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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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Wed Jun 2nd, 1999

New Poll

Jason Martin has a new Feist poll on his website.

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Sun May 30th, 1999

Dutch Feist Website

There is a new Dutch Feist website, with information on several of the Dutch translations of his novels. I can't read any of it, but I'm sure its good stuff.

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Sun May 30th, 1999

Thanks

Just wanted to say thanks to Desslock's RPG News for posting a note about the site. If you are looking for information on all the RPG happenings, be sure to check Desslock's first.

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Fri May 28th, 1999

RiftMUSH Address Change

Due to problems with lag, RiftMUSH has changed servers. The new address is pug.leenux.org:4202. Remember that you need a telnet client to connect. If you are having router DNS problems, try connecting by the IP address, 150.135.88.235:4202 . For more information, check out the RiftMUSH Status and News Page .

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Fri May 28th, 1999

Tales of the Riftwar Information and Publishing Schedule

Ray posted this message today which clarifies his thoughts on working with Janny again:

BTW, just to make it crystal clear (and some of you will screw this up anyway when you post it on other boards or tell your friends), I never said I would not write with Janny again (she was one of the writers I talked to about this project; she's just too busy. If we do a second bunch, she may be in that group). What I said was Janny and I would never do another Empire book again. Big difference.

So, if the first set of Tales of the Riftwar novels are successful, apparently we can expect more. This second message discusses the possible settings of the Tales novels:

Most of the fantasy work I'm going to do will be in Midkemia. I say 'most,' because I don't know when I'm going to go for a little jaunt to a place for a bit, like I did with the Saaur homeworld or Timmery (or however the hell Neal spelled that place in Betrayal). But the heart of the action will be Midkemia.

If any of the Tales series is from the Tsraunni point of view it will be because the other author convinces me it's a good story idea.

For the record, I think Neal spelled it Timmiriannia, but that's coming from memory and probably not accurate. Anyway, this final bit further clarifies the publishing schedule for the next few years:

I'm going to be working on Tear of the Gods next (Return to Krondor's story), then Conclave of Shadows I. At the same time, I'll be setting up this series, so they'll both be underway at the same time.

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Thu May 27th, 1999

Better Late Then Never...

Yes, this is way late, but for the sake of being complete, there is (and has been) a preview of Return to Krondor posted on GameSpot UK. Enjoy!

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Wed May 26th, 1999

Game Soundtrack Awards

The Adrenaline Vault has posted an article Game Music Gets Official Grammy Nod. Here is an excerpt:

It has been a long, winding trail to Grammy recognition for game music, but the growing community of gaming composers can at last trumpet sweet victory. This afternoon, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences issued a press release announcing their decision to allow music from interactive games to compete in the annual Grammy Awards competition.

Chuck Mitchell's Return to Krondor Soundtrack has widely been considered as one of the best scores for a game, and may just qualify for such an award.

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Wed May 26th, 1999

More Publishing Info

As previously mentioned, a UK publisher for the Tales of the Riftwar series has been signed, HarperCollins. This does not mean the book will be published first in the UK, however, as Ray explains in this post:

In the case, the UK publisher bought rights before an American publisher. This is not to say they will publish the books first.

As for which comes first, usually the US edition comes out first.

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Tue May 25th, 1999

More Book Information

Ray posted this today about the release schedule for his next two books:

No, Asassin's just finished with rewrites this week (then into production), and Tear is staring right after that, with an eye towards finishing before the end of the year.

Avon needed the cover art for Tear because it's one of their big books for a huge Year 2000 promotion they're doing.

Covers don't always come last.

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Tue May 25th, 1999

Elaboration

Here are two more posts by Ray describing the publishing details and structure of the new novels:

They will be published in theUK by HarperCollins. No US publisher yet. As for when, I suspect the first book will probably be a late 2000, early 2001 publication.

Nothing firm yet.

These dates show that the Riftwar Legacy will be completed before the first Tales of the Riftwar release, with Conclave of Shadows following later. Ray's current US publisher is Avon (under the EOS label), and I would suspect they will continue the relationship. The second post was in response to a question about the structure of the novel, whether they would be collections of short stories:

These will be novels, actually. Stand alone novels, but obviously part of the Riftwar continuity, so connected in that sense. I'm looking at stories that take place in other locations during the time of the novel, so while Arutha's fighting the siege of Crydee, what's his dad doing over on the west side of the mountain, that kind of stuff.

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Tue May 25th, 1999

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

I was innocently browsing when my email client alerted me that a new message had arrived. It was from Ray and the subject was 'Announcement.' This got me very excited. Here is the message:

As I've said before, when there's something to tell you, we'll tell you.

This is to announce, that I've agreed in principle to begin work on a new series, TALES OF THE RIFTWAR.

Tales will begin with three books, each to be co-authored by myself and another writer. The first three writers who have come aboard (tentatively; you never know if last minute stuff will screw up a deal) are:

William R. Forstchen, author of several fantasy novels as well as the Lost Regiment Series (one of my personal favorites).

S. M. Stirling, author of some of the best SF being written today, including the Draka series as well as Island in the Sea of Time and Against the Tide of Years.

Joel Rosenberg, author of more SF/F than I can shake a stick at, including the Guardian of the Flame series.

These will be full on collaborations, similar to the ones I did with Janny.

No characters or subject matter has been decided upon, so don't ask (and PLEASE don't suggest), save the stories will take place during the events of the Riftwar and immediately thereafter.

I don't read much, so I don't know anything about the three authors mentioned, but rest assured that Ray would not write with anyone who would compromise the quality of his work, so we can expect (at least) three really great books. Note that they are set during the Riftwar, which is generally more popular than the Serpentwar novels. I am not sure if these will be written before or after the Conclave of the Shadows or other Riftwar Legacy novels.

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Tue May 25th, 1999

New Series

As I've said before, when there's something to tell you, we'll tell you.

This is to announce, that I've agreed in principle to begin work on a new
series, TALES OF THE RIFTWAR.

Tales will begin with three books, each to be co-authored by myself and
another writer. The first three writers who have come aboard (tentatively;
you never know if last minute stuff will screw up a deal) are:

William R. Forstchen, author of several fantasy novels as well as the Lost
Regiment Series (one of my personal favorites).

S. M. Stirling, author of some of the best SF being written today, including
the Draka series as well as Island in the Sea of Time and Against the Tide
of Years.

Joel Rosenberg, author of more SF/F than I can shake a stick at, including
the Guardian of the Flame series.

These will be full on collaborations, similar to the ones I did with Janny.

No characters or subject matter has been decided upon, so don't ask (and
PLEASE don't suggest), save the stories will take place during the events
of the Riftwar and immediately thereafter.

Best, R.E.F.

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Mon May 24th, 1999

Cover Art Information

Although the cover art has not been posted on the internet, here's Ray's description of the look of Krondor: The Assassins and Tear of the Gods:

Solid colors, metalic type. Foreground art a lighter variant of background color, ala KtB.Assassins is black with a sword motif, and Tear is blue with a gem on a pedestal.

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Mon May 24th, 1999

Poll Results

Here are the results from the previous week's poll, 'Would you regularly watch a Krondor television show?':

84.7%
Yes
11.9%
Perhaps
3.2%
No

The new poll topic is 'Is Ray Feist your favorite author?'

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Mon May 24th, 1999

New Quiz

Jason Martin has added a Feist quiz to his website.

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