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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 16 Jul 2006 :  03:55:26  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Songs and Swords series.

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FridayThe13th
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Posted - 16 Jul 2006 :  03:58:27  Show Profile  Visit FridayThe13th's Homepage Send FridayThe13th a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rinonalyrna Fathomlin

Songs and Swords series.



K, ty so much!

Can you plz also tell me what the series is about, like, a synopsis.

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The Sage
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Utilise the SEARCH function here at Candlekeep.

There's been plenty of scrolls dedicated to the discussion of Elaine's Songs and Swords books. You should find them most enlightening.

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lelorien
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what does DR stand for i know its some sort of callender thing but how does it work
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Kuje
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quote:
Originally posted by lelorien

what does DR stand for i know its some sort of callender thing but how does it work



Dale Reconing.

It was the roll of years that have been used ever since the Standing Stone was raised in the Dales.

But other nations have thier own roll of years. Cormyr does for example.

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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Kuje

quote:
Originally posted by lelorien

what does DR stand for i know its some sort of callender thing but how does it work



Dale Reconing.

It was the roll of years that have been used ever since the Standing Stone was raised in the Dales.

But other nations have thier own roll of years. Cormyr does for example.

Just to add a little to Kuje's reply...

All three editions of the FRCS elaborate on the various Dating Keeping methods used across the Realms. Check Ed's replies here as well, as he's discussed them a bit.

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Mentalist
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Posted - 08 Aug 2006 :  16:56:13  Show Profile  Visit Mentalist's Homepage Send Mentalist a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey everyone.

I have an issue, if you can call it that, and by the title of this thread it seems the place to post. I'm trying to decide on which books I should read. I'm holding off on buying new novels for a while until I get a chance to read some of the ones I already have. I currently own 77 novels(not including anthologies), and a fraction of those I've not read. If I list them here, can you all suggest which ones I should read first? Okay, for all novels that are the direct sequel to another book, asume I have read the prequel, unless the prequel is also listed.

Crown of Fire
Darkwalker on Moonshae
The Parched Sea
The Lost Library of Cormanthyr
The Ogre's Pact, Giant Among Us
Shadows of Doom
Cormyr, Beyond the High Road
Blackstaff
Elfsong
Son of Thunder
Sands of the Soul, Heirs of Prophecy, Lord of Stormweather(I have actually decided not to read these until I can find Black Wolf)
Son of Thunder
The Crimson Gold(Black Wolf problem), The Yellow Silk

By the way, I'm willing to go pick up another novel or two to complete a set, if any of you think it's imperative that I finish the series.

Okay, that's it. Thanks to anyone who can offer suggestions!
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Von Seossk
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Posted - 08 Aug 2006 :  17:06:10  Show Profile  Visit Von Seossk's Homepage Send Von Seossk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Has anyone read the old Harpers book "Soldiers of Ice" (I think that's that title) I'd like to know what you think of it before I start reading it.
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Jorkens
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Soldiers of Ice is among my personal favorites, but I am in minority there I think. If you like gnomes and gnolls its great. I will not say to much so as to not give you any spoilers.
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Kuje
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Posted - 08 Aug 2006 :  18:14:17  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  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mentalist

Hey everyone.

I have an issue, if you can call it that, and by the title of this thread it seems the place to post. I'm trying to decide on which books I should read. I'm holding off on buying new novels for a while until I get a chance to read some of the ones I already have. I currently own 77 novels(not including anthologies), and a fraction of those I've not read. If I list them here, can you all suggest which ones I should read first? Okay, for all novels that are the direct sequel to another book, asume I have read the prequel, unless the prequel is also listed.

