The Quest - To be released April 6th 2007

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Postby wingwriter2000 » Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:37 am

The only thing bad about River God is.....uh....hmmm.....well....okay..it wasn't 1,500 pages long. I agree with the poster that said Warlock paled in comparison to River God...but truthfully, how many works don't? If you are trying to lure someone new to Smith, then River God or Bird's of Prey would be the works to recommend.

I can only hope the 'The Quest' recaptures some of the magic of RG. But, as someone said, we need to read the new work for it's own merit. If we are wanting a RG clone, I think we will all be sorely disappointed. I also hope Smith (just me I'm sure) strays a bit away form the sorcery and has Taita relying more on his ingenuity as he did in RG. That was so much more appealing to me. Alan.
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Postby Nefer » Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:55 pm

Yep, you nailed it, Alan.

I loved RG because of Taita, not his talents. Well, okay, that too... :lol:

I'm willing to tackle Quest on it's own. :)
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Postby Ada » Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:57 am

I won't be saying anything on The Quest for a long time unless I borrow it from the library (or buy the Audio/CD), as I only collect/buy WS paperbacks. (Our publisher's release date is 1st April for the book & 1st May for the CD.) Like many of you, I will also have to be careful & watch out for spoilers re the newy.
Is there going to be a race/competition to see who finishes it first? The above dates are from the publisher's site - I can't confirm the actual date the books will be in the stores - maybe they are going to be in sync.?
I know J.K. Rowling's are simultaneously released around the world but I don't think WS's are - does anyone know?
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Postby Nefer » Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:29 am

Yep, us poor Canadians have to wait till May to get the book :(
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Postby Lotus » Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:12 pm

Aussies will be waiting for The Quest until the 1st of May from what I've read.
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Postby i_heart_nefie » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:40 am

That's too long..but I am so excited!!
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Postby Intef » Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:53 am

Lotus wrote:Aussies will be waiting for The Quest until the 1st of May from what I've read.


Damn! First Zodiac gets pushed back to April now this! Ggargh!
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The Quest - released in Australia

Postby Ada » Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:30 pm

Above information is INCORRECT.

Australia IS getting THE QUEST in APRIL.

I've just (today) put myself of our local library's waiting list & am 6th on the list so will get it in the first group as they are getting in 10 copies!

Go to WS's site & check with the Aussie publishers - the dates are there!
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Postby i_heart_nefie » Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:36 am

Australia IS getting THE QUEST in APRIL.


aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!!! YAY!!!! I am so very excited! Not long to wait now!!
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Re: The Quest - released in Australia

Postby Kate4Tanus » Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:51 am

Ada wrote:Australia IS getting THE QUEST in APRIL.


YES!!!! I am so excited! Thank you for letting us know! :D
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Postby Nefer » Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:46 am

Nice to see you back Kate :)
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Postby Penitent » Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:24 am

I have mixed feelings about this series. In my opinion “River God” was close to WS finest hour and “Warlock” was one of his weakest efforts. I will definitely end up reading “The Quest” but not right away.
I will wait for your opinions too…
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Postby Kate4Tanus » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:38 pm

Nefer wrote:Nice to see you back Kate :)


It's great to be back! I am so sorry I was gone for so long!
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Postby Nefer » Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:13 pm

I agree with you Penitent. But I am anxious to read it, despite the fact that Warlock wasn't up to par.

Hope you stick around longer Kate:)
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Postby i_heart_nefie » Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:29 am

Kate!!! I have looked at the tour dates on the site and there is no Australia yet...:( We can still hope!!
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Postby Kate4Tanus » Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:36 am

i_heart_nefie wrote:Kate!!! I have looked at the tour dates on the site and there is no Australia yet...:( We can still hope!!


Fingers crossed man! Oh I so hope he comes here again!
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Postby Nefer » Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:23 pm

Again...bah, you don't deserve twice, :lol:

I want him to come to Canada for a change!!!

ETA!!!

Holy God, hes having a speaking event in Vancouver!!! In May!!!!

OMG!!!!! There is a God :mrgreen:
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Postby Kate4Tanus » Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:54 am

Nefer wrote:Again...bah, you don't deserve twice, :lol:


LOL!

Nefer wrote:Holy God, hes having a speaking event in Vancouver!!! In May!!!!

OMG!!!!! There is a God


YAY! Oh I am so happy for you!! :D :D That is awesome
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Postby Ems » Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:00 pm

Wilbur Smith is going to be in England on the 7th March. He is coming to Yeovil's Waterstones, its near where I live so I'm going. :D
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Postby Penitent » Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:11 pm

Check out Wilbur's website. They have added the cover art for some of the international editions. Looks like in Spanish the title is going to be something like "The source of the Nile"
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