Dragonlance - Dragons of the Hourglass Mage (Lost Chronicles #3)

Dragonlance - Dragons of the Hourglass Mage (Lost Chronicles #3)

by Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman

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Overview

Between Chronicles and Legends, what made Raistlin aspire to godhood?

Raistlin Majere has become a Black Robe wizard and travels to Neraka, the lord city of the Dark Queen, ostensibly to work for her, though in reality he means to further his own quest for power. But Takhisis finds out that the dragon orb has entered her city and sends her draconians to find and destroy the wizard who has it in his possession. Before her agents can strike, though, Raistlin finds out that Takhisis means to take control of all wizardly magic. She has ordered Kitiara to set a trap for the Gods of Magic on the Night of the Eye, when all the high-ranking wizards will be in Neraka to celebrate.

As the forces of light, with help from the good dragons, are turning the tide of battle, Raistlin is forced to flee, for his foes are closing in on him. As the Dragon Highlords vie for the Crown of Power in the Temple of the Dark Queen, Raistlin Majere wages his own desperate battle against Takhisis in the dungeons below and meets again the brother he betrayed. The fate of the world hangs in the balance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786954469
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Publication date: 08/04/2009
Series: Dragonlance Lost Chronicles Series , #3
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 110,443
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman published their first novel in the "Chronicles" series of Dragonlance, 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 partners, over one hundred books, including novels, collections of short stories, role playing games, and other game products. Hickman is also the editor of a new Tracy Hickman Presents line of Dragonlance novels for Wizards of the Coast, while Weis is in the midst of her own, popular, solo Dark Disciple series for Wizards. Weis is also the President of Margaret Weis Productions, which publishes Dragonlance game material as well as many other game products.

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Dragonlance: Dragons of the Hourglass Mage (Lost Chronicles #3) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 138 reviews.
Incendiario More than 1 year ago
This book settles the questions about the life of Raistlin Majere. It is the best book by Weis and Hickman to date!
PetorThird More than 1 year ago
Reading this book was bittersweet for me. On the one hand, I wanted to read it every evening, while at the same time was dreading approaching the end after turning each page. Weis & Hickman do not disappoint in telling what happened to Raistlin after escaping what was thought as certain death on the ship, the Perechon, caught in the Maelstrom. Raistlin's travels were worthwhile to follow and didn't have trouble keeping up. If anything, it makes you want to go back and reread Dragons of Spring Dawning to see if everything is "woven" together as good as how Weis and Hickman compose in Hourglass Mage. Whether that was the intent or not, it makes you wanting more....somehow.
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harpua on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
So what can I really say about this book. This is not great literature, but I don't expect that from the Dragonlance books. I do expect a fun read and I sort of got that with this book. These Lost Chronicles novels take us to places and events that were glossed over in the main Chronicles series so we get to see some of favorite characters from the past. This novel focuses on one of my favorites in Raistlin. However, I'm not sure this really worked. I knew how it all worked out in the end being familiar with the main story line and I have to admit, the path to get from beginning to that ending just wasn't all that intriguing and I probably could have lived my life happy having never read it. But, with that in mind, I read this novel and it was an easy quick read that doesn't take much effort, so if you enjoy the Dragonlance world, then I'm sure you'll enjoy this.
SonicQuack on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Chronicles stories are cleverly woven between existing tales to present further adventures for a few of fantasy fiction's best loved characters. Raistlin Majere, a fan favourite, gets another shot, having already had a trilogy documenting his history. This time it's straight in to the action as Raistlin attempts to create his own path of mastery against a tapestry of betrayal and revenge. Set amidst a gallery of rogues and evil-worshippers there is little opportunity for the authors to offer balance with the story and although there are factions vying for power, the novel is shrouded in dark intentions. Subsequently the pace never really escalates to the previous heights since there is little emotional engagement, remaining flat and at times the godly intervention seems rather cumbersome. Fans will lap it up since Raistlin has all the limelight and there is some impressive writing at the end to ensure the continuity with previous novels remains intact.
meersan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Raistlin returns in volume 3 of the latest Chronicles trilogy from Dragonlance stalwarts Weis & Hickman. Long-time readers may skim past familiar passages of world backstory (yet another, somewhat perfunctory, recounting of Lord Soth's biography?) while new readers may be a bit lost. Yet the plot of this book is twisty as the soul of its protagonist, and it offers a compelling portrayal of one of the series' most intriguing characters during one of the most mysterious periods in his life.Perhaps a bit more introspection would have served to get further into Raistlin's "head" -- his trademark sarcasm seems entirely limited to his dialogue -- and some scenes feel a bit rushed. The dramatic first encounter between Raistlin and the commander of the Dragonarmies, Ariakas, is given a rather cursory summary (what a wasted opportunity!). The writing tightens in the last third of the book, when the plot begins to come together and we get to see Raistlin doing what he does best -- scheming against the gods in the service of his magic.Three stars for a compelling, twisty plot and interesting magic, plus half a star granted out of fondness for the protagonist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it because it was about Raistlin; becoming the master of the past and present. The mysterious and beautiful Iolanthe has a  spoiling secret.
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johninCO More than 1 year ago
I didn't really care for this whole series of books. I feel like Weis and Hickman lost their edge that made other Dragonlance books MUCH better. I feel like the Dark edges of the characters were watered down
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I just finished reading and im sad to say that I'm done with this trilogy. I love these novels and wish they could go on forever! Im only slightly disappointed that the last few chapterd weren't fleshed out a bit more, but it's only a minor complaint! Thank you Margaret and Tracy for years of entertainment!!
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Great like most of the Dragonlance books.
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Kelseym4599 More than 1 year ago
Im so excited for this book!
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