Friday, December 30, 2011

Dragons of the Hourglass Mage Review

Title: Dragons of the Hourglass Mage
Author: Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
Series: The Lost Chronicles #3,
Genre: Epic Fantasy, Fantasy. Dragons, Goblins, Kender, Knights, Warriors, Wizards


Spoiler Alert! - leave now if you have not read the book

The Lost Chronicles book are considered "fill-in" book rather than a series as this answer issues that where raised from the original Chronicles series. I read and review this book over the Dragons of the Dwarven Depths and Dragons of the Highlord Skies because I was excited to read what really happened to Raistlin between the events after he teleported out of the Maelstrom and return in end of
Dragons of Spring Dawning

Dragons of the Hourglass Mage fills the gap to which I commend the authors for doing so as this basically explains it all. As always Raistlin was "foxy" as ever as he was able survive countless events that could have him killed even surviving the wrath of Takhisis because he carries the last of the Dragon Orbs.The story also reveal how treacherous Kitiara Uth-Matar is as she is willing to kill Raistlin after he stole Hourglass of Star in Dargaard Keep.
The final battle betwen Raistlin and his lich, Fistandatilus was the highlight of the book as he was able to defeat the "soul" of the "present" Fistandantilus and revealed to the Dark queen that he "IS" Fistandantilus in the flesh in the body of Raistlin. With this development, Raistlin was able to fully acquire Fistandantilus knowledge and power and set his sights on becoming a god which  will be chronicles on  the Legends series.

Overall, Dragons of the Hourglass Mage is by far the best book of the three Lost Chronicles series as this has serve as a "prequel" to the Legends Series although I have to read the first two books but every Dragonlance fans know that Raistlin is the MAN when you talk about Dragonlance and I dare say this is a must-read book for every fan out there.
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