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"To the West Huma rode, to the High Clerist's Tower,On the back of the Silver DragonAnd the path of their flight crossed over a desolate countrywhere the dead walked only, mouthing the names of dragons."For the first time in the best-selling Dragonlance® Saga, here is The Legend of Huma, fabled Hero of the Lance: his mysterious origins and his Oath to the Measure; treacher"To the West Huma rode, to the High Clerist's Tower,On the back of the Silver DragonAnd the path of their flight crossed over a desolate countrywhere the dead walked only, mouthing the names of dragons."For the first time in the best-selling Dragonlance® Saga, here is The Legend of Huma, fabled Hero of the Lance: his mysterious origins and his Oath to the Measure; treachery among the Knights of Solamnia; his love for the Silver Dragon; the fated showdown between the Queen of Darkness and the forces of Paladine.Only fragments of Huma's story survived the Cataclysm of Krynn -- until now....

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The Legend of Huma Reviews

  • Dave
    2018-11-13 06:43

    1st Dragonlance book I read . . .and the best! edit: I can't believe that the author liked my short little review! That totally made my day! I distinctly remember when I went to the bookstore (B. Dalton in the old Marquette Mall) and purchased this book when I was in 6th or 7th grade. It was one of the first real novels I'd ever bought for myself, & I absolutely loved the story! Quite honestly, it is a complete travesty that this book, and to a certain extent the Dragonlance books themselves, have not been made into movies. I would love to see this book as a movie!

  • Tony
    2018-12-11 04:47

    A very bland heroic fantasy, lacking intrigue or excitement. Perhaps I didn't enjoy this simply because I have very limited knowledge of the Dragonlance world. Or perhaps I didn't enjoy it because the plot just plodded along from one scene to the next, with nothing outstanding grasping me. I disliked how the minotaur and dragons were both very chatty; it really destroys the mystery of those creatures - but I understand Knaak was attempting to humanize the minotaur.I found Huma's "honor" to be bordering on idiotic - there are times when even honorable people need to kill that which is obviously evil, and Huma seems reluctant to even do that. My biggest complaint is how long-winded all of our big baddies are... They trap Huma on numerous occasions, yet instead of killing him, they deliver speeches... I felt like Scott Evil on Austin Powers - "Kill him already!" Magius is the only character of any interest. Maybe this is a good novel for a 15 year-old, but it lacks the intrigue and plot twists and the blurring lines between good and evil that I have grown to love in other fantasy novels.

  • Evan Leach
    2018-12-10 05:55

    A hidden gem, and one of my absolute favorites growing up. A ton of books were cranked out under the Dragonlance label in the 90's, and many of them were barely worth the paper they were printed on. But a few were very good, and The Legend of Huma was the best of them. Knaak delivers an epic, thrilling fantasy story that's simply an enormous amount of fun. 4.5 stars, highly recommended!

  • Alexander Draganov
    2018-12-11 08:35

    A classic fantasy novel. Adventurous, epic and sad, a must read for all "DragonLance" fans. I like it even more than the Weis & Hickman's original trilogy.

  • Jasmyn
    2018-12-01 00:48

    8.The Legend of Huma by Rihard A. KnaakGenre: FantasyPages: 379Acquired: Prior to 1999Book of Your Shelf? YesWhy I have/read it: Part of DragonLance world (rereading all)Series: DragonLance, Heroies (1)Huma is a knight of legend among all the races of Krynn. He came from humble beginnings, fought through great challenges, and finally faced the dark goddess herself and prevailed...in a way. This is finally the telling of his story, the true story, without all the gloss and shine the ages have placed on it over the years.Huma is a knight of Solamnia...an order dedicated to honor, truth, and loyalty. Known throughout the world for following their strict code. As the Queen of Darkness herself begins a war to conquer to world, nothing seems to be able to stop her. The knights fight valiantly to hold her back, but are losing ground little by little. As what must be the final battle approaches all seems lost. But Paladine, the god of good has a little something up his sleeve, but only if Huma can pass the tests put before him to test not only his mind and body, but his soul. And he must be willing to give up much to save the world.I love this entire series, and this story has long been one of my favorites. It can be read independently of the rest since it is more of a history than a continuation of the world. The story is face paced and full of surprises, even to someone who has read it before. There is love, betrayal, respect won, and strange friends made. It is full of dragons, magic, knights, and the ever present battle of good vs evil.5/5

  • Jenny
    2018-12-08 07:53

    I really liked this book, but many scenes were unnecessary, and I felt like the plot was a little too episodic. However, the various tasks that Huma accomplishes do eventually accumulate climactically in an important scene. It's a good story with a compelling and interesting main character. I found Huma a much more layered knight than Sturm in the original Dragonlance series. However, I enjoy Weis and Hickman's writing better overall. They're not the best writers, but I follow their style more easily. That being said, Knaak did an excellent job of continuing the world building and explication that Weis and Hickman began. If I sound ambivalent on many points, it's because it's a three-star book for me--good but not excellent. Still, I can recommend it to high fantasy lovers and to Dragonlance fans.

