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The legend of Raistlin's daughter! A strange story that cannot be confirmed, yet it is whispered among the elves of Silvanesti, gossiped about by the kender of Krynn, and told here for the first time by Caramon, the enigmatic mage's surviving twin. A wondrous new novella journeying into secrets of the heart and rumors about the past that have bearing on the future of Krynn The legend of Raistlin's daughter! A strange story that cannot be confirmed, yet it is whispered among the elves of Silvanesti, gossiped about by the kender of Krynn, and told here for the first time by Caramon, the enigmatic mage's surviving twin. A wondrous new novella journeying into secrets of the heart and rumors about the past that have bearing on the future of Krynn. Plus ten exciting short stories -- untold tales of chivalry and affection, heroic quests and foul villainy, magic in battle and transcendent defeat -- featuring all the beloved companions and fantastical creatures of the best-selling Dragonlance Saga. The story that has entrhalled over three million readers worldwide, as created by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.


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The legend of Raistlin's daughter! A strange story that cannot be confirmed, yet it is whispered among the elves of Silvanesti, gossiped about by the kender of Krynn, and told here for the first time by Caramon, the enigmatic mage's surviving twin. A wondrous new novella journeying into secrets of the heart and rumors about the past that have bearing on the future of Krynn The legend of Raistlin's daughter! A strange story that cannot be confirmed, yet it is whispered among the elves of Silvanesti, gossiped about by the kender of Krynn, and told here for the first time by Caramon, the enigmatic mage's surviving twin. A wondrous new novella journeying into secrets of the heart and rumors about the past that have bearing on the future of Krynn. Plus ten exciting short stories -- untold tales of chivalry and affection, heroic quests and foul villainy, magic in battle and transcendent defeat -- featuring all the beloved companions and fantastical creatures of the best-selling Dragonlance Saga. The story that has entrhalled over three million readers worldwide, as created by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.

30 review for Love and War

  1. 4 out of 5

    Ana María

    Con este tercer volumen llamado "Historias de Ansalon" - que se publicó en su versión original con el sugerente título de "Love and War" - se cierra la primera trilogía de los Cuentos de la Dragonlance. Este libro es, con diferencia - con MUCHA diferencia - el mejor de los tres. Los cuentos que aparecen en esta compilación giran en torno a, como bien dice el título original, el amor y la guerra; o sea, el amor en tiempos de guerra, la guerra vista por los que aman; y cuando digo amor no me refie Con este tercer volumen llamado "Historias de Ansalon" - que se publicó en su versión original con el sugerente título de "Love and War" - se cierra la primera trilogía de los Cuentos de la Dragonlance. Este libro es, con diferencia - con MUCHA diferencia - el mejor de los tres. Los cuentos que aparecen en esta compilación giran en torno a, como bien dice el título original, el amor y la guerra; o sea, el amor en tiempos de guerra, la guerra vista por los que aman; y cuando digo amor no me refiero al amor romántico únicamente, sino que en estas historias también se exploran otras vivencias y sentimientos - amistad, lealtad, compasión - que, al fin y al cabo, también son muestras de amor, aunque casi nunca los llamamos amor por miedo a la mojigata confusión. Eso hace que la lectura de estas historias sea muchísimo más amena y agradable que las de los volúmenes anteriores: salvo los dos últimos relatos, que giran en torno a la leyenda de Huma y a la famosa batalla de la Torre del Sumo Sacerdote - donde Sturm, uno de los principales personajes de la saga original murió en combate contra Kitiara -; los demás cuentos son muy entretenidos y hasta bellos. A destacar, en un primer grupo, "El relato de un buen caballero", "Por el Código y la Medida" y "Jugar al escondite", probablemente los mejores del volumen - especialmente los dos primeros - y que pese a no estar escritos por Weis y Hickman son excelentes. En un segundo grupo destacaría "El corazón de Goldmoon" y "La hija de Raistlin", que no siendo tan buenos como los del primer grupo, se hacen esenciales para profundizar en el lore pasado y futuro del propio universo de la Dragonlance. El primero lo escribió la esposa de Hickman y el segundo, la propia Weis y su hija. Del primero nada que decir, esencial para conocer el pasado dos personajes fundamentales - Goldmoon y Riverwind - antes de los eventos de las Crónicas; en cuanto al segundo... en fin... está oscilando en la delgada línea entre lo cute y lo cringe. Lo que se cuenta en esta historia le sienta tan bien al personaje de Raistlin como una ametralladora le sienta a una estatua de la Virgen, si entendéis lo que quiero decir. Me cuesta creer que Weis, que siempre ha escrito tan bien a su personaje predilecto, escribiese semejante cosa, más parecido a un mal fanfic del tipo self-insert que a otra cosa. Sin embargo, la historia puede salvarse un poco de la quema si te pones al lado de Caramon y decides que todo esto que se cuenta aquí es un mero cuento chino inventado por el pueblo que, años después de desaparecido Raistlin, empezaron a crearle leyendas para mantenerlo con vida, como se mantiene vivo a un santo, un mártir, o en su caso, un dios. Al menos, esta historia nos ha dado la estupenda portada del volumen. El resto de las historias ni están bien ni están mal, calidad variada, como siempre, por eso mi calificación del volumen se queda en las cuatro estrellas. "Destino fatal", la historia del Señor del Bosque y el ciervo blanco del Bosque Oscuro, es bastante infumable, como "Plata y acero" y "Del afán por la guerra y su final". "La inspiración del pintor" y "Los exiliados" no están tan mal pero son muy raros, no entiendo cómo encajan en el conjunto del volumen. El primero empieza como una historia de amor pero se acaba convirtiendo en algo tóxico y con un final muy amargo; en cuanto al segundo... me limito a decirle a sus autores que si pensaban que ibas a justificar a Sturm y su odio por los magos con este preludio que difícilmente encaja con el resto del canon del personaje, lo lleváis claro, chatos. En resumen, el mejor de la primera trilogía, y como siempre recomendado para los veteranos de Dragonlance que ya tienen experiencia en el universo de Krynn y que tengan el gusto de seguir profundizando en él. Pero para nadie más que ellos, advierto. Los novatos ya saben que por aquí, no se puede empezar.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Benjamin Thomas

