Post by RobertStanek on Jun 10, 2004 21:24:54 GMT -5
I think the news Shire Hobbit wants me to share is from my blog post which many of you may already know if you subscribe to one of the newsletters. Here goes:
2004 continues to be a terrific year for my books and I owe it all to fans and their support. I'm pleased to report my books have won a number of small press awards including:
Best Children's Book of the Year for 2003 - The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches
Best Fantasy Book of the Year for 2003 - Kingdom Alliance
These and the other awards mean so much to me because they come from fans and from the small press community. Equally as rewarding is seeing the books used in classrooms. Over 250 schools in the U.S. have started using the books and I continue to thank all the educators who have taken the books under their wings.
Translation and rights news continues to grow. My book Magic Lands: Journey Beyond the Beyond is being considered for adaptation as a feature animation. I should have more details on this in the coming months. Translations of my books are in progress or in discussion for the following languages: Chinese, Korean, Russian, Bulgarian, Japanese, Finnish, Danish, Spanish and German.
Thanks again for all your support! It is truly a pleasure to hear from excited readers and learn about how the books have touched their lives.
Post by RobertStanek on Jun 10, 2004 21:40:24 GMT -5
Been a busy couple of months, with lots of good news for my books. Thanks to the fans as ever! On to the questions, here's the post:
sparhawk, you're welcome!
rogue, Delinna is Adrina's sister, when a woman becomes a priestess she must take a new name and symbolically give up her past life.
dungeonmaster, good question. Emel's horse was a gift from the king for services to the kingdom, the horse is so-named because it is black in color and very fast. As a princess, Adrina has many horses. I'm sure one of these days her favorite's name will be revealed. In Ruin Mist, there is Under-Earth, Middle-Earth and Over-Earth, in the ancient past these lands were all connected, they may be again in the future, but the future is always uncertain. If you missed on the book signing, I hope to do another in the fall.
epic, a pleasure to hear! As for the brotherhood and East Reach, I think you will learn a lot more about both soon, unravelling the secrets of the dark elves may take a bit longer.
darktower, glad you liked the dragon king, you'll see more of dragons in the later books but maybe not as soon as you hope.
evenstar, you're welcome!
mambogirl, on dragons see earlier, as for giants, titans, trolls, I think there's no few surprises ahead.
shire hobbit, you're welcome!
spiderqueen, big hint, king's mate is more than a game for some in Ruin Mist, for hints on Edward's motivations go back to what Xith says about him, you may find what you are looking for. The thing you have to know about hunter beast is there are persistent, very persistent.
drd, Adrina and Emel share a common past, so sure they'll be more about they're early days. As for Myrial, she is will be in more of the story.
bl25run, thank you, hope to have more news on the next books shortly.
vilmostabborath, good to hear. The next Magic Lands book is called Into the Stone Land, the title should be somewhat of a hint, Ray and Kerry are going on a long journey.