The Hand of Chaos (Death Gate Cycle #5)

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Chaos is everywhere as the Lord of the Nexus orders his servant Haplo and the human child known as Bane to further their master's work on Arianus, the realm of air. But their one time companion Alfred has been cast into the deadly Labyrinth. And somehow the assassin Hugh the Hand has been resurrected to complete his dark mission. More important, the evil force that Haplo and Alfred discovered on Arianus has escaped. As Haplo's doubts about his master grow deeper, he must decide whether to obey the Lord of the ...
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Overview

Chaos is everywhere as the Lord of the Nexus orders his servant Haplo and the human child known as Bane to further their master's work on Arianus, the realm of air. But their one time companion Alfred has been cast into the deadly Labyrinth. And somehow the assassin Hugh the Hand has been resurrected to complete his dark mission. More important, the evil force that Haplo and Alfred discovered on Arianus has escaped. As Haplo's doubts about his master grow deeper, he must decide whether to obey the Lord of the Nexus or betray the powerful Patryn...and endeavor to bring peace to the universe.
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Library Journal
The ancient Patryn-Sartan conflict over control of the four elemental realms enters a new phase as Patryn agent Haplo returns to the Realm of Sky, only to discover its invasion by serpentlike creatures whose evil ambitions threaten the destruction of all the realms. This fifth installment of a seven-volume fantasy epic bears the now-familiar Weis/Hickman trademarks: offbeat humor, complex villain/heroes, and an emphasis on moral responsibility. Despite a tendency toward wordiness, the authors have a knack for sustaining a good story. Purchase where the other series titles are in demand. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 12/92.
Roland Green
The first four volumes of the Death Gate cycle--notable feats of fantasy worldbuilding--recounted the reemergence of the enmity between the mages Sartan and Patryn. This fifth volume is the first of a climactic three in which that enmity is affected by the advent of common enemies. Haplo (of "Fire Sea", the third volume) returns to Arianus, the Realm of Sky, to discover himself at the key point in the conflict, facing not only formidable foes but divided loyalties. Weis and Hickman are certainly continuing their megasaga in a thoroughly readable fashion that will not disappoint their established readership, although their worldbuilding is still better than their pacing or characterization. Every collection patronized by Death Gate fans, however, will need the latest installment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553563696
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/28/1993
  • Series: Death Gate Cycle Series , #5
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 185,731
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 11.06 (h) x 1.07 (d)

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Tracy Hickman

Dragonlance originators Tracy and Laura Hickman have been publishing game designs and stories together for over 25 years. A New York Times best selling author, with Margaret Weis, of many Dragonlance novels including the original Dragonlance Chronicles, Dragonlance Legends, Rose of the Prophet, The Darksword Trilogies, and the seven-book Deathgate Cycle. Tracy and Laura live in St. George, Utah. Their Web site is: www.bronzecanticles.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Firesteel

    It's over, yiu evil scum! The orange wolf leaped towrds the enemy, claws outstretched.

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    Posted February 9, 2013

    Moonscar

    Runs in, slices blackstar's throat, and runs out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Six Wolves

    All sit patiently in a large circle around the clearing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    Blackstar

    Waits patiently for his comrade, Chaos

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    Chaos

    "Good. For now I will go..." Hos voice fades and a mist comes over.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2004

    A must read!!

    These books just keep getting better. You need to start with Dragon Wing, even though these books stand alone as epic novels. It's easier to get an indepth feeling for the characters if you read them in order.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2003

    Thankyou Haplo

    One day in 1995 I went to my local library, after having only ever read one book in my life, I now cant stop reading. Thankyou Haplo, for opening up a whole new realm for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2003

    JUST KEEPS ON GETTING BETTER

    this was an awsome book. This one picks of right where death gate #4 left of. This book has many surprizes the big one is that an old character returns though im not spoiling anything. Just like #4 the hand of choas the ending just leaves you hanging so you will run out to the store and buy #6 which i will read soon...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2002

    Cool Book

    This book is the fifth book in the Death Gate Cycle. It is about Haplo the Patyrn's journey to Airanus, the world of air. Haplo gets to the world of air safely, but some suprises are waiting for him there. He finds that the evil dragon-snakes are trying to cause chaos and destruction. To find out if Haplo defeats the Dragon- Snakes you have to read the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2002

    Wonderful Book

    Loved this book! Okay, Haplo is back, but this time so is Hugh the Hand! You learn more about the world of Ariaunus, the Kicksey-Winnsey, and the Sartan/Patryn/Dragon-Snake dynamic. Excellent book. Pick it up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2001

    I love the Deathgate Cycle!

    You've got to read all 7 of these wonderful books! Start with Dragon Wing and read them in order, you'll love them all!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2001

    Hand Of Chaos is Stunning

    In The Hand of Chaos, Weis and Hickman bring back one of their most complex and interesting characters, Hugh the Hand, the cold-hearted assassin, ressurected by a certain Sartan, who has suddenly had a change of heart. The plot is definately more complex and faster paced than in previous books, but the characterization is superb. Once again Haplo's loyalties to the Lord of the Nexus are called into question, the evil dragon-snakes move to encourage chaos and destruction upon Arianus. This book wraps up a lot of loose ends, such as what becomes of Bane, the evil little brat prince in Dragon Wing. I don't want to ruin the story, so all I'll say is . . .what goes around comes around. The book also takes you to some new and unexplored places, like the citadel of the Brotherhood of the Hand, the Cathedral of Albedo (Kenkari Elves) and deep into the heart of the Tribus Empire. There is plenty of adventure,romance, magic,battles won and lost, and choices made for good and evil that leave you alternately in despair and joy. The end is gripping and shocking, and leaves you with some very important questions, such as what became of Alfred the Sartan and his love, Orla? And will Haplo re-enter the Labyrinth to save the daughter he never knew he had? I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys fantasy and adventure and a stunning portrayal of the eternal struggle between good and evil and the workings of the human heart. Absolutely wonderful.

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