Dragons of Autumn Twilight Read-Along hosted by Jason from Off The TBR

Read-along announcement, yay! So, wanted to share this here in case some of you missed it and were interested in joining in. Jason from Off The TBR (a fantastic blog, you should check it out if you’re not already following) will be hosting a read-along of Dragons of Autumn Twilight this November! Thanks much to Jason for hosting this event, I’m super stoked for it.

Dragons of Autum Twilight is the first book in the original Dragonlance trilogy written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. Originally published in 1984 this is a classic of the fantasy genre based on Dungeons and Dragons. There is hacking and slashing and magic and questing and a group of motley characters coming together to go on a journey together.

doat-coverLife-long friends, they went their separate ways. Now they are together again, though each holds secrets from the others in his heart. They speak of a world shadowed with rumors of war. They speak of tales with strange monsters, creatures of myth, creatures of legend. They do not speak of their secrets. Not then. Not until a chanced encounter with a beautiful, sorrowful woman who bears a magical crystal staff draws the companions deeper into the shadow forever changing their lives and shaping the fate of the world.

No one expected them to be heroes.

Least of all themselves.

 

Now, I haven’t read this book for….wow, twenty-five or twenty-six years. I first encountered this book when I was in high school. There was a bookseller at our local flea market that my friend and I used to go to all the time. His stall was small, full of used books, most of them already old in those days, but the books were cheap and I loved checking them out. He had a ton of science fiction and fantasy novels and I found myself drawn to them over and over again checking them out. I picked up The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny there and many other fantasy gems. And then I found the omnibus of The Dragonlance Chronicles containing the original trilogy. I couldn’t resist such a fun looking cover! This was a book that promised adventure and I was all about it.

I remember reading the trilogy over a single weekend, staying up way past my bedtime on Sunday night and basically being a zombie in school the next day. Fun times! Now I have always read fantasy, back in middle school I had raided the library for The Chronicles of Narnia, A Wrinkle in Time, and The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, among others. But these were some of the first ‘adult’ fantasy books I read that really sparked my love for the genre and for that I’ll always be grateful. We’ll see if they hold up on a re-read!

If you want to join in on the read-along for Dragons of Autumn Twilight you can check out Jason’s original post here on his blog for details. Be sure to let him know you’re interested in joining because I think the plan is to make a goodreads group for easy discussion.

Have you read this book before? Are you planning on joining the read-along? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!

13 thoughts on “Dragons of Autumn Twilight Read-Along hosted by Jason from Off The TBR

  1. Tammy says:

    I can’t believe I’ve never read this! My November is already planned out (over planned, I should say), so unfortunately I won’t be able to join. But have fun😁

    • waytoofantasy says:

      I think I just lucked into it early on or I probably would have missed it myself, my tastes have changed so it will e interesting rereading! I have plans too but as usual I saw something shiny haha. Good luck with your own November reading, Tammy!

  2. marydrover says:

    OH 👏 MY 👏 GOD 👏

    I AM DECEASED

    It’s been about 15 years since I first read this book, and I’ve got at least 20 of them stacked on top of my bookshelf, and I just was transported through time even just seeing the cover. I am 100% participating in this, so thank you for posting about this as I never would have seen it otherwise!

  3. cjcasey says:

    Definitely signing on for the read along. I read that book in 8th Grade… err, and had to wait for the second book to get published before I could read it. (LOL, I’m old.) I’ve been reading and rereading a lot of fantasy from the 80s and 90s already, and I was actually thinking of seeing if anyone wanted to reread Death Gate with me. So, maybe after this read-along is done, no?

    • waytoofantasy says:

      You’re not *that* much older than I am lol. I have never read Death Gate! I probably will have to pass, unless I somehow have a copy already. My reading plans for next year are shaping up to be ‘read the damn books in your house, Lisa’ lol.

  4. @lynnsbooks says:

    I haven’t read this and unfortunately can’t take part in November because I’m using it to catch up – I do love readalongs though so if you hear of any more please keep posting 😀
    Have fun
    Lynn 😀

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Yeah, November will be tricky because I still have a lot on my TBR but I couldn’t pass up a chance to reread an old favorite with a bunch of other folks. Will definitely keep an eye out for some others. I *think* there’s a reread of The Last Sun coming up mid-November as well, maybe run by Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky…I think that’s the only other one I know of right now. (I know, November still isn’t good lol).

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