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Is the No-God a Nonman? posted 13 Jun 2004, 10:06 by Scytale, Commoner

Hi, Great book! The socio-political climate reminded me a lot of Dune, and for once someone has actually thought of the consequences of the power of magic, and built in a system of checks to make sure the world isn't totally dominated by its practitioners. Without Chorae every battle would end like the Scylvendi defeat and there would be no need for soldiers! Anyway, on to my question. Was/is Mog Pharau a Nonman, or is he/she/it something more or less? Also, I just mentioned this on the tale end of someone elses thread, but is the UK edition of the book missing any appendices? Cheers, Scytale view post

posted 14 Jun 2004, 16:06 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Welcome to the board, Scytale! Regarding the appendices, S&S was afraid the 'Languages of Earwa' appendix might scare away browsers, so unfortunately it didn't make it into the UK version of TDTCB. It will, however, appear in the appendices to TTT. Regarding the No-God, I think I should let the story fill in that particular piece of information, as the Consult comes to loom large in the books to follow. I've been working on the world for almost twenty years, and I'm afraid its made me as coy as a mormon stripper when it comes to revealing things. view post

posted 14 Jun 2004, 17:06 by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I LIKE that analogy! Did you mean TTT or TWP in your post above? view post

Languages of Earwa posted 14 Jun 2004, 20:06 by Scytale, Commoner

Fair enough. I suppose you would have said in the book if you'd wanted us to know! Always worth a try though! ;) As for the 'Languages of Earwa' appendix, how long is it? I've just pre-ordered The Warrior-Prophet from (I couldn't be bothered to wait until November for the UK version - i'm already waiting for A Feast For Crows and The Bonehunters - I mean damn, Steven Erickson has had 3 months to get the next Malazan book out, what's the hold up?) so now my covers will be out of sync! :( Anyway, if the Appendix is a few pages long, I might be convinced to add a copy of the Canadian TDtcB to my order to maintain 'book shelf consistency' (a rubbish excure, but i'm really good at listening to 'The Darkness that Comes Before' and convincing myself to buy stuff). I've just noticed that ETA has gone back to 8-10 days on now... it was showing 2-3. days. Damn! Oh, one more thing - will all of your books (including further series' set in the same world) occur within the same locale (i.e. Three Seas, Ancient North) or will you have events occuring on other continents like Erickson and Martin? Also, what kind of time scale is TTT looking like? Can I buy a copy of your old version? ;) I really hate waiting for stuff! :( view post

posted 14 Jun 2004, 20:06 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Jack: I sketch progressively more and more detail regarding the Consult through both TWP and TTT, particularly through Achamian's Dreams. Scytale: the 'Languages' appendix is about five or six pages long... Given what I've been told about the shipping rates, I'm not sure it warrants it. With a couple of exceptions, all of the books will take place within Earwa, though pretty much every damn corner comes into play at some point. It took me over half my life to just do the subcontinent - at that rate we'd all either be dead or retired by time I finished the setting for another part of the planet! I've stopped working on TTT because of all this PR stuff I've been doing, but things were clipping along at a breakneck pace up to last week. If all goes well, I should have the final draft finished in plenty of time for its scheduled April 2005 release - which is, incidentally, the same time that S&S plans on releasing it in the UK. Which means I'll have TWO editors breathing down my neck... view post

posted 14 Jun 2004, 23:06 by Scytale, Commoner

One more thing... is the Warrior-Prophet being released in Hardback? The entry on is ambiguous, and only lists a paperback. view post

posted 15 Jun 2004, 01:06 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

They're being released in tradepaperback in the UK and Canada, and in hardcover in the US, though I don't think TWP is coming out until January 2005 in the US. view post


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