Today is the last day of summer. Normally that would be a reason to be a bit sad, but for some reason I am looking forward to the fall. This summer I have read a lot of books, which has been a good exercise for my smartphone damaged brain.
Only thing is, what to read? I was gaming last night, and despite all the Dragonlance books I read recently,I think I am ready for a few more. I am considering the Taladas trilogy, which is one of my favorites. However, there is also the possibility of diving into some Forgotten Realms. I have read a large chunk of the Drizzt books, but am otherwise blissfully ignorant of the setting.
Over the past couple of years, I have developed a collector’s habit. I try to acquire all the Dragonlance books I never bought back in the day, and so far I have managed to get the Elven Nations, Dwarven Nation, Elven Exiles, Ice Wall trilogy among others.
My next target is the Dhamon saga by Jean Rabe. I have always detested the 5th Age and therefore I have mostly avoided it. However, for some odd reason, I have developed a weird interest 15 years after they stopped publishing the setting. Maybe I am just starved for some Dragonlance books.
I read Dragons of a New Age when it came out, but it was never a book that got me super interested in the 5th Age. However, I a, looking forward to diving a bit more into the Age of mortals and see if maybe I was mistaken when I discarded it.
Amazon is usually my friend during these endeavors, so let’s hope there are some European books stores that have these books.
Update: So, I have been going through Amazon, and so far each book will cost me around £20, which is a bit too much. I am going to my old bookstore tomorrow, so hopefully I can find them there, although I do not have high hopes.
I just finished reading The Lost Chronicles, and as usual I thoroughly enjoyed the series. True to form, I know wish Wizards still published Dragonlance books, and what if the published The Lost Legends? It would be a great way to begin a new era of novels by leveraging the old strengths of the series.
What would that series be about? Well, here’s my take
What did Raistlin do during those two years between Chronicles and Legends?
What did Raistlin do while he was in Istar, before and after he defeated Fistandantilus.
What happend during Raistlin’s battle with Takhisis in the Abyss? This one is a less obvious than the others, but it could make for a seriously wild ride.
In all honesty, this idea might actually not be the best thing to do if one was to publish more novels. After the 5th age split the fan base, the last couple of books published, started to move the setting forward, and that might be the best way to create something sustainable,.
One of my favorite YouTube channels, Star Wars Theory, has started a podcast. So far the episodes aren’t that long, but I think that is OK. The episodes mirror the YouTube channel in content, but I prefer listening on Spotify as opposed to YouTube, which is one big long commercial break.
I highly recommend both the YouTube channel and the Podcast if you like to geek out on Star Wars lore and theories. Oh yeah, he also made a Vader fan film that you really should check out if you haven’t seen it. It is really well done. Check it out Shards of the Past.