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But, the beast-man, scorned and hunted, knows,Without honor there is nothing, not even death.So, driven by the only ghosts that matter, Huma and himself, Kaz alone faces the scourge.After the defeat of the Dark Queen and the death of Huma Dragonbane, the most famous of the Knights of Solamnia, Kaz, the renegade minotaur, wanders throught Krynn, telling the true tale of theBut, the beast-man, scorned and hunted, knows,Without honor there is nothing, not even death.So, driven by the only ghosts that matter, Huma and himself, Kaz alone faces the scourge.After the defeat of the Dark Queen and the death of Huma Dragonbane, the most famous of the Knights of Solamnia, Kaz, the renegade minotaur, wanders throught Krynn, telling the true tale of the land's most legendary hero, stalked by his enemies -- a haunted soul, an outcast, a hero. But when Kaz hears rumors of evil incidents, he returns to warn the Knights of Solamnia -- and is plunged into a dark nightmare of magic, danger and deja-vu.1990 TSR MMPB, 6th printing. Great cover art and B&W maps and interior drawings....

Title : Kaz the Minotaur
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ISBN : 9780880389105
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 314 Pages
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Kaz the Minotaur Reviews

  • Tyler
    2019-06-03 06:17


  • Joel Norden
    2019-06-16 03:34

    Another masterfully done novel by Richard A. Knaak!

  • Jenny
    2019-06-09 04:39

    *****3.5*****This is a solid sequel to The Legend of Huma. I like that Knaak took a secondary character and developed him into the protagonist of his own novel. The plot is pretty tight although there are some obvious moments and some aspects of the story line that too closely parallel some of Weis and Hickman's story lines. Still, it's a good story, and I enjoyed reading it. I was glad that there's a kender in this novel although he's not as well-developed as Tas (then again, Tas's development takes place over the course of six novels...). I recommend this, of course, to Dragonlance fans. Even if this is your first DL book, you can appreciate it. You don't need to know anything else about the world, even about Huma (whom Kaz refers to throughout the book), to appreciate the plot of this novel. Still, it'll mostly be entertaining for fans of the series as a whole and for readers who already enjoyed Kaz's first appearance in The Legend of Huma.

  • J.C. Cauthon
    2019-06-03 06:44

    When I read The Legend of Huma, I fell in love with Kaz and his loyalty, so when I learned about this book, I snatched it up and read through it in about a day. There is nothing like curling up with a paperback and just letting yourself become immersed in a world, and the book from the Dragonlance Universe (with the exception of a few novels) let me get lost within them.The book opens with Kaz being handed a raw deal. His Minotaur kin are hunting him because of a dishonorable crime, and his friends, the Knights of Solamnia, are hunting him, and he does not know why. When Kaz does the honorable thing and confronts the Knighthood, he uncovers an evil plot that is working to undo all the work of Huma.This is a great read, and I would suggest that any fantasy-lover read it, if they have not done so already. Richard Knaak did a wonderful job with this book.

  • Tom
    2019-06-18 03:25

    KAZ THE MINOTAUR picks up where The Legend of Huma ends with Kaz as the main character. The great Minotaur has supposedly been betrayed by the knighthood he has grown to respect. There is a price on his head, and he doesn't know why. In addition he is being pursued by a group of Minotaurs for a dishonorable crime that he supposedly committed during the war. Being chased by many and wondering why, Kaz does the honorable thing and goes to the knighthood and makes a horrifying discovery. The Minotaur finds himself thrust into feelings of dejavu and discovers a sinister plot that threatens to unravel everything that Huma strove to build. The plot is rich with great characters that become important to the reader, and the story is exciting with a superbly twisting and changing plot. Kaz must rise above the persecution and once again embrace the ideals that Huma taught him, and in doing so he becomes more than he ever imagined he could. While not quite to the level of The Legend of Huma, this book a truly a great read and offers the reader a wonderful opportunity to experience a finely crafted fantasy tale.

