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#1 User is offline   ArchieVist 

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Posted 18 April 2024 - 12:08 AM

Black Gate has an interview with Glen Cook where he reveals he's already written three new BC books and is working on a fourth. He just needs someone interested in publishing them.

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For several years now I have been working on A Pitiless Rain – or, The Orphan's Tale. It's a family Saga thing mainly revolving around the next generation kids from Glittering Stone, especially Soldiers Live. I have completed the first three volumes: Lies Weeping, They Cry, & Summer Grass. (I am) Halfway through Darkness Knows. My agent has had the first book for some time but I haven't heard anything yet. I will probably be writing on the day that I die. Seems to trump everything else, most days.


He's also got another Garret PI novel written (and unsold) and the plot for a second thought out.

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Posted 18 April 2024 - 04:48 AM

I'm surprised he can't find a publisher! Hopefully the books are better than Port of Shadows...
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Posted 18 April 2024 - 11:49 AM

I kind of don't fully believe this.
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Posted 18 April 2024 - 12:55 PM

View PostArchieVist, on 18 April 2024 - 12:08 AM, said:

Black Gate has an interview with Glen Cook where he reveals he's already written three new BC books and is working on a fourth. He just needs someone interested in publishing them.

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For several years now I have been working on A Pitiless Rain or, The Orphan's Tale. It's a family Saga thing mainly revolving around the next generation kids from Glittering Stone, especially Soldiers Live. I have completed the first three volumes: Lies Weeping, They Cry, & Summer Grass. (I am) Halfway through Darkness Knows. My agent has had the first book for some time but I haven't heard anything yet. I will probably be writing on the day that I die. Seems to trump everything else, most days.


He's also got another Garret PI novel written (and unsold) and the plot for a second thought out.


Anyone else read "Soldiers Live" and immediately just continue with "and wonder why"?

I haven't read Port of Shadows. Is its quality of at least the lowest original BC books? I'm talking through the Glittering Plains for quality comparison.
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Posted 18 April 2024 - 01:41 PM

This is great news. I was wondering what happened to him. I read that he retired, good to hear it's not true. He should crowd fund them. Or self publish on Amazon.
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Posted 18 April 2024 - 04:51 PM

Same on "Soldiers Live.." !!

Port of Shadows is really confusing. Seems to involve time travel shenanigans of some sort. I bought it when it came out in 2018 and just remember being confused. I have listened to the Audible version of the main series multiple times since then, but haven't re-read/listened to Port of Shadows.
I liked all the books, so I'm not sure about your quality comparisons, but I hope the above helps.

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View PostArchieVist, on 18 April 2024 - 12:08 AM, said:

Black Gate has an interview with Glen Cook where he reveals he's already written three new BC books and is working on a fourth. He just needs someone interested in publishing them.

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For several years now I have been working on A Pitiless Rain or, The Orphan's Tale. It's a family Saga thing mainly revolving around the next generation kids from Glittering Stone, especially Soldiers Live. I have completed the first three volumes: Lies Weeping, They Cry, & Summer Grass. (I am) Halfway through Darkness Knows. My agent has had the first book for some time but I haven't heard anything yet. I will probably be writing on the day that I die. Seems to trump everything else, most days.


He's also got another Garret PI novel written (and unsold) and the plot for a second thought out.


Anyone else read "Soldiers Live" and immediately just continue with "and wonder why"?

I haven't read Port of Shadows. Is its quality of at least the lowest original BC books? I'm talking through the Glittering Plains for quality comparison.

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Posted 18 April 2024 - 04:53 PM

View PostHoosierDaddy, on 18 April 2024 - 12:55 PM, said:

View PostArchieVist, on 18 April 2024 - 12:08 AM, said:

Black Gate has an interview with Glen Cook where he reveals he's already written three new BC books and is working on a fourth. He just needs someone interested in publishing them.

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For several years now I have been working on A Pitiless Rain or, The Orphan's Tale. It's a family Saga thing mainly revolving around the next generation kids from Glittering Stone, especially Soldiers Live. I have completed the first three volumes: Lies Weeping, They Cry, & Summer Grass. (I am) Halfway through Darkness Knows. My agent has had the first book for some time but I haven't heard anything yet. I will probably be writing on the day that I die. Seems to trump everything else, most days.


