Item description for Weis Hickmans Rose of the Prophet Trilog (Weis Fiction) by Margaret Weis...
The world of Sularin is ruled by twenty gods, different in aspect but equal in power. But a war rages in the heavens, one that will affect the gods, the mortals, the immortal beings who serve them both. It is a tale of romance and magic, blending epic fantasy with Arabian adventure. Khardan, Calif of a horse-riding tribe and Zhora, princess of a sheep-herding people must put aside their own differences--with the help of a young spellcaster named Mathew from across the sea--before the fabled Rose of the Prophet blooms.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.7" Height: 2.2" Weight: 2.05 lbs.
Release Date Oct 4, 2006
Publisher Margaret Weis Productions
ISBN 1931567433 ISBN13 9781931567435
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 Weis Hickmans Rose of the Prophet Trilog (Weis Fiction)?
Excellent, one of the finer adventure fantasies told Sep 9, 2008
Too often heroic fantasy is burdened by Tolkeinesque trappings. Readers rarely are offered adventure outside a cliche quasi-Western European setting. So this trilogy is a rarity, especially considering its age.
The world- and cosmic-building are both rich and yet simple. For gamers, the notion that everything is based on a d20 is a wink and a nod. Yet there is plenty of meat in these three books to satisfy non-gamers. We have passion, romance, excitement and plenty of comedic wit.
One of the other reasons I so enjoy this series is that it was one of the first in the genre to present a gay character in a positive light. Yes, yes, there is plenty of angst -- perhaps if written today, Weiss and Hickman would have permitted the character of Matthew more romantic fulfillment. That aside, the interpersonal relationships, the character arcs, of the three leads is both moving and engaging.
A must read in my book.
Imperfect yet wonderful Aug 31, 2008
I recall reading this trilogy a couple of years ago. It seemed to me like the Lord of the Rings grown adult with insights into the nature of emotional conversion and brainwashing mixed in with wondrous tales of genii, gods and devils. I admit there were a few obvious flaws that the authors should have noticed before sending it out to the publishers. For example, how did we come to know that an iron dwelling cannot be penetrated by a super-genii? No foreshadowing for this or similar information, I'm sorry to say. Yet despite the kinds of flaws I cannot see in Lord of the Rings, the Rose of the Prophet is so joyous, so adult and fun, that I feel I must give it a 5 star rating. No other fantasy approaches it, I'm sorry to say.
Weis & Hickman are much better at Dragonlance Jul 12, 2008
I read this book in my early teens, and was quite enamored with it. Now, 15 years later, I tried it again, but it just doesn't pack the same punch. The characters and plot lines are unrealistic, and overly simplistic. There is so much better fantasy out there (The Death Gate Cycle, Eddings, Robert Jordan, and so on) that I wouldn't bother with this unless it's an introduction to young kids. Even then, the themes in this trilogy are kinda dark, and it really just didn't satisfy me ...
Good for a light read when you don't want to think too much Mar 10, 2008
I came across the first and third parts of this trilogy in the library a number of years ago and was unable to find the middle book anywhere, so I bought this as a set.
Like most Weis and Hickman stories, the main and support characters are quite well developed and the world itself has a lot of details to make it satisfying. The plot itself is somewhat predictable, but the storytelling is good enough that the you'll keep turning the pages.
My only criticism is that the second book felt weak compared to both its predecessor and successor. Having read the trilogy somewhat out of order, I had expected something more from the middle instalment from the lead up in the first and the reflections in the third and was left somewhat disappointed.
The book itself is quite heavy, so not good for travelling but it is good for when you just want to relax with some hot chocolate and a few hours of peace and quiet with a book.
Three cheers for the "PROPHET" trilogy Oct 9, 2007
One of the absolute best trilogy's of all time....but it did need to be in hardcover..because you will read this one over and over again. requires a bit more thought then the D&D books they wrote...but thats what made it nice.