Fans of Lori's & Mishell's book: to Lit. Agents
Posted 24 August 2003 - 06:10 PM
Quest for Glory is one of the best games out there, and it's made quite a huge difference in my life. It's brought a wonderful group of people together that have managed to do awesome things together. I would most definitely buy a copy of this novel, and I think many other fans would, as well.
Streets littered with diamonds
This whole world shines so brightly
I can't see a thing
Pretty as a picture
She is like a golden dream
Fills me with love and laughter
And I-I I can't feel a thing
- "Pretty as a Picture," Christian Kane
Posted 24 August 2003 - 06:30 PM
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Posted 24 August 2003 - 07:01 PM
- Bob Collins
Posted 24 August 2003 - 07:03 PM
Thanks to Lori and Mishelle for this project, and thank you for considering it.
Posted 24 August 2003 - 07:30 PM
Posted 24 August 2003 - 07:53 PM
I have yet to read any of the book, but judging from Lori's games and Mishell's posts, it would be inconceivable to me if this book were not fantastic. Good luck.
Posted 24 August 2003 - 09:39 PM
Now, looking back on that, I can see myself reading a QFG book, since the games always seemed rich on the story. And it certainly didn't lack in compelling locales. In other words, publish a QFG book and I will most definately buy it! And I could see it hitting big with the Harry Potter fans too, given the right marketing.
Posted 24 August 2003 - 09:49 PM
I just hope it comes out soon...
"Time for us to meet our makers Baldrick, In my case God, in you case, God knows, but I doubt he won any design awards..." Blackadder
Posted 24 August 2003 - 09:50 PM
Quest for Glory is a series I've loved for years, a series I know for a fact I'll come back to, and the reason I hold on to my long-outdated computer. It has everything I want in a story--adventure, mystery, romance, magic, drama, action, humor--and I'll confess right now that I put the quirky humor found in QfG on par with that of Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams, easily.
It may also be interesting to note the dedication of the QfG fanbase, on and off-line. I can hardly hope that all the fans I've met will be able to attest to this before the manuscript is sent, but I can only assure you that the QfG-ites I know are some of the most open, witty, dedicated, and wonderful people you could meet on a message board or in a chat.
I for one would love to see this book in print, to finally hold another piece of QfG genius in my hand again. Thank you again and to quote the games themselves, 'May the winds blow fair at your back'.
Posted 24 August 2003 - 10:32 PM
I'd like to thank you for considering bringing this QFG novel to the public. I've been a fan of the games for ages, and am very excited at the prospect that the franchise might live on with this novelization. Thanks, I look forward to buying and reading if you go through with publishing it.
Posted 24 August 2003 - 11:02 PM
You do us all a great nobility in even considering this terrific story of the triumph of human nature over heart-crushing odds. You should be commended with high honors for such a gift you do unto us as this.
I am nearing 16 years old, so I have just barely been alive as long as these games. I have been around them all my life, and they have sculpted me and moulded me into what I am today. I am respectable to those who know me, quiet, and polite in a general sense.
These games helped me learn to read at an early age, and have contributed greatly to my understanding of a greater vocabulary. I remember watching my father and uncle play on my grandfather's computer one christmas, the very first adventure, some years after it's original release.
I remember, I would 'play' it too. I would sit on one of their laps, and tell them what to type. 'Look under the rug'. 'Throw a rock'. And so on.
I must say that my family, that is, my immediate family, greatly percieves the games. My father, of course, introduced us all to them, after he played the first game at his best friend's house. I was the second one to play, then, and my mother joined in after we bought the Collection cd, starting on the fourth adventure of our intrepid, taciturn hero. My uncle's family, as well, has greatly loved the series, too, and his oldest son, now seven, is learning to read using Quest for Glory as a stepping stone! And very recently, too, another cousin of mine, only three weeks older than myself, has taken a shine to the games.
They are a valued asset to many people, and have given these people very respectable traits. The world of Quest for Glory, in our real world, that is, is vast as it is in the story, and people the world over enjoy these games as a favorable passtime.
I personally would make sure to get a copy for myself at the very least, as well as tell everyone around how good the story is. With proper marketing, the story would definately be a bestseller, no doubt. The Coles have seen to it that verily any person can relate to the world in some way or another.
You have no doubt, of course, read through the story, and so you can see for yourself that it is without a doubt intriguing in many ways. I hope you can see it in your heart to help the beauty of this dove loose into the world, to soar gracefully into young persons' imaginations, worlds of creativity, and bring the epic story to everyone, world-wide, in form that almost all of us can relate to-- Form of book.
My name is Keven Kelly, age 15, and I would like ot say that I know ten people, personally, who would buy the book, as well as another thirty whom would also buy it, if they were told about it. I cannot wait to allow the words of talented authors Ms. Baker and Mrs. Cole into my world, and once again enjoy the world of Glorianna's tales.
Posted 24 August 2003 - 11:06 PM
I even went so far as to write my own pale attempt, in order to explore this world a little more. I looked for any fanfiction where the author looked reasonably talented (which really wasn't that hard, the Quest for Glory fanbase has some of the most talented people I've ever come across) and read them to the point where, most often, the author had stopped writing, or at least taken a break (and a very extended break, in most cases).
Never, though, had I actually thought to see anything again from Lori Ann herself. I was overjoyed when I heard the news. I can honestly say that I would buy this book, read it, and wait impatiently for further offerings. I can say this knowing the dedication Lori Ann Cole has shown in creating beautiful stories in the past, and from what I have seen on this board of Mishell Baker's own dedication. There is no way just one book can sate me, however. I will be eagerly awaiting each book that can bring to me the magic of these glorious tales.
Gilbert Estwell MacWhirter (a.k.a. the redoubtable thief, Tallin)
My name is Tallin and I am a Rogue.
What kind of Hero Are You?
Posted 24 August 2003 - 11:26 PM
Posted 24 August 2003 - 11:29 PM
I am definitely looking forward to reading the book, as I really enjoyed playing the games. I'm also very sure that some of my friends who have not played Quest for Glory will also be excited about the book, as I've tested the website design on them and they ALL want to know more!
Brassfire the Mage
Score tied for Paladin and Wizard. But truly a Bard at heart!
"The relationship between beans and cultural renaissance is crucial." - Umberto Eco