The end of an epic journey

The Dragonlance series by Margaret Weis and Laura and Tracy Hickman has acquired a cult reputation among fantasy geeks and role players around the world. Test of the Twins (1986) is the grand finale of an epic trilogy of novels. The story of the novels is a real tale of salvation. The heroes of the story, Caramon Majere and Tasslehoff Burrfoot attempt to prevent an inevitable apocalypse by stopping Caramon’s brother, a powerful wizard Raistlin Majere from becoming a god. At the same time they try to save Raistlin from becoming the evil tyrant who would destroy the world.

Test of the Twins is a very traditional fantasy book since it was released a couple of decades ago. The typical good versus evil theme is very present in the series but the writing is excellent and the world of Dragonlance is so rich of fun details that the clichés didn’t really bother me. The series has many different themes of varying importance. The most important are brotherhood of Caramon and Raistlin, the eternal battle of good and evil, but there are also darker themes such as depression and death.

Dragonlance books are a good choice if you like deep character developement, detailed and immersive world, dragons and you don’t mind fantasy clichés.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maria
    Nov 21, 2010 @ 20:24:48

    Wow, this book got my interest, I really could read this book but it wasn’t on the list. I didn’t find any mistakes in your grammar, you are very good at english. About the book review, it was bit short because it is last book of trilogy, there would be lot more to tell about, also I didn’t find a character analysis from your post.

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  2. Ms Leino
    Nov 19, 2010 @ 07:20:45

    Why did you not pick a book from the mandatory book list? There were several fantasy novels to choose from…

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