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Old Feb 8 2005, 05:39 PM   #1
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I've just pick up a book by Elizabeth A Lynn called 'Dragons Treasure' very cheap, but it's a sequel to 'Dragons Winter' and I was hoping that if anybody has read anything by her and is she any good, before I go out and buy the first one at full price, got to look after the pennies! so any comments would be very welcome
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I read something by her, can't remember what its called. It was pretty good, but not good enough that I ripped the sequel off the shelf and started reading it. In fact, its been 2 years and I still haven't read it. So, I really don't know much of anything
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I love Elizabeth A Lynn's Chronicles of Tornor series. I have Watchtower and The Dancers of Arun, and when I visited Hans two years ago I read his copy of The Northern Girl. These books are more or less independent stories set in the same world, a medieval-tech world dark with war and bright with dance.

The books, especially Arun, may not be for everyone, though. It features two brothers raised apart who after various events, and through witch-gifts they both have (like Talent) meet up again, and fall in love. However, it's written in such a way that the homosexual relationship between them reads as something very beautiful rather than perverted.
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Thanks for the comments. I think I will keep my eye out for the first book and I'll let you know what it's like,
Ghyle Thanks for the titles of her series and stand alone books, I will look out for those as well, sounds very interesting, I like books with a mixture of fantasy with technology included as a part of every day life
just because there are elements of magic/fantasy it doesn't mean the have to be set in a rural/simple life type world. I really enjoyed the 'Darkover' books for that
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You know, reading the second book, or coming into the middle of a series isn't that bad. I did that with Sharon Green's "The Blending" series, reading book three before getting one and two. (And four and five.) Come to think of it, I began Zelazny's Amber series with "Sign of the Unicorn". 'Course I was young then, and picked it up because it had 'unicorn' in the title. Best mistake I ever made...

As a matter of fact (back to the topic), I believe that if a writer is good, you can begin reading anywhere in the series and understand what's going on.

(Unlike Jannie Wurtz' "Mistwraith" series - I accidentally started on the second book, and couldn't get past chapter one. Then, when I picked up "Curse of the Mistwraith", I found that the series just wasn't for me.)

So read the second one first. This way you'll know if you like it or not.
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Shalyn, it's very strange but I just could'nt get into the 'Mistwraith' series either and yet I've enjoyed a few of her other books but she still isn't an author that I'd look for!

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