I have been happily lurking here for 5 years (with the odd contribution) & now I am starting a thread. But I have to say I am perturbed by what Deb has told us about the new book.
I started with Lions, was sufficiently impressed to search out Fionovar (& in Australia that was no mean feat) and then found Tigana & Arbonne & was hooked. Sarantium followed & I was still convinced that GGK was writing the best fantasy currently available (albeit a little bit slowly).
But in 2004 I went to Europe & found a copy of LLOTS (before it was available back home) & was unimpressed. To be blunt, it wasn't worth the wait to get my hands on it.
And now, we are told we have a new book where the setting is today. I am sorry but I regard (ed) GGK as the finest living writer of fantasy. What I can't understand isa why he is moving away from the genre that has made his rep!
Considering the thread that discussed what the subject of the new work would be, I have to think that I am not the only person thinking "what the f*** is going on!!"
Sorry, Deb. Your site is great & the denizens are unique but I feel that I have been mislead regarding the central figure. He is a suberb author - I just wish he would decide in which genre he wishes to write. I suspect he will write both quicker & better when he makes up his mind