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The War of Souls continues as the shield over the elven kingdom of Silvanesti falls, Mina and her forces invade that conquered nation, and Goldmoon follows the river of the dead, which now threatens to destroy all....

Title : Dragons of a Lost Star
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ISBN : 9780786927067
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 550 Pages
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Dragons of a Lost Star Reviews

  • Ugur
    2018-10-17 01:15

    A decent book by Weis and Hickman. The story is not so attractive, but it is enjoyable to read. I will start reading next And the third book this night, hope to finish it before .

  • Greg Strandberg
    2018-11-14 23:08

    Not my cup of tea. Like I said when I reviewed Book 1 of this series, it's probably best to just go back and read some of the 80s Dragonlance books. Read some of the ones you haven't read, like the Twins stories or even some other authors. These books are kind of like The Godfather Part III - best not made.

  • Jaime Krause
    2018-10-28 00:21

    Mina continues to do her best to take over various parts of Krynn. She follows the "One God" - a god who, like in most fantasy, is a very skewed version of the God that monotheistic religions follow. Because, yes, any god would enjoy having souls stay on the world to "worship" it instead of departing in a final peace. Yup.Goldmoon plays a role here, being in her youth's body but with her present mind. She follows the ghosts, ignores the tax on her mind and soul, and begins to tilt towards the One True God. The question on everyone's mind (incluinng hers) is of course- what happened?Tas and Palin meet up with Dalamar. I love Tas, and I'm a little sad that he and Palin aren't the big main characters. And yet it's okay, because Tas' time especially is from the past. Yet there is enough of Tasslehoff that we can continue to see the impact that having human friendships has had on him. He talks of logic, feels fear, and has grown a lot as a kender and a oompanion.The focus though is more on the elven nations and Mina's takeover without a battle with the elves. And some even follow her lead, especially when Silvanoshei truly falls in love with her.It does make me sad that everyone thinks that kender lie. You'd think they'd realize kender don't NEED to lie (to the extreme others think they do). They may embellish a bit or lie about not having something to save their hides, but to them, any adventure they have is story enough.The army of souls was quite terrifying. For while souls can't physically harm, the weapons of fear and despair are much worse.OHHHH durh, the One God....I should have realized that. No surprise.I didn't enjoy the deaths, but as I said: this is about the next generation(s). The deaths, while sad, make sense.

  • Christina
    2018-10-21 20:31

    As stated in my review of the first volume in this series, this is the second time I'm reading this trilogy and I didn't remember much about it, just that I felt rather impressed by the scope of the story.This volume focuses on the elves of Krynn - Mina is continuing her conquest of Krynn and in pursuit of this, she enters Silvanost and helps young king Gilthas to lower the shield. At the same time, the dragon overlord Beryl decides to attack Qualinest and both elven races are facing more hardship than ever before.Meanwhile, Palin and Dalamar is trying to figure out Tas' role and Goldmoon follows the dead, trying to figure out what happened and why the dead are sucking magic from the living.And the War of the Souls begins...Excellent book - it don't have the same feel as especially the original chronicles, but I still enjoyed it immensely and the scope and importance of this story in relation to the development of Krynn.

  • Arjun
    2018-10-30 01:24

    Much better than Volume 1I liked the pace of the narrative,and that the key events were very well written. Great follow up to the first book

  • Geoff Battle
    2018-11-05 02:26

    Lost Star, the second in the War of the Souls trilogy entertains from start to end. There's plenty of suspense, a little intrigue and a killer finale, something that usually lacks in the middle part of trilogies. The characters, already well established from the first entry continue to fight for survival, Weis & Hickman show no fear in making the lives of our heroes uncomfortable and miserable. The tone of Lost Star is dark, making for a great third book in which the good fight must come to an end. Lots of small encounters keep up the pace although there is a fair amount of padding at times. Definitely worth reading, thankfully the authors have offered more than just as a tease to the final book.

  • D.W. Johnson
    2018-10-18 18:15

    A little long. Cut out about 100 pages.

  • Mark A.
    2018-10-17 23:24

    This was a very enjoyable read. Another good work by the team of Weiss and Hickman

  • Gramy
    2018-10-29 21:18

    .This is definitely a worthwhile, fantasy, adventure that I enjoyed very much.Would recommend!

