I read the Dragonlance Chronichles nearly ten years ago now, but I've just recently started playing D&D. I can tell you that this book is great no matter what angle you approach it from. As a reader it goes into details that were never covered in the novels, like what happened at the Icewall. As a player and more recently a DM this book provides what are in my opinion some of the finest written D&D adventures. And don't let the SAGA rule system turn you off, the book includes regular AD&D stats for everything as well. I can't recommend this enough.