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Dragonlance - The Second Generation
     

Dragonlance - The Second Generation

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by Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman
 

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Years have passed since the end of the War of the Lance. The people of Ansalon have rebuilt their lives, their houses, their families. The Companions of the Lance, too, have returned to their homes, raising children and putting the days of their heroic deeds behind them.

But peace on Krynn comes at a price. The forces of darkness are ever vigilant, searching for

Overview

Years have passed since the end of the War of the Lance. The people of Ansalon have rebuilt their lives, their houses, their families. The Companions of the Lance, too, have returned to their homes, raising children and putting the days of their heroic deeds behind them.

But peace on Krynn comes at a price. The forces of darkness are ever vigilant, searching for ways to erode the balance of power and take control. When subtle changes begin to permeate the fragile peace, new lives are drawn into the web of fate woven around all the races. The time has come to pass the sword -- or the staff -- to the children of the Lance.

They are the Second Generation.

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.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786926947
Publisher:
Wizards of the Coast
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
Dragonlance Series
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
322,679
Product dimensions:
6.94(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.19(d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Weis is the author of numerous Dragonlance novels, many of them co-written with Tracy Hickman, including the New York Times bestselling War of Souls trilogy. She is also the author of the Star of the Guardian novels and the designer of many Dragonlance roleplaying products.

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Dragonlance: The Second Generation 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Menzoberranzan More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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All in favor of voting Steel as number on baddass in the dragonlace series say I
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Must read
bubblegum More than 1 year ago
this should be on the Nook. That is all I have to say.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.