  • Ana Elena Romero
    2018-10-21 18:29

    Va cerrándose un ciclo y la historia sigue su curso. Los dioses dejaron la tierra, pero no todos. El único reclama su reino y de la mano de Mina va desplegando su plan.Vibrante y emocionante, este segundo volumen de esta trilogia resulta espectacular. Difícil dejar de leer. Te conduce inexorablemente a comenzar el siguiente volumen. Magnífico

  • Simon
    2018-11-11 23:28

    What more can I say besides that the adventure continues on with Dragons of a Lost Star?! That's basically what happens here. This second book picks up from the first and never misses a step. As in the first, there are several separate stories being told here. You have the duo of Tas and Palin trying their best to find the dark elf Dalamar and his secret castle, you have the story in Qualinost where Beryl's army is advancing, Silvan with his worries in Silvanesti, Mina and the One God, Goldmoon and her strange transformation, and Gerard the Solamnic Knight caught between a rock and a hard place. Of course some of these stories do intertwine with one another and they do so very smoothly, although you'll get the feeling that coincidences sure happen a lot. Storywise, Dragons of a Lost Star is just a continuation from the first book. Whereas in the first a lot of planning and scheming were done, in this one, the plan takes flight. Character wise, not much has change from the first. No, really. Characters behave exactly the same and so there's not much to report here. This is great except when it comes to Mina. Man she just irritates me with her One God crap. Technically speaking, I'm not mad at the plot itself but just the way Mina portrays herself and maybe that's what the author wants, I don't know. She's extremely dull and boring to me for one that has the power of the so-called One God. The one good thing is that the One God will finally be revealed to us in this book and we'll probably kick ourselves for not noticing it earlier. However, that still doesn't make me like Mina's character. I'm really hoping that Mina gets a tad bit more interesting in the final book because well, it's the final book in the series. I like reading about villains and all but Mina is as boring as they come. Heck even Lord Targonne has more interesting qualities than Mina! I am also interested in how the dilemma between Tas and the Device of Time Journeying plays out. I can't wait to see how that one ends. Will the Kinder really have to go back in time to get smashed by Chaos or will they find out that he's not to blame for the current problem in Krynn? Another is the situation with the elven nations. If I remember correctly, the first half of the book focuses on Silvanesti while the second half focuses more on Qualinesti. What will happen with the two elven nations? Will they unite as one and fight the even Dark Knights? So far the two books have kept me well entertained. Hopefully the third will end with a bang!

  • Stephen Holtman
    2018-10-16 18:18

    This book is the second in the War of Souls series. In this one, the heroes have to stop the evil dragons from destroying everything and starting a civil war. I have to say that the way that the caratchers were differentiated this time around. Some of the better ones were both the Mina caratcher, who went from being a nice, little teenage girl to a possibly strong leader and there is the caratcher Gerard who went from secondary caratcher to a really strong lead. On the other hand there were caratchers that weren’t as fortunate. These include the Taz caratcher who went from being a likeable caratcher to a really annoying one. I am sorry to say that this kind of takes away from the whole experience. It doesn’t completely destroy the fun, or excitrement of the book. It just drained a small portion of it. That in no way means that fans of the series shouldn’t give this one a try. It was still a great entry into the series. I have to say that there was also a little bit of a problem with the way that the whole possible love story between Mina and Silvanoshei played out. It made it out in such a way that ruined the whole flow of it, no matter how it turns out. But besides these little faults it stands up very well along side the other entries in this series. This one is definitely is worth checking out.

  • Conan Tigard
    2018-10-25 18:19

    Dragons of a Lost Star continues exactly from where Dragons of a Fallen Sun leaves off. Although the first half of the book is a builder with not a lot of action, there is plenty of fighting during the second half of the book to satisfy all fantasy readers. Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman weave a wondrous tale of nations fighting to survive in a harsh world ruled by a few oversized dragons intent on ruling all of Ansalon. No person, creature, or nation will stand in their way. The mystery of who the One God is deepens as Mina continues her campaign of death. The authors do a great job of keeping the reader guessing at whom this "god" really is. Is is a dragon? Is it a wizard? Is it really a god? The characters are well developed and I really enjoy reading about all of them. I truly hate it when a character I enjoy reading about dies. Who dies, you ask? Well, not everybody, but it sure seems like it. I can't tell you who, you will have to read the book to find out. Dragons of the Lost Star is an excellent novel that shouldn't be missed by any fantasy lover. I can't wait to read the conclusion to the trilogy, Dragons of a Vanished Moon.I rated this book a 9 out of 10.

