Copyright © 2011 by Doranna Durgin
Published by Blue Hound Visions at Smashwords
Original Copyright ©1998; first published by Baen Books
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As a book, Barrenlands has always been a bit adrift. It's a prequel to the CHANGESPELL SAGA with Dun Lady's Jess, but it wasn't marketed that way and not too many people picked up on the common factors between them. It was written to have a sequel, but things being what they are in the publishing world, that hasn't happened yet, either (although the chances of dramatically improved, thanks to e-publishing options!) So there it was, tossed out on the shelves with no apparent relation to the things with which it really had a rather deep connection.
This book is updated from the original publication in a spit-and-polish way. Because I couldn't resist, and I'm glad. I had a blast.