Paths of the Dead query

Thu May 15 09:11:23 PDT 2003

On Thu, 2003-05-15 at 09:17, Fides wrote:
> Baralier wrote:
> > Just wondering if anyone can shed some light on this:
> > 
> > http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/books/n2/n12766.htm?authorid=4564
> > 
> > According to this site Paths of the dead was originally published over 10
> > years ago by Pan (though as a Trade Paperback) and it's seemingly taken all
> > this time for it to come out in Hard cover.
> > 
> > I haven't read either as I'm still waiting for the paperback release.
> > 
> > Are they smoking something they shouldn't or is there a "secret publishing
> > conspiracy" going on here somewhere?
> > 
> No it is just a confusion between Paths of the Dead (the most recently 
> published of the Khaavren Romances) and Taltos and the Paths of the Dead 
> (with the 'Taltos and the' is small letters and 'Paths of the Dead' in 
> big letters) which is the book with Taltos and Morrolan going through 
> the Paths. I believe it if more often refered to as Taltos although 
> until I joined this group and PoTD came out I knew it as Paths of the 
> Dead. They are different books but with confusingly similar names.

Strange.  I noticed that confusion on the webpage as well.  However, I'd
never heard it called 'Taltos and the Paths of the Dead' until today.  I
have the 1988 Ace paperback edition which just calls it 'Taltos'.  For
reference, this is the copy I have, and the only one I've ever seen: