Amber & Blood
(Book 8 for Once Upon a Time)
Amber & Blood by Margaret Weis.
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (May 6, 2008)
Book Description Publication Date: May 6, 2008
The Dark Disciple's fate will alter the future of Krynn.
In the concluding volume of this post-War of Souls trilogy, Mina learns the truth about herself and the terrible knowledge drives her insane. Rhys, the monk of Majere, accompanied by his dog Atta and the kender Nightshade, is given the dangerous assignment of guarding the crazed god, escorting her on a long, strange journey to the mysterious place known as Godshome, where Mina hopes to find the answer to the riddle of her existence. Their path is fraught with peril, for the undead Beloved want to make Mina their leader, even as the death knight Krell wants to seize her and Galdar tries to deliver Mina to her most hated enemy.
Ok.. so.. I guess I’ve been away from Margaret Weis too long and so she was able to snare me even with characters that I didn’t think would interest me, and keep me reading through all 3 books. But that’s what great authors do.
I thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy. Margaret Weis make some very believable characters and wove a good story around them. I would be lying if I didn’t say that the kender, Nightshade, became my favorite. Although he was very different from Taz in the other books, some things remained the same and he managed to get deep within me without my even realizing it until the end of the book.
Once again I will say that if you liked any of the other Dragonlance books the chances are excellent that you will like these also.
Of course now I have the kender, Nightshade, stuck in my mind so it will not be easy going on to another book that won’t have these characters or this storyline.
I am really glad I had these books and am sorry I took so long to get around to reading them.
I want to thank Margaret Weis for yet another good story and great characters.