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by Margaret Weis,Tracy Hickman,Keith Baker,Scott McGough,R.A. Salvatore


Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, the creators of Krynn of all people, should know that.

Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, the creators of Krynn of all people, should know that. Nevertheless, the authors do provide valuable insight into the psyche of kender . The book itself is very nice; the artwork inside is elaborate, the one story I did read was very well put together with respect to the style and feel of the whole book and made for an entertaining and quick read. If one enjoys the other worlds, and I know I'll get around to reading the other stories soon, this is very good book to have.

Worlds Afire (9780786949762) by Salvatore, . He has written many Magic: The Gathering novels for Wizards of the Coast.

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Salvatore, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman, Keith Baker, Scott McGough. For the first time ever, five writers from four different settings are gathered together in a single beautiful coffee table book. Cover Artist: Unknown. There is one story each from the foremost authors in the Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance, Magic: The Gathering, and Eberron worlds. Preceding each story will be a beautiful, full-color plate illustration of a dragon. Ancient beasts imbued with magic, and prone to madness. Masters of a world where they are kings among men. Legendary creatures few have ever seen, and lived to tell the tale. Eldritch constructs bent to the service of godlike wizards.

Featuring 4 novellas by R. A. Salvatore, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman, Keith Baker and Scott McGough

Featuring 4 novellas by R. Salvatore, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman, Keith Baker and Scott McGough. The four novellas take place in the worlds of Forgotten Realms (Salvatore), Dragonlance (Weis & Hickman), Eberron (Baker), and Magic: The Gathering (McGough). Although some versions refer to these three books as the Preludes II trilogy, others refer to them belonging to the original Preludes trilogy, continuing from volume IV. This is because they were originally published as two trilogies and later renumbered as one six-book series.

This is a difficult book to rate because it contains four stories by different authors (Salvatore, Weis & Hickman, Baker, and McGough)who use different settings. I really liked the stories by Salvatore and Baker while I enjoyed McGough's story. However, I didn't like the novella by Weis & Hickman mainly because the man character was annoying.

Salvatore, Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, Scott McGough and Keith Baker. Worlds Afire: Four worlds, five authors, seven artists, and one legendary beast. Wizards of the Coast.

The following is a list of novels and anthologies set in the Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting of Eberron. Lady Ruin (Tim Waggoner, December 2010, ISBN 0-7869-5625-9). The City of Towers (Keith Baker, February 2005, ISBN 0-7869-3584-7)

The following is a list of novels and anthologies set in the Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting of Eberron. The City of Towers (Keith Baker, February 2005, ISBN 0-7869-3584-7). The Shattered Land (Keith Baker, February 2006, ISBN 0-7869-3821-8). The Gates of Night (Keith Baker, November 2006, ISBN 0-7869-4013-1). Marked for Death (Matt Forbeck, March 2005, ISBN 978-0-7869-3610-6). Road to Death (Matt Forbeck, January 2006, ISBN 0-7869-3987-7).

Four worlds, four authors, four artists, one mythical beast. A collection of four extraordinary works by popular fantasy authors journeys into the magical worlds in the Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance, Magic: The Gathering, and Eberron universes, in an anthology, complemented by full-color dragon illustrations, that contains all new novellas by R. Salvatore, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, Scott McGough, a.

Dragons: Worlds Afire. by Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, Keith Baker, . com: Four worlds, four authors, four artists, one mythical beast

Dragons: Worlds Afire. com: Four worlds, four authors, four artists, one mythical beast. Experience in words and pictures the many faces of the dragons from the worlds of Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance, Magic: The Gathering, and Eberron. Featuring new novellas by . Salvatore and Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman! Контакты · Личное сообщение.

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Dragons are myths in only some worlds.Five writers from four different settings are brought together in this beautiful trade paperback book. There is one story each from the foremost authors in the Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance, Magic: The Gathering and Eberron worlds. Preceding each story is a gorgeous full-color plate illustration of a dragon, done in the distinctive styles of each setting by the premier artists of each line.
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Dragons: Worlds Afire consists of four dragon-related short stories reminiscent of Dragon Magazine, the Forgotten Realms books Realms of Dragons and Realms of Infamy, and the Dragonlance Dragons series.

If Ever They Happened Upon My Lair is the first and by far the best of the four.
R.A. Salvatore does a great job of providing an excellent supplement to the Bloodstone Lands saga (which at some point should be novelized and make the transition from the first edition H-series Bloodstone modules to novels and why not some day the big screen). In addition, the author's portrayal of the chaotic evil alignment and his description of dragon fear are superb.
Moreover, R.A. Salvatore provides for great dramatic effect with quotes such as:
1) "Nordwinnil's words caught in his throat as he turned to regard the pond and Ringo- or the two partial legs, knee-to-foot, standing in Ringo's boots where Ringo had just been. Nordwinnil's eyes widened and his jaws hung open as one of those legs tipped over, falling outward to plop into the mud," (p.10)
2) "They screamed. They burned. They melted together so completely that anyone who happened upon the scene would never know where Nordwinnil ended and Pergiss began," (p.11)
3) "Urshula clamped down, and the knight's lower torso dropped to the floor." (p.29)
4) "Biting out, his jaws covered her so that her head, feet, and one flailing arm fell free from her body," (p.33) and stealing the show...
5) "...few ever leave Urshula except scattered in piles of excrement." (p.20)
The only question mark was in regards to referring to the dragon as "Urshula" when it a male dragon.
In conclusion, R.A. Salvatore provides an accurate and realistic description of what goes through the minds of dwarves, liches, and dragons. 5 Stars

