Archive through February 07, 2006

Janny Wurts Chat Area: Arc 3: Alliance of Light: Stormed Fortress: Status: Archive through February 07, 2006
   By Nathan on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 05:18 am: Edit Post

For those of you who have read "The Magician" By Raymond Feist you may recall a similar stand-off to the one that seems imminent for the S'brydian clan. Arutha, prince of Crydee, had to hold off an immense army of the Tsuranni form storming his castle. Then once again later on in the Riftwar saga against Murmadamus the Mordhel King in "A Darkness at Sethanon".

This kind of scenario is really exciting to read and I think that we're in for an immense battle scene. What a showdown! The self righteous Princeling himself against a stubborn, war-hardened brood that make the Navy Seals look like infants.

I can't wait to see how this conflict pans out Janny, you have no idea how much I want to get my hands on SF.

Janny, how would you rate the amount of enjoyment you are getting from writing this installment of WOLAS compared to the previous books? I just get the impression this one is giving you a great deal of satisfaction to write.

andÉhi to everyone in this chat area, good to hear from so many enthused readers.

   By Janny Wurts on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 10:26 am: Edit Post

rubbing hands together - hah!! - suppositions... :-)

This book? Well - look out for your socks, and everything else, and if you have a wig, nail it on.

Parts of this book - really fun. Parts - really intricate! Parts of it - should I ask if a few opened mouths caught some flies?

It IS the ending of an arc, and the largest arc, too, with a lot of major set ups coming to a head.

How much enjoyment? Sometimes it's a carousel ride, sometimes a swing, sometimes a rocket, sometimes a parachute run with the ripcord at the last second, and sometimes it's a balloon ride, so high in the clouds you can hear the texture of the silence.


   By Blue on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 03:11 pm: Edit Post


   By Janny Wurts on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 09:54 am: Edit Post

status: resume, p. 4 chapter 9.

   By neil on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 03:38 pm: Edit Post

Thanks Janny for these posts. Keep on writing; we'll handle the speculation :-)

I just really want to see the paravians back on paravia and on the page a little more...if they come back, does Sethvir get freed up from the earthlink? And how will humanity never be a risk and the F7 be free?

I think that the Paravians might be quite a scary presence, after all...not at all patient with unruly humans but the F7 mentionned paravians "justice" which would not err...whilst the drake binding seems to enforce an axe hanging over humanity.

Arithon seems well capable of avoiding Lysaer now...the clans will becomes scapegoats again perhaps...Davien / Arithon's future projects seem key (they are going be even less friendly to the koriani in their next meeting)...Kevor seems a wildcard too...Lysaer can only kill can the towns break the compact? The free wraiths are going to arrive? Elaira...where's her path now I wonder?

   By Janny Wurts on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 05:27 pm: Edit Post

wonder away.

Status: page count 560 and climbing...9's well underway, now.

   By Janny Wurts on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 08:44 pm: Edit Post

page 563, a scene break, and call it a day.

   By wolfhunter on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 06:23 am: Edit Post

Hi Janny,
great you are having fun writing the next book, rubbing hands and teasing, teasing.....
Anyway I have always been into adventure sports, so bring it on, I am ready for the ride. I am sure so is everybody else.
Just hope Dakar is in again on Arithons scheeming, he is just so much fun, I was missing his fun side a little, he was being so serious lately (of course for good reason), apart from the latter part in TK, which was good fun.
Maybe just one little hint, is the next book going to be over 800 pages?

   By Janny Wurts on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 10:14 am: Edit Post

well, I didn't actually call it a day. Another half page snuck in.

Then, the next day, that scene got bumped ahead, for another scene coming FIRST.
Then the fragment finished itself. (heh! Will anyone spoil THIS? Better nail shut some mouths, for whosevers hot little mitts get ahold of this book first) Another wig-flopper, perhaps...

18 pages into Ch 9 main, with a view to the end AND official count launching today - 571

Wolfhunter - you asked. If you mean manuscript, I'd say, past any question. Printed book pages condense the text. This book will be par for the course, for this series. Dunno yet where the end count will fall. It's a touch early to project.

The cascade that carries the ending is Very dense, but it moves very very fast, as well.

Major stuff coalesces and ties up.

   By neil on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 04:30 am: Edit Post

What can I say? For the fans, this book has to be THE book.

Well...until the next one anyway...

   By Andy H on Thursday, February 02, 2006 - 11:49 am: Edit Post

just re reading the complete series (to date)and just pray this will be released by the time I'm done, thankfully I dont get to sit for hours on end reading as I did when i originally read them. So there really is no rush to get it finished.(takes off reverse psychology hat)

   By Janny Wurts on Thursday, February 02, 2006 - 09:47 pm: Edit Post

9 main, in draft.
Status: page count, by manuscript, 585.
Another productive day.

Beer time!

   By Stormwindz on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 07:27 am: Edit Post

My first time on these message boards in several years, and such good news to great me! :-) Am looking forward to reading all 585 pages.

   By Janny Wurts on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 10:57 am: Edit Post

Status: starting the week at 593. If things go well today, could break the 600 mark.

Teaser to celebrate that, methinks....ahh, but which one?

   By Susan Cunningham on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 02:11 pm: Edit Post

Please just deliver it soon! Really need to read the final one.
And the one after that of course, but, please!

   By Janny Wurts on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 03:53 pm: Edit Post

Think you could write it any quicker? ; ) :-)

   By Hunter on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 07:31 pm: Edit Post

Of course.. would it be as good? I seriously doubt it.. :-)
Would it follow the grand story you envision? Of course not.
Would I lock Lysaer inside a grimward and leave him there? Absolutely. And throw Morriel in there just for good measure.
Would I raze Jaelot and Etarra from the face of Athera? In a nano second.
Would I resurrect a few Great Drakes for the fun of it? How could I not?

Perhaps we could start a story writing where everyone gets to write the next line.. like the old game where the story starts with "It was a dark and stormy night.." and people get to take it from there..

That could be fun. :-)

   By Maggy on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 08:31 pm: Edit Post

Those certainly do make for entertaining times, though we should probably put it in a different category before a certain mythological beast is after us...*clears throat*...

   By Blue on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 10:54 pm: Edit Post

Hunter's got a good idea, but let's do it in another thread, and call it something like, "What Janny likely WON'T write in future volumes."

Maybe start off with a line, and the contributors to the thread write a paragraph. Change the names to protect Janny's copyright.

Of course, this is ultimately up to Janny and the Gryphon.

   By Trys on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 07:22 am: Edit Post

"Do I hear rumblings of fan fiction?" is heard from above the clouds accompanied by the clack of what could only be a very sharp beak. "I didn't think so." ::smile::