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Aug. 12th, 2004

Tas came to the edge of the grove of oak trees and - here - his heart almost failed him. Kender are normally immune to the sensation of fear, so only a kender could have come even this far. But now Tas found himself a prey to the most unreasoning terror he had ever experienced. And whatever was causing it was located within that grove of oak trees.
They're ordinary trees, Tas said to himself, shivering. I've talked to spectres in Darken Wood. I've faced three or four dragons. I broke a dragon orb. Just an ordinary grove of trees. I was prisoner in a wizard's castle. I saw a demon from the Abyss. Just a grove of ordinary trees.
Slowly, talking to himself, Tasslehoff inched his way through the oak trees. He didn't go far, not even past the row of trees that formed the outer perimeter of the grove. Because now he could see into the heart of the grove.
Tasslehoff gulped, turned, and ran.
At the sight of the kender running back toward him, Flint knew it was All Over. Something Awful was going to crash out of that grove of trees. The dwarf whirled so rapidly he tripped over his feet and fell sprawling to the pavement. Running up to him, Tas grabbed Flint's belt and pulled him up. Then the two dashed madly down the street, the dwarf running for his very life. He could almost hear gigantic footsteps thudding along behind him. He did not dare turn around. Visions of a slobbering monster drove him on until his heart seemed about to burst from his body. Finally they reached the end of the street.
It was warm. The sun shone.
They could hear the voices of real live people drifting from the crowded streets beyond. Flint stopped, exhausted, gasping for breath. Glancing fearfully back down the street, he was surprised to see it was still empty.
"What was it?" he managed to ask when he could speak past the thudding of his heart.
The kender's face was pale as death. "A-a t-tower..." Tas gulped, puffing.
Flint's eyes opened wide. "A tower?" the dwarf repeated. "I ran all that way - nearly killing myself - and I was running from a tower! I don't suppose" - Flint's bushy eyebrows came together alarmingly - "that the tower was chasing you?"
"N-no," Tas admitted. "It - it just stood there. But it ws the most horrible thing I've ever seen in my life," the kender avowed solemnly, shuddering.

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imnotbob
Aug. 13th, 2004 05:27 am (UTC)
I love it!

Must reread those soon, but only the W&H ones..
aubkabob
Aug. 13th, 2004 05:29 am (UTC)
lol i laughed heartily in my sleepiness reading this part, ESPECIALLY when flint said it was All Over and that Something Awful was coming to get him.

hooray for properly put capital letters to make it that much more amusing.
imnotbob
Aug. 13th, 2004 05:30 am (UTC)
What I like is that Tas has the most character development (asside from Raist) and serious moments than any other character.
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t_rexmundi
Aug. 13th, 2004 06:04 am (UTC)
That was a wonderful series. Are the new ones any good? I haven't read them yet.
aubkabob
Aug. 13th, 2004 06:56 pm (UTC)
I had bought the new series, and got about 150 pages into it (they're very large books), and realized that since it had been 10 years since i read the original series, that i had NO clue as to who anyone was anymore, anything that had gone on, anything about the surroundings, and they kept referring back to the war of the lance, the cataclysm, and the war of chaos.

so i ran out and bought all three series. thankfully, the first two are by weis/hickman. (if you want to call the time of the twins about the cataclysm at all. i dunno. i read that it happens during the books, but i havent' read the books themselves yet. *shrug*)
madmadhatter
Aug. 13th, 2004 07:04 pm (UTC)
ooooh. the war of the twins and what not series. that also really gets into more deepth on raistlin.

bupu was great. gully dwarfs = street kids and squatters.
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aubkabob
Feb. 6th, 2005 11:59 am (UTC)
and now i can tell you, months later, after rereading the war of the lance, the war of the twins, and the chaos war series (all 10 books of them) and beginning into the new ones again? very good. at least, definitely one of the better ones, and i think written better than the time of the twins whatever that series was called. but if you haven't read any of those series in awhile, it's almost a must to read all of them again to get a clue as to what on earth is going on.
way2tired
Aug. 13th, 2004 02:45 pm (UTC)
whaaaat the helll?
aubkabob
Sep. 11th, 2004 08:32 pm (UTC)
Dragonlance novels :)

i'm a geek.
madmadhatter
Aug. 13th, 2004 03:25 pm (UTC)
is that from dragons of summer flame?
aubkabob
Aug. 13th, 2004 06:56 pm (UTC)
nope, dragons of spring dawning.
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nikkiegirl
Aug. 16th, 2004 05:28 am (UTC)
yum, good fantasy... always fun!
aubkabob
Aug. 16th, 2004 08:38 pm (UTC)
MAH NIKKIEGIRL!!!!!!

*dances around happily*
nikkiegirl
Aug. 17th, 2004 03:58 am (UTC)
hi bay-bee!!!!! i missed you aub... seriously.
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aubkabob
Sep. 10th, 2004 11:57 pm (UTC)
absosmurfly. they just don't make stuff like that anymore.

which may be a good thing ;)
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