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Kajehase
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Posted - 23 Dec 2005 :  17:10:34  Show Profile Send Kajehase a Private Message  Reply with Quote
God Jul Richard

There is a rumour going around that I have found god. I think is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys, and there is empirical evidence that they exist.
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Alaundo
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Posted - 23 Dec 2005 :  18:30:23  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

Merry Christmas, gang!



Well met, and a Merry Christmas, Richard

See thee in the new year for more draconic tales and lore

I would also like to take this opportunity to wish all authors herein a very Merry Christmas (I stated this in this scroll, incase it was missed )


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Happy holidays Rich .

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KnightErrantJR
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Posted - 21 Jan 2006 :  00:57:29  Show Profile  Visit KnightErrantJR's Homepage Send KnightErrantJR a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey Richard, I have a question that sprouts from my starting to read Queen of the Depths. Did you have any say in what god/goddess was involved, and was there a reason that the theme was not only priests, but preists of goddesses as well? Also, according to how you envisioned it, did the Rage eminate out from north of the Great Glacier, and thus, areas nearby are affected first and strongest, or did all dragons in Faerun start feeling the effects as soon as you know who messed with how the you know what works. Thanks!

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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 21 Jan 2006 :  15:02:16  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I came onto this particular project kind of at the last minute, after the artist had already painted the cover painting.Perhaps because the painting was already done, I was told that the book had to focus on a shalarin priestess of Umberlee, so no, I didn't have any input on that essential detail (everything else, however, was my idea), nor do I know why the Priests series dealt with priestesses as well as priests. But hey, why not?
The Rage hit all of Faerūn at the same time. I just didn't have the extra words to include throwawy scenes of dragons tearing the crap out of the southlands, west coast, etc., but trust me, they're doing it.
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Bocklin
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Posted - 23 Jan 2006 :  15:13:01  Show Profile Send Bocklin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Dear Richard,

I finished reading "Queen of the Depths" this week-end and I really enjoyed it a lot. I liked the approach it had to the whole issue of "faith". Especially how you depicted the quesions of faith in the FR not being centered around "do they exist" (since they know that), but around "do they care" or "does he/she want me to do that or that".

Your shalarin priestess was a great believer! Any god would want somebody like that to serve them.

Thanks for yet another great book and all the enjoyment.

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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 23 Jan 2006 :  15:33:36  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Glad you enjoyed it, Bocklin.
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Lord Nemes
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Posted - 12 Feb 2006 :  21:29:57  Show Profile  Visit Lord Nemes's Homepage Send Lord Nemes a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Richard

I can't wait to read the final book of the Year of the Rogue Dragon (and seeing the cover today don't helped me...)

By the way it makes me wonder if at this point you can tel us what's next after this trilogy. Will we have a Will and Pavel trilogy (I realy like them)? Or semething new/new characters.

Thanks

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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 12 Feb 2006 :  22:18:35  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Something entirely new, but I'm not allowed to talk about it yet.
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Kuje
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Posted - 19 Feb 2006 :  17:22:29  Show Profile  Send Kuje an AOL message  Click to see Kuje's MSN Messenger address  Send Kuje a Yahoo! Message Send Kuje a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Richard,

I don't recall you mentioning that you have a story in the new Valdemar anthology. :)

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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 20 Feb 2006 :  01:54:53  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Maybe I did forget to mention it, Kuje. Thanks for reminding me.
I do indeed have a story in the new Valdemar anthology. It's a fantasy/mystery and a sequel to my previous Valdemar tale, but can (I hope) be enjoyed independently.
Perhaps this is as good a time as any to mention that I'll be writng a Warhammer novel later this year. (Let me make it clear that this is in addition to, not instead of, further contributions to the Realms.)
Don't know yet when it'll come out. Some time in 2007, I hope. I'll provide more details as I get them myself.
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The Sage
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Posted - 20 Feb 2006 :  02:26:25  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oooh! A WH novel. It sounds like it'll be enough for me to start reading Warhammer novels again... . Can't wait to hear more about it Richard .

