Dark Heart (Dragonlance: Meetings Sextet, #3)

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At long last, the story of the beautiful darkhearted Kitiara Uth Matar This compelling novel tells the story of the birth of her twin brothers, the warrior Caramon and the frail mage Ra Obsession At long last, the story of the beautiful darkhearted Kitiara Uth Matar This compelling novel tells the story of the birth of her twin brothers, the warrior Caramon and the frail mage Raistlin, and Kit's admirable role in their upbringing But her youthful mercenary deeds and increasing fascination with evil throw her into the company of a roguish stranger and band of adventurers whose fates are intermingled with her own Haunted by the memory of her Solamnic father, she hunts him ceaselessly Tina Daniell's first novel brings to life this remarkable warriorwoman, whose credo of the sword is truth becomes her triumph and downfall.


10 thoughts on “Dark Heart (Dragonlance: Meetings Sextet, #3)

  1. Liana Liana says:

    Ah... I should probably get this out of the way first: I don't like Kitiara - never have. I've read about her in other Dragonlance books and she annoys the living poo out of me. She's such a token badbutt character with little personality... and is thrown at you like, here's a STRONG, POWERFUL and INDEPENDENT WOMAN!!! DON'T YOU LOVE HER?!?! You SHOULD because she's a STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER who kicks BUTT and is EDGY and has SASS!!! ....So yeah, because I don't like Kitiara, I was hesitant to read this book since it's practically centered all around her. But seeing that I really enjoyed the last two books in the Meetings Sextet, I decided to give this book a chance anyway. Maybe I'd have a change in opinion about Kitiara.

    Annnnd I still don't like her. Lol.

    The story? ...Not as exciting as the last two books, in my opinion. :( I don't know if that's because I turned my brain off whenever Kitiara opened her mouth? Maybe the story actually WAS exciting and it's my fault for not liking the main character? I just didn't get anything out of the plot. I tried to though. I think the parts that intrigued me most was Raistlin's backstory - I've always thought him as an interesting character.

    Hopefully Kitiara fans will have a different opinion about this book.~


  2. Mir Mir says:

    I knew I wasn't going to enjoy an entire book of Kitiara, but what can I say? I was a Dragonlance completist, once upon a time... before they published all those additional crap series.


  3. David David says:

    The third book of this series focuses on Kitiara's younger days and how she took care of the young brothers Caramon and Raistlin. The parts about Caramon and Raistlin are very good as they shed light on their childhood and their unique relationships with each other as well as Kitiara (which gave it an extra star). The parts about Kitiara were disappointing though. Her character is very unique and has the potential to have very intriguing plot built around her. Too bad the plot fell short. It was like reading a couple of disjointed trivial short stories.


  4. Tabitha Tabitha says:

    Well Kitiara, considering how you were in The Chronicles, this origin story took me by surprise. It started off well enough, showing how she helped raise her half brothers due to her mother's illness and segwayed into how she eventually came to work with mercenaries. Kit led a tough life and wanted nothing more than to adventure away from her boring home life, find her missing father and become rich and powerful.
    The pace did slow down a bit once she became enamored by a passing royal during one of her stints home in Solace and it was sort of an eye roll moment for me, but she never once became a love sick puppy which I appreciated. It would have ruined her tough as nails attitude.
    I enjoyed reading what little there was about Rasiltin in this book. Hands down he will be my favorite book character of all time.
    I was hoping to see more of how Kit became drawn to the Dark Queen's forces as we see her in The Chronicles, and how in the world she came to be a dragon rider. I'm guessing in the Preludes series there will be more on this.
    Overall it wasn't bad. I felt Tina Daniell did a pretty good job of sticking to Kitiara's personality and keeping her choices mostly within the realm of what I felt Kit would do, but some of the plot points needed work.


  5. Furball404 Furball404 says:

    This book tells Kitiara's origin story, and can be read by itself without knowing any of the other books. The beginning is a bit slow, but the main story picks up at chapter 5. We also have an off the canon description of Raistlin's entrance into the mage school which was later rewritten. I really enjoyed this book, but it had a divided identity. A couple of chapters talk about cozy home life, and others are more of wild adventuring, and toward the end we turn towards gore and gothic melodrama, borderline horror, which I have to admit I enjoyed a lot, and wasn't really expecting from a dragonlance book. The plot is also really good and caught me off guard. The only reason I am not giving the book five stars is that it has some pacing issues, and sometimes the plot wanders off.


  6. Matt Littrell Matt Littrell says:

    I expected Dark Heart to be a struggle. I was never a fan of Kitiara, and after finishing this book, I don't like her a bit more. I feel like I understand her a little better though. Where she came from, her drive to get away from it and make her own way.
    The story told isn't bad, and the writing is passable, but the fact I just don't like the main character kept it from getting more than 3 stars. That being said, it's worth a read, to see a bit into the past of both her and her twin brothers.


  7. Roderick Baxter Roderick Baxter says:

    It was a good enough story, I suppose. However, the narrative tended to drag, in parts. This caused the ending to be very rushed. Some of the action scenes could have been done a little better, too. Having read some other Dragonlance stories, I found some events not covered as well as I would like. I hope the last three stories in this sextet cover the events not dealt with here.


  8. Doug Doug says:

    Kitiara is definitely not my favorite of the companions. But I did enjoy reading about the origin of the twins. And despite the title I don't think this book really paints Kit as the evil woman she becomes. It is an entertaining read though.


