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Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 04 February 2004 in Author Q & AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Voland, Candidate

Any word on a European release of the books. Specifically Scandinavia, and even more specific, Sweden. I got my copy from <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.ueb.se">www.ueb.se</a><!-- w -->, last one incidentally, but I have no idea from where they got it. While no stranger top ordering books from overseas, I did order GRRM: a Rretrospective from Clarkesworld (who carries darkness, he's a great guy btw, frequent poster at both asoiaf and malazan empire), but I'd rather pick it up at my local bookstore. view post


TDTCB Makes Locus's &quot;Recommended&quot; List posted 04 February 2004 in Interviews and ReviewsTDTCB Makes Locus's &quot;Recommended&quot; List by delavagus, Commoner

Check it out!

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Dunyain posted 04 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; ADunyain by Priest, Candidate

Hello, new member here.

I have but two questions sofar, pertaining to Kellhus himself. How does he hold up against the strongest of the Chisaurim or the strongest members of the Sorcerer schools?

Also, how does he rank among other Dunyians? All in terms of ability, power, intelligence. view post


Dunyain posted 04 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; ADunyain by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Greetings Priest! Kellhus is definitely one tough mother fo... At this point, comparing him strength-wise to Cishaurim or Schoolmen is kind of like comparing apples and oranges - especially since so much of his power derives from his intellect. I know this'll sound like a cheat, but your question actually becomes important to much of what happens in TWP. Crucial, in fact. And I hate being a spoiler as much as reading them. view post


Magic posted 04 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AMagic by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

They're almost as fatal to the Cishaurim as well, though the mechanics differ. The Inrithi would be in a whole heap of trouble otherwise.

I've actually structured the different sorceries of Earwa along the lines of different philosophical theories of language. For the Cishaurim, it's the THOUGHT, and not the utterance that is key, as it is in traditional sorcery. The Chorae are each inscribed with metaphysical contradictions, impossible propositions, that undo thoughts as readily as they undo utterances. view post


Dunyain posted 04 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; ADunyain by Priest, Candidate

From all that I've read of WP sofar, it sounds like exactly the kind of book I'm hoping for, tackling all the major areas of interest.

Would answering how he ranks among the Dunyians qualify as a spoiler too? view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 04 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Nothing for Scandinavia as of yet. S&amp;S UK actually has Scandinavian rights for English publications. I'll ask my agent about the translation rights - though I thought most of you hyper-educated norsemen preferred reading your fantasy like your philosophy - in the original English!

As it stands, the book is being translated into Russian, French, and German. I'm intensely curious to see how these turn out.

If you don't mind, Voland, I'm very curious how many of the names strike your ear. English, which is a bastardized, mongrel language if there ever was one, has a curious hierarchy of sound-groups because of its history, with Germanic words (like 'good') at the bottom, French-derived words (like 'superb') in the middle, and Latinate words (like 'excellent') at the top (with Celtic and Scandinavian influences wriggling in from the side). What this means is that native English readers will more readily associate 'earthiness' with those names I derive from Germanic roots, and 'loftiness' with those names I derive from Latinate roots.

How do they strike you? view post


Dunyain posted 04 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; ADunyain by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Sorry about that. Kellhus is actually a prodigy among even the Dunyain, though any one of them would have us raking their yard and taking out their trash (and loving them for it) inside of five sentences. view post


Dunyain posted 04 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; ADunyain by Priest, Candidate

Lol! <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 05 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Voland, Candidate

I haven't read a fantasy book in Swedish since the Belgariad back when I was 13 (12 years ago), for that matter the books I've read in swedish in the last 10-12 years outside school can be counted on one, perhaps two hands. I always try to read in the author's language (when possible), since I believe that you inevitably lose some ideas/humor etc. in the translation <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->
There is a really good sci &amp; fi bookstore in Stockholm, perhaps they can be persuaded to sell your books <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->


As for the names, I think I know what you mean. Names like Esmenet differ a great deal from, say, Anasûrimbor Kellhus/Moënghus, Ikurei Xerius &amp; Conphas and Nersei Proyas. The latter do imply a certain loftiness, as you put it. With Kellhus &amp; Moënghus feeling somewhat different. So, imo, it works really well. But I have to put some more thought into it...gotta get to school real soon. <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 05 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Just a note: I've confirmed that the official Canadian release date has been pushed back one month to the third week in May. Not so bad afterall I guess... view post


The Title posted 05 February 2004 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThe Title by Shael, Commoner

To me, When Sorcerers Sing sounds a bit too cliche. The Thousand Fold Thought gives the title more of a philisophical edge, like The Darkness that Comes Before. view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 05 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Mithfânion, Didact

No, it certainly isn't bad, in fact delays don't come much smaller than that. Excellent news in fact <!-- s8) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cool.gif" alt="8)" title="Cool" /><!-- s8) --> view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 05 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Yeah, that news isn't too bad at all. Just out of curiosity, do you have a page count for the Canadian version yet? I think you said somewhere on this forum that it was bigger than tDtCB...

