Kristen Britain’s Green Rider series has been beloved—and a bestseller—in epic fantasy for nearly two decades. Through six books to date, the saga of Karigan G’ladheon, a magical messenger to the high king of Sacordia, has only grown in complexity and intrigue, becoming one of our favorites along the way.
The sixth book, Firebrand, was released in early 2017, but fans won’t have to wait too much longer before they return to Sacoridia. This fall, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Green Rider, DAW Books is releasing The Dream Gatherer, a collection of two new short stories and a novella set in Karigan’s world—and even better, the stories will be illustrated but none other than the author herself. It also includes the series backstory, penned by Britain, and an introduction by author Julie E. Czerneda.
Today, we’re showing off the cover art, featuring the work of series mainstay Donato Giancola, as well as two of Britain’s interior illustrations. Check them out below the catalog copy. The book is available for preorder now, and will be released October 23, 2018.
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the New York Times bestselling Green Rider series, this short volume introduces readers to new sides of Sacoridia in two new short stories and a novella.
The Dream Gatherer
Dreams can be dangerous. A visit with the eccentric Berry sisters turns dangerous when an arcane device is discovered in their house that can summon dreamers through their dreams, and one of them is a nightmare.
Finding peace during the Long War. Raised in an orphan camp, Green Rider Danalong has known only war and strife, until a shipwreck leaves him stranded on a mysterious island.
“Linked, on the Lake of Souls”
A story of friendship within a story of friendship. In the sixth volume of the Green Rider series, Firebrand, a wounded Karigan G’ladheon asks her friend Estral to tell her a story to take her mind off her pain. This is that story.
The book includes illustrations and backstory on the creation of Green Rider by the author, and a special introduction by award-winning science fiction and fantasy author Julie E. Czerneda.
Here is the cover art, by Donato Giancola:
And here are two of the interior illustrations: