Dragons of Summer Flame

Dragons of Summer Flame

“Dragons of Summer Flame” is a standalone novel in the Dragonlance series, written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. Published in 1995, the book serves as a sequel to both the Dragonlance Chronicles and the Second Generation, marking the end of the original Dragonlance storyline and leading into the Dragons of a New Age trilogy. The story takes place in the world of Krynn, nearly 25 years after the end of the Chronicles trilogy, and focuses on the children of the original heroes as they confront new challenges and threats to their world.

The story centers on the conflict between the forces of the dragon overlords, led by the powerful and enigmatic Dragon Overlord Khellendros (formerly known as the blue dragon Skie), and the defenders of Krynn, including the United Human Nations and the Knights of Takhisis. The novel follows several key characters, including Palin Majere, the nephew of the legendary mage Raistlin Majere; Usha, a young woman with mysterious origins; and Steel Brightblade, the son of Sturm Brightblade and Kitiara Uth Matar.

Throughout the novel, the characters face numerous challenges, from political intrigue and betrayals to epic battles against dragons and other supernatural forces. Key plot points include Palin’s journey to uncover his uncle Raistlin’s secrets and the fate of the gods in the world of Krynn, Usha’s quest to discover her true heritage, and Steel’s struggle to reconcile his conflicting loyalties.

“Dragons of Summer Flame” brings together many of the themes and storylines from earlier Dragonlance novels, exploring the complexities of loyalty, family, and the balance between good and evil. The novel also addresses the consequences of the actions of the original heroes and the impact of their decisions on the next generation. As the characters confront the challenges of a world on the brink of a new age, they must make difficult choices and sacrifices to protect the future of Krynn.

Detailed Information:

  • Publisher: TSR/Wizards of the Coast
  • Catalog #: TSR8369
  • ISBN: 0786901896
  • Type: Hardcover
  • Print Edition: 1st
  • Status: Out of Print
  • Pub. Date: Nov 1995
  • Pages: 552
  • Timeline: 383 AC