Saturday, June 27, 2009

Dragons of Spring Dawning--Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Genre: Fantasy
Year Published: 1985
Rating: 5/5
Pages: 352

"Why look, Berem. Here's a path...How strange."

This is the final book in the Chronicles series, and it leads to the final battle between the companions and the Dark Queen's dragonarmies. Tanis has to escape Kitiara, who believes him to be a captain in the Dark Queen's army, reunite with his friends and flee the city with Berem, the Green Gemstone Man, who is the key to winning the war, though no one knows why. Meanwhile, Laurana is appointed general of the Knights of Somania, and with the return of the good dragons to Krynn she brings hope and inspiration to the people. Unfortunately, she is tricked by Kitiara into trading herself for Tanis' freedom, not knowing he has already left on a ship with Berem. Raistlin abandons the ship--and his brother--when it is capsizing, using the dragon orb to go to Palanthas hoping to learn more and grow in power. With Laurana prisoner of the Dark Queen, and Raistlin gone, all appears to be lost for the good people of Krynn. Will the companions be able to salvage any hope?

As always, the plot is captivating, the characters enjoyable, and the writing good. This is one of my favorite fantasy series of all time.

Book a week #: 22
Date Read: 4/10/09
Challenge/s: Series, Read it Again

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