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Melanie Rawn


USA flag (b.1954)

aka Ellen Randolph

Melanie Rawn is the three-time Locus Award-nominated author of the bestselling Dragon Prince trilogy, the Dragon Star trilogy, and the Glass Thorns trilogy, which includes the novels Touchstone, Elsewhens, and Thornlost. She graduated from Scripps College with a BA in History and has worked as a teacher and editor. Rawn lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.
 

Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction
 
Series
Dragon Prince
   1. Dragon Prince (1988)
   2. The Star Scroll (1989)
   3. Sunrunner's Fire (1990)
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Dragon Star
   1. Stronghold (1990)
   2. The Dragon Token (1992)
   3. Skybowl (1993)
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Exiles
   1. The Ruins of Ambrai (1994)
   2. The Mageborn Traitor (1997)
   3. The Captal's Tower (2009)
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Spellbinder
   1. Spellbinder (2006)
   2. Fire Raiser (2009)
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Glass Thorns
   1. Touchstone (2012)
   2. Elsewhens (2013)
   3. Thornlost (2014)
   4. Window Wall (2015)
   5. Playing to the Gods (2017)
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Novels
   The Rushden Legacy (1985) (as by Ellen Randolph)
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Series contributed to
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Melanie Rawn recommends
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A Queen in Hiding (2020)
(Nine Realms, book 1)
Sarah Kozloff
"A deft and exciting beginning to what I am sure will be a really gorgeous saga."
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A Natural History of Dragons (2013)
(Memoir by Lady Trent, book 1)
Marie Brennan
"Her Ladyship is a determined and canny woman in search of dragons--I wholeheartedly approve!"
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The Briar King (2002)
(Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, book 1)
Greg Keyes
"A gorgeous work of deep intrigues and exciting characters, and action to leave the reader breathless. The Briar King belongs in every fantasy collection."

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Anthologies containing stories by Melanie Rawn
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Epic (2012)
Legends of Fantasy
edited by
John Joseph Adams
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Daw 30th Anniversary Science Fiction Anthology (2002)
edited by
Sheila E Gilbert and Elizabeth R Wollheim
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Daw 30th Anniversary Fantasy Anthology (2002)
edited by
Sheila E Gilbert and Elizabeth R Wollheim

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Awards
John W. Campbell Best Book nominee (1989) : Dragon Prince
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1997) : The Golden Key


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