• Fiona McIntosh: Voyager Author of the Month

    Fiona McIntosh was born and raised in Sussex in the UK, but also spent early childhood years in West Africa. She left a PR career in London to travel and settled in Australia in 1980. She has since roamed the world working for her own travel publishing company, which she runs with her husband. She lives in Adelaide with her husband and twin sons. Her website is at www.fionamcintosh.com.

    Her latest book, The Scrivener's Tale, is a stand-alone and takes us back to the world of Morgravia from her very first series, The Quickening:

    About The Scrivener's Tale:

    In the bookshops and cafes of present-day Paris, ex-psychologist Gabe Figaret is trying to put his shattered life back together. When another doctor, Reynard, asks him to help with a delusional female patient, Gabe is reluctant... until he meets her. At first Gabe thinks the woman, Angelina, is merely terrified of Reynard, but he quickly discovers she is not quite what she seems.

    As his relationship with Angelina deepens, Gabe's life in Paris becomes increasingly unstable. He senses a presence watching and following every move he makes, and yet he finds Angelina increasingly irresistible.

    When Angelina tells Gabe he must kill her and flee to a place she calls Morgravia, he is horrified. But then Angelina shows him that the cathedral he has dreamt about since childhood is real and exists in Morgravia.

    A special 10th Anniversary edition of her first fantasy book, Myrren's Gift, will be released in December!



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Legend of the Seeker: Sword of Truth now on TV

Legend of the Seeker

Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth series has been made into a television show, airing in the US this weekend. I don’t see plans for it to air in Australia any time soon … but if you happen to be in the US well … and if not, there’s a 10-minute trailer on the website: www.legendoftheseeker.com

The first book in the Sword of Truth series is Wizard’s First Rule, and the final book (yes, finally a finished fantasy series!), which came out at the end of last year, is Confessor.


9 Responses

  1. Despite some of my personal disappoints in the series, the show makes up for it in a hot cast đŸ˜›

  2. I liked the whole series and I must say that with all the previews I have seen of this its going to be a hit. The cast of the Legend of the Seeker is very good. I think that Zed is the actor from the Mad Max film if I am not mistaken, if I am then I’ll eat my words.

  3. The cast IS good – so lets hope we get this in Oz soon. I must admit, I went off the books after a while – but they may remedy some of the things that I didn’t like in a tv series … I hope.

  4. This airs today folks. Can’t believe Nov. 1 is finally here.

    If everyone watches in the US, then that means it will reach places like Oz sooner. We will do our best.


  5. the only thing resembling the books is that they got the names right. beyond that they ruined it.

  6. Steve, would like to hear more about why you think it is ruined? Was it not an accurate depiction of the story?

  7. For one… Richard doesn’t have the Book of Counted Shadows memorized… he’s never even heard of it before! And most importantly… TRUTH is not written on the hilt! It’s engraved on the sword. How is Richard supposed to get his “truth” imprint when grasping the sword?!

  8. Yeah, from what I have seen it is a pretty poor recount of the story. Zedd is thousands of years old. Richards dad is still alive in the first episode atleast. A member of the quad survives the battle with Richard and Kahlan. How many more things are they going to get wrong, I mean, are they even going to make Richard a wizard, or send him to the palace of the prophets? Do they go to the Mud People? Tell me that isn’t an important piece of the story line.

  9. Poor adaption to the book. As said already Richard has never heard of the Book of Counted Shadows let alone memorized it. The boxes of Orden have not yet come into play although this may just be to prolong the series as a whole. Just watched the episode where he meets Denna and when he killed her his sword didn’t flash white nor was the emphasis applied in the series that you feel whilst reading the book. I am considering not watching this show anymore that’s how crap it is.

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