Dragonlance - The Second Generation

Dragonlance - The Second Generation

by Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman

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Overview

Years have passed since the end of the War of the Lance. The people of Ansalon have rebuilt their lives, their houses, their families. The Companions of the Lance, too, have returned to their homes, raising children and putting the days of their heroic deeds behind them.

But peace on Krynn comes at a price. The forces of darkness are ever vigilant, searching for ways to erode the balance of power and take control. When subtle changes begin to permeate the fragile peace, new lives are drawn into the web of fate woven around all the races. The time has come to pass the sword -- or the staff -- to the children of the Lance.

They are the Second Generation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786926947
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Publication date: 02/28/2002
Series: Dragonlance Series
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 198,497
Product dimensions: 6.94(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.19(d)

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: The Second Generation 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I originally started reading Dragonlance when I was a freshman in High School. I read many of the books back then and I was very much into the whole Dragonlance world. Since then, I've read nothing of Dragonlance since. I am now 27 and I just picked them up again. I read the Annonated Chronicles which was incredible. I then wanted to go right on to Summer Flame which I had read back in High School. But I had never read the Second Generation and I was told that it was essential for setting up the events and characters in Summer Flame. When I first sat down to read it, I was hoping to blow through the book so that I could get on to Summer Flame. I'm so glad I read this book! The book consists of I believe 5 short stories about some of the different characters that appear in Summer Flame. In the first story entitled, 'Kitiara's Son', we learn about Steel Brightblade, Kitiar's son. The other stories are entitled 'Wanna Bet?', 'Raistlin's Daughter', & 'The Legacy'. I might be forgetting one story but this is almost all of them. It is imperative to read these stories before moving on to Dragons of Summer Flame. They provide valuable background information that will make reading Summer Flame much more rewarding.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Second Generation is composed of several short story of the Heros of the Lance's children. If you just read this book and stop, you won't enjoy it. It's preview of the characters who are in Dragons of Summer Flame. It's to give you background infomation on those. So, if you read this great fiction, go direction to Dragons of Summer Flame.
Menzoberranzan More than 1 year ago
After reading the amazing Legends and Chronicles trilogies I couldn't help but feel majorly let down by Second Generation. It's a collection of short stories involving the children of the Heroes of the Lance. There is a serious lack of action for each story and I found myself struggling to get through it. Some of the stories were a utterly ridiculous, especially the one involving Caramon's three sons and the search for graygem. An interesting introduction to the characters in Dragons of Summer flame nothing more. Definetly not required dragonlance cannon.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have read other Dragonlance titles and think that it's absolutely great than here is some advice for you: Do not miss this epic adventure featuring the original cast from Chronicles and their children. Absolutly mind-blowing you cannot-whatever you do-put this down. When I read it I didn't even eat.I hope you love it as much as I do.
SonicQuack on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Second Generation serves the distinct purpose of setting the scene for the fourth Dragons book. It slots in neatly after the epic and highly accomplished War of the Lance series from Weis and Hickman. Each of the five stories is standalone and in each episode the sons and daughters of the original heroes are explored and given an opportunity to taste adventure. The stories don't capture the magic of the full books from Weis and Hickman, but hint at the flavour they contained. As such, Second Generation might be a disappointment to those expecting anything epic, since these tales are not designed to be so in any way. They serve as stepping stones which add some interesting back-story but little more. Definitely for fans, not a book to read otherwise.
samlives2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is made up of five separate stories instead of the classic epic spanning a trilogy. It's non-essential for someone simply looking to continue with the story, but it fills in the exceptionally large gap between Test of the Twins and Dragons of Summer Flame. Each story focuses on the children of the Heroes of the Lance. They serve as little introductions to the new characters who take over the spotlight from their parents in the following books and fill in some backstory which some might consider essential to the full effect of the rest of the series.I do have to say that at least one of these stories is misleading, because it's technically not true and you don't find that out until at least the next book or two. I only mention this because my boyfriend was reading it and was led astray by the story, so he decided to bother me with questions until he sorted it out.
DirtPriest on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is actually a collection of short stories about the children of some of the Heroes of the Lance stories noted earlier. There are two about Caramon's three sons, two warriors who join the Solamnic Knights and their youngest brother Palin, an apprentice White mage. There is another about the legend of Raistlin's Daughter and also one about Tanis' sickly boy when he grows up. Being 1/4 human and 3/4 elf must be awkward no matter what happens. I enjoyed these short stories, but to someone who hasn't read the stories of the parents, they might seem a bit shallow or at least the reader might miss some nuances of character.
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All in favor of voting Steel as number on baddass in the dragonlace series say I
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Must read
bubblegum More than 1 year ago
this should be on the Nook. That is all I have to say.
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