Dragons of the Dwarven Depths

Version: Unabridged
Author: Margaret Weis , Tracy Hickman
Narrator: Sandra Burr
Genres: Fantasy
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: July 2006
# of Units: 13 CDs
Length: 15 hours
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Overview

The Companions are back in the first volume that features an untold story from the War of the Lance. The beloved heroes return: Tanis, Raistlin and Caramon, Sturm Brightblade, Tasslehoff, and Flint Fireforge. Old friends, such as Riverwind and Goldmoon and Laurana travel with them. Old enemies are here too, as the companions encounter new adventures and new dangers in the very beginning months of the War of the Lance.

This audiobook starts with the celebration of a wedding. The companions believe they have slain the evil Dragon Highlord Verminaard. They have rescued the refugees from Pax Tharkas and taken them to a valley in the Kharolis mountains.

After they are attacked by the Dragon Armies, Tanis and Flint are sent to search for the long lost dwarven kingdom of Thorbardin, hoping to persuade the dwarves to give the refugees shelter for winter.

Each of the other companions face their own trials. Raistlin remembers that, according to tales of old, the key to Thorbardin lies in the haunted fortress known as Skullcap. The others want nothing to do with this accursed place, but Raistlin feels strangely drawn to the ruins, and he persuades a reluctant Caramon to accompany him there.

Sturm becomes obsessed with finding the legendary Hammer of Kharas, and his obsession nearly plunges the party into disaster. Riverwind, now chieftain of his tribe, is made the reluctant leader of the refugees and worries that he is not suited for the task. Tika Waylan must decide if she has the courage to undertake a perilous journey to save those she loves from certain death, while Tanis Half-Elven wrestles with his faith in the newly returned gods.

It is the dwarf, Flint Fireforge, who faces the most crucial test. As the heroes race against time to save the lives of the innocents dependent on them, Flint is forced to make a difficult choice, one on which the future of mankind may rest. And the only one he can depend on for help is the happy-go-lucky kender, Tasslehoff Burrfoot.

For a time, it seems they have found a safe haven in the dwarven kingdom, only to discover there is no safe place anywhere in this world, as the Queen of Darkness and her dragons set the land aflame.

Reviews (2)

Written by Paul A on July 16th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I have read these books 3 or 4 times through. Probably still my favorite fantasy books ever. I don't think the narrator should have been a female because her attempt to do Gruff male voices and even the soft voice of the slender became distracting and annoying. She was good when just narrating. Shame because the books are great.

Good but slow!!!

Written by Anonymous on January 27th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This is a really good story and could have been great but the author has a tendancy to be too wordy with not enough action. Seems like he's trying to go in too many directions and just can't quite keep them all running together. Leaves you wondering at the end.

Author Details

Author Details

Weis, Margaret

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 that series, "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.

Hickman, Tracy

Tracy Hickman has been writing and exploring fantasy and sciTracy Hickman has been writing and exploring fantasy and science fiction together since 1977. Tracy and co-created the Dence fiction together since 1977. Tracy and co-created the Dragonlance and Ravenloft games and his own fantasy series, Tragonlance and Ravenloft games and his own fantasy series, The Bronze Canticles. He lives in the Salt Lake Valley of Utahe Bronze Canticles. He lives in the Salt Lake Valley of Utah and hasfour children. h and hasfour children.