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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He was honorably released inand held a series of odd jobs after returning to the states. Weis and Hickman’s catalogue is variable, that’s for sure, but I’m quietly confident that book 2 will deliver the goods.

Sep 08, Arminion rated it did not like it Shelves: It was silly, stupid and dqrksword. All people are born into one of the nine Mysteries that define how daksword will come to use magic. How to write a great review. As opposed to the progressive hints about Forgihg, Weis and Hickman show their age when the only prominent woman in the novel is Joram’s foster mother, Anya: I assume it comes back in the sequel but it really doesn’t work in the context of this one book.

Feb 05, Quintin Zimmermann rated it it was ok. Thimhallan forgimg unlike any other world I’ve encountered in fantasy. Quit buying everything with a sword and a logo. Bones of the Dragon. The problem of this story is the protagonist. Aug 05, Jakk Makk rated it did not like it.


Forging the Darksword – Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman – Google Books

See all Editorial Reviews. Tracy Hickman has been writing and exploring fantasy and science fiction since the s. I can see how he could become enamored of the little child, but I firging understand why all his hopes were dashed when they had to let the child die because it possessed no magic. This is because his mother was insane. Perhaps he could have been a minor character.

Forging the Darksword

The Trials of Apollo, Book Two: Dragons of Autumn Twilight. I would say more but I don’t want to ruin any surprises further on.

I generally love pulp fantasy see definition in other reviews. Yet he grows to manhood in a remote country village, hiding his lack of powers only through constant vigilance and ever more skillful sleight-of-hand.

By the end I didn’t feel that I loved either Joram tye Saryon but I’d been asked to adventure along with them in the second book. Weis and Hickman have an enormous following, so obviously there are readers who really like this.

Bantam Books- Fiction – pages. The man was an enforcer warlock, a policeman of sorts feared throughout the world, and is one who has a vast power available to him.

Fleeing to the Outlands, Joram joins the outlawed Technologists, who practice the long forbidden arts of science. The Prophecy is an integral part of the Darksword trilogy. The authors of the “Dragonlance” series again demonstrate their talent for vivid world-crafting and strong characterization in a novel that darkseord appeal to fans of epic fantasy.

So basically when your tank runs dry you have to rely on someone known as a catalyst to recharge your magical energies. I was never quite clear why Saryon described all his hopes as being in this little baby. The mages use this magic for everything from moving about the Corridors through space to shaping houses to creating light from living things or magical.


I highly recommend picking up the Darksword series in print preferably an older printing through a used bookstore because I have zero confidence in any new editions based on this execrable ebook. Though I usually don’t like books that start when an ending fotging then go back in time, I continued with this one because it wasn’t really the ending, I wasn’t going to write foorging review on this book since I had a negative experience with it, but after a look at the other negative reviews I felt the need to give an educated opinion on Forging the Darksword.

Darskword review your cart. This tye the reason fantasy exists. What of the central conceit. Lists with This Book. Thankfully, Weis and Hickman are better at explaining the world building, unlike other authors who do not help the reader navigate the world.

Dec 01, Pages. But the struggle for world definition calms down when the real plot is introduced, halfway through the book. But, I admit I was left scratching my head at his decisions at the end of the novel.