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darkcrow
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Posted - 29 Dec 2005 :  03:50:29  Show Profile  Visit darkcrow's Homepage Send darkcrow a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

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I havn't read the first two books of the fighters series. Are the books linked or are each book thier own story?



It is my understanding that each of the class novels is a stand-alone tale, not linked to any others.




Great, Then I'll be glad to go club'n with ye. The book doesn't come out till the 10th though.

May Tymora smile upon ye
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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 29 Dec 2005 :  16:47:36  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 Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by darkcrow


I havn't read the first two books of the fighters series. Are the books linked or are each book thier own story?



It is my understanding that each of the class novels is a stand-alone tale, not linked to any others.



This is, indeed, correct.

Some of them have indirect / tacit connections to other books (Blackstaff features Khelben, who's in a lot; Son of Thunder I think features some characters from Murray's Realms of Shadow story; Queen of the Depths has a bit to do with the Year of Rogue Dragons trilogy; I think one of the Rogues novels features someone from Sembia) and all of them are, of course, in the Realms, but there are no other books you have to read before picking them up (or after, for that matter ).

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darkcrow
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Posted - 30 Dec 2005 :  04:22:15  Show Profile  Visit darkcrow's Homepage Send darkcrow a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by darkcrow


I havn't read the first two books of the fighters series. Are the books linked or are each book thier own story?



It is my understanding that each of the class novels is a stand-alone tale, not linked to any others.



This is, indeed, correct.

Some of them have indirect / tacit connections to other books (Blackstaff features Khelben, who's in a lot; Son of Thunder I think features some characters from Murray's Realms of Shadow story; Queen of the Depths has a bit to do with the Year of Rogue Dragons trilogy; I think one of the Rogues novels features someone from Sembia) and all of them are, of course, in the Realms, but there are no other books you have to read before picking them up (or after, for that matter ).

Cheers


Thanks for clearing that up for me Erik. I really wanted to be apart of the club discussion with your book Ghostwalker but I had to wait till for after christmas to pick it up. This is going to be my first time club'n with you guys and I'm really excited. After I read Son of Thunder, I'll read Ghostwalker and Post my two cents. Thanks again for taking the time to reply to my post.

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Alaundo
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Posted - 31 Dec 2005 :  18:46:16  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well met

Scrolls for the Son of Thunder book club have now been set up. Please feel free to continue discussions of other book clubs in the meantime

As far as I know, Son of Thunder is due for release on 10th January. There is also a discussion area for The Bones of the Beast, a short story due to appear on the WotC site, by Murray Leeder.

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scererar
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how about more classic novel book club threads. I have been seeing quite a bit of interest/talk about the finder's stone trilogy. If not these, are there plans in motion for other "classic" Forgotten realms novels??

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Alaundo
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Posted - 04 Jan 2006 :  08:09:26  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 scererar

how about more classic novel book club threads. I have been seeing quite a bit of interest/talk about the finder's stone trilogy. If not these, are there plans in motion for other "classic" Forgotten realms novels??



Well met

I was quite disappointed with the results of the last classic book club. We still have only small numbers partaking in the new releases book club, so I am reluctant to run another classic as older books are less likely to be read than new releases.

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silvermage
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Posted - 04 Jan 2006 :  10:13:07  Show Profile  Visit silvermage's Homepage Send silvermage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Alaundo

quote:
Originally posted by scererar

how about more classic novel book club threads. I have been seeing quite a bit of interest/talk about the finder's stone trilogy. If not these, are there plans in motion for other "classic" Forgotten realms novels??



Well met

I was quite disappointed with the results of the last classic book club. We still have only small numbers partaking in the new releases book club, so I am reluctant to run another classic as older books are less likely to be read than new releases.



Don't worry, Big Al, as soon as the new books hit the local stores in my state and once I and my fellows start reading them, you certainly won't be disappointed for long. Just blame the shippers for shipping in the books late.
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Alaundo
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Posted - 04 Jan 2006 :  20:05:34  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 silvermage

Don't worry, Big Al, as soon as the new books hit the local stores in my state and once I and my fellows start reading them, you certainly won't be disappointed for long. Just blame the shippers for shipping in the books late.



Well met

Glad to hear it, silvermage For 'tis certainly a case of 'the more the merrier' in these situations. I'll look forward to reading thy comments and those of thy companions.

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darkcrow
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Posted - 07 Jan 2006 :  07:01:09  Show Profile  Visit darkcrow's Homepage Send darkcrow a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Would it be safe to assume that The Realms of the Elves will be Febuary's book for discussion?

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Alaundo
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Posted - 07 Jan 2006 :  10:04:51  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 darkcrow

Would it be safe to assume that The Realms of the Elves will be Febuary's book for discussion?



Well met

That assumption is quite correct, darkcrow. I have the list of short stories ready for the end of the month

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darkcrow
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Posted - 08 Jan 2006 :  02:39:41  Show Profile  Visit darkcrow's Homepage Send darkcrow a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just finished Tantrus, and an excellent book I might add, and I don't want to start Waterdeep yet because Son of Thunder comes out in a few days, so I'm reading the short stories from The Realms of Valor (for the first time) to hold me off until then. A while ago I read Vampire of the Mist from Ravenloft and it's very exciting to see a short story in there with the charater Jander Sunstar in it. I wonder if there are any books about Jander before he became a vampire.

