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Alaundo
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Posted - 26 Jan 2005 :  23:34:22  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Well met

This being a collective scroll of any questions the Scribes and visitors of Candlekeep wish to put to a new author of the Realms, namely - James P Davis, author of the upcoming novel for the new Wizards Series - Bloodwalk.

Present your questions herein and check back to see what news may also come forth from the quill of this author.

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Edited by - Alaundo on 26 Jan 2005 23:35:58

SiriusBlack
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Posted - 27 Jan 2005 :  02:52:34  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Here's a good first question. I have heard no details about this novel. What can the author tell us regarding it?
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James P. Davis
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
244 Posts

Posted - 27 Jan 2005 :  06:40:56  Show Profile  Visit James P. Davis's Homepage Send James P. Davis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hmmm, what to say so far in advance?

Well, it's very dark (very literally), it's set in the South (Border Kingdoms/ Shaar area)and began with a simple, almost classic, premise which I spiraled into what I hope is perceived to be a very emotional and epic little tale.

Sorry to be so vague, but I've only just finished the first draft and am waiting on Susan Morris (my editor) for rewrites, revisions and so forth. However since this thread has been started I'll e-mail Susan and find out just what details I can deliver this early.

In other news though, there will be a sample of Bloodwalk in the upcoming Realms of the Dragons II anthology in which I also will have a short story entitled "Possessions" . Both of which I am anxious to hear everyone's thoughts on.

(PS: Much thanks to Alaundo for opening this thread, I know I don't have very many posts to my name, but ever since I joined the site not a night goes by that I don't stop by to read the latest. Thanks again!)

"Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red."--Clive Barker

FR: RotD2:"Possessions"
Wizards:Bloodwalk
Citadels: The Shield of Weeping Ghosts
Wilds: The Restless Shore
Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep: Circle of Skulls (May 2010)
Book trailers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC-ska7ohVk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvFdQ8bLp0

Edited by - James P. Davis on 27 Jan 2005 06:46:23
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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 27 Jan 2005 :  07:46:45  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by James P. Davis
Sorry to be so vague, but I've only just finished the first draft and am waiting on Susan Morris (my editor) for rewrites, revisions and so forth. However since this thread has been started I'll e-mail Susan and find out just what details I can deliver this early.



Thanks for what you have shared so far and for trying to find out what more you can reveal.
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EdGentry
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Posted - 30 Mar 2005 :  19:45:45  Show Profile  Visit EdGentry's Homepage Send EdGentry a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mr. Davis,

I noticed in Erik Scott de Bie's thread that he has a story in the upcoming Realms of the Elves anthology. Will you have a story in it as well?

Does anyone know of a dependable list of those who do?

http://www.edgentry.com
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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 30 Mar 2005 :  19:58:15  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by EdGentry
Does anyone know of a dependable list of those who do?



The only ones I know of that have confirmed involvement in the anthology so far are: Paul Kemp, Elaine Cunningham, and Erik Scott de Bie.
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James P. Davis
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USA
244 Posts

Posted - 30 Mar 2005 :  22:24:01  Show Profile  Visit James P. Davis's Homepage Send James P. Davis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
I noticed in Erik Scott de Bie's thread that he has a story in the upcoming Realms of the Elves anthology. Will you have a story in it as well?

Nope, sorry, didn't get tapped on the shoulder for that one unfortunately. I think I may have been still finishing up Bloodwalk when that call went out.
Sorry I haven't replied here in so long, turns out it is very early to be discussing details about Bloodwalk. I am looking forward to the upcoming Realms of the Dragons II anthology. I'll finally have something on the shelf to talk about!
In the meantime, new secret project proposal in the works, lots of research and Realms history, fun stuff!

"Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red."--Clive Barker

FR: RotD2:"Possessions"
Wizards:Bloodwalk
Citadels: The Shield of Weeping Ghosts
Wilds: The Restless Shore
Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep: Circle of Skulls (May 2010)
Book trailers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC-ska7ohVk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvFdQ8bLp0
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George Krashos
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Posted - 31 Mar 2005 :  00:51:17  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by James P. Davis
In the meantime, new secret project proposal in the works, lots of research and Realms history, fun stuff!



Now that sounds very intriguing and interesting. I like the "Realms history" part.

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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The Hooded One
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Posted - 31 Mar 2005 :  00:55:01  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think we can safely add Ed of the Greenwood to the author list for REALMS OF THE ELVES.
love to all,
THO
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Paec_djinn
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Posted - 31 Mar 2005 :  11:25:33  Show Profile  Visit Paec_djinn's Homepage Send Paec_djinn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
The only ones I know of that have confirmed involvement in the anthology so far are: Paul Kemp, Elaine Cunningham, and Erik Scott de Bie.

Gonna guess that since RoE is tied to the Last Mythal trilogy, Richard Baker's a safe bet.

quote:
Sorry I haven't replied here in so long, turns out it is very early to be discussing details about Bloodwalk. I am looking forward to the upcoming Realms of the Dragons II anthology. I'll finally have something on the shelf to talk about!
In the meantime, new secret project proposal in the works, lots of research and Realms history, fun stuff!

