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Two Questions [message #112945] Mon, 16 September 2013 13:56 Go to next message
corwin is currently offline  corwin
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Date: Wed, 9-Jan-85 12:50:23 EST
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In browsing the local bookstores yesterday, I came across a trade book by
Diane Duane called _The Door into Shadow_.  The back says this is the second
book in the _Tales of the Five_ which appears to be a five book set.  Anyway, 
it seems that the book(s) have everything:  royal magic, Reaver Armies, Shadow,
exiled princes, elementals, a warrior Queen, a Great Sword, dragons, the Old Man
from Scene 23... you get the idea.  Question:  Has anyone read Book One of this
set?  How is it?  Anyone else seen this stuff?

Second, Where is the _Iron Tower Trilogy_ by Dennis McKiernan?  I've been       looking for months and no dice.  Is it out in mass-market paperback or trade?


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Re: Two Questions [message #112970 is a reply to message #112945] Mon, 16 September 2013 13:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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> In browsing the local bookstores yesterday, I came across a trade book by
> Diane Duane called _The Door into Shadow_.  The back says this is the second
> book in the _Tales of the Five_ which appears to be a five book set.
> Question:  Has anyone read Book One of this set?  How is it?  Anyone else seen this stuff?

	I have, and I think it is excellent. I would recomend it to anyone
who likes well crafted fantasy. The original dell paperback is VERY hard to
find, but Blue Jay has just reprinted it in a trade paperback size.

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> Second, Where is the _Iron Tower Trilogy_ by Dennis McKiernan?  I've been       looking for months and no dice.  Is it out in mass-market paperback or trade?

	It is only out in hardback (doubleday).


			Joe Kalash
			kalash@berkeley
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Re: Two Questions [message #112993 is a reply to message #112945] Mon, 16 September 2013 13:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In article <1168@ut-ngp.UUCP> corwin@ut-ngp.UUCP (Corwin, Lord of Amber) writes:
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>In browsing the local bookstores yesterday, I came across a trade book by
>Diane Duane called _The Door into Shadow_.  The back says this is the second
>book in the _Tales of the Five_ which appears to be a five book set.  Anyway, 
>it seems that the book(s) have everything:  royal magic, Reaver Armies, Shadow,
>exiled princes, elementals, a warrior Queen, a Great Sword, dragons, the Old Man
>from Scene 23... you get the idea.  Question:  Has anyone read Book One of this
>set?  How is it?  Anyone else seen this stuff?

The first book is called "The Door into Fire" and came out at least
four years ago.  I thought that it was quite good, particularly for a
first novel.  The world that she describes has one of the more
interesting moral/social structures that I've heard of.  I think the
"Tales of the Five" doesn't mean that there are five books, but that
there are five major characters (although I can only think of four at
the moment).

Mike Shaddock
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Re: Two Questions [message #113013 is a reply to message #112945] Mon, 16 September 2013 13:57 Go to previous message
mcdaniel is currently offline  mcdaniel
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Date: Mon, 14-Jan-85 01:43:00 EST
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I've read _The Door Into {Fire,Shadow}_, and I recommend them highly.
Truly excellent and unique (and unique is hard to get in fantasy nowadays!)
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