The Magic of Krynn

“The Magic of Krynn” is the first anthology in the Tales series, a part of the Dragonlance universe. Edited by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, this collection was published in 1987 and contains short stories that delve into the enchanting and mysterious world of Krynn, exploring the role of magic in the lives of its inhabitants.

The anthology consists of the following short stories:

  1. “The Legacy” by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman – This story features Raistlin Majere, a central character in the Dragonlance series, as he encounters a young sorceress and must make a difficult decision about his own magical legacy.
  2. “Wanna Bet?” by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman – Tasslehoff Burrfoot, the beloved Kender character, finds himself in a magical gambling game against a mischievous gnome.
  3. “Lord Toede’s Disastrous Hunt” by Harold Bakst – The story follows the pompous and bumbling hobgoblin, Lord Toede, as he embarks on a misguided hunting expedition that leads to an unexpected encounter with a powerful dragon.
  4. “The Test of the Twins” by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman – This tale provides insights into the tumultuous relationship between the twins, Raistlin and Caramon Majere, as they undergo a challenging test that will determine their destinies.
  5. “The Saga of the Greygem” by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman – A story that reveals the origin of the magical artifact known as the Greygem and how it unleashed chaos and changed the face of Krynn.
  6. “And Baby Makes Three” by Mary Kirchoff – A heartwarming tale of a young couple whose lives are forever changed when they discover a magical baby.

These stories, along with others in the anthology, showcase the intricate tapestry of the Dragonlance world, exploring the intricacies of magic and the lives it touches. The tales offer both new perspectives on familiar characters and introductions to lesser-known figures, further enriching the vast world of Krynn.

Detailed Information:

  • Publisher: TSR/Wizards of the Coast
  • Catalog #: 176460000
  • ISBN: 0786935936
  • Type: Novel
  • Print Edition: 2nd
  • Status: Available
  • Pub. Date: Feb 2005
  • Pages: 368
  • Timeline: 381 AC