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BEAST
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Posted - 13 May 2008 :  07:47:29  Show Profile  Visit BEAST's Homepage Send BEAST a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I cannot say whether the R.A. Salvatore Realms works would be more or less appropriate for new readers compared to other authors' works, but if one has decided to go the RAS route, personally, I would recommend beginning with the books of "The Icewind Dale Trilogy", first, before moving on to those of "The Dark Elf Trilogy". Much has been said here of "TIDT" being a more well-rounded adventure, and less dark drama or whatever. But my reasoning is different. From <some responses I made on the RAS Forums>:
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I think it's best to start with "The Icewind Dale Trilogy", which RAS wrote before "The Dark Elf Trilogy". "TIDT" is where he introduced us to the characters. It makes Drizzt very mysterious and intriguing.

If you go with "TDET" first, then that kinda spoils the mystery of Drizzt's character in "TIDT". :( [...]

The catch there being that the books that were written first ARE the beginning. That's where RAS began to reveal the character of Drizzt Do'Urden to us as readers. In that beginning, most of Drizzt's background was mysterious, and we mostly grew to understand his character through how he interacted with the people of Icewind Dale, rather than by seeing what he had been through up to that point in his life. The lack of significant insight into Drizzt's past in those first books is precisely what made fans so hungry to read more about the character, and so, that's why RAS went back and wrote the prequel trilogy later. What I'm saying is that starting with the prequel "TDET" kinda spoils the nuance and mystery of Drizzt's background that would instead come if you started with "TIDT".

It is of course completely the reader's choice whether to start with "TDET" as the chronological beginning of "The Legend of Drizzt", or to start with "TIDT" as the thematic beginning of the Legend. I am of course biased toward the latter since I got in on the Legend from the very beginning with the earlier-written trilogy, but regardless, I still would more enthusiastically recommend the notion of encountering the hero Drizzt Do'Urden gradually, as in "TIDT", rather than in the fully concentrated form of "TDET". I think a person will enjoy the unfolding presentation of the character better that way. That's all I'm saying. :) [...]

Ordinarily, with most subjects, [...] I'd be right there with ya on that [chronological] approach. It's perfectly logical.

But the deal here is that these books are not perfectly logical, and they weren't planned out and published in a perfectly logical manner. They're art, which is as much indulgence in irrationality and illogic as it is systematic and orderly.

If one reads the books in chrono order, he can certainly follow along on the adventures of Drizzt in the order the events were supposed to have occurred, in a nice, logical fashion. But he will also miss out on that intangible quality of suspense and intrigue that comes from reading about Drizzt in the manner that RAS wrote about him: gradually, piecemeal, and in a state of evolution.

You could read "TIDT" first and pick up on the intrigue, then go back and read "TDET", slightly out of chronological order, without too much confusion. That's the way a lot of us oldtimers had to do it. No problem. If you want, you can always go back and re-read the books in proper chrono order at a later date, just to fix things in your mind in their correct sequence.

But if you start with "TDET" in proper chronological order, and then move on to "TIDT", a great deal of Drizzt's character will have already been revealed to you, and so he just won't be as intriguing and mysterious when you read about him in "TIDT". IMO, the shame would be to miss out on THAT experience. :/

Nevertheless, of course I still realize that eventually it all just comes down to making your own personal choice. I read the books all out of order because of library availability issues, but I still pretty much figured out what was what, alright. So if I could get by with such a scatterbrained approach, everybody else should be able to make something else work. :)

And I apply the same logic to the idea of possibe Drizzt films some day, <#1> and <#2>.

At any rate, that's my story . . .




quote:
Originally posted by Alaundo

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by KnightErrantJR

And I think I would recommend the non-journaled original Icewind Dale books myself.

*blinks* They went back and added journals to them?

Well met

Wooly, KnightErrantJR refers to The Legend of Drizzt series (which covers all RAS novels except Servant of the Shard). I don't have the tomes myself but I have seen them. The cover art is very impressive (Todd Lockwood, I believe), and the books contain interviews with RAS, and forewords by Ed etc.) Certainly worth getting if you're a fan of the books

Technically, the Drizzt Diaries were first added into the books of "The Icewind Dale Trilogy" with the Collector's Edition (2000), before the Lockwood-covered "The Legend of Drizzt" editions (2005). The CE was also where the would-be corrections to Drizzt's age and past events in Menzo were first inserted.

EDIT: Corrected date for TIDTCE, from "1999" to "2000".

