Book Reviews of Dragons of Autumn Twilight (Dragonlance Chronicles, Bk 1)

Dragons of Autumn Twilight (Dragonlance Chronicles, Bk 1)
Dragons of Autumn Twilight - Dragonlance Chronicles, Bk 1
Author: Tracy Hickman, Margaret Weis
ISBN-13: 9780880381734
ISBN-10: 0880381736
Publication Date: 11/1/1984
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 144 ratings
Publisher: TSR
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Dragons of Autumn Twilight (Dragonlance Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This book was one of the best books i have ever read, it started me out on the Dragonlance series and this series is on the level of my other favorite series (Ravenloft (TSR) and The Eternal Champion Seires by Moorcock)
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Helpful Score: 3
Super book story is fast moving. A can't put it down novel.
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Helpful Score: 3
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Think of it as A New Hope for the world of Dragonlance: Sure, maybe it's a little rough around the edges, maybe it's got one cliché too many, but this baby is pure magic. The first volume in the Dragonlance Chronicles series, this classic from Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman started it all for Krynn, eventually spawning a bestselling 90-plus book series. (And, frankly, you'd do well to stick to the Weis-Hickman titles.) All the heroes that you've likely heard of already--the creepy, hourglass-eyed Raistlin, the noble half-elf Tanis, the comic relief Tasselhoff Burrfoot, the curmudgeonly dwarf Flint Fireforge--they're all here, starting the good fight against the Dark Queen Takhisis as the War of the Lance begins. Pick up Dragons of Winter Night when you're done. --Paul Hughes
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Helpful Score: 1
I don't like fantasy books as a general rule but I liked this one and the series as a whole.
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Helpful Score: 1
The first volume in the Dragonlance Chronicles series, this classic from Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman started it all for Krynn, eventually spawning a bestselling 90-plus book series. (And, frankly, you'd do well to stick to the Weis-Hickman titles.) All the heroes that you've likely heard of already--the creepy, hourglass-eyed Raistlin, the noble half-elf Tanis, the comic relief Tasselhoff Burrfoot, the curmudgeonly dwarf Flint Fireforge--they're all here, starting the good fight against the Dark Queen Takhisis as the War of the Lance begins.
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.
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Helpful Score: 1
Fantastic book!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book! It's one of my very favorites! I highly recommend this story to all fantasy lovers!
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Helpful Score: 1
The story starts with a fight, and the action continues in a story of friends supporting each other. The friends are different races, but they watch over each other through many battles and challenges.
I like this book the best of many heroic fiction I have read because it has a good mix of character conflict and support, and a continuous flow of challenges for the heroes.
Good story if you like heroic fiction.
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Helpful Score: 1
This series captivated me from start to finish. I originally started reading it on book 3 of the series just to waste time at a friend's house (it was on their desk) and I couldn't put it down, went out and bought books 1 and 2 the next day and read the whole series including book 3 again! FANTASTIC!
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I loved this book! Tanis, a half elf, half human, is the leader of a band of sometimes unlikely warriors. A drawf, a kender, 2 Barbarians, a knight, a sickly mage and his twin giant brother are among his traveling companions. The group battles the forces of the evil Dark Queen including draconians (reptilian humanoids), clerics and dragons. This book is non-stop action coupled with rich, vivid writing. I loved all of the characters especially the kender, Tas. He's a little dude with absolutely no fear. There is also a love story between the 2 Barbarians which is very inspiring. Can't wait to read the rest of the series. Fantastic reading!
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This is the books that got me stuck on the Dragonlance books, so far I've only read the ones by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman but they are amazing books so I recommend them to anyone who enjoys reading a good ol' fantasy book.
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There's been so much hoo-haw about Dragonlance recently, that I figured I'd finally grab a copy and see what the fuss is about.

Now, granted, the very first book written was probably not the *best* choice, seeing as the authors were just getting themselves wrapped around the novelization of a D&D adventure, but it was the start of the saga, so it did seem like the right place to begin.

