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The Eve of the Maelstrom In an age of tyranny, one evil rises above all others The Summer of Chaos swept its devastation across the world of Krynn In its wake, foul dragon overlords of immeasurable power conquered Ansalon and remade the lands in their own image But Malystryx, the greatest and most evil of all the dragons, is no longer content with ruling her domain She wants to ascend to godhood, and only one band of stalwart heroes stands in her way

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • The Eve of the Maelstrom
  • Jean Rabe
  • English
  • 04 May 2019
  • 0786928603

About the Author: Jean Rabe

When I am not writing, I toss tennis balls to my cadre of dogs My house is filled with books and dogs, you can smell both when you walk in the front door It s a good smell.I have 36 published novels and am currently writing in the mystery genre My latest mystery, The Dead of Winter, was a finalist for the Clay Award and is the first in the Piper Blackwell series.I live in a tiny town in the middle of Illinois that has a Dollar General, a pizza place with exceedingly slow service, a veterinarian good thing, eh , and train trackslots of train tracks.



10 thoughts on “The Eve of the Maelstrom

  1. Jenny Jenny says:

    3.5 This is a good end to the trilogy but a frustrating one because it s not a resolution It sof a breath between rounds The characters I grew to like from Books 1 and, mostly, 2, develop even further in this book but still maintain their personalities and important traits except for Dhamon s hair color, but that s another issue The plot lines were never really disparate like they are in Weiss and Hickman s DL books, so they re not exactly tied up here, but they do wrap up 3.5 This is a good end to the trilogy but a frustrating one because it s not a resolution It sof a breath between rounds The characters I grew to like from Books 1 and, mostly, 2, develop even further in this book but still maintain their personalities and important traits except for Dhamon s hair color, but that s another issue The plot lines were never really disparate like they are in Weiss and Hickman s DL books, so they re not exactly tied up here, but they do wrap up The major plot line with magical artifacts and the rumor of a god s return is basically concluded, and we find out where all the characters are going next even though we don t know what will happen to them from there The action is continuous and makes sense The suspense is there, and the book is exciting I wanted to read to find out what happened next Definitely a lothappens than in the first book of this trilogy Also, I loved seeing older characters make appearances Rabe does a good job of making the different races but especially Weiss and Hickman s characters resemble themselves They do and say what Weiss and Hickman would have them do and say What I didn t like that it s so hard to kill the dragons Rabe goes to great lengths no pun intended to tell her readers that these dragons are huge, massive, bigger than any dragons Krynn has seen before, but I m not buying that humans can t kill dragons when they re stabbing the beasts and making them lose blood and everything SOME wounds have to be fatal that s just science Okay, the beasts are magical, but so are some of the humans It s annoying Also, what I didn t like that Rabe s magic is a little too easy Okay, she introduces nature magic, and it s really cool, but she also has some spells that resemble the original Krynnian magic Remember how taxing those spells were for Raistlin How he d send forth a fireball and practically die after Yeah, Raistlin was weakened, but the point is, the spells weren t easy, nor were they fast Some of Rabe s spells seem to take a lot out of the spell caster, especially Feril s nature magic spells, but other times, Palin can just whip up a fireball and be perfectly fine So, it s a little inconsistent Still, I like nature magic it s cool and unique I m glad the characters found a new magic because no sorcery at all would be boring.There are some major loose ends in this story on purpose view spoiler who is the Shadow Sorcerer what is Fury how did Malys not die, and what s she going to do and where did she come from, btw is Khellendros Skie finally going to be reunited with his beloved Kit hide spoiler I m hoping that these purposeful loose ends will be tied up in Rabe s next series, The Dhamon Saga, which I wasn t planning on getting to right away I ended up buying the books on ThriftBooks because I actually want to know what happens next in this new, Rabian Krynn.Recommended to fans who want to read the DL books in order as recommended by the Dragonlance Nexus website You could read this series out of context, but if you re not already a DL fan, you probably won t get into it, and if you read it out of order, you ll get major spoilers for Weiss and Hickman s earlier novels

  2. Sara Reis Sara Reis says:

    It is readable.But I am used to the Dragonlance classics and this was the first trilogy I read that was not written by Weis Hickman I found very hard to connect with characters, I think the writer should had made shorter the endless details of the fights and should had exploredthe characters It is readable.But I am used to the Dragonlance classics and this was the first trilogy I read that was not written by Weis Hickman I found very hard to connect with characters, I think the writer should had made shorter the endless details of the fights and should had exploredthe characters

