Archive through November 24, 2007

Janny Wurts Chat Area: Arc 3: Alliance of Light: Stormed Fortress: Stormed Fortress - It's a Book!: Archive through November 24, 2007
   By Konran on Wednesday, November 07, 2007 - 02:50 pm: Edit Post

I started reading yesterday, finished around one this morning, and all I have to say is - whoa! I think the decision to read barefoot was a smart one!

I felt like with the other books we were locked into this cycle -- or more accurately, a spiral -- but in this one, we broke out of it. Something changed. It "feels" different now.

Thanks for the wild ride, Janny, I enjoyed it immensely. :-) *off to play in the spoiler thread*

   By Kelly Hayes on Wednesday, November 07, 2007 - 03:57 pm: Edit Post

I just got my copy in this afternoon! What a nice surprise to come home from lunch to. Reading it will be my reward for finishing the housework that needs to get done today. I can't wait to curl up with the book and a bowl of cherry cheesecake ice cream later ^_^

   By BillBob on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 01:54 pm: Edit Post

Mine arrived Monday afternoon and I have begun to pour through it. I had wanted to reread the entire series or at least the Alliance of Light, to no avail however. Too many other irons in the fire. Currently reading Chapter 3. Everytime I think Janny can't ratchet the tension any higher, she proves us wrong.

   By Mary on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 09:23 pm: Edit Post

It's here! After checking the community mail box every day for a week, success!

Now the horrible dilema...shall I finish my re-read of Traitor's Knot or just plunge into Stormed Fortress.

And, happy chance, it's a long weekend here in Canada (Remembrance Day) AND I've taken Friday and Tuesday off as vacation days, so extra long weekend to savour Stormed Fortress! (Guess, maybe I should try to resist and finish Traitor's Knot...)

   By Konran on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 02:24 am: Edit Post

Janny, I just thought you'd like to know that you've been chosen over Stephen R. Donaldson :-) Teh hubby was reading Fatal Revenant, but I came home tonight to find him freaking out over one of the plot twists in Stormed Fortress. Looks like Thomas Covenant's just going to have to wait until he's finished with Arithon and co. lol

   By Clansman on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 09:04 am: Edit Post


You must be one of those lucky people in government, the Courts, or Banks. Remembrance Day, for whatever reason, is not a statutory holiday.

Being a lawyer, with the Banks, Courts, and Registry Offices closed, we are closed too. Though I will still be in the office.

Enjoy a nice curl-up with Stormed Fortress this weekend.

(SHHHH! I've been sneeking my reads here and there during the day. SF is in my desk drawer!)

   By Mary on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 11:28 am: Edit Post


The logic of your statement "we are closed" followed by "though I will still be in the office" is a little hazy. <grin>

I work (as an accountant) for a regional library. Great job! I get to talk about books, wander through the Acquisitions Department and look at all the new books that have arrived and slip friendly emails to the collections manager about books that I think the library should be purchasing! <grin> She commented at a recent librarians meeting that, if they thought the library's fantasy collection had increased recently, it was probably my fault!

Finished Traitor's Knot last night. Previously unknown display of self-discipline - I didn't even crack open Stormed Fortress!

Off to curl up with some freshly brewed coffee and to start Stormed Fortress right now!

   By Lyssabits on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 12:55 pm: Edit Post

Well, those of us who work in government research labs also get a long weekend, for I suspect the same holiday, only we call it Veteran's day. I don't think people usually get it off, but it'd be criminal for us, The Veteran's Affairs Hospital, to not take it off. Maybe I'll finally finish my re-read of Traitors Knot so Stormed Fortress will stop mocking me from my bed stand.

   By DarthJazy on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 01:05 pm: Edit Post

I want a coppy so bad dam the american publishers

   By Janny Wurts on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 12:32 am: Edit Post

Hi to all the new faces and delurkers - what a thrilling month - we have a wonderful party going!

Konran - well - wow! I truly owe Stephen Donaldson one, because when he was on a book signing tour, once, his editor was wishing for something to read - and - he recommended my books...and lo, when the merger happened in Britain, and that editor wound up being hired into HarperCollins, she then asked to take on my books - which is one of the main reasons why I have had a really good, coherent record, there!

   By squeak on Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 09:50 pm: Edit Post

I finally received mine last Tuesday and look forward to the end of this week when I can read it!!! This is the first time I have had so much work to do (I am the tech director of our high school plays and I teach art too :-p). Somehow, I have had enough responsible control to not read it at the expense of all my other work.
Janny, your book is sitting there taunting me and I know it is awesome because I have read everything beforehand I could get my hands on - And you have never disapointed me before :-). Just a few more days <sigh>.


   By Susan C on Monday, November 12, 2007 - 02:09 pm: Edit Post

I am in agony. I was out of town this weekend and my book is here, but I had a slip in my post office box because the book was too big for my box and the post office is closed until tomorrow.


   By alexith on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 10:42 pm: Edit Post

Susan, that always seems to happen to me too. Patience, is not a virtue I possess.
I have had the book a week or so, and just recently had time to read. It is amazing!!

   By Mary on Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 01:19 pm: Edit Post

Janny, it's fantastic!

I managed to read through carefully, instead of my usual rush through to find out what happens.

   By squeak on Sunday, November 18, 2007 - 01:19 am: Edit Post

Our run is over and now to the read. I can't wait :-)


   By Janny Wurts on Sunday, November 18, 2007 - 11:01 am: Edit Post

Everybody - thank you all for your very kind and encouraging delight - this is always a tremendous boost to my day, knowing the book I worked so carefully to produce is now being so happily received.

   By Lester Fyshe on Friday, November 23, 2007 - 02:08 pm: Edit Post

Any word on a US publisher yet?

   By Janny Wurts on Friday, November 23, 2007 - 03:24 pm: Edit Post

Lester Fyshe - new face? Welcome here.

In short, not yet.

Expect a very loud and happy announcement, at the time the situation becomes corrected. I don't know when, either. Trust that I have an excellent agent, and we do have a strategy.

Until it works out, or something unexpected pops in, sweetest thing anyone might do is to support the edition of Stormed Fortress just published in London. That's available now. :-) Early word of mouth is priceless, since alot of US readers may be unaware it's been released.

As the author, I stand behind the fact I've done my very best to deliver a solid read culminating the Alliance of Light phase of the series. If it doesn't surprise and thrill you - I'll eat my shoes. :-)

I pulled out all the authorial stops, no question.

   By Blue on Friday, November 23, 2007 - 08:51 pm: Edit Post

Any chance of a sneak peek at what a US cover would look like?

   By alexith on Saturday, November 24, 2007 - 07:44 pm: Edit Post

I finished the book finally last weekend, but have had no time to post anything. Just a brief note --- this is my favorite book out of the whole series. Previously it was CoTMW, but I absolutely LOVED Stormed Fortress. It was utterly amazing. So no need to eat your shoes, Janny!