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Dragon Wing (The Death Gate Cycle, #1)

de Tracy Hickman

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Ages ago, sorcerers of unmatched power sundered a world into four realms--sky, stone, fire, and water--then vanished. Over time, magicians learned to work spells only in their own realms and forgot the others. Now only the few who have survived the Labyrinth and crossed the Death Gate know of the presence of all four realms--and even they have yet to unravel the mysteries of their severed world. . . .  In Arianus, Realm of Sky, humans, elves, and dwarves battle for control of precious water--traversing a world of airborne islands on currents of elven magic and the backs of mammoth dragons. But soon great magical forces will begin to rend the fabric of this delicate land. An assassin will be hired to kill a royal prince--by the king himself. A dwarf will challenge the beliefs of his people--and lead them in rebellion. And a sinister wizard will enact his plan to rule Arianus--a plan that may be felt far beyond the Realm of Sky and into the Death Gate itself.… (més)
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Títol:Dragon Wing (The Death Gate Cycle, #1)
Autors:Tracy Hickman
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Dragon Wing de Margaret Weis

  1. 01
    Los jardines de la luna de Steven Erikson (Cecrow)
    Cecrow: The Malazan series follows an arc: introducing disparate casts of characters in its first half, then intersecting them in the second.
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  5083mitzi | Apr 4, 2021 |
Dragon Wing is book 1 in the completed Death Gate Cycle of 7 books. The first book contains a complete story but there is quite obviously something more complex going on. The best part of this book is the world building - it is original, even after all these years. The characters are also fairly well written and complex. Even the dog has his own personality. The book starts off with an assassin in what is superficially a medieval world and ends up with a variety of elves, dwarves, humans, an "adorable" manipulative little child, wizards of various kinds (and a dog) in a world that isn't all that medieval anymore and on the cusp of change. Book 1 takes place in the World of Air, which is a world of floating continents with a contraption (of unknown purpose) called the Kicksey-winsey worshiped and maintained by the locals. Travel between these floating islands is via dragon back or airship, and the local currency is barrels of water or their equivalent in coin. If you want to know what happens in such a fascinating world, you are just going to have to read the book (and the rest of the Death Gate Cycle). ( )
  ElentarriLT | Mar 24, 2020 |
The beginning of the saga of Haplo and his dog, as they attempt revenge on the race (the Sartan) than imprisoned his people in a deadly labyrinth. After generations a few of them made them our. Haplo was one of those and is a disciple of the First to escape. They'd been at war with the Sartan forever, and were close to winning when the Sartan executed a master stroke, Sundering the world. From the rubble they remade four realms of Earth Air Fire and Water, plus of course the prison. The worlds' were peopled with Dwarves Elves and Humans, (and dragons crept in too), but Haplo's people have no idea what happened in the interim, only now does Haplo's master feel strong enough to attempt to emerge and regain their control. Haplo's task is to explore Air, ferment condition suitable to his Lord's takeover and report back - keeping hidden from the Sartan of course.

There are no Sartan to be seen, but the harsh environment nearly does for Haplo, he crashlands at the very bottom of the world where the gegs (Dwarfs) slave for their Eleven and human masters who live on floating islands above.

TBC ( )
1 vota reading_fox | Jan 3, 2018 |
I feel like I’ve been dropped into the middle of the story[it is done that way on purpose, I know, but still...]. But a good story. Solid characters, and some real whizbang ideas-worlds of earth, fire, water and air, 2 master races-one imprisoned, the other seemingly disappeared, etc. Very enjoyable over all. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Trust cuts both ways.

An ancient war ended when four new worlds were created from the elements of the old one. The series eventually touches on all of them, but this volume focuses on the world of air. Humans and elves fight on floating islands, while dwarves toil away in blissful ignorance on the lowest levels, tending to a giant machine.

The story begins with an assassin, hired to do a job he doesn’t fully comprehend. Next the audience meets an inquisitive dwarf, struggling to understand the world around him, much to the chagrin of his people, who value submission. The story itself is fairly simple at first, until treachery and misfortune unite the characters in common cause, forcing them to work together to survive, as governments plot their demise. The cast steadily grows, as new characters become entangled in the plot, but the story manages it well, transitioning between perspectives with masterful timing. The characters themselves are well developed, if a bit cliché, and their story, while familiar, is still an entertaining read.

+Strong Setting
+Strong Descriptions
*Strong but familiar characters
*Strong but familiar plot
-Some Confusing Scenes

3.5/5 ( )
  adamg211 | Jul 16, 2016 |
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This work is dedicated to the memory of my mother, Frances Irene Weis ---Margaret Weis
To Dezra and Terry Phillips For all we shared --- Tracy Hickman
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Ages ago, sorcerers of unmatched power sundered a world into four realms--sky, stone, fire, and water--then vanished. Over time, magicians learned to work spells only in their own realms and forgot the others. Now only the few who have survived the Labyrinth and crossed the Death Gate know of the presence of all four realms--and even they have yet to unravel the mysteries of their severed world. . . .  In Arianus, Realm of Sky, humans, elves, and dwarves battle for control of precious water--traversing a world of airborne islands on currents of elven magic and the backs of mammoth dragons. But soon great magical forces will begin to rend the fabric of this delicate land. An assassin will be hired to kill a royal prince--by the king himself. A dwarf will challenge the beliefs of his people--and lead them in rebellion. And a sinister wizard will enact his plan to rule Arianus--a plan that may be felt far beyond the Realm of Sky and into the Death Gate itself.

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