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Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
2874 Posts

Posted - 05 Aug 2011 :  01:11:18  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just finished Restless shore, and The Edge of Chaos. I really liked Edge of Chaos.

Now it's time to Bury Elminster DEEP!

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
Alaundo of Candlekeep
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Thieran
Learned Scribe

Germany
292 Posts

Posted - 05 Aug 2011 :  11:02:25  Show Profile Send Thieran a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Finished Gauntlgrym - not too bad, considering the time leap -, now taking a break with Realms novels, but planning to read the Erevis Cale Omnibus next.
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AdamBridger
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United Kingdom
118 Posts

Posted - 05 Aug 2011 :  11:12:16  Show Profile Send AdamBridger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just finished the Erevis Cale Omnibus, both Unbroken Chain novels and Blackstaff in the past month.

Over the next month or two I am planning on reading the complete Ed Greenwood presents Waterdeep series and the remaining 3 books in the Wizards series.

Edited by - AdamBridger on 05 Aug 2011 11:37:36
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swifty
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United Kingdom
517 Posts

Posted - 06 Aug 2011 :  11:05:15  Show Profile  Visit swifty's Homepage Send swifty a Private Message  Reply with Quote
finally finished off the dungeons series.neversfall is up next.

go back to sleep america.everything is under control.heres american gladiators.watch this.shuttup. BILL HICKS.
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Thelonius
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Spain
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Posted - 06 Aug 2011 :  18:20:38  Show Profile  Click to see Thelonius's MSN Messenger address Send Thelonius a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Finished Gauntlgrym, and now I'm trying to figure out what to read. Maybe I gor for Prince of Lies and Crucible, or I'll get the Cleric Quintet omnibus I saw in my bookshop...

"If you are to truly understand, then you will need the contrast, not adherence to a single ideal." - Kreia
"I THINK I JUST HAD ANOTHER NEAR-RINCEWIND EXPERIENCE"- Discworld's Death frustrated after Rincewind scapes his grasp... again.
"I am death, come for thee" - Nimbul, from Baldur's Gate I just before being badly spanked
Sapientia sola libertas est
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Tyrant
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Posted - 12 Aug 2011 :  02:21:25  Show Profile  Visit Tyrant's Homepage Send Tyrant a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I got a copy of Bury Elminster Deep at Gencon from Ed at the signing area (and got some of my books signed in the process). I started reading it at Gencon and finished it last night. I liked it and I look forward to the next. The juicy lore bits are mostly at the very end. Manshoon's thought process around page 200 or so was interesting as he built himself up in his own mind. The fallout of the events in the epilogue and if there is any hope of the parties involved fulfilling the task given them should prove interesting. I thought it was interesting hearing Elminster educate his younger associates on Manshoon. I expected him to kind of blow him off, but he paints a picture of a powerful, capable adversary (who just won't die).

Now I just need to finish Stardeep since I wasn't able to finish it before GenCon.

Peace is a lie, there is only passion. Through passion, I gain strength. Through strength, I gain power. Through power, I gain victory. Through victory, my chains are broken. The Force shall free me.
-The Sith Code

Teenage Sith zombies, Tulkh thought-how in the moons of Bogden had it all started? Every so often, the universe must just get bored and decide to really cut loose. -Star Wars: Red Harvest
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AdamBridger
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 20 Aug 2011 :  11:15:04  Show Profile Send AdamBridger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just finished Bloodwalk by James P. Davis. For some reason i really struggled to get into the book and although i enjoyed it i did find it quite hard work.

Just started Darkvision by Bruce R. Cordell and finding it much easier going.
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Tyrant
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USA
586 Posts

Posted - 22 Aug 2011 :  00:58:09  Show Profile  Visit Tyrant's Homepage Send Tyrant a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I finished Stardeep. I liked the Golem/AI thing. With the nature of the Traitor, it made sense to have a constant gaurdian that never sleeps. I would've liked a little more exploration of the idea that Cynosure (I believe that was it's name) was "lesser" while only having one body but much "greater" when he had more than one body. It seemed like a hive mind of one that benefitted from having multiple copies out and about.

I also read through Unbroken Chain very quickly. This was a very good book. That's not to say other Realms novels aren't good (I honestly haven't read one I would call bad), but this one stood out to me. It was definitely a character driven book. It centers on the Shadar-Kai and their thrill-seeking, always on the verge of fading away lifestyle and what that means for them trying to build a civilization. This is not a "the world is in dire peril" novel and is instead an exploration of what it would mean to be a Shadar-Kai. I will definitely have to get the follow up as soon as I can.

