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MerrikCale
Senior Scribe

USA
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Posted - 11 Aug 2008 :  03:22:37  Show Profile  Visit MerrikCale's Homepage Send MerrikCale a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Is Quin coming back in 4E?



When hinges creak in doorless chambers and strange and frightening sounds echo through the halls, whenever candlelights flicker where the air is deathly still, that is the time when ghosts are present, practicing their terror with ghoulish delight.
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The Red Walker
Great Reader

USA
3563 Posts

Posted - 15 Aug 2008 :  01:01:09  Show Profile Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello, James??

Restless Shore....
The Wilds???

Ring any bells???


Any scraps to share?

A little nonsense now and then, relished by the wisest men - Willy Wonka

"We need men who can dream of things that never were." -

John F. Kennedy, speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963

Edited by - The Red Walker on 15 Aug 2008 01:02:51
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James P. Davis
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
244 Posts

Posted - 15 Aug 2008 :  11:05:51  Show Profile  Visit James P. Davis's Homepage Send James P. Davis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Hello, James??

Restless Shore....
The Wilds???

Ring any bells???


Any scraps to share

I knew it would pop up here before I caught it!

Hmm, I suppose it does ring a bell or two, as for scraps...maybe a bit too soon for that. NDA demons are camped out quite comfortably in my office still, I better not make them too mad.

quote:
Is Quin coming back in 4E?

I do have ideas (for Quin and Bastun), whether or not they fly with WotC remains a mystery. Fingers crossed.

"Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red."--Clive Barker

FR: RotD2:"Possessions"
Wizards:Bloodwalk
Citadels: The Shield of Weeping Ghosts
Wilds: The Restless Shore
Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep: Circle of Skulls (May 2010)
Book trailers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC-ska7ohVk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvFdQ8bLp0
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The Red Walker
Great Reader

USA
3563 Posts

Posted - 15 Aug 2008 :  14:21:29  Show Profile Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by James P. Davis

quote:
Hello, James??

Restless Shore....
The Wilds???

Ring any bells???


Any scraps to share

I knew it would pop up here before I caught it!

Hmm, I suppose it does ring a bell or two, as for scraps...maybe a bit too soon for that. NDA demons are camped out quite comfortably in my office still, I better not make them too mad.


Aww, come on man...all we want is Who, What , When and Where!!


P.S. Keeping my fingers crossed for Quin....and Bastun

A little nonsense now and then, relished by the wisest men - Willy Wonka

"We need men who can dream of things that never were." -

John F. Kennedy, speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963
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Jamallo Kreen
Master of Realmslore

USA
1537 Posts

Posted - 25 Sep 2008 :  00:37:23  Show Profile  Visit Jamallo Kreen's Homepage Send Jamallo Kreen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well met!

I have just started reading Shield of Weeping Ghosts, and would like to know if there are examples on the Web of the sigils and runes used in Shandaular by the wychlaren and the Nar? Your writing is terribly evocative, but I would like to have something tangible to show my players as they travel through Ashanath.





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James P. Davis
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
244 Posts

Posted - 25 Sep 2008 :  06:43:22  Show Profile  Visit James P. Davis's Homepage Send James P. Davis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jamallo Kreen

Well met!

I have just started reading Shield of Weeping Ghosts, and would like to know if there are examples on the Web of the sigils and runes used in Shandaular by the wychlaren and the Nar? Your writing is terribly evocative, but I would like to have something tangible to show my players as they travel through Ashanath.







Nothing specific that I know of, though anything with an Eastern European feel, which would be fairly easy to track down, would make a good start if you wanted to design some examples for your players. Perhaps a more rounded, decorative look for the wychlaren runes and a sharper, thinner feel for the Nar. It's awesome that your looking into it for your players though, I like to have cool visual aids as well.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the book!
Best,
--James

"Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red."--Clive Barker

FR: RotD2:"Possessions"
Wizards:Bloodwalk
Citadels: The Shield of Weeping Ghosts
Wilds: The Restless Shore
Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep: Circle of Skulls (May 2010)
Book trailers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC-ska7ohVk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvFdQ8bLp0
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sfdragon
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Posted - 25 Sep 2008 :  07:49:46  Show Profile Send sfdragon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
been meaning to ask, and never could remember if i asked.
the cover of the shield of weeping hosts as molars in it, namely yhe main gait.
the top part looks like teeth. why?

why is being a wizard like being a drow? both are likely to find a dagger in the back from a rival or one looking to further his own goals, fame and power


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James P. Davis
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
244 Posts

Posted - 25 Sep 2008 :  12:41:51  Show Profile  Visit James P. Davis's Homepage Send James P. Davis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sfdragon

been meaning to ask, and never could remember if i asked.
the cover of the shield of weeping hosts as molars in it, namely yhe main gait.
the top part looks like teeth. why?


