Margaret Weis lives in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. Tracy Hickman lives in Utah.
Authors Weis and Hickman embark on a dragon series very different from their most famous series, DragonLance, and marked by deeper mythological underpinnings, a more realized world and tighter rendition. New gods have come into existence, beating down the gods of the Vindras. As their rising leader, Skylan Ivorson must reclaim the sacred dragon bones and bring his people together, but only if he can overcome his worst enemy: himself. Stefan Rudnicki has a great baritone voice that, while masculine, is effective with voicing female characters. At times, some character voices are not consistent throughout the reading, which causes confusion, but overall, Rudnicki's command is remarkable. His tone ably creates the atmosphere for raging battles or intimate encounters. A Tor hardcover (Reviews, Nov. 24). (Jan.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
"Weis and Hickman ... have created a believably human story out of
their mix of saga and sorcery."
--"Publishers Weekly" "Weis and Hickman ... again demonstrate their talent for world building and for creating likable yet flawed heroes."
--"Library Journal" "Action-packed, utterly riveting."
--"ComicBookBin" Praise for the Novels of Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman: "The authors of the Dragonlance series again demonstrate their talent for vivid world-crafting and strong characterization in a novel that will appeal to fans of epic fantasy."--"Library Journal" on "Forging the Dark Sword," from the Darksword series "Another smash hit."--"Kirkus" on "The Hand of Chaos, "from the Death Gate Cycle "Bestselling authors Weis and Hickman have made another admirable addition to the history, lore, and ways of Krynn."--"Publishers Weekly "on "Dragons of a Vanished Moon," from the Dragonlance Saga
Prolific best-selling fantasy authors Weis and Hickman, whose previous collaborations have all been New York Times best sellers (e.g., the "Dragonlance" series), here introduce the first in a new epic six-part series, "Dragonships." The Vindras people have always honored both the Old Gods and the Vektan Dragons, but now their gods are being challenged by new gods, and the dragons are not answering the Vindras's pleas for help. Though the title gets off to a slow start, the plot and character development are strong. Multiple Audie Award-winning narrator Stefan Rudnicki and a full supporting cast further add dramatic flair and help to pick up the pace. Sure to be popular among fans of the authors' many previous titles. [Audio clip available through us.macmillan.com; includes bonus author interviews; the review of the Tor Classics hc advised this series "should have a large following; expect demand," LJ 12/08.-Ed.]-Donna Bachowski, Orange Cty. Lib. Syst., Orlando, FL Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.