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made me think of Marloven Hess

This photo of a Turkmen equestrian made me think of Marloven Hess, so I thought I'd share. You can click through to get to the poster's Flickr account.

Turkmen Equestrian

Dyr, detlev etc

So I have recently been on a "Sartorias- deles" reread spree. Started with Trouble, then Sasha and just finished banner (btw - might be my favorite book ever- so complex and so compelling)

I loved the tidbits in trouble and Sasha about the bigger world issues going on. Especially when detlev's boys show up in Sasha. Made me itch to find out what's happened since I last saw them.

Anyway after reading banner I was skimming the athanarel archives looking for more details on the dyr. My question being: Was Emras' dyr the same one that wende finds in "hunt across worlds"? If so how did Birdy know it was tied to Everon? Or was there a story in between that happens with the Dyr (if there is I would love to read it...)

Also was the Dyr a big loss for Detlev since he can read minds anyway?

Anyway as I was trundling through the archives I came across a post from a couple years ago talking about SPOILER ALERT Detlev's son! Sven Eric! I think I must have missed a story because I didn't remember that at all. (i quickly checked sasha but it only said his name not who he was) Also in the post there were a bunch of other characters names that didn't register. What story would this have come from? And where can I get it?

Also just wanted to thank you sherwood for writing such great stories and also for the wiki - love reading little tidbits about s-d there.

Interview and Status

Midway through Darkside--hit the place where the action begins to get heavy.

Did an interview


So I'm pushing on with Darkside of the Sun, and making notes for the massive rewrite of Liere's first romance.

And over at Book View Cafe, where I have to come up with blog topics every two weeks (I've already done over two hundred of them, so it's begun to feel a bit like scraping the inside of my head) I typed up the notes from last year's presentation at Sirens on fan language. Unfortunately,this is just the notes, I can't replicate the truly fun part--the skits people put together.


Dark Side of the Sun

Ripped ten thousand words out of the ms, and it felt so good. That enabled me to put the messy middle into some kind of order so I can tackle it (the first third and last third staying in place, but getting expanded)

This is the last of the ones I have to dovetail in stuff I wrote as a teen--it's the last one before the teens start to grow up.

Weird feeling, coming at the story from this end.


It was mentioned on Goodreads that a lot was cut from The Spy for marketing reasons (such as connections to other stories) and I was wondering if the Book View Cafe version has some of that back in it?

And are there any changes to The Trouble With Kings in the Book View Cafe edition?
Hello, I've been a lurker on these boards for years, but I'm finally coming out of the woodwork!

After talking up Crown Duel to my sister for oh, the last dozen years or so, she finally got her hands on a copy...of the 1997 Wren's World versions of Crown Duel and Court Duel (they are, admittedly, beautiful covers and in hardback!). I was thrilled to hear that she adored them, especially coming to the world "late" as a twenty-something as opposed to the early teenager that I was when I first fell in love with it, and with a lot of hype attached. That said, I recalled at least one crucial difference between the first version and what's now the canonized version, and I wondered if there were others worth noting. I expect that place names might have been changed, and other "trappings" tailored to fit Wren's World rather than S-D, but were there major ones beyond

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The rainy day scene where Flauvic and Meliara have that spark of attraction in his residence, and Meliara chooses not to pursue it?

I know this is mentioned in Beauty, and therefore important for reasons of continuity, but it has importance (I certainly think) in the immediate context as well.

I'm more than willing to "suffer" for a cause and make a catalog myself (darn, reading in addition to my annual romp though Crown Duel? Twist my arm!), but since I don't have access to my sister's copies at the moment, I was hoping the community could fill me in for now!

Vidanric extras

I was thinking of reading Crown Duel again. I haven't read the ebook edition yet. It has those extra Vidanric point of view chapters. How do I read them? Can you tell me with which chapters the Vidanric ones coincide with so I can read it while in the story instead of reading them as extras at the end of the book.

ESCAPE --- Chapter ?
CANDLESTICK --- Chapter ?
THE EVIDENCE --- Chapter ?
THE WAGER --- Chapter ?

Worldbuilders offer:

This year's offer is to personalize one of my books any way you like. More details over at Pat Rothfuss's blog.

This can also mean writing a missing chapter or scene from any book, on a prompt.


Thoughts on Rereading Once a Princess

  So, last Saturday I had some free time and sat down with Once a Princess to reread it. Doing so, I suddenly noticed so much more I had not seen before and wanted to share my thoughts. So here they are, in no particular order - as always, I welcome any comments!
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That's all for now, I think. I had another long part about certain tropes in Sherwood's books and the importance of trust, but I'll save that for later. Again, any feedback is very welcome!

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