I am so behind on getting some reviews out. There’s no real excuse for it. In general I’ve just been oddly stressed and life here in Washington state has just been very, very different than Phoenix. I’ve found myself either fixating on something or needing to push relentlessly to get something finished. But enough about me!
Title: The Second Generation
Series: Dragonlance Second Generation; Book 1
Author: Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
ROTS Setting: UU, Medieval, Higher Magic, Dragons
Synopsis: Years have passed since the end of the War of the Lance. The people of Ansalon have rebuilt their lives, their houses, their families. The Companions of the Lance, too, have returned to their homes, raising children and putting the days of their heroic deeds behind them. But peace on Krynn comes at a price. The forces of darkness are ever vigilant, searching for ways to erode the balance of power and take control. When subtle changes begin to permeate the fragile peace, new lives are drawn into the web of fate woven around all the races. The time has come to pass the sword — or the staff — to the children of the Lance. They are the Second Generation.
Recommendation: Adult, maybe late teens. Any admirer of high fantasy should be familiar with this series.
I really enjoyed this book. It’s basically a standalone intended to reestablish the world in preparation for a bunch of new books and awesome new stuff to happen. Also, it’s basically a collection of novelettes, a bit more than a short story but not meaty enough for them to stand on their own, which I really got into.
Best of all, it introduced new POV characters and the emphasis was mostly on these new characters…..the exception be Tanis, freaking, Half-Elven. I really do not like him and was grateful for every chapter he wasn’t there.
A great intro to the new battles to come and some of the major players, but also just digging into the lore a bit more. All around, an good read.
- Dragonlance on ROTS
- Margaret Weis Official Website
- Tracy Hickman’s Official Website
- Dragonlance Nexus – Unofficial Dragonlance Website
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