Five hundred years before the current time frame of the Mystara game setting, roving bands of rogue dragons strafe the populated areas, causing terror and. Here’s another entry in my back catalog review series of fantasy books of the 90s! This time we have “Dragonlord of Mystara” by Thorarinn. IMO, I consider Dragonmage of Mystara to be the best written of these novels, with Dragonlord second and Dragonking to be the worst. A few general words on .

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Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Instagram. Feb 13, Sandra Visser rated it dargonlord it. By doing some Internet research, I learned that “Thorarinn Gunnarsson” is a pen name for an anonymous author, and a persona that doesn’t actually exist –he was not, for instance, really born in Iceland.

But overall, this was a decent book. His plotting is pretty linear, though it does have one development that was a jaw-dropping surprise in my first read I remembered it this time.

This sounds like the plot of the first book in the series: Previous Post Nonfiction Book Review: Gunnarsson also doesn’t have the ability to make routine and everyday occurrences interesting, so the novel is quite a slog. Sign up using Email and Password.

Post as a guest Name. It may have been a trilogy, or even six books.

Lane E Smith rated it it was amazing Oct 16, Refresh and try again. Humans, elves, dwarves, dragons, a barbarian, and drragonlord an assortment of pagan gods have their 15 minutes of fame at some point or another.

Dragonlord of Mystara

Trivia About Dragonlord of Mys Michael rated it it was amazing Oct 06, Buy the book here! Although I’ve never played the game and so didn’t recognize the name, “Mystara” proved to be the basic setting for the very popular role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons back in the 80s and 90s, though it’s no longer used in the more recent versions.

Published July 1st by Wizards of the Coast first published I knew I couldn’t remember it well enough to do it justice in a review without a reread; and The recent opening of a thread dealing with fantasy and science fiction recommendations in one of my groups brought this book to mind, and reminded me that Dragonlodr never reviewed it.

To ask other readers questions about Dragonlord of Mystaraplease sign up. The story begins with a prologue introducing the main character, Thelvyn Fox-Eyes, when he was still in the womb. That’s not entirely true, but it is true that the theme of “mysteriously born and little regarded young orphan is actually heir to a great and mysterious destiny of magical prowess” is a pretty tried and true fantasy trope.

Due to their fear of a prophecy and the powers of deagonlord Dragonlord, dragons try to find and kill the main character. View all 12 comments.

Email required Address never made public. This time, I came to it with much more of a reading background in the fantasy genre, and I also had more opportunity to learn about the background of the book. So the trilogy fo actually a spin-off from the RPG, and the author is using a setting and world ready made for him by others over a period of years.

Rob rated it really liked it Myshara 14, This book is sometimes quite a drag to read as it’s not very well written.

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David Melik rated it liked it Sep 15, Going back and reading it now, it doesn’t quite measure up to how good it was to me then But then, what would be. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Thorarinn Gunnarsson is the pseudonym of an American author of science dragonlor and fantasy.

Linda rated it liked it Jul 01, I remember finding this book in a random library as a kid. It may also owe something to the influence of Ann McCaffrey’s Pern books, though the latter are SF rather than fantasy.

Want to Read saving…. On this read, I happened to look closely, for the first time, at the logo on the corner of the front cover.

I believe this is Mystara: Return to Book Page. The recent opening of a thread dealing with fantasy and science fiction recommendations in one of my drabonlord brought this book to mind, and reminded me that I’d never reviewed it.

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Jim rated it liked it Apr 16, Dragonlord of Mystara Mystara: The main character is an orphan who gains the armor of the DragonLord. Still, though, if you don’t mind what is now considered “cliche”, and want a fun adventure that does take a few, interesting turns and has some good lore, toothis series might just do for you.

It felt a bit like the Travel Channel, but without the benefit of visuals. Ian Hewitt rated it did not like it Oct 21, As to the quality of the book itself, one reviewer complained that the plot is a collection of cliches.