He's also got another Garret PI novel written (and unsold) and the plot for a second thought out.


Anyone else read "Soldiers Live" and immediately just continue with "and wonder why"?

I haven't read Port of Shadows. Is its quality of at least the lowest original BC books? I'm talking through the Glittering Plains for quality comparison.


It's...much worse. I loved the Glittering Stone books, so to go from them to Port of Shadows (which is not a sequel, but instead an interlude between earlier books in the series) was rough.
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Posted 18 April 2024 - 05:02 PM

View PostWhisperzzzzzzz, on 18 April 2024 - 04:53 PM, said:

View PostHoosierDaddy, on 18 April 2024 - 12:55 PM, said:

View PostArchieVist, on 18 April 2024 - 12:08 AM, said:

Black Gate has an interview with Glen Cook where he reveals he's already written three new BC books and is working on a fourth. He just needs someone interested in publishing them.

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For several years now I have been working on A Pitiless Rain or, The Orphan's Tale. It's a family Saga thing mainly revolving around the next generation kids from Glittering Stone, especially Soldiers Live. I have completed the first three volumes: Lies Weeping, They Cry, & Summer Grass. (I am) Halfway through Darkness Knows. My agent has had the first book for some time but I haven't heard anything yet. I will probably be writing on the day that I die. Seems to trump everything else, most days.


He's also got another Garret PI novel written (and unsold) and the plot for a second thought out.


Anyone else read "Soldiers Live" and immediately just continue with "and wonder why"?

I haven't read Port of Shadows. Is its quality of at least the lowest original BC books? I'm talking through the Glittering Plains for quality comparison.


It's...much worse. I loved the Glittering Stone books, so to go from them to Port of Shadows (which is not a sequel, but instead an interlude between earlier books in the series) was rough.


I realize its set around the time of Shadows Linger, I think? How they end up in that location?

And, time travel might actually be interesting if done at all well.

I read them all a long, long time ago. Only ones I've ever re-read are the original trilogy. Is it on the level with The Iron Spike or one of the middle books? Glittering Plain was awesome because of how weird it went.
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Posted 18 April 2024 - 06:05 PM

I loved the weird. Port of Shadows was a disappointing book because it didn't bring much in a new way to an already skipped over in main continuity story.

Cook has said a bunch of things about his writing over the decades and I'm at a point where I would love to read these books, yet I don't fully believe that they exist.
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Posted 19 April 2024 - 02:03 AM

Port of Shadows was awful.

New BC titles sound interesting. The fact that his agent hasn't been able to find a publisher could mean that they're about as good as PoS.

Still would read at least the first one!
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Posted 19 April 2024 - 02:05 PM

I liked PoS, not as much as some of the others, but I would need to do a reread to see how they stack up. I've only reread the first book.

The PoS reviews on Amazon and Goodreads are good. Amazon, 4.4/5 748 ratings. Goodreads 3.9/5 1,978 ratings.
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Posted 19 April 2024 - 02:11 PM

 T77, on 19 April 2024 - 02:05 PM, said:

I liked PoS, not as much as some of the others, but I would need to do a reread to see how they stack up. I've only reread the first book.

The PoS reviews on Amazon and Goodreads are good. Amazon, 4.4/5 748 ratings. Goodreads 3.9/5 1,978 ratings.


Am I the only one that has zero faith in Amazon or Goodreads ratings? IMHO, the vast majority of people have shit for taste.

I rely on people who I know have good taste (like this Forum in general).

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Posted 19 April 2024 - 03:16 PM

Imo, PoS wasn't terrible at the time I was reading it but it's proven to be utterly forgettable which is kinda damning in it's own way. I know I read it because I can look up what dates I read it on goodreads, but I remember pretty much next to nothing about it.
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Posted 22 April 2024 - 07:20 PM

 HoosierDaddy, on 19 April 2024 - 02:11 PM, said:

Am I the only one that has zero faith in Amazon or Goodreads ratings? IMHO, the vast majority of people have shit for taste.

Agreed. On Amazon, at least, I like to use the 1-star reviews to help decide if I'll enjoy a book. Complaints about "too many big words" or "wokeness" I'll usually take as good signs.
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