Re: TF: Revelation and Dust by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)
Indeed, KRAD is thanked in the acknowledgments for his assistance to DRGIII in writing Revelation and Dust. The idea that this is all "punishment" against KRAD is just silly.
KRAD was thanked previously. While his books were being ignored/at best, swiftly neutered at the request of TPTB.
You're letting wishful thinking colour your perception.
"Let truth and falsehood grapple ... Truth is strong" - John Milton