Monthly Archives: April 2011

Amnar Serial: 2.83. One Of The Unforgiven

The Taija Settlement, State of Amin Duum Ashmuta 22, 4765 Somewhere on the top floor of the Taija Settlement, Taani hid in the darkness. Expelled from the Taija, her own people, she had nowhere to go. Since they could hardly … Continue reading

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How to read the Amnar books, or which one to read first

This is definitely a post I should’ve written ages ago, and one that should perhaps be a page. I’ve put on the Get the Books page that it’s best to start with The Inheritor, but of course, but I still … Continue reading

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Amnar Serial: 2.82. And So The Games Begin

The Holy Complex, State of Amin Duum Ashmuta 22, 4765 “You ready?” Arandes stood at the door to Maali’s room, watching her pull on her jacket. The evening had taken on a strange, almost formal air, and Maali felt as … Continue reading

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I get mail

I don’t think there could be anything more pleasant to wake up to after a very long night in the middle of a depression dip than a piece of fan mail from a stranger. It actually made me a bit … Continue reading

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Ten minutes to fall apart. The all-important question.

Right in the middle of a chapter, the brakes get slammed on. I’ve been rolling along all morning since swimming, doing all this political nitty-gritty at the heart of it. Nenja’s there, there’s a whole bunch of new people, they’re … Continue reading

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Amnar Serial: 2.81. When Are We Supposed To Be Evacuated?

The Holy Complex, State of Amin Duum Ashmuta 22, 4765 By the doors that marked the boundary between the two worlds of the Amnari and the Tiomke, Irad was busy moving desks. Belya and several other warriors with him had … Continue reading

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Writing Diary: What to reveal and what to hide

Book: The Impostor (Inheritor II) Words: 14,211 A few times recently people who’ve been reading The Execution or The Expulsion have asked me about some of the more enigmatic things Arandes says. All this talk of controversy and mysterious political … Continue reading

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Amnar Serial: 2.80. You Are On Amnari Land Here

The Holy Complex, State of Amin Duum Ashmuta 22, 4765 Maali and Cosai stood together by the lift, observing as four watchers hefted the stretcher bearing Caro along the gallery. Sudir walked at her side, muttering reassurances to her. She … Continue reading

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Writing Diary: The real secret to writing pain

Book: The Impostor Words: 10,170 A while ago I wrote a post about how to write torture, back when I thought I could write these authoritative posts on writing technique. I’m over that now, but something has come back to … Continue reading

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This is just an excuse to talk about having a great lunch

In another lifetime, which feels about a million years ago now, I taught first year undergraduates how to survive life at university. Well, I hopefully imparted a few ideas. To be honest, I don’t think I was that great at … Continue reading

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