I don't check this board often, so apologies for the delayed reply.
I have a slew of interviews here: http://www.dendarii.com/interviews.html
which may answer some of your questions at greater length.
My favorites slide around from year to year, depending on my mood. The Curse of Chalion
looks as it it's going to hold up well over time. The Sharing Knife
has had a more bifurcated reader-response. The Vor Game
has a rather awkward structure.
Nothing is easy to write. They are just differently-hard.
it about Hallowed Hunt
...? Another very bifurcated-response book. Possibly making a passive-aggressive bravo my sole viewpoint character was not the optimum choice, I dunno. Ingrey was definitely the Son's boyo, though.
But yeah. After all that time writing the Miles series, which had become stuck on one character, I wanted to open up the series structure with Chalion. If I do more, I would likely go to still other characters, countries and times. I wanted that variety, for a change. TSK
is another series-structure still, one continuous story in 4 volumes.
I do re-read old works sometimes, for reference, but seldom the whole lot of them at once.
I can't say what I'll be doing next. Right now, I'm using stalled-out time to do home renovations, which have proliferated far beyond my original scheme, though an end may be in sight.
I just read the CryoBurn
galleys this past weekend (speaking of re-reading one's own work), so the book is moving slowly but steadily toward publication.
anp925 wrote:Dear Lois,
this is my first visit here, so i'd first like to say that I've read most of your books (many more than once). I don't have a question about anything specific plotwise, but there are a few things I hope you can answer. I hope it's not too much, or that these aren't the same old questions everyone asks (some will be, sorry!)
1) i have a couple of favorites among your novels. do you? are there any that you weren't as satisfied with as you would have wished? did any exceed your expectations?
2) which series has been the easiest to write?
3) the chalion series seems to be different in that each novel has a different main character (I hope that's right. i can't remember hallowed hunt actually), and are therefore much more stand-alone. is there a reason you didn't make a main character for the whole series?
4) i'm about to reread the last two miles books so that i'll remember what was going on when I get cryoburn in the fall. Did you have to do the same thing before you started writing it??
5) will you be making a new series again, or (hopefully), alternating between miles and chalion -- in what setting will your next (few) novel(s) be?