"'You don't know my history,' he said dryly."
--Drizzt Do'Urden (The Pirate King, Part 1: Chapter 2)

<"Comprehensive Chronology of R.A. Salvatore Forgotten Realms Works">

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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 13 May 2008 :  14:30:45  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Beast, I think that's some good reasoning regarding what order to read the Drizzt books in.

"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."
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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 14 May 2008 :  14:39:59  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
By the way--having read an older version The Crystal Shard, I can attest that the novel did not originally have "journal entries" in it. The journal entries seem to be something RAS started later.

"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."
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 14 May 2008 :  15:26:55  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rinonalyrna Fathomlin

By the way--having read an older version The Crystal Shard, I can attest that the novel did not originally have "journal entries" in it. The journal entries seem to be something RAS started later.



Indeed. I've got one of the original printings of the trilogy. I got the older version (in surprisingly good shape) instead of the newer prints, because that was what I had before. I wanted the original version, with Drizzt being two hundred plus years old, instead of the version with the age retcon.

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BEAST
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Posted - 14 May 2008 :  19:44:21  Show Profile  Visit BEAST's Homepage Send BEAST a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Rinonalyrna Fathomlin

By the way--having read an older version The Crystal Shard, I can attest that the novel did not originally have "journal entries" in it. The journal entries seem to be something RAS started later.

Indeed. I've got one of the original printings of the trilogy. I got the older version (in surprisingly good shape) instead of the newer prints, because that was what I had before. I wanted the original version, with Drizzt being two hundred plus years old, instead of the version with the age retcon.

Ugh. Second attempt. Time-out dumped my first try.

Aye, to the both of ye. And I, too, own a 1st-edition copy of The Crystal Shard, though mine is thoroughly worn and barely holding together now.

RAS began using his Drizzt Diary device in 1990 with "The Dark Elf Trilogy". It would be a decade more before he finally added the device to an edition of "The Icewind Dale Trilogy": The Icewind Dale Trilogy Collector's Edition (Hardcover, 2000).

There was some retconning going on there, but plenty of glitches still remained:
  • For one, readers were treated to the sections of each novel continuing to be called "Books". Thus, one could open the book cover, turn to "Book II: Streams of Silver", and then turn further to "Book II: Allies": a book within a book within a book.

  • The order of events which Drizzt recollects concerning how he acquired the Guenhwyvar figurine is still wrong, vis a vis Homeland.

  • Guenhwyvar's gender remains male in all three books, even in the latest Lockwood-covered "The Legend of Drizzt" editions.

  • etc.

"'You don't know my history,' he said dryly."
--Drizzt Do'Urden (The Pirate King, Part 1: Chapter 2)

<"Comprehensive Chronology of R.A. Salvatore Forgotten Realms Works">

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Karzak
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Posted - 14 May 2008 :  23:35:36  Show Profile  Visit Karzak's Homepage Send Karzak a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BEAST

Guenhwyvar's gender remains male in all three books, even in the latest Lockwood-covered "The Legend of Drizzt" editions.



Oh pish, we all know Guen is a hermaphroditic astral panther. That makes all the Drizzt/Guenhwyvar romance fanfic that much more interesting, don't you think?
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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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quote:
Originally posted by Karzak

quote:
Originally posted by BEAST

Guenhwyvar's gender remains male in all three books, even in the latest Lockwood-covered "The Legend of Drizzt" editions.



Oh pish, we all know Guen is a hermaphroditic astral panther. That makes all the Drizzt/Guenhwyvar romance fanfic that much more interesting, don't you think?



That can't be nearly as funny as Sunrise and Sunset, the amazing gender-bending pegasi (pegasuses?) from The Hunter's Blade trilogy and The Orc King.

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--Richard Greene (letter to Time)

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BEAST
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Posted - 16 May 2008 :  18:01:01  Show Profile  Visit BEAST's Homepage Send BEAST a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Karzak
quote:
Originally posted by BEAST
Guenhwyvar's gender remains male in all three books, even in the latest Lockwood-covered "The Legend of Drizzt" editions.


Oh pish, we all know Guen is a hermaphroditic astral panther. That makes all the Drizzt/Guenhwyvar romance fanfic that much more interesting, don't you think?

Well, yeah, but I thought they were trying to fix him/it/her in the newer editions.

Must be all the frog DNA in the Realms (ala Jurassic Park).

So is that what they mean when they call Lloth a Goddess of Chaos?

quote:
Guenhwyvar - Al: AC/DC (draft Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting, 4E)





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Originally posted by Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
That can't be nearly as funny as Sunrise and Sunset, the amazing gender-bending pegasi (pegasuses?) from The Hunter's Blade trilogy and The Orc King.

