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Therise
Master of Realmslore

1265 Posts

Posted - 18 Oct 2011 :  15:38:55  Show Profile Send Therise a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just finished Gauntlgrym, starting Neverwinter.

4E Realms was awful, but it's water under the Boareskyr Bridge. Let's make 5E Realms truly shine!
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Dennis
Great Reader

9933 Posts

Posted - 18 Oct 2011 :  16:44:33  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by entreri3478

quote:
Originally posted by Seabus Mythforger

Finished the Last Mythal a couple of days ago. Very good series IMO. Gonna break from the Realms for a little while and read Tom Holt's Falling Sideways next and the gonna try out the Star Wars: Darth Bane Trilogy...then gonna jump back into the Realms with either Return of the Archwizards or Haunted Lands.



Definitely go with the Haunted Lands

Or you can read them alternately. Start with HL Book 1, then RotA Book 1; back to HL B2, then RotA B2...

Every beginning has an end.
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Artemas Entreri
Great Reader

USA
3037 Posts

Posted - 18 Oct 2011 :  17:10:01  Show Profile  Visit Artemas Entreri's Homepage Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dennis

quote:
Originally posted by entreri3478

quote:
Originally posted by Seabus Mythforger

Finished the Last Mythal a couple of days ago. Very good series IMO. Gonna break from the Realms for a little while and read Tom Holt's Falling Sideways next and the gonna try out the Star Wars: Darth Bane Trilogy...then gonna jump back into the Realms with either Return of the Archwizards or Haunted Lands.



Definitely go with the Haunted Lands

Or you can read them alternately. Start with HL Book 1, then RotA Book 1; back to HL B2, then RotA B2...



Lol, I am actually going to do this with the Double Diamond Triangle Saga. I'll just read 1 after every book i finish.

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HardKano
Learned Scribe

Canada
156 Posts

Posted - 18 Oct 2011 :  20:56:41  Show Profile  Click to see HardKano's MSN Messenger address Send HardKano a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I finished Hand of Fire last night! Starting Silverfall tonight

There is only one thing that will never change : Evolution
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Seabus Mythforger
Learned Scribe

76 Posts

Posted - 18 Oct 2011 :  21:45:54  Show Profile Send Seabus Mythforger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dennis

quote:
Originally posted by entreri3478

quote:
Originally posted by Seabus Mythforger

Finished the Last Mythal a couple of days ago. Very good series IMO. Gonna break from the Realms for a little while and read Tom Holt's Falling Sideways next and the gonna try out the Star Wars: Darth Bane Trilogy...then gonna jump back into the Realms with either Return of the Archwizards or Haunted Lands.



Definitely go with the Haunted Lands

Or you can read them alternately. Start with HL Book 1, then RotA Book 1; back to HL B2, then RotA B2...



I tried that with War of the Spider Queen and Elminster and it didn't work out so well..i kept getting lost

~Seabus Mythforger,
Renegade Mage
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Dennis
Great Reader

9933 Posts

Posted - 19 Oct 2011 :  01:45:49  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Seabus Mythforger

quote:
Originally posted by Dennis

quote:
Originally posted by entreri3478

quote:
Originally posted by Seabus Mythforger

Finished the Last Mythal a couple of days ago. Very good series IMO. Gonna break from the Realms for a little while and read Tom Holt's Falling Sideways next and the gonna try out the Star Wars: Darth Bane Trilogy...then gonna jump back into the Realms with either Return of the Archwizards or Haunted Lands.


Definitely go with the Haunted Lands

Or you can read them alternately. Start with HL Book 1, then RotA Book 1; back to HL B2, then RotA B2...


I tried that with War of the Spider Queen and Elminster and it didn't work out so well..i kept getting lost

It just takes a little bit of practice. I do it often.

Every beginning has an end.
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Artemas Entreri
Great Reader

USA
3037 Posts

Posted - 20 Oct 2011 :  21:12:36  Show Profile  Visit Artemas Entreri's Homepage Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Doing it right now :)

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Seravin
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Canada
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Posted - 26 Oct 2011 :  14:37:47  Show Profile Send Seravin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Reading The Wyvern's Spur now....it's so good (I read Azure Bonds again recently and now want to finish the Finder's Stone trilogy). After just finishing the Knights of Myth Drannor books the disparity in the writing style is...frightening. I love Ed's work to death and his world building is 2nd only to Tolkien but...it's nice to read a Realms book that has juicy characters and great narrative. Giogi reminds me of a male Bridget Jones so far, his relationship with his family and his man-servant are quite fun to read!
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Artemas Entreri
Great Reader

USA
3037 Posts

Posted - 26 Oct 2011 :  14:48:03  Show Profile  Visit Artemas Entreri's Homepage Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Seravin

Reading The Wyvern's Spur now....it's so good (I read Azure Bonds again recently and now want to finish the Finder's Stone trilogy). After just finishing the Knights of Myth Drannor books the disparity in the writing style is...frightening. I love Ed's work to death and his world building is 2nd only to Tolkien but...it's nice to read a Realms book that has juicy characters and great narrative. Giogi reminds me of a male Bridget Jones so far, his relationship with his family and his man-servant are quite fun to read!



