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Greetings, and happy Labor Day to American readers.

There is as yet no news from Tor, so at this point we can be fairly certain that Book Two will not be coming out this year, since it takes several months for a book to work its way through the production process, and I have not yet been asked for revisions.

The only bright spot in all of this is that Book Three should follow fairly closely on its heels, since it is half written.

Sorry not to have better news.

Date: 2016-09-08 02:04 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
1. In the last open thread, you mentioned that Harrier is a descendant of Kellen. I'd like more of an idea (if you already have one) of when Kellen's progeny joined the Gillain family. (Is it possible, e.g., that Tavadon is Divigana Gillain's maiden name? I concluded from reading Unchained that that surname is not popularly associated with Kellen by that time.)
2. Speaking of Harrier's family, was his Uncle Alfrin a Wildmage and/or was he directly prompted by the Wild Magic to give his nephew that Compendium of Ancient Myth and Legend?
3. If Harrier is descended from Kellen, does that mean Tiercel and Cilarnen are related in some way? (I've long had my suspicions on this subject, mostly fueled by the pair of unicorn statues outside the Rolfort townhouse.)
4. Were Tiercel and Ciniran falling in love before she was killed?
5. Did you, at any point, consider making Saravasse the dragon with whom Harrier would have to Bond? (I noted, reading Unchained, that they both shared a thirst for travel, if nothing else.)
6. I noticed multiple references in Crown of Vengeance to Macenor Telchi's Sword-Giver and Lady of Battles. Does this mean that the Selken civilization was influenced to some degree by ancient Elven culture?
7. If Crown of Vengeance included any references to House Malkirinath, I must have missed them. Does Jermayan's House not exist yet, or will his ancestors play any role in the forthcoming 2 books?
(On a side-note, looking above, it seems you conflated the spelling of the Golden City's name with that of one of the ancient Elven Houses.)

Date: 2016-09-11 01:59 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
To add on to 7. I got a reference that Jermayan is actually descended from Vielissar. Is this true? Is that part of the reason why Jermayan is considered wealthy among Elves?

I've also noticed other Elven house names referenced in the Obsidian Trilogy, like Cirandeiron. Nice to see that some names have survived the thousands of years of history between the 1st Endarkened War and the 2nd.

Date: 2016-09-11 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hey,
This is the user who submitted the above list of questions. The spelling error I referred to the other day was actually in the previous open thread, where he referred to Armethalieh as "Aramenthalieh." Were you perhaps thinking of the Elven House Aramenthiali, Mr. Mallory? (Incidentally, if I may be permitted one more question, I'd be interested to know if there's any connection between the two names.)

Date: 2016-09-20 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
What changes occurred to the Elven lifebond when they lost their greater magics? In Velissar's time, if one would die the other would be dead in under twenty-four hours. Yet when Jermayan was dying, it was said that Idalia had years of life left. Was the bond tied to the magic the Elves use to have?

Is Rune ever going to return?

Will Rune and Velissar ever get together?

Date: 2016-09-23 02:19 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
My guess about Rune and Viel is that it is going to happen. Not in the least because the ruling house of the Elves in the present day is known as Caerthalien.

Book two

Date: 2016-10-06 06:53 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Who do i write to at Tor to get this book published?!?? I am DYING to know what happens to Rune once he leaves his army!

Date: 2016-10-16 01:34 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Thank you thank you thank you for this information

Forthcoming:

The next book in the "Dragon Prophecy" series is Blade of Empire. It will be published by Tor Books on October 24, 2017.

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