  • Sven Mysterioso
    2019-06-09 23:17

    Well, I read Huma (already reviewed) and I freaking LOVED Huma. That was such a story, powerful and human. Realistic in the sense that it draws away the gilding and legend, and presents you with a young, scared, doubting man who has to overcome so much. And never waver even in the face of stupidly bad odds.So when Kaz is released, I snatch it right up. Kaz was a wonderful character; truly, he was Huma's Gamgee. He pushed when he had to, and he never left Huma's side. Not even at the end. And like Gamgee, its right that Kaz moves on to his own adventures, his own life.So we follow our confused minotaur buddy as he mourns his friend and stumbles through a world that truly has no place for someone like him; a caring warrior-poet in the body of a monster.We find some of his best friend's knightly courtesy and overall humanity shining through his bulls face. Kaz wears his coat of arms and his knight's honor on the inside. But its there for you to see and enjoy.

  • Lana
    2019-06-27 05:29

    a brilliant book, kaz the minotaur is such a great character, so full of honour and so different to the rest of his race but then he was huma's companion during the war and downfall of takhisis!! the book keeps the reader on tenterhooks right through, very exciting and one is really hoping that kaz survives against all odds and of course as usual the kender character in the book, this time called dilbin is as lovable as usual and so fearless. Love this trait in the little people and their sense of awe in the face of fear!!!

  • Sean Hoskin
    2019-06-17 06:43

    Kaz, as a minotaur on Krynn, faces multiple challenges of perception; both from his own people and other races. It is the continual test of his honor and commitment to the memory of lost friends which spurs him on in his quest to heal the land and restore the Knights of Solamnia to their past glory following the war of darkness and its ruinous consequences. The power of his heart, more than magic, eddies through this novel.

  • Philana Walker
    2019-06-18 06:38

    The wandering minotaur will touch your heart and become an instant favorite. Who doesn't love a good story about a misunderstood whose efforts only lead to the salvation of the world as we know it? But really, Kaz steps up again to save Krynn at great pain to himself, which is expected as a hero of Krynn.

  • Marco
    2019-06-21 04:39

    Kaz the minotaur is the sequel of the Legend of Huma. This second book follows the adventure of Kaz after the last dragonwar. Kaz is trying to settle down, but he is forced back into action to confront a familiar evil from the past. More about the Dragonlance Minotaurs series here:

  • Kyle K
    2019-06-11 03:45

    The Dragon War has ended, the Dark Queen defeated, but the vestiges of evil remain in the land trying to harness the power their superiors died wielding. With Huma gone, Kaz seems to be the only one to assure evil is put to bed and war does not arise a new.

  • C.P. Sennett
    2019-06-02 00:41

    A supporting character in the Legend of Huma becomes so great that he gets his own book - and well deserved!Kaz the Minotaur was an interesting read and I enjoyed it greatly.

  • John Arnold
    2019-06-03 02:42

    Really great to see a minotaur become something other than a mindless beast, great work

  • Joseph Nichols
    2019-06-10 05:36

    A fitting sequel to the much appreciated story of Huma! Without a doubt it if the Legend of Huma sparked your interest then this book should be next on your list.

  • Robyn Alcina
    2019-06-20 02:47

    A pretty good follow-up story to The Legend of Huma, revolving around Huma's unlikely friend, Kaz. A minotaur.

  • Michael Ware
    2019-05-27 00:21

    Good epic hero adventure.

  • Erik Akre
    2019-06-05 03:33

    This author has a definite knack for cheap paperback fantasy writing. It passes well, and his characters have been (if somewhat stereotypically) breathed into with adequate and often satisfying life. Despite a somewhat convoluted plot and a marked lack of vivid setting, I found myself content to come back to this world every evening.The book comes complete with two (2) separate dramatic scenes in which stone walls and floors crumble away to the peril of those present. If you like that kind of scene, you have to read this book. Seriously.The ultimate villain of the book, who doesn't actually physically technically end up being the ultimate villain of the book, seems a vague precursor to J.K. Rowling's Lord Voldemort. Had this book appeared ten years later (thus after the advent of Harry Potter), this villain character would no doubt have been shouted down mercilessly as a cheap Voldemort ripoff, at least by the tiny community of people who would have actually read Kaz the Minotaur. Publication dates being as they are, perhaps Rowling actually scoured the Dragonlance Saga in search of good ideas when her writer's block was really bad.(That was a joke.)Have you ever thought about the page lengths of books in this genre? All of them hover around 300 pages, as if they need to sit pretty on the shelf at the bookstore; as if rest assured, yes, this is another cheap fantasy book, just as you expect it to be. This is not James Joyce, nor Mary Oliver, nor Charles Dickens; this is Taz the Minotaur by Richard A. Knaak. In any case, if you get what I'm saying, with these series a 180 page book still needs to be 300 pages, as does a 385 page book...All in all, I really liked this book and would recommend it to any paperback fantasy reader.

