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A few questions . . . posted 22 January 2005 in Author Q & AA few questions . . . by White Lord, Subdidact

Quote: "Cu'jara Cinmoi":qffn9sa7
I actually haven't worked out any details for lands surrounding Earwa, and nor do I have any plans to. One of the things that characterizes the ancient relation to the world is ignorance, the sense of occupying a small circle of light in a dark and cavernous room. This may just be bias on my part, but I think Erikson and Martin worry the readerly illusion a bit by 'going global' the way they do.[/quote:qffn9sa7]

I don't think you are necessarily wrong in not developing any more lands aside from Earwa. I guess it depends much on the story you decided to tell, and not introducing superfluous details of any kind is a plus. Also there's the fact that there is a lot of past history to Earwa, and the land itself is rich enough in so many other ways, that I know readers will be more than satisfied with the books to come and the details you will share with us, even without you 'going global'.

Part of my interest in Eanna is simply born of the fact that it exists on the maps and that it's (probably) the birthplace of Man, so I can't not have some interest in it. For that matter you not telling anything about it is also a real stimulus for the imagination and the 'there be dragons' outlook on the world, that characterized imperfect knowledge of world geography in centuries past.

Now on to some questions:

1. Are there any female Dunyain? I mean girls or women who undergo the Conditioning process alongside the men?

2. Is the Dunyain conditioning process something that has to start at a young age, or can grown men (and women) be trained (at least to some extent)?

3. Can women work sorcery of the kind the schools (both Gnostic and Anagogic) practice?

4. Can you tell us anything on the city of Tryse? Something of its history, how big was it compared to the big cities of the Three Seas today etc.

Thanks a lot! <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


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