Dragons of Winter Night

Dragons of Winter Night

“Dragons of Winter Night” is the second novel in the Dragonlance Chronicles trilogy, written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. Published in 1985, the book continues the story of the companions during the Age of Despair as they struggle against the forces of darkness threatening the world of Krynn.

The novel begins with the heroes, having successfully recovered the Disks of Mishakal, divided into two groups. One group, led by Tanis Half-Elven, ventures to the elven kingdom of Silvanesti to seek the fabled Dragon Orb, a powerful artifact that can control dragons. The other group, guided by the cleric Goldmoon, sets out to the ancient city of Tarsis to find knowledge about the Dragonlances, weapons capable of defeating the evil dragons.

As the story unfolds, the companions face numerous challenges, including battling the Dragon Highlords and their dragon allies, as well as confronting their own personal struggles and doubts. In Silvanesti, Tanis and his group must navigate a nightmarish dreamscape created by the Dragon Orb and an evil green dragon, Cyan Bloodbane. Meanwhile, in Tarsis, Goldmoon’s group becomes involved in a rebellion against the oppressive Dragonarmies.

During their adventures, the heroes form alliances with new characters such as the Silver Dragon Laurana, the griffon rider Alhana Starbreeze, and the Knights of Solamnia, an order of noble warriors dedicated to fighting evil. They also experience loss, as some of the companions meet tragic ends or make difficult choices in the face of overwhelming odds.

“Dragons of Winter Night” further explores the themes of friendship, loyalty, sacrifice, and the eternal struggle between good and evil. The novel deepens the reader’s understanding of the world of Krynn and its complex history, as the companions continue their quest to restore balance and defeat the dark forces threatening their world.

Detailed Information:

  • Publisher: TSR/Wizards of the Coast
  • Catalog #: 8301
  • ISBN: 0880381744
  • Type: Novel
  • Print Edition: 1st
  • Status: Out of Print
  • Pub. Date: Jul 1985
  • Pages: 399
  • Timeline: 352 AC