Test of the Twins, Dragonlance Legends #3 by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman

Test of the Twins - Tracy Hickman, Margaret Weis

Reading this over again, it felt like a lot of padding had been added to make these books into a marketable trilogy.


'Test of the Twins' follows Caramon and Tasslehoff's terrible vision of a future where Raistlin succeeds, Tanis teaming up with Dalamar, more Kitiara (urgh), and Raistlin's journey through the Abyss with Crysania. I like mucking around with time-travel, and the angle that events have to be changed to prevent the end of the world was great, however, Raistlin's journeying mostly made no sense. The Abyss and the Dark Queen are attacking his mind, but he keeps behaving completely out of character to these situations. On top of that, the climactic battle scenes didn't have the same element of fun as in the 'Chronicles'.


That said, we have a nice tidy ending - though it is a bit at odds with the subsequent Krynn-shattering events of the novels of the '90s. People keep behaving as if the War of the Lance was this legendary thing and yet it ended only two years previous, and foreshadowing is made about the great future of the Temple of Paladine and...uh....ok. Sure. Never mind. Forget I said anything.


For now, I'll keep going.


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