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Old 03-07-2001, 03:20 AM   #1
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I think the best all time best Forgotten Realms novel is...

Evermeet: Island of Elves

It basically is the history of the elves on Toril. A lot of history those elderfolk.

What do you guys think?

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Old 03-08-2001, 12:00 AM   #2
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Cool thread, I'd have to say my favorite book is either
"Escape from Undermountain" or "The Crystal Shard".

If you haven't read Escape from Undermountain book, I suggest you do, its a totally awesome story, and the setting is great, creates cool images in your mind of what Undermountain looks like. GREAT Characters too.

It's one of the Noble series books. Check out the reviews on www.amazon.com, nearly 99% of all reviews are 4 stars.

Now the Crystal Shard is one of my favorites as well, I'm sure that this will be true for MANY AD&D fans But after those 2, I'd say: The rest of the Icewind Dale books, and the Drizzt Trilogy, Avatar Trilogy and The lost library of Cormanthyr.

Evermeet was also a GREAT book! And another good one is Cormyr.
And don't forget Old Elminster.. I read about the new book "Elminster goes to Hell"--I wonder if he'll meet Ertuu (If hell is the Abyss).

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Old 03-08-2001, 01:45 AM   #3
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Another I forgot to mention was the entire Dark Elf trilogy. I love me some dark elves, and that is a detailed look into the life of drow in the famed city of Menzoberranzan. And it recounts the early life of one Drizzt Do'Urden.

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Old 03-08-2001, 10:35 PM   #4
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Anyone read the Cleric Quintet, That was the first Forgotten realms series I read, and it hooked me.
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Old 03-09-2001, 07:32 AM   #5
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Evermeet was definitely an epic, more like a documentary which is always interesting.

If I had to choose a single book...I would have to say Homeland by Bob Salvatore. The way he captures every wicked detail of life in Menzoberranzan, in a truly evil society where the weak perish and only the strong and the treacherous survive is incredible.

If I had to choose a trilogy, I'd say the Avatar Trilogy.

But for AD&D trilogies nothing beats Weis and Hickman's epic Dragonlance works.

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Old 03-09-2001, 02:37 PM   #6
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Yeah Memnoch I agree about Dragonlance, what happened to that series. Its like they just abandoned a highly successful series and changed it in every way. I started reading fantasy with Dragonlance and Forgotten Realms, Realms seems to not have changed that much but Geez, in Dragonlance all the gods leave, magic changes and everyone is living in a post-apocalyptic world ruled by dragons; a dark, depressing, dreary change.

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Old 03-09-2001, 02:56 PM   #7
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I have to say that anything dealing with the Avatar trilgy was an attention grabber from the beginning. Now, If you want the most humorous, The Shadow of the Avatar Trilogy has two young Harpers, that have been trained by "Sliverhair" herself, and they just keep you laughing through the whole trilogy! I loved it! Also, the History of Elminster books are also very exciting...the last one I read mentioned the 3 original sisters in it, (ages 3-5, I think), and it was increadible!!

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Old 03-16-2001, 04:26 PM   #8
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For me it would have to be a tie between "Sojourn" (Dark Elf trilogy book 2) and "The Crystal Shard" (Icewind Dale trilogy book 1). After Eddings, Salvatore is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. I haven't read the Cleric Quintet series because I refuse to start it until I know for sure that I'll be able to get all the books in the series.

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Old 03-17-2001, 02:20 AM   #9
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They all captured my attention! Silverfall was excellent. Any of RA Salvatore's books. He's the best of the FR storytellers.
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Old 03-17-2001, 05:33 AM   #10
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Silverfall was excellent.
Did you really think so?? I wrote a two-page review damning it. It's titled My Rant About Ed Greenwood. I won't repeat what I said here, but have a read of it and offer your comments!

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