It was the artist's (David Seidman) choice for the teeth, which I think looks really cool, but was mostly for the Citadels Series cover theme which was a "citadels as monsters" sort of thing.

"Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red."--Clive Barker

FR: RotD2:"Possessions"
Wizards:Bloodwalk
Citadels: The Shield of Weeping Ghosts
Wilds: The Restless Shore
Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep: Circle of Skulls (May 2010)
Book trailers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC-ska7ohVk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvFdQ8bLp0
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Jamallo Kreen
Master of Realmslore

USA
1537 Posts

Posted - 27 Sep 2008 :  09:42:46  Show Profile  Visit Jamallo Kreen's Homepage Send Jamallo Kreen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by James P. Davis

quote:
Originally posted by Jamallo Kreen

Well met!

I have just started reading Shield of Weeping Ghosts, and would like to know if there are examples on the Web of the sigils and runes used in Shandaular by the wychlaren and the Nar? Your writing is terribly evocative, but I would like to have something tangible to show my players as they travel through Ashanath.







Nothing specific that I know of, though anything with an Eastern European feel, which would be fairly easy to track down, would make a good start if you wanted to design some examples for your players. Perhaps a more rounded, decorative look for the wychlaren runes and a sharper, thinner feel for the Nar. It's awesome that your looking into it for your players though, I like to have cool visual aids as well.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the book!
Best,
--James


If that's the case, I may look to some of Gimbutas's work on pre-historic glyphs.



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James P. Davis
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
244 Posts

Posted - 27 Sep 2008 :  11:42:28  Show Profile  Visit James P. Davis's Homepage Send James P. Davis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
If that's the case, I may look to some of Gimbutas's work on pre-historic glyphs.

An excellent direction to look. Though I'm not extremely familiar with her work (something I should remedy), the themes she discovered in symbols of Old Europe are fascinating (and a good fit for the general feel of the wychlaren, Nar, and even the Illythiiri runes ).

Best,
--James

"Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red."--Clive Barker

FR: RotD2:"Possessions"
Wizards:Bloodwalk
Citadels: The Shield of Weeping Ghosts
Wilds: The Restless Shore
Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep: Circle of Skulls (May 2010)
Book trailers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC-ska7ohVk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvFdQ8bLp0
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Jamallo Kreen
Master of Realmslore

USA
1537 Posts

Posted - 17 Oct 2008 :  21:49:44  Show Profile  Visit Jamallo Kreen's Homepage Send Jamallo Kreen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I finally finished Shield of Weeping Ghosts. Awesome! Please keep us advised of any other fiction projects which you write in the future.

I have a rules-related question, though: were the bleakborn your own invention, or are they written up in a rulebook? I would like to use them against my players.





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James P. Davis
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
244 Posts

Posted - 18 Oct 2008 :  06:47:55  Show Profile  Visit James P. Davis's Homepage Send James P. Davis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jamallo Kreen

I finally finished Shield of Weeping Ghosts. Awesome! Please keep us advised of any other fiction projects which you write in the future.

I have a rules-related question, though: were the bleakborn your own invention, or are they written up in a rulebook? I would like to use them against my players.

Glad you liked it! Next up is The Restless Shore in May 2009, part of The Wilds series and it does get 'wild' to say the least. Definite nods to Lovecraft on that one.

The bleakborn are indeed written up, find them in Libris Mortis page 86, a CR7 encounter that will make the low Fort Save crowd curse and swear endlessly, heh!

"Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red."--Clive Barker

FR: RotD2:"Possessions"
Wizards:Bloodwalk
Citadels: The Shield of Weeping Ghosts
Wilds: The Restless Shore
Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep: Circle of Skulls (May 2010)
Book trailers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC-ska7ohVk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvFdQ8bLp0
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Jamallo Kreen
Master of Realmslore

USA
1537 Posts

Posted - 19 Oct 2008 :  22:21:41  Show Profile  Visit Jamallo Kreen's Homepage Send Jamallo Kreen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mercy buckets!



