Rage of the Dragon by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Rage of the Dragon (Dragonships of Vindras Series #3)Rage of the Dragon (Dragonships of Vindras) by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

  • ISBN-13: 9780765319753
  • Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/24/2012
  • Pages: 368
  • Series: Dragonships of Vindras Series , #3
  • Source: Purchased

Synopsis:

From New York Times bestselling authors Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman comes Rage of the Dragon, the action-packed third book in their Dragonships fantasy series.

Skylan Ivorson is the gods-chosen Chief of all Vindras clans. But the gods from whom the Vindrasi draw their earthdwelling power are besieged by a new generation of gods who are challenging them for the powers of creation. The only way to stop these brash interlopers lies within the Five Bones of the Vektia Dragon—the primal dragon forged during the creation of the world—which have been lost for generations.

With the Gods of the New Dawn amassing a vast army, Skylan finds allies in former enemies. Calling upon the ogres to fight their common foes, the Vindrasi soon find themselves in the middle of an even larger war. Skylan and his Vindrasi clan must sail the Sea of Tears into the heart of the Forbidden Empire of the Cyclops, to implement a cunning yet delicate plan that risks his life and leadership at every corner. But a new enemy lies deep in the sea, one who draws upon powers never harnessed by land dwellers.

Master world-builders Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, who have entertained generations of fans with the Dragonlance series and the Death Gate Cycle, prove they’re at the top of their game.

My Thoughts:

 Rage of the Dragon by Weis and Hickman is the third book in the Dragonships of Vindras series.  Skylan Ivorson and his clan members have fled from Sinaria with their dragonship, Kahg.  Chasing after them in his own dragonship is Raegar, priest of the New Gods, and the ships of the ogres, returning home after being defeated.  Skylan’s crew is too few in numbers to survive any attack by either, and it’s questionable whether Kahg would fight Fala, Raegar’s dragon.  Things quickly go downhill from there as an attack by a giant squid leaves Skylan and company in the prisons of the Aquin, deep below the sea.  Politics and treachery lead to further dangers and Skylan must find a way to save himself and his people.

This was yet another excellent story by Weis and Hickman, full of rich world building and surprises.  The stories tend to remind me of the Grandfather’s line from The Princess Bride movie while describing the book, “fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miricles.”  Their heroes are always very human, experiencing both victories and defeats, and Skylan Ivorson is no exception.  In this third book in the series, he has finally accepted the mistakes he has made in the past and comes out stronger for it.

If you’re looking for a good fantasy adventure, it’s hard to go wrong with anything written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.

My Rating:

 

4.5 Penguins