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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 30 Sep 2005 :  21:01:58  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Erik: Did you see that your novel is solicited in the new issue of Previews? I always get a kick out of seeing my books listed in there.
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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 01 Oct 2005 :  00:06:52  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
I had not noticed that. In fact, I don't believe I've heard of this "Previews" bit. Where might I find info?

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

I had not noticed that. In fact, I don't believe I've heard of this "Previews" bit. Where might I find info?

Cheers



I believe he's referring to the big catalog comic and game stores get. A lot of them give or sell copies to their customers. It's like 400 pages, as I recall, and lists the stuff that's coming out in 3 months' time. It has comics, toys, DVDs, anime, collectibles, all sorts of stuff.

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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 01 Oct 2005 :  04:24:38  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wooly's right. That's what I was referring to.
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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 23 Nov 2005 :  21:11:27  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
Well met, all assembled,

It's only November 23, but apparently, an old friend of mine managed to snag a copy of Ghostwalker yesterday (YESTERDAY!).

Apologies if it's a hoax, but I doubt it from the party mage. Hoaxes are more the party thief's style (party thief = ME).

So I guess that means that people MAY be able to find it. . . no guarantees. Just, if you're heading to the bookstore anyway, you might take a glance.

Cheers

Erik
Who is struggling to resist the urge to run out of the office in the middle of the day just to search bookstores ala the events surrounding RotD2.

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Malarick
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quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

So I guess that means that people MAY be able to find it. . . no guarantees. Just, if you're heading to the bookstore anyway, you might take a glance.


And remember the place to discuss this novel will be in the Candlekeep book club! We will have the threads up for you in time for the December release, and this is one I am looking forward to.

I hope there will be plenty of you joining in the discussion through the month of December!

Malarick
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Kajehase
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I know that the Swedish internet bookstore I use (www.bokus.se) has it. I'll have to wait until January, though, as I found some books I thought was unavailable and don't dare to wait with buying - but I promise to get Ghostwalker once I have those.

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 23 Nov 2005 :  23:59:10  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 Malarick

quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

So I guess that means that people MAY be able to find it. . . no guarantees. Just, if you're heading to the bookstore anyway, you might take a glance.


And remember the place to discuss this novel will be in the Candlekeep book club! We will have the threads up for you in time for the December release, and this is one I am looking forward to.

I hope there will be plenty of you joining in the discussion through the month of December!



Depends what gets discussed. I'd be more than happy to answer questions about anything and everything (I assure you, it all has an answer -- even the really mysterious stuff ). Also discussing the characters, plot events. . . The area I'll be a bit limited on will be reviews and critiques (stock answers being: "Oh, glad you enjoyed, then" and "Oh bother -- sorry you feel that way"). :)

And, of course, it depends on time. I'm under deadline to write Depths, after all -- by January, and I told my editor I'd be early. What a fool, eh?

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

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James P. Davis
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Posted - 24 Nov 2005 :  01:56:09  Show Profile  Visit James P. Davis's Homepage Send James P. Davis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Gah! I knew I should have checked on it today, darn slow shipping trucks, grumble, grumble...
Oh well, looking forward to nabbing one.
Congrats Erik!

Best,
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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 27 Nov 2005 :  23:33:20  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
It's official, and it's not a hoax. I've got the copy in my hand to prove it: Ghostwalker is out in some stores.

Neat that they put it on the shelves just before Thanksgiving, so that it was there for post-Turkey day shopping.

(Gah! Erik you capitalist pig-dog!)

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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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 28 Nov 2005 :  21:00:00  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
Oh, and one other thing:

In a few days, I'm pretty sure that Wizards will put up on their website some supplementary stuff I wrote for Ghostwalker:

- An interview with me about the book (probably best read before reading the book)

- A character profile of one of the main characters

- A supplementary short story concerning another of the principle characters, which can be read before or after the book -- your choice.

So you have some Ghostwalker stuff to read even if you don't have the book / time yet. :)

The story ("Wayfarer") takes place three hours after the prelude to Ghostwalker and just less than fifteen years before the first chapter. It's the kind of story you can read before you read the book, during, or after -- all that will change is how you perceive it. I don't think it spoils anything. What it does do is give a great taste of what the book is like.

I would imagine they'll put them up December 1st, when the site gets updated, but they might wait until next week. We'll see.

Anyway -- now you have something else to look forward to 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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Alaundo
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Posted - 28 Nov 2005 :  21:24:43  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 Erik Scott de Bie

Oh, and one other thing:

In a few days, I'm pretty sure that Wizards will put up on their website some supplementary stuff I wrote for Ghostwalker:

- An interview with me about the book (probably best read before reading the book)

- A character profile of one of the main characters

- A supplementary short story concerning another of the principle characters, which can be read before or after the book -- your choice.

So you have some Ghostwalker stuff to read even if you don't have the book / time yet. :)

The story ("Wayfarer") takes place three hours after the prelude to Ghostwalker and just less than fifteen years before the first chapter. It's the kind of story you can read before you read the book, during, or after -- all that will change is how you perceive it. I don't think it spoils anything. What it does do is give a great taste of what the book is like.

