3rd Era Novels

Dragondoom

A thousand years before the Winter War, proud Elgo, valiant prince of the hard-riding, hard-fighting Vanadurin, and his warband defeat the seemingly invincible dragon Sleeth. The fabulous wealth in the drake's lair is brought home amid great rejoicing. But little did they realize that there was more in their bounty than gems and gold - death for noble and peasant, war between Man and Dwarf, strife and destruction beyond reckoning. And in the midst of disaster wings the greatest dragon of them all, Black Kalgalath, in league with the evil wizard, Andrak, to avenge Sleeth's death and claim the Dragon-cursed hoard.


Against this unholy alliance two sworn enemies each set forth to find the legendary silveron warhammer that could chellenge even these two terrible foes. But neither Elyn of Jord nor Thork of Kachar could know of the perils that lay ahead ... perils to life, and limb, and heart.


Yet even had they known that their trek would end in the clutch of death, they still would have gone, for it was their destiny to face the Dragondoom.

Dragondoon 2002 / 2013

A thousand years before the Winter War, Elgo, valiant prince of the Vanadurin, defeats the seemingly invincible Gragon Sleeth. The fabulous wealth in the drake's lair is brought home amid great rejoicing. But little does anyone realize that there is more in the bounty than gems and gold - death for noble and peasant, war between Man and Dwarf, strife and destruction beyond reckoning. In the midst of disaster wings the greatest Dragon of them all, Black Kalgalath, in league with the evil wizard Andrak to avenge Sleeth's death and claim the Dragon-cursed hoard. Against this unholy alliance, two sworn enemies each set forth to find the legendary silveron warhammer that can challenge even those two terrible foes. But neither Eltn of Jord nor Thork of Kachar forsees the perils that lie ahead - perils to life and limb and heart....

 

The story of the War of the Usurper, available now!


For more than a hundred years, a bitter dispute over how the High King had been selected simmered in the dark halls of the royal family whose line had not been chosen. They held fast to their anger and bitterness through generations.

Finally one of their sons, Arkov of Garia, seized the throne through treachery and by force of arms, claiming it as rightfully his. But in his haste to see the king and queen slain, Arkov failed to confirm the death of the young prince, Reyer, who was spirited away to safety.

On a distant and mysterious island ruled by elves, where he was raised and trained by a trusted Captain of the slain High King, Reyer has now come of age. He has learned of his lineage—and those loyal to the bloodline of the true High King have rallied to his side.

And though the forces of his enemy are far superior, Reyer will gather an army and lead them against the Usurper—to gain back the crown and kingdom stolen from him and to restore Mithgar to its rightful rule.

4th Era Novels

The Dark Tide - Book One of the Iron Tower Trilogy

When legends wake and shadowlight cloaks the land, will the master of evil return to rule? Long ages has the Dark Lord slumbered. But now he is stirring again, his Power building to new heights, dimming the very sun, waking legends to walk the land. It is the long-feared time of reckoning! Galen High-King of Mithgar, sounds a desperate call to the Warrows of the light. And Tuck and his fellow Warrows - small but doughty fighter with the gift of Sight - join with the ever-growing army of Dwarves, Elves, and human warriors to stem this deadly tide of destruction. The final conflict has begun...

Shadows of Doom - Book Two of the Iron Tower Trilogy

The winter war had begun... At Gunnaring Gap, the valiant Riders of Valon began their charge. And though Challerain Keep lay in ruins and butchery had led to the capture of Princess Laurelin, heroes strode forth from the ranks of Men, Elves, Warrows, and Dwarves to turn the tide of doom. And across the land ruled by unnatural dark, freedom flickered and burst into flame...

The Darkest Day - Book Three of the Iron Tower Trilogy

The destined hour has come... It is the time foretold, when Dark Liege Gyphon will return from exile to subdue all creation to his vile domination. In the Iron Tower, Modru works his magics to summon his implacable lord. And across Mithgar, the Warrows of the Light are massing for their final assault on the Powers of Dark. Men, Elves, Dwarves, and doughty Warrows, their state is desperate but their courage is high. For if they fail, there comes the unending Darkest Day. If they succeed, all will see the dawn of a New Age of legend and glory...

The Iron Tower Omnibus Edition

Changes and Corrections in The Iron Tower Omnibus Edition


In case you are wondering, the changes made in the omnibus edition of The Iron Tower are:


a) New foreword


b) Clean up a few grammatical things, as well as some typos, and a mental error: E.g., "all right" instead of "alright", and correcting an old slip-of-the-mind error I made when I should have written "east" instead of "west" during one of Brega's conversations


c) Some changes are to take a bit of the "cardboard" out of Modru: in particular, eliminating his hissing laughter and making his initial appearance in the story a bit more sinister, as I did in Tales of Mithgar


d) And some changes are to bring The Iron Tower into agreement with the later books: e.g., the Gjeenian penny summons from the High King as per Hèl's Crucible; a better description of Laurelin's entrance into the Modru's throne chamber and his appearance (similar to Tales of Mithgar); also giving an explanation for the "renegades" among Dragons and Mages, as per The Dragonstone; and including a mention of the Elvenship Eroean in the final battles of the Winter War, as per Silver Wolf, Black Falcon


-Dennis

Chronology of Mithgar

1E 9252: The Dragonstone

1E 9574: Voyage of the Fox Rider

2E 2195: The Hel's Crucible Duology

3E 1602: Dragondoom

3E 1986: Stolen Crown

4E 2018: The Iron Tower Trilogy

5E 231: The Silver Call Duology

5E 989: Eye of the Hunter

5E 1009: Silver Wolf, Black Falcon

6E 1: City of Jade

McKiernan Info

11/6/12 - At the Edge of the Forest (a parormal-mystery-romance)

1/17/13 - Strange Reflections (All of Dennis' anthologized short stories)

12/3/13 - Dragondoom (ROC reissue)

2/4/2014 - Stolen Crown (3rd Era Mithgar, War of the Usurper, hardcover)

4/2014 - Shadowtrap (a Black Foxes adventure, re-release of Caverns of Socrates)

? - Shadowprey (a Black Foxes adventure, sequel to Shadowtrap)

? - Jezebel (a ghost story)

? - Lord of the Ravens

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