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on 17 November 2015
Overall a good story. I enjoyed it
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on 3 June 1999
... and this one is no exception. The Legends trilogy is a great read for players, DMs, and those new to Ansalon, or to AD&D. This is the book series that got me started in D&D.
"may you find many useful things, and see interesting sights" -kender proverb, paraphrased.
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on 24 November 1998
Despite what some people think about this book, I think this was a great novel. Sure, it lacked excitement in some places, I will agree with that. The plot is a bit sluggish at times, and the book is better if you have time on your hands because once you start, I guarantee you'll not stop reading until the end. There are some wonderfully written parts in this book. For example, the scene with Caramon and the rabbit proves that, despite what most people think, Raistlin is only human after all. Come to think of it, that is one of the best parts in the book, IMO. This is a must have for any fan of the Dragonlance Saga.
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on 25 October 1998
This is a most excellent book as most of the Dragonlance saga. What this book relies upon is not as much as swords and spells.. rather it dwells in more emotion and honour. The parts where Caramon and Raistlin remembers their old days just adds to the sympathy you have for Raistlin. I bet Raistlin if given the choice would have given up everything he has to go back to the times before the Chronicles. The tie in on how the history is repeated with Rasitlin as Fisdantilus and Crysania with Caramon as their counterparts in the history makes is greatly planned and written. NICE JOB :)
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on 16 January 2012
war of the twins has manifested the eternal struggle between darkness and lightness although interwined within a time span between past and present but somehow it captures the imagination. here the saga ( although i prefer to use the term saga only for viking stories)continues as Raistlin has used the magical time device to go back in time espacially to the dwarfgate wars where he must enter the portal and fight the queen of darkness and of course we get a fair glimplse of the dwarfgate wars episode which has been partially chronocled later on in other dragonlance sagas . In between , the the main supporting charatcter which in my point of view has the upper hand to set up the way for raistlin to conduct his shemes is his twin brother Camaron and of course the authors did not forget to give raislin a cunning charachter as he used his brother for his own interest or shall we say he used his twists and turns dubiously.
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VINE VOICEon 30 October 2005
Both my son and myself love the Dragonlance books. The danger of the same authors continuing a story-line can be that all that happens is that minor changes are made to the plot but that they basically stay the same - like Eddings' Belgariad and Tamuli series. Weis and Hickman do not fall into this trap.
In book two Krynn is destroyed. In their wrath the gods crushed Istars temple. Ansalon is a desolate place 100 years later and the inhabitants struggle to survive in a world plagued by war, hunger and pestilence.
Raistlin survived the catastrophe and is stronger than ever. He uses these amazing powers to bring his brother and Crysania forward in time - to his time. Here, in the High Priest's tower Raistlin will pass through the portal into the Dark Queen's domain. But Rastlin's luck seems to have run out. He becomes caught in a time spiral and is slowly but surely brought towards his own destruction.
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on 26 November 1998
Raistlin's plans are starting to unravel. Is he able to kick the Dark Queen ? You bet !!!! Wonderful book, full of surprises it's a must have for all DL fans. When I tought that things couldn't be better, Margaret Weis does it.
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on 3 June 2011
As always I'm very happy with my order, the cost, time, and book itself were all very good. Slight negative that the book wasn't of the same edition as the others but perfectly happy anyway.
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on 1 March 2007
This is the second book in the Dragonlance Legends trilogy. While it's an improvement on the first novel, Time of the Twins, it's still a poor book.

Although more focused on the plot than in the previous book, Weis and Hickman's writing has not improved and the book is much longer than necessary. It's overwritten, wasting paragraphs on (often repeated) descriptions where a sentence would suffice, and overloaded with pointless adjectives and awkward adverbs.

Apart from the prose, the worst aspect of the novel is its treatment of its characters. The authors' attempts to portray the characters as motivated by deep-rooted and misguided emotions that override their better judgement fails miserably. The only explanation the reader can reach for the characters' apparently idiotic actions is that the characters are indeed idiots. As the characters' actions, particularly in the latter half of the book, are central to the overall story, this undermines the premise of the whole trilogy.

The setting and the story are fine, but this novel would have been better if somebody else had written it.
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on 2 August 2013
really good to be back in the land of Krynn and with all the great characters I remember from before
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