But the book has trouble. It's got way too many characters in it to be anything more than a plot-driven story, and the themes of the characters in the story never get explored as fully as they ought. There are sections describing underground exploration where lots of words are wasted describing the length of corridors. It feels like it's struggling with the question of whether its audience is adult or not.

The end result is a book that probably really appealed to 13-year-olds back in the early 80s. Today? There are many many more well-written books for 13-year-olds, and it's not all that great a journey for adults in any era. I did want to see how the book ended, so it was better than something needing only to be tossed out, but its companions will suffer at the bottom of my book pile for quite a while, as I pursue other, better written books.
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This are great books. This is the first in the series and I had to read them all.
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Dragonlance Chronicles volume I.
Dragons have returned to Krynn. They are no longer tales for children--they are real! War and destruction surely follow, unless . . .
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The darkness of war and destruction threatens to engulf the land.
Then hope appears - a blue crystal staf in the hands of a beautiful barbarian woman. The promise of hope,as fleatingas smoke on the autumn wind, forces a group of long-time friende into the unlikely roles of heroes.
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The first novel in the fatasy trilogy - Dragons have returned to Krynn. The darkness of war and destruction treatens to engulf the land.
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Good fantasy
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the saga starts ,, the seeds of evil are planted and our heroes are starting to make choice that will cost them latter ... The incredible great beginning of this series ... enjoy all characters as they will not all last the series ... a must for any fantasy fan ....
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Really great book! Started really great. Ended with me wanting to read more. The character building is fantastic. The world building is not as good as the character building, but it is sufficient. Worth the read, and got the next one coming.
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Excellent Fantasy Book. This book is what got me hooked into the Dragonlance books.
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Dragons of Autumn Twilight is the first of the Dragonlance novels that was ever published. I picked it up having played Dungeons and Dragons a few times before, but having never read fantasy fiction before. Of course - because it's fantasy - there are a lot of things that happen, and the story, on a whole, is pretty interesting. With the exception of one character, I would say that none were very deep, which was surprising. Also, there were many points in the story where the action did not seem to move fast enough. In short, it felt like you were playing Dungeons and Dragons, which can be an extremely tedious process. In the end, however, Weis and Hickman show that they can craft an compelling story when viewed on a large-enough scale. You just have to be willing to sit through some of the slower parts.
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First fantasy I've read, and I was pleasantly surprised.
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Absolutely great book. Author does not lose track of the story and it flows very well. Each book gets better as the story progresses. Very much a must read if you ever thought you might possibly want to read fantasy but are not sure. It will defiantly open new doors for your reading pleasure i hope as it did me.
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The dragons have returned to Krynn, hope appears- a blue crystal staff.
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Life-long friends, they went their separate ways. Now they are together again, though each holds secrets from the others in his heart.
They speakof a world shadowed with rumors of war. They speak of tales of strange monsters, creatures of myth,and legend. They do not speak of their secrets. Not then.
Not until a chance encounter with a beautiful, sorrowful woman, who bears a magical crysatl 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 heros.
Least of all, themselves.
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Horribly written - after 200+ pages I finally quit - I could't read anymore.
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Book One in the series.
From Amazon.com
Think of it as A New Hope for the world of Dragonlance: Sure, maybe it's a little rough around the edges, maybe it's got one cliché too many, but this baby is pure magic. The first volume in the Dragonlance Chronicles series, this classic from Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman started it all for Krynn, eventually spawning a bestselling 90-plus book series. (And, frankly, you'd do well to stick to the Weis-Hickman titles.) All the heroes that you've likely heard of already--the creepy, hourglass-eyed Raistlin, the noble half-elf Tanis, the comic relief Tasselhoff Burrfoot, the curmudgeonly dwarf Flint Fireforge--they're all here, starting the good fight against the Dark Queen Takhisis as the War of the Lance begins. Pick up Dragons of Winter Night when you're done. --Paul Hughes

Book Description

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.
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Matt Stawicki cover art edition
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First in dragonlance series, suppose to be good...got them from a friend.