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James P. Davis
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
244 Posts

Posted - 20 Oct 2008 :  09:26:24  Show Profile  Visit James P. Davis's Homepage Send James P. Davis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jamallo Kreen

Mercy buckets!

Indeed.

For a similar encounter, check out the Drowned (Monster Manual 3, page 46), their "drowning aura" ability nearly scored a TPK on my unprepared group. Just itchin' to feature those nasties in a story.

"Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red."--Clive Barker

FR: RotD2:"Possessions"
Wizards:Bloodwalk
Citadels: The Shield of Weeping Ghosts
Wilds: The Restless Shore
Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep: Circle of Skulls (May 2010)
Book trailers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC-ska7ohVk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvFdQ8bLp0
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Kyrene
Senior Scribe

South Africa
715 Posts

Posted - 21 Oct 2008 :  13:36:42  Show Profile  Visit Kyrene's Homepage Send Kyrene a Private Message  Reply with Quote
James,

Almost finished with The Shield of Weeping Ghosts (about 50 pages to go), but I had some questions already:
  • Is Bastun straight up Barbarian/Wizard (or Wiz/Bbn), or something else a little more complex?
  • Who was responsible for the Rashemi phrases dotted about the novel's landscape and what are the chances of seeing a small lexicon?

Excellent novel, much like Bloodwalk, but I shall reserve my glowing review for the scroll related to it, rather than here. 'Sides I still need to finish reading it tonight.

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James P. Davis
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
244 Posts

Posted - 22 Oct 2008 :  12:29:13  Show Profile  Visit James P. Davis's Homepage Send James P. Davis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Kyrene

James,

Almost finished with The Shield of Weeping Ghosts (about 50 pages to go), but I had some questions already:
  • Is Bastun straight up Barbarian/Wizard (or Wiz/Bbn), or something else a little more complex?
  • Who was responsible for the Rashemi phrases dotted about the novel's landscape and what are the chances of seeing a small lexicon?

Excellent novel, much like Bloodwalk, but I shall reserve my glowing review for the scroll related to it, rather than here. 'Sides I still need to finish reading it tonight.


Cool, hope you enjoy the ending.

Bastun is actually a Rage Mage, a little Barbarian and a lotta' wizard. And all the Rashemi in the book represents the majority of what's out there, most of it are my own additions to the language, then a few bits from Elaine Cunningham's WINDWALKER, and a word or two from Keith Francis Strohm's BLADESINGER.

Looking forward to reading your thoughts!

Best,
--James

"Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red."--Clive Barker

FR: RotD2:"Possessions"
Wizards:Bloodwalk
Citadels: The Shield of Weeping Ghosts
Wilds: The Restless Shore
Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep: Circle of Skulls (May 2010)
Book trailers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC-ska7ohVk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvFdQ8bLp0
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Kajehase
Great Reader

Sweden
2104 Posts

Posted - 23 Oct 2008 :  15:55:36  Show Profile Send Kajehase a Private Message  Reply with Quote
JUst thought I should drop by and throw out a "congratulations" on getting to #1 on Locus's bestseller list for gaming-related fiction with Shield of Weeping Ghosts.

There is a rumour going around that I have found god. I think is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys, and there is empirical evidence that they exist.
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James P. Davis
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
244 Posts

Posted - 23 Oct 2008 :  23:19:58  Show Profile  Visit James P. Davis's Homepage Send James P. Davis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Kajehase

JUst thought I should drop by and throw out a "congratulations" on getting to #1 on Locus's bestseller list for gaming-related fiction with Shield of Weeping Ghosts.


Many thanks!

I was quite shocked when I saw that listing. Very cool.

"Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red."--Clive Barker

FR: RotD2:"Possessions"
Wizards:Bloodwalk
Citadels: The Shield of Weeping Ghosts
Wilds: The Restless Shore
Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep: Circle of Skulls (May 2010)
Book trailers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC-ska7ohVk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvFdQ8bLp0
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Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
3279 Posts

Posted - 17 Nov 2008 :  11:07:50  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
-I just started reading The Shield of Weeping Ghosts tonight. I have always been interested in All things Rashemi.


BRIMSTONE

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
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Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
3279 Posts

Posted - 24 Nov 2008 :  08:54:02  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
-Well I have finished reading The Shield and that was a really good novel. Thanks for the enjoyment I received from your novel.


BRIMSTONE

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
Alaundo of Candlekeep
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James P. Davis
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
244 Posts

Posted - 24 Nov 2008 :  12:21:08  Show Profile  Visit James P. Davis's Homepage Send James P. Davis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Brimstone

-Well I have finished reading The Shield and that was a really good novel. Thanks for the enjoyment I received from your novel.