  • Sven Mysterioso
    2018-12-10 08:45

    This was a great exploration of the fabled legend of Huma of the Lance.The lowly Knight who saved the world in the ancient times, so that by the time Sturm Brightblade takes up his own sword, Huma is that world's Lancelot.But Huma isn't Lancelot. He is human and frail and weak and terrified. He shows that he really IS a legend, because he is unsure and scared and does whatever is needed, no matter the cost.He shows that heroism isn't pretty, but its real.

  • Alex
    2018-12-08 02:36

    I’m not sure what I was expecting or wanted from this book, but it’s to Knaak’s credit that it somehow ended up offering me something that I hadn’t quite expected and something I felt that I had - at least on some levels - wanted. The Legend of Huma is certainly a wonky mess of a book but it’s filled with – like so much Dragonlance stuff - such a wonky charm that once you give in, it lets you carry it along quite breezily and contentedly.There’s a danger inherent in writing the "big history novel" that the main characters refer back to as epic legend. When Tanis talks about Huma in hushed tones, or Raistlin waves around the staff of magius, these things have a weight in the narrative that is, in part supplied by their mystery, but also through their being spoken with about with that weight. As readers we can allow our fancies to run riot and embellish those tales of Huma or Magius as we see fit - we pencil in the blanks and our imagination colours in the legend. Should you, as an author choose to write that legend down, then you’re taking on the responsibility of being the voice of thus hitherto untold but much embellished tales (although it's also in easy win in terms of attracting an audience!) In short, how do you live up to it? In Dragonlance, writing Tolkienesque grandiosity is a problem because these stories were written primarily for young adults and their accessibility was something of a selling point (and still is, in my opinion - the Chronicles and Legends series circumnavigate the problem by throwing in the entire kitchen sink. it's not focussed as an "epic" narrative but there's a lot of fun stuff); it’s all very well telling the tale of an unknown hero who finds a magic x and takes on villain y in a humble non-epic fashion, but a legendary knight destroying the dark queen in the first Dragonlance war? – that deserves a certain amount of pomp and grandiosity, surely?And so, Knaak inevitably fails to do Huma that justice, and that failure becomes obvious within the first 20 pages or so. The problem is exacerbated due to his inability to portray interesting, characters with compelling quirks or traits. And neither is his scene-setting much of a strong point. In fact, I got so far into the book and I realised that I cheered the hero in in a multitude of battles that I had no clue why or how they were taking place other than that … there were loads of bad guys and they just kept coming”. The battles, though, are well written and engaging and this made the whole text that much more frustrating. Good text, poor con-text.Half way through, though, Knaak’s actual strengths really start to shine through, and at one point, in a series of very strong scenes, I almost began to feel that Huma really was the stuff of Legend - and if Knaak is never truly committed to the characterisation of Huma or his interaction with his fellow Solamnic Knights, he’s certainly at least committed to the adventure and he’s certainly committed to making Huma’s Legend authentic. After ambling about from settlement to settlement, battle to battle, Huma finally heads off into the mountains with his old fried Magius and controversial new minotaur friend Kaz. They are quickly split up and Huma is somewhat coaxed into undergoing three trials in order to prove he is noble enough to be gifted the fabled Dragonlance. The necessity for these trials is not entirely clear to me since Takhisis, Queen of Darkness appears to be winning the war and Dragonlance novels are insistent that balance between good/evil *must* be maintained, and the good guys clearly needed a hand. But then, Dragonlance is hokey and this is a hokey book and as a conceit it’s just thrilling and heroic and it works. I was on the edge of my seat as Huma fought the Wyrmfather, uncovered a conspiracy within the Solamnic order and then saw off his own personal malicious demons. From thereon out the book maintains its momentum and rolls on towards an enjoyable and nicely written showdown with Huma’s nemeses Crynus and Galos, the former being a particularly morbid battle against a chilling and unstoppable undead foe.In short, I really liked a lot about the second half of this book and, had these events been better prepared in the narrative, Legend of Huma would have easily cut the mustard as a top drawer fantasy adventure. It’s easy to criticise with hindsight, of course, since this book was released in the early days of the Dragonlance publishing schedule, and who knows what the publishers wanted or expected from its authors, but I just wish this had been made into a fully fleshed out trilogy. Maybe there was reason to fear that Dragonlance companions vs Queen of Darkness would have looked like a straight re-run of the Chronicles, and maybe it would have done in some regards; but in other regards maybe that’s the point, and maybe with that fresh authorial spin it could have been fun to do – I suppose that the object of the Dragonlance Histories series was to provide a little historical background alongside some fun, light stories, in order to give the history of Krynn a sense of reality, and in that regard I maintain that Knaak probably succeeds. I was going to skip Kaz the Minotaur in order to press on with the main timeline, but I think I’ll stick around in this part of the world for a little longer. It’s pretty fun!

