FORGOTTEN REALMS

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Forgotten Realms novels

Songs & Swords Series

Elfshadow   Elfsong   Silver Shadows   Dream Spheres   Thornhold

Starlight & Shadows Trilogy

Daughter of the Drow   Tangled Webs   Windwalker

Counselors & Kings trilogy

MagehoundFloodgateWizardwar

 

 

 

 

Stand-alone novels

Evermeet     The_City_of_Splendors_novel

Forgotten Realms Short Stories

Best of the Realms Book 3

Most of the stories listed below are included in the collection The Best of the Realms Book III:  The Stories of Elaine Cunningham.

“The Bargain”—Realms of Valor (1993)/The Best of the Realms, Book III: The Stories of Elaine Cunningham(2007)

“The More Things Change”—Realms of Infamy(1994)/The Best of the Realms, Book III: The Stories of Elaine Cunningham (2007)

“The Direct Approach”—Realms of Magic (1995)/The Best of the Realms, Book III: The Stories of Elaine Cunningham (2007)

“Rite of Blood”—Realms of the Underdark (1996)/The Best of the Realms, Book 1 (2003)

“Secrets of Blood, Spirits of the Sea”—Realms of the Arcane (1997)/The Best of the Realms, Book III: The Stories of Elaine Cunningham (2007)

“The Great Hunt”—Dragon Magazine #246 (1998)/The Best of the Realms, Book III: The Stories of Elaine Cunningham (2007)

“Speaking with the Dead”—Realms of Mystery (1998)/The Best of the Realms, Book III: The Stories of Elaine Cunningham (2007)

“Stolen Dreams”—Dragon Magazine #259 (1999)/The Best of the Realms, Book III: The Stories of Elaine Cunningham (2007)

“Fire is Fire”—Realms of the Deep (2000)/The Best of the Realms, Book III: The Stories of Elaine Cunningham (2007)

“Possessions”—Dragon Magazine #282 (2002)/The Best of the Realms, Book III: The Stories of Elaine Cunningham (2007)

“A Little Knowledge”—Realms of Shadow (2002)/The Best of the Realms, Book III: The Stories of Elaine Cunningham (2007)

“Gorlist’s Dragon”—Realms of Dragons (2004)

“Games of Chance”—Dragon magazine #335 (2005)/The Best of the Realms, Book III: The Stories of Elaine Cunningham (2007)

“The Knights of Samular”—The Best of the Realms, Book III: The Stories of Elaine Cunningham (2007)

“Tribute”—The Best of the Realms, Book III: The Stories of Elaine Cunningham (2007)

“Answered Prayers”—The Best of the Realms, Book III: The Stories of Elaine Cunningham (2007)

“Redemption”–Realms of War (2008)

Graphic Novel Adaptation

The Great HuntI wrote the script for a graphic novel version of “The Great Hunt,” a short story originally written for Dragon Magazine. The short-lived and ill-fated Worlds of D&D series was published by Devils Due Publishing and edited by James D. Lowder.  Jim was my first editor at TSR.  He helped me wrestle Elfshadow and Elfsong into shape and edited my first two Forgotten Realms short stories. In the years since then, he has very kindly included me on a variety of projects, from anthologies to essay collections to this–my first (and so far only) foray into writing graphic novel scripts.  Which is, by the way, a lot harder than it looks.

16 thoughts on “FORGOTTEN REALMS

      1. So…Does this mean that, like Reclamation, Serpent’s Daughter has been buried and put to rest? I so wanted an ending, any ending, to the Moonblade and Serpent lines.

        1. Hi, Scott! Unfortunately, Wizards of the Coast is not publishing any new fiction at this time. If this changes, I’d be very interested in continuing Liriel’s story.

    1. David, I haven’t heard of plans for a Kindle version of this collection, but I’d love to see it happen, especially if WotC decided to include the few stories that didn’t make it into the collection and maybe even throw in something new. 🙂

      ec

  1. I was really disappointed in WotC’s choice to not include you in The Sundering. I was hoping for a return of Liriel given her ties to Mystra and Loth. My fingers are crossed they’ll see the error of their ways 😉

    1. Hi, Jay.

      Thanks for the note. Since I haven’t written in the Realms for several years, I wasn’t surprised or disappointed by WotC’s choice of authors for The Sundering. It makes sense to focus on writers who are currently writing in the setting. Bringing back Troy Denning also makes sense, as he does very well with big stories and broad-canvas battles.

      As for Liriel, who knows? I have no plans to continue her story, but on the other hand, I’m a firm believer in the “never say never” school of thought. 🙂

      Best,
      ec

  2. I loved your forgotten realms series. very sad to see that Redemption died, been trying to find it for years.
    Your short story , “Aswered prayers”, was a nice ending for Liriel.
    While “The Kights of Samular” was great but is now a very sad place to end that storyline.

    1. Hi, William. Thanks for the note. I wish I could have finished REDEMPTION. But the Realms has moved on.

      If you’re interested in a bit more of Arilyn, Danilo, and Elaith’s story line, there are a couple of chapters posted on the Candlekeep.com forum, in the FR Novels thread. It has been a while, so I believe the threads on on the second (or possibly the third) page. The title of the first is “A birthday gift for long-time Realms readers.” This has the first two chapters. Chapter 3 is in a thread that I named, in a fit of whimsy, “Chapter 3.” Hope you enjoy another visit with these old friends. 🙂

      ec

    1. I sincerely doubt it. For one thing, they’re in different parts of the world. For another, who would write the story? For the most part, Realms authors don’t write about a protagonist created by someone else. This helps prevent continuity errors and allows a writer to shape the ongoing story of a continuing character without worrying that someone is going to hijack the character. 🙂

      Best,
      ec

    1. Hi, Sev.

      I’m not sure what’s in store for Realms fiction. The line has dwindled to 2-4 books a year, and I haven’t heard anything to indicate that this will change. So at this point in time, it seems unlikely.

      Wish I had better news!

      Best,
      ec

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