The Hand of Chaos (Death Gate Cycle #5)

The Hand of Chaos (Death Gate Cycle #5)

by Tracy Hickman, Margaret Weis
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The Hand of Chaos (Death Gate Cycle #5) by Tracy Hickman, Margaret Weis

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553563696
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/28/1993
Series: Death Gate Cycle Series , #5
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 146,011
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 11.06(h) x 1.07(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Tracy Hickman is a bestselling fantasy author as well as successful game designer. With his wife, Laura, he published a number of game designs for TSR. With his longtime collaborator Margaret Weis, he has written many Dragonlance novels including the original Dragonlance Chronicles, Dragonlance Legends, the Rose of the Prophet series, The Darksword Trilogy, and the seven-book Deathgate Cycle.

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Hand of Chaos 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 62 reviews.
Adam_Gentry More than 1 year ago
Lies make the sweetest poison. When Haplo began his journey his course was clear, victory all but a formality. Now he hurries back to warn his people of the evil he has discovered, only to find the enemy waiting for him. They serve Lord Xar now, as they once served Haplo. Confident in his power, Xar dismisses Haplo’s concerns, and sends him back to Arianus with Bane. The story quickly grows into a vast game of lies, with dragon-snakes surreptitiously offering their support to each player. Regrettably, the story chooses to follow each character simultaneously, revealing treacherous plans as they are hatched, instead of springing them on the audience in the midst of a conflict. The primary conflict is frustratingly slow, though the story compensates admirably with subplots, using vivid details and complex relationships to build strong emotional tension, which is both satisfying and engaging, though very short lived. Each character struggles with their own role in the story, before ultimately claiming their choice in time to join the final conflict. The ending is satisfying, if incomplete, with minor setbacks designed to pull audiences on to the next volume. +Strong Characters +Strong Ideas +Strong Descriptions -Weak plot -Slow 3/5
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Runs in, slices blackstar's throat, and runs out.
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