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Dragonlance - The Second Generation

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Overview

An all-new repackaged paperback edition of a classic Dragonlance novel.

This book of five novellas bridges the gap between the Chronicles and Legends trilogies and Dragons of Summer Flame. While detailing their adventures, The Second Generation also sets up key events and characters in future Dragonlance novels. Each novella was written by Dragonlance co-creators and New York Times bestselling authors Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.

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Overview

An all-new repackaged paperback edition of a classic Dragonlance novel.

This book of five novellas bridges the gap between the Chronicles and Legends trilogies and Dragons of Summer Flame. While detailing their adventures, The Second Generation also sets up key events and characters in future Dragonlance novels. Each novella was written by Dragonlance co-creators and New York Times bestselling authors Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.

Reuniting many of the writers of the first Tales Trilogy, this series is packed with stories of marquee value: poetry, comedy, stark drama, love stories, and key battles. All of the strange and divergent races of Krynn are featured in the various stories by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, Michael Williams, Richard Knaak, and others.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Poor grammar, weak imagery and rickety old plots dressed up as Matters of Import doom this series of novellas, a continuation of Weis and Hickman's popular Dragon Lance series. As before, the protagonists are heroic; the revelation here is that the evil forces (who lost the War of the Lance some 20 years ago) are now organizing themselves into The Knights of Takhisis and employing the tactics once used to defeat them. They will be led, or not, by Steel Brightblade (the son of Kitiara, a disciple of evil in the last war) and Sturm (the hero in the last war). Action focuses on uninspired tales of Caramon Majere's son Palin's quest to be a wizard and political unrest among the Elves, which threatens the possibility of hegemony. There's hardly any suspense since contrivances make it clear that the eventual victory will be by authorial fiat. Descriptions are repeated three or four times, often within paragraphs of each other--and little of it deserves close attention. For Dragon Lance game players, there is, of course, an appendix with game statistics and the like. (Feb.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786926947
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Series: Dragonlance Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 218,240
  • Product dimensions: 6.94 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 1.19 (d)

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  • Posted July 24, 2009

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    Not Weis & Hickman's Best

    After reading the amazing Legends and Chronicles trilogies I couldn't help but feel majorly let down by Second Generation. It's a collection of short stories involving the children of the Heroes of the Lance. There is a serious lack of action for each story and I found myself struggling to get through it. Some of the stories were a utterly ridiculous, especially the one involving Caramon's three sons and the search for graygem. An interesting introduction to the characters in Dragons of Summer flame nothing more. Definetly not required dragonlance cannon.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2003

    Essential Reading

    I originally started reading Dragonlance when I was a freshman in High School. I read many of the books back then and I was very much into the whole Dragonlance world. Since then, I've read nothing of Dragonlance since. I am now 27 and I just picked them up again. I read the Annonated Chronicles which was incredible. I then wanted to go right on to Summer Flame which I had read back in High School. But I had never read the Second Generation and I was told that it was essential for setting up the events and characters in Summer Flame. When I first sat down to read it, I was hoping to blow through the book so that I could get on to Summer Flame. I'm so glad I read this book! The book consists of I believe 5 short stories about some of the different characters that appear in Summer Flame. In the first story entitled, 'Kitiara's Son', we learn about Steel Brightblade, Kitiar's son. The other stories are entitled 'Wanna Bet?', 'Raistlin's Daughter', & 'The Legacy'. I might be forgetting one story but this is almost all of them. It is imperative to read these stories before moving on to Dragons of Summer Flame. They provide valuable background information that will make reading Summer Flame much more rewarding.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2000

    A Must Read

    The Second Generation is composed of several short story of the Heros of the Lance's children. If you just read this book and stop, you won't enjoy it. It's preview of the characters who are in Dragons of Summer Flame. It's to give you background infomation on those. So, if you read this great fiction, go direction to Dragons of Summer Flame.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2002

    As Good as the Original!!!

    If you have read other Dragonlance titles and think that it's absolutely great than here is some advice for you: Do not miss this epic adventure featuring the original cast from Chronicles and their children. Absolutly mind-blowing you cannot-whatever you do-put this down. When I read it I didn't even eat.I hope you love it as much as I do.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2012

    BRIGHTBLADE

    All in favor of voting Steel as number on baddass in the dragonlace series say I

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Epic

    Must read

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  • Posted March 8, 2012

    this should be on the Nook. That is all I have to say.

    this should be on the Nook. That is all I have to say.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2004

    The Second Generation

    This book is very cool! If you loved reading about Sturm, Kit, Tanis, Laurana, Raitlin, and the other Heroes of the Lance, then you'll love this book about 'the second generation'. The second generation includes stories about Steel Brightblade, Palin Majere, Tanin Majere, Usha Majere, Sturm Majere, and Gilthas. This book is a must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2003

    A most wonderful story

    This facinating story is a wonder. It is a great book for all ages. This exciting book is one of the best books I have had the pleasure of reading. this book is full of imagination and creativity. The writers made this book fun for all ages and I would recomend it to anyone who is intrested in a adventurest book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2002

    Definitely the best addition possible.

    Every time I read Weis & Hickman, they do not cease to amaze me with their techniques!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2001

    Dull at times, yet enjoyable

    I rather enjoyed this book, it was the first DragonLance book I've ever read and it definatly got me into the series. Though I did feel that this book was boring at times, the boring points served to rouse storyline and thus I could bare them. But than again, whatever floats your boat ^_^

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2000

    I love Weis and Hickman they are the best authors around

    this and ALL other books in the dragonlance series are the best I have ever read and if you want to talk for or against it e mail me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2000

    GREAT BOOK

    This book was the greatest!!! I think everybody should read it.

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