    The third set of short stories in the first "Tales" trilogy is yet another mixed bag, although a shade better in total than the others I've read. "Raistlin's Daughter" by Margaret Weis and Dezra Despain is no doubt the big draw here and I enjoyed the story. Another highlight for me was "Heart of Goldmoon" by Laura Hickman and Kate Novak in which we get to see the origin story of how Goldmoon and Riverwind first meet and fall in love. Most of the main characters from the original novels are inclu The third set of short stories in the first "Tales" trilogy is yet another mixed bag, although a shade better in total than the others I've read. "Raistlin's Daughter" by Margaret Weis and Dezra Despain is no doubt the big draw here and I enjoyed the story. Another highlight for me was "Heart of Goldmoon" by Laura Hickman and Kate Novak in which we get to see the origin story of how Goldmoon and Riverwind first meet and fall in love. Most of the main characters from the original novels are included but often in their own solo vignettes. Authors tend to be from the old TSR stable, back in the late 1980s. As in most anthologies, there are a couple of clunkers here as well. I should probably give the whole collection 3.5 stars but I am rounding up from mere nostalgia at getting to read more stories featuring my youthful fictional companions.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Tim

    The 3rd book in the Tales series and so far, imho, the best. Or least bad, however you see it. The focus lies on love and war, be that war as we know it or struggling with feelings or being trapped in a dangerous situation. Love prevails, be that love from a lover, friends, and so on. Several decent stories, though overall nothing extraordinary. There's stuff about dragons, stags, and even the Companions are featured (Goldmoon, Riverwind, Tasslehoff, Laurana, Raistlin, Caramon, ...). Yes, Raistl The 3rd book in the Tales series and so far, imho, the best. Or least bad, however you see it. The focus lies on love and war, be that war as we know it or struggling with feelings or being trapped in a dangerous situation. Love prevails, be that love from a lover, friends, and so on. Several decent stories, though overall nothing extraordinary. There's stuff about dragons, stags, and even the Companions are featured (Goldmoon, Riverwind, Tasslehoff, Laurana, Raistlin, Caramon, ...). Yes, Raistlin apparently made love to someone and became a father. Not such a "wow" story, though. And there's even a telling about Huma against the Dark Queen. Makes me want to read the novel about Huma for a better impression, because the Tales one is rather poor. Michael Williams's effort.. I just couldn't finish it. Was it about Sturm getting killed by Kitiara on the tower? He wrote in such a way that it spoils all the fun. Just tell it like it is and don't use 2500 words to say it was war and war isn't fun. So, again, fairly decent offering, but like the others nothing outstanding.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Matt Littrell

