What is Dragonsbard?

What is Dragonsbard?


Available nowhere else! New York Times Best-selling Tracy Hickman with his wife and partner Laura Hickman, world-renown fantasy authors for over a quarter of a century are writing a fantasy novel exclusively by subscription only!


When you subscribe to Dragon's Bard's current subscription offering you will receive:

  • A new chapter each week! You can look forward to watching the story unfold each week as you receive a download file containing the edited and formatted text of a new chapter written exclusively for our subscribers.
  • Private Updates and Insights: What are the challenges and rewards of writing a serialization of a novel? Gain insights into the process through special communiques from the authors.
  • ... And the signed & numbered, first-edition limited hardback publication of the book! When the book subscription is complete, you will receive your own hardback, limited-edition copy of the book -- each one numbered and signed by the authors!

The current subscription offering is the second of three which will complete this series. Subscribers to this first book will have a priority opportunity to acquire positions in later book subscriptions in this series, thus insuring that when you subscribe now will be able to acquire the complete three-book set.

Order now ... once the subscription is sold out this offer will be closed.

We look forward to your joining us on our first adventures...

Purchase Options

Our exclusive limited edition, private printing of the Eventide books are ONLY available through Elite subscriptions. ACT NOW! Elite Subscriptions are LIMITED and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Complete Dragon's Bard Collection


Choose the 'Bill Me Later' option on check out and have 6 months to pay interest free!

Here is your last opportunity to purchase the entire collectible series at a discount. The first two books will be shipped to you on our next shipping date and you will have full access to the secure members-only website while the third book is being written. The final book will then be shipped to you -- signed, numbered with you as the registered owner -- upon completion of the book in 2013. THERE ARE ONLY TWENTY OF THESE SETS AVAILABLE! Orders for these complete sets will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Includes access to the secure website, downloads of Mordale chapters and the exclusive, signed and numbered hardback first edition printing of Mordale in the spring of 2013. Chapters will begin release in March of 2013.

*Utah State taxes (where applicable), shipping and handling will be added during checkout. Availability will be limited and this offer will end when our first edition allotment is sold.


Mordale Subscriptions

Having returned from Blackshore, the adventures in Windriftshire conclude this coming spring in Mordale. Melodi Morgan journeys to the great city to study at last the magic that her mother knew. But there is something strange going on beneath the paved surface streets of the city. Concerned for Edvard’s assistant, Able, Melodi travels back allies where few others dare to step. She discovers in the process that there is not just one Dragon’s Bard but an entire secret community of them … and that knowingly or otherwise they are all working toward a single, hidden purpose.

Mordale is the concluding take in the Dragon’s Bard series and we invite you to join us for it’s final chapters!

Join our crew early and experience the writing process from concept stage through the final printing of the book. Get to know the authors personally, experience the journey of writing the novel and come to know others in the Blackshore community as we take this voyage together.


Includes continued access to the secure website, downloads of Blackshore chapters and the exclusive, signed and numbered hardback first edition printing of Blackshores in the fall of 2011. Chapters will begin release in May of 2011.

*Utah State taxes (where applicable), shipping and handling will be added during checkout. Availability will be limited and this offer will end when our first edition allotment is sold.


(Mass Market Edition)

When a traveling bard stumbles into a dragon s den, he is forced to tell stories to the giant, fire-breathing menace or end up being eaten for lunch. When he runs out of stories to tell, he makes a deal with the dragon in exchange for his freedom, he will return with dozens more of tales of adventure, romance, and bravery. Reminiscent of Scheherazade and 1001 Arabian Nights, Tales of the Dragon s Bard is the story of a man s quest to collect the most exciting stories he possibly can, and Eventide is the first town he encounters. With Gossip Fairies, gnomes, a centaur farmer, and a blacksmith dwarf, those living in Eventide have enough going on to keep the Dragon s Bard busy and if he feels the need to liven up those adventures a bit with his own ridiculous plots . . . well, the dragon certainly won t mind, will he?

This is the mass market edition of the first book in the Dragon's Bard series by Tracy & Laura Hickman as published by Shadow Mountain Press. These copies are not part of the original, limited-edition printing done by the authors and, as such, does not include the original section break artwork pieces nor the recipe included in the limited edition -- both by Laura Hickman. The mass market edition is also distinguished in that it has different cover artwork. These are also NOT registered with the authors nor are they numbered.


Bard's Apprentice Package

Laura and I are offering a LIMITED number of copies of both the first and second book that includes:

  • One copy, signed and numbered, of our private printing hardback of 'Eventide': This is the same book you will be receiving as part of your original subscription. We have set aside a very limited number of these books exclusively for this package from our original run 500 copy limited printing.
  • One early, full subscription to 'Blackshore': This is the full Blackshore subscription experience with access to the Blackshore secure website, forums and participation in creating the novel and, as with the Eventide subscription, a signed and numbered copy of Blackshore will be mailed directly to you at the conclusion of the online release.

PLEASE NOTE that as this includes the shipping and handling for TWO books, your shipping charges will reflect the both books being sent to you.

Don't be left behind!

Bard's Apprentice Package: $99**


Includes one copy each of the exclusive first edition, private printing of 'Eventide' and 'Blackshore', signed and numbered by the authors.'

**Utah State taxes (where applicable), shipping and handling for BOTH books will be added during checkout. Availability will be limited and this offer will end when our first edition allotment is sold.