Post by GrimReaper on Oct 31, 2005 14:59:57 GMT -5
I continue to be a loyal fan of your books. I've read all the latest books several times. My biggest question right now is what are the new series? Are there going to be battle for ruin mist novels and rpg? Is there dates for ruin mist dawn of ages?
Please never stop writing, I love your work. I've told everyone I know about it.
Blood: Dark Elf House: Chilvr King's Mate Position: Priest Trios Weapon: Great Blade Fav Characters: Vilmos, Xith, Seth, Galan, Emel, Valam Fav Book: Service of Dragons 4
Post by RobertStanek on Nov 8, 2005 16:09:23 GMT -5
Shire Hobbit posting on RS behalf...
Hi folks. Thank you to all the readers who continue to believe in and support my books! I've been so jammed on time I haven't been able to post. Many book events lately and deadlines have kept me incredibly busy. I enjoyed meeting other authors and talking with readers.
I have to start timing my blog posts until after I go to book events. Readers already knew the news I was planning to share on Battle for Ruin Mist: The Roleplaying Game. My publisher has seen strong gaming platform interest, particularly in the rule sets I developed.
The biggest news is "Mark of the Dragon" is officially released. That's the final book for this year.
If I don't get a chance to post again, I hope everyone has a good holiday season.
On to the questions...
Shire Hobbit, thank you for getting the chat started. I appreciate all the work you've done and the boards look terrific.
huntress, as long as people are reading the books, I'll keep writing. I'd be lying if I didn't say I was extremely disappointed with the shenanigans going on at a time when my books are at their highest popularity ever. As an example, my publisher took out a 4-page spread in the Spring 2005 Buyer's Guide to Children's Books. The publisher listings disappeared from the distribution database where bookstores make their buys. When they were restored, the age listings were changed so the books appeared to be toddler picture books. That kind of stuff doesn't happen by accident. The short of the long answer is my hearts not in writing anymore at this time.
warrior25, I do hope to write about Emel's adventures in and return from the Minor Kingdoms. Eldrick is there in spirit, if you do a close read you'll see what I mean. He may return when you least expect.
epic, language, like a sword unused, dulls over time, my language skills extend to German, Spanish, Russian, and Korean. The language of the Reach elves is based on slavic dialects. The language of Ayrian is based on various dialecs of native American indians. Much of the culture and history of Under Earth is based on that of the peoples of Asia. The history of Greye is based on the history of the three kingdoms of Korea.
dungeonmaster, thank you... my original artwork for the In the Service of Dragons books will be on the economy
editions, coming out in 2006 (tentative). The Ruin Mist RPG is not d20 or d&d based. I've developed entirely new rule sets and from which new platforms can be built.
petesgirl, hi! thank you...so far only the Turkish edition covers, more king's mate and more trios to come, hopefully. See Emel previous, and can't say on Adrina, but I'm hopeful for her.
Post by RobertStanek on Nov 9, 2005 16:24:17 GMT -5
Shire Hobbit posting on RS behalf...
Hi everyone, another batch of answers to questions...
tinmo, Spanish editions are starting to come out, for German editions it may be Carlsen or Dhv are the publisher, you should contact them to find out. I think everyone misses Emel and would like Emel, Myrial, and Adrina all to be good friends. More king's mate and trios eventually.
tennisg, so many readers have asked about king's mate rules, I made sure the publisher put the rules in the new editions of The Kingdoms & the Elves of the Reaches books, check book #3. Toys R Us does not carry indie games, the game boards are produced independently.
epic, see above, Emel and Adrina's future is ahead of them
warrior25, simply didn't have any free time to post
Sparhawk, thank you, I hope the battle scenes are detailed enough so readers see how chaotic a battle actually is, and also the involvement of the many characters.
AdrinaAlder, thank you, I hope you do become a writer some day. No movie news to share.
Jay, I'm glad your teacher told you about my books, I'll try to keep writing
tonyj, hi, and hi to cody, jason, lee, and alex, so good to heare Vilmos, Adrina, Emel, and Myrial have become like friends.
keeperofdreams, 16 times is an incredible amount, glad you like my books, I try to visualize all the characters in my mind as I write, to me they are very real, and it's so good to hear from readers that the characters are real to them too. Glad you like the illustrations.