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Realms of Infamy (Forgotten Realms: Anthologies #2)

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From the secret annals of Realms history come these never-before-published tales of infamy, featuring the most nefarious villains of that magical world -- Artemis Entreri, Manshoon of Zhentil Keep, Eliath Craulnober, Zulkir Szass Tamm, and many others -- told by your favorite authors, including: Ed Greenwood, R.A. Salvatore, Elaine Cunningham, Troy Denning, Christie Golden ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 346 pages
Published December 27th 1994 by TSR
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Paulo "paper books always" Carvalho
This is a collection of stories set on Forgotten Realms. The Forgotten Realms problem is that it never evolves. It focus on a target audiance in the end we know the good guys win. That's why I am more into Black Library and it's warhammer and 40K publications. Even if they have an audiance of teens you never know how it's going to end. Not everything will be alright. Just because you are "good" that's no reason to win. You can fail.

Said that this short stories focus more on the bad guys from thi
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Travis
May 16, 2010 Travis rated it really liked it
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Realms of Infamy edited by James Lowder was released in 1994 and is now out of printed today (2009). Comprised of 16 short stories by Ed Greenwood, Elaine Cunningham, Barb Hendee, Elaine Bergstrom, R. A. Salvatore, Christie Golden, David Cook, James M. Ward, Denise Vitola, J. Robert King, Troy Denning, Mark Anthony, Jane Cooper Hong, Mary H. Herbert, James Lowder, and Roger E. Moore. Some stories feature some of the Forgotten Realms most infamous villains; Artemis Entreri, Manshoon of Zhentil Ke ...more
Nick
Mar 09, 2011 Nick rated it liked it
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I don't tend to expect a great deal from shared-world fiction in general as they often sell based more on the popularity of the setting than the quality of the writing, and past experience has taught me not to expect a great deal from fiction based on Roleplaying properties such as Dungeons and Dragons, as the properties that make for a good game environment don't often easily make for good fiction.

However past experience has also shown me some exceptions to this rule, such as the Forgotten Real
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Jason Keith
Aug 22, 2015 Jason Keith rated it did not like it
I expected to see bad guys doing bad things. Instead I saw bad guys being thwarted by good guys and missing out on some lesson learned. Which made the bad guys less sinister. All in all, completely disappointing.
Doppelganger
Feb 11, 2009 Doppelganger rated it liked it
This book is an enjoyable collection of short stories! I especially enjoyed Salvatore's story of Entreri's early days and Roger E. Moores tale. For any fan of the Sellswords trilogy, I would highly recommend this tale of Artemis Entreri in particular. It describes in nice detail his entry into the "mob of Calimport" and his association with the Pooks.

I would also recommend this book to anyone who wants a taste of some of the classic realms and d&d authors. This is a slightly older title tho
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Michael T Bradley
May 21, 2014 Michael T Bradley rated it it was ok
Couple of good stories. Mostly Twilight Zoney-y 'what a twist!' sort of stuff.
Nick Mcginnis
Jul 26, 2015 Nick Mcginnis rated it it was amazing
I loved some of these stories. It was really nice to get to see the POV from the villain's eyes and kind of even grow to like some of them.
Fox
Apr 22, 2008 Fox rated it liked it
Was not as good as I expected it to be. Frankly I felt the villains have not kept up their part of the bargain. Wankers...
AndrewP
Aug 21, 2011 AndrewP rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
Collection of stories from The Forgotten Reams AD&D setting. Probably for fans only.
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Always dissapointed in the anthologies
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James Lowder has worked extensively in fantasy and horror fiction on both sides of the editorial blotter. He's authored several best-selling dark fantasy novels and has had short fiction appear in such anthologies as Shadows Over Baker Street and The Repentant. He's penned comic book scripts for several companies and the city of Boston. His book and film reviews, fe
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