The Case of the (MISSING) Dragon Slayer
As you may vaguely remember, Del Rey in April of last year, announced at the New York Comic-Con that it had aquired the license to Kouhei Kadono’s first novel in the Jinken Light Novel series, titled “The Case of the Dragon Slayer” and also announced that they would be publishing it in February of 2009.
Well……..February came and went.
There has in fact never been any word or mention of cancelation on this title from Del Rey or elsewhere. In fact, there hasn’t been any word PERIOD.
The Amazon.com listing shows a cover for Kitchen Princess and says the release will be June 28, 2011.
GKWorld lists the novel as coming June 22, 2010.
Books-By-ISBN.com lists it as coming in 2011.
But although those sites all list release dates in the future, some, have released dates already gone by.
TFAW lists the release date as February 25, 2009.
Anime Castle lists the release date as February 25, 2009 as well, but still has a “PRE-ORDER” button listed.
While on the other hand, Anime Wild lists no release date, but does say that the book is available, released, and ready to order. In fact, it says shipping should only take up to 3 days.
There is no listing on Barnes & Noble by the way.
So perhaps this is a weird messed up listing error because Del Rey pushed back the novel’s release, just like they did with Zaregoto Book 2.
Just one problem…
There are already reviews on the internet for the book.
So what’s the truth here? Did it get released? Is it on hold? Is it canceled?
Del Rey hasn’t said.
So what do you think about this? Leave your comments below.