  • Jeff
    2018-11-25 06:35

    Even though this was my third time reading it, I still enjoyed it a lot. I think it is probably the best single book in the Dragonlance series, and even those who dont like Dragonlance would enjoy this book. Full review here: http://fantasybookreviewer.blogspot.c...

  • Reni
    2018-12-08 07:47

    Adding a Twist to the Shining Knight: A How Not to Do It. I recently got rid of my copy of this book, so I felt like if I don’t put down a written review now, I never will, because I certainly will never buy another copy, let alone read it. I’ve read a couple of bad books in my life. I’ve read a couple of boring ones too. But rarely has a book ever made me angry. This one did. It is a great cautionary tale of what can go wrong attempting to deconstruct legends and fairy tales. And it made me sad and a bit angry. Not because the writing itself is so bad – it’s not. It’s actually quite competent. The plot itself is even pretty decent. A classic tale of good vs. evil, complete with monster slaying and fighting against an evil goddess. Only this book takes the classic aspect a bit too far. There is not one original idea in this text. Not one. And that’s already taking into consideration that this book is derivative of a D&D campaign setting. And there are the characters. Oh, hell, the characters!You know how the standard paladin in D&D fanlore is often derided as “lawful stupid” and boring, because he’s so pure and good? And how his only defining personality trait is a holier-than-though smugness? Huma is just that paladin. Usually, I’m not one of those people who think ‘good’ is ‘boring’ and ‘immature’. I don’t have to read about anti-heroes all the time, and I much prefer heroes who are unambiguously good with a strong set of morals. However, despite his goodness of heart, our protagonist, Huma, is as interesting as dry toast. And he's not even wholemeal! He's a cardboard cut-out of the quintessential annoying, holier-than-thou paladin, without faults, who is always right.And he eventually engages in a romance with a being of absolute good. It’s sickening. I was initially thrilled about reading this book, because I liked ‘the legend of Huma’ as it was often retold by characters during the original Dragonlance novels. Most of all because it promised the tale of a legendary friendship between a shining knight and a crafty wizard that ended in death and tears, and changed forever how people on Krynn viewed the roles of mages. I love odd friendships like that! Especially between knights and wizards, since these archetypes so often put at opposing ends of a moral spectrum, and I was so psyched for a story where this was, for once, not the case!Um, so, that legendary friendship? In this book? Turns out they didn’t actually like each other that much, much less respect each other. And the last thing Magius is for 90% of this book is heroic. Speak about disappointments …Seriously, who decided wizards should always be mysterious entities in the background or villains and should never be heroic? I admit, there are enough wizards in Dragonlance as a whole to be considered heroes, but that’s different from being heroic.Still, I will take the shady Raistlins, Dalamars and Fistandantilus’ of the franchise every time over what they presented us with in this book.Within the setting the self-sacrificing characters, who are truly good (in the moral sense of the word), are all in the camp of shiny blade lovers. Now, I can appreciate morally ambiguous characters as much as the next person, but why has every mage to be a shady figure?This is why I liked the original idea of Magius throughout the main line of books so much: as he appeared as that famous historical figure in Krynn’s lore. He had the air of a heroic mage and a cool one at that. Also he was tragic figure, loyal and powerful. I was thrilled every time he got mentioned. And then “Legend of Huma” came around, which gives us the full account of the story that is legend in the main books of the series! Basically what it boils down to is this: Magius is not only a wimp, he is a horrible, horrible person, who betrays his only friend in the world and does not feel sorry for anyone but himself afterwards. And in legend this guy grows in fame to become the quintessential most powerful GOOD wizard Krynn has ever seen.Note: There is a difference between breaking a legendary figure's pedestal and making them insufferable. This is not a case of making a hero fallible. It turns them into a complete and utter jerk.(btw, in this book Magius isn’t much of a great caster either. He hardly does anything impressive during the short battles, and the most magic we get is when Huma uses the Staff of Magius to kick Draco’s butt later. Funny, how according to this book, that piece of wood deserves its legendary reputation more than the owner it is named for. It should've been the other way round. Instead of Magius and His Staff it should be The Staff and Its Guy.Even more infuriating it makes reading Soulforge and the beginning of Chronicles even more depressing. Like, Raistlin should have worn a T-Shirt during Chronicles, saying "I survived The Test with shattered health and possessed by a Lich and all I got was this staff of some guy who never did anything important but die horribly and wear magically bleached clothes.")You know, the books always try to tell us that the Red Robes can be just as heroic as their White cousins. Only this is another