Jaine Fenn

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  1. FitzChivalry

    FitzChivalry A servant of Lord Arioch

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    Jaine Fenn seems to be a new author, she wrote Principles of Angels and the sequel Consorts of Heaven will be released this year.
    Anyone read her book? any opinions? is it a series of standalones or a series with one big story?
     
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    FitzChivalry A servant of Lord Arioch

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    Hmm... i just noticed i posted it in the wrong forum... i think, although it seems to be a mix of fantasy and sf, maybe it should be in the SF forum.
     
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    Nope, although I should as I've met her and she seemed quite a nice person. She describes her books as 'soft sci-fi', so they might get more of a reception in the SF section ;)
     
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    Yes, big time fan here :)

    As opposed to the Strange Horizon reviewers who likened her first novel with the "low grade sf peddled by the likes of Neal Asher"

    That would be high praise for me anyway even if not intended so (big time Neal Asher fan too, though I have to say that Ms. Fenn's writing is different imho), though I read Principles of Angels before reading that SH review.

    The books are sf, though Consorts is for 3/4 fantasy-like but we know there is a connection with her Sidhe universe.

    Book 3 Guardians of Paradise ties the setup of this series (highly awaited 2010 novel) and with luck we will have three more Sidhe books after...
     
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    So wait, is it a series of standalones or one big story?
     
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    Not exactly sure, but sounds like one big story. See this from Liviu's review of Consorts'=
    "Consorts of Heaven" stands at about 320 pages and is narrated from the POV of Kerin, Sais and later Einon. The ending is excellent tying all the threads of the novel and connecting it clearly with "Principles of Angels" and its characters, while the next installment "Guardians of Paradise" should be another superb one."
     
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    [necrothread] It's a loosely-connected sequence called The Hidden Empire. The books share a setting and some characters, but each book is designed to standa lone.

    Book 1: Principles of Angels

     
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    Book 2: Consorts of Heaven

     
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    Book 3: Guardians of Paradise

     
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    For those of you living in or near the UK and wanting to meet her, she is the Guest of Honour of Novacon 42, taking place during the second week-end of November in Nottingham. Details Here.
     
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    Book 4: Bringer of Light

     
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    Book 5: Queen of Nowhere