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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,375 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margaret Weis Narrator: Sandra Burr Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN:
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The Companions are back in this first volume, which features an untold story from the War of the Lance. The beloved heroes return: Tanis, Raistlin and Caramon, Sturm Brightblade, Tasslehoff, and Flint Fireforge. Old friends, such as Riverwind and Goldmoon and Laurana, travel with them. Old enemies are here too, as the companions encounter new adventures and new dangers in the very beginning months of the War of the Lance.

This book starts with the celebration of a wedding. The companions believe they have slain the evil Dragon Highlord Verminaard. They have rescued the refugees from Pax Tharkas and taken them to a valley in the Kharolis mountains.

After they are attacked by the Dragon Armies, Tanis and Flint are sent to search for the long lost dwarven kingdom of Thorbardin, hoping to persuade the dwarves to give the refugees shelter for winter.

Each of the other companions face their own trials. Raistlin remembers that, according to tales of old, the key to Thorbardin lies in the haunted fortress known as Skullcap. The others want nothing to do with this accursed place, but Raistlin feels strangely drawn to the ruins, and he persuades a reluctant Caramon to accompany him there.

Sturm becomes obsessed with finding the legendary Hammer of Kharas, and his obsession nearly plunges the party into disaster. Riverwind, now chieftain of his tribe, is made the reluctant leader of the refugees and worries that he is not suited for the task. Tika Waylan must decide if she has the courage to undertake a perilous journey to save those she loves from certain death, while Tanis Half-Elven wrestles with his faith in the newly returned gods.

But it is the dwarf, Flint Fireforge, who faces the most crucial test. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scott | 2/15/2014

    " Okay, this wasn't total junk. This was my first Dragonlance book, and although it did keep me awake while I was driving for the first 3 hours, it failed after that and I had to grab a Louis L'Amour book for the remaining 17 hours--it was not gripping. My main complaint was the insulting way it treats race. We are supposed to accept that because one character is a dwarf, certain characteristics are givens, and that if someone else is a kender (sort of like a hobbit with small feet, long ears, and kleptomania) that certain other characteristics are set in stone and impossible to change. The authors are racial determinists and rely far too heavily on racial stereotypes instead of genuine character development. That's fine for a 6-year old who wants to put the world into pigeon holes, but I found it tiring. Which is deadly when you're driving your family in a minivan at 3am. I should note that the 12th CD was missing from the set of 13, and I found that I missed almost nothing. Everything turned out exactly the way I had expected at the end of CD 11, with the exception of a gold dragon showing up. I also must say that the inclusion of a brass dragon in the middle of the story was useless, and that the journey through Skullcap was full of logic problems, such as why a mechanism would be rusty after 300 years but still useable (after that long, anything mechanical that is rusted becomes completely useless, or why torches would still be useful. And it was clearly stated that Teka took Rabbitslayer with her back to camp, but Tass has it with him later in the story. I should have given it 1.5 stars, but since that isn't an option, it gets 2. I might consider reading another Dragonlance book if it is available on CD and I'm going to have a lot of time to kill. But chances are, I will find something much better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dale | 2/12/2014

    " It was like catching up with old friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fenris | 2/1/2014

    " Almost as good as the Chronicles! I would recommend this book (1st in a trilogy) to anyone who was seriously disappointed by the War of Souls Trilogy. (like myself...) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandie (Roxxeh13) | 1/24/2014

    " I liked this book, but was disappointed in a few parts. I'm still looking forward to the next one though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tabitha | 1/24/2014

    " this book was good, but I did not know it was a middle part of another series. (hence -LOST chronicles) It was good enough for me to get the first book in the dragon series so I know what is going on a little bit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sunshine | 1/8/2014

    " Until the second half of the book, I was not impressed and had reviewed this new edition to the dragonlance saga poorly. But Tracy and Margaret seem to just have been warming up. Flat characters in a stale storyline eventually livened up and came into their own and became more than just a stagnant tale to fill in the War of the Lance. I was comforted to be back with old friends, despite the slow start, and towards the end i found myself deeply entrenched in flint and tas, who accomplish perhaps the most important single feat in the War. A good read - I'm pumped to get my hands on the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martin | 1/7/2014