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by darkcrow

I just finished Tantrus, and an excellent book I might add, and I don't want to start Waterdeep yet because Son of Thunder comes out in a few days, so I'm reading the short stories from The Realms of Valor (for the first time) to hold me off until then. A while ago I read Vampire of the Mist from Ravenloft and it's very exciting to see a short story in there with the charater Jander Sunstar in it. I wonder if there are any books about Jander before he became a vampire.



There's a couple of short stories about him, after he became a vampire but before Vampire of the Mists, but that's it. We're not likely to see any such novels, either. Jander wound up in Ravenloft, a setting no longer supported by WotC. Plus, as far as the Realms is concerned, Wizards generally sticks with novels set in the present day -- they don't make endless trips into the past, like the novel line for another setting was doing for a while.

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darkcrow
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Posted - 08 Jan 2006 :  04:37:06  Show Profile  Visit darkcrow's Homepage Send darkcrow a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Geez Wooly! You must know everything, lol. This is going to be my first time being involved in the book club with you guys and I'm really excited about it. Before I found out about this site, I used to read these books and want so much to get in to it with someone but no one I know reads about the realms any more. Sometimes a book is so good that I can't contane myself and explode about what I've just read to the wife. I know she don't care but she humors me and listens to my babbling anyway. Well anyway, thanks for the info about Jander. I really like Christie Golden's work. I wish she would write a trilogy for Forgotten Realms.

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KnightErrantJR
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Posted - 11 Jan 2006 :  04:17:57  Show Profile  Visit KnightErrantJR's Homepage Send KnightErrantJR a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Woo hoo! I went to Border's to see if I could snag a copy of Son of Thunder since it should have been released today, and last time they had Ghostwalker on the shelves right away. In the Forgotten Realms section there was nothing, and I was bummed out. Then I noticed the cart that they were stocking the shelves from, and say the prize staring at me from the upper shelf of the cart. I grabbed it and bought it right away. I'll start posting in the Bookclub soon for this one, but I was exicited to pick this one up right away. So far the intro and the first chapter are pretty engrossing (especially if you loved FR5 The Savage Frontier as much as I did way back in the day).

"Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder."--Saint Thomas Aquinas

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Murray Leeder
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Posted - 11 Jan 2006 :  05:20:31  Show Profile  Visit Murray Leeder's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Glad it's out there! Yeah, I tapped The Savage Frontier pretty extensively. Terrific accessory.
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Dhomal
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Posted - 11 Jan 2006 :  06:09:15  Show Profile  Visit Dhomal's Homepage Send Dhomal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello-

Knight - what Borders store? I work at a Borders - and I've not yet seen it arrive - though we do have a skid of books left to open in the back waiting for me tomorrow. LOL I did see Players Gd to Eberron - but other than noticing it had arrived - I was not really interested!

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KnightErrantJR
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Dhomal, the Borders in Champaign, Illinois.

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Jhoebryn
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Could we create a sticky post at the top of the book club thread listing the book club books for each month? It may not seem like much now, but a few months from now, as new people come on and participate, it would be good to have a single reference thread to all the books that have been set up as book club books and when they were discussed.

Thanks!!!
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Alaundo
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Posted - 11 Jan 2006 :  15:52:19  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 Jhoebryn

Could we create a sticky post at the top of the book club thread listing the book club books for each month? It may not seem like much now, but a few months from now, as new people come on and participate, it would be good to have a single reference thread to all the books that have been set up as book club books and when they were discussed.

Thanks!!!



Well met

Indeed, i'll note down the forthcoming book clubs soon

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Uzzy
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Ooh. Book Club for FR Books. Sounds great. (Getting into the FR quite a bit right now. Heh)

Anyway, I see that the next two books in the Book Club are Third Parts of Trilogies. So, im guessing that it wont exactly be useful for me to get the Third Parts to read in the next months, so ill wait till Blackstaff comes out before joining.

Any recommendations on books to tide me over till then? (Im thinking the Spellfire books. :) )

Heck, it will be good to really get into reading again. :)

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Alaundo
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Posted - 25 Apr 2006 :  23:14:52  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 Uzzy

Ooh. Book Club for FR Books. Sounds great. (Getting into the FR quite a bit right now. Heh)

Anyway, I see that the next two books in the Book Club are Third Parts of Trilogies. So, im guessing that it wont exactly be useful for me to get the Third Parts to read in the next months, so ill wait till Blackstaff comes out before joining.

Any recommendations on books to tide me over till then? (Im thinking the Spellfire books. :) )

Heck, it will be good to really get into reading again. :)





Well met

I hope to see thee then in the upcoming months, Uzzy I'm sure ye will enjoy thyself. The book club threads have certainly been an interesting read and with author participation, it has added bonus

As for recommendations, feel free to take a look around the novels section, for there are many suggestions therein. Try this scroll in particular.

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Walking in the Light
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LOL found a better place for this post

From the Book Halfling Sayings by Agudo

A Lion Tamer once said, if ya need an illusionist for thy circus then call a Gnome
But if thy circus needs a clown send in the Halflings

Chapter 5-The town of Gullykin on the Sword Coast
By Lady Silvin Lionheart, speaking to Agudo in the year of the Comical Halfling



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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 06 Jan 2008 :  01:11:12  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello,

Shouldn't some of the stickys for the older books be taken off? More than half the first page is covered with them.

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quote:
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Hello,

Shouldn't some of the stickys for the older books be taken off? More than half the first page is covered with them.



Well met

Aye, thanks for the reminder, Rinonalyrna. I'll get right on it

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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 06 Jan 2008 :  20:34:51  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Always happy to help.

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