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This book is entertaining. The stories are okay, but they move quickly, and they fit well into the Dragonlance world. I reread "The Legacy" to refresh my memory in preparation for Dragons of Summer Flame, and I really enjoyed it. I'm glad TSR republished it in The Second Generation because it's a better story than this collection accounts for. I'm surprised it was published in this book first, but it's definitely the best and certainly the best representation of Krynnian Magic (if I may invent t...
The stories range from common adventures to really excellent storytelling. It's always a treat to go back to Krynn.
It’s hard to know if the Dragonlance Tales books are the beginning of the end, or the beginning of .. the beginning. Fandom certainly clings to the Chronicles and Legends trilogy alone as marks of fantasy greatness and only the Dragonlance diehards have time for anything else published under the banner, and yet the legacy is over 100 books that continued to sell for 20 years until the line was finally folded by Wizards of the Coast who have abandoned the once popular property, presumably after t...
Like all anthologies, I liked some and disliked others. I really liked Finding the Faith and Harvests, as well as A Stones Throw Away. If you love Dragonlance, you'll probably like them overall.
"Is Rasitlin truly dead?"If you have to ask, probably not...I gotta' say, it has been a looooooooong time since I read me some Dragonlance. I loved the original trilogy as a kid because I was a full on, geeked out, D&D playin' lunatic! Then I discovered girls. And rock 'n' roll. Actually, there were several years of overlap. Thus my love for heavy metal. And swords. So it goes.It was fun going back to Krynn and riding along with the characters from the Dragonlance books on other stories taking p...
I'm not a great fan of short stories, although I did enjoy one or two of these DragonLance-based tales. Surprisingly, in a couple of the offerings by other authors in this book, I found some contradiction of detail, in comparison with the original Chronicles. Personally, I would expect a writer to be completely familiar with the fundamental elements of another author's work before attempting a contribution.
This is a good follow-up to the Twins Trilogy. It was well written and consisted of a series of short stories including answering the question about Raistlin. We find out if he was still alive or if he was indeed dead. This is a must read for those of us who don't want to let Krynn go quite yet.
I gave the original series all 4s as I devoured them as a long-ago youth and Raistlin is one of my all-time memorable characters. These TALES are not as good (and I only kept #1 and #3 as pertinent to the Raistlin storyline.)
Mixed bag, but worth it for The Legacy if nothing else (definitely read the Chronicles and the Twins trilogies first).
Some of the short stories were great but others were not that great.
Not sure how to rate this, since it’s a collection of short stories (which I didn’t know when picking up this book). Some stories were very enjoyable, plot-/style-wise, others not so much. What was consistent throughout the German edition I own were the spelling and grammar mistakes-even names at times! That was pretty annoying...Some stories had some rather weird elements in them, like one about that guy with a tavern in Solace (don’t know his English name though), where he kept saying his daug...
It was nice to be able to return to a collection of stories I loved as a child. I was disappointed to find that I had outgrown the appeal of some of them, but it's still a pretty good collection. Also disappointing that this book is not currently available in Kindle format, so I had to settle for Audible audiobook, which is MUCH less satisfying to me than reading a physical or Kindle book. The narration is extremely well done, though, which is nice. My favorite story from the collection, "The L
My first trip into the dragonlance books. I am not disappointed and will read more books in this world. All together a bunch of great short stories that make you want to get the other books to read to see what else happened with these characters. Only one of the stories in this book I didn't care for but the rest were great. Characters are well written and you feel like you know them and want to know everything there is about them. Raistlin (if I spelled it right) might be one of my favorite cha...
3.5 stars. Meant for filling the gaps, complementing the big story with necessary side stories. But some tales need not to be explained, IMO. Some was good, but some was written in different style, and felt forced. The old characters were sometimes came out different than the original.
For the first stories (including the poem) disappointed me having going directly from the excellent wrap-up of Legends. However, the later stories slowly raised the bar again ending with the satisfying Legacy-story. My journey to revist Krynn steadfastly continue.
