Long time no see! But there is news!
In case you haven't heard, Ace dropped Sarah Monette and Tor picked her up but under a different name, Katherine Addison. She has a new book coming out on April 1st (and Amazon better have it on my door step tomorrow)! Above is a link to the first four chapters. Please discuss!
The only trouble I have is pronouncing the names of the Court and some of the names of the characters. But I really like it so far. I feel so bad Maia and all the confusion he's going through. I like the way they talk, kinda reminds me of Kay Brightmore from Corambis.
If only ;_; Not in my country. They only buy books in English that are really popular (and fantasy only the usual suspects: Tolkien, Rowling, GRR Martin - basically everything that has a movie adaptation, but the rest... grmpf), so unless this one becomes a huge bestseller (which, of course, we hope for), no chance.
But I'm sure it'll get cheaper eventually and as you say, there are always gift certificates, perhaps I can get someone to give me one for Easter, instead of chocolate ;)