Crown of Fire
Darkwalker on Moonshae
The Parched Sea
The Lost Library of Cormanthyr
The Ogre's Pact, Giant Among Us
Shadows of Doom
Cormyr, Beyond the High Road
Blackstaff
Elfsong
Son of Thunder
Sands of the Soul, Heirs of Prophecy, Lord of Stormweather(I have actually decided not to read these until I can find Black Wolf)
Son of Thunder
The Crimson Gold(Black Wolf problem), The Yellow Silk

By the way, I'm willing to go pick up another novel or two to complete a set, if any of you think it's imperative that I finish the series.

Okay, that's it. Thanks to anyone who can offer suggestions!



I'd read Darkwalker first, because it was the first ever published FR novel. :) However, a lot of those that are on your list seem to be books that are part of trilogies.... if you don't have the other books of the trilogy, I'd hold off on reading them.

Many of the class books are stand alone, so you could read them....

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 08 Aug 2006 :  21:01:57  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Von Seossk

Has anyone read the old Harpers book "Soldiers of Ice" (I think that's that title) I'd like to know what you think of it before I start reading it.



I've not read it in many years, because I didn't like it the last time I read it.

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Von Seossk
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Posted - 09 Aug 2006 :  01:19:35  Show Profile  Visit Von Seossk's Homepage Send Von Seossk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Alright, one good and one bad, I'll have to read it and see how I like it.
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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Mentalist

Hey everyone.

I have an issue, if you can call it that, and by the title of this thread it seems the place to post. I'm trying to decide on which books I should read. I'm holding off on buying new novels for a while until I get a chance to read some of the ones I already have. I currently own 77 novels(not including anthologies), and a fraction of those I've not read. If I list them here, can you all suggest which ones I should read first? Okay, for all novels that are the direct sequel to another book, asume I have read the prequel, unless the prequel is also listed.

Crown of Fire
Darkwalker on Moonshae
The Parched Sea
The Lost Library of Cormanthyr
The Ogre's Pact, Giant Among Us
Shadows of Doom
Cormyr, Beyond the High Road
Blackstaff
Elfsong
Son of Thunder
Sands of the Soul, Heirs of Prophecy, Lord of Stormweather(I have actually decided not to read these until I can find Black Wolf)
Son of Thunder
The Crimson Gold(Black Wolf problem), The Yellow Silk

By the way, I'm willing to go pick up another novel or two to complete a set, if any of you think it's imperative that I finish the series.

Okay, that's it. Thanks to anyone who can offer suggestions!

I'd start with Darkwalker on Moonshae. 'Twas the first FR novel, and the first novel I read upon its initial release.

Oh, and you've listed Son of Thunder twice.

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Mentalist
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Posted - 09 Aug 2006 :  01:58:48  Show Profile  Visit Mentalist's Homepage Send Mentalist a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Uh...I own TWO Son of Thunders.

Edited by - Mentalist on 09 Aug 2006 03:10:06
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Lord Nemes
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Posted - 09 Aug 2006 :  02:08:00  Show Profile  Visit Lord Nemes's Homepage Send Lord Nemes a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mentalist

Hey everyone.

I have an issue, if you can call it that, and by the title of this thread it seems the place to post. I'm trying to decide on which books I should read. I'm holding off on buying new novels for a while until I get a chance to read some of the ones I already have. I currently own 77 novels(not including anthologies), and a fraction of those I've not read. If I list them here, can you all suggest which ones I should read first? Okay, for all novels that are the direct sequel to another book, asume I have read the prequel, unless the prequel is also listed.

Crown of Fire
Darkwalker on Moonshae
The Parched Sea
The Lost Library of Cormanthyr
The Ogre's Pact, Giant Among Us
Shadows of Doom
Cormyr, Beyond the High Road
Blackstaff
Elfsong
Son of Thunder
Sands of the Soul, Heirs of Prophecy, Lord of Stormweather(I have actually decided not to read these until I can find Black Wolf)
Son of Thunder
The Crimson Gold(Black Wolf problem), The Yellow Silk

By the way, I'm willing to go pick up another novel or two to complete a set, if any of you think it's imperative that I finish the series.

