Author Topic: Melanie Rawn  (Read 3687 times)


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Melanie Rawn
« on: April 08, 2011, 04:04:27 pm »
"Hurog" means dragon, so I am very surprised to see that we don't have a thread on Melanie Rawn.

Her first six fantasy novels were set in a world featuring both humans and dragons. Alas, that series seems to have come to an end, but the books remain. Divided into two sets, they are best read in order.

Dragon Prince Trilogy:
Dragon Prince, 1988
The Star Scroll, 1989
Sunrunner's Fire, 1990

Dragon Star Trilogy:
Stronghold, 1991
The Dragon Token, 1993
Skybowl, 1994

Her other fantasies have no dragons but are well done and worth reading, often featuring new magical worlds and methods. She suffered a major health problem which prevented her from finishing some of her series, and I don't recommend that you read those, the sudden stop will only disappoint you.

A stand-alone with a sequel scheduled:
The Golden Key, 1996 (with Kate Elliott and Jennifer Roberson)
The Diviner to come out (August 2011)

Time will tell if she remains a successful fantasy writer, since her illness she has been struggling, and it's too soon to know.

Her unfinished works:

The Ruins of Ambrai, 1994
The Mageborn Traitor, 1997
The Captal's Tower (forthcoming, date/year unknown)

Spellbinder (Urban fantasy series):
Fire Raiser
Book Three (cancelled)
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Re: Melanie Rawn
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 11:19:23 am »
I went and put her into my remember this list at the library. :)

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Re: Melanie Rawn
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2011, 08:33:52 am »
A friend gave me several of her books, but I haven't gotten around to reading them, yet.
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