Re: Child of Saturn
Just wanted to pop in and say a quick hello. My name is Aarti, and I stumbled upon Edgerton's writing earlier this year and was quickly sucked in, much to my enjoyment :-)
Teresa, I just gobbled up the Green Lion trilogy these past few days! I was stuck in Houston airport limbo for a ridiculous amount of time, and got a lot of reading done. I had brought three books with me, thinking that was MORE than enough for 24 hours of travel. But that fast became about 60 hours, and so I was able to get fully through Child of Saturn. And then I came right home and read the next two in the series immediately afterwards, this weekend. I was tempted to move without pause onto the Castle of the Silver Wheel, but then Manda Scott's Dreaming the Hound came to me from the library, so I'm taking a pause.
In any case, as usual- that's more information than you need to know! Just wanted to tell you that I enjoyed the trilogy just as much, though in a completely different way, as I enjoyed the Goblin Moon duology. What fascinating, flawed characters! Half the time I couldn't decide if I liked Ceilyn, and the other half of the time, I couldn't believe I could ever doubt that he was my favorite character. He was such a well-developed and thoroughly complex character.
But I think my favorite part of the trilogy, and of your writing in general, is that you give such tantalizing bits and pieces of a HUGE world history to your readers. It is so obvious reading the books that there was a WHOLE lot that went on for quite some time before the reader ever arrived on the scene. I love that- and I think you do it so well in all your books. How do you come up with the names and the stories that you put in those little excerpts in the beginning of the chapters (if you even remember- it's been a while, I know!)? They're such yummy tastes of what I'm sure is a wonderfully lush history. And leave a reader wanting much, much more.
Anyway, just wanted to let you know that you have once again, won a big fan in me!