Peace is a lie, there is only passion. Through passion, I gain strength. Through strength, I gain power. Through power, I gain victory. Through victory, my chains are broken. The Force shall free me.
-The Sith Code

Teenage Sith zombies, Tulkh thought-how in the moons of Bogden had it all started? Every so often, the universe must just get bored and decide to really cut loose. -Star Wars: Red Harvest
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AdamBridger
Learned Scribe

United Kingdom
118 Posts

Posted - 22 Aug 2011 :  15:48:41  Show Profile Send AdamBridger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tyrant


I also read through Unbroken Chain very quickly. This was a very good book. That's not to say other Realms novels aren't good (I honestly haven't read one I would call bad), but this one stood out to me. It was definitely a character driven book. It centers on the Shadar-Kai and their thrill-seeking, always on the verge of fading away lifestyle and what that means for them trying to build a civilization. This is not a "the world is in dire peril" novel and is instead an exploration of what it would mean to be a Shadar-Kai. I will definitely have to get the follow up as soon as I can.



The sequal is even more character driven with a lot of focus on Ashok and Ilvani. I would highly recommend it.
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Tyrant
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USA
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Posted - 22 Aug 2011 :  19:32:48  Show Profile  Visit Tyrant's Homepage Send Tyrant a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by AdamBridger

quote:
Originally posted by Tyrant


I also read through Unbroken Chain very quickly. This was a very good book. That's not to say other Realms novels aren't good (I honestly haven't read one I would call bad), but this one stood out to me. It was definitely a character driven book. It centers on the Shadar-Kai and their thrill-seeking, always on the verge of fading away lifestyle and what that means for them trying to build a civilization. This is not a "the world is in dire peril" novel and is instead an exploration of what it would mean to be a Shadar-Kai. I will definitely have to get the follow up as soon as I can.



The sequal is even more character driven with a lot of focus on Ashok and Ilvani. I would highly recommend it.


I ended up ordering it last night. So, it should be here about the time I finish the Star Wars book I started reading yesterday.

Peace is a lie, there is only passion. Through passion, I gain strength. Through strength, I gain power. Through power, I gain victory. Through victory, my chains are broken. The Force shall free me.
-The Sith Code

Teenage Sith zombies, Tulkh thought-how in the moons of Bogden had it all started? Every so often, the universe must just get bored and decide to really cut loose. -Star Wars: Red Harvest
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AdamBridger
Learned Scribe

United Kingdom
118 Posts

Posted - 23 Aug 2011 :  11:16:07  Show Profile Send AdamBridger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Finished Darkvision by Bruce R. Cordell. However, I remember the crystaline dragon Xet from another book I've read but I just can't seem to place what book.

Just started Frostfell by Mark Sehestedt. I've read Fall of Highwatch before and didn't realise that the character of Lendri hadn't made his first appearance in the Chosen of Nendawen Series.
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Tyrant
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USA
586 Posts

Posted - 23 Aug 2011 :  17:07:43  Show Profile  Visit Tyrant's Homepage Send Tyrant a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by AdamBridger

Finished Darkvision by Bruce R. Cordell. However, I remember the crystaline dragon Xet from another book I've read but I just can't seem to place what book.

Have you read Stardeep from the Dungeons series? Xet is also in that, along with the Star Elf Kiril, and it takes place after Darkvision.

Peace is a lie, there is only passion. Through passion, I gain strength. Through strength, I gain power. Through power, I gain victory. Through victory, my chains are broken. The Force shall free me.
-The Sith Code

Teenage Sith zombies, Tulkh thought-how in the moons of Bogden had it all started? Every so often, the universe must just get bored and decide to really cut loose. -Star Wars: Red Harvest
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AdamBridger
Learned Scribe

United Kingdom
118 Posts

Posted - 23 Aug 2011 :  17:29:19  Show Profile Send AdamBridger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tyrant

quote:
Originally posted by AdamBridger

Finished Darkvision by Bruce R. Cordell. However, I remember the crystaline dragon Xet from another book I've read but I just can't seem to place what book.

Have you read Stardeep from the Dungeons series? Xet is also in that, along with the Star Elf Kiril, and it takes place after Darkvision.



Yes I have read Stardeep and remember Kiril and Xet. Have they been in any other books? Maybe a short stort in a Realms Of anthology?
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Tyrant
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USA
586 Posts

Posted - 23 Aug 2011 :  20:27:56  Show Profile  Visit Tyrant's Homepage Send Tyrant a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by AdamBridger

quote:
Originally posted by Tyrant

quote:
Originally posted by AdamBridger

Finished Darkvision by Bruce R. Cordell. However, I remember the crystaline dragon Xet from another book I've read but I just can't seem to place what book.

Have you read Stardeep from the Dungeons series? Xet is also in that, along with the Star Elf Kiril, and it takes place after Darkvision.



Yes I have read Stardeep and remember Kiril and Xet. Have they been in any other books? Maybe a short stort in a Realms Of anthology?


Not that I know of, but I am not an expert on the anthologies.

