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Book review – Death Mark, a Dark Sun D&D novel by Robert J. Schwalb

By Paco Garcia Jaen This D&D novel was published by Wizards of the Coast in 2011 and was written by Robert J Schwalb  in 2011. Yeah… I’m a bit late on this one. I should have got hold of it a long time ago. I absolutely adore Dark Sun. It was the first D&D setting…
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Article–Reflections on D&D novels

By Paco Garcia Jaen A while ago I had a conversation with my mate Neal Freeman about D&D novels. Although I disagree with him, I can understand why he thinks that way. I have read all the Dark Sun novels published – some have stuck to my feeble memory better than others – and I…
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Under the Crimson Sun

By Paco Garcia Jaen If you have read my articles in the past, you know that I am a massive fan of Dark Sun. It was the setting that make me want to become a DM in 1994. I then proceeded to memorise the monster compendium to great effect. Once, when one of my friends…
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The Nomad: A Tribe of One Book 3

The Tribe of One trilogy was written by Simon Hawke for the original Dark Sun setting in the early 90’s. I don’t think they’ve been reprinted since, so these are “very old” books already that you can find for just a few pence in your favourite online retailer. Like the Dark Sun setting, these books have been forgotten for a long time, which is a shame.

The Seeker

The test of time is probably the best test there is. If something looks, feels, reads or plays well 15 or 20 years after it was first published, you can tell you have something special there. Of course, waiting 15 or 20 years to find out if your work is any good is a bit too much to ask.

But just in case anyone asked, I am reviewing the second of a trilogy, The Seeker, a Dark Sun novel by Simon Hawke published by TSR in 1994.