couple questions...

Michael Barr barr at barrs.org
Mon Jan 20 16:53:30 PST 2003

PG is "submitted" in year Zerika 309; FHYA in Norathar 11 and PotD is
Norathar 179.  If we assume that there was also a 168 years between PG and
FHYA, it follows that Zerika reigned for 456 years.  Obviously, it is not
a number to be taken literally, but it does suggest that Zerika probably
reigned for 400-500 years and suggests it is impossible that Vlad and
Cawti survived to see it. Also in Paarfi's preface to PotD (I think it
was), he mentions several other books he had written.  

On Mon, 20 Jan 2003, Steve Hubbell wrote:

> I guess I have to check that, I could have sworn it was published during the 
> reign of Norathar II (sorry about spelling). Been a while since the last 
> time I read The Pheonix Guards. Maybe Cawti got her hands on an advance 
> copy, but I got the impression that Vlad was quite familiar with the author 
> and therefore Paarfi probably had several "Histories" already published at 
> that point. I was kind of fishing to see if SKZB might have any ideas or 
> maybe previously had ideas for any novels predating even the Pheonix 
> Guards... It would be pretty cool to get a glimpse of what really happened 
> back at the founding of the Empire, the start of the cycle, and the falling 
> out between Kieron and his siblings...
> >From: "Noah Stacy" <nstacy at cinci.rr.com>
> >To: "SKZB List" <dragaera at dragaera.info>
> >Subject: Re: couple questions...
> >Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2003 18:21:24 -0500
> >
> > >
> > > 1.) Not to far into Phoenix or maybe Teckla, Vlad enters his apartment 
> >and
> > > finds Cawti reading one of Paarfi's "Histories"... Since The Pheonix
> >Guards,
> > > Five Hundred Years After, and The Viscount Trilogy were "published" 
> >later,
> > > after the end of the Pheonix reign, what was the subject of the book 
> >Cawti
> > > was reading?
> >
> >Just happen to be reading TPG at the moment; according to the 'title page,'
> >it was 'Submitted To the Imperial Library... [in] the Three Hundred and
> >Ninth year of the Glorious Reign of The Empress Zerika the Fourth.'
> >
> >N.
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