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From the mists of Krynn's earliest history came the Barbarians. A young brother and sister escape a pack of predators and strike out on their own, their lives taking parallel courses linked to the destiny of different tribes. But dark powers watch the rise of civilization with cold calculation and deadly intent. From the mists of Krynn's earliest history came the Barbarians. A young brother and sister escape a pack of predators and strike out on their own, their lives taking parallel courses linked to the destiny of different tribes. But dark powers watch the rise of civilization with cold calculation and deadly intent.


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From the mists of Krynn's earliest history came the Barbarians. A young brother and sister escape a pack of predators and strike out on their own, their lives taking parallel courses linked to the destiny of different tribes. But dark powers watch the rise of civilization with cold calculation and deadly intent. From the mists of Krynn's earliest history came the Barbarians. A young brother and sister escape a pack of predators and strike out on their own, their lives taking parallel courses linked to the destiny of different tribes. But dark powers watch the rise of civilization with cold calculation and deadly intent.

30 review for Children of the Plains

  1. 5 out of 5

    Joel Norden

    This book was such a breath of fresh air! Something new within Krynn. I forgot how much I love Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Cook.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Rob

    A solid 3.5-3.75 for this adventure book. This was one of the better DL history books in that there was a good mix of all the key elements: action, magic, mystery, love and lore. Better yet, these elements were fairly well balanced throughout the story. The story centers around two siblings who are separated after travesty besets their family and tribe. They grow up leading completely separate lives. One becomes leader of a nomadic pack of hunters and the other befriends a dragon and creates a sa A solid 3.5-3.75 for this adventure book. This was one of the better DL history books in that there was a good mix of all the key elements: action, magic, mystery, love and lore. Better yet, these elements were fairly well balanced throughout the story. The story centers around two siblings who are separated after travesty besets their family and tribe. They grow up leading completely separate lives. One becomes leader of a nomadic pack of hunters and the other befriends a dragon and creates a safe haven for plainsmen. Through a series of events that center around some evil forces, they eventually reconnect only to have more tragedy and adventure impact their lives. By the end of the story, the dust settles (for the most part) concluding in what will lie ahead for the siblings and their associations as well as those evil forces that still remain. Enough of the key elements were left open by the end of the book that I imagine will be picked up in the remaining two books of the trilogy.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Zachery Wright

    Best Fantasy Series The Dragon Lance Series was conceived around the Dungeons and Dragons game. Children of the Plains, the first book in the Barbarians series, continues the epic D and D style writing that Dragon Lance is known for. I highly recommend this book and the entire series to fans of fantasy and those who want an easy read after a long day.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Paul B.

    Interesting character study, often very touching. Surprisingly romantic for a Dragonlance book.

  5. 4 out of 5

    BJ Canaway

    A beautiful beginning to the trilogy that takes us back to pre cataclym Krynn. The dust of the plains and the challenge of survival makes the blood run cold.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Campagno

    Solid first novel in a three book series. I enjoyed the balance of fantasy elements typically seen in a Dragonlance novel, and I look forward to revisiting this story with the next book.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jim C

    This book takes place in the world of Dragonlance. This story tells the origins of the race of Barbarians. If you have read the original trilogy this is the race that produced Riverwind and Goldmoon. This was an enjoyable and clever book. This book shows how different paths develop from the same origin point and how these paths contrast. The authors did a wonderful job with these contrasts and how these different societies develop through time. I enjoyed the multitude of different characters and This book takes place in the world of Dragonlance. This story tells the origins of the race of Barbarians. If you have read the original trilogy this is the race that produced Riverwind and Goldmoon. This was an enjoyable and clever book. This book shows how different paths develop from the same origin point and how these paths contrast. The authors did a wonderful job with these contrasts and how these different societies develop through time. I enjoyed the multitude of different characters and their respective personalities. There are enough plot lines with villains and heroes that keep the pace going. Some of these plot lines were left unresolved and I am looking forward to the second book of this trilogy to learn more. This book had a Native American vibe and I really liked the origin story of a race while it compares to other societies that have been around for awhile. This book is a nice portrayal of the trials and tribulations of a developing race of people and held my interest throughout.

