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. Amazing.
Lost Star, the second in the War of the Souls trilogy entertains from start to end. There's plenty of suspense, a little intrigue and a killer finale, something that usually lacks in the middle part of trilogies. The characters, already well established from the first entry continue to fight for survival, Weis & Hickman show no fear in making the lives of our heroes uncomfortable and miserable. The tone of Lost Star is dark, making for a great third book in which the good fight must come to an end. Lots of small encounters keep up the pace although there is a fair amount of padding at times. Definitely worth reading, thankfully the authors have offered more than just as a tease to the final book.
The cliff hanger of the last book is nothing compared to this one! Part one is like a starter meal with this being the feast before the glorious desert! I shall not spoil the book for you, but i must say that if you have any speculations about this book, you might be vilafied with you guesses as to the identity of the one god! see old faces return with new ones, as well as departures and shocks that will keep you reading nonstop! i bought this book and had to finish it with in the week! The next chapter isnt out for another year, but this is building up to be the best chapter of krynns history yet! weis and hickmans story telling is spot on, as fresh as ever with turns and spills that will have to hoocked and oocasioanlly reaching for a kleenex! read and enjoy!