Archive through October 24, 2005

Janny Wurts Chat Area: Book Nook: Archive through October 24, 2005
   By Cheryl Detmer on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - 02:55 pm: Edit Post

I have it too. I'm reading Carol Berg's book Daughter of the Ancients along with finishing Janny's Traitor's Knot. I know, I'm slow as molasses at reading. lol I'm having a fun time reading my two favorite author's books at the same time. Then on to Robin's. I love the cover of all three books. Gorgeous covers.

   By Janny Wurts on Wednesday, October 05, 2005 - 11:01 am: Edit Post

Frank - took me awhile to warm up to McKenna's The Thief's Gamble (first in the earlier series) - but it picks up and comes thru nicely. She tells most of the story from a very unusual character - and the nonobvious development takes awhile to "work" or rather, probably, "get used to."

It isn't a kneejerk plot, and it does occur in a different area of the world than Southern you see from another perspective.

Worth the read, definitely.

   By Neil on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 09:02 am: Edit Post

"Siddhartha" Herman Hesse.

Curious ideas...

- recognising that if one can view outside "time" there is only joy (I'm wildly simplifying and not sure I understand this book at all it's levels)

...couldn't help but think of paravians

- the "oneness" of creation yes back to WoLaS again...

   By Wayne on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 09:42 pm: Edit Post

Hey just something I noticed yesterday. Robert Jordan's new book has commercials on CNN.

First time I have see them for other authors than the Stephen King, Dean Koontz or Danielle Steele.

Hopefully we will someday see it for our favorite author. :-)


   By Susan C on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 09:54 pm: Edit Post

Robert Jordan's next WOT book, Knife of Dreams, should have been released for sale yesterday. I haven't checked at the store because I have to wait for payday.

   By BillBob on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 01:14 am: Edit Post


Just wanted to pop by and say thanks to any number of folks that had recommended Carol Berg's books. I have just finished the first two in her Bridge of D'Arnath? series and starting to look for the last two in the series shortly. After I finish Guy Kay's Last Light of the Sun. Thoroughly enjoyed her work and writing style.

Thanks again.


   By Cheryl Detmer on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 02:12 pm: Edit Post

Hope you enjoy Carol's last two books in the Bridge series. I'm reading Daughter now and I do love her writing style. She's very thorough on her details and characters much like Janny. She reminds me of Janny in a lot of ways. It's no wonder they are my two favorites right now. Carol hasn't written one yet that I haven't loved same with Janny. Hope you find the rest of the series soon. I'm excited that Mercedes Lackey has a new one from her Elemental Series. Wizard of London sounds great since it's going into the background of one of her characters from that series and set in the past of our time. It's mostly a female series but this one is a hero involved. Look forward to that one too.

   By Frank T Davis on Sunday, October 23, 2005 - 11:30 pm: Edit Post

Recently read Robin Hobb's latest, "Shaman's Crossing" and enjoyed it very much. I will definitely purchase subsequent novels of her new triology.

Just finished reading book one of Trudi Canavan's "The Black Magician Triology", "The Magicians' Guild" and really enjoyed it. Too bad it didn't contain another 200 or so pages. Have already ordered the other two books of the triology. Like the other Aussie authors that I have read, Trudi truly weaves a fantastic tale. Thankyou very much to whoever suggested her on the chat board.

Have now started reading Juliet McKenna's earlier work "The Tales of Einarinn".

   By Trys on Monday, October 24, 2005 - 04:13 am: Edit Post

I believe their work has been recommended before and if so here is another recommendation:

I finished reading Sharon Lee & Steve Miller's Crystal Soldier. Excellent book! The story was well told and well written. The characters (male and female main characters) were engaging and interesting. The plot line unpredictable. I highly recommend this book and I plan to buy their others.


   By Cheryl Detmer on Monday, October 24, 2005 - 10:13 am: Edit Post

Glad you liked Robin's new book Frank. I'm excited to have it and begin reading it soon. I have to finish two I'm on right now but it's next in line. Good to know it's a great book. I love all of her Assassin books and Farseers ones. I almost bought Crystal Soldier at the Meisha Merlin booth at Dragon Con. I just about bought it but I decided I had to much to read as it was and not as much time to read the ones I had. I loved the cover of their books. Beautiful artwork. I was close and about to buy it. I will get it soon maybe for Christmas. Glad it's a good book.