Archive through January 31, 2007

Janny Wurts Chat Area: Book Nook: Archive through January 31, 2007
   By bart on Sunday, October 22, 2006 - 11:20 am: Edit Post

In between times of waiting for the next janny wurts to hit the shelves, I've just finished reading kate elliots 'crown of stars', the last book in a set of seven, what an experience.
The seris is one of those epic unputdownables that has you left begging for more.
I can't recommend it enough. The fact that the series is complete is a bonus because you can now lose yourself in the world that she has created without worrying about when the next book is coming out. ******

   By Frank T Davis on Monday, October 23, 2006 - 09:58 am: Edit Post

Thank you very much Bart for the info re Kate's saga. I did not realize that the final book, "Crown of Stars" had been published. Will definitely place it on order, as I like you have enjoyed very much all of her writing. If you haven't already done so, strongly recommend that you read "The Golden Key" by Melanie Rawn, Jennifer Roberson and Kate. If you like it you may want to read Melanie and Jennifer's many works.

   By Ypso on Sunday, December 03, 2006 - 03:55 pm: Edit Post

Some weeks ago I started with "Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo and I like it very much, on the one hand because of its story with all those little subplots, which may doesn´t driving the main plot forward, but which contain really interesting thoughts.
On the other hand it is written in a pleasant way, what surprised me a little bit because of the book´s age (but maybe it´s just a good translation). Besides it seems to be a bit ironical once in a while (the bishop Myriel is absolutely great in the way he is acting and sometimes it makes really fun "watching" him ;-).

By the way, is there anybody who had read "Beauty and the Beast" and "Song of Orpheus" by Barbara Hambly? It seems to be conected with this TV series from 1987-1989, which I liked when I was younger (even I can hardly remember what happened in the series). So I wonder if it is worth to look for the books?

   By starstorm on Sunday, December 03, 2006 - 08:03 pm: Edit Post


By the way, is there anybody who had read "Beauty and the Beast" and "Song of Orpheus" by Barbara Hambly?

You're correct about them being related to the show; they're both novelizations of two of the episodes. I went to look at Amazon and recognized the cover of Beauty and the Beast, which was the novelization of the pilot episode that I used to have. I honestly don't remember how it was, but the other things I've read by Hambly have been good.

Funny you should mention that show, because I've been watching my old VHS tapes recently, lamenting that it wasn't on DVD... and I just found out a couple weeks ago that the first season is going to be released in February :-)


   By Ypso on Tuesday, December 05, 2006 - 06:18 pm: Edit Post

Yes, I have heard this news regarding the DVD release too, and first I was pleased about it - ´til I remembered that there are different region codes for DVDs, means that an U.S. DVD will not work on an European DVD player.
One reason more to look for the books. :-)

   By Derek Coventry on Wednesday, December 06, 2006 - 05:24 am: Edit Post

Kate Elliott rang a bell so I searched my bookshelves and found 'Jaran'. It must be about 14 years ago I read it so I've put it on my 'to re-read shelf'. I've quite a few Melanie Rawn but not 'The Golden Key' so that goes on my 'to get' list.
I've recently been immersed in George R R Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series and at present I'm two thirds through 'A Feast of Crows' and two days ago I received Trudi Canavan's 'Voice of the Gods' hand delivered from Melbourne courtesy of my son's brother-in-law. I have a Martha Wells trilogy lined up for after those. I don't find retirement boring at all!

   By Laurence J Johnson on Monday, January 15, 2007 - 01:27 am: Edit Post

Hello one and all, well, I have finally had the time to catch up with some reading, that's one blessing which comes with the long winter nights.

I'm now up to date with Raymond E Feist's books, having recently read all 3 volumes of the CONCLAVE OF SHADOWS and the first 2 volumes of THE DARK WAR.

I found them to be enjoyable reading and it was difficult to put them down!

So now it's time for me to read PATRICK by STEPHEN LAWHEAD.

Skol from Laurence.

   By Laurence J Johnson on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 07:35 pm: Edit Post

Greetings Avid Readers!

Well, I have finished reading Patrick by Stephen Lawhead, it's an excellent yarn!

I recommend it.

The one criticism which I have, is that he uses the American spelling for words such as favour & harbour & honour, etc., in other words he omits the U.

I find this to be odd, when he is such an excellent writer, he even spells Latin & Gaelic words correctly!

Skol from Laurence.

   By Laurence J Johnson on Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 04:45 pm: Edit Post

Hello one and all, I'm currently reading book 1 of Kate Elliott's Crown of Stars.

Does the story improve in the following volumes?

Skol from Laurence.

   By Andy on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 08:59 am: Edit Post

I just finished the last book (no. 7 I believe), and I have some ambivalence to the series. I liked the world and the main characters, but there were too many subplots and subcharacters, to the point that I couldn't really care about them enough to push me through the books. It was hard work at a times. Also, the ending was quite odd, although I like it (perhpas for its oddness).

So to answer your question, I'd have to say "not really."