Love and War

“Love and War” is the third anthology in the Tales series within the Dragonlance universe. Edited by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, this collection was published in 1987 and contains short stories that explore the themes of love, loyalty, and the consequences of war in the world of Krynn.

The anthology consists of the following short stories:

  1. “The Hand That Feeds” by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman – A tale of love and betrayal, featuring a cleric named Elistan and the woman who loves him, as they navigate the treacherous world of politics and intrigue.
  2. “A Painter’s Vision” by Barbara Siegel and Scott Siegel – This story follows a painter named Trapspringer who creates a masterpiece that inadvertently reveals a dark secret about the woman he loves.
  3. “Hide and Go Seek” by Nancy Varian Berberick – A tale of loyalty and friendship, as a group of adventurers sets out to rescue their captured comrade and discovers the true meaning of love and war.
  4. “By the Measure” by Richard A. Knaak – This story follows a knight named Huma Dragonbane as he faces a crucial test of his loyalty, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.
  5. “The Silver Lining” by David Cook – A tale of love and sacrifice, as a silver dragon named Argentum sacrifices his own happiness to ensure the safety of his true love.
  6. “A Simple Quarrel” by Kevin Randle – In the aftermath of a battle, two enemies find themselves trapped together and must come to terms with the consequences of their actions.

These stories, along with others in the anthology, delve into the complexities of love, loyalty, and war, showcasing the emotional depth and range of the characters within the Dragonlance universe. Each tale reveals the personal struggles and triumphs of the characters as they navigate the harsh realities of their world, offering insights into their relationships and the impact of war on their lives.

Detailed Information:

  • Publisher: TSR/Wizards of the Coast
  • Catalog #: 887230000
  • ISBN: 078693770X
  • Type: Novel
  • Print Edition: 2nd
  • Status: Available
  • Pub. Date: Jun 2005
  • Pages: 368
  • Timeline: 346 AC