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Happy New Year and a snippet [Jan. 1st, 2009|01:26 pm]
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Happy New Year to all, with best wishes for health, joy, and peace in your life and the lives of all.

Now for that snippet from the second volume of the new group....

In the morning, clouds and snow had blown past, and a pale blue sky scoured by wind opened over them.  Kieri heard a noise in the stable yard below, and peered out his window to see the Pargunese king, stark naked, washing himself from a bucket of steaming water; the two Pargunese lords, just as bare, were doing the same.  Did they never stop proving how hardy they were?  When the king had finished, he gave a shout and ran bare as he was around the yard, and the other two ran after him, all laughing like boys.  Kieri eased the shutter closed, and shook his head. 



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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-01-01 09:22 pm (UTC)
I'm putting more of the Paks-specific stuff over on the new website and blog (the website's not all there yet, but the blog is going nicely.)


Feel free to drop in--the same snippet's there today, but so is other stuff.
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[User Picture]From: kristine_smith
2009-01-01 08:23 pm (UTC)
Wonderful! And cold!

It reminds me of a scene in THE LION IN WINTER, when Henry II gets up to wash his face--he's in his castle bedchamber--and needs to break the ice in the bowl.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-01-01 09:42 pm (UTC)
Was cold. They had a howler of a storm the night before, which only made the indoor events more...um...striking.

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[User Picture]From: jowake
2009-01-02 01:47 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year to you too Elizabeth. Hope its a good one and that the plot bombs keep coming.

The idea of breaking the ice to wash your face, isn't just confined to that era, it used to happen much more recently because people in the UK didn't have central heating and not everyone had plumbing until comparatively recent times.
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[User Picture]From: ladybraxton
2009-01-09 11:19 pm (UTC)
Happy new year to you too! (I figure it still counts as new... only 9 days in.) I love your writing, and I'm really glad I found out about your blog. I was at your Baltimore book signing- the girl who drove from New York. Anyway, I can't wait for this book. Thanks for the excerpt!
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-01-10 12:04 am (UTC)
Good to hear from you again!

More detailed updates about this particular project will be showing up at the website and blog dedicated to this particular story-universe:



The blog's up and running; the website's still under development but has some useful background information and will have more.
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[User Picture]From: ladybraxton
2009-01-12 12:02 am (UTC)
Thanks! I have Paksworld bookmarked now.
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