Peace is a lie, there is only passion. Through passion, I gain strength. Through strength, I gain power. Through power, I gain victory. Through victory, my chains are broken. The Force shall free me.
-The Sith Code

Teenage Sith zombies, Tulkh thought-how in the moons of Bogden had it all started? Every so often, the universe must just get bored and decide to really cut loose. -Star Wars: Red Harvest
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AdamBridger
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United Kingdom
118 Posts

Posted - 24 Aug 2011 :  14:37:03  Show Profile Send AdamBridger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Finished Frostfell by Mark Sehestedt. Thinking of taking a break from Forgotten Realms books for the next few books as it seems that they are all I have read recently.
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Artemas Entreri
Great Reader

USA
3020 Posts

Posted - 26 Aug 2011 :  16:05:34  Show Profile  Visit Artemas Entreri's Homepage Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just got back into reading Realms books again after a 5 year lapse. Reading Undead by Richard Lee Byers now, awesome book/series!

Some people have a way with words, and other people...oh, uh, not have way. -Steve Martin

Check out my eBay store for great Realms/Dragonlance/Ravenloft/Dark Sun/etc series! http://stores.ebay.com/Remembered-Realms-and-Hobbies

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NecroZombie
Acolyte

4 Posts

Posted - 30 Aug 2011 :  16:35:40  Show Profile  Visit NecroZombie's Homepage Send NecroZombie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Finished RAGE and now jumping full into The RITE by Richard Lee Byers. I must say that this is some excellent stuff. I will defiantly be buying more RLB material.
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Seravin
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Canada
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Posted - 30 Aug 2011 :  18:36:05  Show Profile Send Seravin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Swords of Eveningstar Right now...loving it!! I'm going to finish the trilogy and then maybe finish the Moonshae Trilogy as I've had Black Wizards and Darkwell for a long time. Loved Darkwalker on Moonshae tho.
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swifty
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United Kingdom
517 Posts

Posted - 10 Sep 2011 :  10:46:37  Show Profile  Visit swifty's Homepage Send swifty a Private Message  Reply with Quote
after a month out im ready to jump back into the realms with the citadels series.can someone please reassure me that its a bit more entertaining than the dungeons.for me the weakest series of books of the noughties.

go back to sleep america.everything is under control.heres american gladiators.watch this.shuttup. BILL HICKS.
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Dennis
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Posted - 10 Sep 2011 :  10:52:43  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

From that series I only read Shield of Weeping Ghosts by James P. Davis. It was fantastic. A great look into the witches and wizards of Rashemen.

Every beginning has an end.
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AdamBridger
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 10 Sep 2011 :  15:54:50  Show Profile Send AdamBridger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by swifty

after a month out im ready to jump back into the realms with the citadels series.can someone please reassure me that its a bit more entertaining than the dungeons.for me the weakest series of books of the noughties.



Yes the Citadels Series is most probably the best that i've read of those type of series. The Wizards was also quite good.
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Seabus Mythforger
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76 Posts

Posted - 13 Sep 2011 :  20:12:20  Show Profile Send Seabus Mythforger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
since February i've read:
The Legend of Drizzt
The Cleric Quintet
The Sellswords
The Hunter's Blades (currently finishing book 3 - The Two Swords)
Evermeet: Island of the Elves
War of the Spider Queen
The Year of Rogue Dragons
House of Serpents
Elminster Ascending (first 3 books of the Elminster series)
City of Splendors: A Waterdeep Novel
Realms of the Underdark (not quite what i had hoped for)

for those who lost count that's around 40+ FR novels (not to mention re-reading a few of the old Dragonlance novels and a plethora of comic books lol)...not having a job has not been time wasted lol.

before year-end i plan on reading:
Return of the Archwizards
The Last Mythal
Starlight and Shadows
The Haunted Lands
Elminster in Hell
Elminster's Daughter
Elminster Must Die
&
Ed Greenwood presents Waterdeep Book 1

and if i can find/afford them i'd like to pick up
The Wizards series
Legend of Drizzt: The Collected Stories
The Avatar trilogy
Songs and Swords

~Seabus Mythforger,
Renegade Mage
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Artemas Entreri
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USA
3020 Posts

Posted - 13 Sep 2011 :  21:42:21  Show Profile  Visit Artemas Entreri's Homepage Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I read the first 50 pages of The Fanged Crown in the Wilds series. Longest 50 pages of my life...SKIPPED

Some people have a way with words, and other people...oh, uh, not have way. -Steve Martin

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Valas Hune
Acolyte

Vietnam
1 Posts

Posted - 13 Sep 2011 :  23:52:13  Show Profile Send Valas Hune a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My first introduction to the realms wasnt a book but the game Baldurs gate! Id previously read Tolkien and dragons lance so wasnt compltely unfamilar with the genre. I then played Icewind dale and bought "the spine of the world" I then read all of Ra salvaotre's work and also War of the spider queen. Im a drow fan so have also read elaine cunnighams daughter of the drow.

Also read dark water on moonsahe, The rage, the rite.

I strugled with the first Elminster book. couldnt get used to Ed's style of writing.

My next books to read are The Empyrian Oddisy and the next neverwinter book from RA S

"ahh but the poison"
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Dennis
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Posted - 14 Sep 2011 :  02:41:09  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

I will endeavor to go back to Realms reading this week...

Every beginning has an end.
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