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Jody Lynn Nye Author of the Dragonlover's Guide to Pern, co-author in the Planet Pirate , Doona, and Brainship series, and last but not least sci-fi/fantasy author in her own right (or is that write?) with over a dozen books published.

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Old Jun 5 2007, 02:37 PM   #1
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Hi, folks,

I am proud to announce that in a few days TOR Books will be bringing out my new fantasy novel, AN UNEXPECTED APPRENTICE. It's the first half of an epic journey taken by a smallfolk girl named Tildi Summerbee to help retrieve a book that can control all of reality from the thief who stole it. The beautiful cover by Michael Kaluta is on my website (www.jodynye.com -- other URL is still in use, but I have this one now, too), along with a synopsis and excerpt.

Anne has read it, enjoyed it, and gave me a wonderful quote for the cover. I hope you will enjoy it, too.

All best wishes,
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Old Jun 5 2007, 07:22 PM   #2
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Thanks for the head's up!
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Congrats on having a new one published., and that is lovely cover art indeed. I will be on the lookout for it!
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Old Jun 6 2007, 02:32 AM   #4
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That' s great news! Congratulations
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Old Jun 9 2007, 06:21 PM   #5
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I hope I can get it before Dragoncon. CONGRATS on the book.
I love the cover.
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Yes, it is a beautiful cover. Will put it on the "to read" list.
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Yay for new books!
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Jody Great work on Dragonlover's Guide to Pern. Piraite Planet and the Brainship too. Sorry about the Spelling but my eye and finger are tired.
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I just finished reading An Unexpected Apprentice this morning and I absolutely loved it!

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Love that cover!
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I had completely forgotten about this until I saw the book at Hastings and snatched it - what a great surprise! A great read, too, although it was a shock to find that the second half of the story is yet to be published!

The last third or so of the book - as the quest is beginning to get more desperate - felt a little like some of Patricia Wrede's "Lyra" books. (This should be taken as a compliment, as Wrede is one of my other all-time-favorite-authors!)
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