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Disappointment... BIG TIME
on 11 July 2006
This is the second instalment of the 'Disciple' trilogy, the first one being `Amber and Ashes'. I was looking forward to this book because I enjoyed `Amber and Ashes' and thus was curious to find out what happened to the main characters next. For my surprise I was bitterly disappointed.
Once again the world of Dragonlance is being changed and quite frankly I am getting tired of it happening. From what the author gives away, we can assume that there is going to be another change in the number of Gods on Krynn but I will not say anything more on this for those who will be reading the book.
Let us recapitulate on the history of Krynn's Gods. The Gods "leave" after the folly of the Kingpriest of Istar and the Cataclysm. The Gods "return" just to "leave" once more following the Chaos Wars and once we find out what has happened (in the War of souls trilogy), AGAIN something is about to happen in the `Disciple' trilogy. For once just let the Gods alone and concentrate on something else.
I find the plot of low expectations and the twist which the author is planning to reveal on the third book totally predictable. When reading this book, think of Paladine.
If you have not read the first book on the `Disciple' trilogy I suggest you do not and just in case you have I would think twice on wasting money on the second one.
I hope Weis is reading the reviews because I used to consider the author a milestone on Dragonlance after the `Chronicles' trilogy but now my trust has been shaken.