books Test of the Twins (Dragonlance Legends, #3)Author Margaret Weis –

Defying The Fate That Claimed His Evil Predecessor, Raistlin Opens The Portal To The Abyss And Passes Through With Crysania At His Side, He Engages The Queen Of Darkness In A Battle For The Ultimate Prize A Seat Among The GodsAt The Same Time, Caramon And Tasslehoff Are Transported To The Future There They Come To Understand The Consequences Of Raistlin S Quest And Caramon At Last Realizes The Painful Sacrifice He Must Make To Prevent His Brother S Success Old Friends And Strange Allies Come Together To Aid Him, But Caramon Must Take The Last, Greatest Step AloneThe Step Into The Abyss

10 thoughts on “Test of the Twins (Dragonlance Legends, #3)

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    War returns to Krynn The Dragonarmies are on the march once And in the shadows, Raistlin Majere prepares for his ultimate test the final confrontation with the Queen of Darkness Test of the Twins was a surprisingly good ending to the Legends trilogy, just as Dragons of Spring Dawning was a surprisingly good ending to the Chronicles trilogy Both of those saved their respective sub series from hopeless mediocrity after very disappointing middle books, and ended up making both trilogies look like the legends of fantasy that they are.This book still had some of the things I hated about the second book, but some of the scenes in this one were amazing And of course, it made me look even forward to start exploring this huge universe for real.I have now finished the two classic DragonLance trilogies, and must say I am positively surprised overall I thought it would be a disaster though, so it might be hard not to be positively surprised Still, these books are amazingly enjoyable even to people who aren t in their early teens.

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    A very satisfying end to the Twins Trilogy And great character development for both twins Raistlin will always, always be my favorite character in any DD novel Period I keep thinking about who I d cast as him in a blockbuster adaptation He has to be super scrawny, sickly, sneering but super charming master manipulator So confident that he can do anything, including walk into the Abyss, kill the Dark Goddess, and take her place Loki, go away You aren t good enough for this role You need to be as smart as Moriarty, as ruthless as that jerk from 24, and as confident as Thanos Who do we have that could fit that bill, anyway I can t even imagine Back to the novel and the capstone of this trilogy Test of the Twins is super fascinating, but it s not without its flaws Or the flaws that I think they are, anyway I never cared much for Tanis He gets a lot of facetime here On the other hand, I absolutely adore the hulking brute of Raistlin s brother now and the smart alec kinder has grown on me Especially since they did so much time traveling.The best part is the multiple futures and all the branching paths that had to be corrected A lot of tragedy, but also a lot of excellent adventure Dragons galore Undead Wizards Destroyed worlds Immense magical battles, and tons of mindf ery This deserves to be in the fantasy hall of fame For real It still remains a good sight better than most of the fantasy that keeps churning out today That s saying a lot because I think a lot of modern fantasy beats the old stuff By a lot And weirdly enough, I can count this as a classic despite my prejudice against franchise fiction It s worth reading, period, if you like fantasy.

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    Our last hope, thought Tanis a dark elf This is insane It can t be happening.Leaning against the stone table, he let his head sink into his hands Name of the gods, he was tired His body ached, his wounds burned and stung He had removed the breast plate of his armor it felt as heavy as a gravestone, slung around his neck But as much as his body hurt, his soul hurt worse.Memories flitted about him like the guardians of the Tower, reaching out to touch him with their cold hands Caramon sneaking food off Flint s plate while the dwarf had his back turned Raistlin conjuring up visions of wonder and delight for the children of Flotsam Kitiara, laughing, throwing her arms around his neck, whispering into his ear Tanis s heart shrank within him, the pain brought tears to his eyes.No It was all wrong Surely it wasn t supposed to end this way Test of the Twins is the final novel in the Dragonlance Legends trilogy Originally published in 1986, it has enjoyed unusual longevity for a Dungeons Dragons trade novel testament to its benchmark quality.The edition reviewed is the latest release and the first time that the novel has enjoyed a hard cover Illustrated with the same Matt Stawicki painting that graced the most recent paperback edition, this release continues the hardcover releases of the Dragonlance Chronicles in 2003.The authors Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman should need little introduction to fans of Dragonlance, between them they have written all of the core books of the Dragonlance novel line, creating some of the best known and most loved characters of Dungeons and Dragons literature many of whom, beside the twins Tanis, Kitiara, Lord Soth, Lord Gunthar, Tika continue their roles in this novel They have also collaborated on such projects as the Darksword Trilogy, the Death Gate Cycle, the Starshield novels and the Sovereign Stone Trilogy They have enjoyed a great deal of success outside of their well known collaboration with books such as The Immortals and Requiem of the Stars Hickman and the Star of the Guardian novels and The Soulforge Weis.The Test of the Twins begins where the previous book left off with the unlikely allies, dark wizard Raistlin Majere and the devout cleric Crysania, about to open the portal to the Abyss in order to enter and confront the Queen of Darkness Raistlin, through his time traveling endeavors, has assumed the mantle of a legendary evil wizard of past times and is following literally in his footsteps on a dangerous path to re write history in his favor.Chasing behind Raistlin is his twin brother Caramon accompanied by the kender Tasslehoff Burfoot Caramon s heart wrenching quest to save his brother if he can, but to ultimately stop him at any cost is the test that the twins must face.Although the conclusion of the trilogy, Legends is so closely tied to the previous trilogy that the six books could be viewed as one saga As the climax, Legends does not disappoint Gathering momentum and building to a satisfying conclusion, the authors truly manage to make you feel for the characters both the good and the evil and as such are able to deliver some truly poignant scenes and genuine tugs at the heart strings.Test of the Twins serves not only as a gratifying and compellingly exciting climax to the trilogy but also to the story that began six books ago, with the start of Chronicles If one has invested the time and you should to read each of the novels in succession, you are able to truly appreciate the depth of the characters, to care for them and share in their joys and sorrows.The characters themselves are written with outstanding clarity and development even Tasslehoff, lovable to some but irritating to others, has evolved beyond mere comic relief to become a sadly mature person scarred by personal loss and grief.Not really a fumble, but a word of wisdom to the new reader Do not plan to pick up this book, having read none of the others in this trilogy and hope to appreciate it to its fullest Although the plot would not be difficult to pick up, the characters and the story deserve to be read in full.Begin with The Soulforge by Margaret Weis , progress from there to the Chronicles Trilogy and then the Legends trilogy To do otherwise, would be to do the Test of the Twins and yourself a great injustice.I would highly recommend this and other Dragonlance novels to anyone who hasn t yet discovered them They are a cut above most of the rest of the Dungeons Dragons novels, and it was not for nothing that these were the books that began it all Or, if like me, you have fond memories of these books but have not picked them up in some time then that time has come The new editions are beautiful re releases and the words on their pages than stand the test of time.Buy this book if you a enjoyed the other books of the Dragonlance Chronicles, Legends, or War of Souls, or b enjoyed the Sovereign Stone trilogy by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.Final Grade A

