Dragonlance - Dragons of Autumn Twilight (Chronicles #1)

Dragonlance - Dragons of Autumn Twilight (Chronicles #1)

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Lifelong friends, they went their separate ways. Now they are together again, though each holds secrets from the others in his heart. They speak of a world shadowed with rumors of war. They speak of tales of strange monsters, creatures of myth, creatures of legend. They do not speak of their secrets. Not then. Not until a chance encounter with a beautiful, sorrowful woman, who bears a magical crystal staff, draws the companions deeper into the shadows, forever changing their lives and shaping the fate of the world.

No one expected them to be heroes.

Least of all, them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786915743
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Publication date: 02/28/2000
Series: Dragonlance Chronicles Series , #1
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 35,707
Product dimensions: 6.88(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.21(d)
Lexile: 770L (what's this?)

About the Author

Margaret Weis is the author of numerous Dragonlance novels, many of them co-written with Tracy Hickman, including the New York Times bestselling War of Souls trilogy. She is also the author of the Star of the Guardian novels and the designer of many Dragonlance roleplaying products.

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Dragonlance - Dragons of Autumn Twilight (Chronicles #1) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 369 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yes, it is sort of slow at first, but there is something in the book that makes you keep reading, and when you get to page 75 or so you cannot put it down! By page 200 it was straight to my top 10 list(maybe even 5). There is a little bit of love, extreme action, supense, danger, and twists and turns here and there. That silly kender Tasslehoff tips it off with humor. Slowly it builds up from some friends meeting to them fighting a Dragon Highlord! If you like swords, magic, love, humor, action, adventure, dragons and walking warrior skeletons, BUY THIS BOOK(at the very least read it)! I CAN GARANTEE YOU WILL NOT REGRET YOUR CHOICE!!!!! But all in all this book is undescribably one of the best books ever written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this and the whole series is very good i am 13 and my dad is around 40 and we both loved the whole series it is a great book for almost all ages, full of adventure, magic, treachery, suprises, and even romance. again, a must read series for everyone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dragolance can give the Lord of the Rings a run for their money and probable take it away
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy to love the characters and want to get to know them better. Easy to get lost in the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Dragonlance book that hooked me on the series almost 20 years ago and still among my favorite reads!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Seventeen yrs ago I read this book as a sr. in high school. Since then I've read countless fantasy books and still consider this series to be one of the top 3. My opinion, this series deserves to be mentioned in the same class as LOTR. Lately many of the fantasy books I've read seem to be lacking, I decided to re-read this series as was not disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book and its series are like a good Hollywood movie they have an entertaining plot, likable characters, good action scenes and a somewhat predictable ending. If that is what you are looking for then this is a great book to buy. It has been my personal favourite since I was young from allthe Epic-Fantasy I've ever read. However If you are looking for something deeper like LOTR or with gore like Game of Thrones then don't buy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this novel. Highly entertaing adventure!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book made me better as a person
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book and am enjoying the journey through this series. Finished the first 3 and am not on 'Timebofnthe Twins." If you enjoy well plotted and written fantasy, this book is perfect for you.
Lumber1 More than 1 year ago
This story has a lot of characters to explain in the begining, which makes it drag just a bit. As the adventures start and each character develops, you begin to warm to the Quest. By the end of the book, you may well find your self looking forward to the next book. I know I did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
....it was good but i was expecting it to be a lot better. ive heard a lot of good things about dragonlance, and i did like it but i cant understand why everyone gave it 5 stars. there is so much other fanasy that is so much better..........
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm fully aware that I got to this series of books VERY late, but if a book has lasting appeal then that shouldn't matter. However, having read my share of fantasy literature, I have to say that this book doesn't rise much above the most dusty cliches of the genre...a very standard Quest To Save The World undertaken by a central-casting variety of characters who struggle and bicker their way to a heroic, multi-volume finale. I'll assume that the authors have improved in the intervening years since 'Autumn Twilight' first appeared, but here their style is basically generic : they move the plot along quickly, and I admit I turned a lot of pages at a stretch, but it all feels depthless. This is 'guilty pleasure' reading--fine every once in a long while,especially for kids or those with wandering attention spans, but very unsatisfying to a more demanding kind of reader.I don't plan to race through the other two volumes of this clunky saga with breathless abandon.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was one I started reading when I was just out of highschool. I had nearly finished it but had tragically lost it during a move. Throughout the years I thought many times about picking it up again to finish it. At the age of 40 I finally decided to go ahead and get it for my phone so if I had any down time I wouldn't have any excuse not to finish it. Thank you Barns and Noble/Nook app. I couldn't remember exactly where I left off so I decided to start at page 1. It was like I had reunited with old friends I hadn't seen or heard from in a very long time. It was a very cool experience.