BRIMSTONE


You're quite welcome! And thank you for reading, I'm glad you enjoyed the story and I hope you'll stop by in May to comment on THE RESTLESS SHORE!

Best,
--James

"Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red."--Clive Barker

FR: RotD2:"Possessions"
Wizards:Bloodwalk
Citadels: The Shield of Weeping Ghosts
Wilds: The Restless Shore
Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep: Circle of Skulls (May 2010)
Book trailers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC-ska7ohVk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvFdQ8bLp0
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Kyrene
Senior Scribe

South Africa
715 Posts

Posted - 06 Feb 2009 :  18:19:58  Show Profile  Visit Kyrene's Homepage Send Kyrene a Private Message  Reply with Quote
James,

I just noticed your revised signature now reads:
quote:
Wizards:Bloodwalk
Citadels: The Shield of Weeping Ghosts
Wilds: The Restless Shore (May 2009)
Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep: Circle of Skulls (June 2010)

Are you a horror writer who writes fantasy or the reverse? Having grown up on Stephen King and Dean Koontz is possibly some of the reason I enjoy your slightly "darker" Realms fair so much, but do you consider yourself having horror/suspense as your primary genre of writing?

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James P. Davis
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
244 Posts

Posted - 07 Feb 2009 :  07:28:56  Show Profile  Visit James P. Davis's Homepage Send James P. Davis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Kyrene

James,

I just noticed your revised signature now reads:
quote:
Wizards:Bloodwalk
Citadels: The Shield of Weeping Ghosts
Wilds: The Restless Shore (May 2009)
Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep: Circle of Skulls (June 2010)

Are you a horror writer who writes fantasy or the reverse? Having grown up on Stephen King and Dean Koontz is possibly some of the reason I enjoy your slightly "darker" Realms fair so much, but do you consider yourself having horror/suspense as your primary genre of writing?


I would agree with that. I'm a big horror fan and a big fantasy fan, so combining the two just comes natural. Should I get the chance in the future I'd like to expand 'horror/fantasy author' to 'epic/horror fantasy author'. The stand-alone novels are fun, but with each one I'm always coming up with loose ends, something that could pop up in another book to push the story a bit farther.

(i.e. the Book of Goorgian from Bloodwalk makes a small cameo in Shield of Weeping Ghosts in the possession of Anilya, also the Creel tribe was the same that abducted Morgynn as a child)

But my own work in progress (read: years in progress) is purely epic horror set in the real world. Hopefully it will see the light of day in the future, but for now I'm having quite a bit of fun finding the darkside of the Realms.

Best,
--JPDavis

"Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red."--Clive Barker

FR: RotD2:"Possessions"
Wizards:Bloodwalk
Citadels: The Shield of Weeping Ghosts
Wilds: The Restless Shore
Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep: Circle of Skulls (May 2010)
Book trailers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC-ska7ohVk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvFdQ8bLp0
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Kyrene
Senior Scribe

South Africa
715 Posts

Posted - 09 Feb 2009 :  09:36:21  Show Profile  Visit Kyrene's Homepage Send Kyrene a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by James P. Davis

(i.e. the Book of Goorgian from Bloodwalk makes a small cameo in Shield of Weeping Ghosts in the possession of Anilya, also the Creel tribe was the same that abducted Morgynn as a child)

Heh, I missed both those "easter eggs". Shame on me...

Oh and I also meant to say, before I was distracted by the implied genre of all your titles, congratulations on the 2010 roster spot. It was quite a surprise when the penny dropped, and is making it harder and harder for me to say "No!"*

*First Erik, then James, then Rosemary and now James again...

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DragonReader
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USA
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Posted - 23 Mar 2009 :  19:36:05  Show Profile  Visit DragonReader's Homepage Send DragonReader a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just finished Shield last night and really enjoyed the novel. One aspect I really liked was the use of the horror-type elements/feel in the story. It is good to learn these elements show up in your other work as well. I'll need check those out.
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James P. Davis
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
244 Posts

Posted - 24 Mar 2009 :  04:20:50  Show Profile  Visit James P. Davis's Homepage Send James P. Davis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by DragonReader

I just finished Shield last night and really enjoyed the novel. One aspect I really liked was the use of the horror-type elements/feel in the story. It is good to learn these elements show up in your other work as well. I'll need check those out.


