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Purple Dragon Knight
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 25 Jul 2008 :  02:41:35  Show Profile  Click to see Purple Dragon Knight's MSN Messenger address Send Purple Dragon Knight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Erik: is that novel set before or after the Spellplague? if before, I will read it; if after, I won't. I still have at least 15 old FR books I haven't read yet, and I haven't been able to keep up with the latest novel releases in the last three years. Therefore, I will have to be honest here and say it will be extremely unlikely I will purchase your novel. Nothing personal though: I will probably buy all the pre-Spellplague novels in time, to complete my "Realms Classic" collection! (which means I will buy all your other novels... )
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The Sage
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As Erik said back on the 18 of July:-
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

quote:
Originally posted by Kyrene

I have to ask: fourteenth or fifteenth century DR?


I'm not giving the specific date, but it is indeed 4e FR.

Cheers


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The Red Walker
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On the previous subject of music, you mentioned something about Seattle. What do you think about the Foo Fighters? I was until last night a casual fan. I went and saw them live in Indianapolis and was blown away, alot of bands get lost in a live show trying to do to much. They were actually better live than on cd. I have not decided which story it would fit(but I think I could write one to fit it!) but the lyrics to The Pretender cry out to be a soundtrack song:

keep you in the dark
you know they all pretend
keep you in the dark
and saw it all begin

send in your skeletons
sing as the bones come marchin' in again
the knee you buried deep
the secrets that you keep are ever ready, are you ready?

I'm finished making sense
done pleading ignorance
that whole defense
spending this energy
but the wheel thats spinnin' me is never ending, never ending
same ol' story

chorus
what if I say you're not like the others
what if I you're not just another one
look at your face, you're the pretender
what if I say I'll never surrender x2

in time I'm so I'm told
I'm just another soul for sale, oh well
the pages I repress
they are not permanent, they are temporary, same ol story

Chorus x2

I'm the voice inside your head you refuse to hear
I'm the face you have to face mirroring yourself
I'm whats left, I'm whats right, I'm the enemy
I'm the hand that takes you down and brings you to your knees

so who are you, yeah who are you, yeah who are you, yeah who are you
even in the dark, you know they all pretend

Chorus

what if I say you're not like the others
(even in the dark, you know they all pretend)
what if I you're not just another one
(even in the dark, you know they all pretend)
look at your face, you're the pretender
(even in the dark, you know they all pretend)
what if I say I'll never surrender x3

so who are you
yeah who are you
yeah who are you
yeah who are you...


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 - 25 Jul 2008 :  06:32:03  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
RW, yes, jaunty hat.

RW, no, not treating them either flippantly or as being of no consequence. My book is meant to honor every work that has come before it.

Thanks Sage, I am quite happy with people's responses so far, and feel that we are being calm and respectful. I did ask--specifically about reading post-4e novels even if you don't support 4e FR--so I think these discussions are fair game.

Lyrna, I don't think for one minute that you dislike the changes simply because you're resistant to change.

PDK--fair enough. It is indeed 4e FR. If you ever feel like changing your mind (because you buy it at a used bookstore or check it out of the public library, thus not sending any funds to WotC), that's cool too.

RW, I am something of a Foo Fighters fan. And that is another song I listened to a lot as I wrote this particular novel.

Cheers

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Purple Dragon Knight
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Posted - 25 Jul 2008 :  07:37:04  Show Profile  Click to see Purple Dragon Knight's MSN Messenger address Send Purple Dragon Knight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

PDK--fair enough. It is indeed 4e FR. If you ever feel like changing your mind (because you buy it at a used bookstore or check it out of the public library, thus not sending any funds to WotC), that's cool too.
Now you got me curious...

Aw screw it! I'll now have to read it... just this once de Bie! ok? just this once!
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sfdragon
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you know, some people's issues with drizzt is that he is in alot of novels, and to them he would of been better if he was in half as many.


each "tethyr" own.


downshadow??? new book of yours eric?

why is being a wizard like being a drow? both are likely to find a dagger in the back from a rival or one looking to further his own goals, fame and power


My FR fan fiction
Magister's GAmbit
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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 25 Jul 2008 :  14:39:12  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie


Lyrna, I don't think for one minute that you dislike the changes simply because you're resistant to change.




Well, I'm happy to hear that.

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 25 Jul 2008 :  15:15:33  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

RW, yes, jaunty hat.
It doesn't get much beeter than a flamboyant bard with a French accent and attitude to match, in a nice jaunty beret Mon ami avec la plume prolifique de la fiction!
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie


RW, no, not treating them either flippantly or as being of no consequence. My book is meant to honor every work that has come before it.
For those unfamiliar with Erik's work, their is nothing he has done to even imply that he would do anything but honor all the work before him!
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie


Thanks Sage, I am quite happy with people's responses so far, and feel that we are being calm and respectful. I did ask--specifically about reading post-4e novels even if you don't support 4e FR--so I think these discussions are fair game.

