Dragonlance readers, feel free to comment on my post below on the order which you think the books should be read. Or give some reading advice to new readers. I think that because there are so many books that takes place in this world that it can be overwhelming to a newby. I would like to hear from others, as I am by no means an expert. *smile* Grace -----Original Message----- From: Grace Pires [mailto:silvara@xxxxxxx] Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2011 10:49 PM To: bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bookshare-discuss] Re: Gaps in series and contest reminder Hi Shelly: In my opinion, a new reader should start by reading the Chronicles which are Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night Dragons of Spring Dawning (being rescanned) These 3 books will give the reader a good understanding about the world of Krynn. Many of the books are prequels to the chronicles. For example The meeting Sextet and preludes tells the story of the companions which is only slightly eluded in the chronicles. The preludes are not in the collection. The cataclysm is mentioned in the chronicles and so there is a trilogy about it. There are elves and Dwarves and so there are trilogies giving more details about events mentioned in the chronicles. Since we want to add the whole collection any addition will be great. But if you want to scan and have a particular preference let me know. Here is the time line as I posted a few weeks ago. Dragonlance is a medieval fantasy world with elves, dwarves, kender, dragons and other mythical creatures. The main story begins with Dragons of Autumn Twilight where a group of friends meet up at their favorite inn after a 5-year hiatus. Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman wrote the main story line. There are many books written by other authors about historical events, legends, historical figures, major and minor characters. Even some villains have stories. For example, the Meeting Sextet describes how the group of friends met, and the preludes describes the friends adventures in the intervening 5 years. In my opinion, even though many of the side novels take place chronologically before the Chronicles, they do not have to be read first. Below you will find a list of books that should actually be read in order. However, if you aren't interested in side lines, you can skip the chaos series. You may want to read some of the bridges of time series because it fills in the gap between summer flame and dragons of a new age. But if you want you can just stick with the main event. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me. Dragons of Autum Twilight (DragonLance Chronicles #1) Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/21670? Life-long friends, they went their separate ways. Now they are together again, though each holds secrets from the others in his heart. They speak of a world shadowed with rumors of war. They speak of tales of strange monsters, creatures of myth, creatures of legend. They do not speak of their secrets. Not then. Not until a chance encounter with a beautiful, sorrowful woman, who bears a magical crystal staff, draws the companions deeper into the shadows, forever changing their lives and shaping the fate of the world. No one expected them to be heroes. Least of all, themselves. Dragons of Winter Night (DragonLance Chronicles #2) Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman 0-7869-3067-5 http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/22658? Excellent Dragons of Spring Dawning (DragonLance Chronicles #3) Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman 0-7869-3070-0 http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/4475? Excellent Time of the Twins (DragonLance Legends #1) Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman 978-0786918041 http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/36437? Excellent War of the Twins (DragonLance Legends #2) Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman 978-0786918058 http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/36828? Excellent Test of the Twins (DragonLance Legends #3) Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman 978-0786918065 http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/38473? Excellent The Second Generation (DragonLance Next Generation) Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman 0-7869-2694-5 http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/10430? Excellent Dragons of Summer Flame (DragonLance Chronicles #4) Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman 0-7869-2708-9 http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/2671? Excellent The Last Thane (Dragonlance Chaos War #1) Douglas Niles 0-7869-1172-7 http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/24030? Excellent Tears of the Night Sky (Dragonlance Chaos War #2) Linda Baker, Nancy Varian Berberick 0-7869-1185-9 http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/24003? Excellent The Puppet King (Dragonlance Chaos War #3) Douglas Niles 0-7869-1324-X http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/24034? Excellent Reavers of the Blood Sea (Dragonlance Chaos War #4) Richard A Knaak 0-7869-1345-2 http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/25021? Excellent The Siege of Mt. Nevermind (Dragonlance Chaos War #5) Fergus Ryan 0-7869-1381-9 http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/288657? Excellent Spirit of the Wind (DragonLance Bridges of Time #1) Chris Pierson 0-7869-1174-3 http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/284745? Excellent Legacy of Steel (DragonLance Bridges of Time #2) Mary H. Herbert 0-7869-1187-5 http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/284368? Excellent The Silver Stair (DragonLance Bridges of Time #3) Jean Rabe 0-7869-1315-0 http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/286771? Excellent The Rose and the Skull (DragonLance Bridges of Time #4) Jeff Crook 0-7869-1336-3 http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/288632? Excellent Dezra's Quest (DragonLance Bridges of Time #5) Chris Pierson 0-7869-1368-1 gap The Dawning of a New Age (DragonLance Dragons of a New Age #1) Jean Rabe 0-7869-2842-5 http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/246922? Excellent The Day of the Tempest (DragonLance Dragons of a New Age #2) Jean Rabe 0-7869-2857-3 http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/250652? Excellent The Eve of the Maelstrom (DragonLance Dragons of a New Age #3) Jean Rabe 0-7869-2860-3 http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/247376? Excellent Dragons of a Fallen Sun (DragonLance War of Souls #1) Margaret Weis Tracy Hickman 0-7869-1564-1 http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/2759? Excellent fix Dragons of a Lost Star (DragonLance War of Souls #2) Margaret Weis Tracy Hickman 0-7869-2610-4 http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/10507? Good **This book is rated good and so it is being rescanned. Dragons of a Vanished Moon (DragonLance War of Souls #3) Margaret Weis Tracy Hickman 0-7869-2740-2 http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/10508? Excellent fix The Crossroads series and Linsha trilogy would go before war of souls. Hope this helps. -----Original Message----- From: Shelley L. Rhodes [mailto:guidinggolden@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2011 10:09 PM To: bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bookshare-discuss] Re: Gaps in series and contest reminder Grace are there any books a beginner of the Dragons Lance series should start reading, or need scanned? Shelley L. Rhodes, M.A. CVRT and Ludden black Labrador Guide Dog. Diamonds may be a woman's best friend, but a dog is mine. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Grace Pires" <silvara@xxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Cc: <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2011 8:56 PM Subject: [bookshare-discuss] Gaps in series and contest reminder > Hi Volunteers: > > We still have a lot of gaps in the different dragonlance series/trilogies > . > There is nothing worse than having an incomplete series. I am posting a > few > suggestions in case someone is looking for something to scan. > > Betrayal (DragonLance: The Dhamon Saga, Volume II) by Jean Rabe ISBN: > 978-0786927180 > Redemption (DragonLance Dhamon Saga #3) Jean Rabe ISBN: 978-0786930067 > These complete Dhamon's story which started in Dragons of a new Age. > > The Middle of Nowhere (Dragonlance: Crossroads) ISBN: 978-0786930616 Paul > B. > Thompson > This completes crossroads series. > > The Gargoyle King (DragonLance Ogre Titans #3) Richard A. Knaak isbn: > 978-0786952380 > This completes the Ogre Titans trilogy. > > I also want to remind everyone about the Dragonlance contest. The > volunteers who submit the most books will win 2 additional book credits. > The volunteer who proofs the most books will also win 2 book credits. The > contest will end may first. > > I am also doing a lottery. One name will be drawn from the first 6 > volunteers who submit a dragonlance book. That person will win 1 book > credit. > > > > Grace > > > To unsubscribe from this list, send a blank Email to > bookshare-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the Subject line. To get a list > of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > To unsubscribe from this list, send a blank Email to bookshare-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the Subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. 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