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In the Beginning . . . Given life by gods, the Ogres were the most intelligent and beautful of the early races on Krynn, and they reigned supreme in their perfect kingdom . . . Until that fabled race was weakened by clan rivalries and evil ambition, their downfall orchestrated by the hand of the Dark Queen, Takhisis . . . Until the once-proud Ogres were cursed by their own mi In the Beginning . . . Given life by gods, the Ogres were the most intelligent and beautful of the early races on Krynn, and they reigned supreme in their perfect kingdom . . . Until that fabled race was weakened by clan rivalries and evil ambition, their downfall orchestrated by the hand of the Dark Queen, Takhisis . . . Until the once-proud Ogres were cursed by their own mistakes and transformed into one of Krynn's most ugly, despised, and villainous species . . . All except a small group, the Irda, who learned to accept goodness, fight for their freedom, and escape to build a utopian civilization of their own on a paradise island in the Dragon Isles. THE IRDA The Lost Histories Series probes the historical roots and epic struggles of the heretofore little-known peoples of Krynn. Author Linda P. Baker sheds light on the legendary origins of this mysterious race, The Irda.


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In the Beginning . . . Given life by gods, the Ogres were the most intelligent and beautful of the early races on Krynn, and they reigned supreme in their perfect kingdom . . . Until that fabled race was weakened by clan rivalries and evil ambition, their downfall orchestrated by the hand of the Dark Queen, Takhisis . . . Until the once-proud Ogres were cursed by their own mi In the Beginning . . . Given life by gods, the Ogres were the most intelligent and beautful of the early races on Krynn, and they reigned supreme in their perfect kingdom . . . Until that fabled race was weakened by clan rivalries and evil ambition, their downfall orchestrated by the hand of the Dark Queen, Takhisis . . . Until the once-proud Ogres were cursed by their own mistakes and transformed into one of Krynn's most ugly, despised, and villainous species . . . All except a small group, the Irda, who learned to accept goodness, fight for their freedom, and escape to build a utopian civilization of their own on a paradise island in the Dragon Isles. THE IRDA The Lost Histories Series probes the historical roots and epic struggles of the heretofore little-known peoples of Krynn. Author Linda P. Baker sheds light on the legendary origins of this mysterious race, The Irda.

30 review for The Irda

  1. 5 out of 5

    Adon Coya

    Excellent reading, with untapped potential for another 300 pages. A missed chance, really.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jim C

    My rating is 1.5 stars. This takes place in the world of Dragonlance. This tells the story of how some members of the Ogre race become Irda and live on a remote island. Let me first say I liked the concept of this novel. The idea of ogres being favored by the gods and them falling out of favor intrigued me. The problem with this novel was its execution. I felt like I was dropped in the middle of a book where I should know what is going on (I have read many, many Dragonlance books and I still felt My rating is 1.5 stars. This takes place in the world of Dragonlance. This tells the story of how some members of the Ogre race become Irda and live on a remote island. Let me first say I liked the concept of this novel. The idea of ogres being favored by the gods and them falling out of favor intrigued me. The problem with this novel was its execution. I felt like I was dropped in the middle of a book where I should know what is going on (I have read many, many Dragonlance books and I still felt this way). I did not like the exposition in this book at all as it gave no background information and it seemed like it was thrown together hastily. Also, there were passages of time that were never explained. A character could be in one place and in the following paragraph he/she could be in a total different setting. This gets back to the exposition. The ending really irked me too. It was a big disappointment and did not resolve some storylines as it was rushed. My advice would be to skip this book. It failed mightily on an interesting concept and it is a shame too because this could have been an interesting read.

  3. 5 out of 5

    João Batista

    Slow but nice reading. The Irda (Ogres) are the Firstborn of the gods; children of Takhisis, Sargonnas and Hiddukel; they sing for everything... but there's also treachery among them! On a trip to visit a friend, some Disr creatures attack them; political intrigues and envy occur; can humans, as slaves to Ogres, have free will? The real "ugliness" of Ogres is now showing outside... Some Ogres are now exiled by their own kin... and they fight and slay one another! Weeks later, te exiled attacked by Slow but nice reading. The Irda (Ogres) are the Firstborn of the gods; children of Takhisis, Sargonnas and Hiddukel; they sing for everything... but there's also treachery among them! On a trip to visit a friend, some Disr creatures attack them; political intrigues and envy occur; can humans, as slaves to Ogres, have free will? The real "ugliness" of Ogres is now showing outside... Some Ogres are now exiled by their own kin... and they fight and slay one another! Weeks later, te exiled attacked by humans; but other humans have different intentions with certain Ogres... The gods do not like all that: coldfire from the sky! Some Ogres returning to Takar... now with a new leader; others, trying to find a new home outside Ansalon, but a Xocli creature attacks; back at Takar, humans uprose... and the remainder of Ogres choose (and can finally find the island) to live in Anaiatha.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Rob

