[ Free Textbooks ] Dragons of Spring DawningAuthor Margaret Weis – Albawater.co

Finally armed with dragonlances, a group of heroes, composed of a knight, barbarian, dwarf, and half elf, faces a deadly showdown with the evil dragons and Takhisis, the Queen of Darkness


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  1. Mayim de Vries Mayim de Vries says:

    They don t want to hear about darkness and death They want children s tales about love and rebirth and silver dragons.Don t we all If what you are after is an uplifting children s tale about love and rebirth and dragons of many colours then you have come to the right place Dragons of Spring Dawning concludes the Dragonlance Chronicles in a classic confrontation of good and evil, bravery and selfless sacrifice, and, naturally, love Oh, and dragons, a minor detail that.I will admit my memo They don t want to hear about darkness and death They want children s tales about love and rebirth and silver dragons.Don t we all If what you are after is an uplifting children s tale about love and rebirth and dragons of many colours then you have come to the right place Dragons of Spring Dawning concludes the Dragonlance Chronicles in a classic confrontation of good and evil, bravery and selfless sacrifice, and, naturally, love Oh, and dragons, a minor detail that.I will admit my memories of this book are better than the book itself It is in some places rushed, in others underdeveloped The composition suffers as the authors experiment with different narration techniques and so inserted into the chapters you ll find songs, poems, excerpts from chronicles or retellings but instead of being invigorating, it befuddles It feels like suddenly in class Z family movie everybody started speaking pure Shakespearean to add some gravitas to the whole thing, which, you ll agree, is quite silly The plot moves from cheesy to staged to improbable But still, darn it, a good fun Whereas all the companions are accounted for in their neat arcs, Berem the Everyman finally takes the stage and proves to be the central puzzle piece There are some aha moments when things fall into place, interspersed with oh, well and oh, no exclamations, but I will brave a bet that irrespective of your sympathies and regardless which character was your favourite, you should be satisfied with the ending.I was, though each time my primary loyalty switched from protagonist to protagonist from Tanis and Laurana when I was reading the Chronicles for the first time, to Kender to Raistlin quite surprisingly, I have to say, but mayhaps I was over sugared and needed something else At the same time, in spite of my initial awe, Dragonlance Chronicles never prompted me to readof the Dragonlance world It was a superb gateway for the inexperienced fantasy reader that I was, but for me even then it lacked the depth that would keep me ensnared for longer I moved on quickly and looking back from today s perspective of a jaded fantasy pro, I am not surprised I retain my fondness though And I d encourage you to give the Drangonlance Chronicles a try Disclaimer My rating is purely sentimental Dragons of Spring Dawning is a read down the memory lane If I were to rate it on the basis of my current standards and preferences, it would score 3 stars the most.Also in the series 1 Dragons of Autumn Twilight 2 Dragons of Winter Night


  2. Markus Markus says:

    Dragonqueen she was called in elven Nilat the Corrupter, to the barbarians of the Plains Tamex, the False Metal, so she was known in Thorbardin among the dwarves Mai tat, She of Many Faces was how they told of her in legends among the sea faring people of Ergoth Queen of Many Colors and of None, the Knights of Solamnia called her defeated by Huma, banished from the land, long ago.Takhisis, Queen of Darkness, had returned.A disastrous defeat has all but destroyed the free nations of Krynn, a Dragonqueen she was called in elven Nilat the Corrupter, to the barbarians of the Plains Tamex, the False Metal, so she was known in Thorbardin among the dwarves Mai tat, She of Many Faces was how they told of her in legends among the sea faring people of Ergoth Queen of Many Colors and of None, the Knights of Solamnia called her defeated by Huma, banished from the land, long ago.Takhisis, Queen of Darkness, had returned.A disastrous defeat has all but destroyed the free nations of Krynn, and all hope appears to be lost And now the dragonarmies are amassing at the ghastly Temple of Neraka, preparing to subjugate the whole world to the domination of the Dark Queen But in a final act of defiance, a small band of heroes travel in secret to this stronghold of evil to rescue a lost friend, and to strike back one last time Dragons of Spring Dawning saved the series The second book and honestly, much of this one proved to be a huge disappointment, but in the end it deserves most of the love it gets As usual, quality is low, entertainment value is high The characters are shallow, the setting is amazing And unlike the one in Winter Night, the storyline here really picks up again, almost going back to the level of Autumn Twilight.One group of characters that were particularly good in this final book were the villains The villains in the first two books were perhaps evenone dimensional than the protagonists, but that appears to have changed here The only villain getting a considerable amount of spotlight is the Dragon Highlord known as the Dark Lady who has become one of my favourite characters in this series , but the others are probably even better Ariakas, the self proclaimed Emperor of Ansalon, the death knight Lord Soth, and Takhisis herself are all memorable.In the end, I am glad I chose to give this series a try after nearly putting it aside because of all the negative reviews It has tons of flaws, but there is a reason why it s one of the most popular and influential fantasy series ever written