I would imagine they'll put them up December 1st, when the site gets updated, but they might wait until next week. We'll see.

Anyway -- now you have something else to look forward to as well!

Cheers




Well met

Splendid. A very nice little extra for the tale, Erik. Thank ye for bringing this important piece of news to us.

Due to the close tie into the Ghostwalker tale and timeline, this tale will have a scroll within the book club next month

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 28 Nov 2005 :  21:48:03  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
quote:
Splendid. A very nice little extra for the tale, Erik. Thank ye for bringing this important piece of news to us.


Well, it is my hope that you'll get your money's worth from this scribe. ;)

Many thanks to the wondrous folks at WotC for letting me put up the short -- in particular, Susan, my editor, and the web guys!

quote:
Due to the close tie into the Ghostwalker tale and timeline, this tale will have a scroll within the book club next month



That's an excellent plan. This way, folks who haven't read the novel or aren't planning to can join in the Book Club if they want!

But by all means -- check out the short when it shows up. It gives an excellent taste of the tone of Ghostwalker. It's written far after the novel (I wrote it a month ago, and the novel I finished eight or ten months ago), but it can be read before, during, after, whenever!

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

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Kajehase
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Posted - 28 Nov 2005 :  22:53:59  Show Profile Send Kajehase a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

The story ("Wayfarer") takes place three hours after the prelude to Ghostwalker and just less than fifteen years before the first chapter. It's the kind of story you can read before you read the book, during, or after -- all that will change is how you perceive it. I don't think it spoils anything. What it does do is give a great taste of what the book is like.


So, does that mean we have to read it three times?! And here I thought the one good thing about bumming out of university was that I'd not need to do any more homework...

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 28 Nov 2005 :  23:24:31  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 Kajehase

So, does that mean we have to read it three times?! And here I thought the one good thing about bumming out of university was that I'd not need to do any more homework...



Oh no -- you CAN, certainly, but you'll probably get everything with one read. One's quite enough.

On the other hand, if you really want to wring the most you can out of it, read it once before Ghostwalker, then again after, and fill in all the blanks you didn't catch the first time (unless you're psychic, in which case. . .).

In any case, don't trip.

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)

Edited by - Erik Scott de Bie on 28 Nov 2005 23:25:25
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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 30 Nov 2005 :  21:29:07  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
A sample chapter (well, two: prelude and chapter 1) is up:

http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=products/frnovel/956027400

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 05 Dec 2005 :  17:06:55  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
Still no "Wayfarer," folks.

There's a character profile, though: Arya Venkyr


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Wooly Rupert
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BTW, Erik, if I recall correctly, it was eventually figured out how bees fly: the way they flap their wings creates a low-pressure vortex over the wing, greatly increasing the lift.

I just thought I'd mention that, since you mentioned that old mystery in that interview.

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Edited by - Wooly Rupert on 05 Dec 2005 22:43:37
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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 05 Dec 2005 :  20:00:39  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 can always count on you, my dear hamster. ;)

I believe what I was going for was: ". . .shouldn't be able to fly, but does through the miracle of SCIENCE!" but that was just too long for a simple gag. :)

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warlockco
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Posted - 12 Dec 2005 :  07:30:07  Show Profile  Visit warlockco's Homepage Send warlockco a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Eric,
I have a question about Ghostwalker.
Just picked up and just reached chapter 7, liking it alot so far.
Why a mithral blade? Just curious, since it is a somewhat odd choice.

Thanks

Edit: Just finished Ghostwalker, a most excellent novel. Can't wait to read more by you.

Warlock

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Malarick
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quote:
Originally posted by warlockco

I have a question about Ghostwalker.


Please keep questions like this, in the relevant threads, in the Ghostwalker book club.

Thanks


Malarick
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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 12 Dec 2005 :  16:20:35  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
Come one, come all, to commentary on "Wayfarer," my short story!

http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=books/fr/wayfarer

Commentary over in the book club. ;)

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Erik Scott de Bie

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 12 Dec 2005 :  16:27:40  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 warlockco

Eric,
I have a question about Ghostwalker.
Just picked up and just reached chapter 7, liking it alot so far.
Why a mithral blade? Just curious, since it is a somewhat odd choice.

Thanks

Edit: Just finished Ghostwalker, a most excellent novel. Can't wait to read more by you.

Warlock



I'm glad you enjoyed! Check out my "Wayfarer" short story, if you like!

As for your question: Well, it's an elven weapon -- it seemed appropriate.

In gamerese, the weapon is a +1 ghost touch mithral shatterspike longsword.

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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warlockco
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quote:
Originally posted by Malarick

quote:
Originally posted by warlockco

I have a question about Ghostwalker.


Please keep questions like this, in the relevant threads, in the Ghostwalker book club.

Thanks





Why would I have to post over in the book club?
When my question is a general question as opposed to a question on a specific chapter?!?

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warlockco
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quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

I'm glad you enjoyed! Check out my "Wayfarer" short story, if you like!

As for your question: Well, it's an elven weapon -- it seemed appropriate.

In gamerese, the weapon is a +1 ghost touch mithral shatterspike longsword.

Cheers



Okay in tht context, being an elven weapon, does make sense then.

Thanks for the reply Eric.

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