how many books there are in the series the forgetten realms

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  1. fitz le batard

    fitz le batard New Member

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    i want to read this series in english beacause in french there are 76 books, but they all will not be translate

    and by wich serie must i start ?

    thank you for your answers
     
  2. FireSnake

    FireSnake Bhaal Spawn

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    Forgotten realms is not a siries, it is more of a world, it has hundreds of books by my estimation,Just alway check if the siries you are reading is not a continuation of another siries
     
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    There are hundreds of Forgotten Realms novels.
     
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  5. fitz le batard

    fitz le batard New Member

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    it's a big saga
    I've started two weeks ago with five books
    I will have seen before twenty years
     
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    Only? Wow seems like a lot more when you look on the bookshelves of stores,but then again if that was last year it is probably somewhere around 200 right now, because quite a few books have been published in the last year.
     
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    What books do you recommend? I read Elaine Cunningham's Songs and Swords, and her Starlight and Shadows.
     
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    Read the Avatar Series, anything by R.A. Salvatore, the War of the Spider Queen, and anything by Ed Greenwood. That should start you off nicely.
     
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    Agreed.Salvatore is a great author and all the books I read by him were amazing.
     
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    i was actually reading this post today as my friend has read alot of the series with Drizzt in them. He said he was not sure if he read them out of order or not, but he thoroughly enjoyed them either way. I am a big WoT and LoTR, as is he, so it interested me in picking up the forgotten realm books. I was wondering the same thing...where to start? There seem to be an endless amount of these books out, so i started doing a little looking around. I was lucky enough to stumble upon Wizards of the Coast webpage, and found this link: http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=books/frng Here i was able to see where they suggest starting. They say that the Sembia series is the best place to start (description being "An anthology that introduces the cast of characters you'll follow through the rest of the series." then this series continues with THE EREVIS CALE TRILOGY. ALot of you have said that the Avatar series is the best place to start, I am wondering if any of you have read any/all of the above series, and which seems to be the best starting point. sorry to be a nuisance. haha. thanks guys, and i hope this will help it...Wizards has all the series in order...and the Avatar series does not show up until really late....any suggestions?
     
  12. Pinkpegasus

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    I bought a couple of the Sembia books but was so bored reading the first one that I stopped reading it. Read the year of Rogue Dragons. It is very good.
     
  13. Kaeira Arnori

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    Wow... that's a whole lot of books. I just started with the Dark Elf Trilogy by R.A. Salvatore, which is really good! Are any of the other series worth reading? Do any other ones have Drizzt in them?
     
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    217 books according to "forgotten realms, the library". (http://www.o-love.net/realms/)

    I, like veryone else like R.A. Salvatore the best, I've read all his forgotten realms books. Lately I've been reading Ed Greenwood's "Elminster" books to, they are mostly great, with a few exceptions!
     
  15. Aemon Targaryen

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    ...I'm just asking to be stoned as a heretic

    I really didn't like the Forgotten Realms novels, I only read Icewind Dale and Dar Elf trilogies by Salvatore and they really didn't impress me. I also read the Avatar trilogy. Theres so much better stuff out there...

    *anticipates backfire*
     
  16. Kaeira Arnori

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    *Gasp!* I read the Dark Elf Trilogy by Salvatore and that's all so far. I really liked them, but I thought the first one was incredible and the others weren't as good. I still enjoyed them though. What did you not like about them?
     
  17. Aemon Targaryen

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    Well Dark Elf Trilogy first book was the best of the lot, but it and the other books had so many fantasy cliches (which can be fun, but get old) and I remember the plot dragging.

    I read the books about four years ago now, so I might remember things wrong, but that's the impression that I have in my head. I have no urge to reread them.
     
  18. Kaeira Arnori

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    I see what you mean. There are a lot of fantasy books with just the main character(s) going on an adventure. And the whole Drizzt being a dark elf and therefore no one accepts him thing has been overdone as well (not specifically with drow, but just the whole acceptance motif.) I did love the first book though.
     
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    :dragon:

    I count 201 FR Books. the Harpers series was printed twice and broken into smaller series because they thought it was too daunting. The Harpers was originally a 16 book series. If you count the full list given at www.candlekeep.com it is 217 but that is due to the Harpers being in the list twice.

    Scurn

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