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The Rest of the Story

by Tracy Hickman


As those who follow the history of Dragonlance are aware, the original Chronicles series was drastically cut for editorial and production purposes when it was originally written. 'Dragons of Autumn Twilight' was originally to have ended where 'Dragons of Winter Night' began - at the southern gates of the dwarven kingdom. Nearly half of the original story was, therefore, missing ... until now.

Rather than rewrite what, for many fans, has become a classic of fantasy literature, Margaret and I decided to produce a new trilogy - the Dark Chronicles - that told those parts of the original Chronicles that were lost 'between the pages' of that wonderful published work.

This is the announcement which I have been anxious to bring to you - and you are probably hearing it here first though it was announced to the trade publications earlier. While we quickly came to agreement on this project some months ago, working out all the details took longer than any of us expected. I must admit that I have been holding off on releasing the newsletter in anticipation that the announcement would be made any day now - which means that the newsletters have been held back for a few months. Now that the announcement can be made, we are all back on track. Both Margaret and I are delighted to be working together once more. Most exciting for Laura and I is the fact that the writing schedule for The Dark Chronicles will not impact either the writing or the release schedule for Laura and my 'Bronze Canticles' series.

For those of you who guessed that we were about to announce other projects such as a Dragonlance film or the final completion of the Starshield series, know that we are still pursuing those possibilities as well. For now, however, join with us in celebrating our return to the story we have so long loved and which we look forward now to sharing, at last, with all of you.

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