Here Be Dragons is a mini adventure involving Tasslehoff. It is a good short story albeit for the rather unrealistic ending. Moreover, "George" is not a name one encounters in the world of Krynn! Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, the creators of Krynn of all people, should know that. Nevertheless, the authors do provide valuable insight into the psyche of kender e.g. "Caves draw kender like flames draw moths," (p.43) and "Besides being extremely curious, kender are utterly fearless..." (p.44)
4 Stars

The third story, Keith Baker's Principles of Fire, is set in a world that I am not familiar with nor am I a fan of: Eberron. I do not particularly enjoy the hybrid magical/technological world/environment; nevertheless, the plot was interesting enough to read it through. In the end it did not do anything for me. 2 Stars

I tried reading this final story, Unnatural Predator, five times (!) and failed every single time. Set in the world of Magic: The Gathering the story utterly failed to catch my attention and I just gave up trying. 1 Star

In short, although a must-buy for the D&D fan and collector, the product (i.e. the hardcover version of it) is ridiculously overpriced at $29.95. Total: 3 Stars
Mohn
Dragons: World Afire is a collaboration from Wizards of the Coast that has four novellas in it featuring stories from the four popular worlds of shared world fantasy books. These are; The Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance, Eberron, and Magic: The Gathering. All four novella feature stories involving dragons and the havoc they can cause. Wizards of the coast brought in some of the biggest names in each of the worlds to pen the stories. As well as some of the top fantasy artists as well to provide wonderful drawings of a dragon to start each story.

The stories are as follows:

#1- If They Ever Happen Upon My Lair by R.A. Salvatore (Forgotten Realms). This story is actually a prequel to Salvatore's latest book, Promise of the Witch-King. In this novel Salvatore explains one of the biggest questions that readers were left with after reading PotWK. Also, there is a scene in this novella that may be the single best description of a dragon I have ever read. It is a prime example of show don't tell and came across very well. The story itself is about average. While there is nothing overly special about it, it is still worth reading simply to answer one of the questions from PotWK. Fans of the Forgotten Realms and Salvatore will certainly understand this story.

#2 - Here Be Dragons {A Kender Tale} by Margaret Weis and Tracey Hickman (Dragonlance). I will freely admit reading the Dragonlance Chronicles is what started me on my fantast obsession. This novella is classic Weis and Hickman. This tale centers on Tasslehoff Burrfoot and the situations he can quickly find himself in. There are several moments in this novel that will cause a chuckle and fans of the Chronicles will surely appreciate this tale. Of the four stories in the book I would rate this one as the best, but there may be some personal bias there as well.

#3- Principle of Fire by Keith Baker (Eberron). This is a tale of deceit and has a couple plot twists within the few pages of the novella. It also adds a good amount of detail to the dragons of Eberron and what they are thinking and why they have done some of the things they do. This novella also adds some questions to the readers mind, enough so that in future Eberron books the reader may pay closer attention to things. If you are a fan of Eberron books, this is a must read for you. Mr. Baker does a decent job of furthering the world of Eberron and adding more material for the reader.

#4 - Unnatural Predator by Scott McGoug (Magic: The Gathering). I need to also admit here, that I have never read a Magic: The Gathering novel before so I didn't really know what to expect from it. This novella seemed a bit on the long side to me. There appeared to be a couple instances where it could have been shortened and still relayed the information relevant to the story. The story itself is a decent story with a couple plot twists, but nothing really special. Of course this may be a very necessary story to Magic: The Gathering fans, but I can't comment on that having never read a novel in that world before. I did enjoy reading it however.

My overall comments of the book as a whole. This seems to be an attempt by Wizards of the Coast to encourage readers of one world to cross over and read other worlds as well. What better thing to encourage that than stories about dragons. If not for Amazon.com I would have been highly disappointed in the price of the book. It retails for $29.95, but with the Amazon.com sale I was able to get it for $19.77. This needs to be mentioned because I don't feel there was $29 worth of stories in this book. Four stories totaling 142 pages does not warrant a $29 price tag, which is more than hardcover editions of the latest books by Salvatore, and Weis & Hickman. This book is certainly a good looking book, well put together, with wonderful drawings and illustrations, but not for that amount of money.

The assortment of stories is this books strength. There is humor, history, intrigue, plot twists and countless other things. The five authors enlisted for this project were the right ones in my opinion and I enjoyed the vast majority of this book.

Overall I would recommend this book to many people, but if you have to pay full price for it, I would hold off and look elsewhere.
Giamah
I've been a fan of the Forgotten Realms since the beginning and the main reason I purchased this book was for the short story by R.A. Salvatore. I wanted to add this story to my collection of Realms novels and stories.

The book itself is very nice; the artwork inside is elaborate, the one story I did read was very well put together with respect to the style and feel of the whole book and made for an entertaining and quick read.

If one enjoys the other worlds, and I know I'll get around to reading the other stories soon, this is very good book to have. It features long standing authors of the worlds: R.A. Salvatore for the Realms, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman for Dragonlance, Keith Baker, founder of Eberron, and Scott Mcgough of Magic: The Gathering. The overall design of the book, from cover to cover, is wonderful and should be included in any collection of shared world fiction.

I certainly appreciate the purchase.
Ishnsius
Great book.
fabscf
The book was in wonderful condition and the price was as cheap as it comes!
Corgustari
This is a beautiful book with compelling stories. I was particularly taken by the last story in the book "Unnatural Predators by Scott McGough." The story draws the reader into a world of mystery and magic. The author injects sharp humor and sharper dialoge. A wonderful book to read and display.
Dragons: Worlds Afire ebook
Author:
Margaret Weis,Tracy Hickman,Keith Baker,Scott McGough,R.A. Salvatore
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Wizards of the Coast; Reprint edition (July 1, 2008)
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