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    For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul That s probably the question Raistlin Majere should have asked himself before setting off on his epic quest to take the place of Takhisis, the Dark Queen, Krynn s five headed dragon god of evil.But, y know, mistakes were made So time travel After Caramon and Tasslehoff spend some time in the future, they finally return to the present day just in time to meet up with Tanis, who s going to be helping to defend the holy city of Palanthas from the onslaught of Kitiara Raistlin Caramon s half sister Dragonlord while Raistlin s path takes him to the Abyss itself, in company with the cleric Crysania, for whom he most certainly doesn t have feelings As I said in the review of the first book of the trilogy, this was a surprising follow up to the original Dragonlance Chronicles despite all of the time travel war c., it s a surprisingly intimate story of redemption although exactly whose redemption might be up for debate and when things reach their end, they are surprisingly melancholy.

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    This almost got bumped down to three stars, because I cannot be gin to tell you how much I still don t care about Tanis and Kitiara, but while the good bits were smaller than in the first two books, they were in some ways even sweeter Crysania buys a clue Caramon manages to find a small bit of balance between total dependence on Raistlin and total repudiation of him Raistlin remains fascinatingly ambiguous Did he stop Takhisis at the last minute because he realized that winning would be wrong, or did he stop because he realized that winning would be no fun at all for him Does it matter In short, it was a lovely reread of the whole series, and it almost makes me want to plow through the Chronicles again.

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    Test of the Twins is the third and last book of Dragonlance Legends series, which was written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman in 1986.After reading the first two books of Legends series, I ve been expecting from Test of the Twins I expect a different ending for this novel but I could not find what I expected and the end did not satisfy me.In this novel you will read mostly Caramon s adventures and also in this novel Tanis and Kitiara has roles I could not learn what Raistlin is thinking and why he takes the actions in this novel because there are really few parts in this novel and most of them are just shallow parts.It would be nice to write on Raistlin s feelings in this book.

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    After feeling the first book in this trilogy felt rushed and thoroughly enjoying the second one and watching the characters really come into their own, this one took my breathe away and broke my heart For the first time since I began reading these books, I saw Caramon as than just Raislin s twin or the brute force of the group I saw him as a person who has become whole and found himself, which I suspect, is what was intended The appearances of both Tanis and Kitiara were nice touches and Tasslehoff was written as less of an annoyance than he came off in the previous two books, which I was extremely happy to see What can I say, I m a kender loving fool But, as has been the case throughout all of the books, my heart was with Raistlin It was my desire to see if my feelings about him were going to be validated in the end that made me devour this book in one sitting Throughout the trilogy we ve seen him wrestle with his desire for power and the humanity that burns somewhere inside of him which he tries so desperately not to give in to A being of seemingly total evil, willing to challenge the Queen of Darkness and attempt to take her place amongst the gods, he s done unspeakable things and is past the point of redemption or is he An incredibly satisfying ending.

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    Seriye 2 3 y l nce Ruh D veni ve Silah Karde li i ile ba lad mdan karakterlerin ge mi i hat rlamalar nda bende onlarla birlikte hat rlad m Bu y zden bu ve nceki kitapta sahnelerin dramatikli ini artt r n istesem b yle denk getiremezdim Fakat ne yaz k ki baz karakterlerin Crysania veya Kitiara gibi ve olaylar n zay f, sorulara ok a k ekilde i lendi ini d nd mden kitab sevmek istedi im kadar sevemedim G zel bir kitapt , thaki devam n bast nda da devam edece im.

  9. says:

    Best book of the series so far Characters beginning to shine through and the world starts to come together.

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    We re back in the present for this one after a brief sidetrip somewhen unexpected , as Caramon and Tas race to try to save Krynn from unspeakable horrors, joining forces with an old friend along the way At the same time, Raistlin and Crysania are fighting their way through the Abyss, in an attempt to defeat the dark queen Messy It certainly was for the characters, I mean, not the book Again, this was somewhat darker in tone than earlier books set in the Dragonlance world, and there are plenty of Eeek moments to keep you turning the pages Curiously enough, I think one of my favourite characters in this second trilogy was probably Dalamar He s not perfect, he s playing both sides against the middle, and he has a couple of extremely unpleasant things happen to him on the way through He s a marvellous blend of evil and Trying To Do The Right Thing, and so seemed much real in some ways, since he s not as firmly pigeonholed one way or another as some of the other characters.