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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1814 Posts

Posted - 01 May 2018 :  19:33:27  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Some people have asked when a print edition of THE HEP CATS OF ULTHAR AND OTHER LOVECRAFTIAN TALES would be available. The answer is, as of today!

This book from Macabre Ink (an imprint of Crossroad Press) collects many of my best Cthulhu Mythos and cosmic horror stories including three never before published. The tales range through the Middle Ages to the future and from Lovecraft's New England to the stars, and while the predominant vibe is of course horror, there's also some humor as well as some swordplay for heroic fantasy readers.

Bottom line, this is a book I'm quite proud of, and if you haven't already, I hope you'll check it out.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1948929899/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1525198528&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=the+help+cats+of+ulthar+and+other+lovecraftian+tales
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1814 Posts

Posted - 03 Jul 2018 :  14:31:27  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Available now: My new fantasy novel THE SHADOW GUIDE!

If you've enjoyed my other sword-and-sorcery stories, my Forgotten Realms work, for instance, I think you'll like this one, too, and I hope you'll check it out.

Just one caveat: An earlier version of this book appeared under the title THE GHOST IN THE STONE. If you bought GHOST, I wouldn't want you to buy this one under the impression you were getting something 100% new.

Although if you liked GHOST and want to see the story continue relatively quickly, you COULD buy a copy for a friend or post a review. Just a thought.

Anyway...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F6S6MWF/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1530623548&sr=8-1&keywords=the+shadow+guide+richard+lee+byers
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1814 Posts

Posted - 16 Jul 2018 :  21:02:51  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I just found out that the audio play version of MURDER IN CORVIS is now available. You can check it out here:

https://www.graphicaudio.net/the-black-river-irregulars-murder-in-corvis.html
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1814 Posts

Posted - 15 Aug 2018 :  14:55:37  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The audio play adaptation of my fantasy novella MURDER IN CORVIS (the origin story of the Iron Kingdoms mercenary team the Black River Irregulars) is now shipping in all formats.

https://www.graphicaudio.net/the-black-river-irregulars-murder-in-corvis.html
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1814 Posts

Posted - 05 Sep 2018 :  14:26:03  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
GraphicAudio's audio drama version of my fantasy novel BLACK DOGS is available now! (BLACK DOGS is my first full-length novel about the mercenary company the Black River Irregulars. It's sword and sorcery with a steampunk overlay set in Privateer Press's Iron Kingdoms universe.)

https://www.graphicaudio.net/the-black-river-irregulars-1-black-dogs.html
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1814 Posts

Posted - 16 Nov 2018 :  14:06:35  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
NISABA JOURNAL: ISSUE 1 is now available! This is an anthology of stories set in the worlds of Green Ronin Publishing and includes my story "The Prisoner," a MUTANTS AND MASTERMINDS superhero tale.

https://www.amazon.com/Nisaba-Journal-Issue-Michael-Matheson-ebook/dp/B07JNGZGT7/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1542316434&sr=8-1&keywords=nisaba
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1814 Posts

Posted - 30 Jan 2019 :  14:17:58  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
UNDERCITY, my new novella set in the Android universe, is now available. This is cyberpunk//future noir SF, and I'm quite pleased with how it came out.

https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/android-novels/products/undercity/?fbclid=IwAR2mFCgG8yvNawG8WLpQ3Tyqn__CFUQZIE5ymeM_P5duTuMC6iOq5jAOw7Y
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1814 Posts

Posted - 16 Feb 2019 :  21:30:45  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I see The Dead God Trilogy, sword-and-sorcery fantasy by yours truly, is currently on sale. You can check it out here:

https://www.drivethrufiction.com/saleguide.php?src=DTRPGTwitter
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1814 Posts

Posted - 23 Apr 2019 :  21:50:37  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The Dead God Trilogy, sword and sorcery by me, is on sale again. So if you'd like to read it, now's a good time to score your copies.

https://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/273454/Dead-God-Trilogy-BUNDLE

Edited by - Richard Lee Byers on 23 Apr 2019 21:51:18
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1814 Posts

Posted - 22 May 2019 :  14:12:01  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
LANCELOT, my new MUTANTS & MASTERMINDS novella from Green Ronin, is now available!

I won't say this one is pure superhero fun. I'll let you be the judge of that. But it does open with a flying superhero fighting dinosaurs at a world-famous landmark, so that indicates the vibe I was going for.

https://greenroninstore.com/collections/nisaba-press-fiction/products/lancelot-mutants-masterminds-novella-epub-mobi-pdf
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1814 Posts

Posted - 08 Nov 2019 :  13:58:22  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I just discovered my new heroic fantasy novella is now available. (Publishers, you really should tell your authors these things.)