one of these novels that show exactly the opposite by turning another one of the most famous Red Robes in the world of Krynn Black. I would have like a cowardly hero better if the Legend hadn’t promised something much more complex. Or if at least Magius’ change of heart hadn’t happened off-screen (because why show us interesting character development when we can instead spend more time with all-wise Huma, who had been perfect from the beginning and didn’t have to undergo even a slight change to succeed in his quest?). Magius eventually even changes alignment (this is still D&D, after all) for his last five minutes of miserable page-time and to top it off his clothes turn white. In the filthy dungeon. And all it needed were a couple days of good old’ torture. Why did that change his alignment so drastically? No idea, but anyway he’s White now. White. Because God forbid we have a positive character in this book that isn’t absolutely pure and flawless.So much for Krynn's best known Red mage. Who was actually a Black mage and then White. The original Dragonlance books tried to install at least some shades of grey into the setting, especially with the Twins-trilogy, but a lot of the other novels appear to be stuck on an extreme black and white scale in which you can only ever be good or evil. It’s almost funny how going with the idealised, mythical portrayal of Magius and Huma’s relationship would have resulted in less of a cliché-storm in the end, because then we would have had at least one character with proper flaws, who wasn’t either a shining knight or secretly evil and a jerk all along, but an interesting hero.Furthermore, writing books about deconstructing myths is all fine and well, only you should offer an alternate storyline that is at least as interesting, if less glorifying and melodramatic than the later (or, in this case, earlier) legends. This way, readers would not just be left with the disappointment in their previous expectations of the tale, but feel like they are being offered a more down-to-earth and therefore more relatable story instead.This is not what happens in this book. Huma, very much unlike his so-called friend, deserves his status of an idol much more. He IS the legend. Fittingly Huma’s fatal flaw are issues with feelings of inferiority. Only, with him it is not really a flaw, because it becomes obvious very quickly that his fears are unfounded. He is insecure about his own skills and abilities, but as it later turns out he is the best at just about everything! He’s only talking himself down because he’s so humble. This is not a flaw! Even though it does get annoying very fast.He also comes with a pretty standard tragic childhood, being an orphan (his father, also a knight, died a martyr, his mother died of plaque). Yet, Knight Huma grows up to be great guy. He is free from prejudices (of course. We couldn’t have our hero learn an Aesop when we can have his throw-away friend be a constant jerkass instead), which is why he is able to trust Kaz, while his colleagues are more suspicious of the minotaur. He is tested throughout his quest, tempted by evil swords, chewed on by gigantic dragons and has terrible secrets revealed about his own family (including his very own “No, I am your father uncle” scene), but not only is his faith in his god unwavering, in the end, he sacrifices his life and his love for great altruistic reasons, to make the world a better place. And to achieve all that he didn’t even have to undergo a character-growing-arc. He was this perfect from the start. Now that is a heroic figure! If not a very interesting character for a novel, and certainly not a deconstruction of a legend. The truly sad thing is, though, previous books in the series have done it first and much much convincing.See, Sturm Brightblade, from the original books fits in the same character type. He’s humble (though not so annoyingly as Huma) and altruistic. Though he isn’t officially a knight until shortly before he dies, he behaves more knightly than a large part of the actual knighthood at that time. And you know what, his holier-than-though attitude, and Vulcan (think Spock) coolness get addressed as proper flaws by his companions in the story! Which makes him a much more interesting character, who not less appreciated by fans for his flaws. Further more, the two great battles of legend in this version are even more unbelievable than the great battles the legend tells of, because they are so unimpressive. The final fight between Good and Evil is fought between five guys and a couple of foot soldiers. Seriously, that’s all the forces of Takhisis could muster? Huma had to undergo a quest to get the Dragonlances back for this?All this should tell you is that it is simply not necessary for a character to be perfect to be a true shining knight – especially not when you deconstruct other parts of the legend at the same time. It only makes the still idolised aspects of the story stick out more. I'm still awarding two stars because the writing style is competent, the plotting itself is sort of decent, and also because of Kaz, who is a uniquely likable character in this mess – perhaps even the only interesting character in this thing. In short: The book set out to deconstruct the legend, but failed to offer anything of interest in its place, while leaving behind a sour taste that readers will be reminded of whenever they come across the original legend when re-reading the older books.

