So being a hard core DL fan for 2 decades and read nearly all the books in the series (all I wanted to read), I started a quest to branch out into other series. I read all the Knaak series Dragonrealm, Joe Abercrombie's The First Law trilogy and now I found my way to The Dragonships series. Just purchased the first book and am really enjoying it thus far. I'm sure all the die hard DL fans have already read them but for anyone else that is lost like me, I recommend this book. Mind you I'm only 100 pages in, but it is after all Weis and Hickman, so I'm 100% confident in the series as a whole.