Dragons of Autumn Twilight

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TSR, 1984 - Dragons - 447 pages
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Lifelong friends, they went their separate ways. Now they are together again, though each holds secrets from the others in his heart. They speak of a world shadowed with rumors of war. They speak of tales of strange monsters, creatures of myth, creatures of legend. They do not speak of their secrets. Not then. Not until a chance encounter with a beautiful, sorrowful woman, who bears a magical crystal staff, draws the companions deeper into the shadows, forever changing their lives and shaping the fate of the world.

No one expected them to be heroes.

Least of all, them.

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Great characterization and pacing. - Goodreads
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Very good introduction to the series. - Goodreads
Full of good imagery and lovable characters. - Goodreads
Having re-read them as an adult, the prose is horrible. - Goodreads
Good characters and an interesting plot. - Goodreads

Review: Dragons of Autumn Twilight (Dragonlance: Chronicles #1)

User Review  - Andrew Rose - Goodreads

This is the classic Dragonlance adventure, that along with Drizzit brought the Dungeons and Dragons worlds into the mainstream fantasy. Lighter in spirit than Game of Thrones, but with plenty of ... Read full review

Review: Dragons of Autumn Twilight (Dragonlance: Chronicles #1)

User Review  - Aaron Singleton - Goodreads

My wife go into the trilogy of which this book is the first volume back in the late 90's/early 00's. Back then I was a huge Wot fan and thought of Dragon Lance as 2nd rate fiction, no better than ... Read full review

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About the author (1984)

Best known for her work on the DragonLance fantasy series, Margaret Weis was born on March 16, 1948 in Independence, Missouri. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 1970. She worked for Herald Publishing House, starting as a proofreader and leaving as the editorial director of their trade press division. In 1983, she went to work for TSR, Inc., the company responsible for Dungeons & Dragons and many other role-playing games. At TSR, she was part of the design team responsible for the creation of the DragonLance saga, which would eventually sell more than 12 million books. She collaborated with Tracy Hickman to write many of the books herself. In addition to writing, she is the owner and president of Mag Force 7, which produces collectible trading card games.

Tracy Hickman was born a Mormon on November 26, 1955 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended Marlon Hills Elementary School, where he wrote his first novel. The family moved to Vegas in 1966 when his father was offered a teaching job there, and Hickman transferred to Ruby Thomas Elementary School. They eventually moved back to Utah, and Tracy went to Provo High School where he took part in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.. While in high school, he had many odd jobs such as a paper boy, a stock boy at a supermarket, and an usher at a movie theater. He graduated from Provo High School in 1974. Hickman entered the Missionary Home in Salt Lake City in 1975. From there, he was sent to Hawaii for language training for his eventual trip to Singapore. He was stationed in Hawaii and taught at the Mission House there while waiting for his visa to come in. He did get to Indonesia and stayed there for a year and a half, preaching the Mormon way of life. He was honorably released in 1977, and held a series of odd jobs after returning to the states. He was a glass worker, a television assistant director and a drill press operator in a geneology center. In 1981, Hickman approached TSR about buying two of his gaming modules. He was hired by the company instead and began working with Margaret Weis. The two wrote the "DragonLance Chronicles" together, and since 1985, they have written over 40 books. Hickman wrote two solo novels in 1996, "Requiem of Stars" and "The Immortals.

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