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Realms of Magic (Forgotten Realms Anthology) Mass Market Paperback – December 1, 1995

3.7 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Series: Forgotten Realms Anthology
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast; 1st Printing edition (December 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786903031
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786903030
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,189,516 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Generally I like all things in the Forgotten Realms series, but this was certainly not an overall good experience. The best stories, in my opinion, were these: Guenhwyvar (R.A. Salvatore), it was the story of the cat's creation, particularly of interest to fans of Drizzt Do'Urden - The Quiet Place (Christie Golden), this was a story of Jander Sunstar, one of my all time favorites (Vampire of the Mists and others) - The Eye of the Dragon (Ed Greenwood), a little bit of Khelben, a little bit of Elminster, but not really about either, good without over doing the popular characters - A Worm too Soft (J. Robert King), this one was different, and I liked that, and well done. The worst ones, again just my opinion: Too Familiar (David Cook), this one just didn't really go anywhere, and I wasn't terribly interested in the characters (they are repeat characters, though I haven't read them in others) - Red Ambition (Jean Rabe), this one just didn't do anything at all, not well written, dull story, I left it wondering why?
All the rest were probably 3 of 5, with the better ones earning 4 and the lesser ones earning 2 (and the story surrounding the anthology, prologue and epilogue, was not very good either). Over all, it is probably 3 stars, maybe 3.5. If you just borrow it and read the stories of your favorites, you could come out with a four or five experience.
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There were only two stories that I really thought were funny. Most were pretty good, about 12, but the rest were AWFUL! For collectors, but most might want to borrow it. Especially the story by Jean Rabe. First she mangles Dragonlance, Krynn. Now, she must ruin Faerun.
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This is a great anthology, provided that you not only know about the Forgotten Realms but are also a fan. I personally think that the story about the origins of Guenhwyvar (Drizzt Do'Urden's feline companion) make it worth reading, but there are other great stories that involve popular Realmsian characters like the wizards Elminster and Blackstaff. There are also stories about unknown characters that are very entertaining. Again, if you are not a fan of the Forgotten Realms you might not enjoy this much, but if you are a fan, get it, read it, and enjoy it!
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Realms of Magic edited by Brian Thomsen and J. Robert King was released in 1995 and is currently out of print today (2009). This anthology has 17 short stories by R. A. Salvatore, Jeff Grubb, Mark Anthony, Christie Golden, Ed Greenwood, Dave Gross, Kate Novak- Grubb, Douglas Niles, Allen C. Kupfer, David Cook, Jean Rabe, Mary H, Herbert, William W. Connors, Tom Dupree, J. Robert King, Roger E. Moore, and Elaine Cunningham. Also included are a prologue and epilogue, both written by Brian Thomsen. The stories feature some of the Forgotten Realms most powerful wizards and magical artifacts.

Prologue by Brian Thomsen- As all prologues due, they set up the story and here is no different. Volo, a renown story teller, goes to meet with his editor, Justin Tym, about his next book. During the conversation, Volo tells Justin that he's been working on a collection of stories about magic, and proceeds to tell Justin a few.
Instead of me listing my negatives and positives, here is what I thought...
It's funny and sets up the short stories pretty well.

Guenhwyvar by R. A. Salvatore- The story is about how Drizzt Do'Urden's faithful feline companion was "created."
Negatives:
1) Character Development. I thought that the characters of Josidiah Starym and the mage Anders Beltgarden were interesting, but they weren't developed enough. I would like to read more about Guenhwyvar's adventures with Josidiah.
Positives:
1) Interesting. I thought that the whole story in general was interesting and fun to read. I've always wondered how Guenhwyvar was created and I wasn't let down.
2) Characters. Josidiah and Anders were interesting characters as well, and like I mentioned I wish that there were more written about them.
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I really liked all the different short stories. Most of them left you with a smile on your face. My personal favorite was the short story about the elf and the panther. Like I said before, If you like good magic stories of the Forgotten Realms, this is your book
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