I just want to say thanks for taking the time to answer questions. I forgot one question............ Any hint on the hidden things to look for in the covers? I heard each pictures has lots to look for. Thank you for all the great work. I think it is so important to show family and relationships in your books. I'm looking forward to learning more about Adrina and Emel.
Post by jediknight on Nov 30, 2003 20:01:34 GMT -5
I know you like to leave some things "open" for interpretation in your books, like the Emel and Adrina stuff but I was wondering if you could give a hint or something on something that comes up a lot.
Did Galan die when she put herself in Seth's place or did something else happen that we don't understand? I like to think that she didn't that she went to another place, and never died. I know you mention a stepping off place between the realms, specifclly when Vilmos and Xith step into one of the lost gates.
Can you help with a hint or something? It hurts to think she's gone for good.
Last Edit: Nov 30, 2003 20:02:31 GMT -5 by jediknight
Post by Shire Hobbit on Dec 1, 2003 13:42:29 GMT -5
Glad to hear you like the board, and I'm glad you are a part of it too! It's really cool to get to ask the authors of your favorite books questions or just to chat with them. I am thrilled, so is everyone on the board.
Hello Mr. Stanek. Im new to Ruin Mist, but have read all your Ruin Mist Chronicles books, including Ruin Mist Heroes and Legends. On to my question. Obviously, when you right in a fantasy world, you have to know alot about that world to write in it so that your story grows. I read that you started writing about Ruin Mist and wrote a lot of history about it too. Will the history of Ruin Mist ever be published?
And also, I want to thank you for the characters you put in your books. They have moved me and profoundly changed the way I look at the world. And hopefully now Im a better person for the ideals and principles I took to heart from them. I love Adrina and Myrial and Midori. Good to have strong woman like them in such a fine cast of men. My sincerest gratitude.
I've always read alot, but moved away from fantasy for awhile, but you have rekindled my love of fantasy. My friend never read much before, but I handed her my copy of Keeper Martin's Tale, and now she's read the whole entire series too, and reading other books too! Thank you!
I really really hope you havent answered this question a million times already but here goes with the question.
I read where someone asked for advice about writing, you mention about Writer's Market and how you should use it to start. I've seen other posts from people about help you actually gave, you know like advice they found helpful. I know you don't read other peoples manuscripts, can't blame you for that as you mentioned to me copyright issues and such. I thank you for also mentioning that I shouldn't post my writing to the internet as that puts it in "public domain". I am being unrealistic in hoping that I can make it someday? I guess I need a rah rah you can do it speech like you gave he who I shall not name.
My apologies for being a bit desperate, I know you are very busy. I appreciate your time and any response will be very highly appreciated.
RS, I absolutely love your books although I must admit I've only read the RMC books. I do have one question, that I'm not sure if you've answered it before.
Why doesn't Vilmos have more powerful spells yet? I know he has his some spells (control over wind, fire) but why doesn't he more spells? Does it have to do with what he is becoming? I know he has access to raw power of the earth and such.
Looking forward to your response. Thanks for providing so entertaining books to read!