  • Kurtbg
    2018-11-14 18:15

    I think I'm still reading this series out of sequence. Oh well.The story is still interesting and I can follow it. I just kinda spoil it if I ever read the books in proper historical sequence. There's about 4 story lines that get chopped up and spliced together, much like in GRR Martin's Game of Thrones. The story lines are bold in that the world and characters are being pruned like a tree. For the writers I can only assume they knew they were maiming the creative future with these characters. Perhaps that's what they had planned - a literical viking funeral. Add in the twist of time travel and the machinations of a benevolent being whose waited for the opportune time to strike. Chopping up of the story seems like a cop-out to me. It's harder to write a linear story that develops and has meaning while able to maintain the attention of the reader. Still, this is an early 2000 book and the characters are interesting enough to pull off an enjoyable read. No, there's nothing terribly thought provoking or life altering. It's just entertainment with a right amount of quality.

  • Alex Lee
    2018-10-29 18:25

    I really couldn't care less.The story has all the makings of an epic tale. But this permutation doesn't hold much interest, perhaps because we have no idea what is going on or who is to blame. In a way, Weis and Hickman have hit upon a way to explore fantasy space by rearranging all the parts and then hiding the reason why everything is awry, although there may be hints that I am not getting because this trilogy seems to be embedded in a larger set of books.If anything the way they are able to sustain a universe like this, with throwaway characters and minimal investment of characters is intriguing. In this trilogy, there are many powerful mothers who are aged and young sons with much potential, I would be interested to know if this is a theme that runs throughout Dragonlance or if this is an expression of this version of the universe gone awry. If anyone knows, please comment!

  • Timothy Newman
    2018-10-27 01:13

    Wow! It took me the whole summer to read this book! I can't really say it was a potboiler of a novel, I did want to see what would happen. By now, all the Heroes of the Lance are dead and even some of their children. Tasslehoff is supposed to be dead, but has traveled into the future passed his death so he isn't dead...what happens if his pre-death self dies in the future? When does Tas really die?...anyway, it's a pretty good read and I want to close off the series with the original authors. I was sad to see Qualinost destroyed. I found Dragonlance to be at a much faster pace than Jordan's Wheel of Time series. Gotta Love the Lance!

  • Camilo Guerra
    2018-10-26 02:24

    La historia avanza, y avanza bien y rápido...Sangre,Magia, espíritus...todo lo que un fanático quiere del Genero fantástico de espada y brujería lo tiene este libro, acá continua Mina con su impasibilidad de estar un paso adelante de todos, hasta las ultimas paginas ,lo cual es fantástico, ya que se estaba poniendo cansina. Todos los personajes dan vueltas, para aquí y para allá, terminando en caminos cruzados pero no importa, mas allá de sensaciones y sentimientos existen grandes escenas como los enfrentamientos contra los dragones, los viajes de Tass...ahora, esperemos que la trilogía termine satisfactoriamente, aunque con Dragonlance nunca hay un final.

  • James
    2018-11-09 02:15

    The second of The War of Souls. As everyone tries to find the kender Tasslehoof Burrfoot, the elves and the Knights of Neraka that are stationed there are battling the highlord Beryl and her armies. But thanks to the heroics of Laurana, Queen Mother and The Golden General of the War of the Lance, and Marshal Medan, highest ranking officer of the knights there, manage to kill Beryl. But along with killing Beryl both the heroes and all who stayed with them to help were all killed, including the dwarves who were waiting underground to attack the army, and all of Qualinost was destroyed. Now the young King Gilthas is all alone leading the rebel elves towards Silvanesti.

