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A few questions . . . posted 06 April 2005 in Author Q & AA few questions . . . by White Lord, Subdidact

Quote: "Cu'jara Cinmoi":3ufudsfb
The Gates of Earwa are exactly that: a series of fortified passes through the Great Northern Kayarsus, which are most definitely natural.[/quote:3ufudsfb]

1. Only through the Northern Kayarsus? If I remember correctly, on the Eannorean side of the Southern Kayarsus there is some kind of desert . . . Did that make the Gates redundant there? Also why build them in the first place . . . did the Cunuroi have to defend Earwa from someone on the other side in the remote past?

2. Also a question on the Southern Cunuroi. Why exactly did no contact akin to that between Injor-Niyas and the Norsirai exist in the South? Did Men exterminate all remaining Nonmen there, or did they leave for the North (or wherever)?

3. Two questions on the Anasurimbor (don't know if you'll answer, the first is pretty harmless, the second . . . I don't really know <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->): You've described the coats of arms of some of the Houses, such as House Nersei, House Coithus etc. in the books, so I'm interested in what the coat of arms of the House of Anasurimbor was like, and if Kellhus or his descendents will start using it again; I'd also like to know if there are any more Anasurimbor (apart from Moenghus and Kellhus) alive in Ishual or anywhere else, and if we may expect them to crop up at some point in the upcoming books.

4. You said that Prince of Nothing would tell the story of the Holy War, and Aspect-Emperor that of the Second Apocalypse, so I'd like to know if the third trilogy will continue the story of the Apocalypse or if that part of the tale ends in AE, to be replaced by something else (ordering of the post-apocalyptic world maybe?).

I'd also like to know what made you decide on the twenty-year gap between PoN and AE. I assume these years will be spent fighting the Second Holy War you hinted at in some other post, so why not incorporate both holy wars in the first trilogy? Too much story to tell maybe? I can't stop thinking it would have made for some very interesting reading, especially if it spilled into other parts of the Three Seas . . .

Thanks a lot! (Hope I'm not being a bore with so many questions <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->) view post


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