Dragons of the Dwarven Depths

Dragons of the Dwarven Depths

Weis, Margaret

Language: English

Published: May 7, 2007

Words: 151098
Pages: 609


From School Library Journal Grade 9 Up–In *Dragons of the Dwarven Depths* (Wizards of the Coast, 2006), authors Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman attempt to fill in some of the gaps in their popular Chronicles Trilogy series. The story picks up after the Companions of the Lance have helped a group of slaves escape from the mines of Pax Tharkas. The group takes refuge in a mountain valley, where they hope to be safe from their former masters. When the illusion of security is dispelled by the appearance of one of their old enemies, the heroes take action. They seek out the lost dwarven stronghold of Thorbardin, hoping that the dwarves that still remain within will give shelter to the refugees through the winter. However, this sanctuary comes with a cost. The Companions are forced to take up a quest for the fabled Hammer of Kharas. The story is weighted with exposition that drags down what has the potential to be an exciting plot. While the characters may be old friends to returning readers, those new to the Chronicles will find them flat and underdeveloped. Sandra Burr's clear, melodic voice guides listeners carefully along the journey. While she skillfully provides distinct voices for a large cast of characters, some of them grate on the ears. This recording will be in demand by fans of the previous books, but it will not draw in new listeners.–_Heather Dieffenbach, Lexington Public Library, Beaumont Branch, KY_ Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Product Description Tanis Half-Elven... Flint Fireforge... Tasslehoff Burfoot... the classic **Dragonlance** characters are back! Picking up where the first book of the classic **Dragonlance** Chronicles left off, this tale follows the Companions of the Lance on their adventures following the rescue of the refugees of Pax Tharkas. Flint and Tanis Half-Elven travel to the dwarven kingdom of Thorbardin, while the rest of the Companions confront challenges of their own.