If you're someone who hoped I would do something big in the vein of my Forgotten Realms novels, here it is. This is intended to be the start of a true epic fantasy, only told not in cinder-block-sized novels but in novellas that come out more frequently.

Just how soon I'll do the next one, though, depends on the response to this one since I write for a living and have to prioritize projects that make money. So I hope people will give this one a try as I'm eager to press on.

Here's where you can get it:

https://www.amazon.com/Arrival-Paladins-Book-Richard-Byers-ebook/dp/B07Z8931CK/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=arrival+the+paladins+book+1+richard+lee+byers&qid=1573220191&sr=8-1
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1814 Posts

Posted - 28 Feb 2020 :  13:52:28  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I wrote a Traveller story, and you can get that now.

https://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/304808/Ghouls
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1814 Posts

Posted - 26 Jun 2020 :  15:43:55  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I wrote THE HEAD OF MIMIR, one of the two kick-off books in Aconyte Books's new line of fiction based on the Marvel Comics universe and the first Marvel Legends of Asgard novel. It comes out Oct. 6th.

Being a Marvel Legends of Asgard novel, it's both a Marvel story and very much heroic fantasy, so I think Forgotten Realms fans will like it. Follow the link to see the press release.

https://mailchi.mp/8aac8e0b1d18/marvel-aconyte-line-up-announcement?fbclid=IwAR2EdGaPXwhAp8aEwLQlnddhjmfxvinp7g-pC9Rc0RgVV9oL2K7GeC-EZbs
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1814 Posts

Posted - 28 Jul 2020 :  18:28:49  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Links to this year's Gen Con Writer's Symposium panels on YouTube.

Please note that the panels will become available for viewing as per the Gen Con schedule.

Also please obtain tickets for the panels on the Gen Con site and then turn them in. Doing this provides for a robust GCWS presence at next year's Gen Con by showing that people are interested in our panels.

http://genconwriters.com/node/270
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1814 Posts

Posted - 20 Sep 2020 :  15:21:51  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My novel MARVEL LEGENDS OF ASGARD: THE HEAD OF MIMIR is out in a couple more weeks (Oct. 6, specifically), but you can preorder it now. This is a story that connects to the Marvel Comics Universe. But at the same time, it's an unabashed heroic fantasy novel, so if you like my Forgotten Realms books, I think you'll like this one as well.

https://www.amazon.com/Head-Mimir-Marvel-Legends-Asgard/dp/183908054X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2FBD68HS8J0XP&dchild=1&keywords=marvel+legends+of+asgard+the+head+of+mimir&qid=1600611281&sprefix=marvel+legends+of+as%2Caps%2C160&sr=8-1
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Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
Moderator

USA
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Posted - 20 Sep 2020 :  18:13:05  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

My novel MARVEL LEGENDS OF ASGARD: THE HEAD OF MIMIR is out in a couple more weeks (Oct. 6, specifically), but you can preorder it now. This is a story that connects to the Marvel Comics Universe. But at the same time, it's an unabashed heroic fantasy novel, so if you like my Forgotten Realms books, I think you'll like this one as well.

https://www.amazon.com/Head-Mimir-Marvel-Legends-Asgard/dp/183908054X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2FBD68HS8J0XP&dchild=1&keywords=marvel+legends+of+asgard+the+head+of+mimir&qid=1600611281&sprefix=marvel+legends+of+as%2Caps%2C160&sr=8-1




Guess that answers my question... I'll be picking it up.

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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1814 Posts

Posted - 21 Sep 2020 :  14:37:26  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Glad to hear it, Wooly!

Everyone can read an excerpt from MARVE LEGENDS OF ASGARD: THE HEAD OF MIMIR here:

https://www.marvel.com/articles/culture-lifestyle/legends-of-asgard-head-mimir-heimdall-excerpt?linkId=99963301
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sleyvas
Skilled Spell Strategist

USA
11724 Posts

Posted - 21 Sep 2020 :  16:27:26  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

My novel MARVEL LEGENDS OF ASGARD: THE HEAD OF MIMIR is out in a couple more weeks (Oct. 6, specifically), but you can preorder it now. This is a story that connects to the Marvel Comics Universe. But at the same time, it's an unabashed heroic fantasy novel, so if you like my Forgotten Realms books, I think you'll like this one as well.

https://www.amazon.com/Head-Mimir-Marvel-Legends-Asgard/dp/183908054X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2FBD68HS8J0XP&dchild=1&keywords=marvel+legends+of+asgard+the+head+of+mimir&qid=1600611281&sprefix=marvel+legends+of+as%2Caps%2C160&sr=8-1



Hey Richard,

I don't follow the marketing for marvel much, though over the past 6 years I've read more Thor comics than you can shake a stick at (getting a lot of past compendiums off amazon, etc..)... and I do try to keep up with the current Thor comics... so I'm both surprised and happy to hear that Marvel's doing some "legends of Asgard" novel series. Are you doing them all? Do you know how many they might be roughly doing or anything more about their plans that you can reveal? Is this the first one?

