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Lameth
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Posted - 23 Mar 2008 :  13:10:09  Show Profile  Visit Lameth's Homepage  Send Lameth an ICQ Message Send Lameth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lameth

quote:
Originally posted by initiate


As for Elaine Cunningham's Reclamation, it was on amazon for November for many moons, but has recently disappeared completely. I'm hoping very much that this is just more reshuffling, or a case of Elaine Cunningham not having finished making the book awesome quite yet. If WotC was to pull a Dragons of the Hourglass Mage stunt on us, I would be very upset.



The amazon release date for Reclamation here in germany is March,04 2008.
But they haven`t send it jet.
Here.


Mod Edit: Shortened the URL somewhat.




Now out: 4th, November.
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Jodes_Quenthal
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Posted - 05 Apr 2008 :  04:37:52  Show Profile  Visit Jodes_Quenthal's Homepage Send Jodes_Quenthal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Also wanted to point out that the new Citadels book, Obsidian Ridge, by Jess LeBow came out on April 1st (no april's fool joke I promise).

I really liked Neversfall and enjoyed LeBow's short story in the Realms of Shadow so I will be getting this book.


May the Realms live on
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Alaundo
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Posted - 05 Apr 2008 :  09:39:47  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 Jodes_Quenthal

Also wanted to point out that the new Citadels book, Obsidian Ridge, by Jess LeBow came out on April 1st (no april's fool joke I promise).

I really liked Neversfall and enjoyed LeBow's short story in the Realms of Shadow so I will be getting this book.



Well met

Indeed it did, Jodes_Quenthal. The Book Club scrolls were put up and are ready to use

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ElaineCunningham
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Posted - 14 Apr 2008 :  20:06:02  Show Profile  Visit ElaineCunningham's Homepage Send ElaineCunningham a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This is a cross-post to my Q&A thread. If the monitors wish to delete one of the posts or otherwise consolidate, feel free.

**********

I've heard writers far more experienced than I admit that every now and then, they'll come up against a book that is far more difficult to write than they'd anticipated--including some stories they're never able to complete. For me, RECLAMATION was one of these problematic stories.

I rewrote the plot several times, changed the scope of the story, dropped characters and subplots and added new ones, changed Elaith Craulnober's role from a secondary character to a major character, wrote, revised, tossed out, lather-rinse-repeat. Despite all these efforts--and also because of them--I was unable to complete the book before the drop-deadline. After much consideration, the folks at WotC decided to cancel RECLAMATION.

I have absolutely no complaints about the way WotC has handled this situation. If a writer cannot, for any reason, meet a contracted deadline, the publisher has every right to cancel that book.

Yes, I'm disappointed. This story dealt with several issues I would have liked to resolve: the final mystery behind the moonblades, the identity of the child Princess Amnestria bore to Elaith Craunober, the fate of Kymil Nimesin, the royal succession of Evermeet. Elaith needed to face his past and move beyond it one way or another. Danilo needed to move beyond what my friend and current co-writer calls "a walking romantic subplot" and come into his own. Arilyn had residual issues raised by events in the last part of Dream Spheres.

But. With fourth edition around the corner, it just didn't make sense to push back the release date again. Upcoming 4th edition changes to the Realms will render many of the themes and concerns of this book irrelevant, just as the destruction of Halruaa pretty much guaranteed the irrelevance of the Counselors & Kings trilogy. Also, nine years have elapsed since the release of Dream Spheres, the last Songs & Swords book. Nine years. That's a long, long gap, even in as long-lived a series as Songs & Swords--Elfshadow, the first Songs & Swords book, has been in print longer than many FR readers have been alive. All things considered, it’s probably time to move on.

I apologize to readers who have been looking forward to this story and who are disappointed by its cancellation. You have my heartfelt thanks for all your support, kindness, and friendship over the years.
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Lameth
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Posted - 14 Apr 2008 :  20:19:29  Show Profile  Visit Lameth's Homepage  Send Lameth an ICQ Message Send Lameth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Is this a april joke?


