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The concept of this series came out of my ruminations on the well-intentioned if misguided attacks on Dungeons & Dragons by evangelical Christians in the early 1980’s. It is essentially a ‘King Arthur’ story turned on its head — with magic being the dominant social force and technology considered a ‘dark and sinister art’.

Outlawed by the mage-priests of Thimhallen since the Iron Wars, the Ninth Mystery, called Technology, has survived only among society’s outcasts until a young man born without magic and a priest who is a catalyst of magical energy form an alliance that shakes their complacent and stagnant world. The authors of the “Dragonlance” series again demonstrate their talent for vivid world-crafting and strong characterization in a novel that will appeal to fans of epic fantasy. — Library Journal

3 thoughts on “Darksword

  1. Mr. Hickman,

    I have been reading your books since I was about 12 years old. I am a HUGE fan. My favorite trilogies are the Dragonlance Chronicles, and the Darksword Trilogy.

    I loved how you and Ms. Weis continued the tales of the Heroes of the Lance; some prior to the War of the Lance, and some after, with Legends Trilogy and the Tales anthology.

    Will there ever be more works in the Darksword setting? Perhaps a few anthologies, with short stories or novellas about things that happened early on. It would be truly fascinating and it may open your previous works to a whole new generation of Weis & Hickman fans!


  2. An amazing series of books! I love Simpkin! There was such a dark and foreboding draw to it, and yet the ending held me fast, smiling like a child that had just been given a great present. A wonderful journey, epic and one that I will enjoy over and over for the rest of my life. I just wish I could download it on my kindle, so I could read it everywhere I go!

  3. Truly an amazing story! I loved the intriguing characters and settines as a teenager, and they seem even more poignant to me today than they did back then.

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