The Sundering: Kemp, Denning, Salvatore and More!August 18, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Posted in Books, Fantasy, News | 2 Comments
Tags: ed greenwood, erin m. evans, forgotten realms, paul s. kemp, r.a. salvatore, richard lee byers, the adversary, the companions, the godborn, the herald, the reaver, the sentinel, the sundering, Troy Denning
One of the big announcements at Gen Con 2012 was the announcement of a new six book series that will change the world of the Forgotten Realms. The new series is being called The Sundering and will feature a different author for each book. The authors (in order) will include R. A. Salvatore (The Companions), Paul S. Kemp (The Godborn), Erin M. Evans (The Adversary), Richard Lee Byers (The Reaver), Troy Denning (The Sentinel), and Ed Greenwood (The Herald). Popular characters such as like Drizzt Do’Urden, Elminster, Drasek Riven, and Erevis cale will be appearing in the novels, as well as some new characters like Erevis Cale’s son, Vasen Cale.
For Denning fans this is big news since Troy hasn’t written a Forgotten Realms novel since The Sorcerer back in 2002. I’m really interested to see who the “old favorites” will be in The Sentinel.
As a huge Kemp fan, I’m glad that they revealed some new artwork of the characters which includes Erevis Cale, Drasek Riven, and Vasen Cale (Vasen Cale is crouching with the sword and shield, Erevis Cale is behind him bleeding shadowstuff, and Drasek Riven is second from the far right right). I’ve been looking forward to The Godborn and I can’t wait to see what Paul cooks up.
The Keynote Address also featured a cover gallery showcasing each book.
You can watch the 2012 Gen Con Keynote Address below (book news starts around 34:00).