Dragonlance Saga The Fifth Age The Eve of the Maelstrom

Dragonlance Saga The Fifth Age The Eve of the Maelstrom In an age of tyranny one evil rises above all others The Summer of Chaos swept its devastation across the world of Krynn In its wake foul dragon overlords of immeasurable power conuered Ansalon and remade the lands in their own image But Malystryx the greatest and most evil of all the dragons is no longer content with ruling her domain She wants to ascend to godhood and only one band of stalwart heroes stands in her way

About the Author: Jean Rabe

When I am not writing I toss tennis balls to my cadre of dogs My house is filled with books and dogs you can smell both when you walk in the front door It's a good smellI have 36 published novels and am currently writing in the mystery genre My latest mystery The Dead of Winter was a finalist for the Clay Award and is the first in the Piper Blackwell seriesI live in a tiny town in the

10 thoughts on “Dragonlance Saga The Fifth Age The Eve of the Maelstrom

  1. says:

    35This is a good end to the trilogy but a frustrating one because it's not a resolution It's of a breath between rounds The characters I grew to like from Books 1 and mostly 2 develop even further in this book but still maintain their personalities and important traits except for Dhamon's hair color but that's another issue The plot lines were never really disparate like they are in Weiss and Hickman's DL books so they're not exactly tied up here but they do wrap up The major plot line with magical artifacts and the rumor of a god's return is basically concluded and we find out where all the characters are going next even though we don't know what will happen to them from there The action is continuous and makes sense The suspense is there and the book is exciting I wanted to read to find out what happened next Definitely a lot happens than in the first book of this trilogy Also I loved seeing older characters make appearances Rabe does a good job of making the different races but especially Weiss and Hickman's characters resemble themselves They do and say what Weiss and Hickman would have them do and say What I didn't like that it's so hard to kill the dragons Rabe goes to great lengths no pun intended to tell her readers that these dragons are huge massive bigger than any dragons Krynn has seen before but I'm not buying that humans can't kill dragons when they're stabbing the beasts and making them lose blood and everything SOME wounds have to be fatal; that's just science Okay the beasts are magical but so are some of the humans It's annoying Also what I didn't like that Rabe's magic is a little too easy Okay she introduces nature magic and it's really cool but she also has some spells that resemble the original Krynnian magic Remember how taxing those spells were for Raistlin? How he'd send forth a fireball and practically die after? Yeah Raistlin was weakened but the point is the spells weren't easy nor were they fast Some of Rabe's spells seem to take a lot out of the spell caster especially Feril's nature magic spells but other times Palin can just whip up a fireball and be perfectly fine So it's a little inconsistent Still I like nature magic it's cool and uniue I'm glad the characters found a new magic because no sorcery at all would be boringThere are some major loose ends in this story on purpose view spoilerwho is the Shadow Sorcerer? what is Fury? how did Malys not die and what's she going to do and where did she come from btw? is KhellendrosSkie finally going to be reunited with his beloved Kit hide spoiler

  2. says:

    It is readableBut I am used to the Dragonlance classics and this was the first trilogy I read that was not written by Weis Hickman I found very hard to connect with characters I think the writer should had made shorter the endless details of the fights and should had explored the characters

  3. says:

    As with the previous two I have mixed feelings about the narrator Some of his voices are fantastic while others annoy me to no endAlso like the previous two it's a strong story with only a few inaccurate factsMy biggest complaint is that I feel there is just too much going on in these books for how short they are I really think they should have been between 15 and twice the length they were to give appropriate time and attention to everything going onEven with that in consideration though I still highly recommend the series Really sets the stage for later events

  4. says:

    The conclusion of the Dragons of a New Age trilogy is as fast paced and entertaining as the previous two instalments I still miss the classic Dragonlance settings and I do not like the changes introduced with the last editions of the Dragonlance campaign but this did not prevent me from enjoying the book

  5. says:

    Most people who stuck with Rabe's trilogy this far out of a motivation other than Dragonlancential duty seemed to have gleaned a fair amount of enjoyment from it I on the other hand thought it the weakest of the trilogy by miles to such an extent in fact that I'm cautious about proceeding on to the Dhamon saga at all A real shame since I felt the first two books in the series threw out some nice ideas and took the world of Krynn in some fun directionsRabe just seems to have tossed it all in though and likewise tossed this third novel off I confess I expected some sort of buildup to an epic climax a little expanding on the world and some character interactions of note Instead for 250 pages we had names tossed off in random battles with Dragons and Knights of Takhisis that made little sense beyond we need another magical object as if ave felt the background work was all done and nothing further was needed By the time we made the final climax I was exhausted from out of context fight scenes only to find another out of context fight scene Not to spoil top much but spoilers regardless the final showdown is a complete damp suib in terms of plot and character motivation I liked that Khellendros ended up triumphing over Malystryx but what a weird fight in which a bunch of mortals can suddenly take on four or five of these new super powerful dragons in one go and live to tell the tale This seems very very anti Dragonlance and just left me entirely disengaged from the entire trilogy I'd just read perhaps it would have been fine if the book overall had contained some kind of substance or reason for existingAnnoying I know that Rabe has talent than she delivered on here

  6. says:

    This book should be read so that the reader can then gain an appreciation for what makes a good fantasy book which this is the total opposite of Good lord this is bad to the point that it gets uite funny The characters get severely beaten but get healed and are good to go in no time This means that there is nothing at stake No worries the healer will take care of itThe characters can also deal a beating to majestic massive evil dragons with very little repercussions Anybody who read the first Dragonlance book Dragons of Autumn Twilight felt how imposing these mythic creatures are Dragon fear was clearly an issue when a character had to even consider facing a dragon No so here Just hack away at the bug guy no problem The list goes on This is truly awful How not to write fantasy

  7. says:

    I enjoyed these books a lot this time around I still find a lot of errors and issues but overall I think she did a good job with the task she was handed I finally learned to like some of the characters and even enjoyed the overall story

  8. says:

    I go bonkers for dragons and this excellent tale was no exception Great stuff

  9. says:

    The dragons are still the best part The heroes really shouldn't have had a chance against them at all during this whole series The shadow dragon is still a large mystery

  10. says:

    a grand ending to this marvellous trilogy which might have been called the age of mortals but it was truly the age of the dragons the great overlords who in the end got too power hungry and vied for power betraying each other to the great red's downfall khellendros better known as skie kitiara's partner seeks only to enter the gray in order to be reunited with his beloved kitiara will he manage to do this? meeting the beautiful sea elves and glidus the white dragon was an exhilarating experience so comes the end to this magnificent trilogy

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