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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 17 Nov 2008 :  20:55:23  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 Ashe Ravenheart

Now, it seems every book** is the first of a trilogy.

Heh, well, it may *seem* that way, but a lot of us are writing stand-alone, self-contained novels where the option of a sequel isn't on the table (though you never know . . .). The story's totally in the one book, from beginning to end.

All the Waterdeep books are like that, and the upcoming Wilds, and there have been the four class series, the Dungeons, the Citadels . . . all single novels that don't lead into a trilogy of any kind.

Now I would *love* to write a trilogy . . . it's just not in the cards at the moment.

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The Sage
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Posted - 17 Nov 2008 :  23:05:42  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  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

All the Waterdeep books are like that, and the upcoming Wilds, and there have been the four class series, the Dungeons, the Citadels . . . all single novels that don't lead into a trilogy of any kind.
There was also "The Cities" series of four stand-alone novels.

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Markustay
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Single novels are really the way to go, and certainly no more multi-author series!

That being said, I just finished Blackstaff Tower, and found I had absolutely NO connection to the subject-matter.

Had nothing at all to do with quality - Steven did a comendable job (I at least finished it), but I didn't care about the characters or anything that was taking place - it was like seeing FR through some sort of Bizzaro-world lens.

I can at least honestly say I gave 4eFR literature a try now. I'm not 'bashing' here - the story was good - I just couldn't 'get into it'. Not with the word 'Spellplague' appearing on every other page, and references to stuff like "Aumanator's Temple".

It really wasn't what I was expecting at all.

For anyone 'moving forward' and enjoying the 4e world and rules, I would highly recommend it... but it wasn't for me.

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The Sage
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Originally posted by Markustay

Had nothing at all to do with quality - Steven did a comendable job (I at least finished it), but I didn't care about the characters or anything that was taking place - it was like seeing FR through some sort of Bizzaro-world lens.
Really? Even Renaer? He very quickly became one of my favourite Steven-crafted characters.

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Christopher_Rowe
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Posted - 20 Aug 2009 :  01:50:23  Show Profile  Visit Christopher_Rowe's Homepage Send Christopher_Rowe a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi! Just got word that I can announce that the working title of my forthcoming Realms novel is Elemental Bonds, that it's part of the new Planetouched series, and that it's scheduled for 2011!

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Congratulations Christopher. "The Planetouched" is definitely a series I'm looking forward too. Looks of neat and new planar-lore to make this old planar-fan very happy!

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Posted - 22 Oct 2009 :  23:21:13  Show Profile  Visit draethe's Homepage Send draethe a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Anything to do with the planes or plane touched characters and I'll gladly read it.
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Ashe Ravenheart
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RA Salvatore signs new 6-book contract with WotC

The contract is for six new books, all featuring Drizzt, with the first to come out some time in 2011.

I actually DO know everything. I just have a very poor index of my knowledge.

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 11 Jan 2010 :  21:42:57  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ashe Ravenheart

RA Salvatore signs new 6-book contract with WotC

The contract is for six new books, all featuring Drizzt, with the first to come out some time in 2011.



Interesting.

I heard one of the six may be titled "Drizz't Must Die!"

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Sith_Lord_Drizzt
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Posted - 12 Jan 2010 :  15:57:42  Show Profile  Visit Sith_Lord_Drizzt's Homepage Send Sith_Lord_Drizzt a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ashe Ravenheart

RA Salvatore signs new 6-book contract with WotC

The contract is for six new books, all featuring Drizzt, with the first to come out some time in 2011.



That is awesome news! Glad to hear it! He stated on the RA Salvatore forums that "The Ghost King" was definitely not the last we had seen of Drizzt.

"Jarlaxle's grin disappeared as he turned his attention to Drizzt. He watched the fury of the drow unleashed. Jarlaxle had seen Drizzt in action many times before, but never like that".
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Hawkins
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Posted - 12 Jan 2010 :  17:12:50  Show Profile  Visit Hawkins's Homepage Send Hawkins a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ashe Ravenheart

RA Salvatore signs new 6-book contract with WotC

The contract is for six new books, all featuring Drizzt, with the first to come out some time in 2011.
Sounds like two trilogies to me. Well, once I get a hold of The Ghost King (and therefore finish collecting the Transitions trilogy, I may actually never buy another RAS Realms novel. A thought that brings on mild depressing thoughts.

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Ashe Ravenheart
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Posted - 12 Jan 2010 :  17:29:26  Show Profile Send Ashe Ravenheart a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I know the feeling. I love Drizzt as a character and still go back and re-read the novels from time to time. But I'm starting to feel that he's story has been told. I'm not sure where else RAS could take him that would make the character or story grow/evolve. Now he's feeling more like a comic-book superhero, brought out when a new evil arises, etc., etc.

I actually DO know everything. I just have a very poor index of my knowledge.

