Has anyone here ever heard or read any of the hundreds of books the series has? I have been reading them for about a year now, and everytime I just keep fallin more and more in love with them.
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Apr 26, 10 at 1:58am
I started reading these books 20 years ago, when I was 14. Starting with Dragons of autumn twighlight. Excellent books, have read maybe 15 or so, havent read any since I was a teenager, but may again. Just a great read.
Apr 24, 10 at 2:12pm
I'm trying to get through my stacks of books, and I am still strongly attached to this series, so go 'way. =P Actually, I have been reading more Forgotten Realms books lately but just don't have the time to read much of anything, especially since books by Erikson seem to monopolize my reading time as of late! =P
Apr 24, 10 at 2:10pm
Dear god Mish, you're not still reading these are you? Isn't it about time you moved onto the hard stuff from the Forgotten Realms line?
Apr 24, 10 at 2:04pm
So for the record, since I never mentioned, I did finish the Minotaur Trilogy and it went fairly well. It's not the ending that I was expecting but it was certainly an ending of interest, so it'll be cool to see where it goes -- the character's certainly were quite dynamic, and it was nice to see many of them change during the final book the most. The reshaping of the characters was quite awesome, and I enjoyed the reads immensely.
On to the Linsha trilogy to see how it is! =D
Nov 22, 09 at 2:18am
Excessively descriptive violence is a bit draining. There are instances where I feel a little more meat would be good to liven up the combat sequences, but the Weis and Hickman keep me turning pages, regardless.
Nov 18, 09 at 8:39am
I'll be honest in saying after a decade of Goodkind's bloodbaths, I found the lack of overt violence in that trilogy in the form of "and then his brains blew apart and combined with the bone to form a morbid, bloody soup" to be a bit of a relief. =P
You probably won't like the War of the Souls series since a lot of it is about the healing of the wounds in the encounters and such. War of the Twins is essentially wall to wall conflict but, again, the authors chose not to be horrifically particular in the gore of their books.
They do like to do the mass killings though. Unlike other authors which do do the morbid kills, these folks do it on a much larger scale, and still frequently toss in the half caved in skulls and such -- The Dark Disciple has a Zombie-esque feel to it, and the Minotaur trilogy I finished has some morbid ghosts in it, etc.
Nov 18, 09 at 7:13am
I enjoyed Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Winter Night, and Spring Flame; however, I found my interest in the series flatlined after that. I'm re-reading Winter Night right now and while it certainly has it's flaws, the prose is pleasant - Flint and Tas' exchanges are always wonderful - the pacing swift, and the book itself is littered with cliffhangers aplenty. The lack of descriptive combat is disappointing. I'm not asking for the kind of overindulgent material R.A. Salvatore incessantly spews forth, but something beyond the bare-bone details would be refreshing in a series so layered with dialogue and melodrama.
I know the author in the thread caption, Margeret Weis, I've read a series she wrote together with the love of her life, Tracey Hickman, I read it in Dutch, but in English, I think the series are called "The Death Gate", or "The Gate of Death". A truly impressive story about a different universe with 2 godlike races that battle for control over their universe. They're so afraid of each other that the only goal is to cancel the other one out totally.
Yes I know those books. It's actually called "The Death Gate Cycle" in English, both that series and Dragonlance are awesome
Oct 30, 09 at 9:50pm
Amethyst, you basically have read what I'd consider to be the core of the series currently, along with the Dark Disciple trilogy (which was an excellent extension beyond that point).
I'm actually reading the Minotaur trilogy and am hoping to finish the final book over the weekend, and it covers what was going on in the Minotaur homeland, the invasion of Silvanesti and such and the eventual return of the gods from the Minotaur perspective. I'm enjoying the series much more than I had previously expected to.
-Sighs- I hear all this talk about the Dragonlance Chronicles being first and all but why does everyone leave out the Raistlin Chronicles? The Raistlin Chronicles are when they were all young. like when Raistlin took the test at the tower of high sorcery and all that, you should start with those.
No way, I'm sorry but the chronicles were carefully written to introduce the characters and the world in a neat, easily digestible fashion. Chronologically you're right, but Weis and Hickman wrote them in this order for good dramatic reasons. [/pedant rant]
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