The Soulforge

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  • Paperback
  • 408 pages
  • The Soulforge
  • Margaret Weis
  • English
  • 14 September 2018
  • 0786913142

10 thoughts on “The Soulforge

  1. Amy Galaviz Amy Galaviz says:

    I ve never been interested in reading or read a book of the fantasy genre before, but I was pleasantly surprised All characters were fleshed out extremely well for example, I nearly cried when Raistlin and Caramon lost both their parents, I could understand Raistlin s jealously at Caramon stealing his dream girl Raistlin s competitiveness with Caramon is the classic nerdy brother vs attractive jock brother conflict Eccentric characters such as Flint the dwarf and Tas the kender made me laug I ve never been interested in reading or read a book of the fantasy genre before, but I was pleasantly surprised All characters were fleshed out extremely well for example, I nearly cried when Raistlin and Caramon lost both their parents, I could understand Raistlin s jealously at Caramon stealing his dream girl Raistlin s competitiveness with Caramon is the classic nerdy brother vs attractive jock brother conflict Eccentric characters such as Flint the dwarf and Tas the kender made me laugh out loud Beneath the surface of tracing Raistlin s path from a precocious young child to a wizard, the book illustrates the hardships of adolescence that all of us go through Also, the larger societal conflicts in the book humans vs elves, hill dwarves vs mountain dwarves, kender as outcasts, violence propoganda enacted by followers of Belzor are allegories of social, racial, and religious warfare seen throughout history A very moving book and I would be glad to read the others in the series if they promise to be just as good or better


  2. Michael Pang Michael Pang says:

    Anything with Raistlin Majere in it is going to get 5 stars from me.


  3. Leah Nadeau Leah Nadeau says:

    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it s always a breathe of fresh air when you finally get to read a really good book _ This book reminded me of my fav book of all time The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, just not as good And sorta like Harry Potter of when he goes to Wizardry school I enjoyed the mage s journey and about the magic what is magic, how to cast a spell, what it takes to use it It had lots of character development and interesting plots but not a strong overall plot, I wantedto it Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it s always a breathe of fresh air when you finally get to read a really good book _ This book reminded me of my fav book of all time The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, just not as good And sorta like Harry Potter of when he goes to Wizardry school I enjoyed the mage s journey and about the magic what is magic, how to cast a spell, what it takes to use it It had lots of character development and interesting plots but not a strong overall plot, I wantedto it.Added it to my re reads fantasy shelf


  4. Alfred Haplo Alfred Haplo says:

    As far as fantasy goes, I became a real fan with Dragonlance, specifically those authored by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman Those books are forever and ever and ever this is my inner teenage speak the benchmark for all my fantasy reading Which is not saying very much, or setting very high expectations when the minimum standard is pulp I am certainly a slightlydiscerning reader now, having read better works, but when it comes to feelings of nostalgia, no other fantasy series As far as fantasy goes, I became a real fan with Dragonlance, specifically those authored by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman Those books are forever and ever and ever this is my inner teenage speak the benchmark for all my fantasy reading Which is not saying very much, or setting very high expectations when the minimum standard is pulp I am certainly a slightlydiscerning reader now, having read better works, but when it comes to feelings of nostalgia, no other fantasy series have a better claim on mine More succinctly, Raistlin Chronicles 1 The Soulforge is recommended for fans For everyone else, this is probably a 2 star rating for mediocre writing, too much tell, and very little sentimental significance Those who have enjoyed Chronicles and Legends will appreciate the beginnings of young Raistlin Majere in The Soulforge, and the precursors for his life s dark path Fundamental to the salvation of Raistlin s soul is his lifelong friendships and how they come to be forged The Companions, all of whom are featured here with the Majere twins squabbles, comedy, adventures and all to the pleasure of my memory Honestly, I was a tad disappointed to glean very little new information that was not already choice morsels in other Dragonlance books Sure, there are biographical tidbits to be had like Raistlin s aversion to a certain herb and his adolescent crush but his internal development is static Raistlin just becomes aconcentrated version of himself later Already familiar to fans are his bouts of self doubts and ambition, bitterness and cunning but by and large, older Raistlin in the future is rather like young Raistlin in the past ooh, maybe Never mind The story is just not that clever, but there is a twisty bit at the end that was unexpected I had fun, and fun can forgive much On to Raistlin Chronicles 2 Brothers in Arms. Dragonlance Chronicles Dragons of Autumn Twilight 1, Dragons of Winter Night 2, Dragons of Spring Dawning 3 Dragonlance Legends Time of the Twins 1, War of the Twins 2, Test of the Twins 3


