I finished Dragons of a vanished moon the other day. This is the second time I have read that book, and strangely enough, I liked much better the second time around. I think it’s because I rushed through the first time I read it. Back in the day, I just wanted to get through it and get to the part where the gods return. This time it was much more enjoyable to just enjoy the story and follow the progress.
Having finished the War of Souls trilogy, I am still left with a weird feeling. Call me old fashioned, but I never really understood the change that the Age of Mortals brought. The whole Chaos aspect of the pantheon always seemed very out of place or perhaps a bit rushed, and that makes the story a little abrupt for me. On the other hand one could argue that Dragonlance really had nowhere to go after the Legends since the stories were so powerful. However, I still think it was a good time to move the setting forward. Anyway, killing of some gods and changing pretty much everything about the setting certainly changed that. The Dragonlance we saw right before the setting died was much darker and grittier than we had ever seen.
In many ways, the setting was left much more interesting than before and from that perspective, the Age of Mortals was a good thing. It ensured that Dragonlance left a beautiful looking corpse.