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_Jarlaxle_
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Posted - 19 Jan 2011 :  09:51:12  Show Profile Send _Jarlaxle_ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dennis

---To know those which one has little or no knowledge about... Also, I read from other sites a couple of reviews on some of his books, even those non-FR ones.


quote:
Originally posted by Dennis


And of course Drizzt emerged as the victor?! Hah! No, thanks.


Yeah I see how good this works

Btw: the only one who allways (and I mean allways) emerges as the victor is Jarlaxle

Edited by - _Jarlaxle_ on 19 Jan 2011 09:52:08
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Lady Fellshot
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Posted - 19 Jan 2011 :  15:19:52  Show Profile  Visit Lady Fellshot's Homepage Send Lady Fellshot a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dennis

quote:
Originally posted by _Jarlaxle_

Btw. there are some novels with some heavy magic fighting involved.




And of course Drizzt emerged as the victor?! Hah! No, thanks.

Buuuuut, my doors are never completely closed. If RAS makes Drizzt or any of his characters set foot on Thay or Shade, I would without a doubt read his books, even if they'd be a quintet.



Hah, the only book with a decent spellbattle (to my mind anyway) is the Pirate King... which had the added bonus of considerably less Drizzt than is usual. Keep in mind that I haven't read any of the Cadderly books and have utterly no intention of doing so.

Also, I would suppose that there is some chance that Shade or Thay may become involved in future books.

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Dennis
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Posted - 19 Jan 2011 :  21:54:32  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by _Jarlaxle_

Btw: the only one who allways (and I mean allways) emerges as the victor is Jarlaxle



He might be a wizard, but he's still more of a fighter. Not enough to draw me in.

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Dennis
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quote:
Originally posted by Lady Fellshot

Also, I would suppose that there is some chance that Shade or Thay may become involved in future books.




I'm looking forward to that. I read some discussion in the Gauntlgrym thread, and it appears like Tam has a hand on some things and a certain fallen Netherese enclave is involved.

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Alystra Illianniis
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Posted - 19 Jan 2011 :  23:55:52  Show Profile  Click to see Alystra Illianniis's MSN Messenger address Send Alystra Illianniis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Actually, most of the Spell-battles I've seen in RAS's books, Drizzt was barely even involved in. He does NOt as a rule, get into fights with wizards. He's not stupid, after all. Most of the magical battles in the Drizzt books have been between other characters in the books, like Alustriel or Nanfoodle and the flavor-of-the-week enemy. There were some big ones in Ghost King, IIRC. Drizzt stayed out of most of those, except to fight off the melee opponents. That's what he does best, after all.

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Lady Fellshot
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Posted - 20 Jan 2011 :  00:53:54  Show Profile  Visit Lady Fellshot's Homepage Send Lady Fellshot a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dennis

quote:
Originally posted by Lady Fellshot

Also, I would suppose that there is some chance that Shade or Thay may become involved in future books.




I'm looking forward to that. I read some discussion in the Gauntlgrym thread, and it appears like Tam has a hand on some things and a certain fallen Netherese enclave is involved.



I'd wait and hear what book 2 of the Neverwinter trilogy involves in that case. There was next to nothing substantial in Gauntlgrym.

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Lady Fellshot
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Posted - 20 Jan 2011 :  01:02:57  Show Profile  Visit Lady Fellshot's Homepage Send Lady Fellshot a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Alystra Illianniis

Actually, most of the Spell-battles I've seen in RAS's books, Drizzt was barely even involved in. He does NOt as a rule, get into fights with wizards. He's not stupid, after all. Most of the magical battles in the Drizzt books have been between other characters in the books, like Alustriel or Nanfoodle and the flavor-of-the-week enemy. There were some big ones in Ghost King, IIRC. Drizzt stayed out of most of those, except to fight off the melee opponents. That's what he does best, after all.



I think I managed to sleep through all the fight scenes in the Ghost King.

There was a spellfight between Robillard and someone else in the Pirate King that I remember as being pretty neat though.