    Having just finished Love and War, I find it interesting that there wasn't a story I didn't like. Most anthologies have at least a couple that don't sit well with me. I liked every story in this one though. None of them were amazing though. I think my favorite was Heart of Goldmoon, and I also really liked Hunting Destiny. Something about them just felt different from the others, and from many in the first two tales books as well. I think if you only try out one anthology (at least from the firs Having just finished Love and War, I find it interesting that there wasn't a story I didn't like. Most anthologies have at least a couple that don't sit well with me. I liked every story in this one though. None of them were amazing though. I think my favorite was Heart of Goldmoon, and I also really liked Hunting Destiny. Something about them just felt different from the others, and from many in the first two tales books as well. I think if you only try out one anthology (at least from the first three Tales Volumes) it should be this one.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kati

    I didn't like the first two tales since they felt disconnected from the main characters of this world and I only flipped through the last one which had an interesting story but it was written in a really boring way (as a letter). And Raistlin's Daughter... eh, I'm not a fan of "boink or die" stories. But I loved the story about Tas - kenders are always fun! - and the one about Goldmoon and Riverwind. I didn't like the first two tales since they felt disconnected from the main characters of this world and I only flipped through the last one which had an interesting story but it was written in a really boring way (as a letter). And Raistlin's Daughter... eh, I'm not a fan of "boink or die" stories. But I loved the story about Tas - kenders are always fun! - and the one about Goldmoon and Riverwind.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Beau

    There were many excellent stories in this anthology. I especially enjoyed the first two stories, which did not feature any of the companions. These and others were almost bordering on being real literature (except for the magic and the dragons and everything).

  7. 4 out of 5

    Blake Lukach

    great book to read over all and I think most of the stories great also expeshally tords the end with the ending of a war and the legend of Raistlins daughter. To add to that I would have to add that love and war is the best out of the set from a lot of origin stories of the main characters.

  8. 5 out of 5

    James Hein

    Audio Version Some interesting tales

  9. 5 out of 5

    Marianne

    Sad stories. A few nice back stories for those looking for some fill of what happened before the first Chronicles trilogy. But most of them rather depressing.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Erik

    This is a compilation of short stories set in the Dragonlance setting and is the third of the series known as Dragonlance: Tales, the series was later names Dragonlance: Tales I after a second trilogy of books named Dragonlance: Tales II came out. These books were released following the success of Dragonlance: Chronicles and Dragonlance: Legends I suspect at the time the hunger from fans of the series warranted TSR who owned the copyright at the time to come out with something quick to appease t This is a compilation of short stories set in the Dragonlance setting and is the third of the series known as Dragonlance: Tales, the series was later names Dragonlance: Tales I after a second trilogy of books named Dragonlance: Tales II came out. These books were released following the success of Dragonlance: Chronicles and Dragonlance: Legends I suspect at the time the hunger from fans of the series warranted TSR who owned the copyright at the time to come out with something quick to appease their fans. These novel includes ten short tales: A Good Knight's Tale A Painter's Vision Hunting Destiny Hide and Go seek By The Measure The Exiles Heart Of Goldmoon Raistlin's Daughter Silver and Steel From the Yearning for War and War's End While I am not a big fan of short stories they're are a few memorable ones that feature the companions from the original series. Hunting Destiny tells the story of the White Stag and the Forest Master from Dragons of Autumn Twilight it also features the undead warriors of Darken Wood. Hide and Go Seek tells a tale before the events in Autumn Twilight and feature Tasslehoff, Flint, Tanis, Caramon, Raistlin and Sturm. The Exiles tells the tale of a young Sturm Brightblade. Heart of Goldmoon tells the tale of how Goldmoon and Riverwind fell in love right before Riverwind was sent to search for the Blue Crystal Staff. Raistlin's Daughter is a tale of Raistlin and Caramon right after Raistlin's test in the Tower of High Sorcery and is a legend about Raistlin possibly fathering a child and From the Yearrning for War and War's End is about the battle at the High Clerist Tower from the point of view of a Solamnic soldier. This is my second time reading this and I only read it cause I am determined to read every book in the series and while I can do without some of the stories the ones with the companions gives some good insight into these characters.

