answers from Diana
emcmullin at kl.com
Thu Apr 12 17:22:47 EDT 2001
"I was going to ask y'all about Wrede's Lyra books. They seem pretty
unavailable, except for one later one, and I was wondering about the
importance of reading them in order. Then _Shadow Magic_ turned up
in the local. It's pretty early ('82), and what a difference from
her later books! Tough Guidisms aplenty."
lol - Hi Hallie! I haven't read those since the early 80's. I think I still
have them somewhere. Your comment makes me laugh since I am much more alert
to Tough Guidisms now than I was then. What I recall liking best was her
description of magic. I think it was in the Harp of Imach Thyssel that the
heroine builds a net of magic. Or maybe it was Shadow Magic - but isn't
Shadow Magic the one with the retired warrior/mother? Lost in the misty
distance. I also liked the scenario in Daughter of Witches - I'm a complete
sucker for stories that start out with the main character in slavery or
indentured servitude. It was similar to Witch Week in that it was a
repressive anti-magic social structure and every kid suspected or known to
be the offspring of witches was under suspicion. Don't think that counts as
a spoiler so much as a teaser.
"The dark bread and freshly gathered honey seemed fine, but *cheese*? Just
seemed out of
place somehow, not only because there was no hint of any milk-producing
Heh, perhaps it was soy cheese?
"Hallie (taking care of a very drugged dog who just got spayed today,
and is pretty miserable. At least Sirius/Leo never had to undergo
Poor puppy! My wishes for a speedy recovery.
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