rbtwinky on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the book that launched the Dragonlance series of fantasy novel. Being a longtime veteran of the genre, I found it quite lackluster. The characters were horribly one-dimensional and the plot was as straight forward as The Lord of the Rings. It was well written, however, and enjoyable for what it was. I doubt I will continue with the series, though.
andrewjoslyn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read this book back in 6th grade and I kinda fell in love with the series at that point. I gobbled up the first trilogy and then continued on for several years reading almost nothing but Dragonlance books. I haven't re-read this series in a long time, but what I remember about it was the epic-scale, and the in-depth development of the characters that made you feel like you had known them forever. At the same time, there were lots and lots of questions that it raised and this made me hungry to learn more about their universe. A very good read (the whole first trilogy) for anyone into fantasy novels.
the1butterfly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the bright beginning to a series that I loved and enslaved myself with on a webpage. I really enjoyed it- it's classic fantasy done well. If you like traditional D&D type fantasy, you'll enjoy this.
jasmyn9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The story of a group of friends reunited after 5 years. Hoping for a peaceful homecoming and reunion they are shocked to find trouble literally on their doorstep. Enter some entrancing new friends to add plenty of extra story and crazy magician to liven things up. Throw a few dragons, and plenty of icky baddies into the mix for an epic tale of good vs evil, where the difference isn't always so easy to see.The characters all take turns being your favorite, they are not just fictional names, they are brought to life in full color. The good, the bad, and the parts we just aren't sure about yet. They interact with each other and people outside the group in ways that only enhance their personalities. Characters are dynamic, constantly changing, but doing it slowly enough that the reader is able to follow and understand every new trait that emerges. Even the dragons, while each is only shown for a short period of time, scream into the story larger than life (which they should be).This is a series I come back to every couple years and each time I read it I find myself locked to the pages in suspense, devouring words to see what is going to happen next.This is a must read for any fan of high fantasy and epic tales. I'll be starting book 2, Dragons of Winter Night, as soon as I can find my copy!!!!
Karlstar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of the very first AD&D novels and one of the best. This is not classic fiction, it is classic AD&D fiction. If you are a fan of the game or just adventure fantasy, this is an excellent book. The characters in this book are strong archetypes, but not tremendously detailed. You won't get bogged down with long monologues or romance scenes, but this isn't non-stop action either. The later 2 books are worth continuing.
nnylrac on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fun, youthful read. I enjoyed going back to it after 20+ years.
nesum on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I had a friend say he could hear the dice rolling in the background of this novel. To an extent, he's right. You can tell this is coming from the game.But the part that is really wonderful does not come from the game at all: the characters. Even in the first pages of this three-volume novel, you fall in love with the characters. That's what keeps me coming back to these books. I want to follow each one as far as I can. Merely mentioning their names (especially Tasslehoff) puts a smile on my face. It is for them that you should read this book.The plot is good and interesting. I enjoyed it very much. But the action is weak at times, and too dependent on the D&D dice systems. But it doesn't matter. A few weaker scenes cannot diminish my love for the novel.
lchs.mrso on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dragons of Autumn Twilight is one of many novels written by co-authors Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis. It is set in the mystical world of Krynn, where the true gods of ancient times are lost and evil beings walk the lands promoting new religions. The story begins with the reunion of some friends. Five years before they had left their home of Solace and gone on separate quests to find proof of the true gods. The companions are Tanis Half-Elven- the wisest and the leader, Flint Fireforge- a dwarf that is over one hundred but a great warrior, Tasslehoff Burrfoot- a well meaning kender that never gets scared, Sturm Brightblade- a disgraced knight who has been searching for his father, and finally the twins Cameron and Raistlin Majere. Cameron is a great warrior, Raist is a mage. They are all very discouraged when they see that none of them have found what they searched for. Their hopes rise, however, by the appearance of a barbarian woman and her companion who carry a blue crystal staff with true healing powers. The evil that has corrupted the land force them to flee, however, when people begin chasing after the staff. The companions travel to where one of the barbarians found the staff, and there they uncover what they thought had been a myth- dragons. At the end of this installment in the Dragonlance Chronicles, the companions realize that the return of the dragons means the return of the ancient goddess known as the Dark Queen. Together they prepare for the longest fight of their lives. The cover art for my copy of this book is very descriptive. It has a lot of color and is a picture of the sleepy town of Solace where the companions meet. In front of Solace stand Flint, Tanis, and the barbarian woman Goldmoon. There is not a part of the cover that I do not like. I recommend this book for people who like fantasy novels, as well as those who like stories about dragons like Eragon. The Dragonlance Chronicles are a good read for science fiction lovers as well.
Cygnus555 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Takes me back to high school... I loved these stories and will likely read them again some day.
Wiszard on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman's masterpiece that started the DragonLance Chronicles epic. I thoroughly enjoyed this first novel. The interactions between the 5 friends, Tanis, Flint, Raistlin, Caramon and Tasslehoff Burrfoot are well written. Throw in the strangers Goodmoon and Riverwind with a great plot and you have an unforgettable story. I highly recommend this book.