Second Edition

Once upon a time I said in an interview that there was only a single word that I wanted to change in the whole of the nearly 700,000 words of the Stone Dance. How things change. For the Second Edition I have reduced the books by a quarter. As a more mature writer, it seemed to me that we could do without some of the excesses of my youth. More importantly, I took the time […]

First Edition

The First Edition of The Stone Dance of the Chameleon was published as a trilogy by Transworld/Bantam Press in the UK, by Tor in the US, by Klett-Cotta in Germany and Editorial Presença in Portugal. The Portuguese and German editions are still available, but I have pulled the English language editions because I wanted to produce a 2nd edition. Nevertheless the UK and US 1st editions are still widely available second hand. The UK and […]

The Chosen

This section supplies maps and diagrams that are relevant to Carnelian’s journey from the Hold to Osrakum, as described in The Chosen. I have separated these off so as to match the different legs of this journey: Hold—from the Island to arrival at Thuyakalrul, Naralan—from Thuyakarul to arrival at Nothnarlan, Nothnarlan to the entry into Osrakum. In this way you can, if you want, only look at the material that is relevant to where you […]

The Third God

For the Second Edition I have broken the Stone Dance into seven rather than three parts. The Second Edition is leaner and, in places, transformed. If you read the original trilogy, the experience of reading the Second Edition might be strangely resonant: for one thing, you and I have grown older, and this retelling may now be more to your taste. As for the practicalities, the re-editing is done, and the text is being proof-read. […]

The Mirror Breaks

For the Second Edition I have broken the Stone Dance into seven rather than three parts. The Second Edition is leaner and, in places, transformed. If you read the original trilogy, the experience of reading the Second Edition might be strangely resonant: for one thing, you and I have grown older, and this retelling may now be more to your taste. As for the practicalities, the re-editing is done, and the text is being proof-read. […]

The Darkness Under The Trees

For the Second Edition I have broken the Stone Dance into seven rather than three parts. The Second Edition is leaner and, in places, transformed. If you read the original trilogy, the experience of reading the Second Edition might be strangely resonant: for one thing, you and I have grown older, and this retelling may now be more to your taste. As for the practicalities, the re-editing is done, and the text is being proof-read. […]

The Chosen

For the Second Edition I have broken the Stone Dance into seven rather than three parts. The Second Edition is leaner and, in places, transformed. If you read the original trilogy, the experience of reading the Second Edition might be strangely resonant: for one thing, you and I have grown older, and this retelling may now be more to your taste. As for the practicalities, the re-editing is done, and the text is being proof-read. […]

About

This part of my site is in the way of the ‘making of’ the Stone Dance of the Chameleon and a companion work closely attuned to the reading of the story. I filled more than thirty notebooks of 50/100 pages with handwritten researches, and also with many diagrams. From that mass of material I have selected mostly diagrams – often just little sketches, some more carefully drawn – that I used to better understand some structure, artefact, […]