Preeminent storytellers Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman have redefined epic fantasy Since the publication of their Dragonlance series, millions of readers have enjoyed their imaginative world building, rich characterization, and intricate storylines Now these best selling authors bring their talents to one of the most innovative fantasy creations ever in Dragon Wing, thePreeminent storytellers Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman have redefined epic fantasy Since the publication of their Dragonlance series, millions of readers have enjoyed their imaginative world building, rich characterization, and intricate storylines Now these best selling authors bring their talents to one of the most innovative fantasy creations ever in Dragon Wing, the first volume in The Death Gate Cycle.An assassin and the royal child he has been hired to kill form an unlikely and unstable alliance as the plots of human sorcerers, elven pirates, and dwarf revolutionaries threaten to overwhelm the airborne kingdoms of Arianus.
Dragon Wing Preeminent storytellers Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman have redefined epic fantasy Since the publication of their Dragonlance series millions of readers have enjoyed their imaginative world building
Book one in a 7 book series I LOVE the series Let me say this, if you think oh no it s just another fantasy series , think again Yeah it sure seems that way, till you get further in and you start realizing some of the plot, and the timeline just WHEN it happens will interest you Some books drag, some are better, but the last 2 books are my favorite.Book 1 however is action packed and hooks you in quickly.
The Death Gate Cycle is probably my favorite fantasy series The settings are unique and engrossing The characters are deep and complex Haplo is the most interesting fantasy character I ve come across.
This is certainly an example of thinking out of the box as far as world building is concerned I m not too sure how to approach a review of this book I ve never read the Death Gate Cycle before, and I must say that this book left me intrigued I did, initially, have a struggle wrapping my mind around the world of Arianus and the different realms The maps and diagrams in the front of the book certainly helped One or two of the characters left me cold, but that didn t really alter my reading experie [...]
Ha sido todo un acierto recuperar esta serie que le por primera vez durante mi adolescencia Como era de esperar, esta relectura la ha privado del barniz de obra maestra que le apliqu entonces, pero a n as ha pasado la prueba con creces Se trata de una colecci n de libros en la que tiene cabida la reflexi n sobre grandes temas pero que se sustenta, sobre todo, en unos personajes carism ticos, un universo rico y complejo y un ritmo narrativo adictivo que deja espacio suficiente a los detalles.En m [...]
I split the review for this up Too long too lazy to read admit it I first read these as a teenager and I was completely and utterly hooked It s been roughly fifteen years since then, and of course, the reading experience changed.This is sci fi fantasy at its hugest form Tolkien has created a massive fantasy world, in all its glory The Death Gate Cycle can rival Middle earth in its magnitude, though I m not sold on its ability to speak to people s imagination Weis and Hickman wrote something that [...]
This is the first book of a fantasy series from the authors who were responsible for the origins of Dragonlance In this one, we are introduced to a land that has different realms These realms could either be higher or lower than each other and they have their own story Each realm is known but at the same time remains a mystery to the other realm s residents.I would classify this as epic fantasy as there was so much going on but it never got bogged down in the details There were aspects of subjug [...]
I m re reading the Death Gate Cycle because it s been a long time and it seemed like a good summer series The first book is amazingly spry in that they don t bog it down with endless details and make it carry the entire world building burden Plus they are pretty sneaky by starting the reader off with a main character Hugh the Hand who isn t really the main character at all, yet he makes a good entry point for the reader You think you are getting some pretty standard fantasy medieval realm story [...]
hands down, my all time favorite series it s starts a little slow you have to make it to the point where haplo is introduced, the main character in the series from that point on, the series is amazing this isn t just some wierd fantasy series for dorks, like trekkies or something there are a lot of philosophies and ideologies presented throughout the course of this series, plus the story is wildly creative and interesting there s nothing like it.
