July 20, 2006 .. An email message from Paul Elfers in response to my review of this game ..
"I was a game author on Return to Krondor - responsible for taking the "script" document we began with and actually scripting the levels to match. This was sometimes technical in nature, but it was also artistic in that it included lighting, camera angles and timing / triggering in conversations, etc etc.
One of the levels I authored was the final level, including the final William / Talia exchange. Our art director, Tom Miller, helped a great deal by creating tons of new backgrounds for close-ups during it - allowing a little bit more of a cinematic final scene than elsewhere in the game.
Needless to say, I (and the whole team) was very proud of the game and proud of the way the ending turned out. I was very happy to see your review, because it shows me that at least some players enjoyed some of the more unusual elements in the game."
Raymond E. Feist, author of the Midkemia series on which the Krondor games are based, has written a triology of three novels based on the events and characters of Betrayal at Krondor and Return to Krondor.
The final book in the series, Krondor: Tear of the Gods, details the main plot of Return to Krondor. Feist has made several changes in the story so that the events of the game make more sense from a storyline perspective. Most significantly, the ending has been changed so as to be less open-ended. In the game, the ending is pretty much a blantant set-up for a sequel. Since Sierra scrapped the sequel, Feist has changed the ending so that it more naturally leads up to the events in his later books.
Return to Krondor is sub-titled Book 1: Harbinger of Shadows because it was the first part in a planned series of games. However for various reasons Sierra dropped the Krondor franchise (after all the trouble they went through to get it again) and now the storyline has a very good chance of remaining uncontinued.