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on 17 May 2001
Who is the One God? Why are the Great Dragons so different from their brethren? Exactly what happened to the Tower of High Sorcery in Palanthas? The answers to these and other questions lie in Dragons of a Lost Star.
Like its predecessor, the book works through several intertwining threads: Palin's continued efforts to discover what part Tasslehoff plays in Krynn's fall from grace; Goldmoon's search for the source of the River of the Dead; Gilthas' and Laurana's defiance of Beryllinthranox; and, of course, Mina's continued spreading of the word of the One God. These threads remain almost completely distinct throughout, with only minor overlap. I'm assuming that Dragons of a Vanished Moon will pull them all together...
The characters in the novel, both old and new, are well detailed and convincing. The writing is clear and fluid, with the story delivering well timed punches throughout. Weis and Hickman attack the setting with courage and conviction, never shying away from sweeping changes with Krynn-shaking impact.