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Here you will find the latest news in the world of Raymond E. Feist. It maybe the title of the next book, a new release or even a new project, but it could also be an update on an existing project. What ever it is though, we hope to present it to you as soon as we are aware of it. If you know something we don't, that relates to Raymond E. Feist, and believe it should be here, then please contact us.

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Fri Sep 1st, 2000

Return to Krondor Soundtrack Review

A very cool game music site, GameScore, has recently posted a review of Chuck Mitchell's Return to Krondor Soundtrack CD. There is also a trivia contest, with two winners receiving an autographed copy of the disc.

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Thu Aug 31st, 2000

Tear of the Gods Finished!

Good news from Ray:

Handed in today.
I'm going to take a small break, then start on Conclave of Shadows I: Talon of the Silver Hawk.

If I remember correctly, Ray's publisher is going to fast-track this novel (go without a big advertising blitz, etc.) so hopefully November is still the target date.

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Thu Aug 31st, 2000

Books in French

Sylvain Guehl announced the publishing order for the next few books to be translated:

I've seen that, now that ADAS's been translated, the next books to appear in french will be in that order :
The Empire Trilogy ('La trilogie de l'Empire' : Fille de L'Empire, Pair de l'Empire, Maîtresse de l'Empire)
Prince of the Blood (Prince de Sang)
The King's Buccanneer (Le bucanier du Roy)
Which means no french Riftwar Legacy until then (I believe the Serpentwar will come first)

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Mon Aug 28th, 2000

More on Return to Krondor

Desslock's RPG News has more coverage of the Return to Krondor sales ranking scandal. A letter from John Gordos, a former PyroTechnix employee, seeks to confirm RtK's high sales ranking the past few weeks. However, John gives a bit of a diss to Ray in this statement:

I think RtK was in a similar boat, just like the original BaK. Feist isn't as popular as he thinks he is, and people have to exhaust their RPG 'wish list' to find the title. Once they do, they generally have fun with it. The 10 dollar price certainly helps, too.

Desslock counters by stating that he did like RtK, but continues his criticism of PC Data's ranking system. Check Desslock's site for more information.

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Sun Aug 27th, 2000

Tales of the Riftwar Status

This string of posts from Ray details the status, and planned length, of the Tales novels, which are co-authored:

They are co-authored novels. Three, so far. I'm 6 Chapters into Honoured Enemy, a book with Bill Forstchen, and Joel Rosenberg is working on Chapter 5 of Murder in LaMut.

Doubtful that he could make heads or tales of three books at once (two Tales novels and Tear of the Gods)?

It's usually one book at a time, but I've done multiple projects before. While working with Janny on the Empire series I finished the 1st draft of Faerie Tale and the final draft of Prince of the Blood.

It's not confusing. Being a writer is what I do.

And how does co-authoring work?

The guys do first drafts and I do rewrites, and we talk on the phone about what's what.

And finally, about the length of the new books, compared with the Empire series:

Probably in the 300 page range rather than the big monsters like Servant and Mistress.Daughter, though, was a smaller book.

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Sun Aug 27th, 2000

Krondor Series Update

Ray posted this about the future of the Krondor series of books, more or less confirming that it will be more than just a trilogy:

As I finish Tear of the Gods (in by next weekend), I'm considering what to do with this series, either with or without a game contract.
I think there are two, or even three, more books that would work in the James vs. Sidi saga.

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Wed Aug 23rd, 2000

Desslock Questions Return to Krondor Sales

Desslock posted this today:

Of course, the reason I tried to include sales statistics from a local retailer, was because PC Data's accounting system sometimes results in some misleading results. Perhaps there's never been a more obvious example of the misleading nature of PC Data's results than the lists of the top selling games for the past couple of weeks. 'Surging' to the bottom of the list is none other than Pyrotechnix's 1998 adventure/RPG hybrid, Return to Krondor
. When that game was initially released, it didn't even make the top 10 list of best sellers for a single week, and it was enough of a commercial bomb that it ultimately contributed to the dissolution of Pyrotechnix's development team. Even taking into account bargain bin pricing, there's no rational explanation for Return to Krondor's sales resurgence (after all, the game has been available for discount pricing for well over a year now), unless PC Data is incorporating some weird bundling arrangement or similar distribution transaction that doesn't involve purchasers actually choosing to purchase the game. Myst continued to be on PC Data's list for years as a result of similar machinations. It's really a bit embarrassing to PC Data.

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Thu Aug 10th, 2000

Another Week on the Chart

Return to Krondor is still number 10 on the sales chart.

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Thu Aug 3rd, 2000

Return to Krondor Returns!

Flavius let the mailing list know that Return to Krondor is number 10 on the current PC Data game sale's chart! This is no doubt due to recent bargain pricing. More information and the complete list can be found here.

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Thu Jul 27th, 2000

Return to Krondor Fan Site Missing

The big RtK site has been missing for some time, so I've removed it from the Link Page. If anyone knows where (if) this site has moved, please let me know. Thanks.

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Thu Jul 27th, 2000

Riftwar Geneologies Moved

The URL for the Riftwar Geneologies page has changed to - We have no current information 23 February 2009

 

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Thu Jul 27th, 2000

RiftMUSH Status

Karsiss posted this about RiftMUSH:

Due to a lack of players on RiftMUSH, we have stopped Administrating the game but left it on for people to connect and look around or check the place out, while former players can connect to talk to other former players if they wish, or start role-playing with each other.

We are slowly coding up a new RiftMUSH, but it's a long and difficult process that will take quite some time still. The coded systems are going to be quite intense. When we get to the point that the system coding is in the testing/debugging phase, I will start recruiting people to build the city that we make the Mush in. Once the team has started working, and the coded systems are being tested and debugged, I will start posting information about the new Mush including Theme, Systems, and Character information so that anybody who's interested will gain the knowledge of the Mush and what it's all about.

I don't expect the Mush to be at this point until sometime in 2001, so it will be quite some time until I start sending out the Emails.

There is some code on the Mush that allows me to see how many people have connected during the month and how long they are online for. If ever the existing RiftMUSH produces enough players to start having an Admin presence, I will rebuild the Admin team and help get things going again.

Also: Due to a server move (after a hard drive crash), RiftMUSH's new IP address is: 63.238.226.186 port 4202

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Thu Jul 27th, 2000

The End of Nakor?

All you Nakor fans out there will be a bit upset by this post by Ray:

You'll probably get more hints from Nakor about his life if he shows up again, but I have no plans for him to play a significant part in the next series. Maybe later.

Conclave will not be the final Midkemia series, according to what Ray has said in the past, so hopefully that 'maybe later' will come true.

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Thu Jul 27th, 2000

Tear of the Gods Update

Ray posted this about the timeline for Tear:

That's the target, but it's going to be late. Figure in November. I haven't finished it yet, and it probably won't be finished for another month.

On a related note, Ray said that Krondor: The Assassins should be out in paperback by Christmas.

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Thu Jul 27th, 2000

Timeline Moves

Canaan Machida let me know that the URL of his Midkemia Age Timeline is http://www2.hawaii.edu/~kageyama/feist.

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