Dragonlance - Dragons of the Dwarven Depths (Lost Chronicles #1) [NOOK Book]

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Tanis Half-Elven... Flint Fireforge... Tasslehoff Burfoot... the classic Dragonlance characters are back!

Picking up where the first book of the classic Dragonlance Chronicles left off, this tale follows the Companions of the Lance on their adventures following the rescue of the refugees of Pax Tharkas. ...
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Dragonlance - Dragons of the Dwarven Depths (Lost Chronicles #1)

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Overview

Tanis Half-Elven... Flint Fireforge... Tasslehoff Burfoot... the classic Dragonlance characters are back!

Picking up where the first book of the classic Dragonlance Chronicles left off, this tale follows the Companions of the Lance on their adventures following the rescue of the refugees of Pax Tharkas. Flint and Tanis Half-Elven travel to the dwarven kingdom of Thorbardin, while the rest of the Companions confront challenges of their own.


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Dragonlance fans are going to love this: After more than two decades and dozens of bestselling novels set in the Dragonlance universe, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman are returning to where it all began -- the very first adventure. Dragons of the Dwarven Depths, the first novel in the Lost Chronicles trilogy, will fill in critical gaps in the original Chronicles saga (Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night, and Dragons of Spring Dawning), the classic trilogy that started the Dragonlance phenomenon in the mid-1980s.

After escaping the fortress of Pax Tharkas -- and the mighty Red Dragonarmy -- with some 800 slaves, the companions don't have many options. They will either get slaughtered by the Dark Queen's minions or somehow find a way into the legendary dwarven stronghold of Thorbardin. While the ill-tempered wizard Raistlin, his twin brother and master swordsman Caramon, and the knight Sturm Brightblade search the ruined fortress of Skullcap for a key into Thorbardin, Tanis Half-Elven and hill dwarf Flint Fireforge try to find its hidden entrance. Inside the dwarven stronghold lies sanctuary -- and the legendary Hammer of Kharas, an artifact that could be used to defeat the Dark Queen once and for all…

With well over 100 novels, anthologies, reference guides, and role-playing games set in the Dragonlance realm, Krynn is arguably the most richly historied, well-traveled, and universally beloved fantasy world ever created. And like the three original Chronicles novels, Dragons of the Dwarven Depths is classic adventure fantasy: nonstop action, masterful characterization, meticulous world building, and bombshell plot twists around every corner. This is not only a must-read for longtime Dragonlance fans but also a perfect place for Dragonlance neophytes to begin their literary adventures. Paul Goat Allen
School Library Journal

Gr 9 & Up - In Dragons of the Dwarven Depths(Wizards of the Coast, 2006), authors Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman attempt to fill in some of the gaps in their popular "Chronicles Trilogy" series. The story picks up after the Companions of the Lance have helped a group of slaves escape from the mines of Pax Tharkas. The group takes refuge in a mountain valley, where they hope to be safe from their former masters. When the illusion of security is dispelled by the appearance of one of their old enemies, the heroes take action. They seek out the lost dwarven stronghold of Thorbardin, hoping that the dwarves that still remain within will give shelter to the refugees through the winter. However, this sanctuary comes with a cost. The Companions are forced to take up a quest for the fabled Hammer of Kharas. The story is weighted with exposition that drags down what has the potential to be an exciting plot. While the characters may be old friends to returning readers, those new to the Chronicles will find them flat and underdeveloped. Sandra Burr's clear, melodic voice guides listeners carefully along the journey. While she skillfully provides distinct voices for a large cast of characters, some of them grate on the ears. This recording will be in demand by fans of the previous books, but it will not draw in new listeners.-Heather Dieffenbach, Lexington Public Library, Beaumont Branch, KY

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786954445
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
  • Publication date: 7/7/2009
  • Series: Dragonlance Lost Chronicles Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 63,828
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

MARGARET WEIS and TRACY HICKMAN published their first novel in the Dragonlance Chronicles, Dragons of Autumn Twilight, in 1984. Over twenty years later they are going strong as partners -- over thirty novels as collaborators -- and alone or together with other co-authors have published over a hundred books, including novels, collections of short stories, role-playing games, and other game products. Hickman is also the inspiration for an upcoming "Tracy Hickman Presents" line of Dragonlance novels for Wizards of the Coast, while Weis is in the midst of her own Dark Disciple trilogy. Weis is also the President of Sovereign Press, which publishes Dragonlance game material as well as many other game products.


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MARGARET WEIS and TRACY HICKMAN published their first novel in the Dragonlance Chronicles, Dragons of Autumn Twilight, in 1984. Over twenty years later they are going strong as partners -- over thirty novels as collaborators -- and alone or together with other co-authors have published over a hundred books, including novels, collections of short stories, role-playing games, and other game products. Hickman is also the inspiration for an upcoming "Tracy Hickman Presents" line of Dragonlance novels for Wizards of the Coast, while Weis is in the midst of her own Dark Disciple trilogy. Weis is also the President of Sovereign Press, which publishes Dragonlance game material as well as many other game products.


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  • Posted May 8, 2011

    A Great Read

    This book was great, filled with excitement at every turn. It is impossible to put it down. I was able to finish it in only one weekend. I suggest that if you have not read the original trilogy yet to do so first.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2007

    bridging the gap

    great story, i was happy to see the gap between the first two books coverd here if your wondering how the heros got the dwarven hammer after escaping the draconians then this book explains it! very well told!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    Fantastic

    This was a very enjoyable book. The story was compelling!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    Mystery

    Raisrlin=Mystery

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    Thaddeus Sepelyak

    Another good read. A more detailed look into the companions role and artifacts of the war of the lance. The dwarves finally come and take their place back in the world of krynn.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Weiss & Hickman do it Again!

