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Re: Brew's Re-read! (It can be yours, too.) Not for first-time readers!
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2011, 06:53:36 am »
We want news!
We want news!
We want news!

Ok, I will stop acting like a little kid........

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    Re: Brew's Re-read! (It can be yours, too.) Not for first-time readers!
    « Reply #26 on: May 27, 2011, 10:45:18 am »
    Why, Geoff? I've been acting like a little kid for three days now! I think you're adorable.
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    « Reply #27 on: July 19, 2011, 05:26:48 am »
    I can't believe it took me three months to find the time to finish ElfHunter, but last night I turned the last page.  I HATE it when life gets in the way of a good book!

    I didn't remember the ending at all...well, the final ending anyway.  I remembered the big fight, I remembered Gorgon's eventual loss of dexterity ( ;D)  and I remember them not finding him, but I didn't remember Gaelen's situation at the end of the book.  Must be why I jumped straight into Fire Heart last time.  The perfect cliff-hanger. 

    Thank you, Archer, for the content.  Even reading it a second time there were passages where I laughed, where I cried and where I couldn't put the book down.  It's an amazing book.

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    Re: Brew's Re-read! (It can be yours, too.) Not for first-time readers!
    « Reply #28 on: July 19, 2011, 10:47:37 am »
    You have made me happy today, Brew.
    A suggestion has been made that I re-write the trilogy with a more linear plot, fewer characters, single POV...you know, like a modern fantasy. I think I'll just keep it pretty much as is, thanks.

    Do you have an ARC of Outcaste yet? I'm having a few printed up.  ;)
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    Re: Brew's Re-read! (It can be yours, too.) Not for first-time readers!
    « Reply #29 on: July 19, 2011, 10:54:28 am »
    I don't like that suggestion.
    The books work great the way they are.
    Don't change a thing.

    Just my opinion, you see.

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    « Reply #30 on: July 19, 2011, 11:09:37 am »
    OK, Geoff. I didn't like the idea, either.
    I wrote the books the way I did because that's how I wanted to tell the story. There are readers who love them for what they are.

    I have noticed my own style evolving and streamlining over the several years this has taken, Outcaste being the latest example, but the basic method is still there. I still prefer a non-linear plot, and I still enjoy POV-switching.

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    « Reply #31 on: July 19, 2011, 12:59:27 pm »
    You can't change something for the better when it's already the best.  Writing a totally different story that's more linear would be a possibility, but I think what many of your readers like "is" your style (myself included). 

    I've been through the trilogy and have also loved the Outcaste ARC.  I haven't read the story that follows Outcaste though, in case you're looking for editing help or have an AARC.   ;D

    Thanx again!

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    « Reply #32 on: July 19, 2011, 01:33:14 pm »
    I'll offer up a humble opinion here as well -- don't touch a thing -- them thar books be fantastically good just as they are -- about the ONLY improvement I would even think to offer up would be for you to offer up MORE of them  ;)
     
    One of these days I'll take a shot at rereading them all --- perhaps this winter when I can just curl up in front of the fire with a good book and a nice glass of the grape and immerse myself!

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    « Reply #33 on: January 19, 2012, 08:39:55 am »
    Ok, time to move forward! I just finished a long end of a series (Earth Children Series) and a quickie romance (pun intended  ;))...time to read something I know I like again. 

    Fire-Heart is on-deck...any takers to join me?  I plan to re-read the last bit of Elfhunter and then start Fire-Heart next week.

    More soon and I CAN'T WAIT!!!  Load up your copy and re-enjoy it with me!  ;D

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    « Reply #34 on: January 19, 2012, 02:39:49 pm »
    I'm right here with ya, Brew!  :D

    Anyone else want to join us?
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    « Reply #35 on: January 23, 2012, 08:06:18 pm »
    I fired it up tonight and started a new thread in the Fire-Heart section of the forum since it already existed for "read with the author".

    Here's the link if you are up for joining:  https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,100674.new.html#new

    There is also a link there (http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewarticle.asp?AuthorID=31977&id=42224) to a review/interview Archer did on Fire-Heart I found useful to jog my memory a bit before starting.  Hope to see you all there!   ;D
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    « Reply #36 on: March 04, 2012, 06:54:46 pm »
    I started re-reading last night:) so good to be back again!! I find myself actually enjoying it even more than last time! The timing were perfect now, exactly what I needed on a tough day:)
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    « Reply #37 on: March 05, 2012, 04:47:03 am »
    There's something I have been wondering. The story of Orogond tells that his parents tried to escape the plague right? And Orogond was an infant then. Another place I read that the plague ended fifty years before, which would mean that Orogond can count at least fifty years at the time of Elfhunter, yet it says he is in the prime of his young manhood. While fifty is not Old today, can it be called young manhood? Or is the years different in Alterra and maybe men lived longer?

