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D&D General Dragons of Deceit: Check Out the Dragonlance Novel Cover

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While we've known about the upcoming Dragonlance novel trilogy since October 2020, Margaret Weis has shared the wraparound cover of the first book in the new Dragonlance novel trilogy, Dragons of Deceit and confirmed the release date August 9th 2022.

As we've noted before, Weis & Hickman are using the brand "Classic Dragonlance" which features the older-style title banner.


Previous information indicated that the second book in the trilogy would be called Dragons of Fate.

Tracy Hickman shared some more information, including the book description which was revealed back in November.


It’s official! Dragons of Deceit by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, published by Del Rey, will be released August 9, 2022. We’re returning to old friends while introducing a new heroine to the classic world of Dragonlance. Our gift to you this holiday season is to share a first look at the cover!

Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman return to the unforgettable world of the New York Times bestselling Dragonlance series as a new heroine—desperate to restore her beloved father to life—sets off on a quest to change time.

Destina Rosethorn—as her name implies—believes herself to be a favored child of destiny. But when her father dies in the War of the Lance, she watches her carefully constructed world come crashing down. Not only does she lose her beloved father but the legacy he has left her: the family lands and castle. To save her father, she hatches a bold plan—to go back in time and prevent his death.

First, she has to secure the Device of Time Journeying, last known to be in the possession of the spirited kender Tasslehoff Burrfoot. But to change time, she needs another magical artifact—the most powerful and dangerous artifact ever created. Destina’s quest takes her from the dwarven kingdom of Thorbardin to the town of Solace and beyond, setting in motion a chain of disastrous events that threaten to divert the course of the River of Time, alter the past, and forever change the future.


Margaret Weis commented on the logo usage -- "We are so pleased that Wizards of the Coast permitted us to use the classic Dragonlance logo from 1984. The logo was designed by the TSR art director at the time, the late James Roslof, and was hand-painted by Larry Elmore."

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Ath-kethin

Elder Thing
The synopsis looks no goofier than many other Dragonlance books. And it probably bodes well for new Dragonlance game material, too.

Dragonlance novels by Weis & Hickman have historically served as a way to introduce and legitimize DL products for new D&D editions, at least since the.mid 90s.
 


Quick analysis-

1. The main character, who believes she has a destiny, is called Destina. Because of course she is.

2. The first MacGuffin, which is a Device for Time Travelling, is called ... um ... wait, the Device of Time Journeying? Oh boy.

3. And to secure the aptly-named Device of Time Journeying, she gets to encounter "spirited kender Tasslehoff Burrfoot." Please, no.


Look, I'm happy for Dragonlance fans. But this looks to be at the level of writing of the past books- terrible. Except worse, maybe? So, terrible-er. I'm out. Hope it's what the DL fans were waiting for, though!
The Device of Time Journeying already existed it's not a new thing. Tasslehoff has been in the series since the first book.
 



DaveMage

Slumbering in Tsar
Dragonlance books without Raistlin were boring, IMO. I'm guessing others feel that way too. Time travel can bring back Raistlin - and allow for ret-conning. If that happens, could be interesting. If Raistlin fails to appear - sucks! :)
 



Dragonlance books without Raistlin were boring, IMO. I'm guessing others feel that way too. Time travel can bring back Raistlin - and allow for ret-conning. If that happens, could be interesting. If Raistlin fails to appear - sucks! :)
Remember that brief period in the very late '80s and very early '90s when Raistlin was to D&D what Drizzt later in the '90s became? Pepperidge Farm remembers.

Also goddamn it Tasslehoff Burrfoot really? REALLY?!
 

Quickleaf

Legend
Quick analysis-

1. The main character, who believes she has a destiny, is called Destina. Because of course she is.

2. The first MacGuffin, which is a Device for Time Travelling, is called ... um ... wait, the Device of Time Journeying? Oh boy.

3. And to secure the aptly-named Device of Time Journeying, she gets to encounter "spirited kender Tasslehoff Burrfoot." Please, no.


Look, I'm happy for Dragonlance fans. But this looks to be at the level of writing of the past books- terrible. Except worse, maybe? So, terrible-er. I'm out. Hope it's what the DL fans were waiting for, though!
Don't worry, there will be plenty of bards represented to round it out and appease your well known high regard and adoration-bordering-on-crush for the swift-fingered minstrels. ;)
 

Giantrollorc

Explorer
Wow….that art sucks!! Landscapes are kinda cool but the characters are blocky/cartoonish garbage. I’m still gonna read it. Never judge a book by it’s cover they say…….hopefully.
 

blakesha

Explorer
Quick analysis-

1. The main character, who believes she has a destiny, is called Destina. Because of course she is.

2. The first MacGuffin, which is a Device for Time Travelling, is called ... um ... wait, the Device of Time Journeying? Oh boy.

3. And to secure the aptly-named Device of Time Journeying, she gets to encounter "spirited kender Tasslehoff Burrfoot." Please, no.


Look, I'm happy for Dragonlance fans. But this looks to be at the level of writing of the past books- terrible. Except worse, maybe? So, terrible-er. I'm out. Hope it's what the DL fans were waiting for, though!
I think the picture of the donkey pasted as reply to this fits best. But to explain. The situations that the character get into fits perfectly into Legends. The device was originally called the Device of Time Journeying, and it was in possession of said Tas during those books. I am excited to see what they do with the legends story
 


Eyes of Nine

Everything's Fine
I like that cover art. I like trees with villages in the branches. I like women wearing sensible clothes instead of chainmail bikinis.

I don't really like Kender, although Tasselhoff didn't bug me too much in the first trilogy. They are not a playable race though.
 




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