oooh, oooh, oooh I just thought of something, going back to the map. Since the little section of Southwest Rathain is "hidden" albeit being in plain view maybe that is where other things are hidden, like the missing paravians or sun children or maybe that is where Ciladis is "sleeping." It did seem at one point in one of the books (I can't remember which) that one of the beings looked up at one point when Arithon was fiddling with the lanes ???? and the passage either said or implied that the being was guarding a sleeping sorcerer. If I am remembering at all correctly - my memory is about the size of a flea. Does this make sense at all? I have been working like crazy and have been sick for two weeks. If it doesn't make sense please forgive me and maybe someone can straighten it out?
It was in CotMW, when Arithon and Lysaer are reducing the mist that held the spirits that make up Desh-Thiere, where a unicorn "stands sentinel as Desh-Thiere's mists part...as tree-filtered sunlight glances across a cave mouth and a weakened shimmer of ward-light fades back to quiessence without rousing the sorcerer sealed under sleep spells within..." However, that's on a "faraway isle, amid waters never charted..."
Can you tell I am in the midst of a re-read?
The plain sight "special" area is not a "faraway isle, amid waters never charted..."
Happy dance - 5 November! And it will have the appendix, too.
Janny you sound like life is great at the moment, enjoy your painting and sailing (and hookey). O joy, I haven't found your Paravian short stories yet - another one coming before Arc IV.
I'm still puzzling over the cover art for Stormed Fortress - is it a dragon or not, what a wonderful twist that would be.
I have been reading these posts for months and thank you all for hours of enjoyment at work. Jenny your a wonderful wrighter and i even name my son Lysaer.
I know most of you hate him but i think he has more todo than anyone knows. To me he has had the worst time of the curse and where as he is a dumb arse he feels his decisions are the right ones.
I look forward to see what happens with lysaer and hope he is to be the king we all know he shoulda been if the F7 hadnt sacraficed him so much for their compassion
I'm in the U.S.; When Traitor's Knot was released I couldn't wait and ordered it from Amazon.com in the UK. The postage was high, besides that not a problem. I also bought the Meisha Merlin version also, lol.
I've also already preordered Stormed Fortress through Amazon UK. Went through fine.
Thanks Angus, I figured I must have had it wrong. The answer wouldn't be THAT simple. Thanks
Will I make you all hate me (again)?
I'm reading Stormed Fortress!
Yay! It's great working in the book trade (and being friendly with the publishers of your favorite author)!
And OMG! You guys are gonna go WILD over so of this stuff (and I'm only 1/4 through it!)
Before you ask I have promised Janny that I'll reveal nothing - other than my joy and amazement and what she's worked so hard at. And with all that's going on here... well believe me you'll not want it spoiled for you.
Man, ye have the most awesome position in the world right now.
Envy doesn't even cover the emotive expression I'm currently experiencing...
So how much are you asking for the book?
absolutely GREEN with envy - a quarter of the way through and all that still left to read -heaven!
Firstly, regarding your fourth line: DUH!!! LIKE WE'D EXPECT ANYTHING LESS FROM JANNY?? (Janny, no unintended pressure there, but, you have set yourself up for it by being such a damn good writer).
Secondly, regading the first, second, third and fifth lines: Listen in your mind, if you will, for the thousands of teeming voices of Janny's readers, sounding exactly like the thousands of teeming voices of Desh-Thiere, with its most quietly sinister tone, saying "you son-of-a-@!#*@".
Just kidding. You are a very fortunate man, and I know you are enjoying yourself. It's also good to know that Janny and we can trust you not to spoil the November read for the rest of us.
They ain't called "spoilers" for nothin'
You are one lucky man Mark. How I envy you!!
Is the hardback available to order through Amazon.com UK? I can only seem to order the tradepaper. Could anyone help me with the ISBN for the hardback? Thanks
As yet there is NO ISBN for a Hardback edition.
I'd suggest Mark has the second most awesome place in the world... Janny's test readers have the first.
I thought I had you re-mail addy but can't find it. Can you e-mail me?
Okay I thought it was done but I just received a delivery failure notice. I used the email in your profile Trys.
That's the correct e-mail address. The host of Paravia.com is extremely fussy about spam and sometimes odd things will trigger a 'bounce'. Try e-mailing without any signature or tag line and see if that works. I had to stop using my signature lines as they caused a spam bounce when I e-mail Janny.
So, what's your sig line - Mutton, must have more mutton?
"There's mutton to eat here."