Dragonships

by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman

Welcome to the World of Dragonships!

Skylan Ivorson is a sea-raider of the Vindras and eventually becomes the Chief of Chiefs of all Vindras clans, an honor he truly feels he deserves as one who has been blessed by Skoval, the god of war.

But sometimes a blessing is a curse in disguise.


Book 1: Bones of the Dragon

Skoval and the other ancient gods are under siege from a new generation of gods who are challenging them for the powers of creation… and the only way to stop these brash interlopers lies within the mysterious and hidden Five Bones of the Vektan Dragons.

It will be up to the Vindras people, as the dragon-goddess’s champions, to undertake the quest to recover all Five. The fate of the Old Gods and the Vindras rests on their recovery–for this is not only a quest to save the world. It is also a quest for redemption.

Filled with heroes and heroines young and old and exotic adventure in a magic-forged world, this is a series that fully illustrates the mastery of world-building and storytelling that has made Weis and Hickman into the bestselling fantasy co-authors of all time.

Book 2: Secrets of the Dragon will be available in 2010. This will be followed by four additional books in this series.

45 thoughts on “Dragonships

  1. I’ve been reading your novels for a long time. “Swagger” Really!!!! “Swagger” I was able to read this in about 5 hours. Normally it takes twice that long. The books was short and the type was larger than your normal books. Whats up with that? Any idea when the next one comes out?

  2. Clinton – I am a writer myself, not had the success apparently of these other authors, but I do not accept the same inconsistencies and mistakes in my own work…

    It is taking the art of writing and readers for granted.

    I hope this is not the case with this series, but I find this time and time, and yet time again with supposedly bestselling authors.

    Is Bones of the Dragon the first book in the entire series of just the first of a trilogy?

  3. Love all your books, have many on my shelves. But I hate to say that I’ve almost lost interest in this series having to wait so long between books. Book 3 is to be out soon, but at a rate of almost two years between books I’ve forgotten all about the previous ones and I don’t have the time to go back and reread. Maybe in about 6 years when they are all done I’ll pick up the series in one of those box sets. Still a fan though…

  4. Wiki says books 5 and 6 are cancelled? Is this true? Please say it isn’t i’m really in to this story. Looking forward to book 4. Thanks for all your stories, i’ve passed many hours in the lands you create!

  5. just finished reading book 3 couldn’t put it down! I know it just came out but how far away is book 4? and are books 5 and 6 really cancelled?? 🙁 (source from Wikipedia)

  6. I am hearing book 3 is looking at spring of /12 now 🙁
    but it will be worth it!

  7. whene comes the 3e book of this amazing serie?
    i want to read more and i cant wait!!!

    • I cant wait to read a 3 book of this series:) Whene it comes?:)

      • It is with the editor right now. I don’t have a release date yet but will let you know when I do!

        • Really looking forward to it Tracy. I have no idea how long the editing process takes, and no one I ask knows either. But the series has been exciting!!

          Does anyone know if the other to Torgan ships are destroyed? I thought we’d here more in book 2. I was wondering if those others are sailing around somewhere or if they sunk.

  8. Clinton Bridges says:

    So is it just me or has anyone else noticed that the description of “Bones of the Dragon” states that Skoval is the god of war when it is in fact Torval? Skoval is the god of night and the moon. Kinda seems like a big mistake! Maybe it’s just me though.

  9. I got a lot of your books Tracy, they’re all amazing!

    I’ve wondered a few things though.

    Humans seem to always be written to be such a lowly race, and it seems you always mention humans as being physically ugly, when the dyrads & elves I see in pictures are not all that much different in looks to an attractive human.

    Humans also didn’t help the elves (sorry to spoil for anyone), in the War of the Souls series even though as humans here Canadians and Americans have often gone to the aid of other countries. Why do we see more of the negative?

    Just wondering, not meaning to harp, I get it to point, humans do mess a lot of stuff up.

  10. I just came across the Dragonships series. I own many books that you have already written, and while I will agree that this book was good, and I do look forward to getting the next one and catching up with the other fans. I do have to note, I was a bit disappointed and taken aback to find the ‘f’ word in this novel. I had come to expect a certain level of, I don’t know, just a certain tone to your books.