Gran comienzo de El Ciclo de la Puerta de la Muerte, de los creadores de Dragonlance aunque a m me gusta m s esta saga que la de Dragonlance.Este libro sit a la historia en el mundo del aire, Ariano Es fascinante la imaginaci n de los autores del libro para resolver cada peque o detalle que pueden encontrar los personajes, sobre todo esa capacidad para imaginar distintos mundos.Creo que una de las mejores sagas de fantas a, pero no mucha gente la conoce.
La fantas a m s cl sica est desapareciendo Estos autores la han cocinado muy bien con la cl sica saga Dragonlance que muchos la consideran de usar y tirar Esta nueva saga que abrieron no es reversada, no es adulta, no hay presencia de sangre ni sexo, tramas pol ticas simplonas Pero amigos COMO ENTRETIENE
A good start for the series The characters are nice, the plot is quite good, but the ambitious worldbuliding is probably its greatest achievement.4.25 5
Dragon Wing is book 1 of 7 in The Death Gate Cycle The Death Gate Cycle is set in the far future, a post apocalyptic world that looks a lot like traditional fantasy worlds full of humans, elves, and dwarves The difference are two races, Patryns and Sartans demigods in their own minds Their war led to the Sundering of the world The Patryns were imprisoned in the hellish Labyrinth and the world was split into four one for each of the old elements The Death Gate Cycle follows a Patryn escapee from [...]
This is the first Weis Hickman novel I ve read I ll certainly keepgoing with this seven volume series because this one was a lot of fun.Any time I pick out a Fantasy or Sci Fi novel to read, it is imperativethat it has this one quality Give me an interesting the mind blowing, the better world or concept.These authors obviously put a lot of thought into this world they ve created, and described it in a manner that was not dull or over wordy, but fun and adventurous Top marks here, and hey, a pret [...]
The Margaret Weis Tracy Hickman novels make up one of those corners of the Fantasy genre that you either enjoyed in your teens and remember fondly or you didn t I have to admit that I m of the latter camp, and while I strongly suspect that there was a time when I could have greatly enjoyed Dragon Wing, that time has passed me by These days, I m a little too jaded and I ve read a few too many works in a very similar vein Dragon Wing isn t bad, necessarily, but I d be lying if I said I particularl [...]
In Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman s book Dragon Wing, tosses you into a new fantasy world that is so unique and innovative, quite literally The character development of this book is unrealistically advanced, to the point that you have several main characters They complement and contrast other characters in this book The storyline takes you from reality and puts you into a time line which is unknown to you, and that to progress forward into the book is to learn of the past The trek through a for [...]
Just as I remembered Not the most sophisticated book, and it has some of the 80 s fantasy book villains issues, but the world building is quite good, and the characters aren t flat as you d expect I thing it still can hold it s own against now days novels, but it might be my inner 12 years old.
This was the first epic fantasy book I ever read This saga is the reason why I never enjoyed Harry Potter at a young age I found it rather lame compared to this.If you are into exploring new worlds, this is definitely my way to go Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman are an amazing writing duo.
Still in my top 5 book series If you are in the market for a satisfying high adventure story filled with a unique take on classic fantasy tropes then look no further.
Todo al que le guste la fantas a conoce a estos autores y la mayor a habr is le do la DragonLance A m , por supuesto, me encant As que cuando esta nueva saga cay en mis manos no dude ni un instante en leermela y yo creo que, en general, es bastante mejor que su m s conocida obra Lectura entretenida, personajes carism ticos con sombras y una historia trepidante que, poco a poco, te va enganchando hasta que no puedes parar.Siglos atr s, unos brujos de gran poder dividieron el mundo en cuatro reino [...]
It s been a really long time since I ve read this series So long that I d forgotten most of what happened on the first book and only remember some of the books that follow It was definitely an enjoyable reread I remembered Haplo and Dog, and Bane, Alfred, and Hugh What s funny is I completely forgot about the Gegs, and the book is almost completely about them hahaha I love pretty much anything these two write together with a few exceptions and I m glad I went back to revisit the first book in th [...]