  3. Kevin Potter Kevin Potter says:

    As with the previous two, I have mixed feelings about the narrator Some of his voices are fantastic while others annoy me to no end.Also like the previous two, it s a strong story with only a few inaccurate facts.My biggest complaint is that I feel there is just too much going on in these books for how short they are I really think they should have been between 1.5 and twice the length they were to give appropriate time and attention to everything going on.Even with that in consideration thoug As with the previous two, I have mixed feelings about the narrator Some of his voices are fantastic while others annoy me to no end.Also like the previous two, it s a strong story with only a few inaccurate facts.My biggest complaint is that I feel there is just too much going on in these books for how short they are I really think they should have been between 1.5 and twice the length they were to give appropriate time and attention to everything going on.Even with that in consideration though, I still highly recommend the series Really sets the stage for later events

  4. Marco Marco says:

    The conclusion of the Dragons of a New Age trilogy is as fast paced and entertaining as the previous two instalments I still miss the classic Dragonlance settings, and I do not like the changes introduced with the last editions of the Dragonlance campaign, but this did not prevent me from enjoying the book.

  5. Alex Alex says:

    Most people who stuck with Rabe s trilogy this far out of a motivation other than Dragonlancential duty seemed to have gleaned a fair amount of enjoyment from it I, on the other hand, thought it the weakest of the trilogy by miles to such an extent, in fact, that I m cautious about proceeding on to the Dhamon saga at all A real shame since I felt the first two books in the series threw out some nice ideas and took the world of Krynn in some fun directions.Rabe just seems to have tossed it Most people who stuck with Rabe s trilogy this far out of a motivation other than Dragonlancential duty seemed to have gleaned a fair amount of enjoyment from it I, on the other hand, thought it the weakest of the trilogy by miles to such an extent, in fact, that I m cautious about proceeding on to the Dhamon saga at all A real shame since I felt the first two books in the series threw out some nice ideas and took the world of Krynn in some fun directions.Rabe just seems to have tossed it all in though, and likewise tossed this third novel off I confess I expected some sort of buildup to an epic climax, a littleexpanding on the world and some character interactions of note Instead, for 250 pages we had names tossed off in random battles with Dragons and Knights of Takhisis that made little sense beyond we need another magical object , as if ave felt the background work was all done and nothing further was needed By the time we made the final climax I was exhausted from out of context fight scenes only to find another out of context fight scene Not to spoil top much but spoilers, regardless the final showdown is a complete damp squib in terms of plot and character motivation I liked that Khellendros ended up triumphing over Malystryx, but what a weird fight in which a bunch of mortals can suddenly take on four or five of these new super powerful dragons in one go and live to tell the tale This seems very, very anti Dragonlance and just left me entirely disengaged from the entire trilogy I d just read perhaps it would have been fine if the book, overall, had contained some kind of substance or reason for existing.Annoying I know that Rabe hastalent than she delivered on here

  6. Fourth Doctor Fourth Doctor says:

    This book should be read so that the reader can then gain an appreciation for what makes a good fantasy book, which this is the total opposite of Good lord this is bad to the point that it gets quite funny The characters get severely beaten but get healed and are good to go in no time This means that there is nothing at stake No worries the healer will take care of it.The characters can also deal a beating to majestic, massive, evil dragons with very little repercussions Anybody who read th This book should be read so that the reader can then gain an appreciation for what makes a good fantasy book, which this is the total opposite of Good lord this is bad to the point that it gets quite funny The characters get severely beaten but get healed and are good to go in no time This means that there is nothing at stake No worries the healer will take care of it.The characters can also deal a beating to majestic, massive, evil dragons with very little repercussions Anybody who read the first Dragonlance book Dragons of Autumn Twilight felt how imposing these mythic creatures are Dragon fear was clearly an issue when a character had to even consider facing a dragon No so here Just hack away at the bug guy, no problem The list goes on This is truly awful How not to write fantasy

  7. Matt Littrell Matt Littrell says:

    I enjoyed these books a lotthis time around I still find a lot of errors and issues, but overall I think she did a good job with the task she was handed I finally learned to like some of the characters, and even enjoyed the overall story.

  8. Pachy Pedia Pachy Pedia says:

    Aunque este ltimo tomo de la trilog a me ha gustado un poco m s que los anteriores, la verdad es que me ha costado terminarlo No s si es la forma de escribir de la autora o que no he conectado con los personajes, pero hay algo en esta trilog a que no me termina de convencer.

  9. Jim Jim says:

    2.5

  10. James James says:

    The dragons are still the best part The heroes really shouldn t have had a chance against them at all during this whole series The shadow dragon is still a large mystery.

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