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by Peter Archer

The Great White Wyrm (Dragonlance: Champions, Vol. 3) download ebook
ISBN:
0786942606
ISBN13:
978-0786942602
Author:
Peter Archer
Publisher:
Wizards of the Coast (March 13, 2007)
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Rating:
4.1

The Great White Wyrm by Peter Archer is the third book in a series of stand alone novels titled The Champions.

The Great White Wyrm by Peter Archer is the third book in a series of stand alone novels titled The Champions. The first book is Saving Solace by Douglas W. Clark and the second is Alien Sea by Lucien Soulban. The Great White Wyrm' really captures the theme of obsession which so pervaded the original and Peter Archer's rich literary prose made me feel like this was far more than a guilty pleasure. The characters were subtly portrayed, but kept my interest and the love story was an excellent addition.

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This is a list of the published novels set in the fantasy world of Dragonlance, which was originally created as a setting for the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role-playing game. The Dragonlance short story collections are mainly divided into the two publishing lines Tales and Dragons Anthologies. With most recent collections the dividing line has been somewhat erased.

The Great White Wyrm. 2007) (The third book in the Dragonlance : Champions series) A novel by Peter Archer. It is a terror beyond belief: the Great White Wyrm

The Great White Wyrm. From out of the clouds it comes, breathing ice, terrorizing those who live by the seas of Krynn. It is a terror beyond belief: the Great White Wyrm. And for centuries, a dedicated band of elves known as Dragonsbane has pursued it. They've finally brought the dragon to bay, but a fanatical captain dedicated to the beast's destruction and driven by revenge threatens to bring ruin upon them all.

The Great White Wyrm is, quite simply, the tale . I should probably mention that The Great White Wyrm is book three in the Champions series, which also adds to this.

The Great White Wyrm is, quite simply, the tale of Moby Dick as if it happened in the world of Dragonlance. Typically, I don’t rate books that are modeled after other stories as high due to lack of originality. Furthermore, the story is an enjoyable one about a unique villain for the Dragonlance setting. Clark and the second is Alien Sea by Lucien. Dr. Linda Archer is a professor of English at Kean University in Union, New Jersey, where she alternately terrifies and inspires her students to reach new heights in their understanding of literature.

List of Dragonlance novels, chronological by author. This is a list of the published novels set in the fantasy world of Dragonlance, which was originally created as a setting for the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role-playing game.

Written by Peter Archer, Audiobook narrated by Dennis Holland. The Great White Wyrm. Dragonlance: Champions, Book 3. By: Peter Archer. Narrated by: Dennis Holland. Series: Dragonlance: Champions, Book 3. Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins. Categories: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Fantasy: Epic.

Dungeons & Dragons has given us a lot of great story content over the years. One of the greatest of these D&D settings is that of Dragonlance, a world built primarily by authors Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.

The Champions: Book 3 - 1st printing. A powerful white dragon is the target of one man's obsession, and anyone foolish enough to get between the two of them will be the first to die! Softcover, 4-in.

A terrifying and powerful white dragon becomes the object of obsession for one courageous man who pursues his quarry no matter who or what gets in his way. Original.
Reviews:
  • Samuhn
The Great White Wyrm by Peter Archer is the third book in a series of stand alone novels titled The Champions. The first book is Saving Solace by Douglas W. Clark and the second is Alien Sea by Lucien Soulban. Each novel in this series can be read in any order and no previous knowledge of the Dragonlance setting is needed. Of course, if you have previous knowledge then there are some things in this book that will be little nuggets for you. If you are looking to see if the Dragonlance universe is of any interest to you, this Champions series may be a good test run.

The plot of this book, at last on the surface, is rather linear and fairly one dimensional. It's a story of a group of adventurers who have been hunting a White Dragon for years and the story of how their determination pays off and the consequences of that hunt. However, after finishing the novel I have come to realize that this book is not as simplistic as it is first made out to be, in fact I think Mr. Archer put a great deal of thought into what he wanted to accomplish. The story is also about determination, revenge, and how having a single eye on something and thinking of little else can, in the end, be a detriment and hinder other choices. With all things considered, this book has a different `feel' than most Dragonlance books. There are still elves, dwarfs, dragons etc., but rarely do you read about this level of revenge and other things within the pages. I would go into more detail, but I fear that would create spoilers - and I would hate to do that. Suffice to say, this is a very solid plot and much deeper than I expected.

