To me it seems more extensive than what's in the books. It's like nearly 200 pages so it has much more in it. There are whole sections on the great families and houses of the kingdoms for example, plus some cool things I hadn't seen anywhere else like on weights, measures and money.
Post by Shire Hobbit on Oct 11, 2008 13:47:36 GMT -5
Some of the books have more extensive encyclopedia sections than others. I've seen the extended editions in like the Ultimate releases. I think all four Ultimate releases when you put them together they have most of the encyclopedia, don't hold me to it though I'm not hundred percent certain. To me it's like the encyclopedia collects all of what's been included in various editions and released online like at the publisher site and adds about 80 pages of extras not out otherwise. Like DrD said about weights, measures and money.
JK Rowling might hate the idea of someone having a world encyclopedia before her but I think it is excellent. Robert did an amazing job of pulling together all the key details about his world. There are good extras you won't find elsewhere and loads of extra illustrations. Great for anyone who likes fantasy not just fans.
Post by VilmosTabborath on Jan 16, 2009 13:12:22 GMT -5
Congrats to Mr. Stanek on this! It is excellent, filled with tons of good stuff on the world, but I know there has to be more. He has said he has like thousands of pages of history on the world or such, and that's what I'd like to read.
Post by AdrinaAlder on Apr 4, 2009 11:57:44 GMT -5
Heya Huntress where you at lately? No ones up on RSMB without you and Shire Hobbit!
The extra books have been excellent. The best one I liked is the encyclopedia but the beasts book is good too.
What makes the beasts book good are all the notes from Keeper Martin. It's in there from when he first started as an apprentice to when he became a master keeper so it's like you can follow him as he discovers all the fantastic creatures of ruin mist.
Hi AdrinaAlder, truly the extra books have been excellent and unexpected how much they added to the world. I've read and reread the encyclopedia for looking for new clues about the world and the characters.
I read that Mr. Stanek has over 2000 pages of Ruin Mist history. I hope this gets published one day it'll make the world even better.
I picked up Keeper Martin's Guide to the Fantastical Beasts and Farie People too. It was even better than I'd hoped. The notes from Keeper Martin make him even more fascinating.
JK Rowling might hate the idea of someone having a world encyclopedia before her but I think it is excellent.
You think ESPECIALLY since its an encylopedia written by the author of the books and not someone else. RS is always so far ahead of the curve. It's why his ideas are always being lifted by other authors.