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skychrome
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Posted - 26 Apr 2010 :  17:13:32  Show Profile  Visit skychrome's Homepage Send skychrome a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Archimedes of Syracuse

Sorry for the double post. but i just saw that richard baker has zero votes!!!!!!!!! has anyone read the last mythal? great series.


Got it on my shelf for quite some time already, but could not motivate myself yet to start it. I know I should...

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Alisttair
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Posted - 26 Apr 2010 :  17:50:05  Show Profile  Visit Alisttair's Homepage  Click to see Alisttair's MSN Messenger address Send Alisttair a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Archimedes of Syracuse

Sorry for the double post. but i just saw that richard baker has zero votes!!!!!!!!! has anyone read the last mythal? great series.



I could have easily voted for him. Like I said, sale numbers were my tie-breaker, else I would have had to not vote. Baker's novels are fantastic!!

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 27 Apr 2010 :  00:03:56  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Archimedes of Syracuse

Sorry for the double post. but i just saw that richard baker has zero votes!!!!!!!!! has anyone read the last mythal? great series.



I have. I like those books, and reread them just a few months ago.

But in my opinion, no Realms author compares to Elaine or Jeff Grubb and Kate Novak.

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The Sage
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Posted - 27 Apr 2010 :  01:04:44  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Archimedes of Syracuse

Sorry for the double post. but i just saw that richard baker has zero votes!!!!!!!!! has anyone read the last mythal? great series.



I have. I like those books, and reread them just a few months ago.
And I'll admit that I just haven't read them yet.
quote:
But in my opinion, no Realms author compares to Elaine or Jeff Grubb and Kate Novak.
Indeed. While I can appreciate elements of Baker's FR fiction, I grew up on a steady diet of Ed Greenwood and Elaine Cunningham Realmslore. It's a difficult process for me to add to that listing of great FR authors.

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Tren of Twilight Tower
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Posted - 27 Apr 2010 :  02:51:36  Show Profile  Visit Tren of Twilight Tower's Homepage Send Tren of Twilight Tower a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Archimedes of Syracuse

Sorry for the double post. but i just saw that richard baker has zero votes!!!!!!!!! has anyone read the last mythal? great series.




D'oh! I did not intend to vote at first, as there is so many good FR authors. Now, after reading your message I wanted to vote for Richard Baker, alas, since I viewed results of pool, it wouldn't allow me to vote any longer...

Personally, am biased with Ed. It is not only that I like to read his books, but he created realms too - how do you beat that?
Following Ed is a group of excellent writers, Richard Baker being one of them. Will not mention anyone else, as I would likely miss somebody.

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Jorkens
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Posted - 27 Apr 2010 :  07:59:41  Show Profile Send Jorkens a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Archimedes of Syracuse

Sorry for the double post. but i just saw that richard baker has zero votes!!!!!!!!! has anyone read the last mythal? great series.



I skimmed through the first one; not for me.
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Dennis
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Posted - 03 May 2010 :  04:35:36  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Now that I get to ponder on my vote, I think it should have been a tie bet. Ed and Richard...I love Richard, but he could have not written any realms story had Ed not created FR in the first place. Fave Ed books: Crown of Fire, the El series, Shadows of Doom...

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MrsDrasek
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Posted - 10 May 2010 :  16:37:29  Show Profile  Visit MrsDrasek's Homepage Send MrsDrasek a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This pole couldn't get any easier, Instead of reading a ton into it and with no reguard to who created the realms or who wrote the most books ect, ect. I just simply answered: "who is the best forgotten realms author?" I do like other authors however its said "the BEST"

Paul S. Kemp....hands down, nuff said! :)

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Zireael
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Posted - 10 May 2010 :  19:28:20  Show Profile  Visit Zireael's Homepage Send Zireael a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I voted for Elaine Cunningham. Her books are wonders to read. She makes me almost feel for Liriel and Arilyn...

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BlackAce
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Posted - 10 May 2010 :  20:46:59  Show Profile Send BlackAce a Private Message  Reply with Quote
No all of the above option?

Then I'll vote for Elaine, as Elfshadow and Elfsong were the novels that got me genuinely enthused for the Realms.

The best backstories are longer than a sentence and shorter than a page.

Edited by - BlackAce on 10 May 2010 20:48:50
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BARDOBARBAROS
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Posted - 15 May 2010 :  19:37:18  Show Profile  Visit BARDOBARBAROS's Homepage Send BARDOBARBAROS a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Paul S. Kemp and then Ed greenwood...

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Dracons
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Posted - 27 May 2010 :  11:40:10  Show Profile  Visit Dracons's Homepage  Send Dracons a Yahoo! Message Send Dracons a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Elaine Cunningham. ELfshadow I couldn't put down. I was just starting to play DnD when I saw that book at my fave coffee shop. Cover was missing. Even though my DM did forgotten realms, he had it all on a completly different country of his own creation. (Why he just didn't use his own world I don't know. Oh wait. It had Torm. He go gay for Torm. Even though his fave character he ever made was a CG Ranger. He got very pissed off when I made mention his god can't grant him spells since Torm is LG and he is CG. He screamed that as a Ranger he gets spells from nature. I pointed to forgotton realms book that even then, they need a patron diety, and need to be one step. He eventally went NG.

So I read a few names in it, and I'm like I heard of those!

It was thanks to her, that I became obsess with Forgotton Realms. I thank her for it.

Ed is ok, but his writing makes me sleepy.

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Dennis
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Posted - 30 May 2010 :  03:32:55  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by dracons



Ed is ok, but his writing makes me sleepy.




