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Kate Daniels / Re: Magic Binds discussion
« Last post by Renegade on April 16, 2017, 08:51:30 pm »
Half way through this one again after reading the full series again from the start.  I don't know what the 10th (and sadly perhaps the last of the Kate Daniels series) will hope. But I have two hopes, that the book (if it should end up being the final one) can tie up all the loose ends and unravel all the knots created and revealed in Magic Binds, or that perhaps we can get a couple more books out of the series before Kate and Curran retire with their family and friends.

Does anyone have any thoughts on (IF YOU HAVEN'T READ MAGIC BINDS YET -- SPOILER ALERT AHEAD -- ) on the binding spell and the fact that Nimrod fled? Granted he showed briefly at the wedding, but (in my opinion) I believe that Kate has turned out much more powerful than he ever expected.  What about the Witch Oracle and Nimrod in regards to Kate and Curran's soon to be born child?
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Kate Daniels / Re: Kate Daniels optioned to Voodoo television
« Last post by Renegade on April 16, 2017, 08:44:11 pm »
I have seen that happen many times. There is a certain AMC zombie series that is kept quite close to the graphic novels and Stephen Kings tends to keep a tight reign on his literature.  It can be done.  I personally would rather see more books in the Kate Daniels series, than to see it butchered on TV the way another "urban" supernatural series (in the state of LA) was butchered.

It is difficult, but we can hope right :)
-- Renegade
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Kate Daniels / Re: Kate Daniels optioned to Voodoo television
« Last post by jewelwing on April 16, 2017, 01:07:45 pm »
Has anyone heard anything about the series being in production?  I am mostly worried about the rights being purchased and then nothing happens at all.

As to how badly a single book, or series of books, gets twisted away from the original books depends a lot on how much control the author(s) maintain over the script. 

Renegade

Very few authors can maintain any control over the scripts, because very few purchasers are willing to allow them any. They have to want the rights very, very badly, and the authors have to be very, very willing to walk away from the negotiations with no sale, before that happens. J.K. Rowling managed it, but she is kind of a special case. In most cases, the studio or other entity purchases the rights, and the author just has to hope the purchaser lives up to their verbal promises, because the author normally has no legal recourse in the written contract if the purchaser doesn't do so.
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AtA - Kate Daniels Books / Re: More Kate Daniels after book 10?
« Last post by Renegade on April 08, 2017, 12:17:26 am »
 :'(  I am only doing a reply to my message so that anyone watching would look to see my update.  I know that Ilona and Gordon are very busy so when I found an interview (or reply to a question - not sure which) on goodreads from Ilona I put the reply here.  At that time ( about 2 years ago) Ilona said that she didn't think they would take the series past 10 books. Even though this looks and sounds very grim, the full response went on to say that this was not set in stone and depended on several different factors. 

I am personally hoping and praying that enough of those factors line up in place that the series continues for at least a few more books (if not more) This is an exciting series and there are almost endless directions and story arcs that could be used and or explored (from my perspective). The series is well developed and books 8 and 9 have opened several areas to be explored without having to redo the same old same old.

My apologies if I am out of line. I am not a professional writer, only an amateur one.

Renegade
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Kate Daniels / Re: Kate Daniels optioned to Voodoo television
« Last post by Renegade on April 06, 2017, 12:13:16 pm »
Has anyone heard anything about the series being in production?  I am mostly worried about the rights being purchased and then nothing happens at all.

As to how badly a single book, or series of books, gets twisted away from the original books depends a lot on how much control the author(s) maintain over the script.  I think Netflix would do a good job, AMC, or SyFy, maybe even the CW, would also do pretty good. The "major" networks tend to drop these types of show pretty quick.

As for VooDoo TV until I saw it here I had never heard of it which to me is not a good sign for it doing well in the long run. How can I (or others who don't know about VooDoo TV) watch something if I don't even know it is out there?

Renegade
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Kate Daniels / Re: Magic Shifts Discussion
« Last post by Renegade on April 06, 2017, 11:55:38 am »

When she was fighting the one warrior that Roland sent, she was able to break the bond between Roland and the woman, however, she couldn't control the woman. From this I would guess that she cannot control Roland's people and he cannot control Julie. If it were simply the blood anyone of that bloodline would theoretically would be able to control any other member of their bloodline. Which we know doesn't work (at least up to this point in the series it has not be able to do so who knows what the future holds) Renegade

Kate also stopped at breaking the bond, and did not try and create a new one.
Kate never tried to control Adora, and wanted her to make decisions for herself.

Also remember family blood/genetics is going to be similar but not a 100% match, there is likely enough difference that it locks down to just the person performing the ritual, unless the authors say otherwise of course ;)

Yes you are correct and sorry I wasn't more clear. Before Kate broke the bond she wasn't able to control Adora (although I don't think she actually tried). But you explained it much better than I did about the DNA in the blood not being a 100% match.  Thank you!

Renegade
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Kate Daniels / Re: Magic Shifts Discussion
« Last post by sjmcc13 on April 06, 2017, 06:56:16 am »
You're right. I did mean Roland and I wonder about Hugh also. Wouldn't that be nice?  :D

When she was fighting the one warrior that Roland sent, she was able to break the bond between Roland and the woman, however, she couldn't control the woman. From this I would guess that she cannot control Roland's people and he cannot control Julie. If it were simply the blood anyone of that bloodline would theoretically would be able to control any other member of their bloodline. Which we know doesn't work (at least up to this point in the series it has not be able to do so who knows what the future holds) Renegade

Kate also stopped at breaking the bond, and did not try and create a new one.
Kate never tried to control Adora, and wanted her to make decisions for herself.

Also remember family blood/genetics is going to be similar but not a 100% match, there is likely enough difference that it locks down to just the person performing the ritual, unless the authors say otherwise of course ;)
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Kate Daniels / Re: Magic Shifts Discussion
« Last post by Renegade on April 05, 2017, 09:41:55 pm »
You're right. I did mean Roland and I wonder about Hugh also. Wouldn't that be nice?  :D

When she was fighting the one warrior that Roland sent, she was able to break the bond between Roland and the woman, however, she couldn't control the woman. From this I would guess that she cannot control Roland's people and he cannot control Julie. If it were simply the blood anyone of that bloodline would theoretically would be able to control any other member of their bloodline. Which we know doesn't work (at least up to this point in the series it has not be able to do so who knows what the future holds) Renegade
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Recommendations & Discussions / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by jewelwing on March 31, 2017, 01:19:54 pm »
I was fine with EIB, because it is kind of in a different gear than her other series. I thought the level of detail was about right for the style she chose for this series, so I didn't miss things others might have preferred seeing up closer.

Having reread SF once, I can tell you that things look more obvious on the reread than they did when I was gobbling it up the first time through.

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Hidden Legacy Series / Re: Casting
« Last post by wont on March 20, 2017, 12:42:02 pm »
He has the evil going, but not really Mad Rogan for me.
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