The Poetry of Hagenspan

Each one of the books of the Hagenspan Chronicles
is preceded by a poem
that seeks to establish a mood for that book,
or expand upon one of the characters' temperaments.

There have also been poems written for the future project
The Found Tales of Hagenspan;
they are included in this list
where they would fit chronologically in Hagenspan's narrative.

Prelude to Book Five
Kenyan's Lamp

Presenting a short history of the Feie and the Feielanns.

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A Rumination of Kenyan of the Feie
from The Found Tales of Hagenspan

Kenyan's observations regarding some of his beloved birds, and his response to what he had seen.

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The Passing of Réchetthaerielle
from The Found Tales of Hagenspan

Another offering from Kenyan, this one a lamentation.

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Prelude to Book One
Roarke's Wisdom: The Defense of Blythecairne

Regarding Roarke and his battle with the dragon of Blythecairne.

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Prelude to Book Two
Roarke's Wisdom: The Courtship of Hollie

A melancholic complaint from Hollie.

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Keet's Lament
from The Found Tales of Hagenspan

A brief commemoration of Keet's goodbye to his son.

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Prelude to Book Three
Roarke's Wisdom: Going Home

Sir Willum discovers adventure, romance, and obligation.

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Prelude to Book Four
Roarke's Wisdom: The Last Dragon

Short and ugly, like the dragon's temper.

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Prelude to Book Six
Owan's Regret: Widows and Successions

The widows of Hagenspan consider risking their hearts to love.

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Prelude to Book Seven
Owan's Regret: The Dragon King

A glimpse into King Herm's proud but tormented soul.

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Prelude to Book Eight
Owan's Regret: Into the Wilds

Upon returning to Thraill.

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