Wow!

I would agree when it comes to Falconfar saga. But with the realms, I believe Ed is always at his best!


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silverwizard
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Posted - 30 May 2010 :  09:48:21  Show Profile  Visit silverwizard's Homepage Send silverwizard a Private Message  Reply with Quote
In terms of literary value, I'll have to say Paul Kemp. He is the only one among those listed who makes the Realms appear better than they are (closer to what they could be).

Also, Ed Greenwood deserves to be mentioned in such a topic by virtue of having created the setting (as an author, however, he leaves much to be desired).
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Joran Nobleheart
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Posted - 30 May 2010 :  09:52:29  Show Profile  Visit Joran Nobleheart's Homepage Send Joran Nobleheart a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Elaine Cunningham for me, also.

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Dadoo
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Posted - 06 Jun 2010 :  22:02:15  Show Profile  Visit Dadoo's Homepage Send Dadoo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I love R.A. Salvatores Realms books but funnily I do not like any of his other works. I was torn on this one because I love Ed Greenwoods books also and since he is the one who created this Glorious World I wanted to vote for him also. I am a notorious rooter for the underdog tho so R.A.S. it is(helps that his initials are the same as mine ha. ha.).
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jordanz
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Posted - 08 Jun 2010 :  06:09:46  Show Profile  Visit jordanz's Homepage Send jordanz a Private Message  Reply with Quote
IMO BAKER, BYERS,and KEMP are at the top know. The Erevis Cales trilogy, awesome.... Byers undead/unholy novels particularly the last one was amazing and Baker with the Last Mythals I might have to say is the best forgotten realms trilogy I have ever read. Mind you I like action packed high level stories.

RA is always going to be one of the best but is it me or has he pretty much peaked with the Drizzt stuff?

Ed Greenwood is either hit or miss for me. When he hits it's ,magic, pure magic but when he misses it's boring self indulgent writing IMO. Overall I say he misses alot more than he hits. But I will always eat up any Elminster novel he puts out.

I think Troy Denning and Doug Niles deserve honorable mentions as well.
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Dennis
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Posted - 12 Jul 2010 :  02:59:20  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jordanz


I think Troy Denning and Doug Niles deserve honorable mentions as well.



And Clayton Emery. His Netheril Trilogy is one of the best Realms series ever.

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Zeffaniah
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Posted - 12 Jul 2010 :  21:32:46  Show Profile  Visit Zeffaniah's Homepage Send Zeffaniah a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Voted for Salvatore.
Dark Elf Trilogy was some of the first books I read (right after the Avatar books).
The way he describes the thoughts of his characters is better than any other writer's books I've read. I also like his use of words & he gets a hold on you, that makes you want to read the entire book (808 pages) before going to bed. Still you can use alot of time just thinking bout what he writes/describes in most of the chapters.
The Dark Elf Trilogy and the Dragonlance Chronicles & Legends are the books that have made me cry while reading them lol.
Big credits to Weis & Hickman aswell :)

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 12 Jul 2010 :  21:34:20  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Zeffaniah

Voted for Salvatore.
Dark Elf Trilogy was some of the first books I read (right after the Avatar books).
The way he describes the thoughts of his characters is better than any other writer's books I've read. I also like his use of words & he gets a hold on you, that makes you want to read the entire book (808 pages) before going to bed. Still you can use alot of time just thinking bout what he writes/describes in most of the chapters.
The Dark Elf Trilogy and the Dragonlance Chronicles & Legends are the books that have made me cry while reading them lol.
Big credits to Weis & Hickman aswell :)



You might want to try RAS's Cleric Quintet as well then, interesting charcters for sure!

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Dennis
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Hmm, I think I am the only FR reader who NEVER ever bothered to devour a Dritzz novel. Just proves I am not a fan of fighters, no matter how famous or seemingly (at least for me) interesting. Haven't even read The Fighters series, either.


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Zeffaniah
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Posted - 13 Jul 2010 :  00:51:07  Show Profile  Visit Zeffaniah's Homepage Send Zeffaniah a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dennis


Hmm, I think I am the only FR reader who NEVER ever bothered to devour a Dritzz novel. Just proves I am not a fan of fighters, no matter how famous or seemingly (at least for me) interesting. Haven't even read The Fighters series, either.




Haha Dennis :) Well know it ain't FR, but if you haven't read the Dragonlance Chronicles & Legends, those would maybe more fall in your taste.

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 13 Jul 2010 :  01:04:26  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by dennis


Hmm, I think I am the only FR reader who NEVER ever bothered to devour a Dritzz novel. Just proves I am not a fan of fighters, no matter how famous or seemingly (at least for me) interesting. Haven't even read The Fighters series, either.





Dennis, if not all of the fighters.... You Must read Ghostwalker by Erik Scott de Bie. Not your typical fighter type novel at all. More like High Noon meets the realms or like Kirwasawa doing a realms story.

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Dennis
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I'll see. I think I visited a scroll where someone mentioned that's his/her most fave FR book. Was it you? Anyway, is the main char. in that book NOT an elf? If not, then I might give it a try. If he is, oh well, I'll have to say, no, thanks. (Hated and still hate FR elves, save a VERY FEW drow.)

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 13 Jul 2010 :  11:53:18  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dennis


I'll see. I think I visited a scroll where someone mentioned that's his/her most fave FR book. Was it you? Anyway, is the main char. in that book NOT an elf? If not, then I might give it a try. If he is, oh well, I'll have to say, no, thanks. (Hated and still hate FR elves, save a VERY FEW drow.)




It's mostly humans in that book.

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