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Hawkins
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Posted - 23 Aug 2011 :  16:48:47  Show Profile  Visit Hawkins's Homepage Send Hawkins a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Quale

The aberration anthology is probably the last I'd pick. Somewhere around the Realms of Drow or Dragons, the Spellplague or any other similar plague.
You do realize that there are actually two Realms of the Dragons (I & II) don't you?

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AdamBridger
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Posted - 23 Aug 2011 :  17:42:51  Show Profile Send AdamBridger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Hawkins

You do realize that there are actually two Realms of the Dragons (I & II) don't you?



Unfortunately for me the fact that there was a Realms of the Dragons II confused a large number of retailers in the UK who didn't see that there was a difference from the 1st book and as such didn't stock or even list it.
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 23 Aug 2011 :  18:04:22  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by AdamBridger

quote:
Originally posted by Hawkins

You do realize that there are actually two Realms of the Dragons (I & II) don't you?



Unfortunately for me the fact that there was a Realms of the Dragons II confused a large number of retailers in the UK who didn't see that there was a difference from the 1st book and as such didn't stock or even list it.



Seriously? The number II didn't clue them in?

Man, movie sequels must bomb in the UK...

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Dennis
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Posted - 24 Aug 2011 :  06:53:29  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

I don't treat the aboleths as horror-inspiring creatures, but just another kind of nasty monsters. Horror and fantasy had already merged a long time ago and became a new genre, or sub-genre, but as always, one is more dominant than the other. Some of Stephen King's novels convey elements of fantasy, but horror dominates the themes all the time. As for FR fiction, the few elements of horror that "dark" novels carry are but secondary; they are first and foremost fantasy. I see nothing wrong with that.

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AdamBridger
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Posted - 24 Aug 2011 :  14:34:28  Show Profile Send AdamBridger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by AdamBridger

quote:
Originally posted by Hawkins

You do realize that there are actually two Realms of the Dragons (I & II) don't you?



Unfortunately for me the fact that there was a Realms of the Dragons II confused a large number of retailers in the UK who didn't see that there was a difference from the 1st book and as such didn't stock or even list it.



Seriously? The number II didn't clue them in?

Man, movie sequels must bomb in the UK...



Even the sequel to Unbroken Chain confused Amazon for quite a long time.
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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 25 Aug 2011 :  15:00:55  Show Profile Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There are many possibilities for potentially great "Realms of" books. How about a Realms of the Dales, focusing on the smaller Dales that we really don't hear that much about? A Realms of Barbarians could be interesting as well. I always enjoyed the tribal aspects of The Crystal Shard, Horselords, etc.

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Dennis
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Posted - 25 Aug 2011 :  15:07:54  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Realms of the Barbarians? Now that's something I would have to pass.

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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 25 Aug 2011 :  15:10:40  Show Profile Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dennis


Realms of the Barbarians? Now that's something I would have to pass.



Oh come on, it could be good. And if not you could always just smash it with your Warhammer +3

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Dennis
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Posted - 25 Aug 2011 :  15:54:39  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

I had a bad experience with the barbarian Sunbright. Most importantly, I'm only partial to wizards. All other classes are either trivial or less interesting to me.

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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 25 Aug 2011 :  16:12:08  Show Profile Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dennis


I had a bad experience with the barbarian Sunbright. Most importantly, I'm only partial to wizards. All other classes are either trivial or less interesting to me.



I wasn't too thrilled with Sunbright either. I was excited about the Netheril Trilogy, but felt that it was lacking substance compared to other realms books of the 90's

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Dennis
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Posted - 25 Aug 2011 :  17:42:43  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by entreri3478

quote:
Originally posted by Dennis


I had a bad experience with the barbarian Sunbright. Most importantly, I'm only partial to wizards. All other classes are either trivial or less interesting to me.



I wasn't too thrilled with Sunbright either. I was excited about the Netheril Trilogy, but felt that it was lacking substance compared to other realms books of the 90's


Ironically, for a series that's supposed to provide a substantial amount of Netheril-lore, The Netheril trilogy gave just a little. Despite such and some other things, I still enjoyed that series. For me, no civilization thus far has ever managed to surpass Netheril.

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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 26 Aug 2011 :  13:58:14  Show Profile Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dennis

quote:
Originally posted by entreri3478

quote:
Originally posted by Dennis


I had a bad experience with the barbarian Sunbright. Most importantly, I'm only partial to wizards. All other classes are either trivial or less interesting to me.



I wasn't too thrilled with Sunbright either. I was excited about the Netheril Trilogy, but felt that it was lacking substance compared to other realms books of the 90's


Ironically, for a series that's supposed to provide a substantial amount of Netheril-lore, The Netheril trilogy gave just a little. Despite such and some other things, I still enjoyed that series. For me, no civilization thus far has ever managed to surpass Netheril.



Don't get me wrong, i did still enjoy that trilogy for a few reasons.

1) it took place in a part of the Realms i had never been in

2) it showcased some awesome magical power

I just felt like Emery was trying to pawn Sunbright off as a copy of Conan. I enjoy when characters of a certain type (barbarian, wizard, assassin, etc) stand out from other characters of the same genre.

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