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by PerthKel (subscribe)
I'm a part time actor and part time writer living in Perth. I love being on stage. I love going out with friends, doesn't matter what we do
Published March 18th 2013
A fantasy book that everyone can read
I have to admit I was a little reluctant to read this book. I've had a little prejudice toward books based on gaming but now after reading this masterpiece, I'm hooked on dragonlance! Weis and Hickman have successfully transported me to the world of Krynn.When I first started the book, I thought this would be quick undemanding tolkenish fantasy read with your humans,dwarves and elves battling against evil.I was wrong! Weis and Hickman's novel, Dragons of Autumn Twilight is more complex than that.

You have a diverse group of friends: Tanis-the noble half elf/half human who is a great leader and who is torn between two women: warrior maiden, Kitiara and elfwoman, Laurana. Sturm Brightblade-the knight of Solamnia who seeks to bring back honor to knighthood. Flint Fireforge, the gruff but lovable dwarf. Caramon-the giant warrior with the heart of gold. Tasslehoff Burrfoot-the comical kender and last but not least, Raistlin. Caramon's dark twin brother who is powerful but secretive mage.

These heroes come together in what they thought would be a peaceful homecoming but instead they meet up chieftain's daughter, Goldmoon and her lover Riverwind. Goldmoon carries a powerful blue crystal staff with awesome magical powers. These heroes soon find themselves battling sinister draconian soldiers and terrifying dragons to save their homeland from a invasion from evil minions of the queen of darkness! The authors have created a stirring saga of loyality of friendship. The passion of true love and passionate fight against evil. The world building skills are considerable as you get a history lesson of this beautiful but troubled world. A the complexity of characterisations are outstanding. Characters like Raistlin, the dark mage who quiet and who seeks power through spells even after his obsession destroys his body and distances himself from his friends and Tanis a quiet but effective leader who can lead his friends into battle but cannot make decisions of the heart. This novel also has scenes of fierce battles, witty bantering between Tas and Flint and touching romance between Goldmoon and Rivewind. A unforgettable saga of adventure awaits you in this book so turn the first page and be enthralled!
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Why? A very good read
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