Fifth Reading of Wars of Light and Shadow

Janny Wurts Chat Area: General Discussion: Fifth Reading of Wars of Light and Shadow
   By David Cornelson on Friday, October 04, 2013 - 10:27 pm: Edit Post

I just finished my fifth reading of all of the books through Stormed Fortress and third reading of Initiate's Trial.

I'm not sure if this is outside influences, but the first three books (two in original form) seem much longer and slower than everything afterwards. Once Fugitive Prince starts, it seems like the story moves more quickly from set piece to set piece.

There are still moments that make me feel profoundly lucky to have found Janny's works. Kewar Tunnel, Arithon's moment in the King's Glade with the Sunchildren, the love affair, Dakar's growth, the friendships and loyalty so clearly described.

I'm not sure if I'm in any hurry for Janny to wind things up. In two more books we will be without this world (well, unless Janny goes back and releases historical writings similar to Tolkien).

How may we serve the land?


   By Annette on Saturday, October 05, 2013 - 02:56 am: Edit Post

Be ages yet till the final book is in our hands, but there is always some more short stories we might see yet. New ones Janny is still working on. So when the main series is finished, there could still be a bit more.

   By Sleo on Saturday, October 05, 2013 - 08:54 am: Edit Post

David, your post just makes me feel good. I agree!

   By Mark Stephen Kominski on Tuesday, October 08, 2013 - 12:39 am: Edit Post

While I agree with all the above, didn't Janny somewhere call this the story that ate her life?

We who have been privileged to visit this world must let our Tale Spinner have her life back, if only to tantalize us with "what's next". ;-)

   By Walt on Friday, October 11, 2013 - 09:34 am: Edit Post

As loath as I am to admit it, Mark does have a very good point...

Dag nabbit!

Then again, it Tolkien the rest of his life and beyond to release the back stories and Lore. So snippets released between extended bouts of pirate reenactments and gallery showings would be very doable. Right?


   By Annette on Friday, October 11, 2013 - 08:13 pm: Edit Post

It would more likely be snippets released in between all those other books Janny wanted to write, and will hopefully have the time to do once this series is finished.

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