Lord of the Rose: The Rise of Solamnia, Book 1

Lord of the Rose: The Rise of Solamnia, Book 1

by Doug Niles

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Overview

First in an all-new trilogy from long-time Dragonlance author Douglas Niles.

This title kicks off a key new Dragonlance trilogy from popular Dragonlance author Douglas Niles. This series will explore the post-war era in Solamnia, a central region of the Dragonlance world, continuing key story elements from the New York Times best-selling War of Souls series. 

AUTHOR BIO: Douglas Niles is the author of over 20 fantasy novels, many of which were published with Wizards of the Coast, Inc. He is also an award-winning roleplaying game designer who was part of the original creation team for the Dragonlance setting two decades ago. His most recent books in the Dragonlance world include Wizards’ Conclave and the Icewall Trilogy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786962716
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Publication date: 03/06/2012
Series: Rise of Solamnia
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 688,596
File size: 3 MB

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4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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Sir-Kemper More than 1 year ago
I just finished the Lord of the Rose and am moving on to the Crown and the Sword. Douglas Niles gives the world of Krynn a new perspective of the Knights of Solamnia. As an earlier person said, I would have liked to see how the Knights broke up and why not unite, but aside from this falw, the book was awesome. Taking place after the War od Souls, The Lord of the Rose captures the struggle between each knighthood: Rose, Crown and Sword. With an interesting plot and strong characters, Dougals Niles writes a good story. Before reading this book (and the series), I recommend reading the War of the Souls first, since it takes place after. After reading many of the Dragonlance books, I have come to admire the Solomnic Knights. They are noble, brave and honorable followed by being Bada$$. Great read!I recommend any of the Dragonlance books.
krycis More than 1 year ago
The Heroes of the Lance are well in the past and the roller coaster ride of wars (Chaos, Souls, etc.) are over. Now is a time of rebuilding and of a fractious Solamnia, once a stalwart kingdom with its champion knights of the Rose, Sword and Crown. Forget what you knew of the Knights from previous novels, the orders have separated and govern their own lands with their own armies. Gone is the hierarchy that had lasted since the days before Huma. Bickering Dukes and subterfuge are the order of the day, even as evil forces stir on the horizon. Generally this book is well written, delivering a decent pace throughout. I could have done with a bit more information on the Orders and why they've broken up after events you'd think would have inspired brotherhood. The story hops around and acts more like a brief introduction to things to come than as an exposition on post-war Solamnia: think TV series Pilot. You're given a main set of characters, throw-away secondary ones and a loose plot that gets to a defining moment in an attempt to get you hooked. This is not a serious novel set to redefine fantasy, nor to turn the Dragonlance universe on its ear. It is a casual read that plays with the future of Krynn, but doesn't introduce anything cataclysmic--not that it needs another one! The lands of Solamnia look to never be the same however. Or will they? The Lord of the Rose has given me just enough to hold judgment on the series until reading the second book. I am hoping for a richer tale, with more characterization and depth, in The Crown and the Sword. That would make this book much more palatable in hindsight.
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ZL More than 1 year ago
i just didnt think it was all that good of a book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i would suggest this book to any one who loved the main saga
Guest More than 1 year ago
I must say that I loved this book, it was truly inventive. I'm slightly confused about whats going on in solamnia right now but I got over it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this to be a great book, one of my favorites, in fact. There are a few things that don't add up, but these are easily overlooked. Douglass Niles has done it again