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5.0 out of 5 stars Dhamons Despair
The story unfolds for Dhamon Grimwolf, which continue his story after being a former Knight of Neraka, his life rapidly deteriorates to a life of crime, teaming up with some unsavoury characters. This book has been written exellently and as soon as you pick the book up you will not want to put it down. I personnally am looking forward to the sequel.
Published on 6 Jun. 2001

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3.0 out of 5 stars A big disappointment
Being a huge Dragonlance fan, and one who had eagerly anticipated the follow up to Jean Rabe's excellent Dragons of a New Age trilogy, I was very disappointing with this book. There is no sense of the 'epic' that is felt by reading her previous trilogy. This is especially true when we consider that the follow up to the inaugral Dragonlance trilogy (Chronicles) - The...
Published on 5 April 2002


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5.0 out of 5 stars Dhamons Despair, 6 Jun. 2001
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This review is from: Downfall (Dhamon Saga) (Mass Market Paperback)
The story unfolds for Dhamon Grimwolf, which continue his story after being a former Knight of Neraka, his life rapidly deteriorates to a life of crime, teaming up with some unsavoury characters. This book has been written exellently and as soon as you pick the book up you will not want to put it down. I personnally am looking forward to the sequel.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A big disappointment, 5 April 2002
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This review is from: Downfall (Dragonlance) (Paperback)
Being a huge Dragonlance fan, and one who had eagerly anticipated the follow up to Jean Rabe's excellent Dragons of a New Age trilogy, I was very disappointing with this book. There is no sense of the 'epic' that is felt by reading her previous trilogy. This is especially true when we consider that the follow up to the inaugral Dragonlance trilogy (Chronicles) - The Twins Trilogy - was just as epic and gripping as the original.
Although Rabe paints a good picture of a bitter and disallusioned Dhamon Grimwulf she doesn't actually convince us about the reasons for his 'downfall'. Granting having a dragon scale attached to your leg, that causes immense pain, would be enough to annoy even the stoutest of hearts, the actual reasons for his portrayal seem to have been devised at the last minute and appear rather pathetic. The idea that he chickens out from attacking a green dragon, thus leading all his men to be routinely killed, realising the futility of this action, leaves the reader (or at least me) feeling completely unsympathetic, and a bit unbelieving that the stalwart hero of the previous books could have had a big yellow stripe painted down his back quite so readily.
Ultimately, this Dragonlance novel belongs more in the category belonging to such stories as The Tale of Uncle Trapspringer and other such simple plots following a direct route with very few surprises and intrigue. Hopefully the sequel 'Betrayal' will be far more gripping and that 'Downfall' can be cast into the box marked 'setting the scene'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not a single fault, 9 May 2001
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I really, really enjoyed this. Rabe handled Dhamon well, I was both disgusted by his complete lack of feeling to his past and present friends and sympathising with the man for his misfortune. Being a dragonlance novel we know there's a glimmer of redemption ahead but it could easily lie in Dhamon's death.
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