  • Don
    2018-11-13 00:31

    I read this book several decades after reading the original trilogy. For as much as they talked about this story there was plenty that was new and definitely worth reading. It took a long time for this book to get interesting though, if you can make it to about the halfway mark it really picks up and becomes a good story.

  • Marco
    2018-11-27 01:33

    I read this book translated in Italian when I was a young teenager, and I remember liking it. More recently I read other books from Knaak, and I liked them all. Because of it, I decided to read the book again, this time in English. I did not remember the plot at all, and I really enjoyed the book as if I had never read it before.This is the story of Huma, the legendary hero often mentioned in the Dragonlance Chronicle trilogy. The story is relatively simple, but it is never boring, and the characters are quite interesting. The only disappointment is the love story between the hero and the silver dragon: what should have been a moving and heart breaking love story is instead quite sterile and un-moving. Despite the shortcoming, it is quite an enjoyable book that I strongly recommend it to all Dragonlance fans.This is also the first volume of Knaak's Dragonlance Minotaurs series (see: http://goo.gl/jZreZ6 for details).

  • Ryan Hodros
    2018-11-18 07:48

    While I'm usually not a fan of the Dragonlance series, I picked up the Legend of Huma before I even knew what that series was, and it's what got me hooked on fantasy reading in the first place. It's got loads of action, the characters are easy to relate to, the "mysterious" characters are mysterious enough to still be interesting, though they sometimes fall into that "obvious mystery" pit. But still, this book holds a special place in my heart, and my own gripe is that it's hard to find copies of it that are in good shape.

  • David
    2018-12-06 07:58

    A very well-written and gripping tale of one of the greatest knight of Solamnia there ever existed in the Dragonlance setting. The book depicts a great man aspiring to knighthood in a world that's falling to the forces of darkness. The epic plot is nothing new, but the other characters in the book all serve to highlight to strength of the main character's convictions and honour. The main character is the very symbol of the shining knight in armor, and the way he's portrayed still makes him a flawed human who strives for the perfection of what it means to be a knight.

  • Richard Reinhar
    2018-11-15 01:34

    This book as usual with Dragonlance books kept my interest. Richard Knaak writes a good story that flows well with great character development. Huma is exactly the knight I thought he would be "honorable, brave but yet human". The Dark Queen was just as evil and underhanded as I remember her from other Dragonlance books. The romance between Huma and his dragon was just enough to enjoy without it being overkill. A tad on the long side but enjoyable never less. Always remember My Honor is My Life. 4.5.

  • Paul Jarvis
    2018-11-25 06:56

    An amazing story for a dragon lance novel. I read a lot of dragon lance and there was always references to Huma and what he did. That's the part that made it good for me. It filled in the blanks from parts that read in other stories. The only part that lacked for me was that there was a supposed to be a big love story between Huma and his dragon (who could take human form), but that was more of an after thought in this story. I retread this book after reading it the first time. Just a good read.

  • Cristen
    2018-11-22 07:37

    I've always scoffed at fantasy books like this, but I read it on Hoop's recommendation. Hoop rarely reads, so for him to suggest a book is a BIG deal. I loved it instantly. Not only is it well written, but it has the makings of a fantasy classic. The battle starts from the first chapter, which is a good sign that the story won't drag. It didn't either, it kept strong through the end, a book worth reading for any fantasy lover.

  • Matt Ashbrock
    2018-12-09 05:56

    This was the first fantasy book that I ever read. I picked it up while my family was on vacation in Florida, I was in the 5th grade or so at the time. To a 5th grader, prose and plot and character development meant a lot less to me than now. I'm sure by adult standards Dragonlance seems cliche and shallow but in the 5th grade and through high school it led me into a fantastic world of dragons, war, and magic. For nostalgia and for the significant role it played in leading me to the world of fantasy five stars.