Definitely a classic 2nd Ed trilogy

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Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
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Posted - 26 Oct 2011 :  17:21:35  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Giogi is one of my fave Realms characters.

I really like Alias, too, but that's more for her backstory than for her personality. Not knocking her personality; it's just that her backstory is far more interesting to me.

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Tyrant
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USA
586 Posts

Posted - 07 Nov 2011 :  00:07:23  Show Profile  Visit Tyrant's Homepage Send Tyrant a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just finished reading Shadows of Doom. I thought it was okay, but I thought it really highlighted the problems with how some of the villains have been portrayed up until recently. Had this been an early book for me I would not take the Zhentarim threat seriously at all. Or I would assume all of their enemies are secretly Chosen of Tymora.

I decided to take a break from that trilogy and I have started to read Brimstone Angels. I'm about 40 pages in and it's good so far. I love the Tiefling twin sisters so far. The Cambion (sp?), Lorcan, is (so far) an interesting character who's motivations aren't entirely clear (surprise, surprise, a half devil who may have a hidden agenda) but seem to be relatively on the up and up. The dialogue is great though and has gotten a laugh or two from me so far.

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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skychrome
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Posted - 15 Dec 2011 :  02:11:51  Show Profile  Visit skychrome's Homepage Send skychrome a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Currently reading Realms of Valor from time to time. So far it is quite mediocre, so I do not make lots of progress.

"You make an intriguing offer, one that is very tempting. It would seem that I have little alternative than to answer thusly: DISINTEGRATE!" Vaarsuvius, Order of the Stick 625
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HardKano
Learned Scribe

Canada
156 Posts

Posted - 15 Dec 2011 :  02:34:08  Show Profile  Click to see HardKano's MSN Messenger address Send HardKano a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Reading "death of the dragon" right now. Will finish cormyr saga before the end of the year and look what next :p i like Denning writing but i probally finish Greenwood novels first and on them after

There is only one thing that will never change : Evolution

Edited by - HardKano on 15 Dec 2011 02:35:32
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Thauranil
Master of Realmslore

India
1591 Posts

Posted - 26 Dec 2011 :  12:50:55  Show Profile Send Thauranil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Finished The Spectral Blaze, starting on Whisper of Venom.
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Dennis
Great Reader

9933 Posts

Posted - 26 Dec 2011 :  12:56:18  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Thauranil

Finished The Spectral Blaze, starting on Whisper of Venom.

Oh, so you read Book 3 prior to Book 2? I myself am not in the habit of reading in order. Whatever's available at a given moment is what I read first.

Every beginning has an end.
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Thauranil
Master of Realmslore

India
1591 Posts

Posted - 27 Dec 2011 :  07:43:22  Show Profile Send Thauranil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dennis

quote:
Originally posted by Thauranil

Finished The Spectral Blaze, starting on Whisper of Venom.

Oh, so you read Book 3 prior to Book 2? I myself am not in the habit of reading in order. Whatever's available at a given moment is what I read first.


Well i got my hands on the third one first and since i found it interesting i ordered the first two from the net.
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HardKano
Learned Scribe

Canada
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Posted - 04 Jan 2012 :  02:57:50  Show Profile  Click to see HardKano's MSN Messenger address Send HardKano a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Finishing 'Death of the Dragon' tonight and will start ''Knights of Myth Drannor'' Trilogy for the new Year ! :)
I'M off for the last 20 pages of the Cormyr Saga!
Happy New Year !

There is only one thing that will never change : Evolution
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Artemas Entreri
Great Reader

USA
3037 Posts

Posted - 04 Jan 2012 :  14:17:27  Show Profile  Visit Artemas Entreri's Homepage Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dennis

quote:
Originally posted by Thauranil

Finished The Spectral Blaze, starting on Whisper of Venom.

Oh, so you read Book 3 prior to Book 2? I myself am not in the habit of reading in order. Whatever's available at a given moment is what I read first.



That would drive me crazy

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

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Dennis
Great Reader

9933 Posts

Posted - 04 Jan 2012 :  18:00:49  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by entreri3478

quote:
Originally posted by Dennis

quote:
Originally posted by Thauranil

Finished The Spectral Blaze, starting on Whisper of Venom.

Oh, so you read Book 3 prior to Book 2? I myself am not in the habit of reading in order. Whatever's available at a given moment is what I read first.



That would drive me crazy

It's just a matter of getting used to.