I'm looking forward to RotD II as much as you are. I'm very interested in less-known authors, dragons and especially anthologies. It's gonna be interesting to read a story by new and varied authors. Plus, there's the four sample chapters to look forward to.

Secret project? Any slight teasers it's safe to tell?
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James P. Davis
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 01 Apr 2005 :  07:29:42  Show Profile  Visit James P. Davis's Homepage Send James P. Davis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Paec_djinn posted:
quote:
Secret project? Any slight teasers it's safe to tell?


Hmmm, a slight teaser? Well, let's just say I thought your name was quite a coincidence...

"Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red."--Clive Barker

FR: RotD2:"Possessions"
Wizards:Bloodwalk
Citadels: The Shield of Weeping Ghosts
Wilds: The Restless Shore
Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep: Circle of Skulls (May 2010)
Book trailers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC-ska7ohVk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvFdQ8bLp0
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Paec_djinn
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Posted - 01 Apr 2005 :  07:54:24  Show Profile  Visit Paec_djinn's Homepage Send Paec_djinn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Quite the coincidence, eh?

Thanks for the tease, best of luck with it.

Edited by - Paec_djinn on 01 Apr 2005 07:55:34
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James P. Davis
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 01 Apr 2005 :  11:23:03  Show Profile  Visit James P. Davis's Homepage Send James P. Davis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Paec_djinn

Quite the coincidence, eh?

Thanks for the tease, best of luck with it.



No prob 'djinn' . If everything works out I'll make sure to leak some more 'teasers' as info becomes declassified.

"Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red."--Clive Barker

FR: RotD2:"Possessions"
Wizards:Bloodwalk
Citadels: The Shield of Weeping Ghosts
Wilds: The Restless Shore
Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep: Circle of Skulls (May 2010)
Book trailers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC-ska7ohVk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvFdQ8bLp0
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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 01 Apr 2005 :  13:19:50  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by James P. Davis
No prob 'djinn' . If everything works out I'll make sure to leak some more 'teasers' as info becomes declassified.



Can you tell us if this "secret project" is a novel or gaming product?
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James P. Davis
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
244 Posts

Posted - 02 Apr 2005 :  12:48:24  Show Profile  Visit James P. Davis's Homepage Send James P. Davis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh definitely a novel, I love playing the game, but I'll leave the design arena to the professionals...for now anyway.

"Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red."--Clive Barker

FR: RotD2:"Possessions"
Wizards:Bloodwalk
Citadels: The Shield of Weeping Ghosts
Wilds: The Restless Shore
Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep: Circle of Skulls (May 2010)
Book trailers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC-ska7ohVk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvFdQ8bLp0
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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 02 Apr 2005 :  17:08:44  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by James P. Davis

Oh definitely a novel, I love playing the game, but I'll leave the design arena to the professionals...for now anyway.



Just wanted to check since Thomas M. Reid has also done gaming products. Thanks for the reply and I look forward to hearing more about the project when you can speak about it.
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James P. Davis
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 27 Apr 2005 :  07:09:48  Show Profile  Visit James P. Davis's Homepage Send James P. Davis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Realms of the Dragons II is hitting shelves now, so I finally have something substantial I can answer questions about. I'm reading good stuff from the other newbies so far as well. Happy hunting!

--James

"Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red."--Clive Barker

FR: RotD2:"Possessions"
Wizards:Bloodwalk
Citadels: The Shield of Weeping Ghosts
Wilds: The Restless Shore
Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep: Circle of Skulls (May 2010)
Book trailers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC-ska7ohVk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvFdQ8bLp0
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Kameron M. Franklin
Forgotten Realms Author

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Posted - 27 Apr 2005 :  17:03:10  Show Profile  Visit Kameron M. Franklin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
No fair! I've been dying to read the work of my fellow contributors.

"You keep saying that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." --Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride
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James P. Davis
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USA
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Posted - 08 Aug 2005 :  20:47:57  Show Profile  Visit James P. Davis's Homepage Send James P. Davis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wow, I haven't been around here in a while, but here's a minor update. I'm finishing up the final edits on Bloodwalk (way ahead of schedule so far) and could possibly score an earlier release date. I'll update again as soon as info becomes available and the NDA's are cleared.

Best,
--James

"Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red."--Clive Barker

FR: RotD2:"Possessions"
Wizards:Bloodwalk
Citadels: The Shield of Weeping Ghosts
Wilds: The Restless Shore
Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep: Circle of Skulls (May 2010)
Book trailers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC-ska7ohVk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvFdQ8bLp0
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Xysma
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Posted - 09 Aug 2005 :  02:59:17  Show Profile  Visit Xysma's Homepage Send Xysma a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I look forward to it. I enjoyed "Possessions", I found it to be among my favorites in the Realms of the Dragons II. The inclusion of the Fang dragon made the story seem more "Realmsian" to me, and I thought the concept of the story was very interesting. Any little teasers you can throw out about your upcoming tome (without violating NDAs of course) would be greatly appreciated.

