Friday, May 18, 2012

New Dragon Book Update

Dear readers,

It's been five months since Light of Requiem, the third Song of Dragons novel, was released.  Since then, many of you have emailed me to ask about a fourth novel.  I deeply appreciate the time you took to read the books and contact me.  Every email from you made my day!  It's now time to post a dragon update.

As you know, Song of Dragons features a story arc with three clear acts, each contained within its own novel.  At the end of Light of Requiem, the story arc is complete.  I spent a lot of time thinking about a fourth book – reawakening the characters for another Song of Dragons adventure.  The fourth book would have begun a new story arc  –  a second cycle within the same series.

Ultimately, I decided to do something a little different.  You, the readers, would be best served not by a fourth Song of Dragons book, but a whole new dragon trilogy.

This new trilogy will still be set in Requiem – the same "world" as Song of Dragons.  But it will be set years later.  It will feature a new cast of characters – the descendants of the heroes from Song of Dragons.  It will tell a new story, one independent of Song of Dragons.  I've tentatively named this new trilogy Dragonlore (a title that might still change).  I will complete the first volume this summer.

Fans of Song of Dragons need not worry.  Dragonlore will feature all the things you (hopefully) enjoyed about the first trilogy – epic battles, noble heroes, vicious villains, darkness and light, and of course... lots of dragons.  And if you haven't read Song of Dragons, you'll be able to read Dragonlore too; it will assume no prior knowledge.

Keep your eyes open for new updates.  I'll post more information over the next few weeks.  The new novel itself will be ready this year.  I can't wait for you to read it.

Thank you again, dear readers.  Your support keeps these books coming.  I'm forever grateful to you.