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Date: 2006-07-30 03:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] furius.livejournal.com
The shiny cover art in high-def. reveals boys wearing trousers and rolled up sleeves, a most intriguing choice.

I'm in love with your Hephaistion, does this mean the book's coming to the States anytime?

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Date: 2006-07-30 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 3scoremiles-10.livejournal.com
It also has the Parthenon sitting on a Macedonian plain, but I'm getting used to it.

No idea about other off-shore releases. It would be nice, but we'll have to see how it works out. You can probably score a copy online, though.

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Date: 2006-07-30 07:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] furius.livejournal.com
I once saw a Parmenion in medieval armor on a book cover...

I shall wait patiently...for the other two in the trilogy as well :p

BTW, congratulations!

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Date: 2006-07-30 09:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 3scoremiles-10.livejournal.com
Just quietly? Yeah, I kinda think it is. ;)

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Date: 2006-07-30 04:46 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] my-cnnr.livejournal.com
11 days, 19 hours, 16 minutes and 53 seconds plus 5-7 days for shipping?!


and it *is* shiny pretty...

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Date: 2006-07-30 09:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 3scoremiles-10.livejournal.com
Erm ... I'm afraid your carefully calibrated counting down wotsit is going to be thwarted by publishing house types changing the release date by a month-ish*. No idea why.

Sorry about that.

*plus shipping.

A trilogy. Wow. Everyone has those I guess...

Date: 2006-07-30 04:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hephaestion.livejournal.com
That horrid Italian dude...
and now you have a trilogy about Alexander the Great.
Well, I'm looking forward to read it. Although, I have read it already (well sort of) - I'm VERY interested to see what changes were made.
But I hate the cover picture. My biggest pet peeve in book covers (especially historical books - but most books in general) are covers with PICTURES OF REAL PEOPLE. I hate that. I hope the one in the states will be different.
I'm happy for you Lisa.
I knew this would happen one day.
From: [identity profile] hephaestion.livejournal.com
How's Aidan and Tommy?
And for the life of me - I can't ever remember that "horrid Italian dude's" name.


ps how are YOU besides the fact you're gonna be a famous novelist? you better be getting laid . i'm a dad now you know. well. temp dad at the moment.

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Date: 2006-07-30 04:58 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] shezan.livejournal.com
Woooooo-hoooo! Terrific! Congratulations! Will the book be available in Yurrup?

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Date: 2006-07-30 09:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 3scoremiles-10.livejournal.com
Only if we can figure out how many yurrohs to charge for it. ;)

But seriously, I'm unaware of any non-Antipodean releases at this stage. I imagine I would have to be phenomenally lucky to score a European release, but we can keep our fingers crossed.

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Date: 2006-07-30 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] as-im-babbar.livejournal.com
Just, you would not believe how much I'm looking forward to this and to actually see the trilogy named... that's just bliss. I actually tried to pre-order it from Australia on-line and the bastards wouldn't let me! How do they know I live outside of "down under" without me ever getting to the payment page? I'll try again now they have the pretty art.
If necessary I have relatives who will do the purchase and shipping from yonder but explaining to them the urgency of my request might be err, embarrassing.
Keep up the good work. I'll do my best to spread the word and make you famous and RICH.

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Date: 2006-08-02 02:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 3scoremiles-10.livejournal.com
make you famous and RICH.


Come on now, the only people who get famous and rich from writing books are Stephen King, J K Rowling, or dead people who don't get to enjoy it. ;)

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Date: 2006-08-01 04:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coraldawn.livejournal.com
I love the titles - especially number 3 - shiver-inducing! And I really love the idea of Alexander's story being told from Hephaistion's POV. That is simply great news! I used to wonder why no one had done this yet. Imagine The Persian Boy time period being told from H's POV!

I like the cover art too. H looks very classically handsome! And charming! Someone who would look good in marble.

Okay, now how do we get a hold of this book in the US?

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Date: 2006-08-02 02:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 3scoremiles-10.livejournal.com
For now, my suggestion is that you click on the "buy the book" link and try one of the online stores that deliver outside of DownUnder. Failing that, wander into your local B&N or Borders (or equivalent thereof), give them the title, author name and ISBN, and see if they will order it for you from the database of books in print.

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Date: 2006-08-02 03:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coraldawn.livejournal.com
Thanks. I will try Booktopia or Shearer's (they are offering a tiny discount!) I've never ordered a book from outside the US, so this is going to be a new experience. I hope you don't mind that I posted the link to a yahoo group I belong to - I am sure people will be very interested in this book! Will you post the link in [livejournal.com profile] atgstories? Many people visit that site.

I was wondering: is the entire trilogy told from Hephaistion's POV or only The Lion's Cub? It wasn't clear from the description.

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Date: 2006-08-02 06:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 3scoremiles-10.livejournal.com
Don't want you getting the wrong idea re POV - this is not a 1st person narrative (blah blah 1st person ickycakes blah*). It is, however, Hephaistion-centric, though he is more protagonist than narrator.

And the trilogy was initially meant to be one book, but then I fed it after midnight and it split into three. So yes, the entire trilogy is Hephaistion's story as much as anything else.

*purely personal preference, feel free to ignore / disagree / give cake.

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Date: 2006-08-08 05:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-lady-revan.livejournal.com
I have been fascinated with Hephaiston since getting into more classical studies (most be a person behind the power thing on my part;). So I love that the book will be "Hephaistion-centric" (squee)

"Initially meant to be one book, but then I fed it after midnight and it split into three." lucky for us ;)

*gives cake*

Happy Dance around my living room!!!!

Date: 2006-08-02 06:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dramadream10.livejournal.com
omg I'm soooooooooooooooo happy for u I can't even explain it! Reading ur stories just keeps reminding me why I fell in love with the story of Alexander the Great!!! I think I have told everyone in London bout ur book *even some German and American friends of mine*...so u can be sure plenty of ppl will buy it here! hehe!!! Finally a book bout Alexander told from the one man who would get the story right!! yayayayayayayay Hephaistion!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If u have a book tour, plz give us the names of the places u'll be going!!!!


Date: 2006-08-08 05:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-lady-revan.livejournal.com
I'm so very excited and happy for you!
The cover looks great and the description sounds wonderful.
Can't wait to read it :)

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Date: 2006-09-29 09:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petarpan.livejournal.com
Ugh. You must be incredibly disappointed. I know I am! I really want the book. I hope you will get it published.

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Date: 2007-07-06 04:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trust-n0-1.livejournal.com
Any news about the book? I know it's almost one year later but I still hope things will work out/have worked out!!!!

alexander book

Date: 2007-07-21 12:59 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I'd like to know about the book also. I love how you handle Alexander and Hephaistion's relationship. Even though the book is being delayed have you written any more short stories involving A and H? If so, where are they posted? Thanks

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Date: 2008-03-21 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandria-47.livejournal.com
I'm a great fan of your writing. I realize why so few of your stories are left on your journal but I was wondering if they're accessible at all on this or any other site? If so, would it please be possible to read ( and re-read ) them? If so I would be so grateful, if not I certainly understand and pray diligently to all the "old gods" that your book will soon be published. Thank you!

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Date: 2009-03-16 04:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frankymole.livejournal.com
Nice to read your comments about Robin of Sherwood (especially poor forgotten Martin) - are you still about in LJ?