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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Test of the Twins

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 1: Test of the Twins by: Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (November 11, 2004)
ISBN-10: 0786933887

Amazon Product Description............
Defying the fate that claimed his evil predecessor, Raistlin opens the Portal to the Abyss and passes through. With Crysania at his side, he engages the Queen of Darkness in a battle for the ultimate prize--a seat among the gods.

At the same time, Caramon and Tasslehoff are transported to the future. There they come to understand the consequences of Raistlin’s quest--and Caramon at last realizes the painful sacrifice he must make to prevent his brother’s success. Old friends and strange allies come together to aid him, but Caramon must take the last, greatest step alone.

The step into the Abyss.

Finally... or I should say, "Sadly" I have come to the end of the Legends Trilogy. Although this is Book 1 of Quest the First it is Book 3, and the final book of Legends
There's something to be said about going back to favorite books and rereading them. Most especially when it's been over 10 years. (more like 15)
As much as you remember, there is so much you forget !
You forget so many important little things that happen along the way.
You forget just how much the characters mean to you.
And you forget that this is not the first time you have cried over things that happen in the story. (yep.. more crying!)
These books so deserved the fact that after many years of being paperbacks, they decided to reintroduce them in hardback books!
I hate saying goodbye to good friends.. to Caramon and Tika, to Raistlin and Tanis Half-Elf, to Tasslehoff Burrfoot and Fizban, and to Sturm and Kitiara and to all the others. I hope one day to visit you all once again... and laugh at Tas, and cry for Sturm. To once again meet Fizban and to be sure he doesn't loose his hat.
I love these books (like no one noticed!) and I have read a number of other Dragonlance books along the way, but these 6 were the best of the best! I didn't need the Challenge to read them, I would have anyway, but if it made even one person interested in checking them out.. then I'm glad.


Blogger Pamela said...

I don't want to cry...
You've got to tell me what the sacrifice was so I don't have to read it.
mmmm.. maybe you better not. :`(

11:38 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Hi Pam: I think IF one cries in a book, and HOW MUCH one cries in a book, depends on how much they have invested in the characters.. don't you think?

11:44 AM  
Blogger Nymeth said...

You're making me want to re-read all my's true, no matter how much you remember, there's always more you forget.

5:04 PM  
Blogger Carl V. said...

Deslily, you more than anyone else reminds me just how badly I want to remedy last year's oddity (for the first time that I can recall I had an entire year with no rereads) and reread many of my old (and newer) favorites. I have got to do some revisiting this year. I've neglected some friends for far too long. :)

9:47 AM  

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