  5. MissBecka MissBecka says:

    An entire book about Raistlin Anything with this much Raistlin was bound to get 5 from me.This was only the second time I ve read this book and it was even better than I remember I am really looking forward to the re read on Brothers in Arms An entire book about Raistlin Anything with this much Raistlin was bound to get 5 from me.This was only the second time I ve read this book and it was even better than I remember I am really looking forward to the re read on Brothers in Arms


  6. Victor Victor says:

    Here is a good example of what would have happened if Harry Potter turned evil This is a great book to read if you are sick of mamby pamsy wizards and want to read a good book about a sickly kid who turns into someone who is not a very nice person as said by one of the Hobbit like characters in a different book from this series The only flaw is that while it is quite informative about the character of Raistlin Majere the golden guy on the cover , we do not get to see him use much magic I Here is a good example of what would have happened if Harry Potter turned evil This is a great book to read if you are sick of mamby pamsy wizards and want to read a good book about a sickly kid who turns into someone who is not a very nice person as said by one of the Hobbit like characters in a different book from this series The only flaw is that while it is quite informative about the character of Raistlin Majere the golden guy on the cover , we do not get to see him use much magic I personally would have liked to have seen him go crazy at some point like Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but instead, seeing that he is only a novice in this book, though a very adept one, we get to see him use his mind and skills at casting illusions All the same, this is a very well written book where you really get to know a lot of the characters


  7. C.T. Phipps C.T. Phipps says:

    Raistlin Majere remains one of my favorite characters in fiction, though I ve since come to also associate him with many qualities I loathed about my teenage self You know, the entitled know it all who probably had a lotissues with women than I would have if I just treated them as people THE SOULFORGE is one of the best of the Dragonlance novels other than the original six and details the origins of the one of Nineties fantasies best antiheroes Magic was always the great love of Raistl Raistlin Majere remains one of my favorite characters in fiction, though I ve since come to also associate him with many qualities I loathed about my teenage self You know, the entitled know it all who probably had a lotissues with women than I would have if I just treated them as people THE SOULFORGE is one of the best of the Dragonlance novels other than the original six and details the origins of the one of Nineties fantasies best antiheroes Magic was always the great love of Raistlin, even when he was too young for such things, because it is the one he could always control completely My only regret about this book is we re still some years away from Raistlin s darkest actions and thus when he s at his most interesting Oh and that I kind of prefer Kitiara Uth Matar to Raistlin I would have loved to have read Margaret Weis take on her rise to power That s just me as a fan nitpicking, though


  8. Alan Hernandez Alan Hernandez says:

    Having not read any dragonlance books prior to reading this one, I approached this with the unique perspective of having no pre formed bias for the characters For those that don t know, this book serves as an origin story for some of the main characters in the dragonlance books, specifically for the physically weak but intellectual Raistlin Overall I found the book to be an enjoyable read The main cast are an entertaining bunch, each personality greatly contrasting the others Though co autho Having not read any dragonlance books prior to reading this one, I approached this with the unique perspective of having no pre formed bias for the characters For those that don t know, this book serves as an origin story for some of the main characters in the dragonlance books, specifically for the physically weak but intellectual Raistlin Overall I found the book to be an enjoyable read The main cast are an entertaining bunch, each personality greatly contrasting the others Though co authored, the story maintains a consistent voice The reader gets a small taste of the vast world that is Krynn through references to distant lands with several races Each race comes with its own stereotypes and rivalries with other races Weis does a great job in establishing the interpersonal relationships between the characters and the characters remain consistent in their personalities Every so often there is an unexpected twist a scenario that Raistlin is thrust into where the reader is allowed a glimpse into the true nature of the young mage Raistlin s inner journey into wizarding manhood is evident in his constant search forknowledge and power Though quite talented, the hardships of his life is not lost He is generally frail and sickly He is also cold and untrusting His twin brother Caramon serves as a mirror of that which Raistlin wishes to be have and therefore further increases his lust for power Though I am unfamiliar with the general dragonlance tale, I thoroughly enjoyed its origin story


