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October 9th, 2012, 05:59 PM #16
ive been looking for some new stuff again. you sold a few more copies with this thread mr. sullivan.
October 10th, 2012, 03:29 AM #17
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October 10th, 2012, 03:01 PM #19
Thanks for the information Michael. It is so nice to see your books getting the attention that they deserve. Congratulations and thank you for hours of great reading.
October 10th, 2012, 04:19 PM #20
Wait, wait, is Crown a prequel series or sequel?
I've read Thief of Swords which is, I think, the first two? short novels/novellas of the first series (they're interconnected). They're quite good, I feel. They are not "traditional" fantasy, as opposed to "non-traditional" fantasy because, as I've explained to Mike, the dark stuff has also been a long time regular fantasy "tradition" and Mike's line of "tradition" is still very current and common. (I still owe him a list.) And it's also dark. There's violence and black humor, and genocide and other fun stuff. People who like Abercrombie or Erikson are not going to find Sullivan's stuff strange at all. But if you are looking at antecedents, then yes, Fritz Lieber is obviously it, along with Zelazny, C.J. Cherryh, Peter David, Trudi Canavan, more recently Jon Sprunk, Chris Wooding, Felix Gilman, Scott Lynch, Douglas Hulick, Patrick Rothfuss, etc.
There used to be a saying: "Han Solo with a sword stories" (which is funny since Han Solo is based on Robin Hood and other rogues with swords.) Sullivan's series could definitely fit that. The dialogue is very good. The first scene, which was apparently added for the publisher edition, got me to buy. And what's nice is that he doesn't just stick everything into his two leads (who bicker lovingly like fishwives,) but that he has a lot of really good side characters and other majors. The second part of Thief has a whole village of characters and it might have been kind of cloying, but Mike avoids that for me and pulls off a combo that is poignant, darkly comic and sometimes scary intense. He knows how to work a scene and his military stuff is pretty good. And he comes up with really odd, interesting situations. I'm thinking particularly of a set of stairs (those who have read it will know what I'm talking about.) Quite often, you have thief characters who don't really show off any fancy thieving skills -- that's not an issue in this series.
October 10th, 2012, 04:27 PM #21
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October 31st, 2012, 05:52 AM #23
Found out the release date of the second in this series, The Rose and the Thorn will be in Sep 2013. Originally I thought it would come out in January 2014 but Orbit is going to do it's "one a month" release thing.
November 7th, 2012, 07:26 AM #24
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November 9th, 2012, 07:36 PM #26
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December 10th, 2012, 04:47 PM #27
December 10th, 2012, 04:49 PM #28
The Viscount and the Witch....I may one day do a compilation of shorts and print it. I would need a few more shorts first though. If you want a copy of a .pdf that you can print and read - send me an email at michael (dot) sullivan (dot) dc (at) gmail (dot) com.
December 11th, 2012, 03:36 AM #29
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Sigh - regional issues again for the Kindle version. Not available in Hong Kong (Asia Pacific) where I live.
December 11th, 2012, 05:52 AM #30
1. It's just because it is a preorder
2. You're looking at the US version and not the UK version (which is who has the rights for the overseas markets).
Do me a favor....Can you tell me if either of these two links work for you?
International verison of Theft of Swords on Amazon UK
International verison of The Crown Tower on Amazon UK