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by Sandra Burr,Margaret Weis

  • Author: Sandra Burr,Margaret Weis
  • ISBN: 1423316304
  • ISBN13: 978-1423316305
  • ePub: 1681 kb | FB2: 1447 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (October 2, 2009)
  • Rating: 4.7/5
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Dragons of the Hourglass Mage: The Lost Chronicles, Volume Three ePub download

Sandra Burr (Reading). Overall, with the Lost Chronicles I think I'd give Dwarven Depths a ., Highlord Skies a 4, and Hourglass Mage a .

Sandra Burr (Reading). But since Goodreads doesn't let us be so precise, they're all getting 4s.

Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman published their first novel in the "Chronicles" series of DragonlanceĀ . After reading dragons of spring dawning, dragons of hourglass mage is a boring slog of Raistlin emo angst.

Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman published their first novel in the "Chronicles" series of Dragonlance, 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 partners, over one hundred books, including novels, collections of short stories, role playing games, and other game products. I understand the "in-between" books have a challenge in that they must leave things as they were by the end. But that is no excuse not to come up with a GREAT story.

Margaret Weis Dragons of the Hourglass Mage Tracy Hickman PROLOGUE Two legends of Krynn are essential to the understanding of the plot. Many variations of these legends can be found. Every bard tells them somewhat differently. Excerpts from "A Child's Garden of Tales of Krynn," translated from the Elvish by Quivalen Soth: The Story of Berem and Jasla A Tale of Love and Sacrifice. Long ago, at the end of the Second Dragon War, the valiant knight, Huma Dragonsbane, drove Queen Takhisis into the Abyss.

Dragons of the Hourglass Mage is a fantasy novel by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, based on the Dragonlance fictional campaign setting. The events of this novel entirely take place during the same time frame as the events described in Dragons of Spring Dawning.

These Lost Chronicles novels take us to places and events that were glossed over in the main Chronicles series so we get to. .Raistlin returns in volume 3 of the latest Chronicles trilogy from Dragonlance stalwarts Weis & Hickman.

However, I'm not sure this really worked. Long-time readers may skim past familiar passages of world backstory (yet another, somewhat perfunctory, recounting of Lord Soth's biography?) while new readers may be a bit lost.

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Raistlin Majere has become a Black Robe wizard and travels to Neraka, the lord city of the Dark Queen, ostensibly to work for her, though in reality he means to further his own quest for power. But Takhisis finds out that the dragon orb has entered her city and sends her draconians to find and destroy the wizard who has it in his possession.

The Lost Chronicles, Volume III. by Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman. Narrated by Sandra Burr. Books related to Dragons of the Hourglass Mage. series Lost Chronicles Trilogy You have this audiobook.

Hourglass Mage is a very good book. The Lost Chronicles were ok, but felt like a contractual obligation more than any new exploration or developments. 2 people found this helpful. It takes place during the original trilogy and like all of Weis & Hickman novels, it carries a strong story, great dialogue, and charming humor. Be prepared though; what you see is what you get. This is a Raistlin story.

Raistlin returns in volume 3 of the latest Chronicles trilogy from Dragonlance stalwarts Weis & Hickman. I do expect a fun read and I sort of got that with this book

Raistlin returns in volume 3 of the latest Chronicles trilogy from Dragonlance stalwarts Weis & Hickman. I do expect a fun read and I sort of got that with this book. However, I'm not sure this really worked.

Raistlin Majere has become a Black Robe wizard and travels to Neraka, the lord city of the Dark Queen, ostensibly to work for her, though in reality he means to further his own quest for power. But Takhisis finds out that the dragon orb has entered her city and sends her draconians to find and destroy the wizard who has it in his possession. Before her agents can strike, though, Raistlin finds out that Takhisis means to take control of all wizardly magic. She has ordered Kitiara to set a trap for the Gods of Magic on the Night of the Eye, when all the high-ranking wizards will be in Neraka to celebrate.

As the forces of light, with help from the good dragons, are turning the tide of battle, Raistlin is forced to flee, for his foes are closing in on him. As the Dragon Highlords vie for the Crown of Power in the Temple of the Dark Queen, Raistlin Majere wages his own desperate battle against Takhisis in the dungeons below and meets again the brother he betrayed. The fate of the world hangs in the balance.