  9. Tim Hanson Tim Hanson says:

    Raistlin, such a deep and complex character Reading how it all began brings me back to the first time I read Dragonlance Chronicles all those years ago.


  10. Evan Leach Evan Leach says:

    The origin story of Raistlin Majere, of Chronicles and Legends fame This book covers Raistlin s early life, from childhood through his test at the tower of high sorcery Fans of this fascinating character will enjoy this look at his rise from obscurity 3 stars.


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The Soulforge❴Epub❵ ❥ The Soulforge Author Margaret Weis – Polishdarling.co.uk A mage s soul is forged in the crucible of magicRaistlin Majere is six years old when he is introduced to an archmage who enrolls him in a school for the study of magic There the gifted but tormented A mage s soul is forged in the crucible of magicRaistlin Majere is six years old when he is introduced to an archmage who enrolls him in a school for the study of magic There the gifted but tormented boy comes to secretly, for they see shadows darkening over Raistlin even as the same shadows lengthen over all of AnsalonAs Raistlin draws near his goal of becoming a wizard, he must first take the Dread Test in the Tower of High Sorcery It will change his life forever.


About the Author: Margaret Weis

Fantasy novelist who, along with Tracy Hickman, was one of the original creators of the Dragonlance game world I ve written numerous novels and short stories set in the world of Krynn, as well as series in other, original worlds These include Darksword, Rose of the Prophet, Star of the Guardians, DeathGate, Dragonvarld, Sovereign Stone, Dragonships, and the Dragon Brigade I also wrote two paranormal romance novels, Fallen Angel and Warrior Angel, with my daughter, Elizabeth Baldwin I graduated from the University of Missouri Columbia and now live in Wisconsin with dogs, Max, Dixie, Joey the Thug and Clancy the Hooligan I am currently working on the third book in the Dragon Brigade series, the Seventh Sigil The first book is Shadow Raiders The second book is Storm Riders, coming out from Tor in July My hobby is flyball racing with my dogs, Dixie, a border collie, and two crackhead Shelties, Joey the Thug and Clancy the Hooligan I am the owner of the company, Margaret Weis Productions, publisher of RPGs Our newest project is creating the RPG for the wonderful TV series, Firefly Shiny.



10 thoughts on “The Soulforge

  1. Amy Galaviz Amy Galaviz says:

    I ve never been interested in reading or read a book of the fantasy genre before, but I was pleasantly surprised All characters were fleshed out extremely well for example, I nearly cried when Raistlin and Caramon lost both their parents, I could understand Raistlin s jealously at Caramon stealing his dream girl Raistlin s competitiveness with Caramon is the classic nerdy brother vs attractive jock brother conflict Eccentric characters such as Flint the dwarf and Tas the kender made me laug I ve never been interested in reading or read a book of the fantasy genre before, but I was pleasantly surprised All characters were fleshed out extremely well for example, I nearly cried when Raistlin and Caramon lost both their parents, I could understand Raistlin s jealously at Caramon stealing his dream girl Raistlin s competitiveness with Caramon is the classic nerdy brother vs attractive jock brother conflict Eccentric characters such as Flint the dwarf and Tas the kender made me laugh out loud Beneath the surface of tracing Raistlin s path from a precocious young child to a wizard, the book illustrates the hardships of adolescence that all of us go through Also, the larger societal conflicts in the book humans vs elves, hill dwarves vs mountain dwarves, kender as outcasts, violence propoganda enacted by followers of Belzor are allegories of social, racial, and religious warfare seen throughout history A very moving book and I would be glad to read the others in the series if they promise to be just as good or better


  2. Michael Pang Michael Pang says:

    Anything with Raistlin Majere in it is going to get 5 stars from me.


