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janeyolen posts on 10/21/2006 6:32:04 AM
Am finishing up some long overdue stuff, then back to dragons. It's my winter project.
coby posts on 10/20/2006 8:57:12 PM
Hello my name is Coby, I love the pit dragon series, I was wondering what was going on with Dragon's Heart??
posts on 10/4/2006 5:50:04 AM
Thanks for the good words on the Pit Dragon books.
As to Johanna--she is not able to speak because she, like the others of her family,turned into deer when she went into the forbidden part of the forest. All the clues are there--the mother's warnings, stories of family disappearances, family name (French for deer), the change in pronouns halfway in the story as she travels looking for the doctor.They are subtle,but there.
And the story was originally published in an anthology called SHAPESHIFTERS.
posts on 10/4/2006 4:58:41 AM
Dear Jane, I'm a teacher of English in a university in China. Johanna is one of the texts I'm going to teach. I'm now preparing the lesson and found it not easy to understand the story. My questions include (1) what do you want to tell in teh story Johanna? (2)I talked with my colleagues about the ending of the story and they all felt it hard to understand--why couldn't the girl speak up when the doctor called out to her? Why didn't the doctor recognize her even when she was standing in the puddle of light? Many thanks. zhanglian China
posts on 9/28/2006 12:02:54 AM
I would first like to say that I am sorry for your loss and that I wish to give you my condolences. Everyone loses a loved one and it is never easy. On a happier note, I would like to tell you that your -Pit Dragon Chronicles- are some of the best books I have ever read. I found them years ago and since then I have read an re-read them many times. I eagerly await the chance to read -Dragon's Heart-.
posts on 8/10/2006 2:14:21 PM
The only thing about Dragon's Heart on my website is the announcement that I have put it aide while my husband was struggling with his disease. It's on the WHAT'S NEW page.
posts on 7/6/2006 9:51:36 AM
Iv been trying to find your jornal thing for dragons heart but cant find it
posts on 7/6/2006 3:15:09 AM
Oh I will finish all right, as I have already gotten the advance payment for the book and will get more when it's done!
And because--like you--I want to know what happens.
posts on 7/5/2006 8:50:43 PM
thank you my names Draconic ((look it up if you dont know the term))well Iv read your books from the pit dragon cronicles. your stories are some of the best fantasy books Iv read. I can tell your book dragons heart will be awsome . Id think it would be cool if jakkin andakki's blood was acidic like the dragons. just a thought I had .I am a fan of most fantasy books((as long as there is a dragon involved in the main story plot ^-^ ))
but yours are of the best .I hope you finish the book!
posts on 6/18/2006 6:31:33 AM
I am off to Scotland on Tuesday for six weeks.(We own a house there.) Lots of legal entanglements--too boring to mention--But I am hoping to write, too.
We will see.
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