  11. 4 out of 5

    J.C. Cauthon

    This is another Dragonlance novel from the Dragonlance Universe, and it is the third book is the Tales I collection. It is also a collection of short stories. This anthology includes the titles "A Good Knight's Tale," "A Painter's Vision," "Hunting Destiny," "Hide and Go Seek," "By the Measure," "The Exiles," "Heart of Goldmoon," "Raistlin's Daughter," "Silver and Steel," and "From the Yearning for War and War's End." I am not a big fan of the short story collections published under the Dragonlan This is another Dragonlance novel from the Dragonlance Universe, and it is the third book is the Tales I collection. It is also a collection of short stories. This anthology includes the titles "A Good Knight's Tale," "A Painter's Vision," "Hunting Destiny," "Hide and Go Seek," "By the Measure," "The Exiles," "Heart of Goldmoon," "Raistlin's Daughter," "Silver and Steel," and "From the Yearning for War and War's End." I am not a big fan of the short story collections published under the Dragonlance label, but I do give them a chance because I love the world of Krynn and I love the majority of the characters. That being said, this collection was not great, by any means, but it was the least horrible one of the Tales I collection. I understand that the world of Krynn originated as a Dungeons and Dragons-type world, so TOR likes to let many people write for the world, but some of the stories just do not work. The characters either feel all wring or they just fall flat, and many of the plotlines feel forced. So, if you are on the quest to read every Dragonlance novel, have at it. You will find a story or two that are good, but honestly, there are better anthologies out there.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jasmyn

    4. Love and War edited by Margaret Weis Genre: Fantasy Pages: 365 Acquired: Prior to 1999 Book of Your Shelf? Yes Why I have/read it: Part of DragonLance world (rereading all), Third in a series, January 2011 TIOLI Series: DragonLance, Tales #3 A book of short stories about...you guessed it....love and war, and occasionally both at the same time. Most of the stories were entertaining and a few were quite nice to read. I would not recommend this book/series as a place to start if you have not read any ot 4. Love and War edited by Margaret Weis Genre: Fantasy Pages: 365 Acquired: Prior to 1999 Book of Your Shelf? Yes Why I have/read it: Part of DragonLance world (rereading all), Third in a series, January 2011 TIOLI Series: DragonLance, Tales #3 A book of short stories about...you guessed it....love and war, and occasionally both at the same time. Most of the stories were entertaining and a few were quite nice to read. I would not recommend this book/series as a place to start if you have not read any other DragonLance books, as you may not recognize the people or events. This would greatly take away from the stories. However, if you have read a few and you would like a quick peak into the characters' lives before and after their novel worthy deeds, I'm sure you would enjoy this. 3/5

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kathryn

    I don't remember much about this book; it may have been one of the few that I rented from they library, intead of owning. "A Painter's Vision" is fun, which is odd to say about something that's basically a tragic story, but I like the character of the fasion-obsessed dragon. I think I mostly loved this book for the beautiful cover art from "Raistlin's Daughter", even if I think the female character *may* have been a Mary Sue. **spoilers* Nothing too obnoxious, just a perfectly beautiful, fragile I don't remember much about this book; it may have been one of the few that I rented from they library, intead of owning. "A Painter's Vision" is fun, which is odd to say about something that's basically a tragic story, but I like the character of the fasion-obsessed dragon. I think I mostly loved this book for the beautiful cover art from "Raistlin's Daughter", even if I think the female character *may* have been a Mary Sue. **spoilers* Nothing too obnoxious, just a perfectly beautiful, fragile, mysterious, magical character who steps into the story long enough to make love to a main character, and then dies tragically.