  3. Leah Nadeau Leah Nadeau says:

    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it s always a breathe of fresh air when you finally get to read a really good book _ This book reminded me of my fav book of all time The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, just not as good And sorta like Harry Potter of when he goes to Wizardry school I enjoyed the mage s journey and about the magic what is magic, how to cast a spell, what it takes to use it It had lots of character development and interesting plots but not a strong overall plot, I wantedto it Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it s always a breathe of fresh air when you finally get to read a really good book _ This book reminded me of my fav book of all time The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, just not as good And sorta like Harry Potter of when he goes to Wizardry school I enjoyed the mage s journey and about the magic what is magic, how to cast a spell, what it takes to use it It had lots of character development and interesting plots but not a strong overall plot, I wantedto it.Added it to my re reads fantasy shelf


  4. Alfred Haplo Alfred Haplo says:

    As far as fantasy goes, I became a real fan with Dragonlance, specifically those authored by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman Those books are forever and ever and ever this is my inner teenage speak the benchmark for all my fantasy reading Which is not saying very much, or setting very high expectations when the minimum standard is pulp I am certainly a slightlydiscerning reader now, having read better works, but when it comes to feelings of nostalgia, no other fantasy series As far as fantasy goes, I became a real fan with Dragonlance, specifically those authored by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman Those books are forever and ever and ever this is my inner teenage speak the benchmark for all my fantasy reading Which is not saying very much, or setting very high expectations when the minimum standard is pulp I am certainly a slightlydiscerning reader now, having read better works, but when it comes to feelings of nostalgia, no other fantasy series have a better claim on mine More succinctly, Raistlin Chronicles 1 The Soulforge is recommended for fans For everyone else, this is probably a 2 star rating for mediocre writing, too much tell, and very little sentimental significance Those who have enjoyed Chronicles and Legends will appreciate the beginnings of young Raistlin Majere in The Soulforge, and the precursors for his life s dark path Fundamental to the salvation of Raistlin s soul is his lifelong friendships and how they come to be forged The Companions, all of whom are featured here with the Majere twins squabbles, comedy, adventures and all to the pleasure of my memory Honestly, I was a tad disappointed to glean very little new information that was not already choice morsels in other Dragonlance books Sure, there are biographical tidbits to be had like Raistlin s aversion to a certain herb and his adolescent crush but his internal development is static Raistlin just becomes aconcentrated version of himself later Already familiar to fans are his bouts of self doubts and ambition, bitterness and cunning but by and large, older Raistlin in the future is rather like young Raistlin in the past ooh, maybe Never mind The story is just not that clever, but there is a twisty bit at the end that was unexpected I had fun, and fun can forgive much On to Raistlin Chronicles 2 Brothers in Arms. Dragonlance Chronicles Dragons of Autumn Twilight 1, Dragons of Winter Night 2, Dragons of Spring Dawning 3 Dragonlance Legends Time of the Twins 1, War of the Twins 2, Test of the Twins 3


  5. MissBecka MissBecka says:

    An entire book about Raistlin Anything with this much Raistlin was bound to get 5 from me.This was only the second time I ve read this book and it was even better than I remember I am really looking forward to the re read on Brothers in Arms An entire book about Raistlin Anything with this much Raistlin was bound to get 5 from me.This was only the second time I ve read this book and it was even better than I remember I am really looking forward to the re read on Brothers in Arms


