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Adapting the first book in the legendary Dragonlance Chronicles Trilogy! The world of Krynn is on the precipice of a dark age. As a massive army led by the evil Verminaard prepares its final onslaught, paranoia and fear grips the populace. Only a small band of companions can save Krynn. But with even former friends ready to betray them, salvation may be impossible. Friends Adapting the first book in the legendary Dragonlance Chronicles Trilogy! The world of Krynn is on the precipice of a dark age. As a massive army led by the evil Verminaard prepares its final onslaught, paranoia and fear grips the populace. Only a small band of companions can save Krynn. But with even former friends ready to betray them, salvation may be impossible. Friendships will be tested. Lovers will be separated. And sacrifices will be demanded...


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Adapting the first book in the legendary Dragonlance Chronicles Trilogy! The world of Krynn is on the precipice of a dark age. As a massive army led by the evil Verminaard prepares its final onslaught, paranoia and fear grips the populace. Only a small band of companions can save Krynn. But with even former friends ready to betray them, salvation may be impossible. Friends Adapting the first book in the legendary Dragonlance Chronicles Trilogy! The world of Krynn is on the precipice of a dark age. As a massive army led by the evil Verminaard prepares its final onslaught, paranoia and fear grips the populace. Only a small band of companions can save Krynn. But with even former friends ready to betray them, salvation may be impossible. Friendships will be tested. Lovers will be separated. And sacrifices will be demanded...

30 review for Dragons of Autumn Twilight - The Graphic Novel

  1. 5 out of 5

    Dirk Grobbelaar

    I doubt whether this will make a whole lot of sense to anybody who hasn't read the original novel. I found it helpful as a reminder of the key plot events that moved the story forward, but there is none of the underlying cast turmoil that added some spice to the Chronicles. The art is fairly well done, if a slight bit inconsistent, and Krynn does look a lot like I imagined here. The problem is: there's a lot that happens here, and it is true to the novel, but not a lot of effort has gone into te I doubt whether this will make a whole lot of sense to anybody who hasn't read the original novel. I found it helpful as a reminder of the key plot events that moved the story forward, but there is none of the underlying cast turmoil that added some spice to the Chronicles. The art is fairly well done, if a slight bit inconsistent, and Krynn does look a lot like I imagined here. The problem is: there's a lot that happens here, and it is true to the novel, but not a lot of effort has gone into telling the reader why this or that is important, so it doesn't set up the sequels very nicely. Also, why does Sturm not want to get out of the road when danger approaches? Since there is no elaboration whatsoever on the Solamnic knights here, readers are left groping in the darkness. What is the story with Tanis, and why is he such a bastard with Laurana? Again, this is developed much better in the original work. The list goes on. Even given the inevitable shortcomings of a graphic work, some effort to address these important issues would not have gone amiss. Now, I'm giving it three stars, because I did enjoy it as a visual companion to Dragons of Autumn Twilight but I would only recommend it to readers who have read the original Dragonlance Chronicles.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Roger Royer

    While not quite as good as the novel and much better than the animated movie I found this graphic novel adaptation of the first book to be rather true to the story of the original book more than I expected. The art is rather good, almost great at times, though it is a bit dark and hard to read when you are reading in bed. Overall a good read anytime. Ilu eh

  3. 5 out of 5

    colleen the convivial curmudgeon

    I listened to this ages ago as an audio book, and one problem I had was keeping all the characters straight. There's still an abundance of characters, but, luckily, now there are handy graphic markers to help keep them straight (i.e. Strum is the knight with the horned helment, Caramon has the winged helmet, etc.) It's a well-known story, so I won't go into depth here. It's pretty standard quest fair, but it's fun. I like Tasselhoff and Fizban, and Raistlin and Tanis. What the hell is with the sca I listened to this ages ago as an audio book, and one problem I had was keeping all the characters straight. There's still an abundance of characters, but, luckily, now there are handy graphic markers to help keep them straight (i.e. Strum is the knight with the horned helment, Caramon has the winged helmet, etc.) It's a well-known story, so I won't go into depth here. It's pretty standard quest fair, but it's fun. I like Tasselhoff and Fizban, and Raistlin and Tanis. What the hell is with the scantily clad warrior babes, tho? Do you seriously call *that* armour?! *shakes head and chuckles* The art is good, and the story is what it is. My only complaint is that, with the way it's edited to fit it into the format, it was kind of jumpy in places. More than once I turned back to see if I skipped a page. But you get the gist of the story, and it takes about 3 hours to read. Since I specifically didn't want to commit myself to anything with this series, this is exactly what I was hoping for.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Adam