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 12 Jan 2010 :  19:12:47  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by HawkinstheDM

quote:
Originally posted by Ashe Ravenheart

RA Salvatore signs new 6-book contract with WotC

The contract is for six new books, all featuring Drizzt, with the first to come out some time in 2011.
Sounds like two trilogies to me. Well, once I get a hold of The Ghost King (and therefore finish collecting the Transitions trilogy, I may actually never buy another RAS Realms novel. A thought that brings on mild depressing thoughts.



I hope you are right and one of the two trilogies is focuses on Entreri.....without Jarlaxle and D.

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 12 Jan 2010 :  19:15:00  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ashe Ravenheart

I know the feeling. I love Drizzt as a character and still go back and re-read the novels from time to time. But I'm starting to feel that he's story has been told. I'm not sure where else RAS could take him that would make the character or story grow/evolve. Now he's feeling more like a comic-book superhero, brought out when a new evil arises, etc., etc.



I agree, I was hoping that when he eventually outlived Cattie, it might jade him and send him in a new direction. Thats the only hope I see for something new. But we shall see in 2011 where the first novel takes us.

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Ashe Ravenheart
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quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker
I hope you are right and one of the two trilogies is focuses on Entreri.....without Jarlaxle and D.


Unfortunately, from what the Press Release says, the main character of all the novels will be Drizzt.

I actually DO know everything. I just have a very poor index of my knowledge.

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 12 Jan 2010 :  19:39:17  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ashe Ravenheart

quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker
I hope you are right and one of the two trilogies is focuses on Entreri.....without Jarlaxle and D.


Unfortunately, from what the Press Release says, the main character of all the novels will be Drizzt.



Ah I not only missed that somehow in your post but missed it in the release as well....


“Together, we will bring six more thrilling Dungeons & Dragons stories featuring Drizzt Do’Urden to our loyal fan base.”


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Sandro
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Well, I hope he continues with the tack he started on in The Ghost King, with the characters facing challenges that they simply cannot overcome, etc. Six books like that I'd happily read. As much as I love him, Drizzt the superhero just doesn't make for great novels anymore.

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The Red Walker
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Unbroken Chain - Jaleigh Johnson......July 6th 2010!!

I am really looking forward to her plunging into the shadar-kai of the Shadowfell....

Very Cool!

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 22 Feb 2010 :  16:06:46  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by The Red Walker

quote:
Originally posted by Ashe Ravenheart

quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker
I hope you are right and one of the two trilogies is focuses on Entreri.....without Jarlaxle and D.


Unfortunately, from what the Press Release says, the main character of all the novels will be Drizzt.




Looks like we will get a healthy dose of dwarves also with Bob's next book available for pre-order on Amazon :

Gauntlgrym


I can't imagine a book named Gauntlgrym without Bruenor.



And with 384 pages there is plenty of room for more than one dwarf I hope!

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Ashe Ravenheart
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But... but... It's already written into canon that Bruenor passes away BEFORE 1485. Unless he's gotten permission to "fill in the blanks" between the Spellplague and Present-day Faerūn, I don't see how Bruenor could be a part of the new novel.

I actually DO know everything. I just have a very poor index of my knowledge.

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 22 Feb 2010 :  18:26:58  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ashe Ravenheart

But... but... It's already written into canon that Bruenor passes away BEFORE 1485. Unless he's gotten permission to "fill in the blanks" between the Spellplague and Present-day Faerūn, I don't see how Bruenor could be a part of the new novel.



I dont think Bruenor will be in it....I just meant it would be hard to read a book titled that without him.

But you raise an interesting point....I think Bob would be allowed to set his novels whenever he wanted to. I am sure if he set this book right after the last to give D and Bruenor something to do after their loses he would have been allowed to. But I have not heard a hint about anything in it yet.

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Edited by - The Red Walker on 22 Feb 2010 18:28:18
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BloodAngel72
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That is incredible news of R.A. Salvatore's 6 book contract starting in 2011. Does anyone know if there are any other drow books coming out soon. I am extremely addicted to them. I thought the War of the Spider Queen was brilliant! I am thrilled to read more Drizzt, but I would also love to read more about Jarlaxle, Q'arlynd, Pharaun, Gromph, ect.
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I haven't heard of any.

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Posted - 11 Jun 2010 :  20:50:36  Show Profile  Visit DragonReader's Homepage Send DragonReader a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Christopher_Rowe

Hi! Just got word that I can announce that the working title of my forthcoming Realms novel is Elemental Bonds, that it's part of the new Planetouched series, and that it's scheduled for 2011!

Cheers,




Has there been a name change for your novel? Amazon.com has the following:

http://www.amazon.com/Sandstorm-Forgotten-Realms-Christopher-Rowe/dp/0786957425/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1276101909&sr=1-1
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The Red Walker
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Posted - 18 Jun 2010 :  21:04:21  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Elaine Cunningham's The Serpent's Daughter in 2012...Woo Hoo!

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