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ode904
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Finland
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Posted - 01 Jul 2005 :  22:26:27  Show Profile  Click to see ode904's MSN Messenger address Send ode904 a Private Message  Delete Topic
Poll Question:
So what's your favourite writer?

Choices:

R.A Salavatore
Elaine Cunningham
Ed Greenwood
Richard Baker
Philip Athans
Clayton Emery
Richard Lee Byers
Scott Ciencin
Troy Denning

(Anonymous Vote)

ode904
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Posted - 01 Jul 2005 :  22:29:47  Show Profile  Click to see ode904's MSN Messenger address Send ode904 a Private Message
My vote goes to Elaine Cunningham, shes my favourite.
She writes very good text. It's clever and she uses many words and plays with them like toys
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Snotlord
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Posted - 01 Jul 2005 :  22:33:35  Show Profile  Visit Snotlord's Homepage Send Snotlord a Private Message
I have enjoyed more FR books than I thought I would a couples of years ago (I was a snob). There are several fine writers among the FR writers. Still, this one is easy: Richard Baker.

Edit: As it happens, the Rage was my favorite 2004 FR book, so this was a close one.

Edited by - Snotlord on 02 Jul 2005 07:41:32
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Sandhrune
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Posted - 01 Jul 2005 :  23:16:30  Show Profile  Visit Sandhrune's Homepage  Send Sandhrune an AOL message Send Sandhrune a Private Message
Ed Greenwood. He created the realms and I think that his novels have a more real feel to them.
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Kuje
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Posted - 01 Jul 2005 :  23:23:53  Show Profile  Send Kuje an AOL message  Click to see Kuje's MSN Messenger address  Send Kuje a Yahoo! Message Send Kuje a Private Message
I can't vote on this because some of my fav's aren't listed and I like at least 10 or more FR authors. :)

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 01 Jul 2005 :  23:56:00  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Kuje

I can't vote on this because some of my fav's aren't listed and I like at least 10 or more FR authors. :)



Ditto. My fave is the writing duo of Kate Novak and Jeff Grubb.

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Shadovar
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Posted - 02 Jul 2005 :  01:10:09  Show Profile  Visit Shadovar's Homepage Send Shadovar a Private Message
Well, for me, actually I favor some of the authors, first of my list of favorite authors is Troy Denning whom seemed to write some of the RSE's very well. Next is Ed Greenwood, and followed by Elaine Cunningham for I enjoyed reading her written books and read her works many times.

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The Sage
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Posted - 02 Jul 2005 :  01:37:09  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
Although I hold a special place in my heart and mind for nearly every author of an FR novel, Ed Greenwood is my overall favorite. That is, followed exceptionally closely by Elaine Cunningham.


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TheBard
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Posted - 02 Jul 2005 :  08:49:51  Show Profile  Visit TheBard's Homepage Send TheBard a Private Message
I'd have to say Salvatore because the Crystal Shard remains my favorite Realms book. Though Richard Baker, Richard Lee Byers, Douglas Niles, of course Ed Greenwood, and Paul S. Kemp all get an honorable mention is my mind.
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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 02 Jul 2005 :  12:48:31  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message
Elaine Cunningham. I've enjoyed her tales the most. Who's this Salvatore fellow you have listed? I thought he just wrote for the Star Wars universe.
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Enialus Meliamne
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Posted - 02 Jul 2005 :  13:48:44  Show Profile  Visit Enialus Meliamne's Homepage  Send Enialus Meliamne a Yahoo! Message Send Enialus Meliamne a Private Message
RA Salvatore. Cadderly is my favorite character, so it fits. Though I have to admit, most of the Realms books I've read, I've liked, so RA is only my favorite because of Cadderly (Drizzt isn't bad either :-))

Unashamed RAS fan.

Unashamed fan of THE Drow Elf Ranger.

Reader of any author in FR who entertains or weaves a good yarn.
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Kajehase
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Posted - 02 Jul 2005 :  15:10:00  Show Profile Send Kajehase a Private Message
Elaine Cunningham, while there certainly are other authors (Greenwood, Kemp, Smedman, Grubb & Novak-Grubb to name but a few) who put the lie to those frowning upon shared world fantasy with the skill of their writing, Elaine is a class of her own among those writing books set in Faerūn.

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Edited by - Kajehase on 02 Jul 2005 15:10:23
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Posted - 02 Jul 2005 :  16:18:29  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message
Well met

Hmmmmm, i've decided to lock this topic due to there not being a fairer and more accurate representation of all authors of the Realms.

No offence intended.

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