If you read the Editorial in our last issue, you’ll recall that I wrote about our desire to return to a balance of short stories as well as more lengthy serialized storylines. Although this issue continues the same three serials which appeared last time, I think you’ll still enjoy the stories presented here.
Although Max Khaytsus’ “Loren Armare 2″ is the second in a three-part series, each of his episodes is a complete story unto itself. Dafydd’s Talisman saga continues with the dramatic first installment of a two-part story which will be concluded in our next issue. And we finally get to the climax of Mark Murray’s “Magestorm” story arc in our final story. Each of these stories is particularly exciting and interesting, and I think you’ll enjoy reading them, whether you have been following these storylines for some time or are just checking us out for the first time. Of course, if you’re new to DargonZine, you may also want to go back and check out the previous chapters of these stories, as well.
And look for us to resume printing more standalone short stories in future issues. Our writers have been very busy, cranking out lots of great reading material, and I’m really excited about bringing it to you as soon as the issues are ready. We might also have a particular treat later in the year: an issue with five brand-new stories from six different writers (a couple of them are co-authored)! So there’s plenty of great fiction in the works. But for now I hope you enjoy the three great stories that we have for you in this issue.