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Issue 6; April 23, 2000
http://www.dragonlibrary.com

Dragon's Library News

Content

Welcome
New Stories
The European WoT get-together
Book Recommendation
Feed the Dragon ...

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Welcome

  I am back from the European Wheel of Time Weekend in the Netherland.
  In the last issue I asked you if I should include guest articles in this newsletter or not. Sadly, nobody seemed to have an opinion about that. Or do you have one?

Please mail me!

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New Stories

"The Balance" by Selinthia Avenchesca & Valerie Vancollie
A Star Wars story:

"...
  Leia hesitates before she slowly reaches out with a tendril of the Light Side and enters my mind, exactly the way I taught her to do all those years ago. Studying her mind as she studies mine, I see her thoughts for, although she has her mental shields up, her shields are only strong enough to block out someone using only the Light Side or only the Dark Side.
..."

WoT Alternate Reality:
"Cats!" by various authors is updated

Read them!

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The European WoT get-together

  A while ago the idea was born to create an opportunity for european Wheel of Time fans to meet each other. Asha Sedai and Dana'yar took the organization in their capable hands and finally we met us in the Netherland from Friday, 14. April to Monday, 17. April 2000.

  A dozen people, namely Danan'yar, Asha Sedai, Ulrica, Louis, Danera Sedai, Lars, Ulrike, The Tainted One, Beldin, Tel Janin, Yorrick, Mute and for a few hours at Amsterdam Ainvar & Tsojner Grimer, gathered for a weekend that was "overall, just good clear fun" (Ulrica's words).

Certainly Asha will post a more detailed and funnier description of what happened on her web site Cyberia in the next days.
  The first photos are already online. Take a look! EWoT-Gallery

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Book Recommendations

The Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop

".. is like black coffee--strong, dark, and hard on delicate stomachs." (amazon.com review)

"Daughter of the Blood" (Book 1)
"Heir to the Shadow" (Book 2)
"Queen of the Darkness" (Book 3)

  This description sums it up - if it were a fanfic I would rate it NC-17. Certainly I didn't expect this as I picked the three books from the shelf. Be warned, there is a lot of violence and horror and twisted eroticism. Mature readers only!

  Else, however, you get an interesting story with flair.
  Jaenelle, the daughter of the Blood, is the long prophecied Witch who will bring renewal to the power of the Blood. Naturally she is feared by the currently ruling queens, though she finds strong protectors in Saetan, High Lord of Hell, and his sons Daemon and Lucivar.
  The first book is the heaviest on the hard stuff. The second book I liked the best. It is sometimes downright funny how Saetan tries to cope with his adolescent adopted daughter and her gang of chaotic witches and magicians who are partly two-, partly four-legged. The third book concludes the great story arc, though a few subplots stay open. Maybe for another book? Who knows.
  If you are unsure if the Black Jewels Trilogy is something for you, I would suggest that you try the second book "Heir to the Shadow" first.

Queen of the Darkness excerpt
An Interview with Anne Bishop
Anne Bishop's Website

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Book News

Hugo Nominees Announced

Following books are on the Best Novel list of this Science Fiction Achievement Award:

"A Civil Campaign" by Lois McMaster Bujold, "Cryptonomicon" by Neal Stephenson, "Darwin's Radio" by Greg Bear, "A Deepness in the Sky" by Vernor Vinge and "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" by J.K. Rowling.

Click here for a full list of all nominees!

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Feed the Dragon ...

... visit again!
... recommend Dragon's Library to a friend!
... give him feedback!
... order your books via Dragon's Library!

This list is a two-way street... so, let's talk. Tell me what you think about this issue.

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Ulrike Großmann

Ulrike@dragonlibrary.com maintains
Dragon's Library - the Science Fiction & Fantasy FanFiction Archive
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