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#1 2012-11-12 05:52:36

Blue&Green
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History of Shadowmarch Series

So after finishing the series—which was excellent—I started reading some of the old posts on the board and was surprised by what I found. Like, for instance, this was first published as an online serial starting in 2001, and written completely in the present tense! (Glad he decided to publish it in past; nothing against present, just something I’m more used to I guess.) Not to mention Qinnitan was absent entirely (wonder how that would've worked out? very glad he added her, loved her arc in the first book and subsequently what happens after).

After reading more of the old posts I found out about a whole bunch of other things as well. Most notably that there was a site—the old Shadowmarch site—which apparently contained a whole bunch of extras like different style maps, more artwork, different sections on past history, expanded appendices, and lore (where I also heard there was a short story written about the book of regret). But since that site no longer exists—well, the front page does but the rest doesn’t—is there any way to find the extra content?

Of course, I could be overstating it: there might not be half the things I mentioned since I gleamed all this information from posts. So if any posters from back then want to correct me—or expand upon things I didn’t mention—feel free.  :)

 

#2 2012-11-12 10:40:29

Sahi
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Re: History of Shadowmarch Series

I would guess all the old stuff should have migrated to the new site. But I'm not 100% sure.


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#3 2012-11-12 18:50:55

Blue&Green
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Re: History of Shadowmarch Series

Sahi wrote:

I would guess all the old stuff should have migrated to the new site. But I'm not 100% sure.

This site you mean? I haven't seen any of it -- then again, it might've never existed to begin with.

But thanks. I'll have another look around.

 

#4 2012-11-12 23:11:20

Olaf
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Re: History of Shadowmarch Series

Well...a lot of the stuff that was planned for the serial never actually happend, because it was cancelled after the first year. The old Shadowmarch site has been allowed to lapse. However, you can still glimpse the old world map:

http://shadowmarch.com/world.htm

Tad`s German publisher has translated some of the background essays for the German site here:
http://shadowmarch.com/world.htm

(These are sort of "Making of" essays)

Most of the stuff, however, has been integrated into the new offical TW page here:
http://www.tadwilliams.com/books/shadowmarch-series/ (under maps and art and origin)

The short story, A tale from the Book of Regret, has been published in Tad´s first collection, Rite.

Hope this helps.


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#5 2012-11-13 00:42:47

Blue&Green
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Re: History of Shadowmarch Series

Olaf wrote:

Well...a lot of the stuff that was planned for the serial never actually happend, because it was cancelled after the first year. The old Shadowmarch site has been allowed to lapse. However, you can still glimpse the old world map:

http://shadowmarch.com/world.htm

Tad`s German publisher has translated some of the background essays for the German site here:
http://shadowmarch.com/world.htm

(These are sort of "Making of" essays)

Thanks for the links. But the German site link is wrong: it just takes me to the world map again. It is a nice map, though.


Olaf wrote:

Most of the stuff, however, has been integrated into the new offical TW page here:
http://www.tadwilliams.com/books/shadowmarch-series/ (under maps and art and origin)

I can't tell you how many times I've visited that page and missed the links on the side :(

Also -- wow! Tad is a damn good artist. I had no idea those drawings -- like the Yasammez one that appears on the top of the main page a lot -- were by him.

Olaf wrote:

The short story, A tale from the Book of Regret, has been published in Tad´s first collection, Rite.

Just looked up what that contains. Definitely going to have to get that now.

Olaf wrote:

Hope this helps.

It does! Thank you very much, Olaf. :)

 

#6 2012-11-13 11:22:27

Olaf
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Registered: 2001-07-16
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Re: History of Shadowmarch Series

You`re welcome:-)

Here is the missing correct link:
http://tadwilliams.de/news_shadowmarch_entstehung.html


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