Dragons of the Hourglass Mage
Dragons of the Hourglass Mage book cover
|Author||Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis|
|Cover artist||Matthew Stawicki|
|Series||Lost Chronicles trilogy|
|Publisher||Wizards of the Coast|
|August 4, 2009 (mass market hardback)|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
|LC Class||PS3573.E3978 D7535 2009|
|Preceded by||Dragons of the Highlord Skies|
Dragons of the Hourglass Mage is a fantasy novel by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, based on the Dragonlance fictional campaign setting. It is the third installment in the Lost Chronicles trilogy, which occurs between the storyline of the individual books of (Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night, and Dragons of Spring Dawning), which compose the Chronicles trilogy. The events of this novel entirely take place during the same time frame as the events described in Dragons of Spring Dawning.
Dragons of the Hourglass Mage reveals the motivations behind Raistlin's aspirations to become a god.
After Raistlin Majere became a wizard of the Black Robe, he travels to Neraka, the lord city of the Dark Queen, under the excuse of joining her forces, but in reality, he plots his own rise to power. When Takhisis discovers that the dragon orb has entered her city, she dispatches Draconians to find it and to destroy the wizard who protects it. However, Raistlin uncovers Takhisis' plot to seize control of all magic, and he moves to stop her. Meanwhile, Kitiara uth Matar, Raistlin's older sister, follows Takhisis' orders to set a trap for the Gods of Magic on the Night of the Eye.
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This book chronicles the significant maturation of the character between his introduction in Dragons of Spring Dawning and later appearances, addressing many previously-unanswered questions.
Bookwatch praised the narration of the audiobook version by Sandra Burr, saying, "Any fantasy audio library will welcome this."
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Margaret Weis.|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Tracy Hickman.|
- Margaret Weis's homepage
- Tracy Hickman's official website
- Official Margaret Weis podcast
- Tracy & Laura Hickman's DragonHearth podcast site.
- Wizards.com Sample chapter at Wizards of the Coast.
- Margaret Weis at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Tracy Hickman at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- "Brilliance Audio". Bookwatch. February 1, 2010. Retrieved September 21, 2012. – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
- Bhatt, Shivam (2009-07-18). "Table Talk- Blowing away the dust with a book review". Retrieved 2012-12-02.
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