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Janny Wurts

Autor(a) de Daughter of the Empire

73+ Works 19,390 Membros 330 Críticas 70 Favorited

About the Author

Janny Wurts Janny Wurst began her writing career while still in high school, when she wrote several novels which she never published. After graduation and a self-financed trip to Europe, Wurts knew that she wanted to create something spectacular but needed life experiences to add a flavor of mostrar mais reality to it. While still in college, she conceived the idea for "The Wars of Light and Shadow." But she was also drawn to painting, and first achieved success as a commercial illustrator for major New York publishing houses, with the intention of using her skill to create covers for her own books. After years of working as an illustrator, Wurts sold her first novel, "Sorcerer's Legacy," in 1982. It was followed by the "Cycle of Fire" coming of age trilogy: "Stormwarden" in 1984, "Keeper of the Keys" in 1986 and "Shadowfane" in 1988. Raymond E. Feist, a fellow fantasy author, asked Wurts to co-author a series set on the Tsurani world that he had created. The resulting Empire trilogy of "Daughter of the Empire," published in 1987, "Servant of the Empire" in 1990 and "Mistress of the Empire" in 1992, was an international bestseller which placed Wurts in the spotlight and named her a true fantasy writer. The project for which she is best known is the "Wars of Light and Shadow" series, of which new stories are still being written. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Janny Wurts

Daughter of the Empire (1987) — Artista da capa, algumas edições; Autor — 3,688 exemplares
Servant of the Empire (1990) 3,113 exemplares
Mistress of the Empire (1992) — Autor — 2,991 exemplares
The Curse of the Mistwraith (1993) — also cover artist, algumas edições1,339 exemplares
Ships of Merior (1994) — also cover artist, algumas edições846 exemplares
Fugitive Prince (1997) — Artista da capa, algumas edições750 exemplares
Stormwarden (1984) — Artista da capa, algumas edições726 exemplares
Warhost of Vastmark (1995) — Artista da capa, algumas edições714 exemplares
Keeper of the Keys (1988) — Artista da capa, algumas edições567 exemplares
Grand Conspiracy (1999) — Artista da capa, algumas edições566 exemplares
Shadowfane (1988) — Artista da capa, algumas edições553 exemplares
The Master of Whitestorm (1992) — Artista da capa, algumas edições523 exemplares
To Ride Hell's Chasm (2003) — Author and Cover Artist — 513 exemplares
Peril's Gate (2001) — Artista da capa, algumas edições505 exemplares
Sorcerer's Legacy (1982) — Artista da capa, algumas edições431 exemplares
Traitor's Knot (2004) — Artista da capa, algumas edições411 exemplares
Stormed Fortress (2007) — Artista da capa, algumas edições300 exemplares
That Way Lies Camelot (1981) — Artista da capa, algumas edições299 exemplares
Initiate's Trial (2011) 184 exemplares
Cycle of Fire Trilogy (1999) 148 exemplares
Destiny’s Conflict (2017) 78 exemplares
Curse of the Mistwraith, Part 2/2 (1998) 10 exemplares
Ships of Merior, Part 1/2 (1999) 7 exemplares
Ships of Merior, Part 2/2 (1999) 6 exemplares
Sorcerer's Legacy (2018) 3 exemplares
Pán bílé bouře (1999) 2 exemplares
Wayfinder (1994) 2 exemplares
the gallant 2 exemplares
Chrám stínů 1 exemplar
Initiates Trial 1 exemplar
Shadowfaine 1 exemplar
The Decoy 1 exemplar
Decoy 1 exemplar
Triad 1 exemplar
Moebius Trip 1 exemplar
Finder's Keeper 1 exemplar
Cat Call 911 1 exemplar
The Antagonist [novelette] (1988) 1 exemplar
Double Blind [novelette] (1989) 1 exemplar
Triple-Cross [novelette] (1990) 1 exemplar
The Crash [short story] (1994) 1 exemplar
The Firefall [short story] (1994) 1 exemplar
The Snare [short story] (1994) 1 exemplar
Dreambridge [short story] (1993) 1 exemplar
Song's End [short story] (1989) 1 exemplar
The Renders [short story] (1981) 1 exemplar
No Quarter [short story] (1991) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Bug Jack Barron (1969) — Artista da capa, algumas edições748 exemplares
Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy (2004) — Contribuidor — 394 exemplares
The Blood of Ten Chiefs Vol. 1 (1986)algumas edições347 exemplares
Grails: Quests of the Dawn (1992) — Contribuidor — 234 exemplares
Tempest: All-New Tales of Valdemar (2016) — Contribuidor — 177 exemplares
Winds of Change: The Blood of Ten Chiefs Vol.3 (1989) — Contribuidor, algumas edições177 exemplares
Fantasy Gone Wrong (2006) — Contribuidor — 175 exemplares
Elemental (2006) — Contribuidor — 175 exemplares
Horse Fantastic (1991) — Contribuidor — 174 exemplares
Father to the Stars (1981) — Artista da capa, algumas edições172 exemplares
Dragons of Darkness (1981) — Ilustrador, algumas edições169 exemplares
Counter Attack (1988) — Contribuidor — 161 exemplares
Sisters in Fantasy (1995) — Contribuidor — 161 exemplares
Against the Wind (Blood of Ten Chiefs, No 4) (1990) — Autor, algumas edições143 exemplares
Elsewhere: Tales of Fantasy (1982) — Contribuidor — 143 exemplares
Pathways: All-New Tales of Valdemar (2017) — Contribuidor — 138 exemplares
Breakthrough (1989) — Contribuidor — 127 exemplares
Unfettered II: New Tales by Masters of Fantasy (2016) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
Choices: All-New Tales of Valdemar (2018) — Contribuidor — 115 exemplares
Highwaymen: Robbers and Rogues (1997) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
Total War (1990) — Autor — 100 exemplares
The Lord of Horses (1996) — Artista da capa, algumas edições97 exemplares
The Solaris Book of New Fantasy (2007) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
Crisis (1991) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
Under Cover of Darkness (2007) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
Evil Is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists (2017) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
Catopolis (2008) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #13 (1984) — Artista da capa, algumas edições61 exemplares
Flights: Extreme Visions Fantasy, Vol II (2006) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Intelligent Design (2009) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Planet in Peril (1987) — Tradutor, algumas edições35 exemplares
Fantastic Companions (2005) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Grails: Quests, Visitations and Other Occurrences (1992) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum




