Dragonlance Chronicles 1
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On the ground Huma lay, at his side a woman,
Her silver skin broken, the promise of green
Released from the gifts of her eyes. She whispered her name
As the Queen of Darkness banked in the sky above Huma.
(from Song of Huma)
A group of friends meet after five years of travel and research to take stock of their mission: Tanis (an half-elf), Flint Fireforge (a dwarf), Tasslehoff Burrfoot (a kender), Sturm (a Solamnic Knight) and the twins Raistlin and Caramon (a magician and a warrior). Unfortunately, their research has not been successful, almost all of them have returned empty-handed, just full of disappointment. But soon they realize that during their absence things have changed in the good old Solace, and probably the worst is yet to come.
Book InfoTitle: Dragons of Autumn Twilight
Author: Margaret Weis (official site) and Tracy Hickman (official site)
Saga: Dragonlance Chronicles 1
Italian title: Le Cronache di DragonLance - I draghi del crepuscolo d’autunno
First publication date: 1984
Italian translation: Stefano Negrini
The cruelest form of torture one can inflict on a kender is to lock him up. Of course, it is also widely believed that the crudest form of torture one can inflict on any other species is to lock them up with a kender.