Dragonlance - Dragons of Spring Dawning (Chronicles #3)

Dragonlance - Dragons of Spring Dawning (Chronicles #3)

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by Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman
     
 

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Dragons of Spring Dawning, the concluding episode in the ever-popular Chronicles Trilogy, once again takes listeners on a fantastical journey to Krynn, where friendships are made and lost and destinies finally realized.

Armed at last with the powerful dragonlances, the Companions of the Lance lead their people in a final desperate battle against the destructive

Overview

Dragons of Spring Dawning, the concluding episode in the ever-popular Chronicles Trilogy, once again takes listeners on a fantastical journey to Krynn, where friendships are made and lost and destinies finally realized.

Armed at last with the powerful dragonlances, the Companions of the Lance lead their people in a final desperate battle against the destructive dragons. Knight and barbarian, warrior and half-eft, dwarf and kender and dark-souled mage — none has reckoned how high the price of victory — or even defeat — might be. One by one, they must each overcome personal doubts and conflicts — their only hope if they are to stop the return of the five-headed dragon goddess, Takhisis. Listen and discover how truth and virtue at last triumph over the deadly darkness of an all-consuming evil in this dramatic conclusion to one of fantasy's most legendary tales.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786915897
Publisher:
Wizards of the Coast
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
Dragonlance Chronicles Series, #3
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
79,656
Product dimensions:
4.14(w) x 6.85(h) x 1.03(d)
Lexile:
820L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Peter MacNicol starred as Stingo in the movie Sophie's Choice and has also appeared in the films Heat and Ghostbusters II. His theatrical credits include Crimes of the Heart on Broadway.

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Dragonlance: Dragons of Spring Dawning (Chronicles #3) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 145 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great storyline, good writing. I recommend the trilogy. They did write a 4th supposedly in the series, "Dragons of Summer Flame." It is set 25 years later and very poorly done. The story is depressing. They were not big on continuety. Stick to the original series and some of the follow-ups.
Debra Caraker More than 1 year ago
I love all of the bookes in the set but this is the best.
SNK-critic More than 1 year ago
I have read many series by Margerat Weis and this is on the list of my favorites!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dragonlance is one of my favorite series ever. Its high on my list. The story line is so good, and its characters are charming and keep you wanting more. The new cover art is so beautiful - its better than the original one. The heroes are all over Krynn fighting their own battles as the War of the Lance continues. This book holds a very surprising ending - a book that will keep you turning pages!
Guest More than 1 year ago
a solid piece of work that leaves you wanting for more. Excellent characters and thick storyline piece togther in this literary masterpiece
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another great novel by Weis & Hickman. They never fail to deliver. Once again, outstanding writing, and a good ending to an unforgettable trilogy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful. I began the series with Dragons of a Summer Flame, and I was so confused, but i still got hooked. These characters keep one intrigued throughout the entire book. They really should make a book about Kitiara because she is soo different from every one else.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These three books started me on a life long journey. I was stationed at Camp Covington Guam in 1979 when I found the first book left by a UT from the prior battalion. I'd lay out on Gunn beach and read. I would give Hickman a big kiss for sharing thoughts with a homesick Seabee.
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Bret_James_Stewart More than 1 year ago
Dragons of Spring Dawning is the intense conclusion to the Dragonlance Chronicles. It follows Dragons of Winter Night. The characters grow, achieve new things, and reinstate balance into the world, locking out the evil goddess, Takhisis. Laurana becomes a Solamnic general, Tanis slays the Dragon Highlord Ariakas, and Raistlin thwarts Takhisis and establishes himself as a world power. As before, I am going to focus on characters. With the exception of Caramon, all the characters are dynamic. Tanis deals with Kitiara, finding his true self with Laurana's love. The anguish he has experienced hitherto regarding his split identity (elven and human) paralleled by his love for two women has been laid to rest or, at least, greatly minimized. He plays a major heroic role in ending the depradations of Takhisis and her armies. He retains some selfishness, but acts in an altruistic manner most of the time. This duality (or multiplicity when combined with his other traits) serve to keep him interesting and dynamic. Flint suffers a heart-attack as the group of protagonists with whom he is with approaches Neraka. He grows wiser and more compassionate and willing to face his fears as the story progresses. The change in his character is slight, but it is there. Kas changes also. The quest results in the loss of life of some of his friends as well as many others, including a number of innocents. His grief over his friends (especially Flint) create a certain introspection and fear in the sense of being afraid for those he loves. This is uncommon among the kender. Laurana finds out she can act on her own without tying her identity to another person (parents, originally, and Tanis later). She becomes rather an epic hero as she leads the good armies and dragons against the armies of darkness. Caramon remains pretty much the same. He cannot deal with Raistlin's transition to evil. He is still a good man and valiant, but he was this before. Even his love for Tika seems to make no difference in his character. Raistlin probably is the most dynamic character. He transitions in several ways. He becomes much more powerful, able to function on his own rather than being dependent upon Caramon. He makes the transition from neutral to evil. He remains an amalgam of good and evil, though, retaining a sort of twisted sense of honour, especially in the realm of paying debts. He is more selfish and even willing to kill his former friends or, at least, allow them to die without compunction. He makes a deal with a legendary wizard from the past, allowing the latter to work through himself. Thus, he transitions, in a very real sense, into two characters united in one body. This is strange, and it serves as the springboard to the following trilogy, Dragonlance Legends. This is a grand finale to a grand set of books. I highly recommend it, though, of course, you should start out with the first book, Dragons of Autumn Twilight, if you haven't read it.
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once i started the first book i had to get more!
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