ambyr: pebbles arranged in a spiral on sand (nature sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy) (Pebbles)
[personal profile] ambyr
I wrote a couple Sun Sword stories for Kaleidoscope this year. I get the feeling most of you have seen them already, but just in case:

Women's Words (4605 words) by faviconambyr
Fandom: Sun Sword - Michelle West
Rating: General Audiences
Relationships: Diora en'Leonne/Valedan kai di'Leonne
Characters: Diora en'Leonne, Teyla en'Leonne, Alina di'Lamberto, Kiriel di'Ashaf, Valedan kai di'Leonne
Summary: "It is said the correspondence of Serras is beneath the interest of Tyrs."

Lessons (2418 words) by faviconambyr
Fandom: Sun Sword - Michelle West
Rating: General Audiences
Characters: Teresa di'Marano, Lissa en'Caveras
Summary: She is no longer the Serra Teresa, but the lessons of a lifetime are difficult to set aside.

And, outside of Kaleidoscope, I put together a Sun Sword fanmix:

Make Them Hear You (381 words) by faviconambyr
Fandom: Sun Sword - Michelle West
Rating: General Audiences
Characters: Diora en'Leonne
Summary: Diora's journey, from the fall to the rise of the clan Leonne. (Streaming link included.)

Reviewing canon for all this made me realize how much I'd like to do a chapter-by-chapter reread and discussion for the series. Would anyone else be interested in something like that?
boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (bird: yellow singing)
[personal profile] boundbooks
Just letting people know that there are two days left for Kaleidoscope sign-ups, and The Sun Sword is an eligible fandom! :D

Kaleidoscope: A Multimedia Fanwork Exchange

Kaleidoscope Fanwork Exchange (AO3 collection)


Kaleidoscope is a multimedia fanwork exchange hosted by [community profile] dark_agenda for rare chromatic source fandoms. It is open to all sources with chromatic characters or people and by chromatic creators, from animations to books & literature to folklore & mythology to movies to music to real people to sequential art to theater to TV shows to video games and including anime/manga/manhua/manhwa, Bollywood, C-Pop/K-Pop/J-Pop, fantaserye/telefantasya, komiks, lakorns, Nollywood, telenovela, tokusatsu and wuxia to name a few commonly known and region-specific genre terms. We welcome artworks, graphics, stories, vids and potentially other types of fanworks in English, in non-English languages or in both, particularly in English dialects and non-English languages associated with chromatic cultures.

Sign-ups are currently open until October 08, 2011 9:00:00 PM GMT-0700.
starlady: meralonne and kallandras in the wood (in a dark wood)
[personal profile] starlady
I imagine everyone is aware of this by now, but just to mention that Michelle has begun the process of making her short stories available as e-books, starting with the West novellas. This post has the cover for "Huntbrother", which will be in wide e-book release shortly. (Apparently there are plans to collect all six West novellas in paper via Lulu eventually.)

If you haven't read "Huntbrother" and are a fan of the West books, I'd encourage you to check out that story out of all of them. It contains some absolutely crucial worldbuilding information, as it follows Cynthia of Maubreche post-The Sacred Hunt (and it's good!). Of course, it being a Michelle West novella, it raises as many questions for the master plot as it answers, but.

TBC review

Jun. 15th, 2011 10:28 pm
starlady: meralonne and kallandras in the wood (in a dark wood)
[personal profile] starlady
My continually talking up the West books continues to bear sporadic fruit. [personal profile] megwrites just read The Broken Crown and has an interesting review here. She's trying to decide whether to continue the series, and welcomes spoilers, particularly re: Kiriel.

Looking back on The Sun Sword, as much as I like Valedan, that series really is all about the female characters and how awesome they are. With some Kallandras angst thrown in for good measure, amirite?

starlady: meralonne and kallandras in the wood (in a dark wood)
[personal profile] starlady
In comm business, anyone who has graphics skillz and would like to make a less generic layout for the community, please feel free; I'd be happy to show off your talents. (I have no graphics skillz whatsoever.)

And now for some Sagara West reviews around DW: 

[personal profile] wistfuljane recently read The Broken Crown and is partway through The Uncrowned King and has some very interesting thoughts on resonances between West's worldbuilding and the real world, specifically race, gender, culture, and power. (No spoilers beyond TBC, please!)

[personal profile] thistleingrey recently read Cast in Courtlight and has some criticisms of the book as urban fantasy, also quite interesting.

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