Thanks DragonReader! Glad to find another fan of the horror bits

BLOODWALK has its share and RESTLESS SHORE a bit more, CIRCLE OF SKULLS even more, so I keep pushing a little further each time--and there is a lot of opportunity for that stuff in Waterdeep. I never want to leave that city. Eventually I think I'll go too far and get blocked on something (though I hope not, mwahaha).

Best,
--James

"Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red."--Clive Barker

FR: RotD2:"Possessions"
Wizards:Bloodwalk
Citadels: The Shield of Weeping Ghosts
Wilds: The Restless Shore
Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep: Circle of Skulls (May 2010)
Book trailers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC-ska7ohVk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvFdQ8bLp0
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Erethar
Acolyte

Germany
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Posted - 22 Oct 2009 :  02:27:45  Show Profile  Visit Erethar's Homepage Send Erethar a Private Message  Reply with Quote
After I ravaged Eric Scott de Bies Thread quite a lot, I thought I should drop by as I've read Shield of Wheeping Ghosts some Weeks ago and am now working my way through The restless shore.

in Shield i really enjoyed how you were setting the mood. your decriptions really breath life into the environment, and on top of that your pace is very good. I see similarities between shield and Shore (sorry for shortening the titles) as you skip the introductory part and throw the reader into the middle of an ongoing situation, so that the reader can discover what's going on while he is already following the action. combined with your flashbacks of the protagonists past, this really upholds the tension until the end.

As a side note, the combining of the timelines and how they influenced each other in Shield was really brilliant.
Circle of skulls will be a must-buy

Best wishes for your forthcoming novels,
Erethar
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James P. Davis
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
244 Posts

Posted - 04 Nov 2009 :  07:18:32  Show Profile  Visit James P. Davis's Homepage Send James P. Davis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erethar

After I ravaged Eric Scott de Bies Thread quite a lot, I thought I should drop by as I've read Shield of Wheeping Ghosts some Weeks ago and am now working my way through The restless shore.

in Shield i really enjoyed how you were setting the mood. your decriptions really breath life into the environment, and on top of that your pace is very good. I see similarities between shield and Shore (sorry for shortening the titles) as you skip the introductory part and throw the reader into the middle of an ongoing situation, so that the reader can discover what's going on while he is already following the action. combined with your flashbacks of the protagonists past, this really upholds the tension until the end.

As a side note, the combining of the timelines and how they influenced each other in Shield was really brilliant.
Circle of skulls will be a must-buy

Best wishes for your forthcoming novels,
Erethar



Many thanks for the comments Erethar! Shield and Shore (no prob', I shorten the titles too) were quite fun to write and elements of each that I had hoped to explore further have been lovingly folded together into the forthcoming Circle of Skulls. Which I've recently noticed has been updated with what I believe to be the back cover text. Should be good for a teaser and includes some generous words from Ed Greenwood about the story (a thousand thank yous to the all-knowing Ed!).

"Murderers with no memory of the identical, ritualistic assassinations they performed.

Murdering that continues even after the killers have been captured.

Murders that always happen in the

Circle of Skulls

Much that is dark and grim goes on behind closed doors in Waterdeep. This is a book that throws open such doors, and takes the reader through mounting violence and corruption, into a thrilling chase through secrets and long-brewing deviltry, toward a confrontation that will shake the largely unwitting City of Splendors to its proverbial sewers and hidden sacrificial altars.

After you finish Circle of Skulls, you’ll never look at bustling Waterdeep the same way again. For it is dangerous to outlive gods.

-- Ed Greenwood
"

All thanks go to Mr. Greenwood, without whom a large segment of my personal library and inspiration would be missing.

Best,
--James

"Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red."--Clive Barker

FR: RotD2:"Possessions"
Wizards:Bloodwalk
Citadels: The Shield of Weeping Ghosts
Wilds: The Restless Shore
Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep: Circle of Skulls (May 2010)
Book trailers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC-ska7ohVk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvFdQ8bLp0
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Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
3279 Posts

Posted - 25 Nov 2009 :  15:03:18  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Cover to Circle of Skulls

I hope that the Skulls of Skullport are in this novel.

Looks great!

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
Alaundo of Candlekeep

Edited by - Brimstone on 25 Nov 2009 15:04:42
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thats the cover for waterdeep book?? excellent

anyway restless shore was enjoyable time spent when I read it

why is being a wizard like being a drow? both are likely to find a dagger in the back from a rival or one looking to further his own goals, fame and power


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