Iriar
Raistlin carries Fistandantilus, the dark wizard, in his mind. The wizard is transferred to a dragon orb carrying Cyan bloodbane, the dragon who fights Lord Soth in another novel. When Raist rids himself of Fistandantilus, his coughing fits are healed.

Par-Salian is faced with multiple tough decisions: does he renounce the black robes? Does he trust Raistlin? an he actually put his faith [again] in the gods?

Raistlin appears in the dark temple in Neraka and ends up under the eyes of Iolanthe. She knows Kitiara. The three of them (Raist, Iolanthe & Kit) work for themselves and are just a bunch of manipulating wizards. When Raist gets in the temple though, he's taken back by the Nightlord's behaviour. On one hand, it's humorous to see Raist taken down a notch. On the other, I just really don't like the Nightlord. And then the Emeror, Ariakas, is even worse.

Raistlin learns of a resistance movement called the Hidden Light. Through Mari the kender (who doesn't fully act like a kender, but she explains that the war has hardened some because they're being killed), Raist kind of infiltrates the Hidden Light while staying true (or not?) to the dark goddess Takhisis ,even though he doesn't want to be her slave should she come back to the world.

All in all, Raistlin only does what he can to help Raistlin. No one else - not even with his guilt over Caramon's death.
MarF
I'm seen some lower rated reviews for this, but if you enjoy Raistlin, you'll love this book. This fills in the huge gap between when Raistlin vanished from the Perechon before it was taken by the Maelstrom in Dragons of Spring Dawning, until he reappears near the end of that book. As with all popular fantasy, there is some LOTR allegory here, but it's not overt.
Delaath
Hourglass Mage is a very good book.

It takes place during the original trilogy and like all of Weis & Hickman novels, it carries a strong story, great dialogue, and charming humor. Be prepared though; what you see is what you get. This is a Raistlin story. It's about Raistlin. It is all about Raistlin. That isn't bad of course, as Raistlin is hands-down one of the best D&D characters ever written, but this is a very focused and tight story, so while the other characters are in it, it's more along the line of cameos. In addition, this story is very focused and is about a very well established character, so there really isn't any new waters to tread with him. It's good--it's really good, but it's a very small, narrow story.

Major Dragonlance fans or Raistlin fans in general will love this, or even casual fans looking for a new book to fill that gaping hole that the Fourth Age left in their heart, but know that what you see is what you get.
Mora
Yep, it's the book in splendid audio form. People who get paid to read these for other people should do a little research on the characters before they attempt the voices or they get them all wrong. Sandra is a good reader (much more enjoyable than Paul Boehmer) but she got Tasselhoff's voice all wrong. She attempts a low voice for Tas...like he's a oompa-loompa rather than the high, almost shrill voice of a kender (something a female reader should have an easier time with than a male). She also reads Raistlin like he's slow or stupid (or at least, that's the feeling I got from it).
Cenneel
I hesitate to be too critical, because there were bits here and there that I liked. Unfortunately... its bad.

This is not the Raistlin Majere we grew up with. Pure and simple. The character as presented in this book is somewhat similar to the character we know and love from the Dragonlance Chronicles, but his motivations and thought processes are very different. I don't want to spoil the book too much with this post but the main thing that stands out throughout the novel is that Raistlin has absolutely no plan throughout most of the story.

There are also major character inconsistencies, such as Raistlin being secretly in love with another character in the series when nothing of the sort has even been even vaguely hinted at in any other work. Because he lacks any solid plan, his character motivations are almost incomprehensible by the end of the novel.

Again, not wishing to spoil things but the ending makes no sense with the established canon.

It reads very much like half a Dragonlance story... perhaps because it was written by Margret Weis and Trace Hickman was apparently not involved. I also get the sense that Weis has forgotten a great deal about the world she is returning to...if you are a hardcore fan the small but annoying inconsistencies will really start to pile up as you go along.
Thetath
read this book third, or not. The authors never disappoint. Wizards are my favorite anyway-I am spell bound with love for all of their writings.
Gabar
First, I love Dragonlance and Raistlin is my favorite character. Next, this book was a major diappointment. The two original trilogies were amazing as were the War of Souls and Mina trilogy. I also enjoyed the Raistlin chronicles as they cover more in depth the history of my favorite character and would happily send readers to Soulforge or Brothers at Arms than this borefest. I had to force myself to read this book which has never happened and was extremely disappointing.

The Lost Chronicles were ok, but felt like a contractual obligation more than any new exploration or developments.
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