    Probably in the 3.5 to 4 range I read the original novels a long time ago when I was either in middle school or early high school and when I saw the books getting the graphic novel treatment I figured I'd read this version rather than re-read the whole books. After reading this it actually had the opposite effect, I kind of want to reread the novels in their entirety now! This isn't to say they didn't do a good job, but it made me recall some great parts of the books and would actually like to ex Probably in the 3.5 to 4 range I read the original novels a long time ago when I was either in middle school or early high school and when I saw the books getting the graphic novel treatment I figured I'd read this version rather than re-read the whole books. After reading this it actually had the opposite effect, I kind of want to reread the novels in their entirety now! This isn't to say they didn't do a good job, but it made me recall some great parts of the books and would actually like to experience them in their full glory again. The graphic novel, obviously, moves much faster than the novel and I feel like they switched from scene to scene pretty quickly, which sort of underscored the epic nature of the journey. Instead they focused on more of the bigger key moments, which made it have a sort of "Cliff Notes" feel to the whole story. That being said, if you've never read the story before, this might be a difficult way to engage the story, because in order to include all the big scenes you kind of lose a serious amount of the character development. If you've read it before and looking for a nice and quick refresher, then this is it. The art is pretty solid through and through. The one thing I can think of criticizing is sometimes everyone looks like they have rather fat faces. There's a particular scene with Tanis where it looks like he's gained an incredible amount of weight, which was pretty funny, but that's the only thing I can think of. For the most part the art is very well done and they did a great job of capturing what I imagine the characters to look like from reading the story. Often the covers featured the main characters, but never the villains and it was really great to see them drawn out. I initially read this as individual issues, which is what I prefer for reading comic books. So, if you're looking at a good artistic treatment for an wonderful novel, then this kicks off the trilogy very well. Again, if this is your first foray into Dragonlance, I think it might wind up being a little bit confusing as an introduction to the world. I remember the original novels being a little confusing at first, mainly due to how many characters there were and all the different names, but I think you quickly get over that. Either way, I do recommend diving into the novels first.

  5. 4 out of 5

    ik.ben.henri

    I really don't understand why people like the Dragonlance Chronicles... It's just badly written fantasy, very poor story... To be honest it feels like a "normal" dungeons and dragons session, which is a plus but if you think about it... It's not a great dungeons and dragons session and who wants to read somebody elses play anyway? I really don't understand why people like the Dragonlance Chronicles... It's just badly written fantasy, very poor story... To be honest it feels like a "normal" dungeons and dragons session, which is a plus but if you think about it... It's not a great dungeons and dragons session and who wants to read somebody elses play anyway?

  6. 4 out of 5

    Trevlix

    This is one of the all-time best fantasy books and one that I can always come back to (and I do at times).

  7. 5 out of 5

    Gareth

    A nice version of a nostalgic classic for me. Captures most of the tale well, and the scenes omitted are understandably so, and don't detract from it. Also allows for a nice, quicker read than reading the novel itself. Art pretty good, though dragon fighting was not quite as I imagined it :) Otherwise, a pleasure to reread the adventures of some of my childhood favourites in Tanis, Tas, Flint, Sturm, Laurana, Raistlin and co. A nice version of a nostalgic classic for me. Captures most of the tale well, and the scenes omitted are understandably so, and don't detract from it. Also allows for a nice, quicker read than reading the novel itself. Art pretty good, though dragon fighting was not quite as I imagined it :) Otherwise, a pleasure to reread the adventures of some of my childhood favourites in Tanis, Tas, Flint, Sturm, Laurana, Raistlin and co.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    I really enjoyed this adaptation of the novel. I do agree that having some familiarity of the book will help with this. That being said, I liked the artwork and being able to revisit the Dragonlance story without having to spend the time re-reading the books themselves.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Tim

