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Adres Candidate | joined 16 August 2004 | 10 posts


Will be there an italian edition? posted 16 August 2004 in Author Q & AWill be there an italian edition? by Adres, Candidate

Dear mr. Bakker,

I’m a 28 years old italian guy who loves fantasy fiction. Until one years ago I never dared reading books in english in spite of the publishing situation of my favourite genre in Italy. In my country, actually, major publishing houses tirelessly print and reprint Terry Book’s or Marion Zimmer Bradley’s works and minor ones try, sometimes with little success, to propose new authors.
Fortunately this situation has changed, thanks to the box office success of “The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy”, and people (kids, in primis) now are discovering or re-discovering fantasy. As you can imagine, that has given new life to publishing proposals but these are not always interesting for a reader like me who wants to listen to new and original voices.
One year ago I knew Steven Erikson’s works by pure chance, while I was wandering the net in search of fantasy writers unknown to italian readers. I fell in love with “The Malazan Book Of The Fallen” having only read a couple of extracts from its volumes. Then I started writing e-mails to every italian publishing house that came into my mind asking for a translation of that series, always getting no answer or elusive ones.
Finally, I decided. I bought Erikson’s books and started reading them: difficulties were, and even now are, many because I do not have such a knowledge of your language (and you can realize it simply reading this post!!!) but Erikson’s world, characters and stories fascinates me too much to give in.
This is what I search in every fantasy book, mr. Bakker: characters and situations that make you think, make you believe them. And deep, detailed backgrounds that make you wanna know more of them.
This is what I’ve found in your book, too. Yes, mr. Bakker, you are the second author I’ve chosen to read in english after Erikson. I’ve bought “The Darkness That Come Before” that now I’m reading and I find it brilliant, astonishing, a masterpiece.
I hope I didn’t bore you. I only intended to make you know how I came to read your work.
One last thing: my question for you (or the Forum Administrator will cancel this post of mine!!!).
In late june an italian publishing house, Armenia, has finally released Erikson’s “Gardens Of The Moon”, unfortunately translated quite bad.
Is there a chance that I will see soon your books in italian?
Thank you very much for your kindness in answering your readers’ questions and, above all, thank you for your art.

With sincere and deep admiration. view post


Will be there an italian edition? posted 16 August 2004 in Author Q & AWill be there an italian edition? by Adres, Candidate

Mr. Bakker... I'm really honoured... you have answered me so quickly!
It's incredible to me, you are one of my favourite writers and I can speak with you!!! I'm VERY excited! Thank you for your words about my english... I never thought it was good... thanks again!
I hope italian publishing houses will soon show more interest for writers like you. Fantasy fiction needs books like TDTCB! view post


Will be there an italian edition? posted 17 August 2004 in Author Q & AWill be there an italian edition? by Adres, Candidate

Thanks, Grantaire! view post


The appearance of the Sranc? posted 17 August 2004 in Author Q & AThe appearance of the Sranc? by Adres, Candidate

When I first read of the Sranc, in the TDTCB prologue, I imagined them as dark red demons with long and twisted horns... very similar to the evil lord of "Legend" the '80 fantasy movie with Tom Cruise (anyone remembers it? <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> ).
Then I remained amazed when Anasurimbor meets them in the winter forest, and mr. Bakker (unfortunately) give us only some hints on their appearance, because that demon shapes remained locked to my mind. The most intriguing thing is that they have an animal behaviour and are inhumanly beautiful at the same time: it is a contrast that strikes the reader, I think.
But what does it means that they have a dog chest? They have fur on their chest? They have not a human one but a quadruped breastbone? view post


Olympics... posted 17 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionOlympics... by Adres, Candidate

As italian, and a traditional one <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: -->, I like soccer!!! But I know there are so many beautiful sports at the Olympics! Anyway I'm trusting Italian Soccer Team will return home with a gold medal!!! view post


Reveiw of The Last Kingdom - Bernard Cornwell posted 17 August 2004 in ReviewsReveiw of The Last Kingdom - Bernard Cornwell by Adres, Candidate

Quote: &quot;steve&quot;:33s077o6
I got my hands on the Arthur series, one of the best Arthur tales out their.[/quote:33s077o6]

I agree. I loved Cornwell's Arthur series.
I can't remember what's its title in English: I've read only the Italian translation entitled "La Saga di Excalibur" ("The Saga of Excalibur"... very ordinary title).
Was it "The Enemy of God" perhaps? Anyway, really good books. view post


Olympics... posted 18 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionOlympics... by Adres, Candidate

Quote: &quot;Alric&quot;:3gdg5hgd
Personally, I'm a bit distracted in that sport due to Micheal Owens leaving the Liverpool Reds for Real Madrid. Oh well, such is sports some times.[/quote:3gdg5hgd]

Unfortunately soccer is often stained by money, here in Europe. It's a shame. We are talking of one of the most exciting sports ever. view post


Reveiw of The Last Kingdom - Bernard Cornwell posted 18 August 2004 in ReviewsReveiw of The Last Kingdom - Bernard Cornwell by Adres, Candidate

Quote: &quot;drosdelnoch&quot;:2owjdsxl
The whole series was entitled the Warlord Trilogy, consists of :
The Winter King
The Enemy of God
Excalibur

Hope that helps.
<!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->[/quote:2owjdsxl]

Yes, thank you. Surely it is written in the credits of the italian edition books but I've forgot it and I'm too lazy to go and see! view post


The appearance of the Sranc? posted 18 August 2004 in Author Q &amp; AThe appearance of the Sranc? by Adres, Candidate

Your explanation is clear and extremely logical, Legatus. Thank you. And for your avatar... yes, now I've noticed the resemblance with the Evil Lord in "Legend"!!! view post


What do you listen to? posted 21 August 2004 in Author Q &amp; AWhat do you listen to? by Adres, Candidate

I worship, not simply listen to, Blind Guardian!!! <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->
I love Heavy Metal!!!
I like Virgin Steele, Domine, Manowar, Manilla Road and other dozens of bands!!!
HM RULES!!! view post


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