R. D. Henham is a scribe in the Great Library of Palanthas. As a high ranking member of the order of Aesthetics who run the library, R.D. has many important responsibilities. One of them is chronicling the dragon stories sent by Sindri Suncatcher. With so many stories to be written, Scribe Henham has asked several assistants to help. Rebecca Shelley is the assistant in charge of The Red Dragon Codex and Brass Dragon Codex.
I wanted to take a minute to thank you. I was fortunate enough to come across your books in a library search for children’s dragon books. I was very excited when I noticed it was tied to Wizards of the Coast as I have been a Dragonlance fan since I was a teenager.
My “stepson,” age 11, needed a book to read for a book report, he loves dragons. I read ahead of him and we share the story. He started with Silver Dragon Codex. He loved it and wants to read the whole series. I am really enjoying sharing the stories with him. As a new family it is helping us relate on some level. He was very excited to see there are more books coming and I am excited to discover a new world.
Thank you for such wonderful stories. Mostly, thank you for helping us find new common ground.
Hi Melody. That is so awesome that you got a chance to read the Silver Dragon Codex with your stepson. I really do think reading with children is a great bonding tool.
I’m lucky my 13 year old son still likes to read with me even though in other ways he’s very much turned into a teenage boy that doesn’t need or want his mother involved in every aspect of his life. LOL
Thanks so much for stopping by the website and leaving me a message. You just made my day. 😀
Im very excited to about your upcoming release of the Blue Dragon to unofficially follow up on the Codex series. I am about to finish up Martin’s “A Dance With Dragons” in the A Song of Ice & Fire series upon which I will likely jump into the final installment of Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle….I have a few other single book stories I may jump into thereafter to kill the time as I readily await your next release. I enjoy reading books of all genre’s but I must admit that fantasy is a guilty pleasure. I can still remember when I picked up my copy of “Bronze Dragon Codex” at a local Target store because I was drawn to the cover and deckled pages…..and of course the word “Dragon” this was the book that set the hook for me on the Dragon Codices in which I went out and found Red, Black and a few weeks later Brass when it was released. I am 26 years of age and am outside the target audience but was still quite impressed with how much the writing drew me in…I look forward to passing these books on to my children as they come of age.
Just out of curiosity have you given much thought as to what rules of thumb you will follow with your Blue, White & Copper dragons ? Will you still remain loosely related to the attributes given to the different species of chromatic and metallic dragons ? I am also crossing my fingers for a hardback release with the deckled pages that the early Codices were blessed with (I was disappointed when the codices went away from the deckled pages and foil plated color classification of each dragon) because as I said, it was the presentation that drew me to the books in the first place. All in all I am super excited to see this progress as I feel that your work in the Codices was some of the finest we have seen in the realm of dragons in quite some time. As much as I love Martin it seems that too many modern authors in fantasy are trying to emulate his style of ultra intricate political intrigue instead of harkening back to the golden age of fantasy adventure that your books have brought forth. Anticipation….
Thanks for stopping by the website, and for your praise of the Dragon Codex series. I’m so glad you like it. I’m currently working on the outline for the Dragonbound: Dragon Guide, which explains the dragons in the Dragonbound world. It will be released simultaneous to Blue Dragon, or maybe even a little before.
I’m tempted to jump right in here and tell all about the dragons of this world, in some ways they are very similar to the Codices dragons–the blue and white dragons in particular. In other ways the dragons in this world are much more varied and exotic. I have been gleefully in a state of creation and having more fun than probably should be allowed. However, since the dragons are still in a semi-malleable state of creation, I’d hate to post something here that might get changed later.
Here’s a brief introduction to the world:
Life started at Stonefountain. Near the bubbling fountain of power, the humans and dragons grew up together. Bound by blood, the two races became great and powerful. But with power came division. For not all were bound, and those with the power brought on by the bonding abused that power, subjecting all powerless ones to servitude. In time the servants rebelled against their masters. Their violent uprising left almost all the bonded dragons and humans dead. From that day on the races separated, fleeing from Stonefountain and claiming their own lands. Distrust and war grew up between humans and dragons. The humans, fearing the power of the dragon bond, killed all those born to bond with the dragons. But some survived.
I haven’t heard the final decision yet from the publisher on what format the books will be in. I think they’re considering ways to make the book the best price possible for the readers. I’m encouraging them to spare no expense on making the covers beautiful. With any luck they’ll have an inexpensive paperback version and a beautiful hardbound collectors edition. That’s what I’m hoping for anyway.
All the Best,
I wish there were more of them…
Thanks for stopping by my website. I hope you enjoyed reading the extra deleted scenes from Red Dragon Codex on the site. I’m glad you loved the book. I had a lot of fun writing it.
Although there are only the seven dragon books in the Dragon Codex series. I’m starting a new dragon series set in a completely different world with different characters. I think it might be called Dragonbound. But that name could change. Anyway, the first three books in that series will be Blue Dragon, White Dragon, and Copper Dragon. Blue Dragon is likely to come out from Wonder Realms Books about the middle of next year. Sooner if possible. I’ll announce it on my website and blog when it becomes available.
I was just wondering r u going to finish the Dragon Codex seris I love it and need to know what going to happen I finished to of the first books in a day and have found the last four But what i want to know is how will it end
Thanks for stopping by my website. I’m glad that you like the series. 😀
There are seven books in the series. Each is a separate adventure, with the execption that the puzzle Mudd fails to solve at the end of Red Dragon Codex gets solved when Mudd meets up with Hector again at the end of Brass Dragon Codex. but each storyline resolves at the end of each of the books, so you can read them in any order you like.
Here is a list of all the books in the series and links where you can buy them.
Red Dragon Codex http://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Codex-Deckle-Edge-Codices/dp/0786949252/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1307322369&sr=8-1
Bronze Dragon Codex http://www.amazon.com/Bronze-Dragon-Codex-Codices/dp/0786949309/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1307322428&sr=8-1
Black Dragon Codex http://www.amazon.com/Black-Dragon-Codex-Codices/dp/0786949724/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1307322491&sr=1-1
Brass Dragon Codex http://www.amazon.com/Brass-Dragon-Codex-Codices/dp/0786951087/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1307322519&sr=1-1
Green Dragon Codex http://www.amazon.com/Green-Dragon-Codex-Codices/dp/0786951451/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1307322546&sr=1-1
Silver Dragon Codex http://www.amazon.com/Silver-Dragon-Codex-Codices/dp/0786952539/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1307322586&sr=1-1
Gold Dragon Codex http://www.amazon.com/Gold-Dragon-Codex-Codices/dp/0786953489/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1307322617&sr=1-1
All together there were only 7 books published. Due to circumstances beyond R.D. Henham’s control the Blue, White, and Copper Dragon Codex books never got written.
No fault of Sindri Suncatcher who risked much to find the great dragons and bring us their stories, or R. D. Henham and her assistants who worked tirelessly to bring the stories to the world. Sindri’s notes for the final three books were burned when the Great Library of Palanthas was attacked by the dragon armies. Perhaps if you run into any of these dragons (blue, white, or copper), you could share your stories about them with us.
Wishing you the Best,