Janny Wurts publications list

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  1. dekket

    dekket Well-Known Member

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    I will start of with a bit of a statement, but it does eventually turn into a question, so bear with me.

    I enjoy reading. It is one of my favourite past times. However I have a limited budget, so I don't tend to buy as many books as I would like. So I tend to stick to Authors that I know I love. However, for the Authors I do collect, I tend to like to collect their complete works. One of the authors that I do collect is Janny Wurts, both novels, and collections of short stories in which their work is featured.
    Now I believe I am up to date with her series. However, I know I am missing all of the short stories, as well as her stand alone novels.

    Could someone please let me know what Janny Wurts books, and collections containing her work, am I missing?

    This is a List of what I currently have collected to date:

    The Cycle of Fire
    Book 1 Stormwarden
    Book 2 Keeper of the Keys
    Book 3 Shadowfane

    In collaboration with Raymond E Feist, the Empire (or Kelewan) Trilogy
    Book 1 Daughter of the Empire
    Book 2 Servant of the Empire
    Book 3 Mistress of the Empire

    The Wars of Light and Shadows (WoLaS)
    Volume 1 The Curse of the Mistwraith
    Volume 2 The Ships of Merior
    Volume 3 Warhost of Vastmark
    Alliance of Light Book 1: Fugitive Prince
    Alliance of Light Book 2: Grand Conspiracy
    Alliance of Light Book 3: Peril's Gate
    Alliance of Light Book 4: Traitor's Knot
    Alliance of Light Book 5: Stormed Fortress

    and that is all I have. I tend to stick to series as they have a larger scope for plot complexity and character development.

    Now I have heard vague rumours of stort story anthologies featuring stories set in Athera (WoLaS), but don't know what the stories are called, or the titles of the anthologies. Can anyone help me out here?

    Also there are various stand alone novels. Does anyone know if the stand alones novels are as good as her series? What are they about? Are they good, great, bad, rush out and buy new from a bookstore, or wait until I find it going cheap secondhand?

    Peoples likes and dislikes about any of these books would also be appreciated. Something like:

    One of the reasons I like the WoLaS books because the idea of a interplanetry humanity exiled to a single world, where the abide by suffrance under the terms of the Compact intrigues me. Can't wait to see how the conflict between the Drake's binding of the Fellowship of Seven (to ensure the survival of the paravian races) and the Fellowship's Compact with the Paravian races (which grants the survivors of humanity permission to dwell on Athera) is eventually resolved.

    Gotta go,

    Thanks
     
  2. Overread

    Overread Direwolf of the chrons

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    well you have a way to go yet:
    Titles in Print
    a well constructed list of book - detailing both in print and out of print ( one of the best lists I have seen in a while for )
    As for the stand alone novels I have only read To Ride Hell Chasm, but can say that it is definatly well worth the read (and the only book being stocked in the highstreet bookstors - along with traitor knot ( course they only sell book 4 not hte rest!))
     
  3. Clansman

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    Overread posted a really excellent link. Sorcerer's Legacy and The Master of Whitestorm are the other stand-alone novels that Wurts did earlier in her career, and both are really good. It is interesting to look back at her earlier work to see how her skills have developed. As far as short stories, try this link:

    Short Stories

    Both this link and Overread's are from the Janny Wurts website, which is one of the best author websites that I have ever come across. Note that for each short story, the book in which it is published is also listed, so that should help you to track them down.
     
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    One of her latest stand-alone books is To Ride Hell's Chasm. Thoroughly enjoyed it although the hero was reminiscent of Arithon. He also reminded me of Francis Crawford from Dorothy Dunnett's The Lymond Chronicles.
     
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    Grimward Where matter vanishes...

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    It's probably listed in the Paravia link listed by Overread above, but she added a short story last year to the WoLAS saga called Child of Prophecy, published as part of a compilation called "Masters of Fantasy" (Baen is the publisher) and, as with all her stuff, is worth the read.
     
