Megan Whalen Turner Message Board
Lady posts on 3/12/2006 5:14:51 PM
here's hoping there are some of you who have finished it. i read it a month ago, so a lot of my initial impressions are mellowed around the edges. alright, first issue, of course, is that i was slightly disappointed to have the story less from eugenides' POV. i mean, in the thief it's first hand, and QOA at least focuses on him. this one showed him through someone else's eyes, which, i suppose, was the easiest way for her to create the image of weak figurehead of a king. because, i'm not going to lie--you'd think i'd be expecting it, she did it AGAIN. she let down a net, a SHOWER on top of you, a rush of realization that this dude is SMART and SUPERIOR, and, er... hot. the only thing that struck me as a little underdone was the mystery surrounding eugenides' picking of costis. because, er, there WAS no mystery. you just find out that gen provoked costis to punch him and it kind of deflates you because you weren't aware of a NEED for this twist, nor does it really serve a purpose. but that aside. i love megan whalen turner. more later. +winks threateningly+
Euvena posts on 3/12/2006 2:30:06 PM
Does anyone know if there is another book for Gen coming in the future? And what is the e-mail address to ask Megan Whalen Turner, does anyone know?
Rowana posts on 3/8/2006 11:11:35 AM
To Kat Vargas, there's an email address on her webpage if you want to email her. The Sounis fangroup on livejournal just sent off a fanletter to her a while ago. :)
Fantine posts on 3/7/2006 8:49:21 PM
I am so glad to have found this site of fans like myself! Until now i have had to enjoy the books privately, with nobody to discuss them with. I am sure you know how hard that is!
So, could MWT possibly have a pseudonym she wrote other books under? I think her style is similar to that of Elizabeth Alder, who wrote The King's Shadow.
Kat Vargas posts on 3/5/2006 8:01:55 PM
I have about 20 pages left and I am simply dying! What an unbelievable book this is! I will post again when I have actually finished it...I am thinking I may have to read it twice, just as I had to with "The Thief" and "Queen of Attolia." Does anyone know how to email Ms. Turner?
Thanks for your help....
Rowana posts on 2/9/2006 4:54:53 AM
There's a livejournal fangroup. go to livejournal . com / users / sounis (delete spaces)
Diana posts on 2/8/2006 11:06:50 PM
Is there a fan club, official or otherwise? I just created a listserv for her books, and I'm looking to join with like-minded fans for discussion about Attolia, Sounis, and Eddis...
Lady posts on 2/2/2006 8:35:39 PM
all RIGHT then, i have READ THE KING OF ATTOLIA AND I CAN DIE A HAPPY LADY! well, i might stick around until she writes the next book, because there is NO way she is not writing another book, not after THAT ending. i mean, COME ON, a certain SOMEONE'S life hangs by a thread! but i'll wait until more of you have read it to talk about it in more detail. +sighs in bliss...+
cheezluva posts on 1/29/2006 12:27:27 AM
ahhh, you have much wisdom...what is a fibula pin anyway? that clip that holds shirt sleeves closed?
Rowana posts on 1/28/2006 8:04:22 AM
:) Have fun reading Lady (fake sick!). Cheezluva, I always thought that Archimedes was able to be in the books the same way guns and fibula pins manage to co-exist. I guess everyone sees it differently. The world MWT's invented doesn't really seem to be an alternate time-warpy Earth though, but an original world in its own right, which has just been influenced by Earth in MWT's imagination. A bit like Tolkein's middle Earth, there are similarities, and even things directly taken from Earthly myths and influences, but that's the author's own input. The history of the world isn't actually meant to correspond to Earth's in any way. Um, I think. I could be very wrong. Hope this helps.
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