Category Archives: Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Review: Dragons of a Vanished Moon by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

 

5 out of 5

All of the major characters rush head long toward the conclusion in this the final installment of The War of the Souls series. Everyone’s favorite kender, Taz bounces around time with the help of a surprise character, leading to the convergence of each plot line. Takhisis, no longer the unseen One God,  comes into her own as character and Mina suffers for it. Nations fall, dragons are found and many of all races die before the end. The climax is fraught with sacrifice and in the end those left must pick up the pieces and move on because there is no going back.   I applaud the authors for not taking easy ways out and creating a satisfactory, if dark,  conclusion to not only this series but the first series Dragonlance.


Review: Dragons of a Lost Star by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

 

5 out of 5

In this, the second novel in The War of Souls series, events move forward quickly for all of the characters. New characters are introduced as Mina conquers more territory and Taz tries to avoid being sent back to his own time to die. Questions about where the magic is going, who exactly is the One God and how did Dalamar end up a prisoner in his own tower are answered. As always in a Weis and Hickman novel, the characters are well developed and the story moves along well. It can be difficult for writers to balance the different story lines and keep the reader from becoming confused but they succeed. The theme of death and the afterlife weaves it’s way through the novel adding interesting twists especially for Taz. I definitely recommend this series for new and old Dragon Lance fans.


Review: Dragons of a Fallen Sun by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

 

5 out of 5

 

A very long time ago I read the original Dragon Lance series and enjoyed it. This novel is the beginning of another series, The War of Souls,  set in the same world. You really don’t need to have read the original to follow along as much of the back story is given through out this story. Set 30 something years in the future Taz, a kender from the original series, goes into the future twice to speak at his best friends funeral. The first time he is minutes to late and the world is normal. The second time he is early and things are very, very different. While many characters from the original series are present, the main story concentrates on new characters. This is the perfect example of a well written book with two authors. Everything blends smoothly and if it weren’t for the cover you would not know there were two authors. The story itself is enjoyable with many twists and turns and surprises. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.