Item description for Dragonlance - Chronicles Volume 1: Dragons Of Autumn Twilight (Dragonlance Chronicles) by Margaret Weis...
Welcome to the world of Krynn - a world on the brink of a dark age. While humanity slides toward fanaticism and war, a long-dormant evil begins to rise. Amid the chaos, lifelong friends who went their separate ways in years past are drawn together once again. When they accept a mysterious woman into their midst, it begins a quest that will either save Krynn - or doom it for all time.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10" Width: 6.5" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date May 19, 2006
Publisher Devil's Due Publishing
ISBN 1932796509 ISBN13 9781932796506
Availability 0 units.
More About Margaret Weis
Margaret Weis is the author of numerous Dragonlance novels, many of them co-written with Tracy Hickman, including the New York Times bestselling War of Souls trilogy. She is also the author of the Star of the Guardian novels and the designer of many Dragonlance roleplaying products.
Margaret Weis currently resides in Williams Bay, in the state of Wisconsin.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Dragonlance - Chronicles Volume 1: Dragons Of Autumn Twilight (Dragonlance Chronicles)?
Recommended Aug 3, 2008
This comic is based on a fantasy novel which was originally published in 1984. It is about dragons, magic, love and war. Since I knew the book, I was first surprised by the style of the drawings. Everybody has his or her own way to imagine characters and you have to get used to the way Kurth (drawings) does. As I flipped the pages, I started to really appreciate his drawing-style. It's quite realistic, furthermore he has a talent incorporating light-effects in his pictures. A further compliment goes to Dabb (adaption of the story). Though the story had to be shortened, everything is there. This makes this comic as well suitable for people who do not know the novel. The pages do not have any frames, the pictures take up the whole page. Very nice to the eye. Furthermore the comic is quite thick, so there is entertainment for quite some time.
Dragonlance without the sudden need for insulin Mar 19, 2007
Dragonlance has always suffered from excessive cuteness and funny. The authors never really seemed able to render their story with the kind of dark and brooding ambiance that the story seemed to beg for.
This graphic novel gives people a chance to fall in love with the story as it was meant to be experienced. It's good, dark stuff, awesomely drawn and lovingly colored in the rich dark colors of well stained wood. It's lovely.
Being one who has never really much cared for Dragonlance, it means a lot for me to find a take on the story I can really get behind and enjoy. Congratulation to the creators, you've got a convert!
Crazy Awesome!!! Feb 15, 2007
In the comic book world it is mostly superpowered characters in tights fighting the forces of evil, but now DDP gives us a breath of fresh air with Dragonlance Chronicles being adapted to comic book form. I really felt attached to the characters, and found it hard to put down. If you like fantasy, you'll like this book.
Good, but not great visuals Jan 21, 2007
For the first time we get a glimpse of what the world of Draglance looks like visually. My big fantasy is that one day they make the Chronicles series into a movie series which could be successful considering how well LOTR did. As for this graphic novel, it is a good condensed version of the actual book. It lacks a little bit of the emotion of the book because of this but i still enjoyed it. I didn't really care for how Caramon and a few of the other characters looked since i had a different vision of them, but part of this is due to the artwork lacking consistency at points. At any rate, i look forward to the completion of Dragons of Winter Night!
It's no substitute, but it is a worthy supplement Sep 26, 2006
I share the opinion with many others that the Chronicles Trilogy is the defining fantasy event of the 1980's, and as such, I set about to read Devil's Due Publishing's new comic adaptation with more than a little anxiety. Does it live up to Weis and Hickman's original? Could it possibly?
Thankfully, as I sat down to read it I was able to convince myself that it couldn't possibly live up to the novel, simply due to format. A 192 page graphic novel cannot possibly contain the depth of the 400-some-odd page book. It is an impossibility. There simply isn't enough space for the trade to cover everything adequately. This realization led me to understand that I needed to approach the comic as something else entirely, as an alternate presentation of the same story rather than the exact same story. This should be your mindset as you sit down to read the comic adaptation, as the story will be enriched because of it.
Does it live up to Weis and Hickman's novel? In depth of character, no. In depth of story, no. But (I think) most importantly, does it live up to it in spirit? Absolutely.
I was thrilled to see that the spirit of the novels, the heart of the tale and the characters, remained intact. While neither the story or the characters contain the depth of the original, the adventure is still there, as is the wit, the camaraderie, and most importantly, the excitement. Chronicles was the fantasy event of the 80's, not because of stellar penmanship (although it was good), but because it is one of the most engaging reads in modern fantasy. Chronicles is a blast to experience, and so is this comic. It was fun to see all of my old favorites on the page together. I smiled as Flint dives into the water while running from the goblin horde outside Solace, I laughed when Fizban blasts their cage open with a fireball, was touched when Riverwind was brought into the temple a charred and dying mess, and was exhilarated with every word that escaped Raistlin's lips. The spirit of the tale can be felt on each and every page, and that's why it's worthy of your money.
As for the art, my only complaint is lack of consistency. Some panels look beautiful while others look rushed. I was simultaneously in awe of Raistlin's haggard appearance, and equally disgusted by the fact that he looked 100 years old in some frames. Admittedly, this actually makes a little sense considering his character, as the characters in the novels are at the same time in awe of and disgusted by him, but the inconsistencies can be said about the other characters as well. Don't get me wrong, more often than not they are painted beautifully, but there are times when certain characters look a little off. A small complaint, at best.
All in all, the adaptation is about as good as one could expect. Novel-to-comic transfers usually never work as well as one would like, but DDP did an admirable job with this, much better than their Dark Elf Trilogy. If you were a fan of Chronicles, I highly recommend this trade. It's a quick read, one that will have you turning the pages as quickly as you did with the novel. I don't think it's a worthy substitute for the books, but as a supplement, it's wonderful.