The characters in this book are a little different than traditional Dragonlance characters. There is a dwarf, Ayshe, who is not the cliché ridden dwarf. Meaning, he is not a crass, ale drinking character who hates the world. There are also elves that do not follow the traditional clichés either. In fact, the entire boat is run mostly by elves. To my knowledge, there are not many sea faring elves. There are a couple elves that are developed in this book, as well as the dwarf and a human. All members of the boat and the quest to hunt the White Wyrm. The character development in this book does not seem to be the most pressing issue for the author. While there is some, the amount of it doesn't seem to do the characters justice. In fact, the development in this book is really just revealing of motives and reasons not real progression of the characters. However, that fits with the feel of this book and seems right. Yet, if you are looking for a character driven book - this may not be the right one for you.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. It had an easy flow to it and had a good solid plot. If I had to say one thing I would have changed it would be adding a little more depth to the characters. Developing them just a little more. While this book is set in the Dragonlance universe, it could easily be set in any number of fantasy settings and be equally as good. I think fans of Dragonlance and fantasy in general will enjoy this book. It's one I would not hesitate to recommend.
  • Xor
The plot line of the Great White Wyrm might be decent...if it wasn't almost the exact same plot as Moby Dick with the exact same themes. Turn a the dragon into a whale and it's almost the same story with a few fantasy twists.

The characters aren't very developed either. Most of the elves on the crew are just names thrown at you, and have just as much depth as Aeneas' dead friends in the Aeneid; which isn't very much.

Another thing that annoys me are the cheesy plot twists that pop out of nowhere. Characters and information pop out in just the right time to help the main characters in a sticky situation,characters who know exactly everything that's going on and why, then are never mentioned again.

And don't even get me started on the romance. The forbidden elf-human love that appears screams Tolkien, and he did it a lot better. Problem with it in this book is, the love doesn't develop. It's just there as a side detail, it's just thrown in so the author can check 'forbidden romance' off his list of story elements and move on, not to mention the dialogue is completely cheese.

There's also a lot of overplayed destiny. Don't hold your breath for the role Ayshe ends up playing, it's really not that thrilling. It's only toward the end where the important prophecies turn up, and by then they're as lame as the helper characters that keep randomly appearing. In other words, the foreshadowing is in all the wrong places.

So if you want a story with a borrowed plotline, underdeveloped characters, has plot twists and cheese that are so lame they make you want to burn the friggin' thing, and great cover art, this is the book for you.
  • Kekinos
The bulk of this book dealt with a group of dragonhunters - Dragonbane. This group has been featured in a few of the anthologies published in the past few years but for the first time ever, they get the chance to shine in the spotlight. The writing itself is brisk and moves the plot along nicely. Hats off the author who manages to imbue his tale with a great sense of continuity by referencing events that are simultaneously occurring in the world of Krynn. A good example of this was the reference to events happening in "Price of Courage." While almost all the characters are affiliated with Dragonbane, it would have been nice if the author would expanded more on the mythology of the group. Several hints were dropped to tease the readers about the inner workings of the group but were not followed up in the story. Plotwise, I have to say that this was one of the recent Dragonlance novels that kept me interested from beginning to the end. I was quite invested in knowing what would become of the protagonist and the group. Furthermore, the introduction of a new subtype of dragon was interesting to say the least. There are many allusions to Moby Dick; however, such symbolisms and meditations do not work as effectively in the Dragonlance universe when magic is more involved than obsession. Of the three books in the Champions series so far, this might not be the best (Lucien Soulban's The Alien Sea remains firmly in that spot) but it is definitely a worthwhile entry into the world and mythology of Dragonlance.
  • Wiliniett
I've always been a fan of Melville's classic novel, 'Moby Dick', and when I learned that a descendent of Melville's had written a retelling, I had to pick it up. I'm not normally a fan of fantasy novels, but this book made me change my mind. 'The Great White Wyrm' really captures the theme of obsession which so pervaded the original and Peter Archer's rich literary prose made me feel like this was far more than a guilty pleasure. The characters were subtly portrayed, but kept my interest and the love story was an excellent addition. I would most definitely reread this book, and recommend it to those friends who love fantasy as well as those who don't.