I enjoyed the little stories that filled the inbetween. Some were written well and in theme with the previous books. I enjoyed the story of Caramon's sons.
fun short stories
I have been saving this book for years and I am sure glad I did. My heart burst at seeing some of my old friends again and it's good to know nothing has changed. I miss you Sturm.
The Magic of Krynn is the first in a series of books with short stories about the lives of the characters in the previous two trilogies of DragonLance. Some of the stories are about the main characters (the Majere twins) and some give background to some of the more popular side characters that we grew to love as we read the earlier books. This is a set of short stories that can be read as a stand alone, but having read the previous books does enhance all the tales. The short novella at the end w...
The poetic story at the beginning was very smooth, but I could not rellunderstand it. The second tale, "Th Blood Sea Monster", was rather enjoyable, and you may or may notlike the ending. The other stories, including the novella at the end, were okay, but the book was not that memorable, except for the description of a character who "looked to juggle cows for a living." Speaking of which, I am an amateur juggler, not only of objects such as juggling balls, rings and clubs, but I mentally juggle
This book was my first exposure to the Dragonlance series. (Two of my best friends thought they were getting me the first two books in the series, but they missed the fact that they were getting me book 1 of Tales and book 2 of Legends). since just about every main character in "Chronicles" has a story here, I think it's the best introduction I could have gotten. I've read the stories so many times I think I could recite them from memory, so it's hard to choose the "best" story. For my favorite
Anthologies have never really been my cup of tea, but I do read them on occasion simply because I can fit a full story in within the few minutes that I can get to read. This was one of the first short story anthologies that I ever read, and I remember, even back then, not being very impressed with it.Yes, many of my favorite characters returned to star in these short stories, but because the stories were not written by the authors who originally created the characters, the characters themselves
I read this book when it first came out. I was in junior high and had a friend who was reading the Dragonlance books. It was my introduction to the series and it really got me into fantasy. I was disappointed to learn that I picked up short stories at first, but after the first story I was hooked. The Dragonlance books and Gary Gygax's Gord the Rogue books were my favorite books for the next couple of years.
Some excellent short stories in this book. Love and Ale especially I enjoyed. It was nice to read some stories that were related to the epic saga, but didn't need to devote as much time. All in all it was fun and I really liked it. Highly recommend if you've read the first six dragonlance books. Just be sure to read it BEFORE any of the later ones like Dragons of Summer Flame. Good story about Palin Majere was the last story in the book.
**Duplicate comment for Dragonlance Series 1-9**Ah Raistlin Majere, how could you not like a guy with his own private library of leather-bound books?. . .oh yeah, there was that ruthless pursuit of power thing. Loved this series when I was a kid! My presiding memory of these was one of being encapsulated completely by them and the blanket I wrapped myself in, while on the couch, feigning fever, so I could skip school and read on bitter winter days.
This is a really good collection of short stories set in the Dragonlance setting. Most of the short stories provide additional background or stories to the main characters of the Chronicles. They range from being ok to being pretty good short reads. The last multi-chapter story from Weis and Hickman was nothing short of a wonderful aftermath story.
I was not impressed by this series of short stories from the world of Dragonlance, although their might be one redeeming tale the rest make it not worth the value to buy. If you want to read them try your local library.
All in all reasonable. Nothing outstanding, but the better tales are in the second half. Still, nothing super, suits as a book to be read in-between. Mainly the tales with Tas, Tanis, Caramon, ... were the more interesting ones.
Legacy was the best story with Caramon and his son who has inherited magical abilities that may or may not be used for good. Over all the selections were interesting to say the least. This is my first sojourn in the Dragonlance world.
This was a loan from a friend and my first foray into the Dragonlance works, about which I knew absolutely nothing. I found many of the stories quite well-written, with the exemption of The Blood Sea Monster. Does that tie into the main series or is itjust arandom and rather