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Alaundo Posted - 12 Feb 2004 : 19:08:51
Well met

This being a collective scroll of any questions the Scribes and visitors of Candlekeep wish to put to a renowned author of the Realms, namely - Richard Lee Byers, whos works include: Dissolution, The Shattered Mask, The Black Bouquet and the upcoming Year of Rogue Dragons Trilogy.

Present your questions herein and check back to see what news may also come forth from the quill of this author.
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Alaundo Posted - 08 Dec 2017 : 14:49:22
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

IRE OF THE VOID, my new Lovecraftian/cosmic horror novella, is now available on the Fantasy Flight Games website.

This one ties into FFG's "Arkham Horror" game, but you don't need any familiarity with the game to read and enjoy it. Without giving away too much, the story features my take on one of my favorite classic cosmic-horror menaces, I'm pleased with how it came out, and I hope you'll give it a look.

https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2017/12/7/ire-of-the-void/



Well met

I was very happy to see this when I checked the morning scrolls! The second Forgotten Realms author to write for the new Arkham Horror novellas. That's two out of two so far
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 08 Dec 2017 : 14:13:38
IRE OF THE VOID, my new Lovecraftian/cosmic horror novella, is now available on the Fantasy Flight Games website.

This one ties into FFG's "Arkham Horror" game, but you don't need any familiarity with the game to read and enjoy it. Without giving away too much, the story features my take on one of my favorite classic cosmic-horror menaces, I'm pleased with how it came out, and I hope you'll give it a look.

https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2017/12/7/ire-of-the-void/
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 04 Dec 2017 : 13:56:55
Thanks for the tip, Alaundo.
Alaundo Posted - 03 Dec 2017 : 22:43:14
Well met, Richard

Many thanks for the updates. BY the way, your email address is subscribed to threads at Candlekeep but is bouncing due to no longer existing (your old AOL account). Might be worth updating your profile with your new address
Wooly Rupert Posted - 03 Dec 2017 : 16:48:44
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

THE TALES OF BASIL AND MOEBIUS is now available in both Kindle and paperback editions. This collects all ten pieces of Basil & Moebius prose fiction published thus far, so you get great stuff by series creator Ryan Schifrin, Timothy Zahn, Greg Bear, Erik Bear, Michael A. Stackpole, and Aaron Allston as well as three novelettes by me. Check it out:

https://www.amazon.com/Tales-Basil-Moebius-Adventure-ebook/dp/B077P23V7S/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1



I'm going to have to check that out. I've obviously enjoyed your stuff, and Timothy Zahn and Michael Stackpole are favorites, too. I've not read Aaron Allston, I don't believe, but I know of some of his stuff.
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 03 Dec 2017 : 14:17:05
THE TALES OF BASIL AND MOEBIUS is now available in both Kindle and paperback editions. This collects all ten pieces of Basil & Moebius prose fiction published thus far, so you get great stuff by series creator Ryan Schifrin, Timothy Zahn, Greg Bear, Erik Bear, Michael A. Stackpole, and Aaron Allston as well as three novelettes by me. Check it out:

https://www.amazon.com/Tales-Basil-Moebius-Adventure-ebook/dp/B077P23V7S/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 28 Nov 2017 : 18:06:08
Privateer Press interviewed me about my novel BLACK CROWNS (available on their site and Amazon, too, of course.) You can read that here:

http://privateerpress.com/community/privateer-insider/insider-11-27-2017
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 07 Nov 2017 : 12:37:22
BLACK CROWNS, my new Black River Irregulars fantasy novel, is out. The Black River Irregulars are a quirky band of mercenaries who fight and connive their way through Privateer Press's Iron Kingdoms universe.

The Iron Kingdoms is gritty sword-and-sorcery with a steampunk overlay, and if you like my Brotherhood of the Griffon series or just heroic fantasy or steampunk in general, there's a good chance you'll like this too. Here's a link to check it out:

https://www.amazon.com/Black-Crowns-River-Irregulars-Book-ebook/dp/B076DCVQP2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1510057724&sr=8-1&keywords=black+crowns+richard+lee+byers
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 24 Oct 2017 : 21:04:37
Buzzymag interviewed me.

http://buzzymag.com/richard-lee-byers-author-interview/
Spectralballoons Posted - 28 Sep 2017 : 19:37:59
Looks nice. I love how the FR novels line has become a great source of decent sci-fi and fantasy authors.
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 28 Sep 2017 : 14:58:13
For anyone who was waiting for the print edition of THE THINGS THAT CRAWL (my new collection) to come out, that is now available.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=he+things+that+crawl+richard+lee+byers
Veritas Posted - 16 Sep 2017 : 02:19:12
Will have to check that out. Anything to support one of my favorite Realms author alums and fellow fencing enthusiast.
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 15 Sep 2017 : 16:14:13
I have a new collection out called THE THINGS THAT CRAWL It contains some of the best short fiction I've written over the years.

The packaging makes it look like it's 100% horror, but in reality, it's got some sword-and-sorcery in it and some other non-horror pieces as well. I think many Candlekeep people would find something to enjoy in it.