  • Fco. Salvador
    2019-05-28 23:46

    A diferencia de lo que ocurría con "La leyenda de Huma", en esta ocasión algunas escenas disfrutan del punto de vista de otros personajes, aunque la novela adolece de una estructura demasiado episódica, a la que le hubiera venido bien una revisión que añadiera algo de contenido, el cual ha quedado algo pobre. Lo mejor de la novela es el personaje de Delbin, primer kender que me encuentro y no resulta una copia barata de Tasslehoff.En cuanto a su estilo, incluso a través del filtro que impone toda traducción, puede verse que busca el sabor épico de un lenguaje elevado, con términos arcaicos y poco comunes. Esto queda muy bien, por ejemplo, en los diálogos de los caballeros de Solamnia, pero tiene un problema: en la descripción de los combates y batallas el texto, que no rebaja su estilo, se hace bastante lento. Uno casi echa de menos al holliwoodense Salvatore. En esta novela, donde no hay tanta batalla como en "La leyenda de Huma", notamos que el estilo decae un tanto (aunque bien pudiera ser porque la traductora es diferente en esta ocasión).

  • Nathan Burgoine
    2019-06-14 04:32

    A fairly good Dragonlance book, this continues the tale of Kaz the Minotaur, as first introduced in the Legend of Huma book.Back when I was in Grade 11, I devoured everything Dragonlance I could find. Friends and I traded them, and we created characters and adventures that tied into them in our D&D campaigns. In this book, Kaz travels back to Solamnia to try and destroy an ancient evil. If Kaz were to fail, it would mean that Huma and he failed, and their sacrifices were for nothing in the first place. I remember really enjoying this one, in that it was one of the few Dragonlance books not by Weis and Hickman to really include solid characterization.

  • Benja
    2019-06-05 06:42

    Wow, I read this a while back. Must've been 10 or 11. Names are coming back. Kaz, Kelvin, Darius... Anyway, fairly standard-issue fantasy read. Apparently it's the second in a series but works perfectly on its own.

  • Evan Leach
    2019-06-11 05:41

    A fairly disappointing follow-up to the outstanding The Legend of Huma. I thought Knaak struck gold in Huma, but this semi-sequel was just OK. 2.5 stars.

  • Patrick Osborne
    2019-06-02 01:31

    I really enjoyed this book. Kaz really comes across as a barbarian type of character, but his interactions with others make him entertaining.See my full review here:

  • Adam
    2019-06-13 22:21

    After the end of the first Dragonwar, the renegade minotaur Kaz wanders around and has some adventures. Wouldn’t you know it, a villain of the Dragonwar is still lurking about, threatening to arise and wreak more Dragonwars at any moment…and only Kaz can stop him!

  • Dinofly
    2019-05-28 06:30

    Bad. Huma was better. Maybe two good scenes in whole book.

  • Hectorianus
    2019-06-01 04:23

    buenos recuerdos de mi adolescencia, primera vez que leia una descripcion de un dragon de piedra a manera de artedfacto, buena lectura para principiantes, no pidan mucho, tierna y activa...

  • Cristen
    2019-06-02 04:36

    Eh. A mediocre sequel to a really great book.

  • Chuck
    2019-06-20 03:29

    sequel to LEGEND OF HUMA. good stuff.

  • Ben
    2019-06-01 05:43

    I like Kaz. A classic fish out of water!

  • Kurt Vosper
    2019-06-05 03:26

    Classic Dragonlance offshoot story, generic writing. Good time waster.

  • Skut L
    2019-06-12 06:43

    I read this over 14 years ago and the rating reflects my enjoyment at the time.