Forgotten Realms: The Library

The Best of the Realms

The Best of the Realms, Book I

The best stories, the best authors, together in one volume for the first time!

The Best of the Realms presents your favorite stories from a decade of Forgotten Realms anthologies -- every one chosen by you.

Rite of Blood - Elaine Cunningham (see also: Realms of the Underdark)
Elminster at the Magefair - Ed Greenwood (see also: Realms of Valor)
Darksword - Troy Denning (see also: Realms of Shadow)
Blood Sport - Christie Golden (see also: Realms of Infamy)
Six of Swords - William C. Connors (see also: Realms of Magic)
The Rose Window - Monte Cook (see also: Realms of Mystery)
The First Moonwell - Douglas Niles (see also: Realms of Magic)
The Greatest Hero Who Ever Died - J. Robert King (see also: Realms of Infamy)
Tertius and the Artifact - Jeff Grubb (see also: Realms of the Arcane)
Red Ambition - Jean Rabe (see also: Realms of Magic)
The Common Spell - Kate Novak & Jeff Grubb (see also: Realms of Magic)
Assassin's Shadow - Jess Lebow (see also: Realms of Shadow)
And the Dark Tide Rises - Keith Francis Strohm (see also: Realms of the Deep)
Empty Joys - R. A. Salvatore (new story)

This novel anthology due for release in 2003, is to mark the 10th anniversary of the "Realms of..." novel anthologies. There have been eight Forgotten Realms anthologies and Wizards of the Coast are inviting FR fans to select which short stories from those anthologies should be included in this new collection. A new short story by R. A. Salvatore is to be included in the collection.


The Best of the Realms, Book II

Adventure across the myriad faces of Faerûn with warriors like Mirt the Moneylender and Alusair the Steel Regent, and with Wizards like Elminster the Sage of Shadowdale and his three charges, Dove, Storm, and Laeral, as they roam the Realms, protecting the innocent from villainy, the ignorant from deception, and the insane from themselves.

Not the Most Successful of Feasts (new story)
Dark Talons Forbear Thee (new story)
The Whispering Crown (see also: Realms of the Arcane)
So High a Price (see also: Realms of Infamy)
One Comes, Unheralded, to Zirta (new story)
A Dance in Storm's Garden (new story)
A Slow Day in Skullport (see also: Realms of the Underdark)
Bloodbound (new story)
How Wisdom Came to the Maimed Wizard (see also: Sample Chapter)
The Eye of the Dragon (see also: Realms of Magic)
Nothing but Trouble (see also: Dragon #238)
The Grinning Ghost of Taverton Hall (new story)
The Place Where Guards Snore at their Posts (see also: Realms of the Deep)
Living Forever (new story)
The Long Road Home (new story)

This anthology consists of fiction by Ed Greenwood, creator of the Forgotten Realms world. Greenwood has written hundreds of articles, novels, and game products set in the Forgotten Realms, and his signature character, Elminster the Sage of Shadowdale, has become a staple of Forgotten Realms fiction and game play for millions of fans.


The Best of the Realms, Book III

A collection of stories drawn from the pages of over a decade's worth of Forgotten Realms anthologies and Dragon magazines, plus new surprises in the stories "The Knights of Samular", "Answered Prayers", and "Tribute", all three seen here for the first time ever.

The Knights of Samular (new story)
The Bargain (see also: Realms of Valor)
Elminster's Jest (new story)
The More Things Change (see also: Realms of Infamy)
The Direct Approach (see also: Realms of Magic)
Secrets of Blood, Spirits of the Sea (see also: Realms of the Arcane)
The Great Hunt (see also: Dragon #246)
Speaking With the Dead (see also: Realms of Mystery)
Stolen Dreams (see also: Dragon #259)
Fire Is Fire (see also: Realms of the Deep)
Possessions (see also: Dragon #282)
A Little Knowledge (see also: Realms of Shadow)
Games of Chance (see also: Dragon #335)
Tribute (new story)
Answered Prayers (new story)


The Best of the Realms, Book IV


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