    Fantastic book that helps fill in the blanks of the DragonLance series. My only complaint regarding this book are the too regular typos I find due to a sub par editing job.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

    Spellbinding

    A great book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2011

    flash back

    this book is a great read for people who have read the first trilogy if you are thinking of reading these and have not read the first please do that or you will not appriciate the small things these books show you they aelre a deeper look into the originals an exelent read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2011

    Good, not great

    Worth it for classic Dragonlance fans.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2011

    Read the originals!!!!

    I havent yet started the lost chronicals but before you do you have to read the first three at least.....then after you surely fall in love you can dig deeper with these...enjoy and your welcome!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 23, 2010

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    On the Fence With This One

    In a good way. The book was a good read overall; it was the first full book that I read on my nook, so I am trying to not allow that exciting experience to cloud my view of this book. In the end-chapters, I was at the point where I could not put the book down. I found the first 4/5ths or so of the book a decent red, but not something overly memorable. Hypocritically, I will say that I probably will remember these characters for quite some time; the band of heroes approach and the way Weis and Hickman paint the backstory like mythology, are a storyline that always leaves hooks for me that are not easily be dismissed.

    For any fan of pen and paper or mouse and keyboard dungeons and dragons games, this title will work. It does not seem as humorous as the friends of my youth seemed to indicate the Dragonlance series was when they were all reading them and I abstained. Seems like this storyline, meant to fill in gaps that were apparently left in the original Chronicles, is meant to be a more serious and sometimes sorrowful tale.

    In short, this is a great read for rainy days or book clubs, but not something I would gift with the intent of having the receiver have some life-entrenching reading experience. It is sort of like Hardy Boys books are for me and my nephews. A good read, and I will continue with the series (I am reading the second book now), but I am not so sure that I will come back to Dragonlance eagerly again once I am done with the Lost Chronicles. I might, but it just won't be something that I feel I have to do, unlike some of my other favorite series.
    - Vr/Zeux..>>

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2008

    A reviewer

    Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman are awesome fatasy writers. One of their greatest books is Dragons of Dwarven Depths because the book can hold a reader's attention from beginning to end. Through out the book, the humor the reader will experience will laugh from beginning to end. Dragons of Dwarven Depths is definitely five stars. Flint was an old dwarf who sets out with Tanis to search for Thorbardin. Tanis was a young half-elf who travels with Flint to search for Thorbardin. Arman was a young, strong , and courageous dwarf who was to search for the sacred hammer with Flint. Dray-yan was a strong and courageous draconian commander who had a plan to pretend that he was Vermainaard so that the refugees would fear him. Tanis and Flint Fireforge were sent on a journey to Thorbardin to search for a safe haven for all the refugees. The Court of Thanes sent Flint and Arman on a quest to find the sacred hammer. While the search for the hammer was taking place, Grag and Dray-yan, who were draconian commanders, were planning on having Dray-yan dress up as Dragon Highlord Vermainaard, who was killed. When the news of the search for the sacred hammer spread to Grag and Dray-yan, they decided to take the hammer from the two dwarves when they return to Thorbardin.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2008

    A Missing Piece

    I have been reading the Dragonlance series since the 6th grade. Naturally everything starts with the Chronicles and you move through Twins, Legends, Elven Nations, etc., but this book forces you to stop and go back to the very beginning. Perhaps my impression would rate 5 stars had I not known about the control Fistandilus held over Raistlin, had I not anticipated the Hammer being found. Yet, the story has plenty of action, plenty of humor 'Sturm becoming a dead dwarven prince, and good heart. I can't rate the book as highly as the original Chronicles, but it is still worth a read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2008

    Great read!

    I love the dragonlance chronicles!!! There are precious few good books about dragons and this is one of them. The good dragons can be kinda lame sometimes, but the evil ones are so coooooool! I can't wait for Weis's and Hickman's next book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2007

    Long time Dragonlance fan

    if you read the chronicles trilogy you just have to read the war of souls trilogy...if you read the war of souls you have to read this one...it's mainly about Flint and you get some fun moments between the whole dragonlance crew...just like the title say the whole plot is dwarves and dragons... lets be straight...weis and hickman will never top chronicles but for a fan this book was fun to read...if yer just tarting off in the world of dragonlance...start with The Ledgend of Huma...then dragons of autum from the chronicles trilogy...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2014

    DragonSword FireEagle ....

    *looks at you awkwardly*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2014

    Red X

    *silently walks*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2014

    Im sorry but

    THIS RP IS OFICIALLY SHUT DOWN thank you to those who supported it for that you will receive special gifts at my new rp at lrd its a pirate fantasy rp

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    The dwarven Depths is epic.

    The heroes of the lance are back! The second trilogy during the war of the lance with the first generation of hero's of the lance. The events in the book take place entirely between the events of Dragons of Autumn Twilight and Dragons of Winter Night.

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  • Posted March 28, 2014

    Once again my FAVOURITE writing Duo makes a hit

    I love the Lost Chronicles series, as it gives insight as to what happens between the novels of the Chronicles series. WELL done, very well done indeed Margaret Weis, and Tracy Hickman

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