This chapter in the Dragonlance saga is about the kids of the companions. It is very interesting to see how they react with their parents and their surroundings. I found this to be a great addition to the rest of the stories.
Tim R. reviewed The Second Generation (Dragonlance) on
Such a sad state of affairs in Krynn. The original Dragonlance novels (Chronicles, Legends) were absolutely fantastic. Everything after that was just a sad money grab... lesser writers and lesser artists producing volume after volume to squeeze more money out of the series.
The Second Generation is by far the worst offender... especially the lame attempt to cover up the MAJOR plot flaw of Sturm and Kitiara having a child, which is not only ludicrous in theory, but which is directly contradicted by the Legends, where it is made quite clear that Kitiara didn't even know Sturm (and this after killing him).
If you read the first 6 books and loved them... do yourself a favor and stop there. Everything else is way downhill after that... it was written for gully dwarves.
many years ago, margaret weis and tracy hickman told the story of how the companions of the lance fought to save the world from sliding into darkness, fought to restore the fragile balance of good and evil.
the war was won. peace came to krynn. the companions of the lance became heroes. the river of time flowed on.
the heores dreamed of finding safe ahrbor on that swift-running river. but the balance of eternal power is ever shifting, ever changing. the queen of drakness was defeated, not destroyed. her powers are strong; people are weak. they forget the lessons of the past or close their eyes to them. the river's waters grow more turbulent, dangerous.
it is not, however, the heores of the lance who will be forced to plunge into the raging river of coming war. their time is past. their stories are told. it is for them now to hand the future tot hose younger, stronger.
it is time to pass the sword - or the staff - to those who will become the heoroes of the second generation. or to those who will bring about its doom.