Celebratory preview

Janny Wurts Chat Area: Arc 3: Alliance of Light: Fugitive Prince, Grand Conspiracy; Peril's Gate & Traitor's Knot: Traitors Knot Discussions: Celebratory preview
   By Stefan Urlus on Thursday, June 03, 2004 - 11:40 pm: Edit Post

every single hour makes a difference Trys .....

cheers wolfhunter - here's to hoping that particular trend continues

   By Auna on Friday, June 04, 2004 - 11:24 pm: Edit Post

Awesome to hear, I had been geared for the December date, so nice to have it a little earlier than that!

   By Annette on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 05:51 pm: Edit Post

Hey Jay Jay, are you by chance Canadian eh? (for thinking that Thanksgiving was in October rather than the U.S. November).

   By Jay_Jay on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 09:58 pm: Edit Post

Umm... gee, whatever gave you THAT idea, Annette? :-D

   By Randy Moreland on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - 05:00 pm: Edit Post

My first time on the site. Has anyone been able to order Traitors Knot from either Meisha Merlin or Amazon? Is it just me?

   By Trys on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - 05:24 pm: Edit Post


It's a little early for the book to show up on either site.


   By Randy Moreland on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 06:19 am: Edit Post


Thanks for the info. Any idea when they will list? Also, do you know of any places online where you one can purchase autographed copies of Jannys' works?


   By Hunter on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 06:53 am: Edit Post


Traitor's Knot is due Nov/Dec 2004 timeframe in US/UK. It's probably already listed on sites, you can order but you can't buy until it's released..

I think Meisha Merlin has some autographed books - or perhaps autographed book plates (autographed inserts).. Otherwise, Janny is going to Worldcon later this year so if you turn up, I'm sure she'll make some appropriate marks on your book if you ask very nicely..

   By Janny Wurts on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 10:17 am: Edit Post

Randy -

Welcome. Copies of To Ride Hell's Chasm, bought from Meisha Merlin, (probably still) come with an autographed book plate.

Circle Books in Sarasota sells autographed copies, too. Their contact info is in this website. Ask Deb by e mail what she's got in stock. Sometimes this hometown book shop will run copies out to me to be personalized. They ship anywhere in the world.

I will appear at Worldcon in Boston, World Fantasycon in Tempe, Arizona, and now, Stellarcon in North Carolina next spring.

You can also send book plates for signature to my PO box IF you include an envelope, addressed back to you, and include return postage. That contact address is in the Gallery section of this site.

Good hunting!

   By Arend on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 09:03 pm: Edit Post

You'll be in Boston for WorldCon?! Marvelous! Now I'll have to go for sure. Both George and Janny! Oh the goodness. Is your schedule for Boston very tight, Janny?

   By Annette on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 09:27 pm: Edit Post

Happy Canada Day!!!

   By Hunter on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 05:15 am: Edit Post


Just a question about book plates - do we need to send book plates to you for signature or do you have them to sign and put in the envelopes??

It's not clear from above.. it's clear we need to send a SSAE with appropriate $ for return postage..


   By Janny Wurts on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 10:04 am: Edit Post

Prefer you send them. That way, they're a style you like, not what's kicking about in a drawer someplace.

Arend - I don't have my schedule for Boston, yet. Whatever it is, it's never too tight to see you people. I asked for a coffeeklatch - they work by sign up. Could be a reading. They've promised prelimnary schedules soon - I can post what could be available. Or, this group could create an event on its own. We could surely choose a time and place for an informal "Athera" gathering of some sort. Where there's interest,(and beer) anything's possible.

   By Theresa on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 11:48 am: Edit Post


We must also plan something for Tempe. Barring any major disaster between now and October, that one is definitely on the agenda for me. Had hoped to do WorldCon, too, but both are just not feasible, more the pity. Haven't been home to Boston in much too long... But Arizona in the fall just sounds lovely, too.

...slinks back into lurkdom...

   By Auna on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 01:24 pm: Edit Post

Janny, any chance of you making any book plates? The ones I found on the internet so far are definitely not my style!

   By Stephe on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 03:26 pm: Edit Post

Hello all!

Stephen Pagel from Meisha Merlin, here...

I wanted you to know I just got off the phone with Janny and prety much got most everything finalized for "Traitor's Knot".

She is starting on the American cover now.

As with "Hell's Chasm" there will be a full color frontace plate of the art used for the British cover. Maybe two...who knows.

Even though Meisha Merlin has always done our hard covers in the smaller size, like "Hell's Chasm", to keep the look of her series standard, "Traitor's Knot" will be done in the larger size to match the other titles in her series.

Our expected pub. date is around November 10th, to have it in stores in time for Thanksgiving.

There are a few more things I WOULD like to tell you, but I have to wait till I know them for sure.

I will be dropping in to this topic when ever I can. If you have any comments, suggestions, or questions please post them and I will answer them as soon as I can.

Now you really have something special to celebrate this 4th of July!!!


   By Hannah on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 09:17 pm: Edit Post

I will be dropping in to this topic when ever I can. If you have any comments, suggestions, or questions please post them and I will answer them as soon as I can.

Comment: woohoo! Great news!

Now you really have something special to celebrate this 4th of July!!!

