The Kagonesti (Dragonlance Lost Histories, Vol. 1)

By Douglas Niles

The Age of Light

Forests conceal Ansalon. lower than the mythical Silvanos, the elves of Krynn start to tame the wilds and lift their crystal cities.

But because the Elderwild Kaganos jouneys towards a paranormal come across excessive within the mountains, he is aware that, for his tribe, the woodlands needs to stay their everlasting home.

As centuries cross and Dragonwars rage, the tribe of Kaganos battles encroaching people and the minions of the darkish Queen, aided through a effective lgacy guided by means of respected pathfinders . . .

Until the wild elves stand upon the threshold of the deadliest problem of all -- a problem that marks a decision among annilhilation and survival.

The misplaced Histories sequence probes the ancient roots and epic struggles of the heretofore little-known peoples of Krynn.

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Not one of the elves on that part had but made it onto the wall. one other ogre charged, roaring, towards Kagonos. With one jumping certain, the elf jumped from the head of the wall, touchdown calmly within the monster’s course. Startled, the ogre skidded to a halt, but if it blocked the metal head of Kagonos’s awl with a stout membership, the Elderwild jabbed the monster’s bulging intestine with the javelin. Groaning, the ogre collapsed. “To the Bluestone! locate the stone! ” cried the Pathfinder as an increasing number of of his warriors sprang from atop the wall.

Whips cracked, and bulky ogres steered columns of slaves from their barracks to the mines and forges at the plateau. Ash observed those depressing workers marching dully forth, responding simply to the level essential to spare the edge of the lash. What needs to lifestyles be like for them, he questioned? How may well any sentient creature hand over to such an lifestyles? He knew that he, or any Kagonesti, might settle for loss of life than enable himself to be pressured right into a lifetime of servitude. He heard the clanging of a heavy steel item and ducked once again right into a crevice among lava-scarred rocks.

Kagonos allowed his eyes to float upward, clear of the snowswept island in its huge bowl of snow, till his gaze swept around the rock-fanged ridge at the contrary part of the frozen lake. although the Pathfinder might see no signal of stream, he knew that Kyrill needs to by way of now be best his detachment of warriors via these rocks. relocating invisibly one of the snow-draped crags, the Elderwild around the mountain will be nearing their beginning positions. Kagonos studied the small saddle, marked via a special pillar of rock, the place Kyrill was once to sign his readiness.

Lectral half-closed his eyes, listening dreamily, whereas the remainder of the Kagonesti sighed softly with the poignancy of the melody. The notes of the horn, this time, have been fuller and extra profound than may be able to have resonated in that slim tube. Ashtaway famous nice, keening chants within the wealthy melody and understood that the device performed a tune of dragons. He didn't, couldn't, recognize that those sounds had no longer rung from the horn in additional than thousand years, yet he sensed their ancient portent as he heard them now.

The gale roared so excessive that anybody of those spots of land will be momentarily buried under a wave. With crystalline readability, Iydahoe observed that the previously huge, immense ridge underneath his toes may turn into a reef of shallow water among deep basins. He appeared to the heights of the Khalkists, nonetheless towering to the north. in the event that they had became in that course, they could be secure now, operating their means into precise mountain heights. but that unusual compulsion he had felt, the penetrating gaze of the Grandfather Ram, had prompted him to show south.

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