Dragons of the Dwarven Depths

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Wizards of the Coast, 2007 - Fiction - 594 pages
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The Companions are back in this volume that 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. It is the dwarf, FlintFireforge, who faces the most crucial test. As the heroes race against time to save the lives of the innocents dependent on them, Flint is forced to make a difficult choice, one on which the future of mankind may rest. And the only one he can depend on for help is the happy-go-lucky kender, Tasslehoff Burrfoot. For a time, it seems they have found a safe haven in the dwarven kingdom, only to discover there is no safe place anywhere in this world, as the Queen of Darkness and her dragons set the land aflame.

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Review: Dragons of the Dwarven Depths (Dragonlance: The Lost Chronicles #1)

User Review  - Shannon Appelcline - Goodreads

Back on their home ground, Weis & Hickman really rise to the occasion, writing their best Dragonlance fiction in almost twenty years. The characterization is sharp (though at times its nears ... Read full review

Review: Dragons of the Dwarven Depths (Dragonlance: The Lost Chronicles #1)

User Review  - Daimen Vauban - Goodreads

It was nice to revisit the world that kicked off my introduction to fantasy. While the writing is not the most artistic or eloquent and the editing is less than optimal, it was a pleasure to return to ... Read full review

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MARGARET WEIS and TRACY HICKMAN published their first novel in the Dragonlance Chronicles, 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 co-authors have published over a hundred books, including novels, collections of short stories, role-playing games, and other game products. Hickman is also the inspiration for an upcoming "Tracy Hickman Presents" line of Dragonlance novels for Wizards of the Coast, while Weis is in the midst of her own Dark Disciple trilogy. Weis is also the President of Sovereign Press, which publishes Dragonlance game material as well as many other game products.

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