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Monday, April 07, 2008

Fantasy Challenge: Book 4

Quest the First...

Read at least 5 books that fit somewhere within the Once Upon a Time II criteria. They might all be fantasy, or folklore, or fairy tales, or mythology…or your five books might be a combination from the four genres.

Book 4: Time of the Twins by: Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast; Hrd edition (March 1, 2004)
ISBN-10: 0786931582

Amazon Product Description.....Sequestered in the blackness of the dreaded Tower of High Sorcery in Palanthas, surrounded by nameless creatures of evil, Raistlin Majere weaves a plan to conquer the darkness--to bring it under his control.

Crysania, a beautiful and devoted cleric of Paladine, tries to use her faith to lead Raistlin from the darkness. She is blind to his shadowed designs, and he draws her slowly into his neatly woven trap.

Made aware of Raistlin’s plan, a distraught Caramon travels back in time to the doomed city of Istar in the days before the Cataclysm. There, together with the ever-present kender Tasslehoff, Caramon will make his stand to save Raistlin’s soul. Or so he believes.

This is the first book of the second trilogy known as Legends.
It begins two years after the War of the Lance that our companions went thru, becoming heroes. Raistlin has become the master of the Tower of High Sorcery and Caramon and Tika were married.
Caramon and Tas find theirselves going back in time to try to save Raistlin,who is there trying to take over all the knowledge of the dark mage Fistandantalis. With them is the beautiful cleric of Paladine, Crysania, who has unwittingly fallen in love with Raistlin.
Raistlin need Crysania for his plans, what he doesn't need is to fall in love. He needs a true cleric to help him fight the Dark Queen and become more than he is... maybe even a God !
I know I keep saying it, but I do love this group of Dragonlance books! You may well find yourself having a "love/ hate" relationship with Raistlin. One time he does something good and the next something horrid; much to Caramon's dismay.
On to book II: War of the Twins


Blogger Nicola said...

Oh, I love this trilogy so much. Raistlin is my favourite!

10:49 AM  
Blogger Nymeth said...

"You may well find yourself having a "love/ hate" relationship with Raistlin. One time he does something good and the next something horrid; much to Caramon's dismay."

That sounds pretty interesting - I have a soft spot for ambiguous characters.

This is yet another very tempting review!

11:05 AM  
Blogger Cath said...

I'm not reading this! lol. I shall have to bookmark each review and come back and read them when I've read the book. Yet another fantastic cover though...

4:59 PM  
Blogger Carl V. said...

I repeat myself and repeat myself and repeat myself. Great cover! The castle in the background reminds me of a spaceship I saw in an old movie poster at the comicon yesterday. I love it!

5:24 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

nicola: did you ever read Soulforge (by Weis)/ Brotherw in Arms (Weis and Perrin) and Brothers Majere (kevin Stein).. a really good trilogy on Raistlin !!

Nymeth: Raistlin is a Mage hungry for power, but as bad as he seems you keep hoping differently, like his brother Caramon.. he's definately a character of deep interest!

Cath: oh come on! lol you know I don't write good reviews! I barely tell of the book.. just how much I like them! lol

Carl: I have to say, as much as I like this artists work for the covers, as I read this particular book nothing like that background comes to my mind! lol..

5:36 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

What a cool cover! That is the beginning of the sell for me. It sounds wonderful! Guess I'm going to have read all of them now!

11:42 PM  
Blogger Carl V. said...

Sometimes, sadly, that is the way with covers. I have to say that I prefer it when the cover seems to indicate that the artist has either read the book or has gotten a darn good impression of the story from the author. That is why I love Kinuko Y. Craft's covers for Patricia A. McKillip's books. There are so many little details, most if not all of which have some connection to the actual story you are reading.

1:31 PM  
Blogger Framed said...

I may have to read this book just because of your description of Raistlin. Sounds fascinating.

4:41 PM  

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