Alcomancer 07 - R.A. Salvatore’s The Crystal Shard

April 30, 2017

An episode jam-packed with changes and adventure - we welcome fan-fiction erotica historian Russ to the show to talk about the swashbuckling, genre-defining Crystal Shard by R.A. Salvatore. Dan talks about the collective nouns for goodly folk, and Mark offers gravelly insight into the evilest figure of the whole book - King Bruenor Battlehammer.

We talk about the challenges in translating DnD character sheets into stories, the difficulties in brewing tundra mead, and why Cattie-Brie shouldn't talk like a dwarf. 

This episode contains spoilers. 

Next episode's book is Mark Lawrence's debut novel Prince of Thorns.