Every beginning has an end.
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Tyrant
Senior Scribe

USA
586 Posts

Posted - 11 Jan 2012 :  18:11:57  Show Profile  Visit Tyrant's Homepage Send Tyrant a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by entreri3478

quote:
Originally posted by Dennis

quote:
Originally posted by Thauranil

Finished The Spectral Blaze, starting on Whisper of Venom.

Oh, so you read Book 3 prior to Book 2? I myself am not in the habit of reading in order. Whatever's available at a given moment is what I read first.



That would drive me crazy


That happened to me with a Star Wars book. Someone bought me the third book in the Thrawn trilogy (The Last Command) and I read it without initially realizing it was book 3. That was when it was originally in hardback. I only got around to reading books 1 and 2 about 6 years ago when I bought a numerous Star Wars hardbacks off Ebay. When I reread it after parts 1 and 2 the third part made more sense and it is so far the only book I have reread (though I am considering it with some Realms books as I am sure there were things I missed by having not read other books first).

As for my progress, I finally finished the Shadows of the Avatar trilogy. It took me a month to finally work up the will to finish the third book. I think it was more me being a little burnt out by that point, but the book itself did have some issues. I'm not going to dwell on the negative though. Now I am reading Hand of the Hunter and I am about halfway through it and liking it so far. I wanted to wait until I had the third book to read them back to back and I was able to pick it up last month. When I finish this one, that will make FR book number 118 that I have read by my count. I imagine I will read the third Chosen of Nendawen book after this.

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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Seravin
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Canada
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Posted - 11 Jan 2012 :  19:14:06  Show Profile Send Seravin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I read Darkwalker on Moonshae and liked it long ago, but took forever to get around to Black Wizards. So I read that over the holidays and really...didn't like it. I love Newt (a lot) but just found the book to be a case of the good guys being WAY too stupid to be believed. I skipped a lot of it while reading because it just wasn't good. I started Darkwell last night and got about 1/4 of the way in, and am finding that it's better than Black Wizards but the whole book is set up from Black Wizard's being a bad book with too much contrivance so that bugs me.

I did love the bit about Bhaal stating he wanted God Children WAYYYYYYYYYY back when Darkwell was published in 1989. That's such a cool set up for Baldur's Gate saga and Bhaal's children. I wished the Avatar trilogy focused more on Bhaal's avatar and what he got up to and how many children he sired by force or otherwise.

Next I will finally get around to reading Bury Elminster Deep, only because of my love for the Simbul and Ed told me himself at a book store in Toronto that I'd enjoy the book if I love the Simbul :)

After that, Neverwinter. I need to order more books though, Ring of Winter and the next Alias books after Song of the Saurials.
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Tyrant
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USA
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Posted - 20 Jan 2012 :  22:48:19  Show Profile  Visit Tyrant's Homepage Send Tyrant a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I finished Cry of the Ghost Wolf a few days ago. I liked this one and the previous book in the Chosen of Nendawen series. It was nice to see the Hobgoblins get some time in the spotlight. It was really nice showing that while they may be monsterous, they aren't necessarily monsters (well, some of them might be). The book does resolve the main issues that have popped up through the trilogy while still leaving plenty for sequels if they choose to make them, and I hope they do. It will be interesting seeing where the odd band left at the end of this one go from here.

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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Thauranil
Master of Realmslore

India
1591 Posts

Posted - 26 Jan 2012 :  09:11:46  Show Profile Send Thauranil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tyrant

I finished Cry of the Ghost Wolf a few days ago. I liked this one and the previous book in the Chosen of Nendawen series. It was nice to see the Hobgoblins get some time in the spotlight. It was really nice showing that while they may be monsterous, they aren't necessarily monsters (well, some of them might be). The book does resolve the main issues that have popped up through the trilogy while still leaving plenty for sequels if they choose to make them, and I hope they do. It will be interesting seeing where the odd band left at the end of this one go from here.


Just read this book myself. I also enjoyed it as it was a different experience reading this book, the bestial Gods, the brutal but sometimes still honorable hobgoblins. I look forward to more in this series.
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Entromancer
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USA
388 Posts

Posted - 30 Jan 2012 :  02:11:41  Show Profile Send Entromancer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The latest Realms novel I read was Neverwinter. I'm awaiting The Masked Witches.

"...the will is everything. The will to act."--Ra's Al Ghul

"Suffering builds character."--Talia Al Ghul
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Wolflord08
Acolyte

USA
5 Posts

Posted - 31 Jan 2012 :  01:38:11  Show Profile  Send Wolflord08 a Yahoo! Message Send Wolflord08 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi this is my first post...ever. Well I have read all of the main line Novels, and am proud to say I started with "Spellfire" and "The Crystal Shard" when they first came out. Many years of Realmslore. There are some on my shelf I haven't read yet, I'm currently reading the "Brotherhood of the Griffon" trilogy. Keep up the good work!

Wolfie
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