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Dragons of a Fallen Sun

Saturday, April 9, 2005 | 1 comment

Today, I finally finished "Dragons of a Fallen Sun" by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. Finally, since the first part of the book took me ages and ages to get through. Maybe because I am new to the Dragonlance world, or maybe because the first part of the book is really badly written. Anyway, from chapter 19, "The blind beggar", onward the story finally gains some speed. When I finished the book, I had the, somewhat unexpected feeling: I want to read the other related books too.

Another downside of the book, in my opinion, is the huge number of fantasy creatures. Almost if all available had to be used, and then some more. Maybe this is caused because, as far as I know, the Dragonlance books are written to provide a basis for several games.

I know the authors Weis and Hickman from the excellent Death Gate cycle, which I recommend. Excellent fantasy, much and much better compared to Dragons of a Fallen Sun. Another book, by the same duo, I liked a lot is "Starshield: Sentinels".

When I put the dust jacket back on the book, I discovered a holographic sticker with 2 parrots on it, glued to the inside of the jacket. On it was written: "Xalapa Ver Mexico - I love you". Since I bought the book second hand in a shop, I wondered what made the owner decide to sell it.


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