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Seravin
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Posted - 27 Jun 2013 :  16:42:05  Show Profile Send Seravin a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
I hadn't seen this discussed here yet, apologies if a repost:


Release date: March 4, 2014 | Series: Companions Codex
R.A. Salvatore’s New York Times best-selling saga continues as dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden returns to Gauntlgrym with old friends by his side once again, as they seek to rescue Bruenor’s loyal shield dwarf-turned-vampire. But not only do Drizzt and his allies face a perilous journey through the Underdark and the dangers of the undead that lie within, but they must cross through a colony of drow, who would like nothing better than to see Drizzt Do’Urden dead.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51lgEf6PEzL.jpg


Edited by - Seravin on 03 Jul 2013 18:56:52

Copper Elven Vampire
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Posted - 27 Jun 2013 :  16:59:29  Show Profile  Visit Copper Elven Vampire's Homepage Send Copper Elven Vampire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Spoiler below....
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Now we know for a fact that Drizzt doesn't die at the end of TLT.
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Seravin
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Posted - 27 Jun 2013 :  18:32:54  Show Profile Send Seravin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think we all knew that Drizzt's story wasn't over, he may have "died" at the end of TLT but in fantasy literature dying is not often permanent. eg, Gandalf, Jesus, Elminster, Manshoon, etc.

On top of that, The Last Threshold had a lot of time skips. This could be a story that occurred in one of those time skips?
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TBeholder
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Posted - 27 Jun 2013 :  18:48:03  Show Profile Send TBeholder a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You are so clever. Almost like RAS with this title.
..."Night of the Hunter", seriously?

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Copper Elven Vampire
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Posted - 27 Jun 2013 :  19:05:28  Show Profile  Visit Copper Elven Vampire's Homepage Send Copper Elven Vampire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TBeholder

You are so clever. Almost like RAS with this title.
..."Night of the Hunter", seriously?

Ummm... I don't understand.
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 27 Jun 2013 :  19:28:53  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TBeholder

You are so clever. Almost like RAS with this title.
..."Night of the Hunter", seriously?



Authors don't always select the final title of a book. An author may have their own working or intended title, but the publisher can change that.

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Krafus
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Posted - 27 Jun 2013 :  23:28:43  Show Profile  Visit Krafus's Homepage  Send Krafus an AOL message Send Krafus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I wonder if this could mean that WotC has finally started contacting/contracting authors for post-Sundering novels? Though I seem to recall that Salvatore already has a 6-novel contract or something like that in his pocket, so this news could just be part of the normal progression of that contract.
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Krafus
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Posted - 27 Jun 2013 :  23:29:49  Show Profile  Visit Krafus's Homepage  Send Krafus an AOL message Send Krafus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Apologies for the double post. When I clicked post, Candlekeep informed me after a while that time for the script to be executed had been exceeded, so I assumed my message hadn't been posted.

Edited by - Krafus on 27 Jun 2013 23:32:03
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Tanthalas
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Posted - 28 Jun 2013 :  17:16:40  Show Profile Send Tanthalas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
They could have at least waited for The Companions to be released before giving us spoilers for the subsequent book.

Of course, the blurb doesn't outright confirm that the Companions of the Hall are getting resurrected (it could be some other companions after all). I'm also kind of surprised that they're going to go save Pwent. Looks like he couldn't go through with his Sun suicide.

Sir Markham pointed out, drinking another brandy. "A chap who can point at you and say 'die' has the distinct advantage".
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swifty
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Posted - 01 Jul 2013 :  22:48:41  Show Profile  Visit swifty's Homepage Send swifty a Private Message  Reply with Quote
i cant read the spoiler

go back to sleep america.everything is under control.heres american gladiators.watch this.shuttup. BILL HICKS.
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Gyor
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Posted - 02 Jul 2013 :  02:51:55  Show Profile Send Gyor a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If you read the OPs post you basically already did.
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CorellonsDevout
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Posted - 02 Jul 2013 :  04:27:39  Show Profile  Send CorellonsDevout an AOL message Send CorellonsDevout a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I can't see the spoiler, either. It won't let me highlight it.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 02 Jul 2013 :  04:51:36  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The spoiler isn't hidden in different color text -- it's just hidden by enough spaces to keep someone from reading it without deliberately scrolling down.

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Madpig
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Posted - 03 Jul 2013 :  05:06:11  Show Profile Send Madpig a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tanthalas

They could have at least waited for The Companions to be released before giving us spoilers for the subsequent book.

Of course, the blurb doesn't outright confirm that the Companions of the Hall are getting resurrected (it could be some other companions after all). I'm also kind of surprised that they're going to go save Pwent. Looks like he couldn't go through with his Sun suicide.



