Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Gary's Gord the Rogue Books
I recently finished the first six Gord books for the first time. With a couple of complaints, I have enjoyed them, and they have probably done more to fire my interest in the Greyhawk setting than anything other than Anna B. Meyer's maps. In the case of the books, it made more interested in the Free City of Greyhawk than any other locale. It's a shame that only the first two books got Elmore covers (although, that is not how Gord should look next to Deirdre Longhand, the cavalier from Hardby) and that the final five books got stuck with those poor quality illustrations.
The picture above shows the preferred reading order that I have arrived at. Now, should I acquire and read the seventh and final book? Or, knowing the destiny or Greyhawk and the reason for that destiny, am I happier leaving well enough alone and stopping with book six?
I know my readers know a LOT more about Greyhawk than I do (going back to an embarrassing episode with my very first AD&D character), so I am curious to hear any specific advice or reactions that you have for me about the books, or about the setting of Greyhawk in general.