Top critical review
on 23 November 2015
For many people, myself included, the Dragon novels were a familiar part of childhood reading - our formative years taken up by reading tales of daring do against Dragons, hobgoblins and thieving Kenders!
What made the Dragonlance novels, especially the chronicles, was the great characterization - Tanis, Caramon, Flint, Sturm, Tika, Goldmoon, Riverwind, Tasselhoff, and of course Raistlin - the ambitious mage with dark ambitions, but a keen sense of right and wrong, a champion of the underdog.
They say you should never let nostalgia influence your buying decisions, and alas, they were proven right.
This is a debacle of a book, with all the air of having been phoned in by a disinterested author, who has demonstrated in the past the talent to write better.
I'm angry at myself for buying this, angry at the author for writing this, and angry that a great opportunity has been missed to flesh out the character of one of the best Dragonlance characters of the entire canon.