  3. Kaora Kaora says:

    The last two were okay The writing in this series isn t amazing It is repetitive and the characters are rather flat The reluctant leader, the dark magic user, the strong yet beautiful female lead, the fiesty barmaid and her brooding warrior are all rather clique.The redeeming factor in the last two books were the story lines and the bits of humor thrown in.However, I felt like this one was missing some of the humor, and I quickly got over view spoiler how the females all are content to wait The last two were okay The writing in this series isn t amazing It is repetitive and the characters are rather flat The reluctant leader, the dark magic user, the strong yet beautiful female lead, the fiesty barmaid and her brooding warrior are all rather clique.The redeeming factor in the last two books were the story lines and the bits of humor thrown in.However, I felt like this one was missing some of the humor, and I quickly got over view spoiler how the females all are content to wait in the shadows until their loved ones get over the other lover brother that they are fixated on and are forced to notice them hide spoiler I mean I can tolerate a little bit of silliness but this went beyond that


  4. MissBecka MissBecka says:

    This book makes me cry.Every Single Time.


  5. Brad Brad says:

    I ve read this so many times now, but my youngest is eight and I wanted to read it to her, and her thirteen year old siblings were down for listening to the series again, so I thrilled in the chance to read it all aloud once again It took a while to finish the Chronicles this time, but we got there right at the death of 2017 I am so glad we did Spring Dawning is nowhere near the best of the series and I include the Chronicles in that assessment , but it does have have three things going for I ve read this so many times now, but my youngest is eight and I wanted to read it to her, and her thirteen year old siblings were down for listening to the series again, so I thrilled in the chance to read it all aloud once again It took a while to finish the Chronicles this time, but we got there right at the death of 2017 I am so glad we did Spring Dawning is nowhere near the best of the series and I include the Chronicles in that assessment , but it does have have three things going for it plenty of Fizban, definitive Raistlin, and all the evidence we ll ever need to prove Tanis is a massive dickhead.I ve gone into details on these things elsewhere, but it is worth pointing out again that Tanis is one of the most despicable protagonists ever to be loved by folks in any IP with any modicum of success He is filth He is petty, whiny, murderous, indefensible, childish, and utterly painful Of all the companions, he is the one Raistlin should have officially betrayed Settling debts is wonderfully honourable especially when you are the supposed embodiment of evil but there are some debts that would be better left unpaid Raistlin s to Tanis is one of those.Perhaps you are angry at me for badmouthing Tanis Fair enough But I chose everyone over him every time I read this story including Toede Boo, Tanis Just boo


  6. Stephen Stephen says:

    4.0 to 4.5 stars Great end to the first Dragonlance trilogy These books are fast paced, epic stories peopled with tons of great fantasy characters elves, dwarves, knights, gnomes, dragons, magicians and sorcerers and even a minotaur sailor Plus the anti hero Raistlin is exceptionally well done These books give you exactly what you are looking for when you pick them up and are the fantasy equivalent of summer blockbuster movies They are a ton of fun and will keep reading them as a fun ch 4.0 to 4.5 stars Great end to the first Dragonlance trilogy These books are fast paced, epic stories peopled with tons of great fantasy characters elves, dwarves, knights, gnomes, dragons, magicians and sorcerers and even a minotaur sailor Plus the anti hero Raistlin is exceptionally well done These books give you exactly what you are looking for when you pick them up and are the fantasy equivalent of summer blockbuster movies They are a ton of fun and will keep reading them as a fun change of pace from some of theintellectual fantasy epics that I really like Highly Recommended


  7. Tokio Myers Tokio Myers says:

    The darkness might conquer, but it could never extinguish hope And though one candle, or many, might flicker and die, new candles would be lit from the old Thus hope s flame always burns, lighting the darkness until the coming of day The Dragonlance Chronicles comes to an end and man was it an adventure Dragonlance isn t the best written or unique series out there in the vast ocean of fantasy, but it s one that makes you smile with predictable story lines and tropes that sometimes make yourThe darkness might conquer, but it could never extinguish hope And though one candle, or many, might flicker and die, new candles would be lit from the old Thus hope s flame always burns, lighting the darkness until the coming of day The Dragonlance Chronicles comes to an end and man was it an adventure Dragonlance isn t the best written or unique series out there in the vast ocean of fantasy, but it s one that makes you smile with predictable story lines and tropes that sometimes make your eyes role That s what I like about this series, it pushes you into a world you know with characters you can t help but love except for Laurana and Tika It brings you to a world of dragons that are gods totally badass and evil mages It has strong characters, weak ones, the ones that you should fear, and the tricksters I feel like am a kid again chasing dragons and saving the princess well prince for meThe ones we love most are those we trust least Even though this isn t the end of the adventuring group, it s a satisfying end with some hope for the future and an soft sort of ending that leaves the story open but you re not that salivating for the next book The writing was young adult if anything and expect the expected but I would HIGHLY recommend this series to children, young adult, new adults whatever that is , the old, and the young at heart


