Rebels and Tyrants

Rebels and Tyrants

“Rebels and Tyrants” is the third anthology in the Tales of the Fifth Age series within the Dragonlance universe. Edited by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, this collection was published in 2000 and contains short stories set during the Fifth Age of Krynn, an era marked by the recovery from the Chaos War and the rise of new forms of magic. The anthology explores the struggles between rebels and tyrants, delving into the complexities of power, resistance, and the eternal battle between good and evil.

The anthology consists of the following short stories:

  1. “Divided” by J. Robert King – A tale about a mysterious artifact that divides the minds and souls of two siblings, forcing them to confront the nature of good and evil within themselves.
  2. “The Spy in New Port” by Steve Miller – A story about a spy named Jil, who infiltrates a tyrant’s court in New Port and becomes embroiled in a dangerous game of deception and intrigue.
  3. “A Matter of Honor” by Don Perrin – A tale about a knight named Sir Grady who is forced to choose between his loyalty to his king and his duty to protect innocent lives.
  4. “The Siege of Trask” by Paul B. Thompson – This story follows a group of rebels as they defend the town of Trask against the tyrannical forces of a Dragon Highlord.
  5. “The Lady and the Tiger” by Roger E. Moore – A story about the cunning Lady Chrystyne, who uses her wit and charm to navigate a treacherous world of politics and betrayal.
  6. “The Thieves’ Guild” by Eluki bes Shahar – A tale about a group of thieves who band together to overthrow a corrupt and powerful guildmaster, challenging the very notion of who the true tyrants are.

These stories, along with others in the anthology, delve into the conflicts between rebels and tyrants in the world of Krynn during the Fifth Age. Each tale explores the themes of power, resistance, and the complexities of human nature, as the characters navigate the shifting landscape of a world in turmoil. The collection showcases the courage, determination, and moral dilemmas faced by the people of Krynn as they confront the forces of tyranny and fight for the greater good.

Detailed Information:

  • Publisher: TSR/Wizards of the Coast
  • Catalog #: TSR21676
  • ISBN: 0786916761
  • Type: Novel
  • Print Edition: 1st
  • Status: Available
  • Pub. Date: Apr 2000
  • Pages: 352
  • Timeline: Unknown