Here Be Dragons: The Dragonfire Companion

Here Be Dragons: The Dragonfire Companion by Deborah CookeA strange and unusual thing has come to my attention, and as a result, I’ve decided to push back the publication of Here Be Dragons: The Dragonfire Companion. We’ve talked several times about the rights to my previously published works reverting to me—which means I can republish them in new editions. Well, to my surprise, the first eight Dragonfire books are getting closer to reversion. I think that if I hadn’t published Firestorm Forever in —and thus driven sales to the earlier books, each of which had a nice sales spike in May—then many of them would have reverted this summer.

I would love to have all of these books back under my management, and to republish them in new editions. The key to that is letting sales for the series slow and drop. So, instead of HBD being published this November as the culmination of the series, it will instead be the launch title when the books are republished in those new editions. I’ve no idea when that will be, so stay tuned for updates.

A Dragonfire Companion

As I’ve been working on Sloane’s book, Firestorm Forever, I’ve been re-reading all of my Dragonfire notes and all of the previously published Dragonfire novels to make sure I don’t miss any loose ends or links. (I’m going to read the Dragon Diaries again, too.) As a result of this, I’ve been building myself a great big reference file. I have a huge binder full of details and research, but this reference is focused on the world of Dragonfire, the terminology and the characters.

I’m quite enjoying the compilation of it, and have decided that I’ll publish it later in 2015 as A Dragonfire Companion. I’ll have a better idea of when it will be available after I get Sloane’s book done. I’m thinking that the publication might coincide with the publication of my next trilogy of books about the Pyr, which is tentatively scheduled for fall 2015. That would be best, IMO, to manage spoilers, as the details from that series would be included as well.

I hope this is something that interests some of you! I’m having fun with it.