That strikes me as a very funny statement. No sarcasm implied! Of course I would wager to say most Americans don't ponder the import of that holiday in any case, just celebrate the long weekend and, in my case, beloved family and a good fireworks show. (Is it Very Wrong that I feel a pang of guilt when examining fireworks for purchase, because I know that they're proscribed on Athera?) Heck, I'm still celebrating Child of Prophecy!


   By Wayne on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 10:56 pm: Edit Post


Any chance of that being few weeks sooner or special for World Fantasy since only two weeks before?

Wishfull thinking.


   By Jay_Jay on Saturday, July 03, 2004 - 06:07 pm: Edit Post

LOL! A lady after my own heart! I just returned from a certain author's gathering at Toronto Trek, and although it was held in a bar, all they served was ice water! :-( The yummy French chocolates one of the con-goers brought all the way from France helped to make up for it a bit, though.

Janny, I had hoped to do Worldcon, as you know, but, given what's happening in my life at the end of August (moving house, and the closing date of the sale of our apartment building) I'm afraid it just wouldn't work.

HOWEVER, given that we will have extra $$$ available from the sale of the building, Arizona is starting to look possible! Keep your fingers crossed! :-)

Stephe, so wonderful to see you here! And, of course, to hear the news about the book! (Does a Happy Dance...)

   By Janny Wurts on Monday, July 05, 2004 - 11:24 am: Edit Post

Theresa - all right! A gathering at Tempe, too, and sure hope Jay Jay makes it.

Everyone else - Stephe doesn't bite! If you want to know more about what happens behind the scenes - ask! Books don't happen by author alone - it's a co-operative effort, requiring many hands. I am sure what you fans have to say will be taken into careful consideration. Join the fun of working with these people - they are totally dedicated to what they do, and a little feedback is always nice!

   By Stephe on Monday, July 05, 2004 - 09:58 pm: Edit Post

Janny's right I can guarantee you I don't bite! So please feel welcome to post any suggestions, comments, or especially questions.

As a side noteóall complaints go to the Merlin half of our company; Kevinís dog Meisha is the other half. Merlin is my 65 poundish blue Chow Chow. Sorry, I will not vouch for how he will choose to respond to complaints. Youíre on your own there...


   By Trys on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 04:26 am: Edit Post

LOL Stephe.

   By Kitsune on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 03:10 pm: Edit Post

Janny in Boston! :-)

Let us know when you have more specific details, Janny: I'd definitely love to attend, since I live in the suburbs nearby.

And if there'll be a reading/coffeklatch? Even better!

So, many thanks, Janny, for bringing some light back to the contemporary fantasy scene (along with a handful of others)! And thanks as well to Stephen (and Meisha Merlin) for recognizing true talent and bringing it us folks here in the US!

   By Brian K. Mulvey on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 09:46 am: Edit Post

For Meisha Merlin-

As a reader of The Wars of Light and Shadow from the beginning, I've always enjoyed referring to Janny's map of Paravia, which I do so frequently in order to get a detailed picture in my mind of the terrain her characters are located in and travel through (as I imagine others do as well). For the hardcover editions of Ships of Merior and Fugitive Prince, the publisher very wisely placed the map just inside the front and back book flaps (endpages?). This allowed the reader to efficiently and conveniently access the map while reading, avoiding having to "dig" a handful of pages past the start to find the map when wanting to refer to it without hassle and then quickly return to the story. When we are reading the first half of a volume organized as such, we get to flip open the front flap to instantly see the map, and during the last half flip open the back. Perfect! I wanted to suggest Janny's map--which is one of the best in fantasy today--make a return to its proper place on the endpages for Traitor's Knot. I realize this is extra expense, but it makes the reading experience flow, and makes the publisher's product stand out.

Thanks for the consideration,

-Brian K. Mulvey

   By Auna on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 02:08 pm: Edit Post

I'd love to get a large map separate from the book myself so I can read the print without squinting as well as admire it and have it handy without page flipping! *sigh*

Or maybe a better memory so I can just remember where everything is!

   By Bry on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 06:42 pm: Edit Post

Auna: it's not your memory; it's impossible to remember all the locations on her map! Sometimes I can't even *find* a place and wish I could press a button that would cause a little red light to illuminate the location of my choice. Ha! If you look at the maps as they appear on the hardcovers of Ships of Merior and Fugitive Prince, you will find that there is no squinting required, they are very clear compared to Peril's Gate, and there is no page flipping due to the placement on the endpages. I bet if you asked Janny for a big map, she might send it to you, she's very nice. Oh, I don't know, I just threw that out there, but you never know. Or you could just enlarge a copy of the map yourself.

   By Stefan Urlus on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 08:49 pm: Edit Post

Bry .... check the Meisha Merlin topic - you might just get your chance


   By stefan on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 09:51 pm: Edit Post

Bry .... check the Meisha Merlin topic - you might just get your chance


   By Stefan Urlus on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 09:55 pm: Edit Post

Sorry for the double post ..... moment of madness - seems to occur quite regularly for me at the moment, must be the lack of WoLaS reading

   By Auna on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 07:01 am: Edit Post

It took me a good five minutes of squinting to find Althain tower and I remembered approximately where it was too!

An interactive map on this site would rule!

   By max on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 06:17 am: Edit Post

Hello everyone, You can also use a magnifying glass and hilite with a hilighter marker, [like us low tech old folks] but I will look at a map that is interactive also, sounds like fun.

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