Dragons of the Dwarven Depths: Lost Chronicles, Volume One and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more

Dragons of the Dwarven Depths (Dragonlance: The Lost Chronicles, Book 1)
See larger image

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Start reading Dragons of the Dwarven Depths: Lost Chronicles, Volume One on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Dragons of the Dwarven Depths (Dragonlance: The Lost Chronicles, Book 1) [Mass Market Paperback]

Margaret Weis , Tracy Hickman
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

Price: $7.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Monday, Dec. 29? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Best Books of 2014


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition $5.59  
Hardcover, Bargain Price --  
Paperback --  
Audible Audio Edition, Unabridged $23.95 or Free with Audible 30-day free trial
Mass Market Paperback $7.99  
Audio, CD, Abridged, Audiobook, CD $13.49  
Hero Quick Promo
Year-End Kindle Daily Deals
Load your library with great books for $2.99 or less each, today only. Learn more

Book Description

May 8, 2007
Tanis Half-Elven... Flint Fireforge... Tasslehoff Burfoot... the classic Dragonlance characters are back!

Picking up where the first book of the classic Dragonlance Chronicles left off, this tale follows the Companions of the Lance on their adventures following the rescue of the refugees of Pax Tharkas. Flint and Tanis Half-Elven travel to the dwarven kingdom of Thorbardin, while the rest of the Companions confront challenges of their own.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Frequently Bought Together

Dragons of the Dwarven Depths (Dragonlance: The Lost Chronicles, Book 1) + Dragons of the Highlord Skies (Dragonlance: The Lost Chronicles, Book 2) + Dragons of the Hourglass Mage (Dragonlance: The Lost Chronicles, Book 3)
Price for all three: $23.97

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 9 Up–In Dragons of the Dwarven Depths (Wizards of the Coast, 2006), authors Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman attempt to fill in some of the gaps in their popular Chronicles Trilogy series. The story picks up after the Companions of the Lance have helped a group of slaves escape from the mines of Pax Tharkas. The group takes refuge in a mountain valley, where they hope to be safe from their former masters. When the illusion of security is dispelled by the appearance of one of their old enemies, the heroes take action. They seek out the lost dwarven stronghold of Thorbardin, hoping that the dwarves that still remain within will give shelter to the refugees through the winter. However, this sanctuary comes with a cost. The Companions are forced to take up a quest for the fabled Hammer of Kharas. The story is weighted with exposition that drags down what has the potential to be an exciting plot. While the characters may be old friends to returning readers, those new to the Chronicles will find them flat and underdeveloped. Sandra Burr's clear, melodic voice guides listeners carefully along the journey. While she skillfully provides distinct voices for a large cast of characters, some of them grate on the ears. This recording will be in demand by fans of the previous books, but it will not draw in new listeners.–Heather Dieffenbach, Lexington Public Library, Beaumont Branch, KY
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

About the Author

MARGARET WEIS and TRACY HICKMAN published their first novel in the Dragonlance Chronicles, Dragons of Autumn Twilight, in 1984. Over twenty years later they are going strong as partners -- over thirty novels as collaborators -- and alone or together with other co-authors have published over a hundred books, including novels, collections of short stories, role-playing games, and other game products. Hickman is also the inspiration for an upcoming "Tracy Hickman Presents" line of Dragonlance novels for Wizards of the Coast, while Weis is in the midst of her own Dark Disciple trilogy. Weis is also the President of Sovereign Press, which publishes Dragonlance game material as well as many other game products.

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (May 8, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786942614
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786942619
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 1.7 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,442 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
45 of 50 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Revisiting old friends July 15, 2006
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Dragons of the Dwarven Depths by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman is the first novel in the Lost Chronicles trilogy. For fans of the Dragonlance universe, the Lost Chronicles represent time between the original Chronicles books. In this case, this book takes place between the events of Dragons of Autumn Twilight and Dragons of Winter Dawning. So, those readers who have read those two books will understand the story very well. Before I go further, if this book interests you at all, I think you should read the Dragonlance Chronicles before you read this book. Why? Well, for one those are he first stories involving these characters, but more importantly you will have a deeper understanding of some of the things that happen in this book.

The plot itself is typical Weis & Hickman. It's well laid out and concise with not a lot of extra stuff thrown in. I liken this book to putting on your favorite pair of old shoes. No matter when you last wore them, they still feel great when you put them on again. The story of the hammer of Kharas has long been talked about in Dragonlance circles and finally it has come to fruition. As I was reading this I could tell that Weis and Hickman had long thought about this plot line as it was just so well done and fleshed out.