    " Good read, must be read after Dragons of Autumn Twilight from the original Chronicles trilogy as it further explains details on the event occuring afterward. Fans of the Dragonlance series will be happy to see all the original characters return in these side adventures. Can't get enough of Tas! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matias | 8/30/2013

    " Que bueno que se completaron los nudos pendientes. Fue genial volver a leer sobre esos personajes y vivir aventuras con ellos. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandur | 7/24/2013

    " The companions travel to Skullcap and Thorbadin after defeating Verminaard to find sanctuary for the refugees with them and obtain the Hammer of Kharas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 4/30/2013

    " This book is an answer to anyone who wondered what happened to the characters between the original chronicles series. It is another great bit of work on the part of Weis and Hickman. I couldn't put it down, having often read hundreds of pages in a single day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 5/21/2012

    " again, great book - filled in one of the two gaps in the original trilogy "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 August | 5/12/2012

    " i finished it quite a while ago...just haven't been back the web page to update...was an excellent book...i highly recommend if you are a Dragonlance fan! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Siobhan O'Laoghaire-Sannes | 2/1/2012

    " Not as well written as the original Chronicles, but fun if you like the Dragonlance universe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arianna | 1/27/2012

    " It was good to revisit old friends from when I was an early teen, but while the story was fun and adventurous, it's really nothing to write home about. I vastly preferred the Chronicles books...but then again, that might also have been because I was 13. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bradley Convissar | 9/26/2011

    " Not great, not awful, you know how it's going to end. But very nostalgic, reminded me of the original chronicles when everyone was happy, alive and together "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 mrs. fig | 5/24/2011

    " well, i am enjoying being in the world of Krynn again, but I guess knowing how it all ends, reading this book just doesn't impart the same feelings as the original Dragonlance chronicles. I actually want to go back and read those again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lance | 3/31/2011

    " Great book. Brought back good memories. Glad to see the gang in action again. Tas, Tanis, Sturm, Flint, Raistling and Caramon. Really good story and can't wait to read the second one of the series. Might decide to start my DragonLance journey all over again. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tara | 2/19/2011

    " I thought the storyline wasn't that intersting and I had no sympathy or interest in the characters, and I like fantasy in general. I didn't end up finishing it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 1/11/2011

    " It was good, but I'm not sure these books are all the necessary. Seems like a re-hash. I'll read the next two though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valentina | 9/26/2010

    " It's Dragonlance with the Companions, of course it's fabulous! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 7/4/2010

    " Its dragon lance how can it be anything but 5 stars. I love the retelling of part of the original story from a different angle and more in depth. It was perfect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 5/26/2010

    " Good book. Took me back to Krynn, Solace, and the time of the Dragonwars. a few slight errors, but not enough to spoil the book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chad | 1/24/2010

    " An excellent tale by two master storytellers. A true representation of what the fantasy adventure genre should aspire to.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arianna | 1/21/2010

    " It was good to revisit old friends from when I was an early teen, but while the story was fun and adventurous, it's really nothing to write home about. I vastly preferred the Chronicles books...but then again, that might also have been because I was 13. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 winda | 11/8/2009

    " i love, love, love, love, love the interaction of tas and flint <3 <3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tabitha | 8/31/2009

    " this book was good, but I did not know it was a middle part of another series. (hence -LOST chronicles) It was good enough for me to get the first book in the dragon series so I know what is going on a little bit. "

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About the Author
Author Margaret Weis

Margaret Weis published her first novel with Tracy Hickman in the Dragonlance Chronicles series, Dragons of Autumn Twilight, in 1984. Over twenty years later, they are going strong as partners with 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.

About the Narrator

Sandra Burr is an AudioFile Earphones Award–wining narrator. She has read more than one hundred books in her career, including the New York Times bestselling Cedar Cove romance series by Debbie Macomber.