The Dragons at War

“Dragons at War” is an anthology of short stories set in the Dragonlance universe, edited by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, and published in 1996. The book is part of the “Dragons” anthology series, which focuses on various dragon-related stories within the world of Krynn. “Dragons at War” specifically features stories that revolve around the dragons’ involvement in battles and wars throughout Krynn’s history.

Here is a brief overview of the anthology:

“Dragons at War” contains 12 short stories, each written by different authors, including some well-known Dragonlance contributors such as Richard A. Knaak, Michael Williams, and Douglas Niles. The stories span various eras of Krynn’s history, from the time of the Dragonlance Chronicles to the post-War of the Lance era.

The stories in the anthology showcase the might and majesty of the dragons in the Dragonlance setting, as well as the courage and determination of the heroes who face them in battle. Through tales of triumph, tragedy, and sacrifice, the reader gains insight into the role dragons play in the wars of Krynn and their complex relationships with the various races that inhabit the world.

Some of the stories in “Dragons at War” include:

  1. “The Best” by Margaret Weis, which tells the story of a dragon who seeks out the best warriors to challenge in battle.
  2. “Honor and Guile” by Michael Williams, which explores the relationship between a silver dragon and a knight of Solamnia during the War of the Lance.
  3. “Dragon’s Throat” by Bill Fawcett, where a group of adventurers attempts to infiltrate a dragon’s lair through unconventional means.

Each story in “Dragons at War” offers a unique perspective on the dragons of Krynn and their role in the various conflicts that shape the world. This anthology provides a rich and varied collection of dragon-centric stories that will appeal to fans of the Dragonlance series and those who enjoy tales of adventure and fantasy.

Detailed Information:

  • Publisher: TSR/Wizards of the Coast
  • Catalog #: 9141
  • ISBN: 0880380977
  • Type: Game Book
  • Print Edition: 1st
  • Status: Out of Print
  • Pub. Date: Jul 1985
  • Pages: Unknown or n/a
  • Timeline: 352 AC