Archive through March 29, 2006

Janny Wurts Chat Area: Book Nook: Archive through March 29, 2006
   By Trys on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 07:48 am: Edit Post


Yes it is a fantay. It is placed in the same 'universe' as her novel Winter Rose which was superb. I've not read it yet, but will be doing so soon.

As an FYI, I don't think I've read a bad McKillip book.


   By Janny Wurts on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 09:23 am: Edit Post

There isn't a bad McKillip book....

Frank - this one's starts out in a contemporary setting, but it's pure Pat all the same. Another winner. And the ending is PRICELESS.

   By Cheryl Detmer on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 01:00 pm: Edit Post

I've never read McKillip before. I'll look her up and see what they are about. Thanks for the recommendation. New author to discover is always good.

   By Frank T Davis on Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 06:09 pm: Edit Post

Thank you very much Trys and Janny. I'll be placing an order very shortly and will derfinitely include McKillip, both books that you have mentioned.

   By Sandtiger on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 09:13 pm: Edit Post

I just picked up a book (After three recommendations from various people I know at Bakka - the bookstore).

I am on Page 30, and I am already giving it a high recommendation. It's called, "His Majesty's Dragon" and it's by Naomi Novik.

Can I just say - The Napoleonic Wars and Dragons! It's ingenious, and I am so looking forward to reading the rest.

And on the plus side - books two and three coming out in April and May. When does that EVER happen?


   By Cheryl Detmer on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 11:10 pm: Edit Post

Is it in the US yet Sandtiger? Sounds good to me. I'll look for it. Thanks

   By Derek Coventry on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 04:53 am: Edit Post

My first visit to the Book Nook and thank you. I don't visit bookshops as often as I once did; (getting old & frail!) so I haven't been able to browse much but you've given me some names to look for next time I'm on And I located a CJ Cherryh on my bookshelves that I'll have to re-read. My children claim I have more books than the local Library! Mind you the local library is only just over 40 years old so I've been collecting longer!

   By Sandtiger on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 06:56 am: Edit Post


Yup, it's out in the US. And the end was just as satisfying as the beginning. :-)


   By Maddie on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 04:08 pm: Edit Post

Thanks for your suggestions on what to read. I would def say that I prefer either stand alones or triologies as the waiting for SF is killing me (so to speak). I wasn't so keen on Magician and this had excellent reviews but liked sethanon and the other one (sorry forgot the title) and the reviews were not great (Amazon). Plenty of fighting action, a great plot line and a real sense of knowing the characters. I think thats it. I would try plenty of different authors in my local library but they tend to have book 2 of 3 or book 1 and no other volumes so a bit pants really. Of course I loved Lord of the rings. Maybe I'm a bit predictable!

   By juliana on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 05:36 pm: Edit Post

First time looking at this "room". Maddie- have you read anything by Marion Zimmer Bradley? Some of the earlier Darkover series books are good. Mists of Avalon is wonderful.