    I find myself wishing to be in Alterra as I read, I see the trees and almost taste the food ^^
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    « Reply #38 on: March 05, 2012, 05:18:43 pm »
    There's nothing like a re-read, right Winter?  Glad to have you along!   ;D

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    « Reply #39 on: March 05, 2012, 06:31:56 pm »
    There's something I have been wondering. The story of Orogond tells that his parents tried to escape the plague right? And Orogond was an infant then. Another place I read that the plague ended fifty years before, which would mean that Orogond can count at least fifty years at the time of Elfhunter, yet it says he is in the prime of his young manhood. While fifty is not Old today, can it be called young manhood? Or is the years different in Alterra and maybe men lived longer?

    I find myself wishing to be in Alterra as I read, I see the trees and almost taste the food ^^

    Ah, Winter...men live a long time in Alterra. 150 years is not uncommon. Rogond is therefore about a third of the way through his life-span, which in a world where people live to be...say, eighty years old, is about 27. That's prime age in our world. Fifty in our world is over half the typical lifespan. Rogond's just gettin' warmed up! :-) (And he can warm up MY tent any time he wants to! I love the new illustrations of him.)

    I'm going to Alterra next weekend! Gonna spend the whole three days there. Maybe I'll see you guys there.  :D
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    « Reply #40 on: March 06, 2012, 01:06:52 am »
    Then it's much clearer!
    Totally agree, loving every second!
    They are on their way to the mountains now:)

    Which new illustrations? Where do you have them??


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    « Reply #41 on: March 06, 2012, 02:31:46 am »
    The artist who is illustrating the re-release has drawn a couple of him. I'm sure there'll be more.  ;)
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    « Reply #42 on: March 06, 2012, 05:51:46 am »
    You are pleased with them? :)

    What about the book you have illustrated? Did you get my message?:)

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    « Reply #43 on: March 06, 2012, 01:38:17 pm »
    Oh my!
    The fate of Galador tugs at my heart right now. It is a rather emotional day in itself and I can feel his pain since it seems I share a fate similar yet not. It's like I feel eveything he does. In a good way though.

    I have had a week of "save the world, be a superwoman-days" and today I kind of crashed a little bit. I tend to do this, not quite able to balance my energy and will to help friends. So today I have decided that at least tomorrow I will spend the day with my beautiful Naminé and I intend to spend lots of time in Alterra...:)


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    « Reply #44 on: March 06, 2012, 04:59:24 pm »
    You are pleased with them? :)

    What about the book you have illustrated? Did you get my message?:)

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    « Reply #45 on: March 06, 2012, 05:01:40 pm »
    Oh my!
    The fate of Galador tugs at my heart right now. It is a rather emotional day in itself and I can feel his pain since it seems I share a fate similar yet not. It's like I feel eveything he does. In a good way though.

    I have had a week of "save the world, be a superwoman-days" and today I kind of crashed a little bit. I tend to do this, not quite able to balance my energy and will to help friends. So today I have decided that at least tomorrow I will spend the day with my beautiful Namin and I intend to spend lots of time in Alterra...:)


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    Even Superwomen need a break and a rest, my friend! Namine will appreciate a warm lap and a cuddle, I know! And then you two can stray into the fantasy realms for a much-needed diversion!  :D :D
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    « Reply #46 on: March 07, 2012, 01:43:14 am »
    The cover grabs me;) Thumb? Poor guy. I will see.

    Yes, relaxing day!


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    « Reply #47 on: March 07, 2012, 06:52:01 am »
    Sitting beside the fire and just gotten through the struggle for Nelwyn's life...

    They have arrived at Mountain Home and Orogond are ready to renew a friendship which I am looking very much forward to!
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    « Reply #48 on: March 07, 2012, 04:03:12 pm »
    Well, I'm hoping the new cover is better than the author's blurry thumb!

    Meanwhile, Hopefully our friend Fima has made his appearance. (In case you didn't realize it, I dearly love that character.)
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    « Reply #49 on: March 08, 2012, 01:08:19 am »
    Hi has! Yes I love him too! Orogond has danced with Gaelen and I have to smile at Fima and his plans ^^


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