Podcasts Archive | 1/28/2009
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Author Reading 2 (January 2009)
Bruce Cordell: Plague of Spells
Bruce Cordell

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Don't just read about D&D's latest news and announcements -- listen to them as well! And where better to find inside information than from the very halls of Wizards of the Coast.

In this episode – the second of two podcasts this week – we stray from our usual hosted format. Bruce Cordell, Forgotten Realms author, came into the studio to read a select passage from his most recent novel.

Plague of Spells

The first book in the Abolethic Sovereignty series, Plague of Spells released in this December:

29 Tarsakh, 1285 DR

The horizon was on fire.

Raidon Kane emerges from the Spellplague with a sapphire tattoo burned into his flesh, strange supernatural powers, and eleven missing years.

The world had ended. How could he forget that?

His daughter is dead. His home has been destroyed. His life is empty save for one thing.

Everything faded to blue, then to nothing.

Revenge.


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Mike Mearls is the dark hope of chaotic evil: young, handsome, well endowed in abilities and aptitudes, thoroughly wicked, depraved, and capricious. Whomever harms Mearls had better not brag of it in the presence of one who will inform the Demoness Lolth!

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Jeremy Crawford is an editor at Wizards of the Coast, who does editing, development, and design for Dungeons & Dragons. His recent credits include the Player's Handbook, Player's Handbook 2, Martial Power, and Divine Power.