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When I was little (late 80s early 90s) my mom got me this book. I don't remember what it actually was about. It was for sure above my level at 5 or 6. I'm not even sure if she ever read it to me. It was hard cover and the book was silvery grey. No pictures on the cover. There was no dust jacket.

I do clearly and vividly remember the pictures. They were of wizards male and female. Their dragons and their castles. I also think there was a wizard for each season. They were BEAUTIFUL! I used to spend hours looking at it.

Each chapter was a different wizard, Dragon and castle. There was one for each season I think. I am pretty sure it started in spring or winter. Something is making me think the spring wizard was called the vernal wizard or something similar

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    Welcome to the site. You have a good start here. If you could take a look at this guide to help jog your memory and edit in any more details, that would be great. Every little bit helps us. – amflare Jan 10 '18 at 17:31
  • Have you asked your mom? – Valorum Jan 10 '18 at 17:47
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This may be the Dragonlance chronicles by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.

Note: I’m assuming you haven’t read the series but are mostly remembering the covers.

  • The timing is right.
  • The hardcover dustcover is white, so I'm assuming the cover itself could be silvery grey.
  • The pictures were done by Larry Elmore and are certainly captivating. He did a lot of work for D&D in general and Dragonlance in particular.
  • There were three novels with three seasons: autumn, winter and spring.
    • Each cover had a dragon and one or more of the characters.
    • autumn had a female cleric with a magic staff and a red dragon.
    • winter had a female elf with a dragonlance, which kinda looks like a staff and a blue dragon.
    • spring had a red mage and staff and a green dragon.

Here are the the covers:

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On the other hand, there were no combination wizards, dragons and castles, though dragonlords were paired with dragons.

  • I have a few Elmore original sketches he did for me at GenCon in '83 - fantastic stuff – ivanivan Jan 13 '18 at 20:53

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