Lyrna, I don't think for one minute that you dislike the changes simply because you're resistant to change.

PDK--fair enough. It is indeed 4e FR. If you ever feel like changing your mind (because you buy it at a used bookstore or check it out of the public library, thus not sending any funds to WotC), that's cool too.

I may be naive or even silly but I am not sure Wotc links their novels suceesses to 4e(or 3e 3.5e , etc...). If they fell suddenly, their might, but I think they would attribute steady or increased sales to their choice of writers and stories. I think just looking at the authors with so called 4e novels greenlighted(and we surely have not heard of them all!), it is easy to see their commitment to the FR novel line.
quote:

Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie


RW, I am something of a Foo Fighters fan. And that is another song I listened to a lot as I wrote this particular novel.

Cheers

Good to know!! What a great song.....and if you get a chance you must see them live!! The more I reflect , the more certain I am that it was the best live show I have ever seen!

P.S. So did that song make the soundtrack? or any other things Foo?

Edit: Fixed that crazy blue script!

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

Edited by - The Red Walker on 25 Jul 2008 16:08:41
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Erik Scott de Bie
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 25 Jul 2008 :  17:59:05  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 Purple Dragon Knight

Aw screw it! I'll now have to read it... just this once de Bie! ok? just this once!


That's way more than I expected, PDK. I won't let you down.

quote:
Originally posted by sfdragon

downshadow??? new book of yours eric?


Ayep. April 2009.

quote:
Originally posted by Rinonalyrna Fathomlin

quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie
Lyrna, I don't think for one minute that you dislike the changes simply because you're resistant to change.


Well, I'm happy to hear that.


You're one of my favorite people on the boards, of considerable intellect and patience. I would never ascribe any sort of simplistic attitude to you.

I was speaking in *general* terms, that we have more of a tendency as we get more experienced with something, to want to hold onto it tighter. If you hadn't built up so much emotional connection to the Chosen, say, you wouldn't be upset with them disappearing (if that is indeed what happens--I don't know). Maybe you (the young, inexperienced-in-the-Realms you) thought the concept was cool, but if that's what's happening, then whatever. The older you, who has come to view the Chosen as a vital group of almost friends, would feel differently.

That's all I was saying. Not that you or anyone else has made a knee-jerk or snap decision not to like the 4e FR because they just don't like change (though I'm sure many, many have made such a decision)--only that the more experience you have with something, the less likely you are to roll with the punches.

Cheers

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The Red Walker
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Erik are you planning on hitting any events at GenCon?

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 25 Jul 2008 :  20:59:54  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
Mostly, I will be at seminars (Secrets of the Realms, Spin a Yarn, RAS's seminar, probably the 4e seminar), running one of my two events (Thursday and Friday mornings at 8 a.m.--we may have extra space in the Thursday game Cliche Day, if you're around and want to swing by), or at the WotC booth.

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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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 25 Jul 2008 :  23:07:07  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie
You're one of my favorite people on the boards, of considerable intellect and patience. I would never ascribe any sort of simplistic attitude to you.



I'm so pleased to hear that, thank you.

quote:
I was speaking in *general* terms, that we have more of a tendency as we get more experienced with something, to want to hold onto it tighter. If you hadn't built up so much emotional connection to the Chosen, say, you wouldn't be upset with them disappearing (if that is indeed what happens--I don't know). Maybe you (the young, inexperienced-in-the-Realms you) thought the concept was cool, but if that's what's happening, then whatever. The older you, who has come to view the Chosen as a vital group of almost friends, would feel differently.

That's all I was saying. Not that you or anyone else has made a knee-jerk or snap decision not to like the 4e FR because they just don't like change (though I'm sure many, many have made such a decision)--only that the more experience you have with something, the less likely you are to roll with the punches.




I understand that, and agree. I *do* view the Chosen of Mystra as "friends" of a sort, and that's one of many reasons why I would prefer to keep my Realms as it is.

"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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chance87
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Erik,

Reading some of your responses to the like/dislike debate about 4E FR has got me to wondering, especially since you have a novel lined up. Have you received any guidance (that you can tell us about, of course) pertaining to the "flavor text" that you use to describe the Realms?

For instance, the destruction of Halruaa and the introduction of motes has several people comparing the new Realms to certain anime/manga cartoons, where combatants make impossible leaps over chasms and such during the normal course of combat.

An extreme example, I know, but have you been given any "we'd like to impart this feel/we'd like the reader to experience this in such a way" feedback?

Chance
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Caolin
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quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

So. Here's the question.

