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Initial post: 18 Mar 2008 22:53:16 GMT
Last edited by the author on 18 Mar 2008 22:54:01 GMT
Quite a few of Tino's buddies have been promoting "Kingdoms!", the next book - set 10 years after "The Fates".

KGGlaub's been doing some digging too, by the looks of it. So, if "The Fates" came from "WildSong", guess where "Kingdoms" comes from?

I literally laughed out loud at this: it's from a VIDEO GAME!

Pretty much all of Kingdoms' preview has been lifted from the Sony Playstation game "God of War"

I can't wait! Better get the old PS2 warmed up

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Mar 2008 23:00:59 GMT
Last edited by the author on 18 Mar 2008 23:01:59 GMT
Flubu says:
Here's the link to the D.R. Rooney review which kgglaub (nice work, by the way!) found:

http://64.233.183.104/search?q=cache:ArePc5WFeesJ:www.amazon.co.uk/review/R3FX8OIDC51AMM

A book whose synopsis is bodged together from the publicity blurb for a computer game called God of War? That's gonna be a good one.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2008 06:42:17 GMT
Last edited by the author on 19 Mar 2008 06:43:19 GMT
D. R. Rooney says:
That post was my own info. No information on Kingdoms has been released. Get your info. straight before you try to slander Mark (not Twain) or should I call you McCrae?

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2008 07:12:26 GMT
Deborah says:
Sorry D R Rooney - it's in The Fates, at the end of the book (or haven't you read it?)

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2008 07:25:07 GMT
'fraid it YOU that needs to get your story straight, Rooney. The extract (purportedly) from Kingdoms on kgglaub's site is identical to the extract at the back of The Fates.
Come on, folks, Tino's been totally blown - The Fates looks like a copy of WildSong, Circe's Song is a self-plagiarised version of The Fates. Kingdoms is copied from a video game. Time to give up, Tino.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2008 07:29:37 GMT
Last edited by the author on 19 Mar 2008 07:34:58 GMT
D. R. Rooney says:
Circe's Song is a ABNA entrant. That was published by Create Space and is no longer available. I can understand why Tino would enter his novel under a different name. Amazon just hasn't pulled the page.

http://www.createspace.com/Customer/EStore.do;jsessionid=7EFCD6E57DB4715C2D797EF97275CE49.cspworker01?id=3333971&rewrite=true

Amazon had published all the entrants in the abna SO GET UR STORY STRAIGHT mCcRAE.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2008 07:35:32 GMT
D. R. Rooney says:
kgglaub's site is a fake site.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2008 07:47:49 GMT
Looks real to me. When I click on the link it takes me to a site!

It's pretty darned obvious it's not Tino's site - the "pipped to the post" tells us that. However, it seems to make a lot of sense.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2008 07:52:13 GMT
D. R. Rooney says:
funny, people wastin money on a book that isn't even available. Circe's Song

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2008 08:08:15 GMT
D. R. Rooney says:
Only books that made it to the semis will be listed on ABNA's site.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2008 08:31:36 GMT
Last edited by the author on 19 Mar 2008 08:34:49 GMT
Anyone can "enter" any book - doesn't give any implication whatsoever as to its quality. If it didn't make it to the semi's, it's probaby not worth crowing about.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2008 08:34:31 GMT
Which way round is it, Rooney - "No longer available" as you say in your posting here, or "This title is still being prepared for sale and should be ready soon." as it says on the site you cite?

Go to bed, Tino. You're really losing it now.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2008 08:37:40 GMT
Stig says:
Yes,obviously if it didn't make it to the semi's it's probably rubbish anyway.I shouldn't think Sony take kindly to plagiarism and they've got plenty of money to pursue it.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2008 08:43:51 GMT
Deborah says:
I've just looked at the eligibity rules for abna

"To enter, you must submit an original, unpublished, fictional, English language manuscript, as more fully described below."

Did it qualify on any of those grounds at all?

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2008 08:46:25 GMT
Deborah says:
Stig - good point. So that's Random House and Sony as well now - let alone what Amazon/abna will have to say.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2008 08:48:55 GMT
Stig says:
Well it's fictional I suppose.In every sense of the word

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2008 15:46:25 GMT
That's so funny Deborah - I don't think it does, does it! I have to say that I'm happy never to watch a soap opera again on TV, this is better than fiction!

Its a bit silly to take on Sony as well - I mean that's playing with the big boys, they don't take kindly to people treading on their toes.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2008 18:26:14 GMT
Misfit says:
I read and reviewed quite a few of the semi finalists for the ABNA contest and many of those were pretty God-awful. Very few were publishable IMO. Doesn't say much for those that didn't qualify at all.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Mar 2008 11:57:22 GMT
Deborah says:
I looked through the 836 amazon shorts but couldn't find the fates or circe's song or kingdoms, so looks as though it was nowhere near selection quality.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Mar 2008 12:18:00 GMT
Stig says:
And as that seems fairly low from what Misfit says....speaks for itself

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Mar 2008 14:23:01 GMT
Misfit says:
Don't misunderstand me everyone, there were some very very good entrants in the contest, admidst all the rest. I was actually one of the reviewers for the qualifying round and I admit to a few real stinkers in that group.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Mar 2008 14:27:34 GMT
Deborah says:
With any luck some pure gold will emerge right at the top! :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Mar 2008 09:22:46 GMT
CJ says:
This discussion is also rather key.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Mar 2008 10:23:04 GMT
Deborah says:
Avid Reader made a good point about wondering whether Amazon.com knew that Circe's Song was The Fates. Does anyone know if they've been told? (I keep wanting to type Circe's Fate - I suppose it would save time to combine the two!)

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Mar 2008 13:12:12 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Mar 2008 08:08:26 GMT
Stig says:
I think they do know now
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