I finished reading “The Dragon’s Son” by Margaret Weis today. It’s quite amazing how much that book sucked. No, seriously. Through the entire book I kept asking myself, “Who cares?” I have one of those life-size cardboard cut-out Stormtroopers. You know the kind you could take your picture with and say, “Hey, look I’m in Star Wars!” Well that Stormtrooper has more personality than the characters in this book.
It’s really a shame. The first book in the series “The Mistress Of Dragons” wasn’t bad. Not the best fantasy I’ve ever read but the world she creates is has a bit of a unique twist on the dragon lore. And it didn’t hurt that there was a lesbian love scene within like the first 20 pages. I think that alone managed to keep my interest for the rest of the book.
But “The Dragon’s Son” really bites. And what’s even worse is that the first book I ever read by her—actually her and Tracy Hickman together—was the first Dragonlance book, “The Dragon Of Autumn Twilight”. That is probably one of the coolest fantasy books out there. It’s D&D and I was in 4th grade when I first read it so there’s definitely some of that “childhood magic” flavoring my opinion. But still it’s really tough to see someone who wrote such a captivating book (series) write such crap. It makes you wonder if Tracy was the real talent behind that duo.
So if you’re into fantasy books and like dragon stories I would suggest you skip this one. Instead pick up the Dragonlance Chronicles. They kick ass.