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James P. Davis
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USA
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Posted - 10 Aug 2005 :  23:11:48  Show Profile  Visit James P. Davis's Homepage Send James P. Davis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
I look forward to it. I enjoyed "Possessions", I found it to be among my favorites in the Realms of the Dragons II. The inclusion of the Fang dragon made the story seem more "Realmsian" to me, and I thought the concept of the story was very interesting.

Thanks for the kind words Xysma, I'm glad you liked it. I must say, the Realmsian factor of the fang dragon was appealing, but I'd decided on the type pretty early on just because they're my favorite. Plus, being in an urban setting, I needed a dragon that had a more murderous aspect to it: no breath weapons or powerful magic, just claws and teeth (not to mention that vicious tail).
I believe I mentioned elsewhere that there is a very well hidden "easter egg" in the story that references its "true crime" inspiration. Another as of yet unsolved set of mysterious murders. Check the street names, you might catch it.
quote:
Any little teasers you can throw out about your upcoming tome (without violating NDAs of course) would be greatly appreciated.

Sorry, nothing yet, but while the titular character has been introduced via the sample in the anthology, the protagonist is (I think) the first of his race to be featured as a primary in a Realms book. More on this as secrets are unveiled.

Best,
--James

"Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red."--Clive Barker

FR: RotD2:"Possessions"
Wizards:Bloodwalk
Citadels: The Shield of Weeping Ghosts
Wilds: The Restless Shore
Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep: Circle of Skulls (May 2010)
Book trailers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC-ska7ohVk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvFdQ8bLp0
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Xysma
Master of Realmslore

USA
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Posted - 17 Aug 2005 :  16:59:43  Show Profile  Visit Xysma's Homepage Send Xysma a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by James P. Davis

I believe I mentioned elsewhere that there is a very well hidden "easter egg" in the story that references its "true crime" inspiration. Another as of yet unsolved set of mysterious murders. Check the street names, you might catch it.




I will have to go back and look for it, thanks.

War to slay, not to fight long and glorious.
Aermhar of the Tangletrees
Year of the Hooded Falcon

Xysma's Gallery
Guide to the Tomes and Tales of the Realms download from Candlekeep
Anthologies and Tales Overviews

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James P. Davis
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Posted - 24 Feb 2006 :  06:39:40  Show Profile  Visit James P. Davis's Homepage Send James P. Davis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just noticed the WOTC website has posted a blurb about Bloodwalk that is, of course, very brief (quite "blurby"), but it's the most info out yet.

"This novel focuses on a sorcereress with the hellish magic of a blood magus at her command and a mounting ambition for territory and domination in her heart -- and a ghostwalker’s attempts to defend a village from her seemingly inevitable success."

Not sure if 'sorcereress' is the right word (too many "er's" seems like), but it's the basic idea. Here's the link:

http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=products/frnovel/955467400

Best,
--James

"Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red."--Clive Barker

FR: RotD2:"Possessions"
Wizards:Bloodwalk
Citadels: The Shield of Weeping Ghosts
Wilds: The Restless Shore
Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep: Circle of Skulls (May 2010)
Book trailers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC-ska7ohVk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvFdQ8bLp0
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Alaundo
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Posted - 24 Feb 2006 :  08:52:58  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 James P. Davis

Just noticed the WOTC website has posted a blurb about Bloodwalk that is, of course, very brief (quite "blurby"), but it's the most info out yet.

"This novel focuses on a sorcereress with the hellish magic of a blood magus at her command and a mounting ambition for territory and domination in her heart -- and a ghostwalker’s attempts to defend a village from her seemingly inevitable success."

Not sure if 'sorcereress' is the right word (too many "er's" seems like), but it's the basic idea. Here's the link:

http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=products/frnovel/955467400

Best,
--James



Well met

Thank ye for the update, James. I'm certainly looking forward to the novel and hope thou shalt be joining us in the discussions within the book club, upon it's release?

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James P. Davis
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Posted - 24 Feb 2006 :  10:00:33  Show Profile  Visit James P. Davis's Homepage Send James P. Davis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Alaundo
Thank ye for the update, James. I'm certainly looking forward to the novel and hope thou shalt be joining us in the discussions within the book club, upon it's release?


Certainly Alaundo, count me in! I look forward to hearing what everyone thinks of it.

Also, depending on the next couple of weeks, I may have more news on the way. And quite likely a webstory to coincide with the novel's release (since those seem to be getting popular now). More later!

Best,
--James

"Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red."--Clive Barker

FR: RotD2:"Possessions"
Wizards:Bloodwalk
Citadels: The Shield of Weeping Ghosts
Wilds: The Restless Shore
Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep: Circle of Skulls (May 2010)
Book trailers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC-ska7ohVk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvFdQ8bLp0
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Lameth
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Posted - 24 Feb 2006 :  16:46:45  Show Profile  Visit Lameth's Homepage  Send Lameth an ICQ Message Send Lameth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by James P. Davis

Wow, I haven't been around here in a while, but here's a minor update. I'm finishing up the final edits on Bloodwalk (way ahead of schedule so far) and could possibly score an earlier release date. I'll update again as soon as info becomes available and the NDA's are cleared.

Best,
--James



Earlier release date?
When will the book hit the shelves?
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