Archive through April 11, 2008

Janny Wurts Chat Area: Book Nook: Archive through April 11, 2008
   By Trys on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 12:42 pm: Edit Post

Julie,

She is the author of the Deryni books, yes.

Trys


   By BillBob on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 12:51 pm: Edit Post

And what's really wild, at least from my perspective, is that she now lives just 5 miles up the road from me, in the next town here in VA.


   By Julie on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 07:47 pm: Edit Post

I remember really enjoying the Deryni books although it has been over (gasp) 25 years!


   By Hunter on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 08:10 pm: Edit Post

I am currently reading the unauthorized biography of Tom Cruise - our library in Australia got it before free speech was banned.

It is a fascinating read.


   By Greebo on Thursday, March 06, 2008 - 05:46 am: Edit Post

Hunter - you'll have to tell us how it ends. ;)

Progress report on His Dark Materials, I am almost finished the second book and enjoying it very much. Better and more complex than I was expecting.

Gels, thanks for the tip, will look out for the Lymond Chronicles, I'm sure I will love it. :-)

Cheeers all
Jules


   By Winter on Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 04:38 pm: Edit Post

Has anybody read The Alton Gift? It's the latest posthumous book from Marion Zimmer Bradley. It's suppose to be a continuation of the story in Traitor's Sun (funny I keep wanting to write "Knot" instead of "Sun"). I'm a little hesitant, partly because I never expected there to be anymore cannon Darkover books following the Clingfire trilogy. Also partly because I thought Traitor's Sun had some good closure but a sense of life continuing on. I'm curious though so I'd like to hear if anybody has read it.


   By Diann Coonfield on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 02:58 am: Edit Post

Winter,
I enjoyed reading The Alton's Gift. I even bought a second copy after I left mine at my son's on a visit. It continues the story of the people in Traitor's Sun in a believable and intersting way.


   By Clansman on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 08:32 am: Edit Post

I just started The Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson. I have been slow to get into his stuff. I read his first in the Malazan Book of the Fallen, Gardens of the Moon, about 18 months ago, and was somewhat impressed. Impressed enough to buy Deadhouse Gates right after I finished, which then sat on my shelf for the next year and a half.

I'll let you know how it goes.


   By Trys on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 10:40 am: Edit Post

Clansman,

I just recently finished Gardens of the Moon. It was my second attempt to read the book. The first time I found it unremittingly bleak and when he killed of my favorite character I quit. This time it was not quite so bleak but then perhaps I was more prepared for it and I discovered that death is not always the end of a character in this world. I'm about 100 pages into The Deadhouse Gates.

Trys


   By Clansman on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 11:18 am: Edit Post

Yes, I felt very much the same way, and stopped for a while, but then persevered.

RE: DHG: A nice, bloody beginning it is!