Pretty good series, though: YA, called The Books of Pellinor, the first three books being THE GIFT, THE RIDDLE and THE CROW, and *hey*. Ok, they advertise themselves as a trilogy, so I feel less foolish now. (And, hrm, amazon.com suggests it's a quartet. Well, whatever it is, it's more than 3 books!) Anyway, they're your fairly typical Young Hero Discovers Unexpected Gift And World-Saving Destiny To Go With It kinds of stories, but the world is very well realized and the characters are engaging enough for me to be willing to read a very familiar story again. My only bitch is that the author does not appear to be putting on a persona herself, but is referring to the stories as translations of the ancient texts of Pellinor without making any pretense that this is old-earth history, or that she is someone from Pellinor, and I don't care for that. This is probably not the kind of thing that would bother most people. :)
And I wrote a couple hundred words, too, for the first time in forever. Yaaaay! I should go write more, although I probably won't, if you want to know so much. I have this irrational desire to get to 200 pages on the manuscript before I go back and slaughter it. I don't know why, because it'll probably end up being about 140 pages when I'm done, but still, I want to. :)
Blue Kit needs food badly!
Oh, but before I go find food, at least right now, COYOTE DREAMS is #5 on Amazon.co.uk's contemporary fantasy list of hot pre-releases. And Jim's WHITE KNIGHT is #1. :)
miles to Dunharrow: 156
ytd wordcount: 44,600