Friday, March 13, 2009

Dragons of the Hourglass Mage by Weis & Hickman

Dragons of the Hourglass Mage: The Lost Chronicles, Volume Three by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman is due to be released in Hardcover on August 4, 2009 (according to Amazon). I am sure this volume will prove to be a successful addition to the world of Dragonlance and further the Lost Chronicles series which started with Dragons of the Dwarven Depths (Book 1) & Dragons of the Highlord Skies (Book 2) back in 2006 and 2007.

I personally cannot wait to hear more in depth about Raislit Majere and why he dawned the black robes. I loved book 1 and 2 as it really fills in some of the gaps that Krynn offers. You have a lot of "OH!" moments when you realize why things happened the way they did in other novels or what was occuring whilst something else was. Truly amazing and I love then authors take on the task to "complete" their original works and flesh them out.

Here is an excerpt from the official press release on the Wizards of the Coast website:

Dragons of the Hourglass Mage is the concluding novel in the Lost Chronicles trilogy by Weis and Hickman and features many of the most popular characters from their extensive line of Dragonlance® books.

“Raistlin has always been my favorite character, yet even I didn’t foresee what would happen to him in Neraka until Tracy and I talked about it,” said Margaret Weis. “What he does is utterly true to his nature and absolutely right! I can’t wait to tell the story.”

“We are so pleased that we’ve reached agreement on the publishing schedule for this book,” said Casey Reeter, Vice President of Marketing for Wizards of the Coast. “We know how important this book is to the fans.”

“This is the book the fans have been waiting for,” added Tracy Hickman. “We’re delighted that we will be able to share it with them.”

Here is the most current book cover:

Here is the original artwork for the book cover created by Matthew Stawicki:

1 comment:

  1. I have not read these books, although I have some of their early ones. So much good stuff out there to read.