  8. 5 out of 5

    petrichordreams

    Every once in a while, I crack this book open and it's always a familiar, wonderful comfort-read. First time I read it was in Borders (r.i.p.), and I remember frantically purchasing the third book to finish reading the series at home. Loved it that much. I thought the pacing was well done, but the strongest aspect of the book that caught my attention was the riveting characters of Nianki, Amero and Duranix, and their awesome and complex relationship. Love how in Dragonlance books, some "bad" cha Every once in a while, I crack this book open and it's always a familiar, wonderful comfort-read. First time I read it was in Borders (r.i.p.), and I remember frantically purchasing the third book to finish reading the series at home. Loved it that much. I thought the pacing was well done, but the strongest aspect of the book that caught my attention was the riveting characters of Nianki, Amero and Duranix, and their awesome and complex relationship. Love how in Dragonlance books, some "bad" characters have shades of good in them, such as Balif (ughf <3 am I the only one who thinks he's awesome!? Too bad there aren't enough ffics of this series...dammit. It should be more popular!). In my opinion, Childrens of the Plains is a great start to the series. Enjoy!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Todd R

    3 1/2 stars for this one. Overall a good read, except for the last few chapters that dragged it down a bit the plot was interesting with some good lore in the mix. Details well the building up of human endeavors and the evolution from Hunter/Gatherer to Agriculture/Civilization within the Dragonlance world. Always interesting to me in the early Dragonlance novels is the interaction between mortals and Dragons, and how the role of Dragons shape and affect the culture.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Bernard

    I read this book back in 2001 and loved it. Honestly its the first D&D pulp fantasy type book that attempts to show how society in that world started. You see how elves were "light years" ahead of humans and how dragons helped to shape or destroy humanity. I think more fantasy worlds could use some form of pre-history tale as it truely helps the fiction. Its a shame that Dragonlance isn't more popular. I read this book back in 2001 and loved it. Honestly its the first D&D pulp fantasy type book that attempts to show how society in that world started. You see how elves were "light years" ahead of humans and how dragons helped to shape or destroy humanity. I think more fantasy worlds could use some form of pre-history tale as it truely helps the fiction. Its a shame that Dragonlance isn't more popular.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kyle K

    Amero and Nianki, brother and sister of a hunted and slaughtered nomadic family strive against the odds and become leaders of their own tribes. Young Amero added by the dragon Duranix provides the first known settlement of humans on Krynn. Nianki finds a way to liberate captive humans from the hands of elvish slavers.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    I read this one quite a while ago, and for a while it was my favorite book. It is purely fantasy, and a relatively good story. If you have better things to read, read those. Save this for when you're desperate for something to read, when you've exhausted your flow. Really it's not THAT great, but it's fun. Warning: cheesy and somewhat gorey. I read this one quite a while ago, and for a while it was my favorite book. It is purely fantasy, and a relatively good story. If you have better things to read, read those. Save this for when you're desperate for something to read, when you've exhausted your flow. Really it's not THAT great, but it's fun. Warning: cheesy and somewhat gorey.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Paolo Mangiarotti

    Una storia fantastica sulle origini del primo villaggio umano su Krynn. Il primo volume di una trilogia che coinvolge senza stravolgere.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Khrystyne

  15. 5 out of 5

    Kathy Filardo

  16. 4 out of 5

    Richard

  17. 5 out of 5

    Chuck

  18. 5 out of 5

    Conrad

  19. 4 out of 5

    Corey

  20. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Gray

  21. 4 out of 5

    Matthew Bell

  22. 4 out of 5

    Lucas Mueller

  23. 4 out of 5

    Shawn

  24. 4 out of 5

    Alan

  25. 5 out of 5

    Debra

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jennie Smith

  27. 5 out of 5

    lukaasm

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ngauger

  29. 5 out of 5

    Shir

  30. 5 out of 5

    Toby Gamble

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