Archive through July 06, 2004

Janny Wurts Chat Area: Book Nook: Archive through July 06, 2004
   By Cheryl on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 11:59 am: Edit Post

Sandtiger I remember you saying you loved the Marion Zimmer Bradley and Deborah Ross book. Just wanted to tell you and others here the second one's out Zandru's Forge it's really good and paperback. I was surprised I thought it would be a hardback like the first one. I was looking in the wrong spot for a few times before I realized it was paperback size haha grin I think Janny would love this series too.

   By Sandtiger on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 12:24 pm: Edit Post


It came out in Hardcover last year ~ so you must have missed it, or perhaps your local store didn't get copies. Although, I must admit, I waited for the paperback version.

I liked it - more than the first even.

Right now, I have a dozen books in my to be read pile - but the one I am reading now is "Trial of Fire" the last book of a 5 book series by British author Kate Jacoby. I quite like them, and I've been waiting forever for this book to come out in Canada.

I also have The Weavers of Saramyr by Chris Wooding to read - though I haven't started it yet, so can't say whether I'll like it.


   By Cheryl on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 01:39 pm: Edit Post

I wonder what happened to me when the hardback came out. Wow that went by me. Maybe it came out in Europe and not here in hardback I don't know. I had a lot going on last year so maybe that distracted me anyway got it now and I do enjoy it more then the first one like you said. By the way I got Janny's recommendation on Techniques of a Selling Writer and it's great. It's so helpful and not to where I can't understand what they are saying. It is a must for anyone that attempts to write.

   By Artemis on Saturday, July 03, 2004 - 10:44 am: Edit Post

Don't be put off, Max, TP's books really are great (in my opinion). I think I have read almost all of them and have enjoyed every one.


   By Artemis on Saturday, July 03, 2004 - 10:47 am: Edit Post

On another author, am just re-reading Dorothy Dunnett's 'Lymond Chronicles'. Not fantasy, I realise, but excellent none the less (should that have been alloneword?)


   By Cheryl on Sunday, July 04, 2004 - 06:36 am: Edit Post

Someone suggested I get a box of bookplates for the con in Oct. I just wondered how would you go about getting some like for Janny's books. Between Melanie Rawns books and Janny's I'm loaded down. I decided to just bring my very favorite by both authors. Of course Janny's would be Curse of the Mistwraith but I might try to carry more. Just wondered how to get a hold of some bookplates by authors like Janny. My husband swears he isn't helping me carry them either. grin Thanks

   By starstorm on Sunday, July 04, 2004 - 09:44 pm: Edit Post

Artemis, I agree! I'm just reading the Lymond Chronicles for the first time (nearly finished with book 2), and they really are excellent.

It struck me in the first book that Lymond and Arithon share quite a few of the same characteristics and talents, and they're both considered evil incarnate by certain people initially :-)


   By Cheryl on Monday, July 05, 2004 - 06:46 am: Edit Post

I don't think we get Lymond here in the states not sure though I'll look into it. If he's like Arithon then I'm so there. LOL

   By George on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 12:14 am: Edit Post

Is it my imagination, or does Ursula LeGuin's "Earthsea Trilogy" actually stand as a metaphor for something else. There are alot of gems in those novels and some how i just don't think that it is only about fantasy...

any ideas?

   By max on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 07:12 am: Edit Post

Hi George! I will try to answer your question as I have been reading alot of her books lately. The earthsea planet just has archipelago nations I don't think there are any great land masses. Alot of the earthsea mages have the 'finding' ability and are able to sense minerals and such below the surface with their bare feet. So they are employed by rulers to find gems and such for wealth but some younger weaker mages are used by the stronger ones to locate gems and minerals for them to use to magnify or increase their power. In the 'Tales of Earthsea', one such young man was taken and enslaved and cruelly used for such with a dog collar and leash on his neck. Also Ursula LeGuinn wrote most of her stories in the 60's and 70's and she is very ecology minded. Many of her stories main characters have nothing to do with rulers or kings or those in power. Main characters come from the 'peasant' class, farmers and craftsman, sailors and worker bee types. Her descriptions of their agricultural and seagoing simple lifestyles are very appealing to me since I identify with those folks best. [My ancestors, Ya know? LOL] This all is of course my take on this, so if anyone out there knows more, feel free to jump in.