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Dennis
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Hmm...With a little research, I found out that Robillard single-handedly defeated Arklem Greeth, a lich and the former Archmage Arcane of the Arcane Brotherhood. Did that happen in The Pirate King? How involved was he in that book? Very significant? Or was his role close to cameo?

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Lady Fellshot
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Posted - 20 Jan 2011 :  01:31:42  Show Profile  Visit Lady Fellshot's Homepage Send Lady Fellshot a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Both Robillard and Arklem Greeth were major players in the Pirate King... far, far bigger than Drizzt was actually.

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Dennis
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I see. I might put that in my To-Read list.

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Alystra Illianniis
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Posted - 20 Jan 2011 :  07:51:15  Show Profile  Click to see Alystra Illianniis's MSN Messenger address Send Alystra Illianniis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Nanfoodle and That female mage (forgot her name) were also major players in the Hunter's Blades trilogy. Nanfoodle appeared in The Orc King as well, and seems to be in Gauntlegrym, too. (At least in the opening chapter, which is all I've had the chance to read- our library is on consortium, and won't get the book for several months...) And Robillard shows up in all of the the books with Drizzt on the Sea Sprite. There are quite a few wizards in the Drizzt books, dennis- you might even enjoy them.

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Dennis
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Posted - 20 Jan 2011 :  08:15:42  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm going to Fully Booked right now. If The Pirate King is still available, I'll buy it, and unlike Streams of Silver which is still lying forlornly on my shelf, I'll read it forthwith!

Edit: Or maybe I'll just ask my cousin to buy it for me since I'm in my "Lazy Mode" now, not really in the mood to go to the mall.

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Dennis
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Posted - 20 Jan 2011 :  08:20:51  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just noticed, there's only one Drizzt novel in the Book Club section: The Orc King. Nothing else. Not even Gauntlgrym, which, it appears like, a lot of scribes have already read. Are the Mods shunning Drizzt?

Every beginning has an end.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 20 Jan 2011 :  11:16:06  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dennis

I just noticed, there's only one Drizzt novel in the Book Club section: The Orc King. Nothing else. Not even Gauntlgrym, which, it appears like, a lot of scribes have already read. Are the Mods shunning Drizzt?



Sage or Big Al create those threads, usually when they get their hands on the book in question. So either they've not gotten their hands on the book, or they've simply overlooked it.

We would not deliberately ignore a current work of FR fiction.

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 20 Jan 2011 :  16:20:25  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Dennis

I just noticed, there's only one Drizzt novel in the Book Club section: The Orc King. Nothing else. Not even Gauntlgrym, which, it appears like, a lot of scribes have already read. Are the Mods shunning Drizzt?



Sage or Big Al create those threads, usually when they get their hands on the book in question. So either they've not gotten their hands on the book, or they've simply overlooked it.

We would not deliberately ignore a current work of FR fiction.



I thought someone shared the Chapters and such for Gauntylgrym with Sage.......he must have laid it on his to do vortex!

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Dennis
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Posted - 20 Jan 2011 :  16:42:06  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
As usual...

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Dennis

I just noticed, there's only one Drizzt novel in the Book Club section: The Orc King. Nothing else. Not even Gauntlgrym, which, it appears like, a lot of scribes have already read. Are the Mods shunning Drizzt?



Sage or Big Al create those threads, usually when they get their hands on the book in question. So either they've not gotten their hands on the book, or they've simply overlooked it.

We would not deliberately ignore a current work of FR fiction.



I thought someone shared the Chapters and such for Gauntylgrym with Sage.......he must have laid it on his to do vortex!



To-do vortex... Love it!

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coach
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Posted - 20 Jan 2011 :  18:03:20  Show Profile Send coach a Private Message  Reply with Quote
more artemis and jarlaxle please...

and of course the bloodstone crew

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 20 Jan 2011 :  18:19:52  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Dennis

I just noticed, there's only one Drizzt novel in the Book Club section: The Orc King. Nothing else. Not even Gauntlgrym, which, it appears like, a lot of scribes have already read. Are the Mods shunning Drizzt?