(And this discussion applies somewhat to all FR novels that are coming out in the foreseeable future.)

Now I know some of you (Wooly, PDK, others) have some stringent and well-reasoned objections to the Realms of 4e. What I want to know is--that established and respected--how likely are you to read Downshadow, my next novel, which is set in the 4e Realms?

Personally, I think the book works regardless of lore or timeline. Though it's clearly a 4e FR novel and holds true to the 4e lore (at least what I knew/know of it at the time, and it highlights what I like best about it), it's a novel for all Realms-fans, whether they read the classic Realms novels or cut their teeth in 2e like I did, or they jumped on in 3e/3.5e, or they haven't so much as heard of these "Forgotten Realms" until 4e. Like Ghostwalker, it is very much a broad-appeal fantasy adventure rather than setting/edition-specific--as opposed to say, Depths of Madness, which was my most 3.5e mechanical novel. It doesn't make you cop to the 4e FR, either--just like you can read, say, Spellfire without conflicted loyalties regarding 1e.

So. Can you guys be persuaded to check it out even if you've set a firm anti-4e FR stance, or are we just going to be talking about my pre-4e stuff?

Cheers



To answer your question, I plan on reading every novel that comes out that is set in the Realms. I love the setting and I love to read. Granted, I am not in love with the changes being made asaI see no good reason for it other than WoTC trying to make a buck. Regardless of my personal feelings I will still support the authors.

But I have faith that everything will be fine once the shock of the changes passes. For me there is precedence because I am also a big fan of the Battletech novels and that universe went through it's own "Spellplague" type change when it was turned into Mechwarrior:DA. I felt the same way about the changes then as I do now about the FR changes. But I ended up accepting and even enjoying the new story line due to the work of their very talented writers. So that is what holds my faith in the changes coming to the Realms. I know that the Realms authors are a very talented bunch, including you Mr. de Bie, and I am looking forward to your next novel set 100yrs in he Realms future.
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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Caolin

But I have faith that everything will be fine once the shock of the changes passes. For me there is precedence because I am also a big fan of the Battletech novels and that universe went through it's own "Spellplague" type change when it was turned into Mechwarrior:DA. I felt the same way about the changes then as I do now about the FR changes. But I ended up accepting and even enjoying the new story line due to the work of their very talented writers. So that is what holds my faith in the changes coming to the Realms. I know that the Realms authors are a very talented bunch, including you Mr. de Bie, and I am looking forward to your next novel set 100yrs in he Realms future.



And once more I am the opposite. I think the Jihad is even more nonsensical and illogical than the Sellplague, and the Duck Ages version of BTech is not at all what I got into the game for. The Fourth Succession War, the Clan invasion, Conventry, Operations Bulldog and Scorpion, the FedCom Civil War -- the only complaints I have about any of those events was that in the novels, the ending of the FCCW seemed rushed, and I didn't like the way Omi was assassinated. But then they hit us with the Jihad and a timejump, and that's where I got off the ride.

Talking about the illogic of the Sellplague irritates me. Talking about the illogic of the Jihad pisses me off.

I said earlier I could have gotten into post-Sellplague FR if it had been a new setting, rather than a mangling of an existing one. That is not true for the Duck Ages stuff.

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Caolin
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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Caolin

But I have faith that everything will be fine once the shock of the changes passes. For me there is precedence because I am also a big fan of the Battletech novels and that universe went through it's own "Spellplague" type change when it was turned into Mechwarrior:DA. I felt the same way about the changes then as I do now about the FR changes. But I ended up accepting and even enjoying the new story line due to the work of their very talented writers. So that is what holds my faith in the changes coming to the Realms. I know that the Realms authors are a very talented bunch, including you Mr. de Bie, and I am looking forward to your next novel set 100yrs in he Realms future.



And once more I am the opposite. I think the Jihad is even more nonsensical and illogical than the Sellplague, and the Duck Ages version of BTech is not at all what I got into the game for. The Fourth Succession War, the Clan invasion, Conventry, Operations Bulldog and Scorpion, the FedCom Civil War -- the only complaints I have about any of those events was that in the novels, the ending of the FCCW seemed rushed, and I didn't like the way Omi was assassinated. But then they hit us with the Jihad and a timejump, and that's where I got off the ride.

Talking about the illogic of the Sellplague irritates me. Talking about the illogic of the Jihad pisses me off.

I said earlier I could have gotten into post-Sellplague FR if it had been a new setting, rather than a mangling of an existing one. That is not true for the Duck Ages stuff.



