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Secrets of the past. Although Raistlin and Caramon urge him not to go, Sturm Brightblade attends an annual Solamnic ceremony that is interrupted by . . . A stranger, taunting challenge. Clues from the past. Death. Once he accepts a mysterious gauntlet, young Sturm must make a dangerous journey with some curious friends, rescue a fair if querulous maid, defeat a traitor kni Secrets of the past. Although Raistlin and Caramon urge him not to go, Sturm Brightblade attends an annual Solamnic ceremony that is interrupted by . . . A stranger, taunting challenge. Clues from the past. Death. Once he accepts a mysterious gauntlet, young Sturm must make a dangerous journey with some curious friends, rescue a fair if querulous maid, defeat a traitor knight, and learn the secret fate of his long-lost father. He must also learn the meaning of honor. The fourth installment in the popular Meetings Sextet tells the story of Sturm Brightblade, the noble Solamnic Knight, in the years before Sturm joined up with the other companions of the best-selling Dragonlance series.


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Secrets of the past. Although Raistlin and Caramon urge him not to go, Sturm Brightblade attends an annual Solamnic ceremony that is interrupted by . . . A stranger, taunting challenge. Clues from the past. Death. Once he accepts a mysterious gauntlet, young Sturm must make a dangerous journey with some curious friends, rescue a fair if querulous maid, defeat a traitor kni Secrets of the past. Although Raistlin and Caramon urge him not to go, Sturm Brightblade attends an annual Solamnic ceremony that is interrupted by . . . A stranger, taunting challenge. Clues from the past. Death. Once he accepts a mysterious gauntlet, young Sturm must make a dangerous journey with some curious friends, rescue a fair if querulous maid, defeat a traitor knight, and learn the secret fate of his long-lost father. He must also learn the meaning of honor. The fourth installment in the popular Meetings Sextet tells the story of Sturm Brightblade, the noble Solamnic Knight, in the years before Sturm joined up with the other companions of the best-selling Dragonlance series.

30 review for The Oath and the Measure

  1. 4 out of 5

    BLynne

    This book explored part of Strum Brightblade's past which was interesting, but I found myself a little annoyed with Lord Wilderness. I was a little disappointed with the ending when it came to Lord Boniface, but I could understand why it ended the way it did. It was nice to explore part of Strum's past and to receive a better understanding for why this character is the way he is. Of the Meetings Sextet books this so far has not been a favorite, but it was fairly good. This book explored part of Strum Brightblade's past which was interesting, but I found myself a little annoyed with Lord Wilderness. I was a little disappointed with the ending when it came to Lord Boniface, but I could understand why it ended the way it did. It was nice to explore part of Strum's past and to receive a better understanding for why this character is the way he is. Of the Meetings Sextet books this so far has not been a favorite, but it was fairly good.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jim C

    My rating is 3.5 stars. This is part of the Dragonlance world and takes place before the original trilogy. In this one, we have a prequel for Sturm Brightblade. This one details Sturm's journey as he travels to a forest for a challenge. On the way, he will meet different species and be involved in side adventures. He ends up learning more about his beloved knighthood during this journey. This book surprised me as I wasn't expecting much from this book. I didn't care for the main foe as the concept My rating is 3.5 stars. This is part of the Dragonlance world and takes place before the original trilogy. In this one, we have a prequel for Sturm Brightblade. This one details Sturm's journey as he travels to a forest for a challenge. On the way, he will meet different species and be involved in side adventures. He ends up learning more about his beloved knighthood during this journey. This book surprised me as I wasn't expecting much from this book. I didn't care for the main foe as the concept is borrowed from another literary work which I know nothing about. In other words, it did nothing for me. What I thoroughly enjoyed was the journey and the ensemble cast throughout this book. The minor characters are fantastic and one pairing's story was touching. I also liked how Sturm learns about his precious knighthood and these anecdotes will form him into the man we see in the original trilogy. This novel was a solid book and if you are a fan of Dragonlance, I would recommend this book. This book gives a nice insight into the knighthood which has a strong presence throughout this universe.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Frankie Roxx

    Though I've seen some criticism on this book I for one have always loved it and consider it to be one of my personal favorite Dragonlance novels. The book has a very Sir Gawain and the Green Knight feel to it which added to my overall enjoyment. It was a well paced book that managed to keep me engrossed throughout it's journey and as for the criticism I've seen about as to the book making Sturm (My favorite of the companions of the Lance) come off as stupid and brash well...People do need to rem Though I've seen some criticism on this book I for one have always loved it and consider it to be one of my personal favorite Dragonlance novels. The book has a very Sir Gawain and the Green Knight feel to it which added to my overall enjoyment. It was a well paced book that managed to keep me engrossed throughout it's journey and as for the criticism I've seen about as to the book making Sturm (My favorite of the companions of the Lance) come off as stupid and brash well...People do need to remember that Sturm is very young and green, so to speak, at the point this tale takes place. With age and experience come wisdom and by this point in time Sturm was lacking in both. All in all a very enjoyable reading experience for me and one of the Dragonlance books I've come back to re-read a few times over the years.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Emily White

