D&D General New Summary and Release Date for 'Dragons of Deceit'

There's a new Amazon Kindle page for Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman's new Dragonlance novel...

There's a new Amazon Kindle page for Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman's new Dragonlance novel, Dragons of Deceit with a release date of August 9, 2022.

There has been an older Amazon page for the book for a while, with a now-expired release date of July 2021. The existence of the new trilogy from the Dragonlance Chronicles authors was revealed in 2020 when they initiated a lawsuit against WotC for breach of contract.

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The book description reads as follows (typos are on the actual Kindle page):


The first new Dragonlance novel from Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman in over a decade, and featuring fan-favorite characters from the iconic first two trilogies, Dragonlance Chronicles and Dragonlance Legends--books that brought a generation of readers into the fantasy fold.

Destina Rosethorn--as her name implies--believes herself to be very much a favored child of destiny. But when her father dis in the War of the Lance, her carefully-constructed world comes crashing down. Not only does she lost her beloved father, but the legacy he has left her: a wealthy fiance, and rule over the family lands and castle. With nothing left in the world to support her but wits and determination, she hatches a bold plan: to secure the Device of Time Journeying she read about in one of her father's books and prevent her father's death.

The last known holder of the Device was one of the Heroes of the Lance: the free-spirited kender, Tasselhoff Burrfoot. BUt when Destina arrives in Solace--home not only to Tas, but to fellow heroes Caramon and Tika Majere--she sets into motion a chain of events more deadly than she had ever anticipated: one that could change not only her personal history, but the fate of the entire world, allowing a previously-defeated evil to once again gain ascendancy.

 

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I'm pretty sure DL is going to get the Ravenloft treatment, or more: More than one product, with the focus on an updated/rebooted version of the core story, which, in this case, are the DL modules. --- So that the product identity is as well-defined as can be without creating a straight-up complete reboot. (...In this case, because the novels are the important sales item, not the premise/scenario.)
 




WotC should try to have got the best possible relation with W&H because theses are too important as "brand" to promote the revival of Dragonlance franchise.

The setting is too linked with the famous heroes of the lance, and this is a double edged sword, because these are perfect to sell action figures, merchandising products, skins in Fortnite, .... but to publish new spin-off are more difficult. There is not too much space for parallel stories. The heroes of the lance have got too much prominence because practically only them are who are saving the day.

And the setting need some retcons to allow space for interesting stories before and after the war of the lance.

* Off-topic: Has got WotC anything like White Wolf/Onyx Path "Dark Path" to allow fiction by the fanbase? Something like DriveThruFiction and DriveThruComics but with the D&D licence.
 

WotC should try to have got the best possible relation with W&H because theses are too important as "brand" to promote the revival of Dragonlance franchise.

The setting is too linked with the famous heroes of the lance, and this is a double edged sword, because these are perfect to sell action figures, merchandising products, skins in Fortnite, .... but to publish new spin-off are more difficult. There is not too much space for parallel stories. The heroes of the lance have got too much prominence because practically only them are who are saving the day.

And the setting need some retcons to allow space for interesting stories before and after the war of the lance.

* Off-topic: Has got WotC anything like White Wolf/Onyx Path "Dark Path" to allow fiction by the fanbase? Something like DriveThruFiction and DriveThruComics but with the D&D licence.

Shockingly no D&D deal with Drivethrufiction or Drivethrucomics, not yet, honestly I don't know why, it would take next to no effort on their part, and could make plenty of money.
 

Considering how D&D 5E has done away with most logos save for the Ampersand and MTG Logo, if they ever make a 5E Dragonlance book it's likely to be the same font as every other 5E book and ignore the old (and now classic) Dragonlance logo.

This was a huge mistake, D&D settings are subsets of the D&D brand yes, but they are also brands in their own right, such as the Forgotten Realms that has piles of none D&D games and other media. There are fans of FR and DL that have no interest in D&D.
 


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