Archive through June 18, 2007

Janny Wurts Chat Area: Arc 3: Alliance of Light: Stormed Fortress: Status: Archive through June 18, 2007
   By Janny Wurts on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 12:21 pm: Edit Post

WHEEEEE! - I just got to see the new cover design, with type all in place - and - also the three reissue covers for Fugitive Prince, Grand Conspiracy, and Peril's Gate.

They are gorgeous!!!!

And - soon - you'll get to see them too. (Be Extra Nice to the Gryphon time - He'll do it when he's happy.)

Oh, I am dancing in circles - the art and design department outdid themselves.

Exit with loud yeeeellllll!

   By Ika Nurain on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 11:14 pm: Edit Post

woohoo! yay, janny!! Cool, can't wait to see the cover!!

(I didn't know where to put this >.< sorry Janny and mr. griffin)

I'm pleased and honored to announce, my short story has been bought by Julie Czerneda for the anthology, Ages of Wonder... my very first sale!! Been yelling my voice hoarse all morning hahahaha!

Take care everyone, and have a great day!

   By Blue on Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 01:46 am: Edit Post

Congratulations are in order to TWO very special people here:

1. Our Very Own Miss Wurts - glad to know you're so VERY happy and satisfied with the reissue covers and graphics! Virtual mutton is on order for the Gryphon.

2. Ika - Published? Published? WOOHOO!! Take care of that voice, though! Rasping like a chain smoking drag queen while bragging might take some of the fun out of it, especially if you lose vocal power.

   By Trys on Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 05:45 am: Edit Post

Congrats Ika! Be sure to post here when the book gets released so we can all buy it.

   By Ika Nurain on Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 08:09 pm: Edit Post

*big grin*

thank you blue, thank you trys! I'll surely post more details when I get them heeheehee!! *yells with joy!*

   By Gemma Moffa on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 01:11 pm: Edit Post

Where can we go to pre-order No. 5, I searched on Amazon and didn't find it. Help!

   By Trys on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 03:27 pm: Edit Post


If you searched that is the US website. Try and search for Stormed Fortress or Janny Wurts. :-)


   By Trys on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 03:30 pm: Edit Post

I was in a 'happy' mood today and so the webpage has been updated with the new cover images. You can see them at or go to each book's page to see a slightly larger version.


   By HJ on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 04:18 pm: Edit Post

They look stunning. Wow.

   By Ika Nurain on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 08:16 pm: Edit Post

wow! Love the covers! They look great. :-) Thanks mr. griffin!

   By Brian Uri! on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 09:34 pm: Edit Post

Great covers!

Trys, I have added these images to the ParaviaWiki with the standard copyright disclaimer (for example: )

Since it's a reprint of an existing edition by the same publisher, I merged both British images into a single image. If you'd prefer another format, let me know!

   By Trys on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 10:17 pm: Edit Post


I would suggest that when the reissues hit the bookstores that the new cover be the primary image.


   By Brian Uri! on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 05:16 am: Edit Post

Sounds good -- I'll take care of it.

   By Neil on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 07:49 am: Edit Post

he he see

"Jnne in Voyager..." I wish...

   By Angus on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 08:25 am: Edit Post

Yeah. Right.

I wish too! I think someone's trying to hook people early, or someone has made a big mistake.

If the former, it might make more people order the book, but it is not ethical.

   By Janny Wurts on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 11:01 am: Edit Post

Status - copyedited pages, Turned In.

Chapter Head Grapic - done!
Endpiece Graphic - done!
Frontis piece illustrations - being INKED - nearly there...

What's left? Check the MAP to see if it needs amendments - then - Scan the finished art, turn it in!

Amost there....

   By Blue on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 09:28 pm: Edit Post

All you need now is a decent beer to celebrate! :-O

   By Janny Wurts on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 10:57 pm: Edit Post

All done.


   By Derek Coventry on Monday, June 18, 2007 - 04:44 am: Edit Post

Great news, but you'll have to cross the pond to find the decent beer!!

   By Angus on Monday, June 18, 2007 - 07:27 am: Edit Post

Not so, my fine British friend. Though Western Europe still, per capita, brews the best beers in the world, Good Beer is available in North America, though in more limited quantities. I have always wanted to go to Germany during Oktoberfest (wistfully).

I am afraid that my American friends are somewhat brew-challenged, but we in Canada are blessed with a number of small breweries that produce a fine barley sandwich. I can understand your prejudice when dealing with the likes of Budweiser, Schlitz, and Pabst Blue Ribbon. American beer tends, also, to be brewed to only 3 or 4% alchohol. Horrid stuff. There are a few quality American beers, but you do not hear a lot about them.

The Mexicans, on the other hand, make wonderful cerveza for hot weather. Red Stripe from Jamaica isn't bad either. No good in winter though, when a person really wants a good ale or stout. North America, even Canada, still can't hold a candle to British ales.

The Yanks have it right in one respect, though. Like Canadians, they like their beer COLD. Even in winter. And to be fair, the wine from California is amazing, even by French standards. My knowledge of British wine is limited to that of Rumpole's favourite vintage from Pomeroy's wine bar: Chateau du Thames Embankment.

Finally, there is a neat thing called "importing", even of draft beer. Otherwise, only the Irish would be able to enjoy Guinness.

Can you tell that I like beer? You Brits are truly blessed in that regard, and one day my wife and I will do a pub crawl of your fine island, finishing with single malt whiskey in the highlands (me, not my wife. She hates whiskey).

Our tale spinner needs only to travel north of the 49th parallel, not across the pond. British selection, however, would be much wider, but, alas, warmer.

Cheers Janny. I'll bend an elbow for you now, and then another when I finish Stormed Fortress.