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Offline Braniana

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Possible 4th book?
« on: November 12, 2007, 07:01:40 PM »
Did anyone else read the most recent chat post, where KK says that the CM trilogy could end up being a quartet?  I'd be fine with that, especially if it would make the remaining books better instead of having just one and be overloaded.  Of course, it'd be one more addition to an ever-increasing list of books she plans to write.  Hey, she's the creator, so I'm sure we'll be happy whatever she decides.

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Re: Possible 4th book?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2007, 10:02:47 AM »
Some of her more recent books have been a little too many plot-points shoved into too small a book.  If she is willing to spread some of the stories over two or more books to develop the plots more fully, then great!

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Re: Possible 4th book?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2007, 06:10:52 PM »
Another book in any series is always great.  However, I REALLY want to know what happened in 948, when many characters perished.  I know we've all been waiting a long time for the answer.
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Re: Possible 4th book?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2007, 08:58:17 PM »
Yeah, I definitely felt the toss-up.  I want fast books, good books, and to know what happens in the books we've been waiting years for.  She'll simply have to plan on living forever to tell all the stories.

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Re: Possible 4th book?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2007, 03:19:20 PM »
Yeah, I definitely felt the toss-up.  I want fast books, good books, and to know what happens in the books we've been waiting years for.  She'll simply have to plan on living forever to tell all the stories.

What's the old saying: "Fast, good, cheap: pick two of the three."

As for KK not being able to get all the stories told that she wants (and we want her) to tell,

1--that's what fanfic is for; alternatively
2--she can do what Anne McCaffery did and designate someone as her successor.

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Re: Possible 4th book?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2007, 05:10:44 PM »
I don't mind waiting for a good book, and if KK needs time to write her vision of the third (and possibly fourth) Childe Morgan book, then so be it.  I just wish real life would get out of her way and let her write!  From the way she sounds in chat of late, it sounds like she's bogged down in mundania.
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Re: Possible 4th book?
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2007, 10:50:38 PM »
I don't mind waiting for a good book, and if KK needs time to write her vision of the third (and possibly fourth) Childe Morgan book, then so be it.  I just wish real life would get out of her way and let her write!  From the way she sounds in chat of late, it sounds like she's bogged down in mundania.

Well... it IS a major undertaking to move one's home across the pond, lock stock and barrel and animals, too.  And the Mundania of all this does take a lot of time. With that said, I agree. I didn't start reading the Deryni books to hear about house redecoration.   

Also I think it's far better to write a fourth book than to cram 25 years of Alaric's life into only one. Also, it will bring the focus more onto Alaric himself--I hope! For a series named for him, the two books so far have been much more about other people.

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Re: Possible 4th book?
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2007, 07:44:05 AM »
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Another book in any series is always great.  However, I REALLY want to know what happened in 948, when many characters perished.  I know we've all been waiting a long time for the answer.

Wasn't the year 948 a widespread plague outbreak? I checked my Codex & the Black Death struck down quite a list of people. And it was a busy year for other developments, too.

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Re: Possible 4th book?
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2007, 08:22:00 AM »
I would much rather see 2 more books in the Childe Morgan series than everything crammed into one and given short shrift. I think it was KKB that I had a similar problem with. Too many story lines and they all had to fit. Give Alaric time to grow up. Split the book, give him time to explore Culdi with his cousins as well as serve at Court, then send him off to fight the Marluk, have a private war with Jehanna and become the protector of the Prince. He is too complex a character to jam most of his life into one book. 

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Re: Possible 4th book?
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2007, 10:57:48 AM »
Amen to that. As pivotal as Morgan is in the Kelson books, I'd like to learn more about his upbringing. How does he become the Commander of the Royal army. You don't just spring into that position; how was he groomed for that job. He's too young to inherit the job based on years of service. I'd like to read more about his development.

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Re: Possible 4th book?
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2007, 06:28:10 PM »
Since this current trilogy is called "Childe Morgan", the next book will most likely be about Morgan's life and events in Gwynedd up to "Deryni Rising".  We'll have to wait and see.
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Re: Possible 4th book?
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2008, 07:37:44 AM »
Well, I know that I'm annoyng you with all my questions but...I need to know :)
I have this book named "The childe Morgan" but...it's only one! You are speaking of 3 books! I just looked on the cover and they don't say it's the 1st of a trilogy, so I can suppose it includes all the 3 books? Help!
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Re: Possible 4th book?
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2008, 08:52:03 AM »
Patience, Grasshopper. Get "In the King's Service" and read it before before "Childe Morgan". Then, sit tight like the rest of us, waiting patiently for the 3rd (and possible 4th?) book to be published. When this will occur, the whole crew wonders. Just be patient.

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Re: Possible 4th book?
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2008, 01:17:28 PM »
I would much rather see 2 more books in the Childe Morgan series than everything crammed into one and given short shrift.

That's how I felt about "In the King's Service"; it had enough 'plot' for a two-volume or even a trilogy in itself.

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Re: Possible 4th book?
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2008, 09:05:49 AM »
I agree that a fourth book would be great!  Not only because it's another Deryni book, but like others, I felt that the last few had far too many things going on for one story.  And some of those got short-changed a bit, IMO, in trying to get it all into one volume.  Adding one would allow some of the stories to be spread out and detailed more.
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