[LMB] Re: (chat) series and titles (now with a spoiler for Legacy)

paal at gis.net paal at gis.net
Wed Mar 28 20:11:01 BST 2007

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> [LMB] Re: (chat) series and titles
> ***  No one knew.  What is now the end of /Legacy/ *was* the end of
> the  tale, drattit.  I was all done with the important things I had to
> say  about those characters, the romance had reached its rightful
> conclusion  of mutual and tested commitment, and I packed them off and
> settled down  to research a new Chalion book for my next project.  TSK
> was already a  dozen or fourteen chapters longer than I'd ever planned
> it to be.
> And then, well...
> For a period there of about  3 months I was madly doing research
> reading  for both possibilities, but WGW just pulled ahead.  Blighted
> river,  anyhow.  It seemed I wasn't done mining old layers of youthful

What about Blighted River, then? 

> experience after all.  (In this case, of some visits to the Ohio
> River.)
> If I weren't committed to the Miles project, that Father's book would 
> have been next in my queue after TSK#4/WGW#2/whatever it ends up being
> named.  If I were to pick a single word title for TSK3:Word, it would 
> more likely be "River" than "Grace".  Which is more setting than 
> theme... I'm a little hard-pressed to name a theme for #3 in line with
> the first two volumes; its setting, however, is very clear, sigh. 
> Very  setting-driven book, that one.  With... more.  Maybe the theme
> will be  clearer by the time I finish the second half, but it will
> likely have to  be fully and finally named before then.  June or
> thereabouts, at a guess.
> _The River's Daughter_, hmm.  No, that's a secondary character, not a
> theme.

The River's Daughter works for me as a title, where Grace River or River
of Grace don't, even if The River's Daughter is a minor character... 

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