Alavairthae, may your skill prevail

Phillip aka Sleyvas

Edited by - sleyvas on 21 Sep 2020 16:28:15
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1814 Posts

Posted - 23 Sep 2020 :  14:51:27  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I am not doing them all although I do hope there will be more from me after this first one. I'm pretty sure there is not a finite number of them that Aconyte Books intends to do and then, no more. I think that perspective would actually be antithetical to their ambitions. They hope the line will prosper and there will be many more books for years to come.

They're doing books set in the non-Asgardian parts of the Marvel Universe, too, although I'm not involved in those series as of yet. In all cases, authors are supposed to look to the Marvel Comics Universe as opposed to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with regard to continuity issues, etc.
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EricMinde
Seeker

Canada
97 Posts

Posted - 01 Mar 2022 :  01:14:05  Show Profile Send EricMinde a Private Message  Reply with Quote
From what I understand Stedd Whitehorn was one of your characters and you wrote him as a chosen and prophet of Lathander. I think your opinion on what a chosen of Lathander would have for abilities and skills could help guide what I would like to do with a character I'm making. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

"When you understand the impossible, it changes to improbable and that means there's a chance!"

~Baroth Quagmire, built an orphanage, grew a castle in his friends home, the home did not survive the birth. Died three times and fought his way out of hell. Only player I've ever seen roll three 1% in a row.

Edited by - EricMinde on 01 Mar 2022 01:47:01
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1814 Posts

Posted - 01 Mar 2022 :  13:55:14  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It's been so long since I wrote the book or had any involvement with the Realms at all that I no longer have a clear memory of what I had in mind. You might glean more from reading the novel than from anything I say here.

I do recall that Stedd was a fledgling Chosen, as it were, not yet come into all the powers he would have when mature. That meant I could punt on defining what exactly those powers would be, and it gives you a good deal of latitude on deciding what they ought to be.

I think I projected that the mature Stedd would have the full range of clerical magic at his disposal plus special abilities that reflected the nature of his patron deity.

Hope this helps at least a little.
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EricMinde
Seeker

Canada
97 Posts

Posted - 02 Mar 2022 :  04:19:11  Show Profile Send EricMinde a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think it does. Thank you very much.

"When you understand the impossible, it changes to improbable and that means there's a chance!"

~Baroth Quagmire, built an orphanage, grew a castle in his friends home, the home did not survive the birth. Died three times and fought his way out of hell. Only player I've ever seen roll three 1% in a row.
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Italian Archmage Karsus
Learned Scribe

121 Posts

Posted - 10 Aug 2022 :  01:22:01  Show Profile Send Italian Archmage Karsus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If I may be so bold,

I was reading through the threads and noticed that Zethrindor does not have a game-equivalent for his Disintegrate Area spell (thanks for saying it out loud! I really looked everywhere for it, even magic items, epic spells, item-item interaction exceptions!). I thought maybe Firefingers, too, was an ad-hoc with his flame redirection ability, maybe from being an old pyromaniac, but in the tail-end of the Ruin, both Firefingers and Scattercloak use that ability to redirect ironwyrm drolem breath. I've been sifting through every spell out there and couldn't figure out what spell it was. Given the extensive attention the series put to such things, I still suspect that I might be missing something.

Was there a specific spell you had in mind, or was it actually a freestyle?
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1814 Posts

Posted - 10 Aug 2022 :  13:58:29  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm very sorry, but I wrote this too long ago and have written too many things since. I no longer remember.
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Italian Archmage Karsus
Learned Scribe

121 Posts

Posted - 12 Aug 2022 :  00:27:37  Show Profile Send Italian Archmage Karsus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

I'm very sorry, but I wrote this too long ago and have written too many things since. I no longer remember.



Oh! I honestly didn't expect you to answer so soon. Sorry I didn't check on this thread before.
It's okay if you don't remember, and let me thank you for taking the time to reply even though this thread is so old.
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