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Jane Lindskold

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Jane Lindskold is the author of more than twenty published novels, including the six volume Firekeeper Saga (beginning with Through Wolf’s Eyes), Child of a Rainless Year (a contemporary fantasy set in Las Vegas, New Mexico), and The Buried Pyramid (an archeological adventure fantasy set in 1880's Egypt).

Lindskold is also the author of the “Breaking the Wall” series, which begins with Thirteen Orphans, then continues in Nine Gates and Five Odd Honors. Her most recent series begins with Artemis Awakening, released in May of 2014. Lindskold has also had published over sixty short stories and numerous works of non-fiction, including a critical biography of Roger Zelazny, and articles on Yeats and Synge.

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Jane Lindskold I don't have any immediate plans to do any new novels with Firekeeper and Blind Seer. That doesn't mean I never will, just that I won't be doing so…moreI don't have any immediate plans to do any new novels with Firekeeper and Blind Seer. That doesn't mean I never will, just that I won't be doing so any time in the near future. Thanks for supporting them and stay tuned!(less)
Jane Lindskold When I write speaking animals, I try to think about how their different senses would influence the way the way they perceive the world. For example,…moreWhen I write speaking animals, I try to think about how their different senses would influence the way the way they perceive the world. For example, humans are very sight and hand oriented. This is reflected in all sorts of little phrases: "I see your point" (see = understand or comprehend) "Lend me a hand" (meaning "assist me"). With creatures that depend on other senses and don't have hands, I strive to avoid those sort of human perceptions and substitute how they would think.

Writing Sand Shadow in Artemis Awakening presents a different sort of challenge. Her link with Adara is telepathic rather than linguistic. It's a relatively new link, so they're still building a vocabulary. Sometimes, I "shorthand" with words, especially when the communication is something they would have worked out early on. ("I'm on my way!" "Wait!") In other cases, I try to mix in the images they would use, once again keeping mind that Sand Shadow perceives very differently than a human would.

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“Well done, Sister," Blind Seer said. "I look forward to meeting this One above Ones. Now, you must make ready. I, of course, am already perfect.”
Jane Lindskold, Through Wolf's Eyes

“Is she become a rag doll? Are the wolves become children? It seems quite possible, there on the twilight fringes of dying. With some faint spark of herself, the little girl holds on to the idea. Even a rag doll has more life than does a dying child.”
Jane Lindskold, Through Wolf's Eyes

“There is no shame in strategic retreat if it lets you remain strong enough to go after the enemy later.”
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