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Mantyluoto



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:11 pm    Post subject: If you could....... Reply with quote

James if you could write a novella about the beginings of anyone member of the Raven who would it be and why?

Ps. It was good to actually meet you at Fancon, and all the other reprobates as well Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm... good one. There are many candidates. The Unknown's boyhood years and his flight from his destiny as a Protector would be right up there. Denser and what it means to become a Xetesk mage would also interest me.

That's two for starters but I think The Unknown would win out as it's a story about courage of the young in the face of fear. About determination and about strength of mind, will and body. Plenty of potential there for a good drama, I think.

Good to meet you too. Shame your food took an eon to arrive in the pub that lunchtime...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool so when can we expect it? Wink

As for the food i blame Malop!! all of his gentlemanly flirting with the bar staff put them off so they forgot thraun and i!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would explain why my food turned up on time Smile

But enough of none thread relative discussions.

And I vote for the tales of Will and Thraun, sort of a Thieves World or Ffarad and Grey Mouser stories. I bet Will has a really good back story.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be..... Rolling Eyes

I'd like to see something more of Sirendor (sp!) Larn. out of the Raven that die early/leave his name is the only one that really sticks...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't mind one about Tessaya. Get to know the Wesmen a bit better and he's a pretty cool character to boot.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We all know what I'd want but I'll say it anyway... Selik! Very Happy Be good to see events running up to, and during his initiation into the Blackwings.
Granted he's not a member of the Raven, but he was one of their worst enemies. That has to have an amount of cred to it Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Considering the convos we've had, it'd be cool to see how close we got when guessing bits of his history. Granted we already know more than is obvious in the books! mwahaha! Wink

But yes, Selik would be an interesting one to read.

*looks at everyone pointing and staring* YES HE WOULD!!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes ... I don't know how Sel manages to do it, but everytime we converse ... somewhere in that conversation at least once a day ... Selik comes up. I agree though would be an interesting read.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As if I needed to be made to look more obsessed than I already do Rolling Eyes

Least i'm not the only one who thinks that though.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to see a novella of Hirad and Sirendor, and how they became best friends. And how Ilkar fitted into that as well. Not asking for much, then!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are some good ideas coming through here... real food for thought. Thank you. If any of them see the light of day in any form, fullsome acknowledgements are sure to follow... Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also wouldn't mind seeing something involving the Wreth-Sires. Seemed pretty mysterious from what I read of them in the Raven books and anyone being generally left alone by the rest of the Wesmen must have an interesting story to them... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Id like to see a book , or even a series based on the tai, there is a whole other land there to be exploited, there must be a wealth of stories that could be based there, and the characters! well the skills of the tai and the elves in general..WOW what a story james could weave! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I already have notes on just such a thing, dear General... no concrete book ideas yet but stacks of potential as you so rightly say. Have even discussed it briefly with my editor so certainly not out of the question.

As for the Wrethsires, there is indeed untold stuff about them. We'll see if it ever appears in anything.
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