  6. The Procrastinator

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    Why do people apostrophise plural's? Is it capital
    Haven't read all her stand-alone novels, but I have read:
    To Ride Hell's Chasm - if you like WOLAS you will like this.
    Master of Whitestorm - I love this book. The hero is a bit of a proto-Arithon but in a good way. Very good story, well paced, well written, well plotted, well characterised.
     
  7. Clansman

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    Mykkael, the main character in To Ride Hell's Chasm, doesn't really remind me of Arithon very much at all. He is a tough, scarred veteran fighter, not a musician or a bard or a mage or a crown prince. Yes, he is marginalized by the racial and social prejudices of the Sessalians, as Arithon is on Athera by the propaganda of the townborn alliance of light, but even their marginalization is different. The two are hardly similar at all.

    Three other titles to add, Dekket, as forthcoming publications under The Wars of Light and Shadow:

    Sword of the Canon: Initiate's Trial
    Sword of the Canon: Destiny's Conflict

    ARC V (as yet untitled, predicted to be one book)
     
  8. Clansman

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    Arc V title now out:

    SONG OF THE MYSTERIES

    Great name!
     
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    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    I've just stuck this thread so that it will stay at the top of Janny's forum.
     
  10. murphy

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    Okay, we've got the title, now when's the book coming out.;)
     
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    Song of the Mysteries is a brilliant name. Brings to mind all sorts of potential singers.
     
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    Grimward Where matter vanishes...

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    I tell ya, I check Trys' site regularly and it's been deader than a doorknob for the most of the past week. I miss 1 lousy day, and she names the Arc!:confused:

    I do like the name, though.....


    Thanks Teresa; I'd been meaning to inquire about doing that! 'Tis true what they say; naught but naught escapes the watchful eyes of the moderators in this place! ;)
     
  13. The Procrastinator

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    Song of the Mysteries...I like it. :) But yes, when is the book coming out!
     
  14. Clansman

    Clansman Lochaber Axeman, QC

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    Great minds think alike, Grim! I even thought to do a new post to gather all of the above together in one place.

    Thanks Theresa, for anticipating the request.
     
  15. Clansman

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    When? Well, she's in the middle of writing the pen-penultimate book right now, namely Initiate's Trial. My personal guess, for what that's worth, is that IT will be out by early 2010, maybe earlier. She goes about two years between major publications, so Destiny's Conflict should be out in 2012, and Song of the Mysteries by 2014. Also likely we'll get some short stories in there.
     
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    what a shame she never continued wthe Mistress of Empire series with Feist, they were all great books!
     
  17. Clansman

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    The thing is, the series really was over. They were great books, but she went from Mistress to Servant to Mother of the Empire. Also, that is Ray Feist's world. What happens there is up to him. These were, however, the best books of his that I read, and that is saying something.

    Move on to Janny Wurts' other stuff, and you'll be even more blown away. It was the characterization in the Empire series that made it such compelling reading. Mara of the Acoma was a living, breathing person, springing off the page. So are all of her other characters, whether you like them or not. Casspar, try reading To Ride Hell's Chasm, and you'll see what I mean. It's a one-shot novel, and its a great read.

    SPOILER BELOW!















    I understand that Ray Feist has, in addition to tearing Midkemia apart, blown up Kelewan, so another book set there, unless it is a prequel, is out of the question without a great big fat deus et machina.
     
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    Stormwarden and Keeper of the Keys, the first two books of the Cycle of Fire series, have recently been released as audio books on Audible in the US and the UK, and also on I-tunes. Here are the links:

    Stormwarden: Book 1 of the Cycle of Fire (Unabridged) - Download Audio Books - Audible.co.uk

    Keeper of the Keys: Book 2 of the Cycle of Fire (Unabridged) - Download Audio Books - Audible.co.uk

    Bulletins: North American Re-release


    Shadowfane will be released very shortly. David Thorpe is doing the narration, and he sounds absolutely brilliant. His voice is perfect for this kind of story, and he does the different characters in a way that you would expect from beside the fire at the Prancing Pony in Bree.

    These will be my first audio books.
     
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    Does anyone know what was the title of the short story of Janny's that concerns the Biedar? And what anthology is can be found in?
     
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