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2015-05-22 01:05 am

Elven Lexicon, Part 5

Part 4 (O-Z). (Missed part of "O")

And now the Lexicon is done.


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2015-05-19 08:23 pm

Elven Lexicon, Part 4

Part 4 (L-O). (Halfway through the alphabet!)


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2015-05-17 03:38 am

Elven Lexicon, Part 3

Here is Part 3 (H-K). (NOTE: the "th" sound is generally a soft th--as in "thimble"--and not a hard th as in "them".)

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2015-05-16 01:38 am

Elven Lexicon, Part 2

Here is Part 2 (D-G). Someday I will go back over the text of all books written to date and put together an Elven dictionary.

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2015-05-13 04:43 am

A Message From James Mallory

My Dear Friends,

I apologize deeply for my long absence, and am honored that so many of you have expressed concern for my personal well-being. I promise you that I am deeply engaged in the current work, and am confident I shall be able to announce that it has been dispatched to Tor by the end of the summer.

I had meant to be able to present you, in hopes of making amends, with something many of you have asked about: a pronunciation guide to the names in Crown of Vengeance. While the object itself is complete, its length and formatting difficulties render it impossible to post in full just now.

Here, then, are the ABCs:
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2014-08-23 12:37 am

Crown of Vengeance Outtakes: Tunonil's Tale [SPOILERS]

There were a number of stories I was forced to cut (for length) from Crown of Vengeance, but I think the one I regretted most was this one. Throughout the story we see Elven society from the POV of nobles and Lightborn--but very rarely from the people to whom Vieliessar's Kingship will make the most difference: the Commons...

Here Is The Song of the High King )
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2014-07-07 02:52 pm

Crown of Vengeance Outtakes: Annobeunna's Tale

The original manuscript of CROWN OF VENGEANCE ran over 1600 pages. Tor demanded a considerable number of cuts, so less than half the original manuscript was included in the published edition. Most of the excisions were in the nature of single paragraphs and even single sentences, but in some cases, entire chapters were removed.

Here's one of those outtakes. Annobeunna of Keindostibaent had good reason to declare for the High King, when the High king came....
CONTAINS SPOILERS )
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2014-05-18 01:25 pm

The Rising of the West (117kb, Crown of Vengeance outtake)

The original manuscript of CROWN OF VENGEANCE that I turned in to Tor ran over 1600 pages. Tor demanded a considerable number of cuts, so less than half the original manuscript was included in the published edition. Most of the excisions were in the nature of single paragraphs and even single sentences, but in some cases, entire chapters were removed.

Here's one of those outtakes. Vieliessar's journey to the Western Shore to seek alliance doesn't go quite as she expects.
OUTTAKES )
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2014-01-11 07:47 pm

A Belated Happy New Year and an Update

Greetings to all of my friends and readers. I hope the holiday celebrations of the last 90 days went splendidly, and here's hope for more condign revelry in 2014.
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