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posted 18 Mar 2004, 17:03 by Arakasi, Commoner

I just have a couple questions on the books here. I enjoyed the first one a lot and will likely do a reread before the second book comes in. Anyways to my questions. 1. I read that you're going to do three triologies set in the same world. But at the same time you're going to have each wrap up. Does this mean mostly wrap up, because if you do a complete wrap up like most authors do, wouldn't it be hard to start again in the same world in only 20 years? 2. Are you going to explore more of the world? Or is the continent we see on the map the only one. Or will you go over the seas so to speak. view post

posted 19 Mar 2004, 16:03 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Hi Akrasi. The stories are nested within a greater narrative. What I mean is that each trilogy (as opposed to each book within the trilogy) will have a complete story to tell. At the same time, each trilogy will also tell part of a much, much larger story. Though most everything happens within Earwa, so things do spill in from the outside. I actually think 'global world-building' is something of a mistake in creating fantasy worlds. One of the primary features of ancient understandings of the world, I think, is the incompleteness of that understanding. This is one of the things Tolkien does so well - even in the name 'Middle-earth': he conjures the sense of civilization encircled by mystery and darkness. view post


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