Dark Horse Books presents the varied adventures of the Famed Bard of the Midlands!

Dark Horse Books presents Rainier’s Legacy, a new fantasy prose short story collection by Chad Corrie (The Wizard King Trilogy, The Shadow Regent) with cover art by Dan Burgess. Rainier’s Legacy includes seven short stories set in Tralodren, a mystical world featured in Corrie’s Wizard King Trilogy. These new stories expand on the realm first explored in The Wizard King and serve as a perfect jumping point for both readers new to Corrie’s works and those already familiar with Tralodren.

Join Corwyn Danther, “Famed Bard of the Midlands,” as he faces off with halfling highwaymen, long-forgotten horrors, mystical encounters, conniving con men, and an old flame with some questionable machinations, along with a few other surprises in this short story collection.

With a mixture of humor, adventure, insight, and wonder, get ready to explore Tralodren in a whole new light. No epic struggles. No grand, glorious schemes. Just a pragmatically pacifistic bard and some of his varied adventures.

“I’m thrilled to be returning to Tralodren as there are so many more tales to tell, and the stories in this particular collection were such a joy to explore,” said Corrie. “I’m eager for other readers and fans to get a chance to explore them as well, discovering new insights and faces along the way.”

Rainier’s Legacy (304 pages) arrives in bookstores on September 24, 2024 and in comic shops on September 25, 2024. It is now available to preorder at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, your local comic shop, and indie bookstore for $19.99.

Praise for Chad Corrie:  

“Chad Corrie delivers a very promising start to an exciting epic fantasy saga filled with intriguing characters and unexpected twists.”—Richard Knaak, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

“Here be roaring monsters to be fought, characters who come vividly to life, and fell magic…A wild ride. Highly recommended.”—Ed Greenwood, New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Forgotten Realms

“This saga of faith triumphant belongs in larger fantasy collections.”—Library Journal 

“…spellbinding…”—Publishers Weekly

…incredible worldbuilding…[complex] characters…and various religions and histories that make you want to know more.”—Geek’d Out

“Lovers of swords and sorcery…will get quite a thrill out of this series…”—Southwest Book Reviews “Corrie excels by reimagining traditional fantasy stereotypes and making them believable.”—Mania