Sage or Big Al create those threads, usually when they get their hands on the book in question. So either they've not gotten their hands on the book, or they've simply overlooked it.

We would not deliberately ignore a current work of FR fiction.



I thought someone shared the Chapters and such for Gauntylgrym with Sage.......he must have laid it on his to do vortex!



To-do vortex... Love it!



Feel free to use it I'm going to try and use it anytime Sage comes up in a scroll

A little nonsense now and then, relished by the wisest men - Willy Wonka

"We need men who can dream of things that never were." -

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Edited by - The Red Walker on 20 Jan 2011 18:21:09
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Quale
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I liked his first two novels, and moved away after Thousand Orcs
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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Dennis

I just noticed, there's only one Drizzt novel in the Book Club section: The Orc King. Nothing else. Not even Gauntlgrym, which, it appears like, a lot of scribes have already read. Are the Mods shunning Drizzt?



Sage or Big Al create those threads, usually when they get their hands on the book in question. So either they've not gotten their hands on the book, or they've simply overlooked it.
It's the former. I'd never overlook any Realms work -- it's simply a matter of having the copy in my hands.

Granted, I don't always read every new release immediately after they hit the shelves, but I only purchase the hardcover releases of certain authors. RAS, in this case, isn't one of them.

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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Dennis

I just noticed, there's only one Drizzt novel in the Book Club section: The Orc King. Nothing else. Not even Gauntlgrym, which, it appears like, a lot of scribes have already read. Are the Mods shunning Drizzt?



Sage or Big Al create those threads, usually when they get their hands on the book in question. So either they've not gotten their hands on the book, or they've simply overlooked it.

We would not deliberately ignore a current work of FR fiction.



I thought someone shared the Chapters and such for Gauntylgrym with Sage.......he must have laid it on his to do vortex!



To-do vortex... Love it!



Feel free to use it I'm going to try and use it anytime Sage comes up in a scroll

Actually, I think a particular scribe did send along the necessary details for me to open the relevant Book Club scrolls. Now I just have to find them. Again.

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Dennis
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quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Dennis

I just noticed, there's only one Drizzt novel in the Book Club section: The Orc King. Nothing else. Not even Gauntlgrym, which, it appears like, a lot of scribes have already read. Are the Mods shunning Drizzt?



Sage or Big Al create those threads, usually when they get their hands on the book in question. So either they've not gotten their hands on the book, or they've simply overlooked it.
It's the former. I'd never overlook any Realms work -- it's simply a matter of having the copy in my hands.

Granted, I don't always read every new release immediately after they hit the shelves, but I only purchase the hardcover releases of certain authors. RAS, in this case, isn't one of them.




So you'd wait till it's released in paperback?

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The Sage
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Most likely.

It really just comes down to what I'm eager to read now, and what can wait. I've got a lot of other books to purchase first, that I've long been anticipating, and I only budget so many gold-pieces a month for books [though, it is regularly among the highest items of expenditure in my budget {*smirk*}]. Thus, ultimately, I have to pick and choose what I can buy now, and what I can seek out later, if I so desire.

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The Red Walker
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quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Dennis

I just noticed, there's only one Drizzt novel in the Book Club section: The Orc King. Nothing else. Not even Gauntlgrym, which, it appears like, a lot of scribes have already read. Are the Mods shunning Drizzt?



Sage or Big Al create those threads, usually when they get their hands on the book in question. So either they've not gotten their hands on the book, or they've simply overlooked it.

We would not deliberately ignore a current work of FR fiction.



I thought someone shared the Chapters and such for Gauntylgrym with Sage.......he must have laid it on his to do vortex!



To-do vortex... Love it!



Feel free to use it I'm going to try and use it anytime Sage comes up in a scroll

Actually, I think a particular scribe did send along the necessary details for me to open the relevant Book Club scrolls. Now I just have to find them. Again.



Heh...were you doubting me? I'm rarely wrong.....it'd save you valuable time just to believe everything I say I reference to things placed in your vortex.

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