Pre-Order Now: Dragonsbane

Pre-Order Now: Dragonsbane

Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly has landed at Grim Oak Press.

This should come as no surprise to any of you. When I decided to expand our line-up, the first signed and limited books I wanted to produce were those that influenced my reading habits as a teenager. Along with Hambly's Darwath trilogy, Dragonsbane has long been one of those foundation books.

It first drew my attention due to the Del Rey Books logo on the spine and the beautiful Michael Whelan cover artwork. But what's within its covers is what really matters, a compelling story of a witch, a lord, and a dragon. Conflict is rife throughout the tale of Jenny Waynest and John Averson. But what makes it such a great story to me is the non-stereotypical dragon, Morkeleb the Black. All three characters are fully-formed and complex. It really is a masterpiece on many levels.

I'm not the only one who read this book and fell in love with it. A young Brandon Sanderson read it around the same time I did. He also considers it one of the his foundational books. You will be able to read his thoughts in a new introduction.

The Grim Oak Press edition of Dragonsbane will be signed by Barbara Hambly, original artist Michael Whelan who is supplying some additional art (we will know more about this soon), as well as Brandon Sanderson. A triple-signed book by three masters of the genre. It's pretty awesome.

Here are direct links to the editions:

Also, Isaac Stewart will be supplying a brand new map for these editions. You may recognize him as one of the assistants for Brandon Sanderson as well as the cartographer on the Tad Williams The Witchwood Crown's new Osten Ard map.

Do not pass up this fantastic opportunity to have this amazing book signed by these fantasy legends, a rare book indeed. Because when they are gone, they are gone forever.

Magic Always,

Shawn Speakman
Publisher & Editorial Director

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