Okay, that's it. Thanks to anyone who can offer suggestions!



Personally I'd say to go with Cormyr Saga or Elfsong. Both very interesting story. Maybe it's time I reread Cormyr...

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mavericace
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USA
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Posted - 09 Aug 2006 :  02:38:38  Show Profile  Visit mavericace's Homepage Send mavericace a Private Message  Reply with Quote
well looks like you have Sons of Thunder lol.
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Mentalist
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Posted - 09 Aug 2006 :  03:08:41  Show Profile  Visit Mentalist's Homepage Send Mentalist a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Okay, thanks for the input everyone. Darkwalker on Moonshae it is!

Edited by - Mentalist on 09 Aug 2006 05:31:37
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jmf
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Posted - 11 Aug 2006 :  21:25:02  Show Profile  Visit jmf's Homepage  Send jmf an AOL message Send jmf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
i have a question what book should i read after i finish starless night?

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Ignorance Personified
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Posted - 11 Aug 2006 :  21:36:18  Show Profile  Visit Ignorance Personified's Homepage Send Ignorance Personified a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jmf

i have a question what book should i read after i finish starless night?



Well, Siege of Darkness is the Third book in the Legacy of the Drow. If you are tired of RAS (or Drizzt), then I recommend Paul S. Kemp's Shadow Witness.

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Faramicos
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Denmark
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I can recommend finishing the Legacy of the Drow while it is still fresh in your mind. You have a much more enjoyable reading experience with the details on the top of you memory... I made the mistake of taking a break in the middle of the LotD and had to reread large parts of the last of the books i had read before i started the new, simply to get back on track.

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Genis
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Posted - 11 Aug 2006 :  22:31:54  Show Profile  Visit Genis's Homepage Send Genis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
i myself started out with the Hunters Blade trilogy...but it worked...i used to mostly read DL...and then a friend was reading some drizzt books....so i went to the store and got the newest series on drizzt and then after finishing that...i went back and read the rest of the drizzt books starts from Homeland and ending in sea of swords or something...but for me reading Hunters Blade worked for an introduction...and i just finished Drizzt so im looking for a new place to start in the realms considering so far the drizzt books is all ive read....so ive been using this thread as a great way to find out where to start...i think ive decided to go back and read Sembia and the Avatar series...and Cleric Quintet and some of Elaines books....i mean from what ive heard of your suggestions...that seems an exeptable path to me

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lelorien
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Canada
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Posted - 12 Aug 2006 :  00:57:50  Show Profile  Visit lelorien's Homepage  Click to see lelorien's MSN Messenger address Send lelorien a Private Message  Reply with Quote
hey maybe this isn't the right topic to this, but i don't feel like looking around. In cormyr : a novel amedahast (royal magician of cormyr) meets Azoun when they were both young how is it that Azoun was king after several others?
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Aes Tryl
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Posted - 12 Aug 2006 :  04:16:30  Show Profile  Visit Aes Tryl's Homepage Send Aes Tryl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
haha there were several Azouns, the one u're referring to is Azoun I and the one most realmers know and love is Azoun IV. Ya know something like feudal kings in Europe, Louis XVI and Henry V. But they were both randy as goats so i guess the traits stuck
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quajack
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Posted - 12 Aug 2006 :  04:46:13  Show Profile  Visit quajack's Homepage Send quajack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
SOLDIERS OF ICE

The best part about this book is that it is set in (I don't specifically remember), not Waterdeep, the Dalelands, Cormyr, or some other overexposed location. Dave Cook isn't a favorite of mine, but this book deserves a looking into simply because of its originality. Reading it in the summer time may help cool you off as it provides many detailed scenarios involving a temperate climate.
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jmf
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Posted - 12 Aug 2006 :  16:18:53  Show Profile  Visit jmf's Homepage  Send jmf an AOL message Send jmf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
maybe i'll just finish starless night first then think about starting siege of darkness?

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