In a message dated 07/03/2000 11:10:40 AM Pacific Daylight Time, qiena@...
<< I remember throwing that last installment of
Martin's on the floor when I realized he was going to leave me dangling in
midair. At least other series I've read have been somewhat self-contained,
leaving just enough yearning for the next part without the frustration.
I felt the same way when I read _Lawmaker's War_ (I think that's right...it
was Lawmaker's something...won't it be great when we're no longer old and
forgetful!), and realized that Tom Dietz, who had always written single
volumes (but with recurring characters) would leave me hanging in mid-tale
until the second half came out a year later. Are any of you familiar with his
work? Marvelous interaction between Faerie (of Irish myth) and mundane
Georgia, which are parallel but tangential worlds. He has other series, but
not as good IMHO. He just started his best series yet with _Bloodwinter_,
about a society that values craftsmanship so highly that it organizes its
hierarchies based on skill at artistic creation. My kind of world! Volume
two, _Springwar_, is due out this fall. But Martin's series is too good to