Time of the Twins - Dragonlance Legends 1 Book Summary and Study Guide

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This book is the first in the trilogy that follows DragonLance: Chronicles, Time of the Twins follows the story of the twins, Raistlin and Carmon, and the kender, Tasselhoff Burrfoot.
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Raistlin plans to challenge Takhisis—the Queen of Darkness. In order to gain needed power, he travels back in time to learn from the most powerful mage in all of history—Fistandantilus. It is the time of the Kingpriest, a man legendary for his goodness—but also for calling down the horrors of the Cataclysm through the demands he placed on the gods.

Raistlin, though, needs the assistance of someone who is pure of heart and completely good—a true cleric of Paladine. He finds this person in Crysania, a rather myopic cleric who is convinced of her faith and rightness and believes that she can redeem Raistlin from his evil ways. He manages to manipulate the mages of his present time to send Crysania and Caramon back in time to stop him. More accurately, Crysania is sent back to die and Caramon is sent back to “save a soul,” his own. Tas gets sent back purely by accident—an accident which would have very far-reaching effects.

Back in time, Caramon and Tas are quickly picked up and handed over as slaves to be trained as gladiators. Crysania joins the church. The three of them know that the Cataclysm is coming, but they must first find Raistlin and either kill him or remove him.

The review of this Book prepared by Bridgette Redman

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Time Travel:    -   largely backwards/past Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   magical powers (general) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Time Travel story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   warrior/knight Age:    -   20's-30's Really unusual traits?    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


Terrain    -   Forests A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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