    The Dragonlance novels are childhood favorites of mine, so I was a little apprehensive trying the comics version. However, I was pleasantly surprised by how true to the original book this was, it was well written and the art is very nice.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jeremy Poulin

    I recommend reading the novel first, since it will drastically improve your enjoyment of the graphic novel. Art was pretty cool - very old-school. Overall a fun hour or two worth of material, depending on how fast you consume.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Paige

    I know all adaptations are different from the original and you should treat them as such... but I found the art style to be ehh and that in the end I didn't like "being told" what everything was. I like the images I created for myself while reading the books (which are better). I know all adaptations are different from the original and you should treat them as such... but I found the art style to be ehh and that in the end I didn't like "being told" what everything was. I like the images I created for myself while reading the books (which are better).

  12. 4 out of 5

    O'Rety

    Decent adaptation in terms of plot and dialogs. The art has style and for sure is done by a talented artist, but sometimes feels rushed/half-assed. Also, it's colored way too dim for my liking. At times it gets so bad that it's hard to discern what's going on and follow the plot. Decent adaptation in terms of plot and dialogs. The art has style and for sure is done by a talented artist, but sometimes feels rushed/half-assed. Also, it's colored way too dim for my liking. At times it gets so bad that it's hard to discern what's going on and follow the plot.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Rick

    A book club I've recently become involved with decided to read this last month. As I've previously read the novel, I decided to see how the graphic novel adaptation stacked up against this rather badly written and poorly developed book. I know that this series is beloved by many fans, but I just can't understand what all those people see in it. The characters are badly written and the plot is event driven, not character driven, and it is really nothing but a series of episodically linked random A book club I've recently become involved with decided to read this last month. As I've previously read the novel, I decided to see how the graphic novel adaptation stacked up against this rather badly written and poorly developed book. I know that this series is beloved by many fans, but I just can't understand what all those people see in it. The characters are badly written and the plot is event driven, not character driven, and it is really nothing but a series of episodically linked random encounters. This makes the whole thing rather boring and the characters are at best cliched and stereotyped. The result is that I can't say this adaptation really rose above, or added anything to, the original material.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Josh

    I picked this one up at a use bookstore, interested to see the Dragonlance story brought to life in the graphic novel format. Although the story clips along at a very fast pace, losing all subtlety and extra pacing that the book provides, the graphic novel covers all the major events of the novel and really depicted them perfectly as I might have imagined them. It was not only a good reminder of the story itself, but also a great accompaniment to the novel as a whole. I thought the artwork was w I picked this one up at a use bookstore, interested to see the Dragonlance story brought to life in the graphic novel format. Although the story clips along at a very fast pace, losing all subtlety and extra pacing that the book provides, the graphic novel covers all the major events of the novel and really depicted them perfectly as I might have imagined them. It was not only a good reminder of the story itself, but also a great accompaniment to the novel as a whole. I thought the artwork was well done, and although I prefer a high level of detail in my comics, this came pretty close.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jess

    One of the more 'meh' graphic novel adaptations I've read. Dialogue felt stilted and the pacing was a little uneven. But then again, the original novel wasn't exactly the paragon of literary achievement either. And Steve Kurth's pencils annoy me a little - perhaps I'm just not used to the style. Not to dismiss Kurth's skills, but I sometimes felt as though the art was saved only by virtue of the great color done by Imaginary Friends Studios. One of the more 'meh' graphic novel adaptations I've read. Dialogue felt stilted and the pacing was a little uneven. But then again, the original novel wasn't exactly the paragon of literary achievement either. And Steve Kurth's pencils annoy me a little - perhaps I'm just not used to the style. Not to dismiss Kurth's skills, but I sometimes felt as though the art was saved only by virtue of the great color done by Imaginary Friends Studios.

