ven at vvcrane.fsnet.co.uk
Wed Sep 5 20:51:05 EDT 2001
> ) I reread _Crown of Dalemark_ for the first time, and I like it
> much better this time. I think I preferred the world without so
> much closure and explanation, but now that I'm resigned to it, I
> liked the book for what it is. Do people think that "True State
> of Affairs" is exactly the same Dalemark as the other four?
> Anyway, rereading _Crown_ has inspired me to do a Dalemark
> character map. I hope it will be more sucessful than my attempt
> to plot timelines in _Hexwood_ (complete failure!)
I always find myself wanting to equate the locale of The True State
of Affairs with Everard's Ride. Although this may because they are
in the same book, and because imprisonment figures in both I just
feel that they fit. And although I can well see how TSA could be
cognate with Dalemark it doesn't feel quite right.
Hmm am I right in thinking that before Derkholm these (ER
Dalemark quartet and TSA) were the only works set in any kind of
fantasyland? That makes the similarities look like the evolution of
magic, if present, can do almost anything
Diana Wynne Jones
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