She is the author of the Deryni books, yes.
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.
I remember really enjoying the Deryni books although it has been over (gasp) 25 years!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, I felt very much the same way, and stopped for a while, but then persevered.
RE: DHG: A nice, bloody beginning it is!