Talislanta Lost Books returning

There are still a number of books that were part of the Talislanta Lost Books project still outstanding. If you’re unfamiliar, these were manuscripts that were commissioned, mostly by Morrigan Press, but were never published. While their authors did some editing, there’s nothing much else there but raw manuscript. In a few cases there are sample maps, notes where images should be placed, or simple artwork either commissioned (and paid for) by the individual authors or done by their own hands.

For a while, these manuscripts languished, forgotten and unknown to the fans of Talislanta. But then an interest was rekindled and many of them were gathered up, held in trust, waiting for a time that they could be released as free supplements. The original authors never received payment for these works, so donating them to the Talislanta community at large is a big commitment – forsaking the possibility of payment so that these works can at least be shared and enjoyed even if the creators never received anything other than gratitude from us, the Talislanta community.

But, as often happens, the Lost Books project eventually fell by the wayside. The goal of polishing all of the manuscripts into a similar format and style was not reached.

It has recently been decided, however, to release these works in their present raw state, unpolished and unedited. At some point in the future, if we can get them to a state that resembles the other Lost Books, then the links will be updated. But for now, know that new books will be showing up in the Lost Manuscripts page from time to time.

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