The characters in this novel and exactly what Dragonlance fans would expect. All the familiar faces are present. In terms of character development there is not really a whole lot, except for Flint's character. This is for a couple reasons. It's had to develop characters that have been through several series and then come back to them at a point in the middle of the first trilogy and develop them a little without throwing something off down the road.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing. . . June 9, 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman's Dragons of Autumn Twilight was the first "true" fantasy novel I ever read. This was the book that made me fall in love with the genre, and I never looked back! Much like the first girl you kiss, these two authors have always held a special place in my heart. Even though they haven't written anything that really capture the imagination since the conclusion of The Deathgate Cycle in 1994, I always give them the benefit of the doubt and purchase their new books/series. Sadly, since then Weis and Hickman (together, solo, or with other collaborators) have produced works of average quality at best.:-(

Their last Dragonlance offering, The War of Souls trilogy, was a far cry from their popular Dragonlance Chronicles and Legends. This new series, The Lost Chronicles, will explore some of the storylines that were not part of the narrative of the original main sequence. Hence, it boded well for fans eager to see Weis and Hickman recapture their erstwhile excellence. After all, they were going back to their old stomping grounds, the world of Krynn, during the War of the Lance.

Honestly, I was pretty excited myself! For fans of the original series, this opportunity to go back in time and once again follow the adventures of the Companions is quite a kick. Characters such as Tanis, Raistlin Majere, Sturm Brightblade, Laurana, and Tasslehoff Burrfoot have all left an indelible mark in the fantasy genre.

The predominant problem with Dragons of the Dwarven Depths lies in the fact that there's nowhere near enough material to make a full-length novel. At best, this should have been a novella. Personally, I believe it would have worked best as a short story such as the ones Weis and Hickman came up with for the Tales trilogy.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Travel Once Again With The Companions August 15, 2006
It felt good to read another tale of the Companions, years after I thought their saga had wound down. I was extremely excited to see that Weis and Hickman were going back in time and finally filling in the gaps that were left when the Chronicles were first written.

This book picks up right where Dragons of Autumn Twilight left off, and bridges the gap right up until the first page of Dragons of Winter Night. We follow Raistlin, Sturm, and Caramon (as well as tag-alongs Tas and Tika) to the ruins of Skullcap as they search for the keys to the gates of Thorbardin. The latter half of the book sees Flint accepting his destiny and venturing to recover the legendary Hammer of Kharas.

As one might expect, this book does a good job of foreshadowing events from the second 2 books of the Chronicles. We're given some interesting sights into Flint's aging mind, as well as some of Raistin's confused inner-dialogue. The first half of the book also does a good job of portraying Tika's feelings for Caramon.

At points, I felt as if the book lagged somewhat. Although some chapters do a great job of furthering character development, some of the sidebar storylines seem like a bit of wasted time, and some of the narrative feels more like an AD&D dungeon crawl than a novelization by experienced writers. Above all else, I would have liked to see more substance come out of the trip to Skullcap.

My biggest complaint with this novel is the fact that it was plagued with terrible editing. Hopefully this will be corrected in later editions. At times names are spelled incorrectly, and grammer errors can be found in nearly every chapter.

Although this book had it's flaws, I would still recommend it to anyone who wishes to complete their collection of the core Dragonlance novels, and I look forward to the next two books in this series.
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like old style D&D with a good story line
If you like old style D&D with a good story line, these adventure are awesome. I could not put it down.
Published 8 days ago by Shawn
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It is a really good read and the second best in the Lost Legends series, after Hourglass Mage.
Published 26 days ago by Nadia D
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
got as gift
Published 29 days ago by Kathy Gurdak
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Thank you
Published 1 month ago by Edward Kriner
3.0 out of 5 stars 'sigh'....Nostalgia is not new content...
Executive summary: I thought the book was alright.

Major Strength: Individual development of beloved characters and a unique narrative of described, but never before... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Michael A Rice
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great job by Margaret Weis.
Book is great. Not the epic adventures that you may be looking for, but a good book none the less. It sets the tone for upcoming events that you know are going to be great. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jake
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Love Weiss & Hickman. Great stories
Published 4 months ago by sid
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome reading
Published 5 months ago by Stephen
3.0 out of 5 stars Really doesn't have the same feel as the original chronicles ...
Really doesn't have the same feel as the original chronicles, the characters seem shades of themselves, the dialogue stilted, the story stretched to fill the book. Read more
Published 5 months ago by J. Engel
4.0 out of 5 stars Filling Gaps
This book did a great job of filling in the gaps from the original trilogy. There were enough editing errors to be distracting though.
Published 7 months ago by Brad D. Stetson
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Have something you'd like to share about this product?
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for Similar Items by Category