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Old Nov 24 2008, 05:16 PM   #1
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Someone recently mentioned Coelura and I decided to read it again.

While reading something kept tugging at my mind, and I realized that the scene where Caissa is rescuing Murell in her speedster and following romantic involvement resembles the scene where Kris Bjornsen rescues Zainal in her flitter.

Well, the Coelura is from 1983 and Freedoms Landing is from 1995 so far as I can see in my copies, so Anne has taken a strong working scene and reused it in another connection.

I seem to remember someone mentioning that the Kris and Zainal story was first published as a short story with a different ending (and thus the same as in Coelura) but that in Freedoms Landing it was changed to prolong the suspence and make the plot work better? Do I remember wrong?

If I remember right, where is the Kris and Zainal short story printed, and is it still available for purchase? Please point me in the right direction or contredict me
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Old Nov 24 2008, 05:18 PM   #2
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Its in Get off the Unicorn and its called The Thorns of Barevi
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Old Nov 25 2008, 12:14 AM   #3
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And it was originally written for the soft porn market, if you'd believe that! :p
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Nothing wrong in reworking a good theme: Mozart did it all the time!
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Of course the similarity could be a case of forgetting she already did that!
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Old Nov 25 2008, 05:28 PM   #6
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Thank you, Edith!

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Of course the similarity could be a case of forgetting she already did that!
I actually thought of that, but there are many similarities

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And it was originally written for the soft porn market, if you'd believe that! :p
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Sorry I was wrong - it is the other way around!

The first short story was the Thorns of Barevi published in 1979, which means that Coelura came after.

I just read the Thorns of Barevi, and apart from the rape scene it is repeated in Freedoms Landing almost word for word.

Anne certainly has a gift for romantic scenes
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"The name rowan is believed to derive from the Norse runa - "a charm". It was often planted outside houses to ward off witches. On May Day a spray of rowan leaves was hung over doors to repel evil, and wells dressed with rowan to keep witches away. The rowan, or mountain ash, is found commonly in Scotland, sometimes clinging to a rock face."
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