Dragonlance authors confirm new novel trilogy after dismissing lawsuit
After months of lawsuits with rights holders Wizards of the Coast, Dragonlance developers Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman validated their brand-new trilogy of Dungeons & Dragons books is back on. About 2 weeks after Weis and Hickman dropped their claim versus Wizards, the authors’ agents revealed that the very first book in a brand-new Dragonlance series will get a publication date later on in 2021 — although it’s not ensured that the book itself will launch this year.
Last October, Weis and Hickman submitted a suit versus Wizards. The set declared breach of agreement, and requested for a jury trial and $10 million in damages. Court files mention that Wizards had actually approached them to protect an arrangement for a brand-new Dragonlance trilogy in 2018. The task had actually supposedly caused one finished manuscript with 2 more in production. Wizards supposedly informed the authors it would not be authorizing anymore drafts, which efficiently left them in limbo — not able to share their work or make money from it.
According to agents of Weis and Hickman, the 2 celebrations have actually fixed their legal disagreement however won’t share any additional information on the matter.
Weis and Hickman are the initial authors of The Dragonlance Chronicles, which introduced in 1984 — back when Dungeons & Dragons was still owned by TSR. It occurs in the high-fantasy world of Krynn, and has actually likewise generated an effective line of D&D experiences.
Del Rey Books, an imprint of Penguin Random Home, will release the brand-new books. The very first and 2nd books, provisionally entitled Dragons of Deceit and Dragons of Fate, respectively, are stated to currently be total. The brand-new books will include cherished characters from the Dragonlance Chronicles while presenting a brand-new lead character.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.