Michael Barr writes: >I have never read Jordan and, after all this discussion, I am not tempted >to. But if this list is going to discuss other writers, let me recommend >Guy Gavriel Kay. Although he has written other books, his blockbusters >are Sailing to Sarantium, Lord of Emperors, Tigana , The Lions of >Al-Rassan, and A Song for Arbonne You know, I would have said the Sarantium duology and the Fionnavar Tapestry, but tastes do differ. In any case, Kay is a gifted author who does occasionally get quite self-indulgent...and some of his alternative histories work much better than others (Tigana and Arbonne have major flaws, frex, dispite their coolness). -- Joshua Kronengold (mneme at io.com) "I've been teaching |\ _,,,--,,_ ,) --^--him...to live, to breathe, to walk, to sample the /,`.-'`' -, ;-;;' /\\joy on each road, and the sorrow at each turning. |,4- ) )-,_ ) /\ /-\\\I'm sorry if I kept him out too late"--Vlad Taltos '---''(_/--' (_/-'