Dragons of the Hourglass Mage: The Lost Chronicles, Volume Three

By Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman

Among Chronicles and Legends, what made Raistlin aspire to godhood?

Raistlin Majere has develop into a Black gown wizard and travels to Neraka, the lord urban of the darkish Queen, ostensibly to paintings for her, notwithstanding in truth he potential to additional his personal quest for strength. yet Takhisis unearths out that the dragon orb has entered her urban and sends her draconians to discover and break the wizard who has it in his ownership. ahead of her brokers can strike, even though, Raistlin reveals out that Takhisis potential to take keep watch over of all wizardly magic. She has ordered Kitiara to set a capture for the Gods of Magic at the evening of the attention, while the entire high-ranking wizards could be in Neraka to have fun.

As the forces of sunshine, with aid from the great dragons, are turning the tide of conflict, Raistlin is compelled to escape, for his foes are last in on him. because the Dragon Highlords vie for the Crown of strength within the Temple of the darkish Queen, Raistlin Majere wages his personal determined conflict opposed to Takhisis within the dungeons lower than and meets back the brother he betrayed. The destiny of the area hangs within the stability.

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He lifted the crow quill pen and dipped it within the ink. He observed his hand, and it used to be the hand of the kid. He heard a voice, and it was once the voice of his grasp, Theobald, hated and despised. you'll write down in this lambskin the phrases, ‘I, Magus’ in case you have the reward, whatever will ensue. If no longer, not anything. The grownup Raistlin wrote the phrases in sharply angled, daring, huge letters. I, Magus. not anything occurred. not anything had occurred that first time both. Raistlin grew to become inward, to the very middle of his being, and he vowed, i'm going to do that. not anything in my lifestyles issues other than this. No second exists other than this second. i'm born during this second, and if I fail, i'll die during this second. He remembered his prayer, the phrases perpetually seared on his middle. Gods of magic, support me! i'll devote my lifestyles to you. i'm going to serve you usually. i'll deliver glory on your names. support me, please support me! The prayer he prayed as an grownup used to be various. “Gods of magic,” he stated, “I promised i might devote my lifestyles to you. I promised to serve you usually. today, I hold my promise. ” He stared down on the phrases he had written, on the uncomplicated phrases of a child’s try, and he considered the sacrifices he had made, the discomfort he had persisted, and the discomfort he could proceed to undergo until eventually the tip of his existence. He considered the benefits he have been given and the way that made the discomfort beneficial. He considered how the magic, the discomfort, the advantages will be swept away, leaving him just like the baby he were: vulnerable and sickly, by myself and afraid. He considered Antimodes, his mentor, a mage of sensible brain, a businessman; Par-Salian, clever and much seeing yet maybe no longer clever and far-seeing adequate; Justarius, whose leg were crippled within the try out, who sought after in simple terms to be left in peace to elevate a relatives. He considered Ladonna, who had believed the darkish Queen’s promise and been betrayed and burned with fury. they'd all die tonight until he stopped Takhisis. Raistlin raised his voice and regarded to the heavens. “I be aware of i've got disenchanted all of you. i do know that you simply don't approve of what i'm. i do know that i've got damaged your legislation. that doesn't suggest i don't revere you or that I lack admire. tonight I turn out it. through coming to you, I danger my existence. ” “Not a lot of a risk,” stated Nuitari. “Without the magic, you don't have any existence. ” The god stood over Raistlin. His face used to be around as a moon, and his eyes have been darkish and empty, which made the anger in all of them the extra bad. He was once wearing black gowns, and he held in his hand an outbreak of black tentacles. “You did, as you are saying, holiday our laws,” stated Solinari, coming to face beside his cousin. wearing white gowns, the god held an endemic of ice. “The Conclave of Wizards was once validated for a purpose—to govern the magic and people who use it. You not just holiday the legislation, you flout them, mock them. ” “Yet I comprehend him,” acknowledged Lunitari, appealing and lousy, her hair black streaked with white. Her gowns have been purple, and she or he carried a deadly disease of fireplace. “I don't condone his activities, yet I comprehend.

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