Imatge de l'autor

Ru Emerson

Autor/a de Fortress of Frost and Fire

35+ obres 2,666 Membres 18 Ressenyes 3 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Inclou aquests noms: Ru Emerson, R. Emerson, Roberta Cray

Crèdit de la imatge: Uncredited image found at planetpulp.dk

Sèrie

Obres de Ru Emerson

Fortress of Frost and Fire (1993) 465 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Calling of the Three (1990) 176 exemplars
The Princess of Flames (1986) 157 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Two in Hiding (1991) 155 exemplars, 1 ressenya
To the Haunted Mountains (The First Tale of Nadao) (1987) 142 exemplars, 1 ressenya
One Land, One Duke (1992) 137 exemplars, 1 ressenya
In the Caves of Exile (1988) 125 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Craft of Light (1993) 118 exemplars, 1 ressenya
On the Seas of Destiny (1989) 115 exemplars
The sword and the lion (1993) 110 exemplars
Spell Bound (1990) 106 exemplars
The Art of the Sword (1994) 102 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Empty Throne (1996) 93 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Huntress and the Sphinx (1997) 92 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Keep on the Borderlands (2001) 91 exemplars, 1 ressenya

Obres associades

In Celebration of Lammas Night (1996) — Col·laborador — 448 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Second Annual Collection (1987) — Col·laborador — 200 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Sisters in Fantasy 2 (1996) — Col·laborador — 186 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
The Crafters (1991) — Col·laborador — 168 exemplars
Low Port (2003) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions157 exemplars
Warrior Princesses (1998) — Col·laborador — 145 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Serve It Forth: Cooking with Anne McCaffrey (1996) — Col·laborador — 143 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Spell Singers (1988) — Col·laborador — 132 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Blessings and Curses (1992) — Col·laborador — 127 exemplars
Arabesques II (1989) — Col·laborador — 71 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Werewolves: A Collection of Original Stories (1988) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Drabble II: Double Century (1990) — Col·laborador — 26 exemplars

Etiquetat

Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
1944-12-15
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Butte, Montana, USA
Llocs de residència
Oregon, USA
Professions
novelist

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Converses

Ressenyes

Avevo messo questo libro in lista perché ero convinta facesse parte dei grandi classici del fantasy e invece proprio per niente: è uno dei tanti. A volte mi convinco delle cose come se fossi una terrapiattista antivax qualunque…

Comunque, nonostante il granchio preso sulla sua rilevanza, è stata una lettura piacevole e consona ai quaranta maledetti gradi. Il suo difetto più rilevante è stata la prima metà lentissima, durante la quale il gruppo di personaggi scappa attraverso le montagne e non succede pressoché niente se non caccia, pesca, accensioni di fuochi, raccolta di erbe, bagni nei laghi e compagnia bella.

È vero che tutto questo camminare serve a introdurre e costruire i vari personaggi e le loro reciproche relazioni, ma a Emerson non è riuscito benissimo, visto che sono abbastanza stereotipati e di parecchi continuavo a dimenticare i nomi (in particolare, c’è una coppia di gemelli che confondevo sempre, sebbene fossero anche rilevanti nella storia).

Mi è piaciuta molto, invece, l’impostazione blandamente femminista del romanzo, che va oltre il solito principessa forte che spacca culi. Emerson mette in luce tramite Ylia tutta una serie di dinamiche tossiche di potere tipiche del patriarcato senza bisogno di fare grandi discorsi, per rendere certe critiche digeribili a qualunque tipo di pubblico. Visto che ultimamente spopolano le eroine sarebbe bello vedere più impegno su questo fronte da parte di chi scrive.
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lasiepedimore | Jan 12, 2024 |
This is a decent novelization if nothing spectacular. It takes on three episodes from the television series; "Arabesque," "Masques" and "The Watcher." I was anticipating that author Ru Emerson would link these three disparate stories better into one cohesive whole but this is never done. The episodes are also taken out of the order they appeared in the show, so Emerson plays pretty fast and loose with the chronological timeline of the series. As an uber-fan this irritated me a bit, but it's something easily overlooked.

The stories of the first two episodes are very straightforward adaptations, nothing spectacular or new is brought to them that wasn't apparent in their original televised forms. I've always found "Arabesque" to be a rather dull episode, but "Masques" is always enchanting.

It's in "The Watcher" that Emerson really hits her stride. She gives the character of The Watcher some added background and motivation that aren't included in the TV show. Novelizations can sometimes come across as very dry, but Emerson is able to insert her own authorial voice to the proceedings, especially when delving into thoughts of secondary characters.

Overall a worthy effort, but there's not much new here to recommend it besides the "Watcher" segment.
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bugaboo_4 | Jan 3, 2021 |
Enjoyed; but my favorite character always dies in this series…
 
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ca.bookwyrm | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | May 18, 2020 |
Okay, it's really tropey, but I do love the arranged-marriage storyline. An overarching plot that started out very 90s "Drugs Are Bad, Mmkay?" is developing more of the nuance that I expected from the first three books in this series, although it took its sweet time. I am skeptical of the proposition that cotton is a major crop in America but slavery was never a thing, though (and making a main character the daughter of a Black indentured servant instead was...lazy).
½
 
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jen.e.moore | Jun 21, 2017 |

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Estadístiques

Obres
35
També de
12
Membres
2,666
Popularitat
#9,626
Valoració
½ 3.4
Ressenyes
18
ISBN
78
Llengües
4
Preferit
3

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