Edited by - Lameth on 14 Apr 2008 20:20:21
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ElaineCunningham
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Posted - 14 Apr 2008 :  21:09:20  Show Profile  Visit ElaineCunningham's Homepage Send ElaineCunningham a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lameth

Is this a april joke?





No, this is the real situation.
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Lameth
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Posted - 14 Apr 2008 :  21:23:14  Show Profile  Visit Lameth's Homepage  Send Lameth an ICQ Message Send Lameth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ElaineCunningham

quote:
Originally posted by Lameth

Is this a april joke?





No, this is the real situation.



That`s.....örks.
May I ask you if you get payed for the work you did already?
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ElaineCunningham
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Posted - 14 Apr 2008 :  22:22:45  Show Profile  Visit ElaineCunningham's Homepage Send ElaineCunningham a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lameth

That`s.....örks.
May I ask you if you get payed for the work you did already?


I'm going to pass on this question. Contractual issues are covered by NDA restrictions, and even if they weren't, I prefer not to get into the financial nitty gritty.

Edited by - ElaineCunningham on 14 Apr 2008 22:24:02
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Mace Hammerhand
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Posted - 14 Apr 2008 :  22:39:35  Show Profile  Visit Mace Hammerhand's Homepage Send Mace Hammerhand a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Drat... I guess I can strike Reclamation from my wishlist at amazon then...

What a shame... of all of the Realms books due out this year Reclamation was the one I was really hopping excited to read.

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Posted - 14 Apr 2008 :  22:52:46  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote


That's very sad news indeed, Elaine I (as i'm sure many here will also agree) had very high hopes and long anticipation for the novel. (Also for myself, seeing it as a shining light and a hark back to the good old days). It is truly a shame that it will never be released, but I quite understand the reasons why. Perhaps if 4e wasn't looming, then it would have been more feasible.

Thanks for letting us know, regardless

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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 15 Apr 2008 :  00:12:39  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ElaineCunningham

I apologize to readers who have been looking forward to this story and who are disappointed by its cancellation. You have my heartfelt thanks for all your support, kindness, and friendship over the years.




That is such sad news. I'm very sorry to hear that (and of course, I'm sorry I won't get to read the book!).

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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 15 Apr 2008 :  00:13:25  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Mace Hammerhand

Drat... I guess I can strike Reclamation from my wishlist at amazon then...

What a shame... of all of the Realms books due out this year Reclamation was the one I was really hopping excited to read.



Me too. *cries*

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Hoondatha
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Posted - 15 Apr 2008 :  00:36:40  Show Profile  Visit Hoondatha's Homepage Send Hoondatha a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Me three. Darn it, I was really looking forward to this one. Practically the only Realms novel I could say that about.

Doggedly converting 3e back to what D&D should be...
Sigh... And now 4e as well.
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Theophilus
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Australia
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Posted - 15 Apr 2008 :  01:02:51  Show Profile  Visit Theophilus's Homepage Send Theophilus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Although I haven't read much of Ms Cunningham's work (only her first 3 FR novels) its always a sad day when a writer's novel gets cancelled. Sorry to hear the bad news.
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Lameth
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Posted - 15 Apr 2008 :  16:40:46  Show Profile  Visit Lameth's Homepage  Send Lameth an ICQ Message Send Lameth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Theophilus

Although I haven't read much of Ms Cunningham's work (only her first 3 FR novels) its always a sad day when a writer's novel gets cancelled. Sorry to hear the bad news.



Read them. You`ll love them.
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Posted - 15 Apr 2008 :  17:35:15  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
Well that bites. :( It was probably one of the only FR novels I was looking forward to since I'm not buying 4e novels.

