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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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Richard Lee Byers Posted - 05 Sep 2018 : 14:26:03
GraphicAudio's audio drama version of my fantasy novel BLACK DOGS is available now! (BLACK DOGS is my first full-length novel about the mercenary company the Black River Irregulars. It's sword and sorcery with a steampunk overlay set in Privateer Press's Iron Kingdoms universe.)

https://www.graphicaudio.net/the-black-river-irregulars-1-black-dogs.html
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 15 Aug 2018 : 14:55:37
The audio play adaptation of my fantasy novella MURDER IN CORVIS (the origin story of the Iron Kingdoms mercenary team the Black River Irregulars) is now shipping in all formats.

https://www.graphicaudio.net/the-black-river-irregulars-murder-in-corvis.html
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 16 Jul 2018 : 21:02:51
I just found out that the audio play version of MURDER IN CORVIS is now available. You can check it out here:

https://www.graphicaudio.net/the-black-river-irregulars-murder-in-corvis.html
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 03 Jul 2018 : 14:31:27
Available now: My new fantasy novel THE SHADOW GUIDE!

If you've enjoyed my other sword-and-sorcery stories, my Forgotten Realms work, for instance, I think you'll like this one, too, and I hope you'll check it out.

Just one caveat: An earlier version of this book appeared under the title THE GHOST IN THE STONE. If you bought GHOST, I wouldn't want you to buy this one under the impression you were getting something 100% new.

Although if you liked GHOST and want to see the story continue relatively quickly, you COULD buy a copy for a friend or post a review. Just a thought.

Anyway...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F6S6MWF/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1530623548&sr=8-1&keywords=the+shadow+guide+richard+lee+byers
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 01 May 2018 : 19:33:27
Some people have asked when a print edition of THE HEP CATS OF ULTHAR AND OTHER LOVECRAFTIAN TALES would be available. The answer is, as of today!

This book from Macabre Ink (an imprint of Crossroad Press) collects many of my best Cthulhu Mythos and cosmic horror stories including three never before published. The tales range through the Middle Ages to the future and from Lovecraft's New England to the stars, and while the predominant vibe is of course horror, there's also some humor as well as some swordplay for heroic fantasy readers.

Bottom line, this is a book I'm quite proud of, and if you haven't already, I hope you'll check it out.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1948929899/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1525198528&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=the+help+cats+of+ulthar+and+other+lovecraftian+tales
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 11 Mar 2018 : 14:18:27
I'm proud to announce the publication of THE HEP CATS OF ULTHAR AND OTHER LOVECRAFTIAN TALES. The book collects thirteen of my best stories of cosmic horror and Cthulhu Mythos shenanigans.

The title novelette and two of the short stories have never been published before.

As you probably guessed, the predominant vibe is horror, but there's also some swordplay and action for those who enjoy my heroic fantasy and even a funny story.

The eBook is available now. The paperback edition will follow shortly.

Please check it out:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BCZ1GL3/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520776914&sr=8-1&keywords=the+hep+cats+of+ulthar
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 26 Jan 2018 : 14:00:49
To the best of my knowledge, I wrote the only Scarred Lands novels.
sleyvas Posted - 25 Jan 2018 : 22:50:26
Hey Richard, I just noticed that you were the author of the novels for the scarred lands setting by sword and sorcery. I was wondering to your knowledge, was any other novels for that setting ever done?
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 29 Dec 2017 : 20:28:25
I've got a story in the new HEROES OF HOLLOW EARTH anthology. You can check it out here:

https://www.amazon.com/James-Tucks-Heroes-Hollow-Earth/dp/1979238456/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1514576842&sr=1-2&keywords=James+R.+Tuck%27s+Heroes+of+Hollow+Earthand
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.

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