  • Austin Miller
    2018-10-19 01:01

    Once again, I want to personally request: NO MORE TASSLEHOFF!! He was a fun character but I have had WAY too much of him. There are plenty of other great characters that I would like to read about. All in all, this is a fantastic book. Margaret Weist and Tracy Hickman do a great job of writing together. The book does a perfect job of keeping the truth veiled, keeping you in suspense, trying to guess and figure out what is tarnation is going on. They add minute details that really add to the environment. Terrific.

  • Scott Davis
    2018-11-06 01:04

    Book 1 was kind of hard to figure out who all the characters are, maybe that was the idea? Anyway, by the end of book 1 you are into the story and book 2 and 3 flow really well. Make no mistake this is an epic, 1500 pages across 3 books. I do have one negative thing to say, as a Christian the whole one true god thing really got on my nerves. They must have said it 10,000 times. This god is healing the sick but some of the characters believe that this god must be evil. Sheesh. All the rest of the story was great.

  • Melvyn Foo
    2018-11-16 02:02

    Honestly, I’m rather disappointed that the antagonist is Takhisis again. The story has gone one big round, moving to Chaos (which I’m eager to read about) and has come back to Takhisis. All this while, I was wondering who this One God was and I must say I’m a little disappointed after all the hype. However, I am rather happy to see many familiar faces although a lot have changed and I regret not following the story in chronological order. Still, I have enjoyed the book and could not put it down as it neared the last few pages.

  • Kati
    2018-10-24 18:27

    I'm not really a Dragonlance fan. For me, books are about characters and I don't find most of the characters in this series likable. In this book, it was a bit better, although characters like Silvanoshei really don't help. On the other hand, the story line was great. Some of the parts that were rather mind boggling during the first book and this second one were finally explained, it finally started to make sense. You can't say that Weis and Hickman didn't think their plot twists well through. Although I didn't expect them to kill so many characters...

  • Edward Walsh
    2018-11-10 00:26

    The 2nd book does present an interesting idea, following Mina as the nations 1 by 1 fall to her and her army. Unfortunately this premise feels like it is going in a depressingly familiar patten. Also the story is lacking in any characters that stand out, perhaps this is because with the gods gone each faction seems without purpose but what seemed refreshing with Mina now seems a malaise of characters substandard to the story.

  • Lana
    2018-10-31 23:25

    was a bit disappointed on reading this book as I thought it would continue where the previous book in this particular trilogy left off but this was a set of short stories about dragons! some I must admit I really enjoyed especially closer to the end of the book but am hoping the last book in this trilogy takes up the tale where the first book left off!!

  • Paulo
    2018-10-20 19:08

    The gods of Krynn have gone silent (or left Krynn) and every race must try to fend for themselves. Tasslehoff is again the main character alongside with Mina a champion knight of the One God (later revealed as Takhisis) This was an interesting tale but without the presence of other characters know to me I depart sadly from this world. This were the last three books I read of Dragonlance.

  • Temoca
    2018-10-23 20:13

    I picked this book up at the Dallas airport because of the cover but then I started reading and could not put it down. I then ralized it was part of a trilogy and went out to buy all the books from this trilogy and the other books from these authors. This trilogy hooked me into the fantasy genre and now I just love reading these magical worlds and chracters.

  • Teri
    2018-11-04 22:03

    Very good book. Alot of new good characters and a few older also good chars. lol..no matter what, even when it is only a passing thought by a char, it is still hard to read of Sturms death. I have read this book twice now, but it is still hard to read about what happens to the elves, Laurana and Gilthas's parting brings tears to my eyes. now on to book 3!

  • Brian
    2018-11-02 21:14

    Finally, a good second installment by Margaret Weis. Instead of simply providing filler for her storyline, she turns and focuses on another group entirely. This kept my interest much better than some of her other #2's.

  • Rachel C.
    2018-10-26 21:03

    So, I wrote a review for this when I read it but accidentally deleted a whole bunch of reviews when I was reorganizing my shelves... So I guess I just have to read them all again so I can give accurate reviews :D

  • Marco
    2018-11-04 22:13

    I was a little thrown off by some inconsistencies with some previous Dragonlance books, the book is quite enjoyable. I found myself reading in the middle of the night just to see what was going to happen next.