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Enthusior
Acolyte

Germany
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Posted - 15 Jul 2020 :  10:29:56  Show Profile Send Enthusior a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Hi folks,

after years of collecting, I finally think that I have accumulated every novel of the realms there is on my shelf. But some old doubts creep back into my mind: Are the lists I used to track my progress actually complete?

Mostly I stuck to the fandom wiki (link below for reference).
Some of the mentioned novels are listed as having been released as ebook only, so I didn't mind them any further in my efforts. But in some cases I have doubts (sometimes backed up by obscure product listings somewhere else on the web).

I would be immensely greatful if anyone here (you, maybe?) could point
out if any of the following novels were actually released as a paperback ever. Or if they are aware of any novels that are missing on the fandom wikipedia.

Here goes the list:
Cold Steel and Secrets - Rosemary Jones - 2011
Prince of Ravens - Richard Baker - 2012
Shadowbane - Erik Scott de Bie - 2011 (ESPECIALLY DOUBTFUL!)
Shadowbane: Eye of Justice - Erik Scott de Bie - 2012
Spider and Stone - Jaleigh Johnson - 2012
Sword of the Gods: Spinner of Lies - Bruce R. Cordell - 2011

Your help is so appreciated!

https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_novels_in_order_of_publication

Enthusior
Acolyte

Germany
17 Posts

Posted - 15 Jul 2020 :  11:02:13  Show Profile Send Enthusior a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh and also: I find it curious that "Murder in Halruaa" (Richard Meyers - 1996) seems to be the ONLY novel that was not released as paperback copy following its initial hard cover version. If anyone is aware of there being one after all, I would appreciate that piece of information as well. :)
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George Krashos
Master of Realmslore

Australia
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Posted - 15 Jul 2020 :  14:08:27  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
They were all released as e-books and I believe are still available on Amazon.

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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Enthusior
Acolyte

Germany
17 Posts

Posted - 15 Jul 2020 :  14:41:11  Show Profile Send Enthusior a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi George,

thank you for the reply.
Maybe I phrased my question ambiguously, so please let me clarify: I am aware that the mentioned books are available digitally. What I want to make sure of is that none of these ever had a printed copy, else my shelf collection of novels wouldn't be as complete as I'd like to think it is.
Or put differently: I'm trying to verify that there are no books out there that I neglected to hunt down because I didn't know about them.

Edited by - Enthusior on 15 Jul 2020 17:53:05
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George Krashos
Master of Realmslore

Australia
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Posted - 15 Jul 2020 :  22:01:17  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There are no printed books out there.

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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CorellonsDevout
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USA
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Posted - 16 Jul 2020 :  19:13:00  Show Profile Send CorellonsDevout a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ebook only. The release of Shadowbane was actually what made me break down and buy a Kindle lol. I still buy physical books, but my Kindle has certainly come in handy.

Sweet water and light laughter
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Enthusior
Acolyte

Germany
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Posted - 16 Jul 2020 :  20:10:33  Show Profile Send Enthusior a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you guys.
With my confidence restored I now can bask in the presence of my bookshelf with the warm feeling of a long journey coming to an end. ;)

Only one challenge remains: Out of 285 realms novels to date, there are still many that I didn't read yet...
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Mirtek
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Posted - 19 Jul 2020 :  19:49:20  Show Profile Send Mirtek a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Enthusior

Oh and also: I find it curious that "Murder in Halruaa" (Richard Meyers - 1996) seems to be the ONLY novel that was not released as paperback copy following its initial hard cover version. If anyone is aware of there being one after all, I would appreciate that piece of information as well. :)

AFAIK it's paperback fel victim to the bankruptcy of TSR and the takeover of WotC. Somewhere in this process it was forgotten.

For years I dreamed about a cache of printed paperbacks that was produced and then forgotten in an old warehouse, but no luck.

A paperback version never existed :(
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Enthusior
Acolyte

Germany
17 Posts

Posted - 21 Jul 2020 :  12:43:52  Show Profile Send Enthusior a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you, that makes sense. It is indeed a pity indeed!
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Tanthalas
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Portugal
502 Posts

Posted - 23 Jul 2020 :  20:55:51  Show Profile Send Tanthalas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Cold Steel and Secrets was actually released in several parts. Not sure if all of them together have the size of a regular novel. I really loved the books by Rosemary Jones.

Sir Markham pointed out, drinking another brandy. "A chap who can point at you and say 'die' has the distinct advantage".
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Mirtek
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589 Posts

Posted - 24 Jul 2020 :  20:45:03  Show Profile Send Mirtek a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tanthalas

Cold Steel and Secrets was actually released in several parts. Not sure if all of them together have the size of a regular novel. I really loved the books by Rosemary Jones.

IIRC even all of the 4 (?) parts together are only half as long as the average FR novel
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Artemas Entreri
Great Reader

USA
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Posted - 14 Nov 2020 :  03:55:14  Show Profile Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Enthusior

Hi George,

thank you for the reply.
Maybe I phrased my question ambiguously, so please let me clarify: I am aware that the mentioned books are available digitally. What I want to make sure of is that none of these ever had a printed copy, else my shelf collection of novels wouldn't be as complete as I'd like to think it is.
Or put differently: I'm trying to verify that there are no books out there that I neglected to hunt down because I didn't know about them.


I'm with you on this one. Love the look of my paperback Realms book collection. Sadly I had to buy a few e-books as that was the only option.

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