Heh, sorry if I opened any old wounds here Wooly. I totally agree that the current BT timeline is no where near what it was when it first began. I wish I could explain why I am so accepting of changes like the Jihad and the Spellplague. Maybe I am like a person in an abusive relationship who refuses to leave. Either way I will still enjoy reading the novels regardless of the changes they make. I do hope that you will be able to find some enjoyment of the 4E realms.
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The Red Walker
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I don't know if this is an old "dis-agreement" or if Caolin just hit a raw nerve with Wooly, but this is exactly the type of thing I think Erik was trying to avoid when opening this line of discussion.

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker

I don't know if this is an old "dis-agreement" or if Caolin just hit a raw nerve with Wooly, but this is exactly the type of thing I think Erik was trying to avoid when opening this line of discussion.



The Jihad is a long-standing sore subject with me. And I have, more than once, drawn comparisons betwixt it and the Sellplague -- I just haven't done them here, all that oft, because the number of BattleTech fans here isn't all that large.

I actually refrained from going into my beefs against the Jihad. Other than noting that I hate the Jihad more than the Sellplague, the few times it's come up, it's just not something to discuss here.

So my piece is said.


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The Red Walker
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We won't be seeing any of your wedding footage on Americas Funniest Home Videos will we???


Hope everything went as planned!

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Erik Scott de Bie
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quote:
Originally posted by chance87

An extreme example, I know, but have you been given any "we'd like to impart this feel/we'd like the reader to experience this in such a way" feedback?

To quote Dwight from the office:

"Well let's put it this way:

"No. No, I have not."

Seriously--no such guidance or instruction. If people visualize the Realms as anime-ish/manga-ish, that's up to them, and that's a perfectly fine way to play.

But while I do enjoy a good deal of anime and some manga, I don't see the Realms that way and have never written them that way, including Downshadow. I go for more of a raw/gritty realism--any humanly impossible feats and whatnot come from magic and the like, and I try to give them very human consequences (like broken limbs and gushing blood, etc, etc).

quote:
Originally posted by Caolin

I know that the Realms authors are a very talented bunch, including you Mr. de Bie, and I am looking forward to your next novel set 100yrs in he Realms future.

I appreciate the vote of confidence, and I won't let you down.


And Battletech/Mechwarrior . . . that's the one with the big robots, right?

j/k. I know what Mechwarrior is, and I think we should avoid discussing it overmuch.

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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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

And Battletech/Mechwarrior . . . that's the one with the big robots, right?

j/k. I know what Mechwarrior is, and I think we should avoid discussing it overmuch.

Cheers



Oh, after saying I hate the Jihad, I'm not going to go into it further. I've argued it enough times on another forum, and also with my best friend.

I did, however, important a FedSuns MechWarrior into the Realms (Sierkan Dahl, one of Waterdeep's Hidden Lords). And one of my Hooks focused on an awakened fox named Davios -- which was very much inspired by "the Fox" Hanse Davion (I even thought of naming him Hanse, but it was too obvious and not Realms-y enough).

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I've enjoyed your short stories set in the realms, and I've enjoyed your novels, so I'll definately buy your new stuff as well. That said, my days of buying everything that has the FR-logo on it is over with 4th edition, so if you want more sales in my direction - just don't start sucking

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Posted - 28 Jul 2008 :  04:53:52  Show Profile  Visit Hawkins's Homepage Send Hawkins a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Erik,

Since all that I have read of your writing so far is "The Greater Treasure" from Realms of the Elves (which I did enjoy, thought I thought that the whole sex w/ a demon scene was a bit too graphic for my taste), and you were asking about whether or not we will buy your 4e Realms novel, I decided to pick up Ghostwalker and Depths of Madness on Amazon today. Then I will have a better basis on which to decide whether I will buy Downshadow or not.

Thanks,
Hawkins

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Kajehase
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Posted - 28 Jul 2008 :  05:38:31  Show Profile Send Kajehase a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh, and I still think that Downshadow is about a dog trainer.

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 29 Jul 2008 :  04:35:58  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 Kajehase

I've enjoyed your short stories set in the realms, and I've enjoyed your novels, so I'll definately buy your new stuff as well.
...
just don't start sucking


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quote:
Originally posted by HawkinstheDM

Since all that I have read of your writing so far is "The Greater Treasure" from Realms of the Elves (which I did enjoy, thought I thought that the whole sex w/ a demon scene was a bit too graphic for my taste), and you were asking about whether or not we will buy your 4e Realms novel, I decided to pick up Ghostwalker and Depths of Madness on Amazon today. Then I will have a better basis on which to decide whether I will buy Downshadow or not.

More than fair enough.

I will say that Downshadow is much more like GW than DoM.

You thought the scene with Graz'zt was a little too graphic, eh? I'm curious--tell me more?

quote:
Originally posted by Kajehase

Oh, and I still think that Downshadow is about a dog trainer.

Heh--but *whose* dog?

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

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