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Janny Wurts is the author of War of Light and Shadow series, and To Ride Hell's Chasm. Her eighteen published titles include a trilogy in audio, a short story collection, as well as the internationally best selling Empire trilogy, co authored with Raymond E. Feist, with works translated into fifteen languages worldwide. Her latest title in the Wars of Light and Shadow series, Destiny's Conflict, culminates more than thirty years of carefully evolved ideas. The cover images on the books, both in the US and abroad, are her own paintings, depicting her vision of characters and setting.

Through her combined talents as a writer/illustrator, Janny has immersed herself in a lifelong ambition: to create a seamless interface between words and picture
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Janny Wurts Very tough question! Because readers are as individual as stories, and I am ferocious about never writing the same story twice. In general terms,…moreVery tough question! Because readers are as individual as stories, and I am ferocious about never writing the same story twice. In general terms, later in my career, the more complex and deep the concept.

If I had to select one title that 'straddles' the divide, I'd say To Ride Hell's Chasm - for several reasons. It is a standalone story with a plot that spans 5 and a half days, it has the widest range of characters each one with a critical contribution to the outcome. The pages are jam packed with concept, action, colorful reverses, and also because this was the single book I've done that seemed to write itself, from start to finish, like a house on fire. I've a warm spot for this on, too, because it was my father's favorite book of mine, and he was definitely my most critical customer!(less)
Janny Wurts Thanks for asking, Critterbee - the books are available now as e books in Britain, Australia and New Zealand. Because the contracts for the books were…moreThanks for asking, Critterbee - the books are available now as e books in Britain, Australia and New Zealand. Because the contracts for the books were written before e books existed, there are legal issues needing clarification in the USA. We want the books available as badly as you do, and will be moving forward with that as soon as possible.(less)
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Description: The are half-brothers, divided by the vicious throes of a blood feud - Lysaer, a prince raised as heir to a crown and Arithon, brought up by mages. One bears the gift of the power of light and the other, command of darkness. Exiled to a world not their own the pair must find common ground to defeat the Mistwraith that has banished the sun. Yet there is more at stake than one battle with the Mistwraith - as the sorcerers of the Fellowship of Seven know well. For between them the half-brothers hold the balance of the world, its harmony and its future, in thair hands.

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March Fantasy--The following poll decides which two books will go to the final round of polls for March 2019's Fantasy BOTM.

She voted for: Winter Rose by Patricia A. McKillip
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“When hope dies, you breathe it back to life again! No matter how long it takes, or what time's required to heal the wound. Disappointment will not last a lifetime unless you lie down and give in.”
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“An illusion threatens no one with harm. Neither can it be dispelled by armed force.”
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“How much suffering did you lay on yourself before you awakened and recognized that guilt is deadly, and empty, and profitless?”
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Please help my favourite author Janny Wurts
She is a brilliant writer, author of some fabulous books among which To Ride Hell’s Chasm, a kick-ass complex political intrigue passing the torch into an all out thriller; Sorcerer's Legacy a delightful romance with great sorcery; and an amazing high fantasy series THE WARS OF LIGHT AND SHADOW starting with The Curse of the Mistwraith

Please help her get the publisher to bring out audio for her books.

They made one for Janny's Destiny's Conflict, which is the 10th book in her series, but they didn't make any for her previous books. We get an audio for book 10 in her series, but not for book 1 or 2 and so on. Which doesn't really make any sense!!!

So please help out everyone! Write down a comment and place a vote so we can get the publisher to bring out audio for Janny's books.

Let's give requests! Let's lend a helping hand. Every vote and comment counts.

I'd like audio for the entire WARS OF LIGHT AND SHADOW series
 
  24 votes, 53.3%

I don't do audio books sorry
 
  13 votes, 28.9%

I'd like audio forThe Curse of the Mistwraith
 
  4 votes, 8.9%

I'd like audio for To Ride Hell’s Chasm
 
  4 votes, 8.9%

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Janny Don't do this often, but if you or a friend wants a deep book for a November day, Curse of the Mistwraith by Janny Wurts is $1.99 on http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00457WT8K/?...


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Janny Lucinda wrote: "Dear Janny Wurts,
I would like to thank you for your friendship here on Goodreads which is an honor, as i am a huge fan and admirer of your work.
Lucinda x"


Hi Lucinda, my pleasure, I look forward to getting to know you!


Lucinda Dear Janny Wurts,
I would like to thank you for your friendship here on Goodreads which is an honor, as i am a huge fan and admirer of your work.
Lucinda x


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Janny Tammy wrote: "OK, Empire 2 was epic. You rock Janny... I absolutely have to read 3 right now. However, Hell's Chasm is staring at me, (from the content page of my eReader). I can't wait to start it and i'm thril..."

Lovely to hear from you Tammy - I hope you enjoy the story - that standalone wrote like a house on fire!


message 2: by Tammy (last edited Jan 12, 2011 08:45AM)

Tammy OK, Empire 2 was epic. You rock Janny... I absolutely have to read 3 right now. However, Hell's Chasm is staring at me, (from the content page of my eReader). I can't wait to start it and i'm thrilled you are the sole author. The Empire series with Feist has turned out to be my all-time favorite Fantasy series but I have a feeling I'm really gonna like your style all on it's own!
thanks Janny!


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Janny JJ wrote: "It is great having you as a author member of the Fantasy Book Club, Janny. I do actually read all your posts when i get the time and always find them very interesting. Your name is well known here ..."

Hi JJ - nice of you to stop by with a comment, you founded a very nice, friendly group. Fantastic you've seen my books in Australia - when I last had the opportunity to visit, I encountered a wonderful country and a warm reception from readers, not to mention fabulous beer! I'd love to return one day.

I hope you weren't from that area that had the awful fires, this year. I cannot imagine all that acreage, burned. We visited the Blue Mountains - so beautiful.


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