Book of Athyra

Tue Jun 3 08:54:18 PDT 2003

On Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at 11:54 AM, Casey Rousseau wrote:

> Iain E. Davis wrote:
>> I personally enjoy the fact that most of the books that he's written 
>> is
>> "presented" (is that the right word?) in a different way.  Whether it 
>> is
>> telling the story through an unexpected set of eyes (Orca, Athyra, 
>> Agyar)
>> or the non-linear storytelling (Dragon), it keeps the stories from
>> simply being "old hat" as it were. :)
> To quote the author (re: Yendi on http://www.dreamcafe.com/books.html)
> "It was such a relief to get back to Vlad ... that I didn't pay enough
> attention to what I was doing--I just wrote a straight-ahead story with
> nothing much else to it. That's fine, in my opinion, if it's a Really 
> Good
> Story. But Yendi is only an okay story."
> 'Course, I've always liked _Yendi_, especially the openning monologue, 
> so
> straight-ahead narrative can work, and even for Steve, but yes, more 
> complex
> presentations can offer many more opportunities for avoiding 
> old-hatness.

Steve likes to bash Yendi but I enjoyed it. Its one of those sit back 
and enjoy books, with little brainpower required (like a good 
Horseclans book).
"...Wouldn't it be worse if life were fair, and everything bad that 
happens to us happens because we deserve it?"
-Marcus Cole, Babylon 5.