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Obras de Elizabeth McCoy

Gurps IOU : welcome to Illuminati University! (1995) — Autor — 123 cópias, 1 resenha
GURPS In Nomine (2000) — Autor — 42 cópias
GURPS All-Star Jam 2004 (2004) — Autor — 34 cópias, 1 resenha
Liber Castellorum: The Book of Tethers (1999) — Editor; Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Superiors 2: Pleasures of the Flesh (2000) — Editor; Contribuinte — 30 cópias
Queen of Roses (2012) 15 cópias, 1 resenha
Herb-Witch (2012) 12 cópias, 3 resenhas
Herb-Wife (2012) 9 cópias, 1 resenha
The Bear Prince (2011) 4 cópias, 1 resenha
All That Glitters (2012) 4 cópias, 1 resenha
Crucible (2014) 3 cópias
Plague (2013) 3 cópias, 1 resenha
The Legend of the Morning Star (2011) 3 cópias, 1 resenha
Royal Jelly 2 cópias
Recruiting Drive (2012) 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
Spoonfuls of Sugar (2011) 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
Wahnt (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Sweet Phantom (2011) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Sword and Sorceress VII (1990) — Contribuinte — 317 cópias, 2 resenhas
Infernal Player's Guide (1998) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
Superiors 3: Hope and Prophecy (2000) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
In Nomine Superiors: Asmodeus (2007) — Editor — 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha


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I think that if you like Tamara Pierce or Marion Zimmer Bradley you will find much to like in this book. This is the first book I have read from this author but I plan to read others.
mirihawk | outras 2 resenhas | May 21, 2020 |
It had an awesome heroine...
She knew what she was about
otkac001 | outras 2 resenhas | Jan 20, 2019 |
I'm not sure what you'd call this. A fantasy world's folktale? Myth? Anyway, “The Legend of the Morning Star” is the story of how Kiro, the servant of the sun god Alyyon, fell in love with a beautiful human girl named Kasinda and defied his master. It also tells the story of how a particular star came to be created. It's set in the same universe as McCoy's story “The Bear Prince,” which means it'd be a story characters in McCoy's Lord Alchemist series might tell each other. However, it's not necessary to have read any of that in order to enjoy this story.

I can't really say much about this except that I really enjoyed it and think it's better than the fantasy folktales/fairy tales in McCoy's The Bear Prince collection. And, unlike that collection, this story is free.

Also, although it was jarring at first, I loved that the narrator occasionally interrupted the story in order to make a few comments. It gave me a mental vision of someone talking to a Lord Alchemist series version of the Brothers Grimm.


The story ends with an “author's afterword” that confirms that, yes, this does take place in the same world as “The Bear Prince.” Also, there's a tiny “about the narrator” section that gives the story's narrator a name. I thought the narrator, Ches, was maybe in Herb-Wife, but I wasn't able to find that character. However, Kessa and Iathor did have a Wind priest at their wedding.

(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)
… (mais)
Familiar_Diversions | Dec 19, 2015 |
This takes place after the other Kintaran story I read, “Spoonfuls of Sugar.” Klarin-yal is now in command of the clanship Choosaraf, and she has a problem. Not only does the Choosaraf need more crew (which in turn means that the clan needs more members), most of the younger members of the current crew would prefer to leave and live planetside. At this point, that would destroy the clan.

Klarin-yal and her fraternal twin sister, Coli-nfaran, are able to find a few new crew members on Kintara Station, but not a Negotiator. That's when Coli-nfaran gets an idea: if their younglings were born on a ship but would prefer to live on a planet, couldn't it work the other way around? And so Coli leaves the Choosaraf in order to search Kintara for younglings that dream of living on a spaceship.

I liked this more than “Spoonfuls of Sugar,” but it was still disappointing. McCoy's greatest strength, in her novels, is her characters, and yet this story was too short for the characters to shine much. Also, Coli's strategy for finding suitable Kintarans was somewhat lacking. She basically just walked around on the planet until she stumbled into a clan, and then hoped that one of them would be interested in leaving with her.

I should mention that I still have zero familiarity with GURPS, which, according to a note in the copyright info, inspired at least parts of this story.


The story begins with a glossary and names list. Even though “Recruiting Drive” was very short, I found that I had to flip back to the glossary a couple times to check the meanings of certain words, because those meanings were not evident in the text.

There were at least two errors in the names list. First, both Ch'ichat and Neeri were listed as Coli-nfaran's mother. I thought maybe they were lesbians or that Kintaran family structures resulted in all females in the clan being younglings' mothers, but then the story mentioned that Neeri was Coli-nfaran's grandmother. Second, Coli-nfaran's grandmother's name was spelled a couple different ways, and I have no idea which one was correct. She was “Neeri” in the glossary and “Neerri” in the story.

Rating Note:

I initially gave this 2.5 stars, but I chopped off half a star because I realized that those errors really bugged me considering that this file was only 24 pages total on my Nook Simple Touch.

(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)
… (mais)
Familiar_Diversions | Dec 6, 2015 |


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