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Something New with the Dragon: A Conversation with Elaine Cunningham

Posted on September 1, 2008 by

Elaine Cunningham writes character-driven fantasy stories that are rich with humor, complexity, and action. She could very well be speaking of her own fiction when she describes “a satisfying story” as “both surprising and logical.”

Since 1991, Cunningham has written extensively in the Forgotten Realms, co-authored a novel with Ed Greenwood, ventured into the Star Wars Expanded Universe, and produced a steady flow of short fiction.

Interview by Jeremy Jones


New Shadowrealm Preview

Posted on June 20, 2008 by

The first Shadowrealm Preview was posted back in May here on Flames Rising. We also have an interview with Paul S. Kemp that tells us a bit about the novel. Shadowrealm is book three of the Twilight War and is available for pre-order at Amazon.com.

Today we have another snippet from the upcoming novel for fans to enjoy. The scene features the fallen paladin, Abelar Corrinthal.


The Shield of Weeping Ghosts Available Now!

Posted on June 2, 2008 by

The past will come back to haunt them…

A group of warriors from Rashemen escorts an exiled wizard to a ruined citadel in the City of Weeping Ghosts. Once there, the wizard discovers a barbarian tribe is trying to unlock the secrets of the citadel and the weapon that destroyed it two thousand years ago.

A series that centers on the citadels – castles, keeps, fortreeses, and watchtowers – of the Forgotten Realms world, each book in The Citadels series is a self-contained fantasy adventure.

The Shield of Weeping Ghosts is available at Amazon.com


Shadowbred (Twilight War) Review

Posted on May 26, 2008 by

More than any other shared-world I know, the Forgotten Realms is home to evil protagonists. Shadowbred‘s heroes fall ambiguously into this category: they are assassins, addicts, half-fiends, and shades. Erevis Cale, Chosen of Mask, is doing his best to be a hero, due to a promise gave to a dead friend in a previous adventure. The tiefling mind-mage Magadon strives to control his demonic urges, which are the only thing that keep him from being consumed by the Source, an artifact introduced in previous books. The two are sympathetic figures, striving against the odds to become people they don’t hate.

Review by Alana Abbott


WotC to Co-Sponsor Gen Con Indy 2008

Posted on May 19, 2008 by

Gen Con is pleased to announce that once again Wizards of the Coast, will be a co-sponsor of Gen Con Indy. Fans of all ages come to Gen Con each year to see and experience the latest in analog and digital gaming, and Wizards’ participation is a highlight for many fans. This year, Wizards of the Coast will be showing off their latest offerings, including the release of Dungeons & Dragons® 4th Edition.

“We are so pleased to have Wizards of the Coast once again be a sponsor of Gen Con. Its long history with the show, as well as the popularity of its products makes it an integral part of the entire Gen Con experience,” said Adrian Swartout, president of Gen Con.


Sneak Peek at Paul S. Kemp’s Shadowrealm

Posted on May 9, 2008 by

When I interviewed Forgotten Realms author Paul S. Kemp recently he gave us the slightest tease regarding the upcoming Shadowrealm novel.

Now, he has offered up a snippet from the book for us to enjoy. Shadowrealm is book three of the Twilight War and is available for pre-order at Amazon.com.


Interview with Fantasy author Paul S. Kemp

Posted on March 25, 2008 by

Paul S. Kemp lives in Michigan with his wife and preschool-aged twin sons. He is a corporate lawyer, which makes him lawful evil. He salves the pangs of conscience that arise from his career choice by imbibing ample amounts of Diet Dew and enshrouding himself in the sense-dulling smoke of Te Amo and Dunhill cigars.

He is the creator of the assassin-priest Erevis Cale and writes primarily in the Forgotten Realms setting from Wizards of the Coast (this makes him a shared world hack, true; but that’s MISTER Shared World Hack to you, bub)…


Preview of Paul S. Kemp’s Shadowrealm

Posted on March 7, 2008 by

Forgotten Realms author Paul S. Kemp has posted a free preview chapter of his upcoming novel Shadowrealm. Paul has several free downloads on his website, including some chapters from other Forgotten Realms titles. Check out his Free Stuff page for more information. You can pre-order Shadowrealm at Amazon. Paul’s other books include Shadow’s Witness, Resurrection […]


James Lowder Interview, Author & Editor

Posted on October 2, 2006 by

As an editor and author, James tells us about his work on Forgotten Realms, Ravenloft, All Flesh Must Be Eaten and other projects.


Interview with Author R. A. Salvatore

Posted on May 30, 2006 by

In this interview we talk about Forgotten Realms, Star Wars, dragons and other creative challenges.


Interview with Richard Lee Byers

Posted on December 17, 2004 by

In this interview we discuss Wraith: the Oblivion and Forgotten Realms fiction. Richard also hands out a little advice for up-and-coming authors and tells us about some of his other work.


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