Dragonlance - Dragons of the Dwarven Depths (Lost Chronicles #1)

Dragonlance - Dragons of the Dwarven Depths (Lost Chronicles #1)

by Margaret Weis

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Tanis Half-Elven... Flint Fireforge... Tasslehoff Burfoot... the classic Dragonlance characters are back!

Picking up where the first book of the classic Dragonlance Chronicles left off, this tale follows the Companions of the Lance on their adventures following the rescue of the refugees of Pax Tharkas. Flint and Tanis Half-Elven travel to the dwarven kingdom of Thorbardin, while the rest of the Companions confront challenges of their own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786954445
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Publication date: 07/07/2009
Series: Dragonlance Lost Chronicles Series , #1
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 125,051
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

MARGARET WEIS and TRACY HICKMAN published their first novel in the Dragonlance Chronicles, Dragons of Autumn Twilight, in 1984. Over twenty years later they are going strong as partners -- over thirty novels as collaborators -- and alone or together with other co-authors have published over a hundred books, including novels, collections of short stories, role-playing games, and other game products. Hickman is also the inspiration for an upcoming "Tracy Hickman Presents" line of Dragonlance novels for Wizards of the Coast, while Weis is in the midst of her own Dark Disciple trilogy. Weis is also the President of Sovereign Press, which publishes Dragonlance game material as well as many other game products.

