I have been complaining about the lack of Dragonlance content for several years now, and finally, when a new book arrives, I am not super enthused.
Going back to relive the time of the original Chronicles is not all that exciting, and I have a feeling they are going to Last Jedi Dragonlance.
Let’s hope I am wrong.
I am a little concerned that we will get more War of the Lance stuff. Moving Dragonlance forward would have been really great in my opinion.
That being said, I am just happy we get new books – eventhough I sound like grognard 😉
So, it looks like 2021 might have something good in store for us 🙂
Wizards of the Coast have announced the next trove of products that are now out of print. Unsurprisingly, there are three Dragonlance novels on the list
It’s the Mina trilogy for those that might not now, one of the last trilogies to ever be published in the Dragonlance settings.
Update: Looks like The Second Generation is also out of print.
My next target is the Dhamon saga by Jean Rabe. I have always detested the 5th Age and therefore I have mostly avoided it. However, for some odd reason, I have developed a weird interest 15 years after they stopped publishing the setting. Maybe I am just starved for some Dragonlance books.
I read Dragons of a New Age when it came out, but it was never a book that got me super interested in the 5th Age. However, I a, looking forward to diving a bit more into the Age of mortals and see if maybe I was mistaken when I discarded it.
Amazon is usually my friend during these endeavors, so let’s hope there are some European books stores that have these books.
Update: So, I have been going through Amazon, and so far each book will cost me around £20, which is a bit too much. I am going to my old bookstore tomorrow, so hopefully I can find them there, although I do not have high hopes.
I just finished reading The Lost Chronicles, and as usual I thoroughly enjoyed the series. True to form, I know wish Wizards still published Dragonlance books, and what if the published The Lost Legends? It would be a great way to begin a new era of novels by leveraging the old strengths of the series.
What would that series be about? Well, here’s my take
- What did Raistlin do during those two years between Chronicles and Legends?
- What did Raistlin do while he was in Istar, before and after he defeated Fistandantilus.
- What happend during Raistlin’s battle with Takhisis in the Abyss? This one is a less obvious than the others, but it could make for a seriously wild ride.
In all honesty, this idea might actually not be the best thing to do if one was to publish more novels. After the 5th age split the fan base, the last couple of books published, started to move the setting forward, and that might be the best way to create something sustainable,.