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Can someone recommend good DnD Wizard books??

Discussion in 'Booktalk' started by Faraaz, Aug 4, 2006.

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    I'm sick of reading Drizzt and Elminster novels and I don't have too much knowledge about other FR novels which have the main character as a Wizard/Sorcerer...if anyone could recommend some well written novels of the kind, I'd appreciate it.

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    I know that there is at least one book featuring Khelben 'Blackstaff', and another one with Volothamp (this one I think is an 'Around the World in 80 days' rip-off).
     
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    Faraaz, did you check all the FR/D&D/Eberron books listed on SP yet? The lists haven't been updated with the new additions this year yet, but they have all the books prior to that listed.
     
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    Try Elaine Cunningham's 'Counselor & Kings' and 'Starlight & Shadows' series. They are both quite good.
     
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    her "songs & swords" series is also good
     
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    Thanks...I'll give that a go.

    @Tal: I've had a general look around the SP books section...but see, I'm looking specifically for Wizard/Sorcerer oriented DnD books set in the FR setting. And I was too lazy to go look up what each book was about...

    I'll be seeing if I can get Elaine Cunningham out of my local library then...thanks guys!
     
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    The (first) Moonshea Trilogy is really awfull.
     
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    I found Shandril saga first book awful.

    I thought it started out really great, but before long everyone was cliched and forced in quite a few places. Not to mention absolute lack of realism. Or should i say fantasy realism, i do not mean to bash the book because it deals primarily with magic. It's the careless approach to it.

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    I have The Avatar series, it's great, so i'm inclined to buy Shadow of the Avatar Triology, but i see it's all written by Ed greenwood. Can anyone who read it say how it compares to the original Avatar?

    [ August 06, 2006, 22:03: Message edited by: Gothmog• ]
     
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    i will second that moonshae and shandril suck big-time. haven't read shadows either, but avatar trilogy was good. except for cyric's transition, that has got to be the worst good guy -> bad guy transition in all of history. Even Aribeth de Tylmerande(sp?) had a better transition in NWN :rolleyes:


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    I forgot, definitely pick up The Shadow Stone by Richard Baker. stand-alone novel in faerun, awesome stuff. The lead is Aeron Morieth, a wizard/shadow adept.

    Also, forgot if it was already mentioned but the Return of the Archwizards trilogy has Galaeron as the lead. He's an elven F/M turned Shadow Sorcerer.
     
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    Shadow Adept as in the PRC prestige class? Bonuses to Necromancy, Enchantment and Illusion with penalties to Evocation and Transmutation?? AWESOME!! :D :D :D

    Turns out this Cunningham is really good, all her books are out on loan currently, I'm going try for Return of the Archwizards & The Shadow Stone...
     
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    I think so, but in the novel, he's just starting out :p

    I only mentioned he was a Shadow Adept because I looked at some DnD FR Prestige Class Manual and in one of the pictures, the caption was "Aeron Morieth, Shadow Adept" :p
     
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    If you like Salvatore, you can try 'The Cleric Quintet'
     
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    I've read the Cleric Quintet...but then again he's a Cleric isn't he? Not an arcane caster...and I really wanted to read some based on Wizards or Sorcerers seeing as they are my favourite class to play in all RPG games...
     
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    Just read Blackstaff, I definitely recommend it.
     
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    I'm reading BloodWalk(er?), anotehr Wizard book. Pretty good so far, with a female sorcerer type, and an Aasimar ghostwalker who is pretty damn cool.
     
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    The Justicar triology set in Greyhawk are the only TSR/WOTC books I ever truly enjoyed. The female main is a fairy wizard.
     
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    Is Queen of the Demonweb Pits one of them? I thought it was so-so, but then again, I don't read much Fantasy (apart from A Song of Ice and Fire)
     
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    yes, Queen of the Demonweb Pits is the 2nd book iirc. Nothing great imo.
     
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    Queen of the Demonweb Pits is actually the third book.

    To each their own. Paul Kidd's books are fantasy romps. They read like action-packed D&D sessions that I would have liked to take part in and it poke some gentle fun at the D&D genre in general. (You can't go dungeon crawling without a ten foot pole). I find it funny when Escalla tries to fast-talk zombies into releasing her.

    If you want epic fantasy it certainly nothing for you(I recommend GRRM), but if you want Salvatore style D&D novels with exciting, three dimensional fights, colorful characters with development and humour(All which Salvatore lacks IMO.) then it could be something to try out.
     
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