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Subject: Looking for Info - Diviner/Diviner's Key by Melanie Rawn
Date Posted: 10/15/2008 12:38 PM ET
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Hi, I am looking for information on the above book(s).  Here's what I have found so far:

I am collecting the DAW series of books, and one on the list was Diviner by Melanie Rawn (#1100 in the series, released October of 1998).  I usually cross-check titles to see if they're part of a series, or if any of the info is wrong, but this book was not listed on either fantasticfiction or on Rawn's own website.

I did a title search here on PBS.  Diviner is listed as a DAW book, but there is also one called Diviner's Key from another publisher, which I could also not find any onfo on.  There are no copies and no other info for either title. 

I checked Amazon, and both Divner and Diviner's Key are listed as "Import" books, with no image and no copies available.  I find this strange, as DAW is specifically a U.S. publisher, and Rawn is an American anyway.  My best guess is that this is an alternate title, or somehow related to one of her other books, possibly the collaborative work The Golden Key.  In any case, I am interested in any information anyone else has. 



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Date Posted: 10/15/2008 6:31 PM ET
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Matt, I checked Fantastic Fiction. Diviner's Key was supposedly published in HC in 1999. Rawn's website has it listed under collaborations and that it is forthcoming.  I don't know how often the website it updated. It could be old. Here's the link to where I found that info http://www.melanierawn.com/books.html

Date Posted: 10/15/2008 6:33 PM ET
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The only book Diviner I can find by that author has not been released yet and is a sequal to spellbinder. It seems the UK amazon made a big mistake.

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Date Posted: 10/15/2008 6:56 PM ET
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Thanks for helping...still seems petty weird to me.  Rawn's website shows Diviner's Key as being a collaboration, but it doesn't say with who.  I checked both Jennifer Roberson and Kate Elliot's websites, and both mention The Golden Key but not The Diviner's Key...which I still haven't determined is related to Diviner by itself. 

Here is a http://www.sfsite.com/~silverag/daw1001-1100.html to the only DAW list I can find...Diviner is #1100 at the very bottom of this page.  It is not an official site, and I have found several errors on it, but it's all I have.  If you click the title, it goes to Amazon, which doesn't really help.

My last resort - ebay - also proved no help.  If there is a book only 10 years old with not one single copy for sale, I feel like there's something wrong. 

I wonder if possibly the title was changed or the book was cancelled after an ISBN had been assigned and the publisher's info released.  If the book was printed, I should at least be able to find a copy somewhere.

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Date Posted: 10/15/2008 7:06 PM ET
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OK, surfing Rawn's website, there is a forum post from a moderator that says The Diviner is a forthcoming book as of June 2008, and is a sequel to The Golden Key.

This does not explain why there is a listing both here and on Amazon, as well as on the DAW list, showing a much older copyright.  I am close to convinced that Diviner was originally slated to be released in 1998 (two years after The Golden Key) but for one reason or another it was never written.  What I am curious to find out is if there was a DAW #1100 at all, and if so what is it?



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Date Posted: 10/15/2008 7:28 PM ET
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can you email DAW and ask?

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Date Posted: 10/15/2008 7:57 PM ET
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can you email DAW and ask?

Good idea.  I found an email address.  I have to say, I'm not impressed by their website...It's just a little subcategory of Penguin.

Date Posted: 10/17/2008 6:44 PM ET
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There was suppose to be three prequels to The Golden Key, one by each of the authors. The other two arent going to write thier's until Melanie Rawn writes The Diviner. It was suppose to be done along time ago, but last I heard she hasnt even started it yet. From what I've read on her fourms, she's doing two Spellbinder sequels first, then finally finishing Captal's Tower. I dont know if it will ever get written.

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Date Posted: 10/17/2008 7:52 PM ET
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Do you know if this idea has been kicking around for ten years?  It really looks like the publisher did release info on The Diviner book back in 1998. 

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Don't hold your breath for either "Diviner's Key" or "Captal's Tower".  Their imminent "release" has been "forthcoming" for years now.  I know Rawn has had problems with depression, so let us hope that Spellbinder is a positive sign of good things to come.