Missing books

Jenwa Hsung jenwahsung at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 23 09:54:22 EDT 2003

--- Hallie O'Donovan <hallieod at indigo.ie> wrote:
> Philip:
> >Not only is Deep Secret missing, but so are A
> Sudden Wild Magic, The Dark Lord
> >of Derkholm and Year of the Griffin.  This suggests
> to me that they are trying
> >to exclude adult books, although I would have put
> Dark Lord and YotG in "for
> >older readers".
> >
> >But whatever is "Stopping for a Spell" doing _not_
> in "for younger readers"?
> Dark Lord is now in children's.  Believe it or not. 
> A Waterstones in 
> Edinburgh had all the new HarperCollins books, from
> Wild Robert up to 
> Hexwood (although Hexwood, F&H and TotG are classed
> 'for older 
> readers') AND Dark Lord in the 9 to 12 category.  I
> asked someone 
> working there about Dark Lord being in that age
> grouping and she said 
> they went by what the publishers told them, and
> she'd been surprised 
> too.

In the U.S., both Dark Lord and Year of the Griffin
were always in the children's section.  It doesn't
really strike me as odd... out of curiosity, why does
it surprise you?


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