Archive through October 08, 2004

Janny Wurts Chat Area: Book Nook: Archive through October 08, 2004
   By Cheryl on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 07:31 am: Edit Post

Trys can I have that link to Meisha Merlin again? Think I'll order Traitor's Knot from them and try to get that autorgraphed bookplate. Thanks I'm looking for the link I saw here and can't find it now. Would love the bookplate. Can you order the US copy of Traitor's Knot from Meisha Merlin?

   By Trys on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 11:11 am: Edit Post


Yes you can order TK from them and get the bookplate.

   By Cheryl on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 03:57 pm: Edit Post

Thanks Try I guess it doesn't matter how early you order it. I know it's due in US around Nov. Thanks again. Can't wait for the bookplate sounds good.

   By Sandtiger on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 04:12 pm: Edit Post

November isn't all that far off, Cheryl.

A month and a handful of days.


   By Cheryl on Friday, October 01, 2004 - 06:57 am: Edit Post

I went to the link. Just wondered if I order it the bookplate is automatically included then. Just want to make sure. It seems expensive but I want it from their site so I'll go ahead an order it. I keep thinking it's still Sept. it seemed to drag on forever the heat and humid weather.

   By Louise F on Thursday, October 07, 2004 - 06:55 pm: Edit Post

Has anyone heard anything about the new Thomas Covenant book by Stephen Donaldson? It's called the Runes of the Earth and I was just given a copy of it which I'm taking home to devour over the weekend. I'm hoping it will be as good as the previous books but don't want to get me hopes up too high, I haven't really enjoyed many of his post Thomas Covenant books.

   By Cheryl on Thursday, October 07, 2004 - 09:29 pm: Edit Post

I just heard about them in Carol Berg's group. I haven't read him before but I bought his first book I think it's called Lord Foul's Bane. I hope to like it. I'm going to that con to meet Janny and Stephen Donaldson will be there so I wanted to sample his books. Same with Mindy L Klasky. I think I will really like Glasswriter's Apprentice. Even with a heroine I usually prefer heroes but their are good heroines out there.

   By Trys on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 04:28 am: Edit Post


I found Donaldson's first Thomas Convenant book to be excellent, though you should be prepared for some unsavory events that occur, but don't let them put you off. When the book was first published I was intrigued with the idea that the main character had leprosy. How accurate the depiction is I couldn't say, but I think I have much better understanding of how awful that disease must be. I hope you enjoy it.

Another book that I bought solely because one of the characters was most unusual was Sheri S. Tepper's Sideshow. I had read her earlier True Game books and for some reason I don't remember had stopped buying her books. Then I found Sideshow in which two of the characters are conjoined twins. Excellent, EXCELLENT book. It's the third of a loose trilogy of books of which the first two of which are Grass, and Raising the Stones.

   By Cheryl on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 07:49 am: Edit Post

Thanks for that recommendation Trys I read the True Game Books too and didn't get more from her for some reason. I'll look for those. I did really enjoy True Games. Thanks I hope I enjoy Stephen Donaldson I think the main thing is anything with diseases depresses me and when I read fantasy I hate to read about plagues and diseases like that. But their was a lot of diseases in the medieval days.

   By Selene on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 09:26 am: Edit Post

It's been a long time since I read the Thomas Covenant books, but I recall them as good reads. They are, however, very depressing. Which is why I've never re-read them...