  6. Victor Victor says:

    Here is a good example of what would have happened if Harry Potter turned evil This is a great book to read if you are sick of mamby pamsy wizards and want to read a good book about a sickly kid who turns into someone who is not a very nice person as said by one of the Hobbit like characters in a different book from this series The only flaw is that while it is quite informative about the character of Raistlin Majere the golden guy on the cover , we do not get to see him use much magic I Here is a good example of what would have happened if Harry Potter turned evil This is a great book to read if you are sick of mamby pamsy wizards and want to read a good book about a sickly kid who turns into someone who is not a very nice person as said by one of the Hobbit like characters in a different book from this series The only flaw is that while it is quite informative about the character of Raistlin Majere the golden guy on the cover , we do not get to see him use much magic I personally would have liked to have seen him go crazy at some point like Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but instead, seeing that he is only a novice in this book, though a very adept one, we get to see him use his mind and skills at casting illusions All the same, this is a very well written book where you really get to know a lot of the characters


  7. C.T. Phipps C.T. Phipps says:

    Raistlin Majere remains one of my favorite characters in fiction, though I ve since come to also associate him with many qualities I loathed about my teenage self You know, the entitled know it all who probably had a lotissues with women than I would have if I just treated them as people THE SOULFORGE is one of the best of the Dragonlance novels other than the original six and details the origins of the one of Nineties fantasies best antiheroes Magic was always the great love of Raistl Raistlin Majere remains one of my favorite characters in fiction, though I ve since come to also associate him with many qualities I loathed about my teenage self You know, the entitled know it all who probably had a lotissues with women than I would have if I just treated them as people THE SOULFORGE is one of the best of the Dragonlance novels other than the original six and details the origins of the one of Nineties fantasies best antiheroes Magic was always the great love of Raistlin, even when he was too young for such things, because it is the one he could always control completely My only regret about this book is we re still some years away from Raistlin s darkest actions and thus when he s at his most interesting Oh and that I kind of prefer Kitiara Uth Matar to Raistlin I would have loved to have read Margaret Weis take on her rise to power That s just me as a fan nitpicking, though


  8. Alan Hernandez Alan Hernandez says:

    Having not read any dragonlance books prior to reading this one, I approached this with the unique perspective of having no pre formed bias for the characters For those that don t know, this book serves as an origin story for some of the main characters in the dragonlance books, specifically for the physically weak but intellectual Raistlin Overall I found the book to be an enjoyable read The main cast are an entertaining bunch, each personality greatly contrasting the others Though co autho Having not read any dragonlance books prior to reading this one, I approached this with the unique perspective of having no pre formed bias for the characters For those that don t know, this book serves as an origin story for some of the main characters in the dragonlance books, specifically for the physically weak but intellectual Raistlin Overall I found the book to be an enjoyable read The main cast are an entertaining bunch, each personality greatly contrasting the others Though co authored, the story maintains a consistent voice The reader gets a small taste of the vast world that is Krynn through references to distant lands with several races Each race comes with its own stereotypes and rivalries with other races Weis does a great job in establishing the interpersonal relationships between the characters and the characters remain consistent in their personalities Every so often there is an unexpected twist a scenario that Raistlin is thrust into where the reader is allowed a glimpse into the true nature of the young mage Raistlin s inner journey into wizarding manhood is evident in his constant search forknowledge and power Though quite talented, the hardships of his life is not lost He is generally frail and sickly He is also cold and untrusting His twin brother Caramon serves as a mirror of that which Raistlin wishes to be have and therefore further increases his lust for power Though I am unfamiliar with the general dragonlance tale, I thoroughly enjoyed its origin story


  9. Tim Hanson Tim Hanson says:

    Raistlin, such a deep and complex character Reading how it all began brings me back to the first time I read Dragonlance Chronicles all those years ago.


  10. Evan Leach Evan Leach says:

    The origin story of Raistlin Majere, of Chronicles and Legends fame This book covers Raistlin s early life, from childhood through his test at the tower of high sorcery Fans of this fascinating character will enjoy this look at his rise from obscurity 3 stars.


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