  9. Casey Wiggins Casey Wiggins says:

    Think Jack Kerouac's On the Road, but with swords and mercenaries.

    Bit of a rushed tacked on ending with her trajectory later in the series.


  10. Beau Beau says:

    Reads almost like literature. One of my favorite Dragonlance novels.


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10 thoughts on “Dark Heart (Dragonlance: Meetings Sextet, #3)

  1. Liana Liana says:

    Ah... I should probably get this out of the way first: I don't like Kitiara - never have. I've read about her in other Dragonlance books and she annoys the living poo out of me. She's such a token badbutt character with little personality... and is thrown at you like, here's a STRONG, POWERFUL and INDEPENDENT WOMAN!!! DON'T YOU LOVE HER?!?! You SHOULD because she's a STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER who kicks BUTT and is EDGY and has SASS!!! ....So yeah, because I don't like Kitiara, I was hesitant to read this book since it's practically centered all around her. But seeing that I really enjoyed the last two books in the Meetings Sextet, I decided to give this book a chance anyway. Maybe I'd have a change in opinion about Kitiara.

    Annnnd I still don't like her. Lol.

    The story? ...Not as exciting as the last two books, in my opinion. :( I don't know if that's because I turned my brain off whenever Kitiara opened her mouth? Maybe the story actually WAS exciting and it's my fault for not liking the main character? I just didn't get anything out of the plot. I tried to though. I think the parts that intrigued me most was Raistlin's backstory - I've always thought him as an interesting character.

    Hopefully Kitiara fans will have a different opinion about this book.~


  2. Mir Mir says:

    I knew I wasn't going to enjoy an entire book of Kitiara, but what can I say? I was a Dragonlance completist, once upon a time... before they published all those additional crap series.


  3. David David says:

    The third book of this series focuses on Kitiara's younger days and how she took care of the young brothers Caramon and Raistlin. The parts about Caramon and Raistlin are very good as they shed light on their childhood and their unique relationships with each other as well as Kitiara (which gave it an extra star). The parts about Kitiara were disappointing though. Her character is very unique and has the potential to have very intriguing plot built around her. Too bad the plot fell short. It was like reading a couple of disjointed trivial short stories.


  4. Tabitha Tabitha says:

    Well Kitiara, considering how you were in The Chronicles, this origin story took me by surprise. It started off well enough, showing how she helped raise her half brothers due to her mother's illness and segwayed into how she eventually came to work with mercenaries. Kit led a tough life and wanted nothing more than to adventure away from her boring home life, find her missing father and become rich and powerful.
    The pace did slow down a bit once she became enamored by a passing royal during one of her stints home in Solace and it was sort of an eye roll moment for me, but she never once became a love sick puppy which I appreciated. It would have ruined her tough as nails attitude.
    I enjoyed reading what little there was about Rasiltin in this book. Hands down he will be my favorite book character of all time.
    I was hoping to see more of how Kit became drawn to the Dark Queen's forces as we see her in The Chronicles, and how in the world she came to be a dragon rider. I'm guessing in the Preludes series there will be more on this.
    Overall it wasn't bad. I felt Tina Daniell did a pretty good job of sticking to Kitiara's personality and keeping her choices mostly within the realm of what I felt Kit would do, but some of the plot points needed work.


  5. Furball404 Furball404 says:

    This book tells Kitiara's origin story, and can be read by itself without knowing any of the other books. The beginning is a bit slow, but the main story picks up at chapter 5. We also have an off the canon description of Raistlin's entrance into the mage school which was later rewritten. I really enjoyed this book, but it had a divided identity. A couple of chapters talk about cozy home life, and others are more of wild adventuring, and toward the end we turn towards gore and gothic melodrama, borderline horror, which I have to admit I enjoyed a lot, and wasn't really expecting from a dragonlance book. The plot is also really good and caught me off guard. The only reason I am not giving the book five stars is that it has some pacing issues, and sometimes the plot wanders off.


  6. Matt Littrell Matt Littrell says:

    I expected Dark Heart to be a struggle. I was never a fan of Kitiara, and after finishing this book, I don't like her a bit more. I feel like I understand her a little better though. Where she came from, her drive to get away from it and make her own way.
    The story told isn't bad, and the writing is passable, but the fact I just don't like the main character kept it from getting more than 3 stars. That being said, it's worth a read, to see a bit into the past of both her and her twin brothers.


  7. Roderick Baxter Roderick Baxter says:

    It was a good enough story, I suppose. However, the narrative tended to drag, in parts. This caused the ending to be very rushed. Some of the action scenes could have been done a little better, too. Having read some other Dragonlance stories, I found some events not covered as well as I would like. I hope the last three stories in this sextet cover the events not dealt with here.


  8. Doug Doug says:

    Kitiara is definitely not my favorite of the companions. But I did enjoy reading about the origin of the twins. And despite the title I don't think this book really paints Kit as the evil woman she becomes. It is an entertaining read though.


  9. Casey Wiggins Casey Wiggins says:

    Think Jack Kerouac's On the Road, but with swords and mercenaries.

    Bit of a rushed tacked on ending with her trajectory later in the series.


  10. Beau Beau says:

    Reads almost like literature. One of my favorite Dragonlance novels.


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