It is with great regret that the time has come for Zookie to close his Notepad for good. As anyone reading this will know, The Last Dragon Chronicles ended back in 2011, though people still write to me about the series to this day. The books have brought immense pleasure to so many people and hopefully will continue to do so for many years yet. Jay (my wife and co-creator of the series) and I would like to thank all of you for your heartfelt love and support.
If you want to ask me questions about the series, the best way is to drop me a line via the contact email address on my Icefire website. Or you can follow me on Twitter (@chrisdlacey) and I will reply to any queries there.
Just to finally answer a few common queries about the books. There is still no likelihood of a film(s) being made. We have had interest over the years, but nothing solid enough to get excited about.
I was inspired to write the series after buying a clay dragon at a craft fair. For a while, you used to be able to buy the dragons from the lady who made the one I bought, but she retired some years ago. So it's not possible to get the dragons anymore.
The Chronicles and the small spin-off series called The Dragons of Wayward Crescent are still commercially available from good book shops and online stockists. And you can also buy my latest Erth Dragons series, of course. All three books are available in the UK. Book 3, The New Age, comes out in North America in January 2019.
And finally, the twenty year anniversary of The Fire Within comes up in 2021. I am very keen to celebrate that in some way. I did ask my publisher if they might consider publishing a prequel to TFW. Sadly, they said no. But I may yet look at the possibility of self-publishing something, though I would have to have the approval of my publisher for it and that might halt the project before it even gets off the ground. So no promises - but I will look into it.
Once again, thank you so much for your love and support. The blog will officially close on May 24th. Until then, happy reading. HRRR!