I have a copy of the Quest in my hot little hands!

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I have a copy of the Quest in my hot little hands!

Postby Lotus » Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:41 am

It was only by accident that I walked past a big bookstore that I saw it... I didn't think it was going to be released here yet. (Angus & Robertson, hardcover $29.95 for the Aussies)

Very excited to have it though.

:D :D :D :D

I'll post my review by the weekend.
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Postby Monsoon » Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:22 pm

Done and dusted by the weekend huh? Alright for some!
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Postby Matbow » Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:28 pm

I guess the stores made an error with their stock, good for you! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
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Postby Bee » Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:57 pm

I'm excited to here about your review! :D

Can't believe you got your hands on a copy early! :shock:
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Postby Ems » Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:13 pm

You lucky person, its not coming out over here for another 2 weeks.
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Postby i_heart_nefie » Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:49 am

OMG I GOT IT TOO!!!!!!!!!! *dies of excitement*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AH!!! Can you tell I'm excited?????
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Postby Kate4Tanus » Fri Mar 30, 2007 4:18 am

AHH I GOT IT TODAY TOO! (I totally got it before you Em! haha Sorry I couldn't help it)

But Mum won't let me read it until I've done my 3 assignments!!! *growls*
My brother hid it in his room!
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Postby Nefer » Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:51 am

You both suck :razz:
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Postby Kate4Tanus » Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:48 am

:D We know
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Postby Ems » Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:52 pm

I'm meeting Wilbur Smith next Saturday in Yeovil in Somerset (England) when I go and pick up my copy. Hopefully I will get it signed. I'll take my camera as well, I'm not sure if we are allowed to take photos though.
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Postby Kate4Tanus » Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:26 am

that is so awesome! I am SO jealous! I'm sure it'll be awesome for ya!
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Postby Allira » Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:56 am

Hi ya all I got the book today also at Angus & Robertson here in Australia, I too saw the book on sale as I just happened past the store...ok im off to do some reading, looks like a sleepless 24 hours or so for me *giggles*
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Postby Kate4Tanus » Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:11 am

awesome! another aussie! :D

Oh I am so jealous - I have my assignment to finish tonight - but I am SO reading tomorrow!!!

That's great that you got the book too!
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Postby Matbow » Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:22 pm

Ems wrote:I'm meeting Wilbur Smith next Saturday in Yeovil in Somerset (England) when I go and pick up my copy. Hopefully I will get it signed. I'll take my camera as well, I'm not sure if we are allowed to take photos though.


Cool, make sure you take some photos and then you can post them in the album here!
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I have a copy of The Quest.....

Postby Ada » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:21 am

I received my library copy last night. :D There are 504 pages & I've calculated I have to read at least 36 pages per day to finish it in time - I can do that - I think. (It's a "2 week loan" book until April 2008!)

^Lotus, you are a much faster reader than me - I couldn't have finished it in that time.

^Lucky you Ems - How did you learn of Wilbur's visit? It's not on his Web site (or wasn't when I last looked). It is rather strange that we've received it prior to his current 'home' country (UK)!

There's no mention of any visit to Australia yet. I don't watch much TV and we don't buy newspapers very often so I'm hoping one of our Aussie members will post something on this Forum if they read somewhere that he's visiting us.

Kate, have you finished your assignments yet? How frustrating that must be knowing the book is in the house! Also, have you got school holdidays yet? Victoria has 2 weeks from 1st to 15th April.

Nefie: I'm assuming since we've not heard from you for a couple of days that you're like me and madly reading it.

Last but not least, Allira (Welcome from me too) & I hope you are enjoying reading The Quest like I am. I'm only up to page 33 but it's "so for, so good". It has a much better beginning than The Triumph of the Sun.

I hope some one is going to set up a thread for The Quest reviews with an "out of 10 poll". I haven't done one before so would probably stuff it up & also haven't got time at present.
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Postby Allira » Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:07 am

Waves hey Ada,

An on page 68, and to be honest I found the start hard to get into but am into it more now, im thinking I need to go back a step and read warlock again. This one just doesnt feel as egyptian to me yet like River god and Warlock. Ermm there are lots & lots a blushy bits in this one too *blushin*
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Re: I have a copy of The Quest.....

Postby Kate4Tanus » Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:42 am

Ada wrote:Kate, have you finished your assignments yet? How frustrating that must be knowing the book is in the house! Also, have you got school holdidays yet? Victoria has 2 weeks from 1st to 15th April.


FINALLY I HAVE! I just started it today! We just started holidays yesterday!
I am up to like page 60-something now!

lol don't be surprised if I have it done within the next 2 days :D
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Re: I have a copy of The Quest.....

Postby Ems » Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:49 pm

Ada wrote:

^Lucky you Ems - How did you learn of Wilbur's visit? It's not on his Web site (or wasn't when I last looked). It is rather strange that we've received it prior to his current 'home' country (UK)!

There's no mention of any visit to Australia yet. I don't watch much TV and we don't buy newspapers very often so I'm hoping one of our Aussie members will post something on this Forum if they read somewhere that he's visiting us.


I found out by accident, my Grandmother was looking for a book in our book shop and I was bored and got chatting to the manager about the release date of Wilbur Smith's book, he mentioned that Wilbur Smith was going to be there on Easter Saturday, my Grandmother popped in today to double check and he is going to be there, I will be taking my camera. :wink:
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Re: I have a copy of The Quest.....

Postby Kate4Tanus » Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:49 pm

Ems wrote:I found out by accident, my Grandmother was looking for a book in our book shop and I was bored and got chatting to the manager about the release date of Wilbur Smith's book, he mentioned that Wilbur Smith was going to be there on Easter Saturday, my Grandmother popped in today to double check and he is going to be there, I will be taking my camera. :wink:


Oh my goodness where is this?!
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Postby Ada » Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:31 am

It's in England Kate, and bloody hell, how lucky was Ems to find out like that. I'd be spewing if I found out later WS had been to a book shop near me and I didn't know about it. I haven't bought the hardback as previously stated elsewhere on this Forum because I collect the paperbacks. However I've now decided that if he comes to Melbourne, I'll be going to where ever he does a book signing and buy a hard back to have it signed by him. It will definitely be a "Collectors' Item" :)

How's your reading going. I'm now up to page 142 and loving it. :D It's quite different from anything else he has written and I can't wait to discuss it with every one when we've all finished it.
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