Also, was it your choice or the publishers to put it in the trade paperback style? Whatever the case, it is easily the most durable book I've ever read (even more than Mieville's which is in the same style) because the pages and the front and back cover actually flex instead of bending and creasing. Please don't change the style! view post


About the books posted 05 February 2004 in The Warrior ProphetAbout the books by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

You should join the forum, Guestage! We'd love to have another member. view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 05 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I personally really like the hardback though. I would vote for a HB edition. view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 05 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

It was Penguin's decision to go with the trade paperback (with french flaps) after their beancounters priced the hardcover version at around $40 Cdn... A little steep for readers gambling on an untested author!

I love what they did as well. view post


The Title posted 05 February 2004 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThe Title by Mithfânion, Didact

I agree, that's why I prefer TTT as well. It's quite a marvellous title actually. Reminds me of Donaldson's Gap Cycle, that series has such cool individual titles as well. view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 05 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Mithfânion, Didact

Sovin, in case you didn't know, the US edition will be a hardcover <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->

I prefer trade paperbacks myself, it's got the stature of a hardback but the nice (weighty) feel of a thick paperback. view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 06 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

I'm guessing that TWP will weigh in at about 620 or 630. A little bigger than TDTCB. view post


About the books posted 06 February 2004 in The Warrior ProphetAbout the books by banditski, Candidate

Quote: &quot;Guestage&quot;:xrjedoct
I haven't read the books, so I don't think I have much to contribute, to be honest <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->.[/quote:xrjedoct]

well, there's only one published so far, so you'd only be... *checking* ...577 pages behind!! <!-- s8) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cool.gif" alt="8)" title="Cool" /><!-- s8) --> view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 06 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by banditski, Candidate

i've recently become interested in collecting books, and i was wondering about the "value" placed on a trade paperback vs hardcover.

if indeed the american (or british) is published as a hardcover, does anyone know if there is any value to it over the true first edition canadian trade paperback??

i wouldn't think so, i'm just curious...

and add my tick to the column for those that love the "feel" of darkness. call me cheesy if you want, but the embossed cover and different width pages help to make the book feel exceptionally enticing. and the cover art is outstanding. view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 06 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

I haven't a clue. I'm pretty much a Scylvendi when it comes to my books. Moody and abusive. I've been kicking myself in the ass for beating up all my editions. They're so dog-eared they're beginning to look like cabbages. view post


About the books posted 06 February 2004 in The Warrior ProphetAbout the books by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Join the forum, read the book, then spew your thoughts out! Not that you have to... view post


Question to R.S. regarding release dates. posted 06 February 2004 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I got into collecting about a year ago, mostly with Robert Jordan (who needs to get a move on) and Robin Hobb. Honestly, When I first picked up TDTCB and randomly read a hunk out of the middle in the bookstore, I was so excited to find a new author who I thought would go somewhere I wanted "the hardback," first edition first printing. I was even more excited when I discovered that there was no Hardback, because I figured that they would re-release the book in hardback in a year or so when things picked up and then the trade would be worth a lot.

So I'm betting that provided RSB does make it big (and I think he will), these early editions will be the ones others are drooling looking at on used book sites for $200.

That's just my extremely amateur opinion. view post


About the books posted 06 February 2004 in The Warrior ProphetAbout the books by banditski, Candidate

Quote: &quot;Guestage&quot;:s3emhujd
577 pages? Am I supposed to have a life inbetween that too? <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: -->[/quote:s3emhujd]

well, you don't have to do it all on one sitting. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->

actually, i think i am an exceptionally slow reader, and this book was slower than most - but for all the right reasons. the writing is significantly more 'literary' - yet completely enjoyable - than most of the pulp that i've read since university. i don't remember the exact number, but while reading darkness, i think i had to look up more than a dozen or so words to find out their exact meaning. view post


About the books posted 06 February 2004 in The Warrior ProphetAbout the books by Fade, Commoner

Sorry. That was me. Too long inactive. view post


About the books posted 06 February 2004 in The Warrior ProphetAbout the books by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Congratulations Fade! Member number 15! That calls for celebration. view post


The Title posted 07 February 2004 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThe Title by Fade, Commoner

I don't know what the book will be about, but I am inclined to agree with triple T. What I understood was that the books are not your typical high fantasy. When Sorcerers Sing is something I imagine for maybe other kind of fantasy books. Giving it the title When Sorcerers Sing may sound a bit cheesy and "out of character" compared to the more original and curious title The Darkness that Comes Before. But WSS may have more appeal at the public unfamiliar with the book. view post


Warrior Prophet synopsis *Possible Spoiler* posted 07 February 2004 in The Warrior ProphetWarrior Prophet synopsis *Possible Spoiler* by banditski, Candidate

man, that seems a little spoilerific, even for me!!

perhaps there should be some kind of **SPOILER** warning on the thread title. view post


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