Today, Margaret Weis visits SciFiChick.com to discuss and offer a chance to win her latest book, Dragons of the Hourglass Mage!
Tell us a bit about your latest release, Dragons of the Hourglass Mage.
This is the last in the Lost Chronicles series, which fills in gaps in the story of Dragonlance Chronicles, which we wrote twenty-five years ago. This third book deals with the most popular character of that series, the wizard, Raistlin Majere. Raistlin has just taken the “black robes,” meaning he has decided to dedicate himself to Takhisis, Queen of Darkness. He travels to her capital city, only to find his dreams and ambitions come crashing down on top of him.
What inspires you?
People, historical events, books.
What is your writing process with Tracy Hickman?
Tracy says he writes the adjectives, I write the nouns and we vote on adverbs. Actually we work now as we worked twenty-five years ago. We write the synopsis together, then he does the leg work—walking the world—and I do the writing.
What books do you enjoy reading?
I have my favorite authors: Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Mary Renault, Alexander Dumas, Sir Author Conan Doyle, Chain Potok . . . so many!
Can you tell us a bit about how DRAGONLANCE came about?
Tracy and his wife, Laura, came up with the idea for a world where good and evil dragons fought and knights rode on the back of dragons. They developed this idea as they were driving across the U.S. from Utah to Wisconsin for Tracy to take a job at TSR, Inc. He presented the idea to the game design team and they developed the world that eventually became DRAGONLANCE.
Dragons of the Hourglass Mage is available now at bookstores everywhere.
About Dragons of the Hourglass Mage:
The Companions are back and the balance of Krynn is at stake, in the magnificent conclusion to the Lost Chronicles. The world celebrates Spring Dawning. The War of the Lance is nearing its end—for good or ill. Krynn’s future has been written. People think they know how the story ends. But one night and one fateful decision by Raistlin Majere may change it all. Dragons of the Hourglass Mage has already spent two weeks on the New York Times best-seller list since its August 4th release.
Courtesy of Wizards of the Coast, I have a giveaway copy of Dragons of the Hourglass Mage, by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman for five lucky winners!
Contest is open to U.S. residents. To enter, just fill out the form below.
Contest ends October 23. I’ll draw names on October 24, and notify winners via email.