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Gyor
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Posted - 05 Oct 2022 :  14:18:02  Show Profile Send Gyor a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
One is Druid's Call by E.K. Johnson and the other is Road to Neverwinter by Jaleigh Johnson, who wrote FR novels like the Broken Chain novels (which were great novels about the Shadar Kai).

Mod edit: Tweaking the subject line just a bit and moving this to the Novels section.

Edited by - Wooly Rupert on 05 Oct 2022 22:33:23

sleyvas
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Posted - 05 Oct 2022 :  14:50:16  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just because I was curious and hunted these down... links

https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Dragons-Honor-Thieves-Prequel/dp/059359813X

Description: Every adventuring party has a starting quest. Join Edgin Darvis and his team of heroic (well, occasionally heroic) heisters in this official prequel to the film Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.

https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Dragons-Honor-Thieves-Druids/dp/0593598164/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3L8WHNJEKHJI1&keywords=druid%27s call&qid=1664977605&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIwLjM1IiwicXNhIjoiMC4wMCIsInFzcCI6IjAuMDAifQ%3D%3D&s=books&sprefix=druid%27s call%2Cstripbooks%2C272&sr=1-1

Description: Discover Doricís powerful druid origins in this thrilling young adult prequel to the film Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.

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Seethyr
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Posted - 05 Oct 2022 :  17:23:18  Show Profile  Visit Seethyr's Homepage Send Seethyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Do you think this could signal a rebirth of the novel line that was so strong not too long ago?

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Kentinal
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Posted - 05 Oct 2022 :  18:11:48  Show Profile Send Kentinal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Seethyr

Do you think this could signal a rebirth of the novel line that was so strong not too long ago?



As these appear to be part of the movie deal, it should not indicate WotC returning to a novel increase policy.

Should they sell very well, that might change policy. Time will of course tell, unless WotC announces something official.

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Edited by - Kentinal on 05 Oct 2022 18:12:11
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deserk
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Posted - 05 Oct 2022 :  22:26:14  Show Profile Send deserk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I find it a little bit concerning that there's no FR logo on it, while based on info on the movies and the details of the books, it's clearly set in the Realms. It makes me think WotC is just going to deliberately treat the Realms as a generic fantasy sandbox and outright ignore it's established lore.
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 05 Oct 2022 :  22:29:42  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by deserk

It makes me think WotC is just going to deliberately treat the Realms as a generic fantasy sandbox and outright ignore it's established lore.



And this is different from the last several years in what way?

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George Krashos
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Posted - 06 Oct 2022 :  09:16:35  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Seethyr

Do you think this could signal a rebirth of the novel line that was so strong not too long ago?



No.

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HighOne
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Posted - 06 Oct 2022 :  18:57:45  Show Profile Send HighOne a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If anything, we might see more movie-based novels. But I don't think these books are targeted at existing FR fans, nor will FR fans find them particularly satisfying. They're for fans of the movie.
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Erikor
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Posted - 08 Oct 2022 :  22:41:17  Show Profile Send Erikor a Private Message  Reply with Quote
They're both prequels to a movie. That's like when Marvel's putting out prequel comics before a movie..
But if enough people buy them and enough people watch the movie and it makes enough money then maybe they will put out more books.

I am a bit excited by one being written by Jaleigh Johnson though. I liked her other books.
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Delnyn
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Posted - 10 Oct 2022 :  18:48:55  Show Profile Send Delnyn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
At least this is a much-needed break from the Lord Ginsu novels.
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sno4wy
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Posted - 28 Oct 2022 :  02:06:58  Show Profile Send sno4wy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Another prequel announced, this time a comic book: https://comicbook.com/gaming/news/dungeons-dragons-movie-prequel-comic-idw/?fbclid=IwAR2c-IjcDe5gTBR7doQAR1u0z3G9kavV_ZjVt3nBwLKujPgKIeOnHoaHhHs
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sleyvas
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Posted - 28 Oct 2022 :  14:05:26  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
it's sad to me that I just can't get excited about this. I hope that the movie is good. I can say they are putting an effort into building up hype.

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sno4wy
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Posted - 28 Oct 2022 :  16:51:10  Show Profile Send sno4wy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sleyvas
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I'm glad! You were actually the one who inspired me to look for one.
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Shardnax
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Posted - 30 Oct 2022 :  17:23:25  Show Profile Send Shardnax a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Kentinal
As these appear to be part of the movie deal, it should not indicate WotC returning to a novel increase policy.

Should they sell very well, that might change policy. Time will of course tell, unless WotC announces something official.



Probably the deciding factor. WotC hasn't seemed interested in doing much with D&D for several years now. If they announce more novels I'll probably look them over. I don't expect much since I'm disinterested in much of the WotC era novels.
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CorellonsDevout
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Posted - 01 Nov 2022 :  23:36:32  Show Profile Send CorellonsDevout a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I wouldn't call them FR novels so much as D&D novels. Sure, the movie is technicall (or at least supposedly) set in Faerun, but I wouldn't go so far as to call them FR, at least at this point.

That said, I agree the Unbroken Chain novels were fantastic (wish there had been more), and if there are D&D novels, perhaps that will signal a return of FR-specific novels (though whether they pay any attention to lore or not remains to be seen).

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Silverizer
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Posted - 08 Jan 2023 :  18:00:48  Show Profile  Visit Silverizer's Homepage Send Silverizer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well I am exited to see any new novels release in the Forgotten Realms.

With all the negativity going on in the D&D community over the proposed 1.1 OGL; the timing of this announcement is good.

These new novels maybe a positive aspect in the change in attitude that WOTC has towards D&D.
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The Red Walker
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Posted - 22 Feb 2023 :  20:48:02  Show Profile Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Read an excerpt of Jaleigh Ďs novel and it feels realms to me. Canít wait to buy it the 28th. Iíll be sure to share thoughts here

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Gyor
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Posted - 02 Mar 2023 :  13:15:13  Show Profile Send Gyor a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CorellonsDevout

I wouldn't call them FR novels so much as D&D novels. Sure, the movie is technicall (or at least supposedly) set in Faerun, but I wouldn't go so far as to call them FR, at least at this point.

That said, I agree the Unbroken Chain novels were fantastic (wish there had been more), and if there are D&D novels, perhaps that will signal a return of FR-specific novels (though whether they pay any attention to lore or not remains to be seen).



I read new novels, they are definately Forgotten Realms novels, chalked full of FR lore, so they don't feel like generic D&D.

Already love the characters. Would recommend.

Edited by - Gyor on 02 Mar 2023 13:16:27
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