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Gates
« on: February 10, 2016, 08:09:46 PM »
Where did there come from? are we in a different world or the same world? How many gates are there?

Was Janny influenced by  C.J. Cherryh  I'm thinking of the Gate of Ivrel
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2016, 10:17:26 PM »
Dunno how many world yet but we started on a 'Splinter World' known as Dascen Elur made up of lots of islands and via the desert (probably a separate world) we have reached Athera, the main world where the Fellowship and (formerly) the Paravians are based.

Not read any Cherryh...
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2016, 04:40:29 PM »
Cherryh = grand reading.
Gate of Ivrel = if you like grim dark, this is 70s grim dark. Or at least, that's what my memory says. Maybe not in terms of bloodiness but in terms of mood.
Think Elric and Stormbringer redone as tough-as-nails woman warrior.
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2016, 09:49:54 AM »
I've wanted to read her Foreigner series for a long time. She seems to be more of a science fiction writer.
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2016, 10:37:55 AM »
I've wanted to read her Foreigner series for a long time. She seems to be more of a science fiction writer.

Yes, and Gate of Ivrel is science fiction by definition. But it reads like Swords & Sorcery, and earned her membership in the informal S&S writer's society that met and drank at conventions and included Moorcock, Fritz Leiber and more.
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2016, 12:39:24 PM »
@Jmack would you recommend Cherryh to @Yora as he likes S&S
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Re: Gates
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2016, 08:10:02 PM »
Dunno how many world yet but we started on a 'Splinter World' known as Dascen Elur made up of lots of islands and via the desert (probably a separate world) we have reached Athera, the main world where the Fellowship and (formerly) the Paravians are based.
I guess I'm a bit late by now, but there is a glossary in the end of the book where you can look things like this up. ;)
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