Editorial Reviews. From Library Journal. Outlawed by the mage-priests of Thimhallen since the Doom of the Darksword (The Dardsword Trilogy Book 2). From the bestselling authors of The Rose of the Prophet and The Death Gate Cycle, the first in a majestic saga of magic, fantasy, and adventure. Born without magic, Joram was one of the Dead, denied the throne of Merilon. For years, he lived among outlaws, surviving by wit and sleight-of-hand.

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Just like the rest of the books she writes this is another fantastic book in the series and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series the next time I have a free spot to read a new book. Unfortunately, this dark, foreboding entry into the Dark Sword Series by the generally bankable duo Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman really disappointed. In fact, Mosiah’s dilemma feels the most real of any character’s, as he’s forced to follow Joram into places he fears risk his soul.

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Born without magical abilities and denied his birthright, Joram is thw for dead. Moreover, the Mystery of Technology was banned after the church blamed it for the widespread destruction of the Iron Wars; the practitioners of this Mystery now live in exile in the Outlands.

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However, the three-man “duel” with Blachloch almost felt like an afterthought. Just read any lines from Tasslehoff or Fizban in the Dragonlance books.

In Doom of the DarkswordSaryon asked Joram to create a setting for a piece of darkstone so that Saryon could wear it as an amulet. Oct 06, David rated it really liked it Shelves: It may have been the first fantasy trilogy he fotging read. He makes his way to the Technologists, and later, the only person who could possibly call him even close to a friend joins flrging there.


But it was just darkswotd there in my office while I was babysitting the copy machine, so I picked it up. The sequence of events in the beginning of the novel is a bit hard to get into, but I enjoyed the events being presented, so I continued reading.

Secret of the Dragon. I knew that a sword would be created, and that it would be evil.

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Weis and Hickman’s catalogue is variable, that’s for sure, but I’m quietly confident that book 2 will deliver the goods.

The Blood of Kings. I remember a great story, quick pace, and how much I enjoyed the humor, wit, and transformations of Simpkin.

By the end I didn’t feel that I loved either Joram or Saryon but I’d been asked to adventure along with them in the second book. His bitterness was accurate for the lack of magic and the way his mother treated him, but somehow it didn’t seem to be written properly. I am interested to see how the “prince” was saved from being killed.

See all books by Margaret WeisTracy Hickman. But the nail in the coffin for me was the chapter when we are introduced to the faeries. And its fun to read how an all-magic forgin would view those who craft everything by hand.

But to me, the world-building here wasn’t very p This isn’t an actual review of the book since I only read the first six chaptersjust a short explanation of why I didn’t finish it.

The narrative doesn’t feel stable, and whilst the viewpoint switching does add another dimension to the storytelling it also alienates us from the characters a little. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: He was hired by the company instead and began working with Margaret Weis.

While there isn’t much in the way of action in this volume at least not until the very endI was compelled to continue reading for the unfolding of the culture and the world building aspect. Tracy Hickman has been writing and exploring fantasy and science fiction since the s.

He’s a really good character though. And it turns out that he needs specially a catalyst to help forge the Darksword, because it draws life out of the world. I do wonder forgibg it was simply me who had trouble getting into the character. Read April 4th to 11th, for the second time. The magic system was explained, and daeksword interesting character was described. I will read the next two books. If you love the fantasy genre this book is a must read! Maybe later the story becomes amazing, but I think I wasted enough time and energy slogging through this book to find out.


The Prophecy is an integral part of the Darksword trilogy. It turned out to be another original work coming from those two and it was an atypical fantasy story.

Aug 16, Cass rated it really liked it. Fforging 30, Pages Buy. The series consists of the initial three books The Darksword Trilogya supplemental role-playing volume, and a single-volume sequel.

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On the other hand, the first book of DGC is just a lot more fun and tells a story that stands on its own while it draws you into the world. Published January by Spectra first published And down the redwood-lined street, there’s Aishe Herne, a woman who could pick a fight with a silent order of nuns. Thankfully, Weis and Hickman are better at explaining the world building, unlike other authors who do not help the reader navigate the world.

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So whenever he sees things that are out of the ordinary, he goes into shock, and explains corging, as well as how things are traditionally done. Prior to the Great Passage from Earth fofging Thimhallan, there were four Mysteries of Darkness that were cast out, since its members wanted revenge against the Mundanes for the persecution they suffered.

Page 1 of 1 Start Over Page 1 of 1. I lost a bit of interest when the book changed point of view to the child Joram.