byzantinex
 member, 141 posts
Wed 7 Feb 2018
at 18:36
Drizzt Returns! New RA Salvatore Forgotten Realms book 2018
So excited!!!

A new Dungeons & Dragons novel starring Drizzt Do'Urden is coming later this year.

Details of a new R.A. Salvatore book starring his famous drow character were leaked online earlier this week by the publishing catalogue Edelweiss. The new book will be called Timeless and will be the beginning of a trilogy that focuses on Drizzt, his father Zaknafein, and the popular mercenary character Jarlaxle.

http://comicbook.com/gaming/20...gons-salvatore-2018/
Xiane
 member, 351 posts
Wed 7 Feb 2018
at 22:32
Drizzt Returns! New RA Salvatore Forgotten Realms book 2018
Ooooo so looking forward to continuing my Drizzt addiction....
ricosuave
 member, 137 posts
Sat 10 Feb 2018
at 04:31
Drizzt Returns! New RA Salvatore Forgotten Realms book 2018
I for one am not looking forward to it if it is as horrible as the last trilogy.

I am just sick of Drizzt being killed then some random dude deciding to save drizzt for reasons.


I understand that Drizzt is popular and WoTC makes stupid money off the books, but at what point is Salvatore going to say 'OK seriously Drizzt is not the bestest thing evarr!!!1!!!one!!'

The last trilogy (homecoming) left a very, very horrible taste in my mouth. the way the novels about drizzt has been going they have been getting worse.. I can only imagine how bad the new ones might be.
Togashi Kenshin
 member, 53 posts
Sat 10 Feb 2018
at 05:54
Drizzt Returns! New RA Salvatore Forgotten Realms book 2018
Well Salvatore wanted to give Drizzt his "happily ever after" long ago but WotC told him that if he did not write the books, they own the rights and will find someone else who will.

I think we are seeing creator fatigue, of a writer digging deeper into the well than he ever intended. Little wonder that the quality suffers.
Wyrm
 member, 646 posts
Sat 10 Feb 2018
at 15:18
Drizzt Returns! New RA Salvatore Forgotten Realms book 2018
I agree. As part of a typical adventuring party he was fine. Now that he is Epic level, never intending to be, he is not so good.
Alediran
 member, 60 posts
 Mystagogue of Aether
 Elven Archmage
Thu 17 May 2018
at 21:04
Drizzt Returns! New RA Salvatore Forgotten Realms book 2018
I haven't ready anything of Drizzt after the damned 4th edition ruined Forgotten Realms.
praguepride
 member, 1273 posts
 "Hugs for the Hugs God!"
 - Warhammer Fluffy-K
Thu 17 May 2018
at 22:05
Drizzt Returns! New RA Salvatore Forgotten Realms book 2018
lol. I think I was partway through the Hunter's Blade Trilogy when I stopped reading them...

might pick that up again and see if there's a bit more gas in that engine...
jkeogh
 member, 83 posts
Fri 18 May 2018
at 13:00
Drizzt Returns! New RA Salvatore Forgotten Realms book 2018
In reply to Alediran (msg # 6):

Interesting decision to blame 4th ed and not the author...
LonePaladin
 member, 720 posts
 Creator of HeroForge
Fri 18 May 2018
at 14:57
Drizzt Returns! New RA Salvatore Forgotten Realms book 2018
It's both, really.

With 4E, WotC decided to start things off with yet another Realm-Shaking Event (RSE). It got rid of some locations on the map -- some of which were actually interesting -- and replace them with sections of another map that no one had ever seen, and cultures and cities that had their own disconnected history that no one had any familiarity with. All in the name of explaining the presence of races new to 4E.

They then jumped the timeline ahead a hundred years, but none of the existing cultures changed during that time. Cormyr was still a feudal kingdom, just with the noble family tree having a few new entries. Sembia was still a plutocracy, Waterdeep still a big sprawling metropolis, Candlekeep still an isolationist library-slash-monastery.

There was this gigantic worldwide catastrophe, that fundamentally changed how magic worked and threw in elements that could have had global effects (like the Plaguechanged and Spellscarred), and they did nothing with them.

AND!

Salvatore took all of his iconic characters from his entire series of books, then killed off all but one. Some had interesting send-offs, others were really disappointing. And then after one book of Drizzt being all angsty (again) and hooking up with a goth bondage chick, suddenly all (but one) of the old cast gets reincarnated. Why?

If he wanted all the crew to be running around in the 'current' time, he could have taken a cue from Cordell's Plague of Spells and had them hit by the Year of Blue Fire and jumped ahead a hundred years or so (either a literal time-jump, or being in suspended animation the way Raidon Kane was).

So, yeah. In 4E, everything changed but nothing really did. In Salvatore's books, everything changed but nothing really did. I'd say both are to blame in their own ways.

And yes I'm salty about it.
jkeogh
 member, 84 posts
Fri 18 May 2018
at 15:31
Drizzt Returns! New RA Salvatore Forgotten Realms book 2018
I read a few of those and remember thinking the reincarnation was an odd choice for those characters though it had it's nice moments.

Just because I'm curious, if you accept the idea that a time jump was necessary or at least helpful with the new edition, what would you have liked to see them do differently? If this is grounds for a new thread, I'm open to take this elsewhere :).
LonePaladin
 member, 721 posts
Fri 18 May 2018
at 17:35
Re: Drizzt Returns! New RA Salvatore Forgotten Realms book 2018

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