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Return to Book Page. Dragons of the Highlord Skies Dragonlance: Tracy Hickman Goodreads Author. The Chronicles retold–from evil’s point of view. The story starts in Neraka, where Kitiara uth Matar and Emperor Ariakas hatch a plan to retrieve a dragon orb and thereby destroy Solamnia and the Drqgons in one fell swoop.
But the guardian of the dragon orb, Highlord Feal-Thas, disagrees with this plan. Kitiara must go to Ice Wall to force him to accept Ariakas’ will, b The Chronicles retold–from evil’s point of view.
Kitiara must go to Ice Wall to force him to accept Ariakas’ will, but her journey does not end there. Thrown out of favor, she conceives a daring plan to enlist the aid of the most feared beings on Krynn–Lord Soth and the Dark Queen. Meanwhile, Laurana and the Companions retrieve the dragon orb and take it back to Solamnia–not knowing that they bring hkghlord allies’ doom with them. The second volume of a new trilogy from celebrated authors Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, The Lost Chronicles details the famed War of the Lance from the perspective of the evil that draogns Krynn.
The books are written in such a way that they will be marvelous complements to the original Chronicles, while at the highlrod time accessible and exciting to new readers Hardcoverpages. Published October 23rd by Wizards of the Coast first published The Lost Chronicles 2Dragonlance Universe. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Dragons Of The Highlord Skies : The Lost Chronicles, Volume Two
Apr 03, Markus rated it liked it Shelves: Another decent supplementary novel in the Dragonlance universe. This one deals with the tension between the various highlords as well as the Knights skis Solamnia, with Kitiara Uth Matar as the main protagonist. Strangely, Weis and Hickman’s writing is better in these lost chronicles than the original ones.
Unfortunately, the story is not as epic and thus it’s more difficult to forget the series’ flaws. Nevertheless, I am glad I chose to come back to this setting once more. It will probably happen Another decent supplementary novel in the Dragonlance universe. It will probably happen again in the future. This review aims to highlrod spoiler free, but there are some minor plot points discussed. All of which are described on the back of the book, but if you wish to know zero details, consider yourself warned.
I genuinely enjoy the Dragonlance series, particularly the books by Weis and Hickman. I accept that for the most part they are not great books though I would make an argument for The Soulforge but they are consistently entertaining. I suspect that this may be strongly influenced by nostalgia. It is with great reluctance that I state that I simply do not like this book. Stories that characters mentioned but the reader never got the chance to experience.
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Going back and filling those gaps several years hlghlord seemed an interesting idea. I read the previous book Dragons of the Dwarven Depths when it first came out, and was rather unimpressed. The characters also seemed somewhat off, which made sense given the gap in years since they had written the original Chronicles series.
With all that said, I enjoyed it well enough and gave it 3 stars. The same flaws from the previous book remained, but again, this one filled me with some nostalgia. dragohs
Once more, I felt like I was visiting old friends… at least in the moments they were actually in the book. That is very accurate here, where she plays a less interesting character simply driven by jealousy, who seems to give up all her schemes just to try to get revenge on Laurana.
While Kit always seemed the jealous type slight understatement this gets to the ridiculous point where she gets called out on it by other characters at how she seems to be throwing away all her well laid schemes. After a while it just got frustrating.
As for Derek Crownguard… I think I am not alone when I say that he is one of the most irritating characters in the original series. To have the book focus around him so largely is enough to make one lose their patience with the book quite quickly. He is still an annoying character who thinks skkies knows better than everyone and unlike Raistlin who suffers from a bit of that as well clearly demonstrates time and again that he knows nothing.
It makes an already annoying character worse as they try to defend some of his actions despite saying that he is obliviously in the wrong.
Also, some of his actions make no sense from a plot standpoint. For example, early on he seeks out Tasslehoff so he can gain information on the Dragon Orbs.
After Tas gives him the information, Derek is adamant that Tas needs to stay with him, going to great lengths to keep him with his group and becoming threatening any time he tries to leave.
Tas gave him the information. So what was the point of that? They had to find a reason for Tas, Sturm and the others to travel with the knights.
The Tas situation is introduced simply to get the two parties together. Are there good things in the novel? Yeah, the scenes where Kit goes to meet Lord Soth are interesting and the highlight of the book.
Sadly they last about 30 pages and the book is pages long.
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Secondly, the above-mentioned Lord Soth section would have made an excellent short story if expanded upon. As I stated at the start, I loved this series as a kid, and though I did not care for this volume, I still love the series as a whole now. There is a third book in the Lost Chronicles series. I will read it despite being only okay with the first book and disliking this one….
Because unlike these two, it answers one of the missing chapters I always wondered about as a kid. Whatever did Raistlin do during his missing time in the third novel? Hopefully that one will be not only a nostalgia kick, but also a fitting return to the world of Krynn. I’m pleasantly surprised by this book because it mostly concerns Kitiara uth Matar, a character I never like in the Dragonlance Chronicles.
However, Weiss and Hickman do a good job here of making Kit into a solid protagonist. Giving their readers insight to Kit’s decisions and struggles is smart, considering that her actions are generally despicable.
Being inside her world, though, the reader is able to understand her better and to appreciate the battles faced by “the other side. She does things that no other character can or even will do.
She’s pretty cool, actually. Feal-Thas, the dark elf mage, is another character I wouldn’t expect to like. Seeing why he is so angry and sarcastic, so utterly selfish, allows the reader moments of, if not sympathy, understanding. I found him more interesting than other characters in the DL world.
The plot itself moves along well. The story builds at a good pace, and the book is full of action. The story lines are well-developed, and the repeat characters are true to their other manifestations in earlier DL novels. I actually found this book more exciting than Dragons of Dwarven Depths because the multiple plot lines kept my interest more. The subplots with Derek Crownguard and Laurana are slightly more boring because I can’t stand Derek a pompous and selfish “good guy” will always be worse to me than someone who openly claims she’s evil and never tries to be anything elseand Laurana is mostly annoying.
Still, these subplots shared more of the story with the reader and are still connected to the overarching story in a skillful way. Overall, this is another solid book in the DL cannon.
I’m looking forward to the last book in this Lost Chronicles trilogy. View all 4 comments. Feb 07, David rated it it was ok Shelves: Book 2 of the Lost Chronicles was rather disappointing.
Rather disappointing coming off from reading book 1. Book 1 made me feel nostalgic; book 2 felt dragging at certain places and didn’t make me feel like wanting to keep going. The second book focuses primarily on Kitiara and Sturm I would say; the former of how she ended up with Lord Soth in her service and the latter of how he ended up with Derek Crownguard and the dragon orb.
I didn’t particularly like Kitiara so my enthusiasm was already do Book 2 of the Lost Chronicles was rather disappointing. I didn’t particularly like Kitiara so my enthusiasm was already down.
Sure, it was interesting to see her role within the dragon army – but too much was spent her trying to locate Tanis, and way way way too little spent on her locating and winning over Lord Soth.
It almost felt like it was glossed over fairly quickly. Spend one night at Dargaard Keep? She just used an hour of it.