Goodreads asked Richard Lee Byers:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Richard Lee Byers First off, sorry it's taken me so long to answer. I thought Goodreads was going to email me when questions appeared. Apparently not.

My most recent book was my Forgotten Realms novel THE REAVER. Because it was part of the Sundering sequence, some of it had to be constructed to meet the goals of that series. But I was still responsible for coming up with an interesting plot that would do that. I like pirates and the undead. I think religious conflicts are interesting, and i like the Realms' sinister land of Thay, about which I've written previously. So I mashed all that together.

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