Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Krynn's a Small World After All

Occasionally I get emails from Dragonlance fans overseas, which is always nice but sometimes a surprise as I have not been able to keep track of all of the foreign editions of the books I've written. Sometimes translations are issued under different titles, and sometimes — especially when companies merge, or are sold, or Shit Happens — I'm just not told when a book is translated and released elsewhere.

So I thought I'd offer up the following synopses of my novels and put out this international call for help. Basically, if you've read or have seen a book with the following description, drop me a line. Make your subject line "Letters from Krynn" so your email won't end up in my box of mummified SPAM. Or leave a comment below.

PS. I'm not just looking for foreign editions. If you have bought one of the English language versions somewhere other than the US, let me know where. I'm going to create a quilt of flags and post it to the right, showing every country where my books are sold, English or otherwise.

So I'd love to hear from you, and maybe get a cover scan or even a copy of one of the foreign editions I didn't know I had.

The Rose and the Skull - Gargantuan dragons soar over Krynn, battling for control of the lands below. On the isle of Sancrist, the weakened Knights of Solamnia ask their old enemies the Knights of Takhisis, for help. But when the Grand Master of the Knights of Solamnia abruptly dies, the knights are challenged, while the secret of the Grand Master's death is kept by a lonely and frightened gully dwarf.

The Thieves' Guild - For three thousand years Palanthas has shone as a beacon to the world. Even now, ruled by the Knights of Neraka, she glitters in the night. Yet at the core of the gleaming city lies a dark center: the Thieves' Guild. Though the Dark Knights ruthlessly crushed the old guild beneath an iron heel, a stronger, darker guild has arisen, only to be challenged by a strange young freelance thief who claims to be the son of the hero Tanis Half-elven.

Conundrum - On a dark spring night, nine weeks behind schedule, the MNS Indestructible, a Class C Submersible Deepswimmer, departs Sancrist Isle with a crew of twenty tinker gnomes and a callous disregard for the inevitable. Armed with top-secret devices, this band of intrepid explorers sets out on a legendary journey to sub-navigate the continent of Ansalon and determine why very large rocks float. This is the story of a single member of that ignoble crew: Conundrum, the heroic gnome featured in Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman's best-selling War of Souls trilogy.

Dark Thane - War is brewing in Krynn once again, yet the young thane of the dwarves of Thorbardin, Tarn Bellowsgranite, defies tradition and seeks an alliance with the hill dwarves. Fundamentalist extremists within his kingdom plot rebellion and Tarn is forced to make the most difficult choice in his life - to retain his crown or save the life of his young son.

2 comments:

Jeff said...

Hoodyhoo! Already one response, from Spain.

THE ROSE AND THE SKULL is published as LA ROSA Y LA CALAVERA

THIEVES' GUILD is published as EL GREMIO DE LOS LADRONES

If you've seen these books in Spain or any Spanish-speaking county, please let me know.

Maybe I'll add a slideshow of flags or something.

The Soothsayer said...

Hey Jeff,

Just bought the Dark Thane from Korea. Was out of stock for some time but seems that it's back on sale now.