  14. 4 out of 5

    East Bay J

    Ugh. Love. Not love, surely? *groan* I kid, I kid. The third volume in the Dragonlance Tales trilogy is as good as the first two. The strength of this series is that the writers selected to contribute stories are all above average writers. This is not hack writing, full of tired cliches and boring plots. Each of these stories is well written and engaging. Berberick is still my standout favorite and even the difficult Michael Williams contributes a very powerful story about the horrors of war.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Brian

    **Duplicate comment for Dragonlance Series 1-9** Ah Raistlin Majere, how could you not like a guy with his own private library of leather-bound books?. . .oh yeah, there was that ruthless pursuit of power thing. Loved this series when I was a kid! My presiding memory of these was one of being encapsulated completely by them and the blanket I wrapped myself in, while on the couch, feigning fever, so I could skip school and read on bitter winter days.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Lana

    another short story book! I found some repetitive but others I thoroughly enjoyed as they tend to fill in some gaps the longer tales might have left out. I had read the story of the making of raistlin's daughter but it was still great reading this once again. I think that one of the main gaps I still need to have filled is more knowledge about the ogre race!! and the people who had brought up the raistlin's daughter!! another short story book! I found some repetitive but others I thoroughly enjoyed as they tend to fill in some gaps the longer tales might have left out. I had read the story of the making of raistlin's daughter but it was still great reading this once again. I think that one of the main gaps I still need to have filled is more knowledge about the ogre race!! and the people who had brought up the raistlin's daughter!!

  17. 4 out of 5

    David

    Taken as a just a collection of short stories set in the Dragonlance setting, they are all good reads, ranging from ok to very well-written. The last story targeting Raistlin's past yet again was somewhat strange. Yes, it was well-written but didn't seem to jive well with what's in Chronicles and Legends. It felt more like plain-old marketing to make the book sell better by using Raistlin's name. Taken as a just a collection of short stories set in the Dragonlance setting, they are all good reads, ranging from ok to very well-written. The last story targeting Raistlin's past yet again was somewhat strange. Yes, it was well-written but didn't seem to jive well with what's in Chronicles and Legends. It felt more like plain-old marketing to make the book sell better by using Raistlin's name.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sean Alexander Jackson

    I pulled this book, like so many other dragon lance novels, off my brother's shelf and was really only interested in the story with Raistlin's name in it. He was otherwise absent from the story if memory serves, but I still enjoyed it. I tried the other stories and couldn't get into them after a few pages. I was young. I pulled this book, like so many other dragon lance novels, off my brother's shelf and was really only interested in the story with Raistlin's name in it. He was otherwise absent from the story if memory serves, but I still enjoyed it. I tried the other stories and couldn't get into them after a few pages. I was young.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Philana Walker

    These stories touch vaious aspects of our fascination with Krynn. We learn more about characters who influence the lives of the people directly and see a more "human" side of them. Imagine companions sitting around a fire exchanging tales of those who have touched their lives and you'll get a pretty good idea of how to appreciate Love and War. These stories touch vaious aspects of our fascination with Krynn. We learn more about characters who influence the lives of the people directly and see a more "human" side of them. Imagine companions sitting around a fire exchanging tales of those who have touched their lives and you'll get a pretty good idea of how to appreciate Love and War.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Don

    Like the title suggests, these short stories merge the tales of love between heroes against the back drop of the war of the lance. Excellent reading, really enjoyed this book just like the other two in this series. I have a feeling the Tales II trilogy might not be too far off in my future.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Sara

    I was not impressed by this series of short stories from the world of Dragonlance, although their might be one redeeming tale the rest make it not worth the value to buy. If you want to read them try your local library.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Manny

    Good solid tales in a world that I love

  23. 5 out of 5

    Alexander Faria

    Este si estuvo pasable. Me gustaron algunas historias, pero sin embargo no supera a ninguno de la primera trilogia.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Uys

    As a young teen I tried to read everything published under the Deagonlance banner!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Tara Calaby

    Four stars for the general content of the book. Zero stars for the "Raistlin's Daughter" Novella-o'-Mary-Sue. Four stars for the general content of the book. Zero stars for the "Raistlin's Daughter" Novella-o'-Mary-Sue.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jeannie Lee

    Raistlin's Daughter! Need I say more? Raistlin's Daughter! Need I say more?

  27. 4 out of 5

    Dave Peticolas

  28. 4 out of 5

    Angela

    One of the better collections of Dragon Lance short stories. I especially liked "Raistlin's Daughter" -- but there are several good ones in this collection. I read this, a long time ago. One of the better collections of Dragon Lance short stories. I especially liked "Raistlin's Daughter" -- but there are several good ones in this collection. I read this, a long time ago.

  29. 4 out of 5

    H. Gibson

    Chronicles of Han Storm Book Club Read

  30. 4 out of 5

    Mertan

    It has some good moments XD

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