When the humans of Ergoth threaten Thorbardin, the clans of Thorbardin are drawn into territorial wars between humans and elves. Original....
|Title||:||Hammer and Axe|
|Format Type||:||Mass Market Paperback|
|Number of Pages||:||308 Pages|
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Hammer and Axe Reviews
This is part of the Dragonlance world and is a second book of a trilogy. The first book must be read to get the gist of this book. In this one, the dwarves have settled in their new home but they have two new threats to their stronghold.This one was better than the first book. This book had a clear direction for the plot which was different from the first one as that book seemed more like an anthology. For the action enthusiast, this book will settle his/her appetite as the action is nonstop. I liked how this book shows how the dwarves are a formidable race and highlights how Thorbardin is a formidable home and cannot be conquered. My minor complaint is this book touches upon its characters and I wish these characters were explored more. This book was more action driven than character driven and although the pace was very quick I did miss that this book lacked a character story. There was a minor sub plot for a character story and maybe if this was explored more I would have enjoyed this book more.This was a good read that does show how the dwarf race belongs in this world. This trilogy seems to be more about exploring the dwarf race than exploring members of their race. All in all, it was a nice insight to their race and does provide the reader a reason to respect them.
Leaps and bounds, beyond the first book of this trilogy across the board.Unlike the previous novel's disseminated short stories glued together approach, this book had a clear story arc and decent pacing.Rife with your standard Dragonlance components: comic relief kenders, rambling battle scenes that can largely go unread with little to no loss on the part of the story, and a horrible anachronistic naming convention used for each dwarf which somehow pinpoints their fate or trade from the time of birth.It does little to add to the growing expanse of lore aside from pulling together some loose ends that tie into previous tales. All-in-all nothing special as far as this goes.Where the book does excel, is within the secondary story arc surrounding a mysterious beast which is rampaging the realm. These parts were exciting, enticing, and offered something fresh to the series. Unfortunately, this portion of the tale somehow falls to the wayside and becomes more of a subplot as the story unfolds. ~Bummer~Parkinson's knack for building up clever plot devices, which scream out as foreshadowing, only to forget about them(or never notice them) leads to a persistence in anticlimactic letdowns leaving his books feeling like generic off-brand imitations.Still, much improved from the first.
La historia contada en esta segunda obra de la trilogía tiene lugar noventa años después, en el 2596 AC. Toda la acción transcurre esta vez en el interior de Thorbardin o en sus inmediaciones, y de hecho su título original, «Hammer and axe», hace referencia a las herramientas preferidas por las gentes del interior y del exterior de la montaña.El tomo es el que menos me ha gustado de los tres: está bien escrito pero mal estructurado, como si las dos tramas que lo componen hubieran sido escritas por separado y no con la intención de formar una única obra, y los detalles sobre la resistencia de los enanos a la magia no está bien explicada (se limita a ofrecer versiones de lo mismo, como si todos los conjuros mágicos fueran de tipo ilusorio).
Parkinson & his dwarves at their best AGAIN ?
Second in a trilogy but really is a stand-alone story. The dwarves of Thorbardin are trying to get the protective gates for their mountain fortress. Meanwhile a few threats develop in their area - a ancient monstrous creature rending villages wrapped in fog, a group of wizards who want to build a tower of sorcery in the area, and the overlord of a nearby human city who wants the riches of Thorbardin. Suspenseful story with enjoyable characters.
this book started off very interesting but somehow I was feeling that I had read this book before and the more I read the more convinced I became as I was remembering it word for word and then it sort of amalgamated itself into dragons of winter night which of course I had read ages ago!! have no idea why this happened but for sure it is no longer about the dwarves part of the saga, its all about the elves again!
This is a great, fun readVolume 2 of the Dwarven Nations Trilogy.
Outside forces encroach upon the borders of Thorbardin and a ravenous creature ravages the settlements on the mountain surface.
Awesome Dwarven story. very enjoyable
Another solid read within The Dwarven Nation Trilogy!