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Erik Scott de Bie
Forgotten Realms Author

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Posted - 14 Feb 2007 :  00:29:30  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

Erik, you may be interested to know that I've turned several EV fans onto your upcoming Depths of Madness novel. After recent discussions popped up, on another forum that I frequent, about worthwhile fantasy books to read (and taking note of the fact that many of those posting were also EV fans), I directed them to your blog and to your discussions here about Depths. Needless to say, you've now got a whole bunch of new fans intrigued by the character of Twilight... Of course, some were already familiar with her from "The Greatest Treasure", and so, were only keen to learn more.


How awesome! My "music ramblings" can have an unexpected effect, it seems. How radiant.

quote:
And, in a related side-note, the Lady K and I will be attending a concert on Thursday that just happens to feature a particular individual who formed part of your inspiration for the character of Twilight.


Ooh! Have a good time! Make sure to tell me how it was.

Cheers

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'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 14 Feb 2007 :  00:31:35  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rinonalyrna Fathomlin


Also, if I don't win the contest, I will gladly pay for a signed copy.



Ha! Makes it sound like I'm charging for signatures.

But no, it wouldn't cost you any more than ordering from Amazon, say.

I'm also going to work out some system to have people send me books for me to sign, as well.

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

Also check out my Realms work, most recently Shadowbane: Eye of Justice, out now on e-readers everywhere! (Kindle, Nook)
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The Red Walker
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Posted - 14 Feb 2007 :  00:49:33  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

Ha! Makes it sound like I'm charging for signatures.

But no, it wouldn't cost you any more than ordering from Amazon, say.

I'm also going to work out some system to have people send me books for me to sign, as well.

Cheers



Cool! I think I can whip up a checkbook for you to "sign"!

Tally Ho!

A little nonsense now and then, relished by the wisest men - Willy Wonka

"We need men who can dream of things that never were." -

John F. Kennedy, speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963
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Copper Elven Vampire
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quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker

Ohhhhhhh Boy, what a scene!!!


I just read the sample chapter for Depths!!!(http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=products/frnovel/959727400)


Erik....you are a hell of a tease. I loved it.

Two lines stand out:

1) Now they were four: a sword, an axe, a caster, and a liar.

Hmmmm......I wonder who the liar is!! What a well turned phrase!!

2) They heard a devilís bemused chuckle.

ooohhhhhhhhhhh.......I got chills down my Spine!!!

Nice job of letting us use our imaginations here to add that darkness we like so well in your work.


P.S. I cannot wait for This Book!


P.S.S. I told my wife if I win a copy in your contest, I am going to seranade her with a rousing rendition of " I've got a Golden Ticket!"


I would assume the "Liar" would be a most devoted follower of Erevan Ilesere by the frivolous name of Fox-at-Twilight. At least I beg and hope Erevan it's so. Could I be right?

(I haven't read beneath this quote yet)
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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 19 Feb 2007 :  15:35:31  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Copper Elven Vampire

I would assume the "Liar" would be a most devoted follower of Erevan Ilesere by the frivolous name of Fox-at-Twilight. At least I beg and hope Erevan it's so. Could I be right?


Why yes, you could indeed, and in fact, you are!

Cheers


Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

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The Sage
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Posted - 19 Feb 2007 :  23:36:15  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
Erik, as per your request, my email has been sent!

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Posted - 28 Feb 2007 :  23:53:27  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
Erik, my promised update my be a little late. Something else has come up.

I'll get to it early next week.

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 01 Mar 2007 :  01:57:01  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
No worries.

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 08 Mar 2007 :  00:38:50  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Erik, do you think that "That Time Of The Tenday" will be available before Depths arrives?

Not sure how much longer I can hold out on 'light withdrawl!

A little nonsense now and then, relished by the wisest men - Willy Wonka

"We need men who can dream of things that never were." -

John F. Kennedy, speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963
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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 08 Mar 2007 :  15:46:52  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker

Erik, do you think that "That Time Of The Tenday" will be available before Depths arrives?

Not sure how much longer I can hold out on 'light withdrawl!



No idea -- it's up to the Wizards webfolk.

As I recall, "Wayfarer" didn't appear until a couple weeks after Ghostwalker, so it's entirely possible "TToTT" (neat how that works out) won't show up until after some folks have already read {i}Depths[/i].

It technically occurs before, but as it's a companion piece (or, at least, that's the intention) you can read it at any point and understand it on different levels depending on how far you are in the book (or even if you haven't started the book).

I'm kinda hoping for next week, but we'll see.

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

Also check out my Realms work, most recently Shadowbane: Eye of Justice, out now on e-readers everywhere! (Kindle, Nook)
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The Red Walker
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Posted - 09 Mar 2007 :  15:14:20  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

No idea -- it's up to the Wizards webfolk.

As I recall, "Wayfarer" didn't appear until a couple weeks after Ghostwalker, so it's entirely possible "TToTT" (neat how that works out) won't show up until after some folks have already read {i}Depths[/i].

It technically occurs before, but as it's a companion piece (or, at least, that's the intention) you can read it at any point and understand it on different levels depending on how far you are in the book (or even if you haven't started the book).

