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BountyHunter
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Posted - 18 Mar 2017 :  09:46:57  Show Profile Send BountyHunter a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Just wondering if there are any big event-type series in the line that I should pick up? I know about The Sundering books, but what else should I look into getting?

I use the term EVENT cuz, yeah, I read a lot of comics and couldn't think of another term.

Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 18 Mar 2017 :  13:34:37  Show Profile  Visit Artemas Entreri's Homepage Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The Avatar Trilogy covers the Time of Troubles.

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BountyHunter
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Posted - 18 Mar 2017 :  14:43:07  Show Profile Send BountyHunter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Okay, cool. Adding that to the list. (Yes, there is a list, and it has categories and everything,)
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Zeromaru X
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Posted - 18 Mar 2017 :  14:53:23  Show Profile Send Zeromaru X a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The Haunted Lands and the Empyrean Odyssey cover the Spellplague.

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BountyHunter
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Posted - 18 Mar 2017 :  17:15:10  Show Profile Send BountyHunter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
OK, those are on the list now.

Should I try and get books 4 and 5 of the Avatar series, or are they not needed?

Edited by - BountyHunter on 18 Mar 2017 17:15:54
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dazzlerdal
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Posted - 18 Mar 2017 :  17:47:05  Show Profile Send dazzlerdal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The number of events is fairly large. Ive never read any novels so couldnt tell you the names but here are a few events.

Threat from the sea
The dracorage
Return of the archwizards
Reclamation of myth drannor

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BountyHunter
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Posted - 18 Mar 2017 :  17:53:49  Show Profile Send BountyHunter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I guess I mean, the BIG ones, world altering ones. I'm not against getting some of the smaller ones, too mind you.

Why haven't you read any of the novels?
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Zeromaru X
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Posted - 18 Mar 2017 :  19:30:22  Show Profile Send Zeromaru X a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Not all people like the changes those novels brought to the canon. As a DM, I can relate with them. Is frustrating to work on a campaign world for a lot of time, and that then a novel came and destroy your world-building in a second. I read the novels, but I tend to ignore events I don't like.

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BountyHunter
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Posted - 18 Mar 2017 :  20:41:01  Show Profile Send BountyHunter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh I get picking and choosing, dazerdall sounds like they don't read ANY of the novels, though.
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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 18 Mar 2017 :  21:00:01  Show Profile  Visit Artemas Entreri's Homepage Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BountyHunter

OK, those are on the list now.

Should I try and get books 4 and 5 of the Avatar series, or are they not needed?




I really enjoyed books 4 and 5 and would definitely recommend them.

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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 18 Mar 2017 :  21:01:18  Show Profile  Visit Artemas Entreri's Homepage Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A few more fun series that covered POTENTIALLY world-changing events are:

The Empires Trilogy
The Threat from the Sea

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BountyHunter
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Posted - 19 Mar 2017 :  11:18:02  Show Profile Send BountyHunter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So that's it? Got them all covered?
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idilippy
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Posted - 22 Mar 2017 :  13:58:14  Show Profile Send idilippy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
In my opinion the better books of the Realms are the smaller, less world-altering ones, rather than the ones centered on the world shattering events. In (loosely and with some possible mistakes) publication order some of the major "event" series are:

Avatar trilogy (plus 2)- about the Time of Troubles
Return of the Archwizards- about the return of Shade
War of the Spider Queen- about Lloth's Silence, debatable how much actually changes
Year of Rogue Dragons- about the dracorage, debatable how much actually changes
Last Mythal- about the elven Return
Lady Penitent- about Lloth and the drow gods
Haunted Lands- about Thay and Szass Tam
Empyrean Odyssey- some Spellplague stuff sorta explained, maybe
Twilight War- more Shade, Sembia changes. Before reading this I recommend the excellent Everis Cale trilogy by the same author, Paul S Kemp, so that you know the characters involved.

After that my Realms book knowledge is low. Hope this helps. If you are interested in the Realms novels I suggest reading many of the smaller scale books more than I would recommend the massive event books. There are many great stories out there that aren't part of massive world altering events.

Edited by - idilippy on 22 Mar 2017 13:59:16
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CorellonsDevout
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Posted - 04 Apr 2017 :  20:03:38  Show Profile  Send CorellonsDevout an AOL message Send CorellonsDevout a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There are many lol

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dazzlerdal
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Posted - 04 Apr 2017 :  20:35:02  Show Profile Send dazzlerdal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BountyHunter

Oh I get picking and choosing, dazerdall sounds like they don't read ANY of the novels, though.



Apologies BountyHunter for not replying sooner.

I don't read novels because I'm primarily a gamer and out of that group a DM. I like to tell the tales rather than read someone elses. Plus after after reading other people's summaries of the novels I decided I would not like the direction some of the novels went in for many of the plot hooks I intended to use for myself.

Rather than being anti-novel I view them as just a bard's rendition of events which is then of course subject to dramatism and elaboration.

For me the real events are quite different from the novel interpretation.

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