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Dragonlance: Dragons of the Dwarven Depths (Lost Chronicles #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 150 reviews.
Alison Stern More than 1 year ago
This book was great, filled with excitement at every turn. It is impossible to put it down. I was able to finish it in only one weekend. I suggest that if you have not read the original trilogy yet to do so first.
Guest More than 1 year ago
great story, i was happy to see the gap between the first two books coverd here if your wondering how the heros got the dwarven hammer after escaping the draconians then this book explains it! very well told!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very enjoyable book. The story was compelling!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another good read. A more detailed look into the companions role and artifacts of the war of the lance. The dwarves finally come and take their place back in the world of krynn.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic book that helps fill in the blanks of the DragonLance series. My only complaint regarding this book are the too regular typos I find due to a sub par editing job.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the absolute worst Dragonlance novel I have ever read (including those horrible Jean Rabe books that came out after Wizards of the Coast bought TSR and attempted to "reboot" the series) and I have been a Dragonlance fan since 1992 ... It isn't just the writing style or the story itself - both weak at best - that make this a terrible novel. From start to finish, there is a vague "wrongness" that pervades the novel, a sense that something is missing, that something just isn't right. That missing something is love. It is clear from the writing that Weis and Hickman are no longer "in love" so to speak with these characters. They have moved on. The love, the passion, that these two authors felt for their characters, that shot through the Chronicles and the Legends, is gone. The Lost Chronicles should have stayed lost.
Gregory Jones More than 1 year ago
A great book
Jarrod Eastlick More than 1 year ago
this book is a great read for people who have read the first trilogy if you are thinking of reading these and have not read the first please do that or you will not appriciate the small things these books show you they aelre a deeper look into the originals an exelent read
CMO703 More than 1 year ago
Worth it for classic Dragonlance fans.
Zeuxidamas More than 1 year ago
In a good way. The book was a good read overall; it was the first full book that I read on my nook, so I am trying to not allow that exciting experience to cloud my view of this book. In the end-chapters, I was at the point where I could not put the book down. I found the first 4/5ths or so of the book a decent red, but not something overly memorable. Hypocritically, I will say that I probably will remember these characters for quite some time; the band of heroes approach and the way Weis and Hickman paint the backstory like mythology, are a storyline that always leaves hooks for me that are not easily be dismissed. For any fan of pen and paper or mouse and keyboard dungeons and dragons games, this title will work. It does not seem as humorous as the friends of my youth seemed to indicate the Dragonlance series was when they were all reading them and I abstained. Seems like this storyline, meant to fill in gaps that were apparently left in the original Chronicles, is meant to be a more serious and sometimes sorrowful tale. In short, this is a great read for rainy days or book clubs, but not something I would gift with the intent of having the receiver have some life-entrenching reading experience. It is sort of like Hardy Boys books are for me and my nephews. A good read, and I will continue with the series (I am reading the second book now), but I am not so sure that I will come back to Dragonlance eagerly again once I am done with the Lost Chronicles. I might, but it just won't be something that I feel I have to do, unlike some of my other favorite series. - Vr/Zeux..>>
Guest More than 1 year ago
Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman are awesome fatasy writers. One of their greatest books is Dragons of Dwarven Depths because the book can hold a reader's attention from beginning to end. Through out the book, the humor the reader will experience will laugh from beginning to end. Dragons of Dwarven Depths is definitely five stars. Flint was an old dwarf who sets out with Tanis to search for Thorbardin. Tanis was a young half-elf who travels with Flint to search for Thorbardin. Arman was a young, strong , and courageous dwarf who was to search for the sacred hammer with Flint. Dray-yan was a strong and courageous draconian commander who had a plan to pretend that he was Vermainaard so that the refugees would fear him. Tanis and Flint Fireforge were sent on a journey to Thorbardin to search for a safe haven for all the refugees. The Court of Thanes sent Flint and Arman on a quest to find the sacred hammer. While the search for the hammer was taking place, Grag and Dray-yan, who were draconian commanders, were planning on having Dray-yan dress up as Dragon Highlord Vermainaard, who was killed. When the news of the search for the sacred hammer spread to Grag and Dray-yan, they decided to take the hammer from the two dwarves when they return to Thorbardin.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been reading the Dragonlance series since the 6th grade. Naturally everything starts with the Chronicles and you move through Twins, Legends, Elven Nations, etc., but this book forces you to stop and go back to the very beginning. Perhaps my impression would rate 5 stars had I not known about the control Fistandilus held over Raistlin, had I not anticipated the Hammer being found. Yet, the story has plenty of action, plenty of humor 'Sturm becoming a dead dwarven prince, and good heart. I can't rate the book as highly as the original Chronicles, but it is still worth a read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the dragonlance chronicles!!! There are precious few good books about dragons and this is one of them. The good dragons can be kinda lame sometimes, but the evil ones are so coooooool! I can't wait for Weis's and Hickman's next book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
if you read the chronicles trilogy you just have to read the war of souls trilogy...if you read the war of souls you have to read this one...it's mainly about Flint and you get some fun moments between the whole dragonlance crew...just like the title say the whole plot is dwarves and dragons... lets be straight...weis and hickman will never top chronicles but for a fan this book was fun to read...if yer just tarting off in the world of dragonlance...start with The Ledgend of Huma...then dragons of autum from the chronicles trilogy...