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

Perhaps this is as good a time as any to mention that I'll be writng a Warhammer novel later this year. (Let me make it clear that this is in addition to, not instead of, further contributions to the Realms.)



That would be the fantasy side, right? The only novels I've read from GW have been the 40k ones dealing with Ragnar Blackmane (I loves my high-tech Vikings! )

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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 20 Feb 2006 :  04:30:34  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes, I'll be dealing with fantasy/medieval Warhammer, not fantasy/futuristic Warhammer 40k.
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Can you share anything else about the WH book you'll be writing Richard? Or is it still underwraps?

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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 20 Feb 2006 :  06:23:09  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Don't know that I'm supposed to share any specifics as of yet. Sorry. Will give more info closer to the time of publication.
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Charles Phipps
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Classic question, whose your favorite character to write for and why?

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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 07 Apr 2006 :  20:29:03  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Guess my all-time favorite character to write is Martin Rivers, who is a sword-and-sorcery hero but not a FR character. He starred in some non-franchise short stories I did a while back, and I expect I'll get back to him again someday.
I guess I like him because he's smart, sensible, and heroic without being goody-goody. His goal in life is to get ahead in his career (knighthood), not right wrongs or fight evil, but he steps up when bad things are happening. In that way, he is, to my mind, more believable and relatable than many paladin- or supehero-style characters. He's also somewhat like many of the Poul Anderson and L. Sprague deCamp protagonists I identified with when I was reading their fiction during my impressionable youth.
Also, his adventures are told in the first person. I enjoy writing first-person, and you don't often get to do it when you're doing heroic fantasy.
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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 14 Apr 2006 :  00:27:49  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I just received my author copies of The Ruin, so I imagine you guys will be able to purchase it soon if it's not available already.
And in the same shameless spirit of self-promotion, I'll remind you that the next issue of Dragon has a short story by me that's another prequel to The Year of Rogue Dragons. It tells of the first meeting of Dorn and Raryn.
Also: Here are the titles and release dates for the three books in my next FR trilogy, The Haunted Land:
Unclean (April, 2007)
Undead (March, 2008)
Unholy (Early, 2009--I didn't know Early was a month, but that's what it says on the advertising page in the front of The Ruin.)
Now you guys know about as much about my career as I do.
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The Sage
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Hmmm... an intriguing choice of title names.

Thanks Richard .

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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 14 Apr 2006 :  03:16:33  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I suggested that we could maintain the motif and call one of the books in the trilogy Uncola, thus, perhaps, scoring some product placement money, but Phil Athans torpedoed the idea.
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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

I suggested that we could maintain the motif and call one of the books in the trilogy Uncola, thus, perhaps, scoring some product placement money, but Phil Athans torpedoed the idea.



Can we refer to the books as the "Un-trilogy"?

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Works for me .

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Darth KTrava
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Posted - 15 Apr 2006 :  00:35:55  Show Profile  Visit Darth KTrava's Homepage  Send Darth KTrava an AOL message Send Darth KTrava a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

I just received my author copies of The Ruin, so I imagine you guys will be able to purchase it soon if it's not available already.
And in the same shameless spirit of self-promotion, I'll remind you that the next issue of Dragon has a short story by me that's another prequel to The Year of Rogue Dragons. It tells of the first meeting of Dorn and Raryn.
Also: Here are the titles and release dates for the three books in my next FR trilogy, The Haunted Land:
Unclean (April, 2007)
Undead (March, 2008)
Unholy (Early, 2009--I didn't know Early was a month, but that's what it says on the advertising page in the front of The Ruin.)
Now you guys know about as much about my career as I do.



Looking forward to the finale of the Rogue Dragons series.

Any idea what the new trilogy is about? Even a tidbit to whet our appetites?

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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 15 Apr 2006 :  07:13:15  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
At this point, can't really say any more than I've said already in a previous post: It's set in Thay and will showcase the undead of the Realms in kinda sorta but not really the same way that Year of Rogue Dragons showcases dragons. There's supposed to be a Realms of the Undead tie-in anthology, also.
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