  11. Just finished the 2nd in two days. Great cliff hanger. I hope the 3rd will be soon. This series reminds me of the first Dragonlance as I couldn’t put it down. The Chloe sidebar was an interesting character buildup for both characters and Gods. Hope to see the 3rd one soon. Thanks

  12. When is third book come out ? I’m dying for it!!

  13. Is this Book 3? I can’t find any other information or even a description on this site.

    http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/Dragonships-Of-The-Vindras/9780765359278-item.html?ref=item_page:richrel

  14. Such a great series so far!!!! I just finished the second book and Now I can barely wait for the third!!!! Hope you and Margaret encounter smooth sailing on your efforts to bring us more tales of the greatest Chief of Cheifs!!!!

  15. I read both books and they are amazing! I love how you created Wolfe as such a curious critter, I’m so excited for the 3rd book, is there a name or a date of the release of it? I can’t wait to find out what happens

  16. Woot! That’s great to hear, Mr. Hickman. No rush on the third novel though; I’m sure it’ll be worth the wait. One thing I especially enjoyed in beginning the series was reading about Skylan digging himself into a deeper hole as the first novel went along.

  17. David E. Mize says:

    Just wanted to let you know that all of your books either on your own or with Margaret Weis have always thrilled me. The one book I read cover to cover was Dragonlance: Dragons of Spring Dawning while I was in the United States Navy on four hour watch in a parking lot no less. I read the book in four hours. I was so surprised by this.
    Also thank you creating such wonderful worlds for us to travel to and experience.
    Looking forward to the 3rd book in your Dragonships series.

  18. Wm Williamson says:

    What comes after Secret of the Dragon? Is it out yet?

  19. I loved these books. It really picked up in the second one, and I can’t wait until the next comes out. BTW when will that be? I’m eagerly waiting.

  20. Caylon DePalma says:

    Mr. Hickman,

    Just finished Bones of the Dragon and just purchased Secrets of the Dragon, and I love these works. I have been reading your novels starting with the Dragonlance:Chronicles Series, and I really rate this as an even more in-depth saga. You can really see how you and Margaret Weis have come into your own as authors and grown in your character and plot development skills since those early days (which, by the way, were successful inspirations to my avid readership of literature past and present).

    I just wanted to thank you for writing, for sharing your imaginitive creativity on the medium of paper, and to encourage you to get those other novels in the series out soon! I am truly excited to continue this saga of our nordic heroes and friends!

    -Caylon

  21. Cursing is needed. It puts emphasis on emotions and just helps define a character.

  22. Can’t wait for next book!!!! When is it coming out? HUGE fan!!! My husband got me hooked on all your books. But this is my favorite (even without Raistlin)!

  23. Tim Ellebruck says:

    Renae, may I suggest starting with the Deathgate Cycle. In my opinion this is the best series they have written, although you will not be disappointed by any other works.

    Tracy, I have been an avid reader since the first release of the Dragonlance series. Thank you and Margaret for many years of engrossing and purely pleasurable reading.

  24. This was my first introduction to your books, Mr. Hickman, and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am going to look for your Dragonlance books and go back from there. Thanks for this opportunity to correspond with the author, which I would love to do with many of the other books I’ve read!

    ~Renae

  25. Kendall Smith says:

    I am not sure if I forgot or missed something in the book, but is Torval and Skoval the same person? Because…it seems that way. Maybe I am just confused.

  26. I think that it was the right word for Horg to use to emphasize the violence without expanding on the details in that scene with Draya.

  27. Steven Pugh says:

    I totally understand the collaboration issue and not having total control. I think my words may have come across harsher than I meant them to. I definitely was not trying to judge you or put you on the defensive, I was just taken by surprise early on in the book. I have always really enjoyed the books that you and Margaret Weis have written together (I think I have every Dragonlance book you two wrote). I am a huge fan and will continue to be. Thanks!

  28. Mr. Hickman, as a fellow LDS member, I have always enjoyed your novels precisely because they had very little cursing in them. I am about a quarter of the way through “Bones of the Dragon” and have been very disappointed with how much language there has been. The sad part about this is that it is not needed to make the book enjoyable and entertaining. I hope that the next book in the series has a lot less language or this is one huge fan of yours that will not be reading it. Thanks.

    • And thank you, Steven for your comments. One of the realities of collaboration is that one does not have complete control over all aspects of a manuscript. While in my own books — especially of late — I strive to keep all cursing strictly limited if not completely absent from the text.

      I can report that such cursing as seems to concern you is markedly diminished in the second book which is about to come out.

      Beyond that, I can only assure you that anything penned exclusively by myself or myself and my wife in partnership, will most certainly live up to your standards and expectations.

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