Indeed. First, the pegs' genders matched their elven riders.

Then, they were both male.

Lastly, the pegs' genders ended up completely reversed from their original set-up, so that they matched the genders of their new riders.

I am reminded of Bruenor's migrating/missing eye . . .

I suppose he could just take it out and move it around at will, like Jarlaxle and his patch!

"'You don't know my history,' he said dryly."
--Drizzt Do'Urden (The Pirate King, Part 1: Chapter 2)

<"Comprehensive Chronology of R.A. Salvatore Forgotten Realms Works">
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Joldo
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Posted - 14 Jun 2008 :  15:59:50  Show Profile  Visit Joldo's Homepage  Click to see Joldo's MSN Messenger address Send Joldo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello, I'm new to the forum (and the forgotten realms novels). After playing alot of the forgotten realms PC games over the last few years (Baldur's Gate 1+ 2, Icewind Dale, Neverwinter Nights) I have become fascinated with the forgotten realms and now want to start reading the novels .

After deciding to start reading the novels I came upon this thread (which has been a great help), and after reading it I bought myself a copy of Spellfire and Azure Bonds. I am very much looking forward to reading them when i get the time but I'm not sure which order to read them in. Should i read one book first as the other has refereances to it? Also I'm not sure whether i should read all 3 books from one series before moving onto the other.

Any advice would be great.
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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Joldo

Hello, I'm new to the forum (and the forgotten realms novels). After playing alot of the forgotten realms PC games over the last few years (Baldur's Gate 1+ 2, Icewind Dale, Neverwinter Nights) I have become fascinated with the forgotten realms and now want to start reading the novels .

After deciding to start reading the novels I came upon this thread (which has been a great help), and after reading it I bought myself a copy of Spellfire and Azure Bonds. I am very much looking forward to reading them when i get the time but I'm not sure which order to read them in. Should i read one book first as the other has refereances to it? Also I'm not sure whether i should read all 3 books from one series before moving onto the other.

Any advice would be great.



Welcome, Joldo!

Neither of those books has any references to the other.

In general, I think it's better to read all books from a particular series before moving on to the next.

Azure Bonds is a particular fave of mine. I recently reread that one and the rest of the books by the same authors (Wyvern's Spur, Song of the Saurials, Masquerades, Finder's Bane, and Tymora's Luck). Wyvern's Spur and Song of the Saurials are books 2 and 3 of the Finder's Stone Trilogy; Azure Bonds is the first. Masquerades is kind of a stand-alone sequel to the trilogy. Finder's Bane and Tymora's Luck are books 1 and 3 of the Lost Gods trilogy. Book 2, Fistandantilus Returns, is a Dragginglance book and only advances the trilogy by introducing a single new character -- and since he's a kender, his backstory isn't all that important.

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Joldo
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Posted - 23 Jun 2008 :  00:37:52  Show Profile  Visit Joldo's Homepage  Click to see Joldo's MSN Messenger address Send Joldo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have read Azure Bonds and very much enjoyed it , definatly a good book to start with. The next book The Wyvern's Spur should be with me tommorow and I look forward to getting stuck into it.

After finishing The Finder's Stone trilogy I plan to move onto Shandrils Saga (as I already own a copy of spellfire) and after that The Icewind Dale Trilogy (as I want to read about Drizzt
) . Perhaps I will read Masquerades before leaving the The Finder's Stone trilogy. Though i think i may be getting a bit ahead of myself.

Thanks for the reply/advice Wooly.
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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Joldo

I have read Azure Bonds and very much enjoyed it , definatly a good book to start with. The next book The Wyvern's Spur should be with me tommorow and I look forward to getting stuck into it.

After finishing The Finder's Stone trilogy I plan to move onto Shandrils Saga (as I already own a copy of spellfire) and after that The Icewind Dale Trilogy (as I want to read about Drizzt
) . Perhaps I will read Masquerades before leaving the The Finder's Stone trilogy. Though i think i may be getting a bit ahead of myself.

Thanks for the reply/advice Wooly.




Well, Masquerades is a sequel to the Finder's Stone trilogy, so I'd hold off on reading it until after you've read Song of the Saurials.

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Lorix
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Hello to everyone!!!
I'm a newcomer to the fantas(y)tic World of FORGOTTEN REALMS !!!
For a long time I've been looking for some good 'help' with FR novels, and now (thanks to Google) I've been captured by this fantastic site!