I'm kinda hoping for next week, but we'll see.

Cheers



Drat those Wizards of the Web!!

Hmmmmpphh....I used to know a handy spell that would take care of them.....fireball....Now how did that go....

A little nonsense now and then, relished by the wisest men - Willy Wonka

"We need men who can dream of things that never were." -

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The Sage
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Posted - 12 Mar 2007 :  04:37:47  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
Erik, I'm done.

'Tis sent. Let me know if it's all okay?



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The Sage
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Oh, BTW, my copy of Depths of Madness actually did arrive today, an hour ago in fact.

And I loved the 'Acknowledgments'. 'Tis another win for Candlekeep!

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 12 Mar 2007 :  14:32:10  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

'Tis sent. Let me know if it's all okay?


I figure it will take a day or so before it shows up on my account -- I'll let you know when it clears and whatnot.

quote:
Oh, BTW, my copy of Depths of Madness actually did arrive today, an hour ago in fact.


Like magic. ;)

quote:
And I loved the 'Acknowledgments'. 'Tis another win for Candlekeep!


Quite welcome.

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 12 Mar 2007 :  14:35:22  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The DoM webstory, "That Time of the Tenday," appears to be up, if not yet linked to their book publishing page (you can find it on the product page for Depths).

http://ww2.wizards.com/Books/Wizards/?doc=fr_depthsofmadnessstory

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

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Posted - 21 Mar 2007 :  09:36:56  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well met

My copy of Depths of Madness arrived today (just in time, as i'll be taking a short break away for a couple of days), so just wanted to thank ye Erik for the acknowledgement to Candlekeep 'tis much appreciated and we're most honored to have a mention in thy tome.

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 21 Mar 2007 :  15:34:21  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Alaundo

Well met

My copy of Depths of Madness arrived today (just in time, as i'll be taking a short break away for a couple of days), so just wanted to thank ye Erik for the acknowledgement to Candlekeep 'tis much appreciated and we're most honored to have a mention in thy tome.



You are very welcome, and very much deserving.

My thanks goes out to all the scribes here at the Keep, without whom my writing would not be what it is today.

Cheers

P.S. Best wishes on your break!

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 22 Mar 2007 :  00:01:53  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

My thanks goes out to all the scribes here at the Keep, without whom my writing would not be what it is today.




Yes indeed, I thought that little acknowledgement was totally cool.

"Instead of asking why we sleep, it might make sense to ask why we wake. Perchance we live to dream. From that perspective, the sea of troubles we navigate in the workaday world might be the price we pay for admission to another night in the world of dreams."
--Richard Greene (letter to Time)
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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 26 Mar 2007 :  23:43:09  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There is an *Interview* about Depths up on the Wizards site. It gives a little insight into the various characters and whatnot -- check it out!

http://ww2.wizards.com/Books/Wizards/?doc=fr_depthsofmadnessinterview

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Erik Scott de Bie

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Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

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The Sage
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Posted - 27 Mar 2007 :  00:43:49  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
Right, now... after a slight delay [caused by the fact that my Lady read through it first!], I've finally started Depths. Erik, I'll chime in on the Book Club discussions soon enough.

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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 27 Mar 2007 :  02:14:24  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Nice interview, and I definitely agree that DoM is dark without being so dark that it's no longer truly fun to read or experience. Not that there isn't a place for those types of stories, but that's not what I like in a Realms novel.

"Instead of asking why we sleep, it might make sense to ask why we wake. Perchance we live to dream. From that perspective, the sea of troubles we navigate in the workaday world might be the price we pay for admission to another night in the world of dreams."
--Richard Greene (letter to Time)
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quote:
Originally posted by Rinonalyrna Fathomlin

Nice interview, and I definitely agree that DoM is dark without being so dark that it's no longer truly fun to read or experience. Not that there isn't a place for those types of stories, but that's not what I like in a Realms novel.

I was intending on reading the interview earlier this very morn, but since I only just started Depths last evening it is, perhaps, not such a good idea to do so now.

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 27 Mar 2007 :  02:31:20  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I look forward to it, Sage!

quote:
Originally posted by Rinonalyrna Fathomlin

Nice interview, and I definitely agree that DoM is dark without being so dark that it's no longer truly fun to read or experience. Not that there isn't a place for those types of stories, but that's not what I like in a Realms novel.



That's pretty much what I go for.

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Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 28 Mar 2007 :  00:45:40  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by Rinonalyrna Fathomlin

Nice interview, and I definitely agree that DoM is dark without being so dark that it's no longer truly fun to read or experience. Not that there isn't a place for those types of stories, but that's not what I like in a Realms novel.

I was intending on reading the interview earlier this very morn, but since I only just started Depths last evening it is, perhaps, not such a good idea to do so now.




The interview doesn't spoil anything (at least not that I recall).

"Instead of asking why we sleep, it might make sense to ask why we wake. Perchance we live to dream. From that perspective, the sea of troubles we navigate in the workaday world might be the price we pay for admission to another night in the world of dreams."
--Richard Greene (letter to Time)
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Thanks Rino.

I'll take a look later this morning.

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