I am a Raistlin fan, so I have yet to meet a book about Raistlin I did not like. A dark, sadistic mage seeking to be come the greatest wizard the world has ever known. Charming caring reluctant warrior along for the ride. One needing the other more then he will admit.
A Good beginning to a Great Series, October 11, 2002
Reviewer: Nimrod (Israel)
It's a good book, even a very good book. How can it be bad though? We have met, again, our old friends Tas, Caramon and Raistlin, and even Tanis is giving a guest appearance. We learn more about the complicated relationship between the twins, that now grow into a thrilling and dark mixture of love and hate, light and darkness. We learn, or we think we learn, more about the depths of Raistlin's soul, the most complicated character in the 'Dragonlance' Saga.
Yet, it is only a good start, it's getting better all the time, until the great "Test of the twins". If you've read the Chronicles, you owe this book, and the rest of the series, to yourself.
From the back: the War of the Lance had sended. The darkness had passed. Or has it? One man, the powerful archmage, Raistlin, intends that the darkness return. . . In the doomed city of Istar, poised on the brink of disaster, dark magic and darker ambition battle love and self-sacrifice in a quest to save not only the world but more importantly-- a soul!
These books are beautifully written, impossible to put down, and all together captivating. Years after reading about them I can still picture the characters in my mind as I type this review.