OK ok ok, any fantasy lover should truly consider reading this book series It is the perfect example of what real fantasy is, as it should be, rather then this odd fad with writing bad fantasy In my Mytholoy class we studied fantasy and there are six rules that Tolkein set for the genera and if those rules arent fallowed then it is not fantasy Now what I am saying is not that there are rules on writing, which there should never be, but when LOTR what written there were six elements that made it [...]
It s been a long time since I have seriously enjoyed a fantasy novel Strange, since I still consider it my favorite genre Somehow, this book was what I needed to get back From start to end, I enjoyed it and wanted to read about it.All the characters, for one, are really well developed They are all so multi faceted that its hard to figure out who you want to support They are all kinda against each other, but team up at times My favorite character is the assassin, Hugh the Hand and Alfred, who fa [...]
A good book, but with some noticeable flaws.The world building is really great and unique, definitely the highlight of the book for me Instead of seeing the usual fantasy world and culture that is in most novels, this one is very out of the box thinking when it comes to that aspect It seems everywhere you go, it s the usual the elves are the magical hippies, the dwarves are the earth mountain people, and the humans are everything else Plus dragons Dragon Wing is pretty good at avoiding all those [...]
This review may contain spoilers.I think it s really difficult to find any truly unique fantasy books, but this was at least an interesting concept, with a mix of fantasy and technology The characters were quite well rounded and I particularly liked Alfred.I have to say, I felt sorry for Bane for part of the book, but he was a complete brat for most of it I m not sure even Haplo could be classed as a true villain I felt for him as much as Bane, though in a different way I suppose he comes under [...]
I am given this first volume a reluctant three stars, but I don t recommend the series.In the mid 80 s Weis and Hickman wrote the first Dragonlance novels which were very popular I quite liked them as a teen although after rereading this series, I m afraid to revisit them Since Dragonlance they have worked on a number of other series but never as successfully as the first Perhaps the most ambitious is The Death Gate Cycle, seven books set across five worlds each with its unique ecology and polit [...]
I decided to re read my favorite fantasy series of all time, The Death Gate Cycle I was recently telling a friend and her husband and you know who you are, Emily how wonderful these books were, and as I was talking to them, I managed to talk myself into re reading the books.Hundreds of years ago, the Sartans a magical race Sundered the world, dividing it into four components air, stone, fire, and water in order to prevent their enemies, the Patryns, from gaining control of the earth The Sartan c [...]
A huge wow for this book, I do think this is my very favourite book so far in the dragonlance series and it is the first book from the death gate cycle loved it because it spoke about a tiered world, with the gegs dwarves being the ones on the bottom rung, totally exploited by other beings who proclaimed themselves to be gods and afraid of the elves finally as all subjugated peoples do, a small faction started to rebel, and foment unrest amongst the gegs, the factree where they worked to provide [...]
Llegu a esta saga de la mano de la obra m s reconocida de esta autora y Tracy Hickman , Dragonlance, con la intenci n de comprobar si era m s de lo mismo o algo distinto.Una grata sorpresa me llev el mundo descrito en Ala de drag n, no el mundo de Ariano donde transcurre este primer volumen de la saga sino del universo entero es realmente sorprendente Una construcci n s lida y que en su primer acto nos presenta a un protagonista con el que el lector empatiza casi desde el principio pese a tratar [...]
An executioner name three chop Nick waits impatiently the cleave through the blood and bone of everyones favorite character right on the first page The writing style the makes bile rise and the heart beat at whim controls the victims of this series Authors Margaret Weis and Tray Hickman play with Maslow s needs while the reader looks at dinner and says, But I only have one chapter This is a book of utter umph for lack of a better word Grunting and cheering Slamming fists Symptoms The language f [...]
Hmm I ve read the first 4 books in the Death Gate series I believe there are 7 I will reserve full judgement until finished with the remainder, but for the most part I ve enjoyed the books Weis Hickman don t wrap everything up neatly in each episodic work the reader is left hanging quite often to know how the action will resolve for many of the major characters I was surprised that one major player was killed off early, but rest assured this is not a Game of Thrones style series The best points, [...]