    I have mixed feelings about this book. This story makes Sturm look stupid and brash, which perhaps he was in his youth, but his character in this book is a far cry from the man we later meet in the Chronicles series. The storytelling, however, was really enthralling. Michael Williams' forest imagery was fantastic and reminded me of some of the great imagery in the Chronicles and War of the Souls books. He also gave depth to his characters and pulled some surprises that I didn't expect. I find th I have mixed feelings about this book. This story makes Sturm look stupid and brash, which perhaps he was in his youth, but his character in this book is a far cry from the man we later meet in the Chronicles series. The storytelling, however, was really enthralling. Michael Williams' forest imagery was fantastic and reminded me of some of the great imagery in the Chronicles and War of the Souls books. He also gave depth to his characters and pulled some surprises that I didn't expect. I find this to be most interesting because I didn't like Weasel's Luck and Galen Beknighted by the same author mostly because I thought that his characters, even the main ones, lacked depth. I recommend reading this book if for no other reason than because there is a giant, friendly spider who's entire existence turns out to be quite ironic. Okay, that's not really a good reason. Read it or not, it doesn't really matter. I don't think you will learn much about the overall Dragonlance storyline from this book, but it is kind of an interesting read all the same.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Geoffrey Stokker

    This and the Hobbit were the two books which really got me into fantasy. Apart from that, it also got me invested in Dragonlance. Reading it again all these years later makes me wonder what I saw in it in the first place. Every page was a slog and a push to simply finish

  6. 4 out of 5

    Martha S. Heney

    Oath and measure Just too ridiculous. Good writing of a truly low quality story. Not up to the author's writing ability at all. Oath and measure Just too ridiculous. Good writing of a truly low quality story. Not up to the author's writing ability at all.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Carlos Campuzano

    Me he llevado una sorpresa muy agradable con este libro, la verdad. Si sigo leyendo Dragonlance todavía con tanto por leer no es ya porque los empiece con ganas de una buena novela si no principalmente por cariño cogido a los personajes. Esta saga en concreto narra los inicios de cada uno y aunque no me han disgustado hasta el momento tampoco los cogía esperando historias como las de Weis y Hickman. Teniendo tanto donde elegir entre los protagonistas dudo que haya mucha gente que tenga a Sturm c Me he llevado una sorpresa muy agradable con este libro, la verdad. Si sigo leyendo Dragonlance todavía con tanto por leer no es ya porque los empiece con ganas de una buena novela si no principalmente por cariño cogido a los personajes. Esta saga en concreto narra los inicios de cada uno y aunque no me han disgustado hasta el momento tampoco los cogía esperando historias como las de Weis y Hickman. Teniendo tanto donde elegir entre los protagonistas dudo que haya mucha gente que tenga a Sturm como su favorito. Sin embargo aunque a veces parezca tener tan pocas luces como Caramon, lo mejor que podemos decir de él es su enorme sentido del honor y su deber a la orden de caballeros de Solamnia. La historia trata como Sturm deja Solace y a los hermanos Majere para marchar a Solamnia con la orden. Allí se presentará quién provoca el nudo de esta historia, Vertumnus un caballero/druida/músico que como personaje es 10/10, que será quien provoque la partida de Sturm en esta aventura. Nuestro solámnico hará frente a originales damiselas en apuros, clásicos enemigos como bandidos o draconianos entre otros pero lo más importante serán pruebas a su honor y su fidelidad hacia el Código y la Medida. Muchos personajes que son increíbles, trama elaborada y contínuamente girando, diálogos y narración estupendos... no sé si al nivel de las crónicas pero desde luego entre los que más he disfrutado de Dragonlance hasta la fecha. Citas: -"[..] no puedo mentir y decirte que el camino que te aguarda será fácil. Pero ojalá el Gran Dragón y Mantis te guíen, y el Libro Gris se abra y te muestre su sabiduría." -"Puedes elegir Sturm Brightblade. [...] Hasta el final de esto y de cualquier cosa, puedes elegir."

  8. 4 out of 5

    Matt Littrell

    I was pleasantly surprised by Michael Williams and his descriptive flair. Very beautiful language and descriptions. As another reviewer said, I felt like I could see what he was describing. Overall, I'd call it an ok book. Yes, Sturm is pretty different, but I was able to view it as just a younger and more brash version. Perhaps I liked it because I didn't expect to. Perhaps I'm secretly a big fan of weird, random stuff happening. The book has a bit of odd....in it. Either way, I'd say for fans I was pleasantly surprised by Michael Williams and his descriptive flair. Very beautiful language and descriptions. As another reviewer said, I felt like I could see what he was describing. Overall, I'd call it an ok book. Yes, Sturm is pretty different, but I was able to view it as just a younger and more brash version. Perhaps I liked it because I didn't expect to. Perhaps I'm secretly a big fan of weird, random stuff happening. The book has a bit of odd....in it. Either way, I'd say for fans to at least give it a try.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Leslie

