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Elaine Cunningham

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Elaine Cunningham is an American fantasy author, best known for her contributions to shared-world settings such as the Forgotten Realms, Star Wars, EverQuest, and Pathfinder Tales.

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“More things in this world have been accomplished in this world by persistence than by wisdom.”
Elaine Cunningham, Windwalker

“If you use a wolf to hunt a wolf, keep two arrows near to hand.”
Elaine Cunningham, Windwalker

“How about it, Skywalker? Will you still fight for me after we've been married for twenty-odd years?"
"What do you mean by 'still'? You do your own fighting. If I forget that, I'm not likely to survive until our twentieth anniversary."
Mara & Luke”
Elaine Cunningham, Dark Journey

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Elaine Cunningham Hi, Timothy. Bob Salvatore's Drizzt books span a period of nearly 200 years. Drizzt was born in DR 1297 and his latest adventures took place in 1479. The events of Liriel's story, told in the Starlight & Shadows trilogy, take place in 1361. The WotSQ occurred several years after this. Here's a detailed look at the Forgotten Realms chronology:
http://www.o-love.net/realms/fr_time_...


Timothy High I was wondering where does starlinght & shadows fit in with r.a. salvatore's dritz's series? Along with war of the spider queen.


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