The Dragonlance Chronicles are a long, involved series set in the fantasy world of Krynn. Originally developed as a world for the popular role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons, The Dragonlance Chronicles features a huge variety of characters and races, all with their own positive and negative qualities which ultimately align them with the good, the neutral, or the evil powers in the world. Over the course of the series, it grew and morphed as other authors added on to the world with their own chraracters and ideas; however, the core of the Chronicles still remains undeniably Weis and Hickman's creation.
The central trilogy of the expansive series is known as The Chronicles Trilogy, written by Weis and Hickman. This is where you meet the core group of characters who adventure through many of the other trilogies, and are referenced in later novels as heroes of the past.
The plot is good but somewhat static - very much like the characters. They all grow and develop with each additional novel but nothing is presented as a truly "life-altering" state for any one of them. However, while this is a downside to reading the novels, it is understandable from the perspective of the Dungeons and Dragons gameplay - with this role-playing game, it is essential to have models that are, for the most part, unchanging, to base characters off from when organizing a campaign.
There is definitely still merit in reading the Dragonlance Chronicles - just be aware that it was developed from a different perspective than most novels and that the story, while very engrossing, can be a bit predictable at times. Nevertheless, Weis and Hickman's Chronicles are a well-known favorite for many die-hard fantasy fans.
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