Dragonlance - Amber and Blood (Dark Disciple #3)

Dragonlance - Amber and Blood (Dark Disciple #3)

by Margaret Weis

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Overview

The Dark Disciple's story, now complete!

In this paperback edition of the concluding volume of the Dark Disciple trilogy, Mina learns the truth about herself and the terrible knowledge drives her insane. Rhys, the monk of Majere, accompanied by his dog Atta and the kender Nightshade, is given the dangerous assignment of guarding the crazed god, escorting her on a long, strange journey to the mysterious place known as Godshome, where Mina hopes to find the answer to the riddle of her existence. Their path is fraught with peril, for the undead Beloved want to make Mina their leader, even as the death knight Krell wants to seize her and Galdar tries to deliver Mina to her most hated enemy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786950669
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Publication date: 11/04/2008
Series: Dragonlance Dark Disciple Series , #3
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 199,953
Product dimensions: 6.96(w) x 4.08(h) x 0.95(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: Amber and Blood (Dark Disciple #3) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone else love nightshade
Guest More than 1 year ago
The whole trilogy has been a disappointment. I have read lots of Dragonlance books, mainly the ones written by Weis and Hickman. So I thought this trilogy would be worth it. I really liked Mina as a character and having a kender is always good. But the grammar and syntax mistakes are too much. I hope they fix this by the time the mass market comes out, but in all 3 books, there are several errors that make me wonder if the editor took a leave of absence. Although the characters are great, the story probably didn't need 3 volumes to be told. There was no real secret to the story or big revelation. Some scenes lacked detail, and at times for sake of speeding the action, the sequence of events doesn't quite add up. This volume in particular, even though way behind schedule, seems like it was done in a hurry. Maybe Weis didn't like the story after she started and just wanted to be done with it. I hope that the third volume of the lost chronicles is better than this.
tiamatq on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
So after the cliff-hanger ending of the last book, I was really looking forward to learning Mina's history and what would happen with the pantheon of gods in Krynn. I've read several reviews that were disappointed with how this book was handled. We don't spend time with the Mina we've seen in the rest of the series, or even the Mina of the War of Souls. Instead, she reverts to a child. And the gods who had been so active in the other books take a step back here and pledge to leave Mina to make her own decision without influence. Of course, if you've read any of the other DL books, you know that it's pretty much impossible for them NOT to meddle. But still, the majority of this book is Mina's time with the wandering monk of Majere, Rhys, his dog Atta, and the nightstalker kender, Nightshade.Yes, this book is a means to an end... it's the third book in a trilogy. I enjoyed reading it, but once I got to the end and thought back on what had happened, there wasn't a lot of action. The majority of it is travel from one city to the next, with Rhys and Nightshade trying to help Mina as she struggles with memories that she's blotted out. I would've liked to see more of Mina's different aspects as they tried to grapple with her past, but this book was about resolution, and that's what happens. I wasn't expecting the ending, but I found it all very fitting. Mina reminds me very much of Neil Gaiman's character Delirium... it's hard to not feel sad when you read about it, though I think that Mina exercises a greater sort of control over herself. I also liked learning more about Valthonis.In the War of Souls trilogy, and again in this series, I liked the interaction between mortals and immortals. The gods are not as all-knowing as they'd like their followers to think. They're petty and emotional and go beyond their stereotypes. I never thought I'd like Zeboim, but if this series did anything, it made me love her... she's such a bitch! I also enjoyed seeing Gerard and Galdar (*sigh*) again, particularly with their continued disdain for all things holy. It's an interesting time on Krynn, and I'm looking forward to more.Oh, my one gripe is the ridiculous amount of typos. It made me weep... there were spelling errors and missing words galore. To make matters worse, paragraphs were repeated, lines of action were missing (Valthonis goes from standing and staring at Mina to suddenly knocked unconcious without any mention of her hitting him?), and fights scenes with random weapon changes. I know it sounds nit-picky... but it's been a long time since I've read a book where the typos ruined the mood so much. Since this was coming from an author I enjoy and she's not new to writing/publishing, I was a bit surprised. Now here's hoping I don't have awful typos in my review. :)
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Great book
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FantasyLives More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book and trilogy. Familiar characters, comfortable settings, and exciting plot development. Just enough information as the story progresses to enable one to sleuth possible outcomes and then be surprised by the result.
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BuhdaDragon7873 More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was very interesting and enjoyable to read. There were many comical areas in it as well, which is kind a great new play in the series. I know there have been funny instances where Tasselhoff would say something funny but Nightshade is hilarious. I was disappointed with how the finalization of Mina turned out. She is a God but she does little to advenace the ways of her people. All of the other Gods have clerics and mystics that perform duties in their name but she has none and is tempermental about who she grants peace to or takes vengence upon. There were also a large number of typos and misplaced words throughout the book. Overall it was a great piece to read and a must have for any fantasy and Dragonlance reader. If you read this trilogy it may be confusng if he War of Souls trilogy is not read first.
PetorThird More than 1 year ago
As this is the final book on the Dragonlance series so to speak, I was reluctant to read it for that very reason. However, Margaret did well to lead up to the last book of the Dark Disciple trilogy to want you to know what happens to the key supporting characters, to Mina, to Krynn, to the gods. I found the ending predictable in some aspects but it did not do enough to dilute the enjoyment of the book. In the end, I actually felt more for Mina than in the previous two in the Dark Disciple series, which made the ending feel that much greater. If nothing else you feel a sense of accomplishment in reading this final book, but as an avid Dragonlance fan (who would be reading this book anyway), I'd wager you come away with more than that in the end.
Morgoth-JEV More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy the Dragonlance fantasy series and especially the writings og Margaret Weis. She has created a deep and rich world of characters,setting, and storyline. We now see how Mina fairs in her attempt to find her destiny.
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I have read all of the dragonlance books I can find. I have many series that are waiting for the next book or the final book, like this one. Anyone who loves fantasy, would love Dragonlance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the books in this volume are just amizing and wounderful to read i just cant get enough from dragonlance to read. its just that good. i for one will strongly recemend this book and many others to everyone i see.