Some of you have been asking me what my next shameless plug would be, so here it is!;-) And with wonderful cover art of Fire Sea by Keith Parkinson to boot! You can see more at www.keithparkinson.com.
After Guy Gavriel Kay, R. Scott Bakker and Steven Erikson, this time I elected to go with the authors which made me fall in love with the fantasy genre. Many people from my generation were introduced to the genre by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman's Dragonlance novels. I was only 12 years old at that time, and we could say that I never looked back!
Like many boys and girls my age, we followed Weis and Hickman through the Dragonlance Chronicles and Legends, and then onto the Tales and beyond. When they signed with Bantam Spectra, most of us continued to buy their books, of course. After two trilogies, Weis and Hickman came up with the most ambitious project on the market at that point: a 7-book cycle.
The Deathgate Cycle remains to this day one of my favorite fantasy series of all time. Without the shadow of a doubt, this was Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman at their peak. Ambitious, fun, entertaining, thought-provoking -- it's one hell of a series. For those of you looking for something special, something you don't have to wait for the next volume, something you can get in paperback and thus good for every budget, you can't go wrong with The Deathgate Cycle. Check it out! You won't be disappointed!:-)
Join Haplo and his dog, the assassin Hugh the Hand, Alfred, and the rest of this nice cast of disparate characters in one of the most entertaining series I've ever read!