  16. 4 out of 5

    kehau

    A very good series. Based off the popular Dungeons and Dragons role player game (go half-elves), this was the book to read back in high school. Very good journey story with great character arcs. I recommend this opening series and all its accompanying series, especially the Dragonlance-Legends series about the twins Caramon and Raistlin.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Simon Munoz

    This was the first series of D&D novels I read even though I had been playing for many years. I fell in love with the characters and the setting after reading this book and I continued with this series and I liked all the other books by Weiss and Hickman but not so much the stuff not written by them.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Mandy Stigant

    If you keep in mind the heavy D&D background, and the fact that these books are geared towards 15-year-old boys, they're Great Fun! Just good stories. It's pure fluff -- nothing to change your life -- but highly enjoyable. If you keep in mind the heavy D&D background, and the fact that these books are geared towards 15-year-old boys, they're Great Fun! Just good stories. It's pure fluff -- nothing to change your life -- but highly enjoyable.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Christopher

    Just read this for the second time and I love the story. Hickman and Weis have great books and now they are terrific graphic novels. The art in this book was fantastic. I am looking forward to reading the other books in this series that they have published.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kerry

    I read the book many years ago and I thought it might be fun to read the graphic novel. Not so much. I like the artwork, but I would rather go back and read the books again because I have my own image of how the story looks in my head.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Marc

    One of my favorite all time fantasy series. Yes, it's not particularly deep, but it has one of the best characters in all of fantasy lit: Raistlin. A disgruntled and frail wizard who rises to challenge the gods by will and bitterness. One of my favorite all time fantasy series. Yes, it's not particularly deep, but it has one of the best characters in all of fantasy lit: Raistlin. A disgruntled and frail wizard who rises to challenge the gods by will and bitterness.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Mark Blaney

    ZERO STARS...Very Disappointing. Boring because it was so predictable. Glad I only picked up Volume 1, not worth the price of admission. Only gave one star because they won't let me give negative stars. Really one of the worst Fantasy genre reads I've ever read. Mark Blaney ZERO STARS...Very Disappointing. Boring because it was so predictable. Glad I only picked up Volume 1, not worth the price of admission. Only gave one star because they won't let me give negative stars. Really one of the worst Fantasy genre reads I've ever read. Mark Blaney

  23. 5 out of 5

    Audie Little

    if you like mages, knights, elves, dwarfs, and mystical creatures then this is the book for you. a group of Nobel warriors go on a dragon slaying quest. while their world is being taken over by lizard monsters. not too shabby.

  24. 5 out of 5

    mrs. fig

    out of all the fantasy novels i've read, these are with out a doubt my all time favorites. I actually feel that the first book not the best one, but they get better and better as they go. out of all the fantasy novels i've read, these are with out a doubt my all time favorites. I actually feel that the first book not the best one, but they get better and better as they go.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Charles

    A great read from a bygone era of childhood, when fantasy and dragons and knights made your heart wish for a magical portal to another world.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Luke Metzger

    another read i adored during my dungeon and dragons days.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Miguel

    Points for nostalgia. I read the four part trilogy in middle school and it got me into painting metal miniatures and playing Dungeons and Dragons way back.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Lori Anderson

    I've read this series twice - I was really carried away into these books, and got invested in the characters. I've read this series twice - I was really carried away into these books, and got invested in the characters.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Wayne

    I was disapointed. I didn't even finish. The artwork was horrible, the story lagged. Read the original it's far better. I was disapointed. I didn't even finish. The artwork was horrible, the story lagged. Read the original it's far better.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Dolores Portalatin

    Its a fun and enjoyable read. An adventure story that you don't really have to put much thought into. I'd recommend it for some light reading. :) Its a fun and enjoyable read. An adventure story that you don't really have to put much thought into. I'd recommend it for some light reading. :)

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