knight-in-training Catriona and her friend, the trickster/thief Sindri, agree to protect Nearra and try to help get her memories back. Ranger Davyn and elf Elidor join in these adventures for purposes of their own. The five travel together and in the course of their adventures, they meet, fight, bond, and learn from minotaurs, dragons, wizards, goblins, woodsmen, knights, healers, and manticores, among other things. It is all very much like a Dungeons & Dragons game. If one has ever played a role playing game, this book will seem familiar; it is much like hearing someone recount a game session. In fact, Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis, the authors who created the first Dragonlance novels,have said their books are based on their role-playing sessions. There is a lot of action in the books, but although the fights are plentiful and recounted in great detail, there is no tension in them because there is no real danger to the characters-ever. These young adventurers always get the better of their adversaries, even mighty dragons. The writing is poor, with every character speaking in exposition. The story is predictable with one-dimensional characters such as the loyal knight, the comic-relief thief, and the smug, sly elf. It reminded this reviewer of a B movie from the 1950s, complete with cheesy dialogue: "'Never,' Madoc hissed, 'Under penalty of a lingering, painful death, you are to keep knowledge of the Emergence from them. . . . They must never suspect our true purpose.'" No doubt Dragonlance fans (and their younger siblings) will demand these books, but there are certainly better fantasies out there. Give your young patrons T. A. Barron, Jane Yolen, or Kathryn Lasky instead. VOYA CODES: 2Q 3P M (Better editing or work by the author might have warranted a 3Q; Will appeal with pushing; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8). 2004, Wizards of the Coast, 242p., pb. Ages 11 to 14.
—Geri Diorio
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786935789
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
  • Publication date: 1/4/2005
  • Series: Dragonlance - the New Adventure Series , #5
  • Pages: 256
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 7.75 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Ree Soesbee is the author of Riddle in Stone in the Knights of the Silver Dragon™ series and four novels in the Legend of the Five Rings™ series.

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Table of Contents

Prologue: 1780 P.C. 1
1 Blood of the Future 7
2 Secret Maps and Secret Pacts 19
3 A Forgotten Path 33
4 Dreams of Glory 45
5 Tongues of Stone 53
6 Into the Earth 63
7 Broken Stone 75
8 The Cost of Knowledge 81
9 Through the Darkness to the Light 93
10 Freedom and Truth 101
11 A Portal Opened 109
12 Long Forgotten Lies 117
13 Protections 131
14 The Last Priest of Asvoria 135
15 The Tomb of a Fallen Queen 147
16 Blood and Promises 159
17 Betrayal 173
18 A Little Misdirection 183
19 The Darkness Beyond 197
20 Echoes of Salvation, Shards of Pain 209
21 Bitter Revenge 219
22 The Price 225
23 Splintered Nightmare 229
24 Falling Into Darkness 235
25 Maddoc's Lie 241
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2009

    Very good book

    This book is actually my favorite out of all the 8 books. I am not quite sure a lot of people didn't like it too much, but I guess thats just their opinions. Ree Soesbee did an amazing job on it. I was very confused when Davyn was at two places at the same time -- With Elidor and with Catriona and the others. But I now understand how it wound up...Ophion the shapeshifter was just tricking Catriona, Sindri, and Maddoc. I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2008

    This is an awesome book!!!!

    This book is a great read I really enjoyed the book!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2007

    Not Bad... so...yeah...

    I read the first 3 books of the series a while back. Not that the books are bad, just not really good. I just decided that i wanted to read the rest...don't know why though... Anyway, it's not that i wouldn't recommend the books, I mean i enjoyed them to a certain extent, but I would prefer something like Eragon over them...so...yeah

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2005

    This story starts out great but too many loose ends.

    I bought the first five books at my school book fair and just finished them. I like the characters, they are interesting and brave. I like the way they help each other. Each one seems to have a special gift or strength to help them fight. Sindri, especially is very funny. I wish there were more scenes with dragons. There really aren't many at all. I get frustrated sometimes because nothing seems to resolve. Maybe it's because different people write the stories. I hope 6,7& 8 will solve all the mysteries.

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