If you're interested, you can check it out here:

https://www.amazon.com/Things-That-Crawl-Richard-Byers-ebook/dp/B075H76Z1R/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505487542&sr=8-1&keywords=the+things+that+crawl+richard+lee+byers
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 15 Sep 2017 : 16:09:34
Sorry for the delay in answering the question above. Somehow I just noticed it.

Honestly, I haven't thought about the Eminence in relation to Szass, but you're right, assuming the Eminence still exists post-Sundering, some sort of interaction seems likely, possibly when Szass tries to become the leader. Naturally, there would be powerful entities within the Eminence who would be reluctant to grant him such a position.

Or maybe the Eminence tries to recruit Szass's undead minions, and he doesn't take kindly to that.

Either is a good idea for a story, or one strand of a story, but I probably won't be telling it (or any more Realms yarns of any sort, alas.) DM's who fight the notion interesting will have to spin it out in their campaigns.
sleyvas Posted - 28 Aug 2017 : 17:45:24
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

At one point, there were definitely plans to continue the series, but then Wizards of the Coast decided to wind down the entire Forgotten Realms fiction line, and those plans were canceled along with many others.

Anyway, glad you enjoyed the books that do exist.



Just curious, where do you see the Eminence of Araunt and Szass Tam headed? I'm seeing the two groups headed to a conflict, even though Tam is undead himself. That being said, the question of what remains of the eminence is left up in the air, especially with the sundering.
Zeromaru X Posted - 28 Aug 2017 : 15:15:40
Too bad. I'm a fan of the Brotherhood, as well. I started reading Realms novels with the Captive Flame. So, thanks for those books you gave us, I really enjoyed them.
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 28 Aug 2017 : 14:10:58
At one point, there were definitely plans to continue the series, but then Wizards of the Coast decided to wind down the entire Forgotten Realms fiction line, and those plans were canceled along with many others.

Anyway, glad you enjoyed the books that do exist.
Merrith Posted - 28 Aug 2017 : 05:33:46
Out of curiosity, was there ever plans to write further stories on Aoth and the Brotherhood of the Griffon? Been awhile but was rereading those books and enjoyed them quite a bit.
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 16 Jul 2017 : 19:03:31
For those who might be interested, a new eBook edition of my early horror novel DARK FORTUNE (about a cursed Tarot deck) is now available from Macabre Ink.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073YM9DSC
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 08 Jul 2017 : 14:48:09
Grimdark Magazine #12 is now available. The contents include new stories by Anna Smith-Spark, Luke Scull, and William Stiteler and interviews with Richard A. Knaak, Michael J. Sullivan, and me. You can get the Kindle edition here:

https://www.amazon.com/Grimdark-Magazine-Issue-Richard-Byers-ebook/dp/B073RRCQG9/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499496748&sr=8-1&keywords=grimdark+magazine+12
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 21 Jun 2017 : 13:20:39
New interview with me focusing on my new book THIS SWORD FOR HIRE.

http://rothcopress.com/the-fantasy-life-of-richard-lee-byers/
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 13 Jun 2017 : 16:59:21
Available now! THIS SWORD FOR HIRE collects all the stories (so far) about my sword-and-sorcery hero Selden, which is to say, some of my favorite stuff. No BS, I think anyone who likes my Forgotten Realms stuff will like these yarns as well. You can check out the book here:

https://www.amazon.com/This-Sword-Hire-Richard-Byers/dp/194543600X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497368696&sr=8-1&keywords=this+sword+for+hire+richard+lee+byers
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 07 Apr 2017 : 14:10:01
There's a new eBook edition of my horror novel DEAD TIME out from the fine people at Crossroad Press. It's already available on Amazon and will be listed at Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and all the usual suspects in the very near future.

DEAD TIME combines the thrills and chills of supernatural horror with the twisty logic of classic time travel stories. The hero faces malevolent spirits and also has to worry about creating paradoxes, altering his own past, erasing himself from existence, and all that kind of thing.

Here's a link to the book on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y3NFZFZ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491569400&sr=8-1&keywords=dead+time+richard+lee+byers#65279;
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 08 Mar 2017 : 16:22:36
The Shane Plays radio show where Ed Greenwood, Geoff Gander, and I discussed the Forgotten Realms is now available as a podcast. Info here:

http://shaneplays.com/ed-greenwood-and-the-realms-at-tegg-radio-show-podcast-ep-90/
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 24 Dec 2016 : 15:09:27
Previously available only on the Onder Librum site, my Stormtalons novel THE GHOST IN THE STONE is now available on Amazon. (Stormtalons is the new epic fantasy universe created by Ed Greenwood.) So if you were waiting to get it using an Amazon gift card, your Amazon Prime membership, or some such, YOUR HOUR IS AT HAND!

And you know, if you already did get it via Onder Librum but you're just bursting with the urge to share your opinion of it with the world, you can still post a review on Amazon. The Amazon Gestapo won't come in the night and kick in your door or anything. Or at least I don't think so.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NCOTNS4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1482591431&sr=8-1&keywords=the+ghost+in+the+stone+byers

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