SonicQuack on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dwarven Depths is a standalone novel featuring the all-star Companions from the original Dragons sequence. The timeline is set between the first two books and features a quest for the mystical Hammer of Kharas and a trip to Thorbardin, the sealed home of the dwarves. The material is rather lighthearted, as is the tone, making this Dragons book easy on the tension and emotions, which are clear strengths of Weis & Hickman in their previous work. Dwarven Depths feels like a short story and although completists will lap it up, as a singular novel it doesn't represent the strength of their previous work.
garalgar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The good thing is that this book takes the reader back to the times when our old companions of the dragonlance saga run their adventures. The bad thing is that it has a remake flavour that lessens its authenticity. Bad literature, not much entertaining except for nostalgics as me (and the many who enjoyed the dragonlance saga).
Naznarreb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was truly a treat for me. I have always loved the "Classic" Dragonlnace books and to see a pair of my favorite authors return to what I think is their strongest work was loads of fun.The most fascinating aspect of this book is the way the authors bring these old characters to life in a new story. For those of you not in the know, this book takes place, (chronologically speaking) between books 1 and 2 of the original trilogy, which were written some 25 years ago. The orginal trilogy was Weis and Hickman's freshman effort as a writing duo, and it kind of shows in spots. Dragons of the Dwarven Depths has allowed them go back in time, in a way, and really have fun with the characters and setting, who have both been further developed by other writers over the course of 150+ Dragonlance novels. Weis and Hickman are obviously more comportable with all aspects of the book: their teamwork as writers, the setting and espicially the characters. As they present the companions with more depth and emotion, they seem much lees a stereotypical fantasy group (grumpy dwaven fighter, mysterious mage, conflicted and aloof elven archer, etc) and more like true, complex characters in their own right.All in all a terrific read for a Dragonlance fan. It fills in a lot missing stories from the original trilogy (namely the companions adventures in Thorbardin and the recovery of the Hammer of Kharas) and you get to know the main characters on a whole new level. If you're new to the series, you should probably start with Dragons of Autumn Twilight (book one from the original trilogy) and from there you can either read Dragons of the Dwarven Depths or Dragons of Winter Night.This book is especially awesome for me, because my buddy brought it back from GenCon 2k6 after getting Weis and Hickman to autograph it for me!I'm such a geek.
Karlstar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book goes back to the original Dragonlance trilogy, filling in skipped parts of the story. It was good to read about the original Heroes of the Lance again, and they actually are dealt with more in depth in this book. There is a passing acknowledgment of D&D 3rd edition, but otherwise this reads a lot like the original trilogy. Well worth reading for Dragonlance fans.
jessicawest on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book has been sitting on my to-be-read shelf for at least a year. I picked it up when I saw a signed copy at the book store, otherwise, I probably wouldn't have bothered.I enjoy the Dragonlance books, but I would not call myself a huge fan. This title is the first in a new series, the Lost Chronicles. The Lost Chronicles series documents some of the events that take place in between the original Chronicles series. This first book covers the events between the first and second books. I read those ages ago, so trying to remember it for this one was a little bit difficult.Dragons of the Dwarven Depths begins right where Dragons of Autumn Twilight leaves off. Lord Verminaard has just been killed, and the companions have helped his slaves escape. Now they are all trying to figure out what to do next. None of the various factions within this group of refugees can agree, causing problems for Tanis and his friends, who are just trying to help. They end up splitting up - Tanis and Flint head out to find the fabled dwarf kingdom of Thorbardin; Caramon, Raistlin, and Sturm (later followed by Tika and Tas) head to the haunted keep of Skullcap, where Raistlin is drawn by some strange power; and Riverwind, Goldmoon, Laurana, and Gilthanis stay to help the refugees. The story switches back and forth as it follows these various groups, bringing them all together again in Thorbardin.I did find this book an entertaining read, but I can't say whether or not I'll bother picking up the other two books in the Lost Chronicles series. I am sure that for diehard fans of the Dragonlance books, getting to read more stories by the original authors is a treat. But to me, the whole book felt like an inside joke - it really should only be read by people who have read the other books, as so much of your understanding of the strange things that happen relies on that. And it is simply not as well written as many of this team's other books. The editing is terrible, which is always frustrating, and in parts it really felt like they phoned it in. All-in-all, this is one edition to the Dragonlance series that is fun to read, especially for big fans, but otherwise should not be bothered with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book. It kept my attention to the last page!
PHDietrich More than 1 year ago
The story, as with previous Dragonlance stories written by Weis and Hickman, is decent, albeit not anywhere near as good as their earlier work in the original Chronicles and Legends' series, both of which were fantastic and are highly recommended to readers of any age. As an older reader, however, I found their writing - though fairly simplistic, easy to read, and catering to a younger audience - strewn with typos and, astonishingly, grammatical errors - far too many than should be found in any edited, published work. Comparatively, at the same time, I was reading the first book in R.A. Salvatore's Neverwinter series, and his writing displays far more sophistication, style, and polish than anything found here. I'm now reading the second book in that series and, alas and unfortunately, have no interest in buying, let alone reading, Weis and Hickman's second book (Dragon of the Highlord Skies) in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*looks at you awkwardly*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*silently walks*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The heroes of the lance are back! The second trilogy during the war of the lance with the first generation of hero's of the lance. The events in the book take place entirely between the events of Dragons of Autumn Twilight and Dragons of Winter Night.
Loki_Tarrelle More than 1 year ago
I love the Lost Chronicles series, as it gives insight as to what happens between the novels of the Chronicles series. WELL done, very well done indeed Margaret Weis, and Tracy Hickman