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Test of the Twins (Dragonlance Legends, Vol. 3) Mass Market Paperback – February 1, 2001

4.8 out of 5 stars 130 customer reviews
Book 3 of 3 in the Dragonlance Legends Series

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Margaret Weis is a New York Times bestselling author. Her Dragonlance(r) series has sold over twenty million copies worldwide, and the first book in thatseries, Dragons of Autumn Twilight, is being made into an animated film by Paramount Pictures. Warrior Angel is her first venture into romance, and it has been an exciting one. She has particularly enjoyed writing with her daughter, Lizz Weis, a former novel editor.

TRACY HICKMAN and LAURA HICKMAN have been publishing game designs, books, and stories for over thirty-two years. In addition, Tracy is a New York Times bestselling coauthor of many novels, including the original Dragonlance Chronicles, Dragonlance Legends, Rose of the Prophet, and Darksword trilogies as well as the seven-book Deathgate Cycle. Tracy and Laura live in Utah.
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Product Details

  • Series: Dragonlance Legends (Book 3)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast; 1st edition (February 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786918063
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786918065
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.9 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,459 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
I was introduced the the Dragonlance books by accident about a year ago, when I was given the Chronicles Trilogy as a present by someone who, knowing I love dragons, saw the titles and took a chance. I practically got down on my knees and thanked her. I loved the Chronicles and wanted to read more. I have to confess that even then Raistlin was my favorite character(or, at least, as Tas might say, the most interesting), though I was firmly attached to the others as well, especially Sturm and Tanis and Tas.
I made the mistake, after seeing the list printed inside the book, of reading Dragons of Summer Flame next (DO NOT do this if you are thinking of taking up the series, it spoils a lot of surprises and is very confusing!), so steered in the right direction by a horrified friend, I proceeded to read the Legends series.
It takes place a few years after the end of the War of the Lance and the most prominent characters are Raistlin, Caramon (the Twins!), Tas the kender, and Lady Crysania, the cleric of Paladine, lost in her own goodness.
The Test of the Twins has some very wonderful scenes, the best in the series, with the possible exceptions of the Raistlin/Fistandantilus flashback, Raistlin and Crysania alone by that stream, and Raistlin and Caramon with the rabbit scenes in the War of the Twins. But the last, say 50-100 pages of The Test of the Twins have me jumping up and down every single time I read them! And I have read them, perhaps four or five times now. I have that habit though, rereading books I really love until I can recite them. In The Test of the Twins, we get the culmination of the trilogy (and no threat of those terrible cliffhanger endings that plagued the other two). We get Raistlin and Crysania in the Abyss.
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This final novel in the Dragonlance Legends trilogy not only serves as an outstanding conclusion to Legends but to the Chronicles as well. I say this bringing into consideration that while, there is a line of separation between the two trilogies, Legends brings actual closure to what began in Dragons of Autumn Twilight. It is with this last novel that even the authors admit in the Afterword that this would be their final foray into the world they created, at least for a while as history has proven.
Test of the Twins, as with Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman's five previous Dragonlance novels, is written with such clarity and fluidic style that one finds it difficult to extricate themselves from it for the other trivialities of life until you've completed it.
The premise:
At the conclusion of War of the Twins Raistlin, the master of past and present along with Lady Crysania, the Cleric of Paladine were at the portal to the Abyss and in the middle of opening it, to further their cause to destroy the Queen of Darkness. Unfortunately for Raistlin and Crysania, despite his efforts to change history, is bound to repeat it in another form. Unlike Fistdantilus though, Raistlin succeeds in his bid to enter the Abyss to challenge the Dark Queen and her minions.
Caramon and Tasslehoff are ever present in this third novel as well and have an exceptional first section of the book, again dealing with time travel and Astinus the Chronicler of Krynn. Making a final reappearance is Tanis Half-Elven picking up where he was left off in the first book! Also making reappearances are Kitiara, Lord Soth and the good and bad dragons of Krynn.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
The book (Test of the Twins) is the last of the Legends Trilogy, and definately one of the best Dragonlance books. It is the last book of the twin's History (not counting The Dragons of Summer Flame). The Begining of the epic story started in the book: Soulforge, written by Margaret Weiss. This book was a pleasure to read. I really suggest it *the entire legends trilogy) to all Dragonlance fans. Of course, for the full enjoyment I suggest you read the Dragonlance books in the following order: 1) Soulforge, 2)Brothers in arms, 3) Chronicles trilogy, 4) Legends Trilogy, 5) Dragons of Summer Flame. One book is sequil to another in the order they are written above. I suggest you buy all of them. Great books indeed.
All of the books were written by Margaret Weis. Most of the books were written by Margaret Weis and co written by Tracy Hickman. The Soulforge was written by margaret Weis alone, and Brothers in Arms was written by Margaret Weis and Don Perrin.
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In Legends Trilogy I learned much more about the characters than in the Chronicles Trilogy and I began to think of them more as real people with many thoughts, feelings, and shortcomings instead of just the Superheros out to save the world that they seemed before. I saw a little bit more of Caramon's vunerable side, Raistlin's evil side, and Tas's caring side than I ever had in Chronicles. Legends didn't have quite as much action, however, and went on more in the minds of the characters than Chronicles did. In Test of the Twins Caramon is finally able to let go of Raistlin and Raistlin sacrifices himself in a way that makes me wonder if he is good, evil, neutural, average, or misunderstood. It's not the best book I've ever read or even the best Dragonlance book I've ever read, but It was so exciting that I couldn't put it down and I think that it deserves five stars.
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