  • M. Pierce
    2018-11-19 01:53

    This was the first Dragonlance book I read -- I was about 12 and hated reading. Though I've since moved away from reading fantasy/sci-fi, I still remember this book (and the whole series) as the books that taught me how to love reading. The stories are great, fast paced and full of adventure, and for me as a young person they were the lesson I needed -- that fiction can be fun. I cut my teeth on the Dragonlance series.

  • Louis Vigo
    2018-11-21 08:39

    This was the first Dragonlance book I read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The themes of heroism and honor really spoke to me as a young man, and probably helped me to define who I was going to be in life.Beyond that, I haven't read it in years but I'm pretty certain it's not tough reading, but more about storytelling, fun, and conveying a sense of the Dragonlance history come to life via the imagination

  • Nich Traverse
    2018-11-12 03:38

    Ok, so I was one of THOSE kids...for a few years there, you wouldn't see me without one of the dragonlance books in my hand. This one though, stood out. Not sure why, but over all the rest, this book was my favorite. Maybe it addressed a legend I had been longing to hear, maybe the battle scenes were a little more intense, and maybe the characters were a little more larger-than-life...not sure. It was good though.

  • Alessio
    2018-11-25 01:33

    Un fantasy di quelli classici. È scritto in modo molto approssimato, sembra quasi un riassunto della storia che narra, ma se la gioca molto bene. È molto interessante come si evolve il credo del personaggio ed è veramente bello capire come, il protagonista, non cambiando mai la sua visione, cambia comunque i suoi ideali del bene. Per un appassionato di fantasy è una lettura quasi obbligata.Qui ne parlo sul mio blog:http://tiraccontounracconto.blogspot....

  • Patrick Degnan
    2018-12-10 01:58

    This is one of the bests books i have ever read. The author takes a fairly simple plot and subject and expands on it and just makes it great. Basically it's about a knight in the fantasy world called Kryn, he goes up in rank goes on marvelouse adventures, fights dragons, finds magic swords etc. He made the plot so detailed and absorbing that i cant even begin to explain the actual plot.

  • Kevin
    2018-12-02 01:53

    This is an incredibly good book. It details the the role of the young Knight of Solamnia, Huma, in the First War of the Lance. While the tale proves to be central to the history of Krynn and the Dragonlance setting, it is an excellent fantasy novel of war, romance, honor, disgrace and redemption. It is worth reading even without any other Dragonlance novel.

  • Tyler
    2018-11-17 00:47

    I forget that the Dragonlance novels are actually very entertaining if a little shallow and predictable. The characters are for the most part, straight forward, the only development that surprised me was Rennard's true allegiance. It is interesting to finally hear the back story of the most famous hero in the DragonLance universe.

  • Mike
    2018-12-03 01:40

    This is a book that I have read numerous times. It has the rise and fall of a legend. How Huma saved the world from the Evil Takhisis. This story has action, adventure, it explains how selfless Huma was. How he did what he did for the Greater Good, not wanting anything in return. Even though I know how the story ends I still read it, bc the magic that is weaved in the book is compelling to me

  • Daniel Cuervonegro
    2018-11-25 07:31

    Even though the book is incredibly traditional in its characterisation of the main character, it is an amazing read that fills the reader with joy and a sense of amazement for this man and his world. I feel, however, that it is not a book for everyone and that it needs to be read with a degree of innocence that perhaps I had as a boy. But this innocence is perhaps what made it so special for me.

  • Darian
    2018-12-08 05:52

    This is the first book I can ever remember reading and getting emotional about. Richard Knaak created some very iconic, sympathetic characters, which is hard to find in fantasy. The adventure is entertaining and the people of the world are memorable. One of my favorite books, and not just for nostalgia.

  • Peter Wolfenberger
    2018-11-14 06:59

    The Legend of Huma is the most perfect everyman story I've ever read. The relationships are awesome, the action and plot twists as unique as any. The challenges he faces are so refreshing from an originality standpoint. Not your typical 'slay the beast' story, this book features very dark, very real psychological challenges. It's... perfect to me.

  • Gin
    2018-11-20 02:31

    This book was really, really good in an old legendary sort of way. The one thing I didn't like was there was too much fighting. But it was fighting for a reason so I guess it didn't bother me so much.