    This book was okay. I agree with the other reviews in that the romance aspect of the book just overburden a potentially good story. Additionally, all the fighting among between the characters felt forced and unnecessary, almost as if the author felt it necessary just to expand the story by throwing in those fight scenes as a result of immediate betrayal by characters who previously had long standing relationships. Finally, I'm not sure why the historical synopsis of the world was thrown at the e This book was okay. I agree with the other reviews in that the romance aspect of the book just overburden a potentially good story. Additionally, all the fighting among between the characters felt forced and unnecessary, almost as if the author felt it necessary just to expand the story by throwing in those fight scenes as a result of immediate betrayal by characters who previously had long standing relationships. Finally, I'm not sure why the historical synopsis of the world was thrown at the end of the book after the epilogue rather than at the beginning which seemed to possibly make more sense when setting the scene for the story.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Joel

    Though far from my favourite of the Lost Histories, 'The Irda' is interesting in that it does something quite different with its focus race (who are technically ogres before they were corrupted into monsters) and charts their concurrent demise and elevation. The story has a lot in common with grand mythology, particularly Greek, and for that reason alone is well worth checking out if you like fantasy that's more concerned with world building and myth making than unique and interesting personal s Though far from my favourite of the Lost Histories, 'The Irda' is interesting in that it does something quite different with its focus race (who are technically ogres before they were corrupted into monsters) and charts their concurrent demise and elevation. The story has a lot in common with grand mythology, particularly Greek, and for that reason alone is well worth checking out if you like fantasy that's more concerned with world building and myth making than unique and interesting personal stories.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Dark-Draco

    The second Lost History book - I liked this so much better than the first as it was one complete story. The ogres really aren't a very nice people! I would have liked to find out how they became the ugly, vicious creatures that are in the other novels, as here it was a rather vague, philosophical kind off excuse - they acted like animals and so became one. I'm sure there is more to it than that - I'll just have to read all the other DragonLance books to find out!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Pierre

    I don't know why I didn't enjoy this book. I got a 5 chapters in, and was bored to pieces. I think it was because of the author's romance writing style and voice. Very little action...nothing drew me into the plot. She failed to draw me the big picture of what was going on with the Irda and how they became Ogres or ended up on their island or whatever. The writer really seemed out of her comfort zone writing the novel. A big "Meh" all around.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Lana

    was not enjoying this book so much at the start and it took me a while to get into it, was not even sure whether I was liking the ogre race at all but then when the ogre who was against slavery entered the picture, the story took a turn for the better and although there where some real gruesome bits concerning the brutality used on the human slaves the book does end well and the irda rose out of the ogre race and they where different right from the start!! a beautiful people

  9. 4 out of 5

    Evan Leach

    I read a lot of the Dragonlance books as a youngster, and they varied widely in quality. This was on the low end of the spectrum. Not a terrible book, but not very good. If you're not a Dragonlance fan there's no reason to read this; if you are...you can still skip this one. 1.5 stars.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Lady Kitten

    This book starts out good but fails to keep a reader interested. The story is easy to get lost in and doesn't make much sense. It's a shame because I really wanted to learn the history of the Orges. Unless you are a hard liner Dugeons & Dragons lover I would avoid it This book starts out good but fails to keep a reader interested. The story is easy to get lost in and doesn't make much sense. It's a shame because I really wanted to learn the history of the Orges. Unless you are a hard liner Dugeons & Dragons lover I would avoid it

  11. 5 out of 5

    Philana Walker

    Beautiful powerful creatures forged in chaos who see themselves as better than all the other beings on Krynn and enslave them for their own gain- well, this your cup of tea then. The Irda are magical beasts with god-like beauty.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Matthew

    i am a dragonlance fan, but im sorry if within five chapters i'm still bored and wondering why i'm still reading this im not gonna go much farther.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Victoria

    Easy to read. Entertaining although not that catchy. I expected more given the curiosity that gave the Irdas in the other books, but at least make some light over the past of the Irdas....

  14. 5 out of 5

    Todd R

    A really good read here. Some good history given, well worth the time for Krynn fans.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Desmond

    I liked it

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kyle K

    The origin of Irda and the downfall of the Ogre is precipitated by heretical philosophies of a prominent governor and a forbidden love between races.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Stella

    Lo tengo en formato PDF, aún no lo leo. Me encantaría poder conseguirlo impreso. La pena es que no esté traducido al español!! :(

  18. 5 out of 5

    Lawrence L

    This book, which is something you should read, challenges the notion of what we think of as an ogre. Find out how the ogres of Dragonlance came to resemble the ogres that we are familiar with.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Paolo Mangiarotti

    Libro davvero carino che stravolge la crudeltà congenita degli Orchi di Dragonlance spiegando l'origine di un popolo di "orchi buoni"...

  20. 4 out of 5

    S.F. Burgess

  21. 4 out of 5

    Mark

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kutrina Grover

  23. 5 out of 5

    Siân Joséttè

  24. 5 out of 5

    Aiman Jalal

  25. 5 out of 5

    Scathanya

  26. 5 out of 5

    Douglas

  27. 5 out of 5

    Carla

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jess Haines

  29. 5 out of 5

    Myrtti

  30. 4 out of 5

    Donald

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