Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hourglass Mage Announcement

Posted on behalf of Margaret Weis


RENTON, Wash.—July 21, 2008 — Wizards of the Coast Inc., and New York Times Best-selling authors Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman today announced that Dragons of the Hourglass Mage is scheduled for a Summer 2009 publication.

Dragons of the Hourglass Mage is the concluding novel in the Lost Chronicles trilogy by Weis and Hickman and features many of the most popular characters from their extensive line of Dragonlance® books.

“Raistlin has always been my favorite character, yet even I didn’t foresee what would happen to him in Neraka until Tracy and I talked about it,” said Margaret Weis. “What he does is utterly true to his nature and absolutely right! I can’t wait to tell the story.”

“We are so pleased that we’ve reached agreement on the publishing schedule for this book,” said Casey Reeter, Vice President of Marketing for Wizards of the Coast. “We know how important this book is to the fans.”

“This is the book the fans have been waiting for,” added Tracy Hickman. “We’re delighted that we will be able to share it with them.”

About Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman began their long-lasting partnership in 1983 when both were employed at TSR, Inc. Weis was working as a new book editor at the time while Hickman was a game designer who had just proposed a series of Dungeons & Dragons® game additions he called Dragonlance. “It was our coming together as a partnership that breathed life into the characters and story of Dragonlance,” Hickman recalled. “Margaret brought dimension to the world. It was like seeing color for the first time.”

Weis and Hickman have been published extensively over the last 25 years, both jointly and separately, including such well known series as ‘The Rose of the Prophet’, ‘Darksword’, and ‘The Deathgate Cycle.’ They are currently working together on the development of a new world and fantasy series for Tor Books – “Dragonships”. To date, however, they remain best known for their work in the Dragonlance setting.

About Wizards
Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS), is a worldwide leader in the trading card game and tabletop roleplaying game categories, and a leading developer and publisher of game-based entertainment products. The company pioneered its categories with the globally recognized MAGIC: THE GATHERING and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS brands, and holds an exclusive patent on trading card games (TCGs) and their method of play. Wizards is also a leading publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous New York Times best-sellers.

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Dragonlance, Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. in the U.S.A. and other countries.

© 2008 Wizards

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