Dragonlance - Amber and Ashes (Dark Disciple #1)

Dragonlance - Amber and Ashes (Dark Disciple #1)

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by Margaret Weis
     
 

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The paperback edition of the new novel from New York Times bestselling author Margaret Weis.

The paperback edition of the opening title in a new trilogy from Dragonlance
setting co-creator Margaret Weis takes up where the War of Souls series left off with the central character Mina. While following her story, this new trilogy also explores

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The paperback edition of the new novel from New York Times bestselling author Margaret Weis.

The paperback edition of the opening title in a new trilogy from Dragonlance
setting co-creator Margaret Weis takes up where the War of Souls series left off with the central character Mina. While following her story, this new trilogy also explores the chaos that is post-war Krynn. This is Weis’s first solo trilogy in the Dragonlance world.

AUTHOR BIO: MARGARET WEIS is the author of numerous Dragonlance novels, many of them co-written with Tracy Hickman or Don Perrin, including the New York Times best-selling War of Souls trilogy. She is also the author of The Soulforge and the Star of the Guardian novels and the designer of many Dragonlance roleplaying products, including the Dragonlance Campaign Setting.
Margaret’s latest title is Mistress of Dragons from Tor Books.

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VOYA
The goddess Takhisis is dead. Mina, her most faithful servant, has gone from trying to conquer the world to a seemingly endless vigil at the side of her former mistress. Chemosh, god of death, approaches Mina with options for a new life, offering her love and power. She accepts, becoming his servant and his lover. She travels as a High Priestess, spreading a message of endless life to those who would accept Chemosh as their god. But endless life has a very different meaning when one is dealing with the god of death. Before long, Chemosh and Mina's influences spread to the life of Rhys, a young monk, whose life is forever changed when his own god abandons him to the mercy of Chemosh's minions. It falls to Rhys to stop Mina and her lover before death takes over their world. The latest offering in the Dragonlance saga from one of the original creators certainly will be pleasing to longtime fans of the series. It offers plenty of fantasy action intermixed with a mythic feel that is appropriate to a book about fickle gods. Parallels could be drawn between the gods of Dragonlance and the gods of ancient Greece. Those who are unfamiliar with the series, however, might find the wide variety of names and influx of history confusing. VOYA CODES: 3Q 2P A/YA (Readable without serious defects; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Adult and Young Adult). 2004, Wizards of the Coast, 384p., Ages 17 to Adult.
—Leslie McCombs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786937424
Publisher:
Wizards of the Coast
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Series:
Dragonlance Dark Disciple Series, #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
369,641
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 4.12(h) x 1.05(d)

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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: Amber and Ashes (Dark Disciple #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have always loved the origonal Dragonlance series, I even found the War of Souls somewhat entertaining, but this latest series is almost a punishment to read. It seems the author just went back and renamed some old characters and stuck them in a new book. There was nothing compelling or exciting to read. The character of Mina has to be one of the most weak minded women playing at being powerful that I have ever read. The God of Death is basically a rip off from Anne Rice's Lestat character. I was truly dissapointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The character of Mina, and the Monk Rhys, kept this book really interesting, and hard to put down, I immediatly went out and bought the other 2 books of the 3 book series, and will probably have them all read in about 2 weeks.
PetorThird More than 1 year ago
After reading the War of Souls trilogy, I was anxious to get to this book to see what becomes of Mina. I was surprised by the unexpected turn at her fortune and the new "characters" in her life. The book direction was unexpected but interesting. Admittedly, the book does carry a little more "passion" in Mina's character that didn't do much for me. But, all in all, I enjoyed the book to continue reading how the series I've grown to thoroughly enjoy over the years concludes. It is a must read for the Dragonlance fan, and hopefully enticing at a glance for newcomers to start from the beginning in order to get to this point.
Morgoth-JEV More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy the Dragonlance fantasy series and especially the writings og Margaret Weis. She has created a deep and rich world of characters, setting, and storyline.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Well, after reading almost all of the Dragonlance books, I finally decided to pick up a copy of Amber and Ashes. I already despised Mina, but I felt that I needed to read it anyways. I found myself really enjoying the plot and characters. Rhys is a fairly interesting dude . . . and Nightshade isn't just your everyday kender. After reading about the Dragonlance deities, I really didn't like them much. But after reading Amber and Ashes and Amber and Iron, I've learned to like them a tad bit more. Even though Zeboim can be annoying sometimes, and the characters have a few flaws, the book is great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Many unexpected things and doubts have been revealed... AWESOME!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Characters that are engaging AND completely original. Gone is the day of the childlike, cute and annoying Kender. A very believable contiuation to the Dragonlance saga. I am hooked!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm like a total Margaret Weis freak. She's my hero. So I was going through all her books at the library and pulled this out. The cover picture freaked me out, she really needs to put on a shirt, but it's so awesome! I love romance, and Rhys is too cool. The ending is like death though, so be sure to get the second book!