Well, this topic is the PERFECT incarnation of what I was looking for.
I've read many pages of it (not all) and realized that my choice is not so bad: I'm Italian (so excuse me for my not-so-perfect English ), I live in Italy and here arrives just a small part of the HUGE amount of FR books, most of all are Salvatore's and Greenwood's ones.

So, I chose to start with "THE ICEWIND DALE TRILOGY" (whose title in Italy is something like "The Lost Lands Trilogy" ) and I'm in love with it!
I've read just few chapters from "The Crystal Shard" (in Italy "The Ice Lands"...) and that's a good start!!!

A newcomer to the Forgotten Realms

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Wooly Rupert
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Welcome, Lorix!

Don't worry about your English. You're not the only one here whose mother tongue isn't English... And some of us who do have it for a mother tongue still flub it.




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Lorix
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Thank you

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quote:
Originally posted by Lorix

Hello to everyone!!!
I'm a newcomer to the fantas(y)tic World of FORGOTTEN REALMS !!!
For a long time I've been looking for some good 'help' with FR novels, and now (thanks to Google) I've been captured by this fantastic site!

Well, this topic is the PERFECT incarnation of what I was looking for.
I've read many pages of it (not all) and realized that my choice is not so bad: I'm Italian (so excuse me for my not-so-perfect English ), I live in Italy and here arrives just a small part of the HUGE amount of FR books, most of all are Salvatore's and Greenwood's ones.

So, I chose to start with "THE ICEWIND DALE TRILOGY" (whose title in Italy is something like "The Lost Lands Trilogy" ) and I'm in love with it!
I've read just few chapters from "The Crystal Shard" (in Italy "The Ice Lands"...) and that's a good start!!!

Welcome and glad you found us! Feel free to ask anything, someone here(most likely several) will have you an answer!

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Calen
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I am an experienced reader in the FR world and am interested in writing in it. However, i have fallen off the wagon so to speak for the last two years or so. Could anyoone recommend any reading material that may help me get up to date with current events on Faerun?
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Since you said any reading material, my first recommendation would have to be Grand History of the Realms.

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Fillow
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I may misunderstand you post Calen but did you really not read about the Realms for two years ? (that's what I understand in "i have fallen off the wagon so to speak for the last two years")

I would say that you could come back to the Realms directly by reading about the new era ones, from 1479 DR ! You should prevent the heart attack we all knew about the 100 years hole in the Realms history !

Hoping I'm clear enough... just tell me !

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New era?
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quote:
Originally posted by Fillow

I may misunderstand you post Calen but did you really not read about the Realms for two years ? (that's what I understand in "i have fallen off the wagon so to speak for the last two years")


-Right. That's what the saying means. The proverbial wagon keeps on going after you fall off, so there's distance between you and it.

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quote:
Originally posted by lelorien

New era?



-For the new 4e ruleset, the designers of the Forgotten Realms decided to bump up the timeline by 104 years. In the FRPG/CG, the official date is 1,479 DR, 104 years after the official date of 1,375 DR, from 3e. Along with the advance of the timeline, the setting has been changed in various ways, some radical (Mystra is dead, the Weave vanished, and certain entire landmasses have been 'teleported' elsewhere), and some less so.

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Oh... Great -_-, as long as its not a modernization of the whole setting (gunpowder, etc...) I know Shou powder exists, but its not a big part of book...
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Yep it has been about two years since i was a regular reader. I kind of drifted off into other campaign settings. I will definately be picking up a grand history of the realms, but am very interested in the current events such as the hundred year hole. I have been hearing that it is a bit of a power grab from WotC
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quote:
Originally posted by Dagnirion

quote:
Originally posted by Fillow

I may misunderstand you post Calen but did you really not read about the Realms for two years ? (that's what I understand in "i have fallen off the wagon so to speak for the last two years")


-Right. That's what the saying means. The proverbial wagon keeps on going after you fall off, so there's distance between you and it.


Thanks a lot Dag'.

"Today is a good day to smile",
Fillow Big'n'Book Mahlemiut 'Lead-dog', Son of Garl, Wanderer of the Masked Leaf and Namer of Oghma.

- Fight in the arena and have fun ! :
La brute.com
- Feel free to take part to these projects : Post-Spellplague bibliography ; 4E index project ; Taverns and inns of the Realms ; Dogs of the Realms ; Descriptions of places in the novels ; forums, RPG, FR Abbreviations and Acronyms
- Come and have a look at the already asked questions from the Forgotten Realms Trivia Challenge

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