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Lameth
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Posted - 15 Apr 2008 :  17:39:56  Show Profile  Visit Lameth's Homepage  Send Lameth an ICQ Message Send Lameth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think it`s time to send a Petition to WotC, like the Jericho fans did to bring the show back on CBS.

http://www.petitiononline.com/09272006/

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What`s the big problem to bring Reclamation to the bookshelfs? Most of the readers will be the fans of the songs and swords serie. They want to know how things will end for Arilyn, Danilo, Elaith etc.
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Mace Hammerhand
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Posted - 15 Apr 2008 :  19:45:06  Show Profile  Visit Mace Hammerhand's Homepage Send Mace Hammerhand a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Not to sound all cynical and sceptical... no, wait, I usually sound cynical where WotC's Realms and sense in general are concerned nowadays... Wizards will not care, even if 5k people signed that petition, it won't make a difference...

If we'd get 50k people to sign it, it might work, but I doubt we'll get that many people.

It doesn't fit their business plan... whatever that means.

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Lameth
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Posted - 15 Apr 2008 :  22:08:38  Show Profile  Visit Lameth's Homepage  Send Lameth an ICQ Message Send Lameth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What about the novels The Pirate King and the Ghost King?
Will they be placed into the timeline of the 4th Edition?
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ElaineCunningham
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Posted - 16 Apr 2008 :  01:40:47  Show Profile  Visit ElaineCunningham's Homepage Send ElaineCunningham a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lameth

I think it`s time to send a Petition to WotC, like the Jericho fans did to bring the show back on CBS.

http://www.petitiononline.com/09272006/

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What`s the big problem to bring Reclamation to the bookshelfs? Most of the readers will be the fans of the songs and swords serie. They want to know how things will end for Arilyn, Danilo, Elaith etc.




Thanks for the thought, but I want to be very clear about this: The problem here is not WotC. If WotC had received a ms, they would have published it, but I couldn't finish the book. No matter what I tried, the story never came together. A petition is not going to change that.

This book wasn't casually abandoned, not by me, and not by WotC. They gave me an extra YEAR past the contractual deadline, and I still couldn't make the story happen.

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Hawkins
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Posted - 16 Apr 2008 :  16:29:48  Show Profile  Visit Hawkins's Homepage Send Hawkins a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Lameth

What about the novels The Pirate King and the Ghost King?
Will they be placed into the timeline of the 4th Edition?

Might I remind you that the series is called Transitions. My guess is that Pirate King will be in the middle somewhere between the 3e and 4e Realms, and that Ghost King will be entirely in the 4e Realms.

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Jodes_Quenthal
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Posted - 19 Apr 2008 :  19:03:55  Show Profile  Visit Jodes_Quenthal's Homepage Send Jodes_Quenthal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wow, I was really looking forward to Recalamation, but I can understand the reasoning for not finishing a book that has so much of yourself within it. I respect Elaine's honesty and integrity for admitting the simple fact she was not able to complete the book due to her own decision. Obviously it would sell regardless of how well it was written due to the great works in the series ahead of it. Hopefully Elaine will leave the door open for these characters to make appearances elsewhere, but if not, the beauty of imagination is each of us readers can make our own ending up of these character's lives. Wonderful series Elaine, you have nothing to be ashamed of for being honest and your integrity is a rare beautiful thing.

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Baldwin Stonewood
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Posted - 13 May 2008 :  17:00:16  Show Profile  Visit Baldwin Stonewood's Homepage Send Baldwin Stonewood a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I know, understand, but do not agree with the decision of WoWC to go to 4E. I also understand the FR novels appear be making the leap forward but my question concerns the last book in a trilogy, Paul Kemps upcoming release: Shadowrealm: The Twilight War Book III (The Twilight War) due out in Dec (I believe). Will that continuation of the trilogy round out 3.5 or will there somehow be a transition into 4E within the book? I am hoping it simply finishes the current story line.
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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 11 Jun 2008 :  18:17:13  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Baldwin Stonewood
The Twilight War Book III (The Twilight War) due out in Dec (I believe). Will that continuation of the trilogy round out 3.5 or will there somehow be a transition into 4E within the book? I am hoping it simply finishes the current story line.



No one here would know the answer to that question. You could ask the author, but I sincerely doubt he'd give you an answer, because that would be a spoiler.

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Posted - 08 Jul 2008 :  00:02:24  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The Pirate King is now pegged for Oct 7th 2008.

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