I wholeheartedly agree with you. I think it is also terrible marketing strategy on WotC behalf to release such information before The Companions.
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swifty
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Posted - 03 Jul 2013 :  10:03:42  Show Profile  Visit swifty's Homepage Send swifty a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If Salvatore thinks about bringing bruenor and and that bloody annoying annoying cattie back I'll never pick up his books again.bruenor was buried in the ground.er how do you come back to life after that.

go back to sleep america.everything is under control.heres american gladiators.watch this.shuttup. BILL HICKS.
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charger_ss24
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Posted - 03 Jul 2013 :  18:09:20  Show Profile Send charger_ss24 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
When it mentions "old friends", I'm going to assume that he's back with Artemis, Jarlaxle and co. since they've already had one adventure into Gauntlgrym. But yes, total fail by WotC.
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Seravin
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Posted - 03 Jul 2013 :  18:52:46  Show Profile Send Seravin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The description don't say who the "old friends" are (it could well be Artemis, Jarlaxle, Ambergris, Athrogate, etc.) or anything about the plot, or the time period the book is set in either. Maybe it is set in The Last Threshold time skips? I swear people need to not jump to conclusions and have a more positive outlook on life and stop crying about being spoiled when you don't know if you have been or not. Sigh.

But I agree with Swifty that I don't want to see Cattie back from the beyond, but after the Last Threshold it did seem like they were gearing to that with all the mention of her and how Dahlia couldn't compete with her. Plus her and Regis, unlike Bruenor and Wulfgar, had sort of pointless non-deaths for such beloved characters.


Edited by - Seravin on 03 Jul 2013 18:54:11
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jornan
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Posted - 05 Jul 2013 :  03:18:45  Show Profile  Click to see jornan's MSN Messenger address Send jornan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I couldn't help myself and read reviews of advanced reading copies of "The Companions". Sounds interesting, and pretty much what I expected. Will have to read it myself to decide how I react.
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Yoss
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Posted - 08 Jul 2013 :  13:30:02  Show Profile Send Yoss a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'd hate to see Bruenor's epic and fitting end get reversed, and would be very happy just simply never seeing Catti-Brie again, but I tend to agree with Seravin on the spoiler sense. Not nearly enough context and too much speculation needed to say what it's even a spoiler for.
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Tanthalas
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Posted - 31 Jul 2013 :  20:10:07  Show Profile Send Tanthalas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just realized that if amazon's release date is correct, we'll actually be getting this novel before the last two Sundering novels.

Wish they would release more non-Sundering novels besides this one.

Sir Markham pointed out, drinking another brandy. "A chap who can point at you and say 'die' has the distinct advantage".

Edited by - Tanthalas on 31 Jul 2013 21:31:23
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Aulduron
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Posted - 01 Aug 2013 :  04:23:12  Show Profile Send Aulduron a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
bruenor was buried in the ground.er how do you come back to life after that.


Ask Pwent.

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Irennan
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Posted - 01 Aug 2013 :  10:20:21  Show Profile Send Irennan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
bruenor was buried in the ground.er how do you come back to life after that.



Lol, this is D&D: there are like... infinite ways to do that.
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swifty
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Posted - 01 Aug 2013 :  10:28:14  Show Profile  Visit swifty's Homepage Send swifty a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Irennan

quote:
bruenor was buried in the ground.er how do you come back to life after that.



Lol, this is D&D: there are like... infinite ways to do that.

fair point but if they do come back then any danger they face will be pointless as they are basically unkillable.

go back to sleep america.everything is under control.heres american gladiators.watch this.shuttup. BILL HICKS.
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Irennan
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Posted - 01 Aug 2013 :  12:26:48  Show Profile Send Irennan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
True. I support bringing characters back, but only for valid reasons and if it enriches the story. Not sure if it does in Bruenor's case (not a fan of the Drizzt series), tho.


Edited by - Irennan on 01 Aug 2013 12:27:53
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Tanthalas
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Posted - 01 Aug 2013 :  18:50:53  Show Profile Send Tanthalas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Honestly, Catti-Brie and Regis that had really stupid deaths? Ok, I won't like it, but I can live with both coming back.

But Wulfgar and specially Bruenor that lived full lives and died heroic deaths? Bringing these two back will be lame (haven't read the Companions yet and I hope no one spoils it here like the last book...).

Sir Markham pointed out, drinking another brandy. "A chap who can point at you and say 'die' has the distinct advantage".
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Thauranil
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Posted - 02 Aug 2013 :  15:29:32  Show Profile Send Thauranil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Catti Brie and Regis died rather abrupt deaths so i would not be averse to seeing them again. At least RAS can give them a proper send off this time if nothing else.
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