Amph Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

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  1. Zebra3 Jedi Master

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    These two make an awesome writing team! All the way from the Dragonlance Chronicles to the Death Gate Cycle.

    I've loved every one (at least the ones that I've read :p ) of the novels they wrote together :)

    What say you all?

    Checked (harder this time :p ) and didn't see a topic about this :)

  2. NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus

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    Ooo, I was so excited when I saw this thread. I just started the first Dragonlance book, and I'm pretty excited. For some reason, I keep thinking about the LOTR movies whn I read it, but in a good way :) I'm only about 100 pages in, so I don't know much. Does anyone have a list (in order) of what they've written?
  3. Zebra3 Jedi Master

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    :_| I've been looking for a good list of all the books they've written together but I can't seem to find one! :( Their author pages aren't too good :(

    I'm working on it though :)

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    Here it is :)

    First of all, everyone needs to check out this link: http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=company/pr/20050518a

    Weis and Hickman are planning a new series of novels set on Krynn, called The Dark Chronicles [face_dancing]

    Dragonlance Chronicles

    Dragons of Autumn Twilight
    Dragons of Winter Night
    Dragons of Spring Dawning
    Annotated Chronicles

    Dragonlance Legends

    Time of the Twins
    War of the Twins
    Test of the Twins
    Annotated Legends

    Dragonlace: The Second Generation

    The Second Generation
    Dragons of Summer Flame

    Dragonlance War of Souls Trilogy

    Dragons of a Fallen Sun
    Dragons of a Vanished Moon
    Dragons of a Lost Star

    Young Reader Dragonlance Chronicles

    A Rumor of Dragons
    Night of the Dragons
    The Nightmare Lands
    To the Gates of Palanthas
    Hope?s Flame
    A Dawn of Dragons

    Dragonlance Anthologies Edited by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

    The Best of Tales, Volume One
    The Best of Tales, Volume Two
    The Cataclysm
    The Dragons at War
    Dragons in the Archives: The Best of Weis & Hickman
    The Dragons of Chaos
    The Dragons of Krynn
    Heroes and Fools: Tales of the Fifth Age
    The History of Dragonlance: Being the Notes, Journals, and Memorabilia of Krynn
    Kender, Gully Dwarves, and Gnomes
    Leaves from the Inn of the Last Home
    Love and War
    The Magic of Krynn
    More Leaves from the Inn of the Last Home
    The Players of Gilean: Tales from the War of Souls
    Rebels and Tyrants: Tales of the Fifth Age
    The Reign of Istar
    Relics and Omens: Tales of the Fifth Age
    A Rumor of Dragons
    The Search for Magic: Tales from the War of Souls
    The Second Generation
    The War of the Lance

    The Death Gate Cycle

    Dragon Wing
    Elven Star
    Fire Sea
    The Serpent Mage
    The Hand of Chaos
    Into the Labyrinth
    The Seventh Gate

    Rose of the Prophet

    The Will of the Wanderer
    The Paladin of the Night
    The Prophet of Akhran

    Darksword

    Forging the Darksword
    Doom of the Darksword
    Triumph of the Darksword
    Legacy of the Darksword

    Sovereign Stone Trilogy

    Well of Darkness
    Guardians of the Lost
    Journey into the Void
  4. NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus

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    Thanks!! Wow, that's a LOT of books . . .
  5. Zebra3 Jedi Master

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    No problem! I'm thinking of reading the Soverign Stone Trilogy next. I know they were published within the past few years so I know I'll be able to find them with no problem.

    Has anyone else read them? I know next to nothing about them.
  6. Excellence Jedi Knight

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    They have a lightsaber cover and Amazon reviews weren't too positive, but that isn't a baseline to compare. They recycle the typical fantasy archetypes so they've never really interested me.

    What is considered the best book or trilogy todate?
  7. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Ex, the first Dragonlance trilogy is great fun but I fear that you're a little too... something for such lighthearted fluff.

    ES
  8. Excellence Jedi Knight

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    It's only that I've read my fair share of lighthearted reads, and a lot of the market fair is lighthearted. I haven't come across much serious storylines with prose to match, so I tend to yearn for them. I want something serious, not because I'm finicky, but because I've hardly read them.
  9. Raven Administrator Emeritus

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    Their Chronicles trilogy is moderately entertaining. It has one or two great moments, it has one or two bad moments, and is generally just average entertainment reading. Their Legends trilogy is a lot better. It's not the best fantasy trilogy ever by any means, but I think that it's worth reading, and it does have what I consider to be one of the top ten greatest scenes in any fantasy novel in it.
  10. Excellence Jedi Knight

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  11. Raven Administrator Emeritus

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    That'd be spoiling. But I, jaded reader that I am, never fail to get a little choked up by that scene. There are only two or three scenes in any book that get me choked up, and that's one of them.
  12. Excellence Jedi Knight

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    Ah, a highly emotional scene, then? Deadhouse Gates' ending would be mine then.
  13. barabel_humour Jedi Master

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    I like the Dragonlance series but I always found that the plot/narrative of Chronicles was a bit simplistic (then the group of heroes met at centaur, which took them to meet a unicorn, then they fought a dragon), but Dragons of Summer Flame is actually one of my all time favourite books and I really enjoyed the War of Souls series too (though I was disappointed by the complete demonisation of Kitiara who I've always preferred to Laurana).

    Has anyone read Amber and Ashes yet? I'm having difficulty getting hold of it.
  14. Zebra3 Jedi Master

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    I've read it and I really liked it :)

    It certainly seemed to diverge from the normal plotline of Dragonlance. A lot of it is about the spreading of an evil cult that's actually widely successful. Wouldn't want to give away too much more though ;)

    Although I can't say that I really like Mina. She gets punked around too much.
  15. NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus

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    I agree, much too simplistic It's kind of a bummer, really. Not enough detail and depth.
  16. bobafett_1fan Jedi Youngling

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    I agree they are a great team! Though they have written so many books that with my schedule I can never keep up with them all! I recommend the cronnicles up through hero's of the dragon lance series
  17. NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus

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    Has anyone erad all their books?
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