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Realms of the Dragons II: The Year of Rogue Dragons (Forgotten Realms Anthology) ePub download

by Philip Athans

  • Author: Philip Athans
  • ISBN: 0786938080
  • ISBN13: 978-0786938087
  • ePub: 1906 kb | FB2: 1360 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Short Stories & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (May 1, 2005)
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 885
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Realms of the Dragons II: The Year of Rogue Dragons (Forgotten Realms Anthology) ePub download

An all-new anthology showcasing dragons of the FORGOTTEN REALMS world and featuring new authors.

An all-new anthology showcasing dragons of the FORGOTTEN REALMS world and featuring new authors. This anthology features a range of stories by authors new to the Forgotten Realms setting writing about dragons. It fleshes out many details from Richard Lee Byers’s Year of Rogue Dragons trilogy and features art work by award winning artist Matt Stawicki.

Realms Of The Dragons book. This anthology ties into Richard Lee Byers' The Year of Rogue Dragons trilogy

Realms Of The Dragons book. An all-new anthology showcasing the dragons of the Forgotten. This anthology ties into Richard Lee Byers' The Year of Rogue Dragons trilogy. There are fourteen short stories written by Paul S. Kemp, Edward Bolme, Elaine Cunningham, Ed Greenwood, Jess Lebow, R. A. Salvatore, Richard Baker, Thomas M. Reid, Lisa Smedman, Voronica Whitney-Robinson, Keith Francis Strohm, Dave Gross, Don Bassingthwaite, and Richard Lee Byers. Realms of the Dragons deals with stories about dragons.

All the short stories relate in some way to the horrific Year of Rogue Dragons. Date: 1360 DR. By Rosemary Jones. Date: 1362 DR. Date: 1364 DR. This story is Erik Scott de Bie's first fantasy work to be published

An all-new anthology showcasing dragons of the FORGOTTEN REALMS world and featuring new authors. This anthology features a range of stories by authors new to theForgotten Realmssetting writing about dragons. It fleshes out many details from Richard Lee Byers's Year of Rogue Dragons trilogy and features art work by award winning artist Matt Stawicki. Format: Mass Market Paperback.

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Renton, WA : Wizards of the Coast. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Faerie ire, Erin Tettensor - The woman who drew dragons, Rosemary Jones - The hunting game, Erik Scott de Bie - The road home, Harley Stroh - How Burlmarr saved the unseen protector, Kameron M. Franklin - A tall tale, . Collins - The book dragon, Jim Pitrat - Freedom's promise, Ed Gentry

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2004, Wizards of the Coast, Distributed in the . in English.

The Year of Rogue Dragons is a trilogy by Richard Lee Byers. It covers the calamitous events of 1373 DR, the "Year of Rogue Dragons". Around -25000 DR, at the dawn of history, both metallic and chromatic dragons ruled over the other races of the world until a circle of elven spellcasters performed an extraordinary work of high magic in their newly built citadel in the northernmost reaches of Toril.

The Year of Rogue Dragons is a series of novels set in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting. The series explores the ancient secrets of dragons and their society. The series contains a trilogy of novels written by Richard Lee Byers, as well as two anthologies of short stories written by various authors. The Rage, by Richard Lee Byers (paperback, April 2004, ISBN 978-0-7869-3187-3). The Rite, by Richard Lee Byers (paperback, January 2005, ISBN 978-0-7869-3581-9).

An all-new anthology showcasing dragons of the FORGOTTEN REALMSworld and featuring new authors.This anthology features a range of stories by authors new to the Forgotten Realms setting writing about dragons. It fleshes out many details from Richard Lee Byers’s Year of Rogue Dragons trilogy and features art work by award winning artist Matt Stawicki.
Tolrajas
no stories that include the main cast of year of rouge dragons
Soustil
Awesome short stories that all have a different flavor to them, keeping each one interesting and original. I enjoyed this anthology more than some of the other FR anthologies.
Rare
price was good and quality was good as much as I expected
Sirara
I'll try and review each story in short.

1. Faerie Ire by Erin Tettensor. A cute story rich in humor and with some very witty writing. Some may consider it childish, but that was author's intention. Entertaining. ****

2. The Woman Who Drew Dragons by Rosemary Jones. A very nice idea, but a bit drawn out. Could have been shorter. ***

3. The Hunting Game by Eric Scott De Bie. One of two stories I was looking forward to. De Bie shows all of his storytelling talent in this story, but I got the feeling he wanted to tell too much in 30 pages. Had the substance for a whole novel, really. Imaginative, but hasted. ***

4. The Road Home by Harley Stroh. A very good short story, with all the elements a short story should have. Very interesting characters. ****

5. How Burlmarr Saved the Unseen Protector by Kameron Franklin. The second one I was looking forward for. I just loved "Maiden of Pain". The story features one of Realms' iconic dragons. Again, we have an interesting idea and good writing, but very hasted realization. Could have used additional 20 pages. ***

6. A Tall Tale by J.L. Collins. Naïve and pretty boring. Probably the worst of the lot. *

7. The Book Dragon by Jim Pitrat. Concise and vivid. Interesting characters, although not so dragon-oriented as the rest of the stories. ****

8. Freedom's Promise by Ed Gentry. The crown story of the book. Magical, philosophical, tragic. Simply great. *****

9. Possessions by James P. Davis. Another great story. Bloody and mystical, with one totally unpredictable twist. *****

10. Queen of the Mountain by Jaleigh Johnson. A story of human determination. As some other stories in the book, could have used a couple more pages to flesh it out. ***

11. The Strength of the Jester, by Murray J.D. Leeder. Nothing special, although it has a nice, philosophical note to it. The only story directly dealing with the Rage. Too much combat, though. ***

All in all, this is a selection of average short stories, with two shining exceptions, and very few bad stories. I will give it four stars, although I must warn you that you will actually get only 240 pages of stories. The rest are excerpts from other books, used only to pump up the page count. They really could have included another story or two. A classic WotC robbery.
Malalrajas
This book is for Keith. He wasn't here when it arrived. He's looking forward to reading it
Llbery
The pervading feeling I got from this collection of short stories was that it was everything that was "left over" or "didn't make the cut" from Realms of the Dragons, Volume One.

None of the short stories were engaging by any stretch of the imagination. Some, like "Freedom's Promise" possess interesting plots, but are written in a manner that ruins the whole effect. (Freedom's Promise was 100% predictable and does not deviate at all from what you would expect it to be).

To further support the "left overs" theory, the last thirty pages of this novel are excerpts from other novels; single-chapter snippets that serve only to fill printing space.

Unless you're a die-hard fan of the series, avoid this one.
Mr_Mole
Although the stories are enjoyable in themselves and a good summer afternoon read, I appreciated this anthology most because it gave me good hints of the writing styles of several new Forgotten Realms authors. I dislike buying books based on the cover art and/or back cover blurb, so it is helpful to read reasonable samples (in the form of short stories) of authors previously unknown to me. I now know whose future novels to look for (and in a couple instances who to avoid).
I thought this anthology had way more original stories than most of the others in the past. Not all of them were great, but that is an anthology for you and a few stand out. The dragons were quite different than I expected and some of the stories used them as the main character. Plus I laughed out loud a few times in the funnier stories especially near the beginning.
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