Shogun meets The Goblin Emperor meets young adult Feist. Not good, but enjoyable.
jd7h | 64 outras críticas | Feb 18, 2024 |
All three of these books are fantastic. Going to have to read some Wurts solo stuff!
BooksForDinner | 29 outras críticas | Feb 9, 2024 |
I really like this book but I have a quibble. This is probably the third fantasy book I have read where (trigger warning for this and suicide) infanticide occurs ( the other one is a book by Sara Douglass). It never fails to surprise me. Like, was killing the newborn baby necessary? I don't really understand the usage of this as a device. Sure, a baby isn't so much a character as much as it is a macguffin in this story, but everyone was totally down for the illegitimate baby to be the heir to the kingdom. This book is really good at balancing the romance plotline and the fantasy plotlines. The worldbuilding was genuinely interesting, and as much as I hate series, I wish there was a sequel to explain more about this world. However, in a romance there must be a HEA or happily ever after. The ending implies that the ending wouldn't be an HEA for these characters because it is not the baby that the protagonists make together. In fact, the prince explicitly states that yeah, her having a baby is cool because it is saving his life, but wouldn't it be cooler if it were in fact his baby? This story wouldn't lose much if the baby lived, but because this society has a weird hangup about legitimate heirs the baby dies and the time traveling sorcerer is totally cool with that, it is all part of the plan. It just feels like the author is saying that having a cuckoo in the nest would completely destroy the HEA because it isn't their baby, when their romance is clearly strong enough to overcome this, and would have more positive messaging if the baby had lived.… (mais)
kittyfoyle | 15 outras críticas | Jan 30, 2024 |
Ok, so I got 67% into this book and it just isn't working for me. Janny Wurts is a very good writer, I am not as convinced with Raymond Feist, but the pace dragged, and my interest was not held. The plot centers around Mara, a girl who belongs to a clan called the Acoma who suddenly finds herself its leader when her family is murdered by her enemies. Mara is a great character, in theory. She is basically a political savant. She makes plans and everybody is a piece on the chessboard. Her ultimate goal is to secure the clan of Acoma so that it can never be threatened again. The reason why I say she is a great character in theory is because as a "strong female lead" she is a bit too perfect. Her plots land her deeper into shit, but she always manages to come out alright in the end. I think the problem is lack of action. The action scenes are very compelling, but most of the book is Mara thinking about the implications of making a miniscule move on a larger political chessboard against ambiguous enemies you won't meet past the 50% mark. There is nothing Mara cares about more than the Acoma, she doesn't really have friends. She has servants, but there is no character to kind of bounce off of Mara's ridiculous exceptionalism. Between the slow pacing and political machinations that bored me to death, the setting was a little bit too close to feudal era Japan for my taste. It felt like boring fanfiction for a better anime about the Edo period. Maybe you'll like this if you like Game of Thrones. It certainly has Game of Thrones vibe, but Game of Thrones has better pacing.… (mais)
kittyfoyle | 64 outras críticas | Jan 30, 2024 |



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