    This book was hard for me not to get frustrated with. Taking creative liberties is one thing. Going away from the lore that affects and sets up the Chronicles is too much. The other 3 books in this series stay true to lore and mesh together on the parts that over lap. Unfortunately this one is way out in left field. It seems as the author hasn't read the other books in the Meetings Sextet series. The story itself is way out there, I would compare it to old men telling fish stories, true but overl This book was hard for me not to get frustrated with. Taking creative liberties is one thing. Going away from the lore that affects and sets up the Chronicles is too much. The other 3 books in this series stay true to lore and mesh together on the parts that over lap. Unfortunately this one is way out in left field. It seems as the author hasn't read the other books in the Meetings Sextet series. The story itself is way out there, I would compare it to old men telling fish stories, true but overly exaggerated. In all the story was ok, but not one I would want to read again.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Roderick Baxter

    A great back story for Sturm. A good insight into the Oath and the Measure. How would we all stand up to the moral code of the Solamnic Knights? Is the code a help or a hindrance to living a good life? Is it sometimes better to make choices based on the situations as they arise? The Oath and the Measure can be like a Nanny State gone too far. Sturm is shown alternatives and must make a choice, or at least, know that in all circumstances, there is a choice and the choice is always his.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Robin

    J'ai eu du mal à rentrer dans l'histoire. Les personnages sont plus difficiles a cerner. Toutefois l'histoire est intéressante et nous annonce le destin de Sturm Brightblade. Pas forcément le plus intéressant des compagnons de la lance mais un héros qui méritait une histoire à pary entière. J'ai eu du mal à rentrer dans l'histoire. Les personnages sont plus difficiles a cerner. Toutefois l'histoire est intéressante et nous annonce le destin de Sturm Brightblade. Pas forcément le plus intéressant des compagnons de la lance mais un héros qui méritait une histoire à pary entière.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Bradley

    Sturm Brightblade. Excellent tale. Great stuff. =)

  13. 5 out of 5

    J.C. Cauthon

    This book was a toss-up for me. the story was enthralling--I loved it. The character--not so much. Williams does an amazing job with description in this novel. Many times, I felt like I was there with the characters. I enjoyed the book simply for this reason. I wanted to give it 5-stars, but the character-building was horrible. Sturm is a knight. he has had a lifetime of training. but some of the things the character of Sturm does in this book makes me just hate him. It was not the Sturm that we s This book was a toss-up for me. the story was enthralling--I loved it. The character--not so much. Williams does an amazing job with description in this novel. Many times, I felt like I was there with the characters. I enjoyed the book simply for this reason. I wanted to give it 5-stars, but the character-building was horrible. Sturm is a knight. he has had a lifetime of training. but some of the things the character of Sturm does in this book makes me just hate him. It was not the Sturm that we see later in the series and that is quite regrettable. I could have enjoyed the story even more if Sturm's character in this particular novel had held true to the original Sturm.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Rogue-van (the Bookman)

    Young Sturm's adventure had possibilities. Unfortunately, the interesting characters along the way (Vertumnus, Mara, Cyren, and Jack Derry) were not enough to make the story the winner that I had hoped it would be. The limitations of the plot restricted the story too much. Fans of the series, or of Sturm Brightblade, may still want to read it, but the story didn't satisfy me. It stopped me from finishing the series. The editors at TSR did not set the bar high enough. Young Sturm's adventure had possibilities. Unfortunately, the interesting characters along the way (Vertumnus, Mara, Cyren, and Jack Derry) were not enough to make the story the winner that I had hoped it would be. The limitations of the plot restricted the story too much. Fans of the series, or of Sturm Brightblade, may still want to read it, but the story didn't satisfy me. It stopped me from finishing the series. The editors at TSR did not set the bar high enough.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Tim

    The Oath And The Measure is, na wat moeilijk te doorkomen hoofdstukken en een langdradig einde (heel beschrijvend en pas laat to the point), wel een aanrader als je meer wilt te weten komen over Sturm Brightblade en hoe de regelgeving van The Order zijn leven zowat domineert. Er zit ook nogal wat psychologisch materiaal in het verhaal. Echt schitterend.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sue-Ellen

    Can start to see how the series of books can be connecte. While not a captivating read, important to the overall, i feel.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Thain

    This is where the meetings tend to go downhill. There is a lack of depth in the latter ones.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Thomas

  19. 5 out of 5

    Aaron

  20. 5 out of 5

    Steve Waller

  21. 4 out of 5

    Rustyn

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jason

  23. 4 out of 5

    Keith

  24. 4 out of 5

    One_Who_Loved

  25. 4 out of 5

    Harlie Kreiger

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kia

  27. 4 out of 5

    Pint-Sized Vehemence

  28. 4 out of 5

    Hakan

  29. 4 out of 5

    Francisco Traslavina

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly

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