  8. Jim C Jim C says:

    This is the third book of a trilogy and this series must be read in order This one picks up right where we left off in the second book In this one, our group of companions are mourning their loss of one of their friends and things are rough Tanis has been gone for several days while the rest of the group are hiding out as they are on the run.I have read this trilogy several times and my rating here is basically based on the nostalgia factor This was my introduction into the fantasy genre and This is the third book of a trilogy and this series must be read in order This one picks up right where we left off in the second book In this one, our group of companions are mourning their loss of one of their friends and things are rough Tanis has been gone for several days while the rest of the group are hiding out as they are on the run.I have read this trilogy several times and my rating here is basically based on the nostalgia factor This was my introduction into the fantasy genre and this trilogy led me to many worlds I will admit that I do believe this isn t the best written fantasy book In fact, this one might be the weakest of the trilogy as there are several plot holes I know a common complaint of these books is that they feel like a role playing adventure and this one is the one that I feel that the most With all that being said I don t care as I still consider this a tremendous read I love the new places that we discover on the adventure I still love the characters and I feel for them as they sufferloss and their situation seems to worsen each day To me, the highlight of this book is the theme of love Whether it is familial love, romantic love, or love of people that become your adopted family This theme resonates throughout the book.One question to ask oneself when rating a book is which factorsIs it the quality or how it makes you feel Yes the quality isn t the best in this book but this book gives all kinds of feels Several times I could feel my eyes get misty Compound that with the nostalgia factor and this book easily is a five star rating for me and I know that I will be rereading it once again in the near future


  9. Brad Brad says:

    Of the original Dragonlance trilogy, Dragons of Spring Dawning is not my favourite Even so, it contains some excellent moments while serving as both a pseudo ending to the War of the Lance and a fine introduction to the Legends series.Perhaps it is Dragons of Spring Dawning s transitional position that makes it impossible for it to be the best of the three There is a real sense in Dragons of Spring Dawning that we are not speeding towards a resolution of the War but a shift in hostilities from Of the original Dragonlance trilogy, Dragons of Spring Dawning is not my favourite Even so, it contains some excellent moments while serving as both a pseudo ending to the War of the Lance and a fine introduction to the Legends series.Perhaps it is Dragons of Spring Dawning s transitional position that makes it impossible for it to be the best of the three There is a real sense in Dragons of Spring Dawning that we are not speeding towards a resolution of the War but a shift in hostilities from the vast and impersonal to the internal and personal Which means that while the book is necessary in the greater arc of the series, it must fail to live up to the promise of its predecessors because it cannot, by its very nature, deliver a fitting end to all the threads of the story Dragons of Spring Dawning generates a feeling that Weis and Hickman reached a point where their huge cast of characters was too much to handle Gilthanas and Silvara, Goldmoon and Riverwind, Alhana Starbreeze, Lord Ariakas, Astinus, Raistlin although that is rectified by the Legend series , and even Fewmaster Toade get short shrift Their stories could have been the basis for at least twobooks in the series proper, which also would have allowed for a stronger telling of the stories that it does manage to tell.Of course, many of these missing stories have been told by others in future installments of the Dragonlance universe, but one can t help wondering how much better these stories would have been if they d been contextualized within the War itself and told by the originators of the series.Regardless, the stories that Weis and Hickman do manage to tell in Dragons of Spring Dawning are well told.It was particularly nice to see Tanis Half Elven through the eyes of my four year olds, whom I read the book to I always hated Tanis I found his whining insufferable I always felt the supposed darkness of his soul was a bit of a joke I thought his attack on Berem was too easily forgiven by his friends, and nothing in my latest oral reading of the book changed my mind on any of these points But something did change for me, and I was finally able to see how Tanis role as leader can gloss over his faults for an audience as easily as it seems to for his friends in the book Tanis seems to have a genuine charisma I don t get it personally, but now at least I recognize how it works.The entire series is worth reading multiple times, and this is an important step along the way, but if you re anything like me don t expect to love this episode in the Dragonlance story It is far from the best


  10. Frank Frank says:

    No spoilers.This dark third entry and conclusion of the Dragonlance Chronicles is very character driven, with no real major battles of the armies or dragons from the previous entry Here there is much betrayal, treacherous doings we see weakness and frailty in our characters, amd some new ones along the way Really enjoyed Fizban Each Raistlin, Tasselehoff, Tanis, Laurana of them grow into different people by the end of the book, realizing and asserting their true identities.Of course there No spoilers.This dark third entry and conclusion of the Dragonlance Chronicles is very character driven, with no real major battles of the armies or dragons from the previous entry Here there is much betrayal, treacherous doings we see weakness and frailty in our characters, amd some new ones along the way Really enjoyed Fizban Each Raistlin, Tasselehoff, Tanis, Laurana of them grow into different people by the end of the book, realizing and asserting their true identities.Of course there is a sequel trilogy, Dragonlance Legends, which brings back some of these characters