Archive through April 13, 2006

Janny Wurts Chat Area: Arc 3: Alliance of Light: Stormed Fortress: Status: Archive through April 13, 2006
   By Bec on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 12:31 am: Edit Post

I really don't like my favourite books translated into films - I watch them because I feel compelled to but very rarely enjoy. BUT I did like the Lord of the Rings Trilogy (mind you I bought the extended versions). Not the same as reading the book though. Even my children feel the same - we have read Narnia and they kept telling me the bits that were wrong with the film! I think I would rather just read Janny's books - there is way too much detail that just wouldn't come out in a movie/series (though series is better!).

As far as Seldie, she is possessed so she must still be there somewhere - otherwise Morriel would be like a necromancer (I think?). I did wonder the first couple of times I read the transfer scenes (??) whether they switched bodies, and Morriel killed off her old body - but I think it is that her body was souless as both conciousnesses were now in the one body. Could be wrong though :-)


   By Derek Coventry on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 04:29 am: Edit Post

I agree with Bec; a film could never do justice to Janny's work and I could never envisage any of Today's (or yet Yesterday's) actors as Arithon. I think we have to await the future when someone has invented the software that enables you to wear a headset as you read which transmits your imagination to a wallscreen. Now with that I could entertain my grandchildren!


   By Janny Wurts on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 09:07 am: Edit Post

Hi Anthony - welcome back.

You asked? Selidie's still in there, if you noticed, that's why the Fellowship could not act in direct intervention against Morriel, despite a gross breach of the compact.

Chapter 11 chugs along. Middlebits of it are in progress now.


   By Steve Redpath on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 09:23 am: Edit Post

Great to hear the book is going well. Can't wait until it is out. It has been a truely awesome series and an worth every second of anticpation. So no pressure!(*Big Grin*)


   By Trys on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 02:22 pm: Edit Post


quote:

I think we have to await the future when someone has invented the software that enables you to wear a headset as you read which transmits your imagination to a wallscreen.


I'd rather hook it up to Janny, have her project the story the way she sees it and record it for all of us to see. ;)

Trys


   By RapierIan on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 02:43 pm: Edit Post

Or, to quote an episode of "clerks: the animated series":

This film was drawn before a live studio audience


   By Janny Wurts on Saturday, April 08, 2006 - 10:01 am: Edit Post

spinning on into the last scene of main chapter 11 - ah, it's building to velocity....I can feel that whammy tickle of wild ride inspiration to finish just around the next corner.

This book HAS to top all of them....no way it can't.


   By Jo on Sunday, April 09, 2006 - 05:50 am: Edit Post

Hey Janny

Any more sneak previews for us, oh go on, just a little bit pleeeeeeeaaaaaaaaassssssssseeeeeee.


   By Myranda Rose on Sunday, April 09, 2006 - 08:05 am: Edit Post

So, how many chapters are you aiming for? Difficult to estimate I guess as you do those tiny chapters as well, which I think works really well for the pace of things - another book I read recently: Origin by Stephen Baxter did something similar to keep the pace going.

The only problem with your fast paced books is that I can't put them down once I start, it becomes a sort of OCD type affair. Eating, sleeping, working, getting places on time ALL go out the window when I get a new book of yours! Maybe one day can you write a dull one like Lord Of the Rings so I can put it down a lot and get on with life ;)

Only Joshing you, I think you're a great writer, your characters seem more alive than many other authors, and as I'm very much a people person that makes you one of my faves, others might manage action, or intrigue or whatever in stronger ways, but you make it feel more real because the people are more real - can't wait for the next installment.

I wonder though, with all the energy that seems to go into your books, with what seems like a big chunk of you, where do you get the time and energy to relax?


   By Janny Wurts on Sunday, April 09, 2006 - 10:11 am: Edit Post

Myranda Rose - welcome here!

Relax....relax???? ;)

Jo - hi, too, I'll see ..... last bit that I posted perhaps was a bit too tame (people were very quiet) - but that IS because the untamed bits of this book are a bit too explosive to reveal, prematurely...

if you could, what sort of scene would you WANT?


   By Derek Coventry on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 02:38 am: Edit Post

Wish I knew how to build a time machine so I could take a trip into the future and return with the fruit of your labour; you have me drooling with anticipation!


   By Blue on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 10:28 am: Edit Post

Relax....relax???? ;)

My jewelry design instructor has a GREAT little embroidered sampler in the classroom:

"I can't relax, stress is what's holding me together!"

On her coffee cup, there is a cartoon cat that is saying, "Stress is nature's way of saying, Let's see how tight we can wind this one!"

Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait!

Gad, would you like some cheese to go along with my whine? :-O


   By Walt on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 10:45 am: Edit Post

At this point in the game, I'd recommend a fine Gouda...

...as in...

Janny's almost done? Gouda, Gouda, Gouda!

Ok, bad pun, but this is my brain on Monday mornings. At work. With three hours of sleep. Not so gouda.


   By Jo on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 02:49 pm: Edit Post

Well what sort of scene would I like? Maybe Lysaer getting his preverbials kicked by Arithon but I doubt that is written. I would be happy with Fionn and Dakar or anything with Arithon in it of course very predictable of me I know. I nearly forget about Jeynsa (think that was her name) she could prove interesting.
Anything is greatly appreciated.


   By Andy Fergus on Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 05:48 am: Edit Post

Hey aaaahhhhh......how many books are going into wars of light and shadow? just finished traitors knot hoping it was the last one...but its not....i should have guessed hahahaha. i just want to know what happens in the end!!!! will i be put out of my misery soon?

ugh *thrown up hands in frustration* i hate waiting hmph

p.s not saying i hope it was the last one coz they're bad, the problem is the story is so good i want to get to the end

andy


   By andy fergus on Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 06:32 am: Edit Post

hey ignore that question i just discovered how to use my own eye's and read all the other posts first...so i hope its in one of them...if not i shall ask again...probably in the "ask janny stuff" section

cheers anyway

andy (aka newby hehehe yes 2nd ever post over and done with go me)


   By Trys on Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 08:30 am: Edit Post

Andy,

And the webpage always has information on this stuff.

But to quickly answer your question... 2 more arcs after Alliance of Light. :-)

Trys


   By Trys on Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 08:30 am: Edit Post

Oh, and welcome to the board, Andy.


   By Janny Wurts on Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 08:38 am: Edit Post

Hi - welcome Andy -

This volume, Stormed Fortress will conclude Alliance of Light - there are two more "arcs" to the Wars of Light and Shadow. NOT an endless story - these phases are shorter.

Two books, and one volume, respectively, IF I get my way on how I want them bound.


   By Blue on Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 01:08 pm: Edit Post

Two books, and one volume, respectively, IF I get my way on how I want them bound.

From your lips to Meisha Merlin's ear, I would say. Thus far, MM has done some NICE things for your writing. I hope they go far!