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The third set of short stories in the first "Tales" trilogy is yet another mixed bag, although a shade better in total than the others I've read. "Raistlin's Daughter" by Margaret Weis and Dezra Despain is no doubt the big draw here and I enjoyed the story. Another highlight for me was "Heart of Goldmoon" by Laura Hickman and Kate Novak in which we get to see the origin story of how Goldmoon and Riverwind first meet and fall in love. Most of the main characters from the original novels are inclu...
The 3rd book in the Tales series and so far, imho, the best. Or least bad, however you see it. The focus lies on love and war, be that war as we know it or struggling with feelings or being trapped in a dangerous situation. Love prevails, be that love from a lover, friends, and so on. Several decent stories, though overall nothing extraordinary. There's stuff about dragons, stags, and even the Companions are featured (Goldmoon, Riverwind, Tasslehoff, Laurana, Raistlin, Caramon, ...). Yes, Raistl...
Having just finished Love and War, I find it interesting that there wasn't a story I didn't like. Most anthologies have at least a couple that don't sit well with me. I liked every story in this one though. None of them were amazing though. I think my favorite was Heart of Goldmoon, and I also really liked Hunting Destiny. Something about them just felt different from the others, and from many in the first two tales books as well. I think if you only try out one anthology (at least from the firs...
Other than the last 2 tales, I really enjoyed the book. Stories of Raistlin and/or Tas are always intriguing and fun to read. "Hide and go Seek" is the story I enjoyed most, but "Raistlin's Daughter " was a very close second. The last two stories: "Silver and Steel" gave a different spin on Huma's defeating of The Dark Queen. It bothered me that it didn't mesh with Lore from the other books, but otherwise a good tale. "From the Yearning For War ..." I found boarding and didn't enjoy reading it a...
I didn't like the first two tales since they felt disconnected from the main characters of this world and I only flipped through the last one which had an interesting story but it was written in a really boring way (as a letter). And Raistlin's Daughter... eh, I'm not a fan of "boink or die" stories. But I loved the story about Tas - kenders are always fun! - and the one about Goldmoon and Riverwind.
great book to read over all and I think most of the stories great also expeshally tords the end with the ending of a war and the legend of Raistlins daughter. To add to that I would have to add that love and war is the best out of the set from a lot of origin stories of the main characters.
There were many excellent stories in this anthology. I especially enjoyed the first two stories, which did not feature any of the companions. These and others were almost bordering on being real literature (except for the magic and the dragons and everything).
Sad stories.A few nice back stories for those looking for some fill of what happened before the first Chronicles trilogy. But most of them rather depressing.
Audio VersionSome interesting tales
This is a compilation of short stories set in the Dragonlance setting and is the third of the series known as Dragonlance: Tales, the series was later names Dragonlance: Tales I after a second trilogy of books named Dragonlance: Tales II came out. These books were released following the success of Dragonlance: Chronicles and Dragonlance: Legends I suspect at the time the hunger from fans of the series warranted TSR who owned the copyright at the time to come out with something quick to appease t...
This is another Dragonlance novel from the Dragonlance Universe, and it is the third book is the Tales I collection. It is also a collection of short stories. This anthology includes the titles "A Good Knight's Tale," "A Painter's Vision," "Hunting Destiny," "Hide and Go Seek," "By the Measure," "The Exiles," "Heart of Goldmoon," "Raistlin's Daughter," "Silver and Steel," and "From the Yearning for War and War's End."I am not a big fan of the short story collections published under the Dragonlan...
4. Love and War edited by Margaret WeisGenre: FantasyPages: 365Acquired: Prior to 1999Book of Your Shelf? YesWhy I have/read it: Part of DragonLance world (rereading all), Third in a series, January 2011 TIOLISeries: DragonLance, Tales #3A book of short stories about...you guessed it....love and war, and occasionally both at the same time. Most of the stories were entertaining and a few were quite nice to read.I would not recommend this book/series as a place to start if you have not read any ot...
I don't remember much about this book; it may have been one of the few that I rented from they library, intead of owning. "A Painter's Vision" is fun, which is odd to say about something that's basically a tragic story, but I like the character of the fasion-obsessed dragon. I think I mostly loved this book for the beautiful cover art from "Raistlin's Daughter", even if I think the female character *may* have been a Mary Sue. **spoilers* Nothing too obnoxious, just a perfectly beautiful, fragile...
Ugh. Love. Not love, surely? *groan*I kid, I kid. The third volume in the Dragonlance Tales trilogy is as good as the first two. The strength of this series is that the writers selected to contribute stories are all above average writers. This is not hack writing, full of tired cliches and boring plots. Each of these stories is well written and engaging. Berberick is still my standout favorite and even the difficult Michael Williams contributes a very powerful story about the horrors of war.
**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.
another short story book! I found some repetitive but others I thoroughly enjoyed as they tend to fill in some gaps the longer tales might have left out. I had read the story of the making of raistlin's daughter but it was still great reading this once again. I think that one of the main gaps I still need to have filled is more knowledge about the ogre race!! and the people who had brought up the raistlin's daughter!!
These stories touch vaious aspects of our fascination with Krynn. We learn more about characters who influence the lives of the people directly and see a more "human" side of them. Imagine companions sitting around a fire exchanging tales of those who have touched their lives and you'll get a pretty good idea of how to appreciate Love and War.
Taken as a just a collection of short stories set in the Dragonlance setting, they are all good reads, ranging from ok to very well-written. The last story targeting Raistlin's past yet again was somewhat strange. Yes, it was well-written but didn't seem to jive well with what's in Chronicles and Legends. It felt more like plain-old marketing to make the book sell better by using Raistlin's name.
I pulled this book, like so many other dragon lance novels, off my brother's shelf and was really only interested in the story with Raistlin's name in it. He was otherwise absent from the story if memory serves, but I still enjoyed it. I tried the other stories and couldn't get into them after a few pages. I was young.
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.
Like the title suggests, these short stories merge the tales of love between heroes against the back drop of the war of the lance. Excellent reading, really enjoyed this book just like the other two in this series. I have a feeling the Tales II trilogy might not be too far off in my future.
Raistlin's Daughter! Need I say more?
Four stars for the general content of the book. Zero stars for the "Raistlin's Daughter" Novella-o'-Mary-Sue.
One of the better collections of Dragon Lance short stories. I especially liked "Raistlin's Daughter" -- but there are several good ones in this collection. I read this, a long time ago.
Good solid tales in a world that I love
As a young teen I tried to read everything published under the Deagonlance banner!
It has some good moments XD
NOTHING MUCH TO WRITE HOME ABOUT.
Missed my moment for the full review. Raistlin's Daughter is the Margaret Weis standout story here, but it fails to really standout, making this the weakest of the Tales collections overall. The air of mystery, perhaps, falls flat - or maybe we've just had enough of these brothers now, that adding another piece to the mythology at this point is unnecessary. Still, it's all setup for the next book - did they know that they'd be writing it at some point? Probably.